The Namibian Air Force has gone through transformation since its establishment in 1994 as NDF Air Wing. The Air Force drastically grew in terms of personnel and equipment. At the formation of the Air Wing, two squadrons were established namely: VR-1 SQN and Helicopter SQN. These squadrons formed up the basic operational structure of the Air Wing.
The Air Wing was commissioned into the Namibian Air Force by His Excellency Dr. Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, the then President of the Republic of Namibia and Commander-In-Chief of the Namibian Defence Force on the 13 March 2005 with retrospect to 23 June 2002.
The mission of the Namibian Air Force is to defend the territorial air space of Namibia, ensuring that it is respected at all times, participate in land and naval operations, and render support to Civil Authorities and Civil Power in peace and war time.
Air Vice Marshal Teofilus Shaende Air Force Commander
To project air power that is on par with the best in the region.