Yemen Air Force Nations // Middle East/North Africa

OVERVIEW Immediately after the 1994 civil war, the Unified Yemen Air Force suffered a major decline in the number of combat-capable aircraft, with no more than about 50 aircraft available. Since 2003, the air force has sought to enhance its combat capability, purchasing numerous MiG fighters from Russia. Even before the more recent fighting, many remaining aircraft in the Yemeni force were not airworthy or only could fly for short periods of time. Additionally, due to a lack of trained...


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