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Spanish Air Force
(Ejército del Aire de España)
21,606 (plus 6,006 civilian; 27,612 in total)

The Spanish Air Force is organised in 3 commands - General Air Command, Combat Air Command and Canary Islands Air Command

Flying hours 120 hrs/year on hel/tpt ac; 180 hrs/year on FGA/ftr

 

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

incl Air Defence
 
AIRCRAFT229 combat capable. Total 542 Aircrafts.

Air Defence (Interceptor) 2 sqn with 22 Ftr ac:

22 EF2000 Typhoon Tranche 1 C.16 (+53 Typhoon on order);
Operational Conversion Unit 1 sqn with 14 OCU ac:
14 EF2000(T) Typhoon Tranche 1 CE.16

Air Defence (Interceptor) 3 sqn with 70 Ftr ac:

8 Mirage F-1M;
17 Mirage F-1EE;
10 Mirage F-1EDA;
28 Mirage F-1CE;
4 Mirage F-1C;
3 Mirage F-1BE;

Fighter Ground Attack 5 sqns with 88 FGA ac(67 being given MLU)

77 MDC EF/A-18A (F/A-18A) Hornet;
11 MDC TEF/A-18B (F/A-18B) Hornet
 
Operational Conversion Unit 1 sqn with OCU ac:
EF-18A (F/A-18A)/ EF-18B (F/A-18B) Hornet
 
Fighter Ground Bomber 2 sqn with Lead-in trg ac:
22 CASA SF-5B Freedom Fighter (lead-in ftr trg)

Reconnaissance 6 Recce ac:

2 Cessna 550 Citation V;
4 CASA C-212AA1(Photo Survey);
 
Maritime patrol 1 sqn with 13 MP ac:
2 P-3A Orion*;
5 P-3B Orion* (MR);
 
Electronic Warfare 3 sqn with 3 EW ac:
4 Falcon; 20 (2 EW, 2 NAVAID);
1 CASA C-212-200DE1 (ECM/EW) ;

Air-to-Air Refueling & Electronic Warfare 1 sqn with 4EW/Tkr ac:

4 B-707 (incl EW & tkr);

Air-to-Air Refueling & Heavy Transport 1 sqn with 3 Tkr/tpt ac:

1 A-310;
2 Boeing 707;

Air-to-Air Refueling 1 sqn with 5 Tpt ac:

5 KC-130H Hercules
Search and Rescue 4 sqn with SAR ac:
1 sqn with 3 F-27 Friendship (SAR); HU-21 (AS-332) Super Puma;
1 sqn with 6 CN-235 maritime surv/SAR;
1 sqn with 5 CASA C- 212AV1 Aviocar; HU- 21 (AS-332) Super Puma;
1 sqn with 2 CASAC-212P Aviocar, AS-330 (SA-330) Puma

Transport 6 sqn with 71 Tpt ac:

1 sqn with 14 CN- 235 (12 tpt, 2 VIP);
1 sqn with 6 C-130H Hercules; 1C-130H-30 Hercules;
1 sqn with 37 CASA C-212 Aviocar (10 C-212A1; 9 C-212AA1; 10 C-212AB1; 4 C-212E ; 6 C-212-200S1);
1 sqn with 7 CASA C-295 (9 on order to replace some CASA 212);
1 sqn with 1 A-310; 5 Falcon 900 (VIP);
1 sqn with 1 Beechcraft C90 King Air (VIP), HU-21 (AS-332) Super Puma;
 
Support &Firefighting 1 sqn with 16 Spt ac:
15 Canadair CL-215;
1 Canadair CL-415

Training 11 sqns with 139 Trgac:

2 sqn with 74 CASA C-101B/ B1 Aviojet;
1 sqn with 6 CASA C-212B1 Aviocar;
1 sqn with 22 Beech F-33C Bonanza (trg);
1 sqn with 37 E-26 (T-35) Pillan
 
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HELICOPTER No combat capable. Total 44 Helicopters.

 
Support 17 Spt hel:
5 AS-330 (SA-330) Puma;
12 HU-21 (AS-332) Super Puma

Utility23 Utl hel:

15 EC-120 Colibri;
2 AS-532 (VIP);
6 S-76C (VIP)

Training4 Trg hel:

2 sqn with EC-120 Colibri;
2 S-76C;

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Air Force Air Defence Systems

AD •
 
SAM Mistral; R-530
TOWED Skyguard/Aspide
 
MISSILES

AAM AIM-120B/C AMRAAM; AIM-9L/ AIM-9M/ AIM- 9N/ AIM-9P Sidewinder; AIM-7F/M Sparrow, R-530

ARM AGM-88A HARM;
ASM AGM-65A/G Maverick; AGM-84C/D Harpoon; Taurus KEPD 350
 
BOMBS

Conventional: Mk 82; Mk 83; Mk 84; BLU-109; BPG-2000; BR-250; BR-500; BME-330B/AP; CBU-100 (anti-tank)

Laser-guided: GBU-10/16 Paveway II; GBU-24 Paveway III

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FACILITIES

 
General Air Command (Torrejon) 3 Wg
 
3 sqn with Spt ac/hel:
1 sqn with CASA 212 Aviocar; Cessna 550 Citation V;
1 sqn with Canadair CL-215/CL-415;

1 sqn with CASA 212 Aviocar; HU-21 (AS-332) Super Puma (SAR)

 
4 sqn with Tpt ac/hel:
1 sqn with A-310; B-707 (tkr/tpt);
1 sqn with HU- 21 (AS-332) Super Puma (tpt);
1 sqn with Falcon 900;
1sqn with A-310, Beechcraft C90 King Air
 
3 sqn with Trg ac:
1 sqn with CASA C-101 Aviojet;
1 sqn with E-24 (Beech F-33) Bonanza;
1 sqn with CASA 212 Aviocar
 
 
Combat Air Command (Torrejon) 6 Wg
 
10 sqn with Ftr
1 sqn with Typhoon;
7 sqn with EF-18 (F/A-18) Hornet;
2 sqn with F-1CE (F-1C)/ F-1BE (F-1B) Mirage
 
1 sqn with Spt ac/hel:
1 sqn with CASA C-212 Aviocar; AS-330 (SA-330) Puma;
1 sqn with B-707, CASA C-212 Aviocar, Falcon 20 (EW)
 
1 sqn with MR ac:
P-3A/P-3B Orion
 
5 sqn with Tpt ac:
1 sqn with CASA C-212 Aviocar;

1 sqn with KC-130H Hercules (tkr/tpt); C-130H Hercules;

2 sqn with CN-235;
1 sqn with CASA C-295;
1 sqn with B-707 (tkr/tpt)
 
3 sqn with OCU ac:
1 sqn with EF-18 (F/A-18) Hornet Lead-in trg
2 sqn with F-5B Freedom Fighter

 
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   Spain AF News:

Successful ESA-EDA flight demonstration on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

• Successful ESA-EDA flight demonstration on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems  (4/26/2013)

C295 demonstrates release of Marte missile

• C295 demonstrates release of Marte missile  (4/15/2013)

Spain, Norway Axe Joint Satellite Program

• Spain, Norway Axe Joint Satellite Program  (9/27/2012)


• Airbus C295 Wins Spanish Civil Certification  (7/13/2012)

• Crash Of C-101 In Spain Kills 2 Pilots  (4/26/2012)

• Thales Offers Spanish UAV for Coastal Surveillance  (2/10/2012)

• Spanish Navy to extend life of AB212 fleet
 (1/12/2012)

• Eurofighter delivers to the Spanish Air Force the Typhoon nr. 300
 (10/18/2011)

• Spanish Maritime Safety Agency orders a Eurocopter EC225 helicopter
 (9/14/2011)

• Spanish Maritime Safety Agency orders a Eurocopter EC225 helicopter
 (9/14/2011)

• IPA4 Eurofighter logs 500 flight hours
 (2/11/2011)


 

 



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