The Angolan Air Force will acquire new equipment, to safeguard its airspace, as part of the ongoing modernisation programme.

The air force will acquire airplanes, as well as air defence and radio localisation systems, to improve its control of national airspace and provide better transportation services, according to the Angop news agency.

The air force will receive all the equipment from Brazil, Russia and China by the end of 2010.

The air force will continue to receive long and medium-term staff training programmes from these countries.

As part of the modernisation programme, the air force will soon open the Cahama Aeronautic School in southern Cunene province and an air force academy.