22 January 2013

Angola: Air Force Capable of Defending Angola's Interest - General Hanga

Luena — The National Air Force (FAN) is capable of defending the country and carrying out missions of public interest, guaranteed Monday in Luena, eastern Moxico Province, the FAN chief, gen. Francisco Lopes Afonso "Hanga".

In his intervention in the ceremony that served to commemorate the FAN foundation date (January 21), gen. Hanga said that despite the overall difficulties, the Air Force has been able to fulfil its responsibilities.

Speaking about the future, the FAN commander admitted that there are many challenges to be faced by this branch of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), with highlight on having qualified human resources, modernisation of the thinking and performance, as well as maintenance and regeneration aims with the utilisation of new means.

General Francisco Lopes "Hanga" expressed his conviction that it is in face of these challenges that the value and greatness of persons and institutions are observed.

The National Air Force (FAN)'s 37th anniversary ceremony was chaired by the Chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), general Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda.

The ceremony was attended by high ranking officers of the three FAA branches (Army, Air Force and Navy), as well as the governor of Moxico Province, João Ernesto dos Santos "Liberdade".

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