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Luftforsvaret / Royal Norwegian Air Force - Order of Battle

TypeNo.TasksDataSquadronStation
Patrol aircraft
P-3N
Orion
2Coast Guard operationsVarious monitoring equipment, depth charges and torpedoes333
Andya
P-3C
Orion
4Maritime patrols, P-3C is a more advanced version used for maritime patrols.
Fighter aircraft
F-16
Fighting Falcon
58Air defence and anti-invasion defence
  • The Air Force has two versions of its F-16 and F-5 aircraft, A and B (two-seater).

    Norwegian F-5 and F-16 aircraft can be equipped with the following weapon systems:

    • Air-to-air missiles - AIM 120 AMRAAM (not for F-5)
    • Air-to-air missiles - Sidewinder
    • Air-to-ground missiles - CRV 7 and Penguin Mk 3 (not for F-5)
    • Air-to-ground weapon - Rockeye
    • (Cluster bomb) Conventional bombs

    • 20 mm machine guns
  • 331
    Bod
    332
    Bod
    334
    Bod

    334 Sq was closed down as Fighter aircraft squadron.

    338
    rland
    Transport aircraft
    C-130 H
    Hercules
    6Transport of personnel and/or equipmentAble to carry 92 passengers or 74 stretchers and 2 passengers335
    Gardermoen
    DA-20
    Jet Falcon
    3Transport/calibration/ EW trainingCarries 5-9 passengers717
    Gardermoen
    Training aircraft
    SAAB
    Safari
    15TrainingTwo-seater aircraftBardufoss
    Drones 718
    Bardufoss
    Helicopters
    Bell 412 SP18TransportCarries 9-13 passengers339
    Bardufoss
    720
    Gardermoen
    Sea King Mk 4312Search and rescue helicoptersCan carry up to 20 persons in emergency330
    Bod
    Banak
    rland
    Sola
    Lynx Mk 86 6Coast Guard helicoptersCan carry up to 7 persons337
    Bardufoss
    NH-90 helicopters for the new frigates334
    Sola

    334 Sq was established at Sola in 2005 as a helicopter squadron for the new frigates.



    Anti-Aircraft Forces

    TypeExplanationNo.Air Bases
    ARCS"Acquisition Radar and Control system" - 3D control radars and command, control and communication systems (C3) for all anti-aircraft systems in the Air Force27Bod and rland
    Anti-aircraft missiles
    NASAMS"Norwegian Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System." Each NASAMS battery has 3 firing units, each with 3 firing ramps. Each firing ramp has 6 AMRAAM missiles.6 batteriesBod and rland
    RB70Bofors RB70 short range missile. Each battery has 8 firing units RB70 with one RB70 weapon system and one weapon terminal each.10 batteriesBod and rland

    The principal task of the Anti-Aircraft Forces is to defend the important airports. These forces are organised in a network of anti-aircraft systems with different capabilities. Units at the most important airports are equipped with missiles with NASAMS and medium range surface-to-air missiles, short range surface-to-air missiles (RB70).




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