PHOTO CREDIT: CHINA DAILY AFRICA
During the visit of Defence Minister Mebe Ngo’o to China in April, 2014, he visited Qingdao, where he received two new patrol ships at Qingdao shipyard. Both P109 and P108 patrol craft were inducted into the Cameroonian naval fleet.
The two patrol ships subsequently arrived at the Cameroonian port of Douala, that country’s economic capital, in May 2014.
Additionally and following quite swiftly on the heels of a 2013 contract for the delivery of an unspecified number of Mi-17 helicopters signed with ROSOBORONEXPORT, a photo of the Cameroon Armed Forces Chief, Lt Gen Meka Rene Claude and other senior officers taken whilst on an operational tour of the Far North, clearly shows a Mi-17 in typical Cameroon Air Force livery and with a roundel visible.
PHOTO CREDIT: SLMEDIA NEWS
So the Cameroon Air Force have operationalized the Mi-17 helicopter.