ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව

  • ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව
Our Vision
Ensuring National Security through effective employment of Air Power

Our Mission
To train, equip and deploy a professional Air Force exploiting our core competencies to undertake air operations in support of National Security
Core competencies of the Sri Lanka Air Force
Mission: Air Defence

1. Detect, identify and destroy any hostile aircraft getting airborne within Sri Lanka or any hostile aircraft that attempts to penetrate Sri Lanka airspace.

It is the SLAFs premier core competency, to detect, identify and destroy any hostile aircraft getting airborne within Sri Lanka or any hostile aircraft that attempts to penetrate Sri Lanka’s airspace. It is the role of the SLAF to ensure that the skies above our nation are not used against it by those who wish it ill.

Mission: Surveillance and Recce

2. Strategic and tactical aerospace surveillance and reconnaissance operations over Sri Lankan territory (inclusive of the EEZ).

Strategic and tactical aerospace surveillance and reconnaissance operations over Sri Lankan territory is another one of our core competencies. Sri Lanka has a land area of over 65,000 square Kilometres as well as a territorial sea of 12 Nautical Miles, a Contiguous Zone of 24 Nautical Miles and Exclusive Economic Zone of 200 Nautical Miles. It is in the national interest to ensure that these areas are not exploited by external powers and that the treasures that are held within are preserved for the benefit of the nation and its people. This requires regular vigilance, periodic routine surveillance as well as reconnaissance as called for by specific requirements. This is a task that the SLAF is geared to meet and that it fulfils with pride and commitment.

Mission: Electronic Warfare

3. Exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum for use by friendly forces and denial of its use by adversaries, through; ESM, ECM, EPM.

In the modern battlefield, information is power, and the transmission and receipt of information and the real time exchange of information between friendly forces is the key to a decisive victory. At the same time, one needs to ensure that the same capability is denied one’s enemy. This requires the exploitation of the electromagnetic spectrum for use by friendly forces and denial of its use by adversaries, through ESM, ECM, EPM. The SLAF is geared for and actively pursues its agenda in the electromagnetic spectrum, striving to dominate it for and on behalf of the nation.

Mission: Air strike

4. Precision strike capability required to defend Sri Lankan territory and territorial waters by day/night and in all weather.

An Air Force is called on to be capable of striking precisely when the situation demands, neutralizing critical centres of gravity even when it is located in close proximity to important national assets and innocent non-combatants. The SLAF’s precision strike capability is what enables it to minimize collateral damage and to ensure a h
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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන්හමුදා මූලස්ථානය තැ.පෙ. 594, කොළඹ 02, , , ශ්‍රි ලංකාව
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+94 11 244 1044