Republic of Korea Air Force

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF; Korean: 대한민국 공군; RR: Daehanminguk Gong-gun), also known as the ROK Air Force or South Korean Air Force, is the aerial warfare service branch of South Korea, operating under the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea.

Republic of Korea Air Force
  • 대한민국 공군
  • Daehanminguk Gong-gun
Republic of Korea Air Force emblem
Founded1 October 1949; 72 years ago (1949-10-01)
Country South Korea
TypeAir force
RoleAerial warfare
Size
  • 65,000 (2020)[1]
  • 740 aircraft
Part of Republic of Korea Armed Forces
HeadquartersGyeryong
Motto(s)
  • 대한민국을 지키는 가장 높은 힘
  • "The Highest Power Defending Korea"[2]
March
  • 공군가
  • "Air Force Song"[3][4]
Mascot(s)Haneuli and Purumae
Engagements
Websitewww.airforce.mil.kr
Commanders
Commander-in-Chief President Yoon Suk-yeol
Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup
Air Force Chief of StaffGeneral Park In-ho
Insignia
Flag
Logo
Roundel
Low Visibility Roundel
Aircraft flown
Electronic
warfare
E-7A
FighterF-5E, F-4E, F-16C, F-15K, FA-50, F-35A
HelicopterBell 412, CH-47D, HH-60P, S-92, Ka-32, MD 500 Defender, Eurocopter AS332
Attack helicopterMD 500 Defender
PatrolRQ-4 Global Hawk
ReconnaissanceRC-800, Dassault Falcon 2000
TrainerF-5F, KAI KT-1, TA-50/50B, KT-100
TransportBoeing 747, Boeing 737, CASA CN-235, C-130H, C-130J
TankerKC-30A

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