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Encyclopedia > Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Defence

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Luftforsvaret
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Norwegian military ranks

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. It was established as separate arm of the Norwegian armed forces on November 10, 1944. The RNoAF has a peacetime strength of about 5,850; after mobilization, the total number of personnel would be around 17,000. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Norway has mandatory military service for males (6-12 months of training) and voluntary service for females. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Army (Norwegian: Hæren) is Norways military land force. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. ... The Norwegian coast guard is a part of the Royal Norwegian Navy, but has separate vessels, many of whom are purpose-built. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Norwegian Home Guard (Norwegian: Heimevernet), is a rapid mobilization force in the Norwegian military. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks // The green part represents soldiers and the equivalent of non-commissioned officers. ... An air force, in some countries called an air army, is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article describes military mobilization. ...


The infrastructure of the RNoAF includes seven airbases (at Andøya, Bardufoss, Bodø, Gardermoen, Rygge, Sola and Ørland), two control and reporting centres (at Sørreisa and Mågerø) and two training centres (at Kjevik, Kristiansand, and at Kuhaugen, Trondheim). An Airbase, sometimes referred to as a military airport or airfield, provides basing and support of military aircraft. ... Andøya Air Station is situated in the north of Norway, near Bardufoss Air Station. ... -1... Bodø Main Air Station (IATA: BOO, ICAO: ENBO) (Norwegian: Bodø hovedflystasjon is situated just outside Bodø, Norway and is the largest air station in Norway, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. ... Gardermoen Air Station is the militarized part of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (Norways main airport) situated just north of Oslo, the capital of Norway. ... Rygge Air Station (IATA: SVG, ICAO: ENZV) (Norwegian: Rygge flystasjon) is located in the municipalities of Rygge and RÃ¥de in Østfold, Norway. ... Sola Air Station is the militarized area of Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. ... Ørland Main Air Station is situated at the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord in the municipality of Ørland, in the center of Norway. ... County Troms District Municipality NO-1925 Administrative centre Sørreisa Mayor (2003) Magnor Olsen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 253 363 km² 347 km² 0. ... MÃ¥gerø is a small peninsula just south of the Norwegian city of Tønsberg. ... Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik is situated northeast of the city. ... County District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... County District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2003-) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ...

Contents

History

Pre-war

1937-1940 Aircraft marking
1937-1940 Aircraft marking

Military flights started in 1912. The first plane, HNoMS Start, was bought with money donated by the public and piloted by an officer from the submarine HNoMS Kobben (A-1). Up until 1940 most of the aircraft belonging to the Navy and Army air forces were domestic designs or built under license agreements, the main bomber/scout aircraft of the Army air force being the Dutch-origined Fokker C.V. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A Rumpler Taube plane in flight Start was the Royal Norwegian Navys very first aeroplane. ... An officer is a member of a military, naval, or if applicable, other uniformed services who holds a position of responsibility. ... USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine Alvin in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents. ... [[LinBold textItalic text Headline text k title]]Bold textItalic textLink titlelink title Headline text Media:Example. ...


Build-up for WWII

In the late 30s, as war seemed imminent, more modern aircraft was bought from abroad, including twelve Gloster Gladiator fighters from the UK, and six Heinkel He 115. Considerable orders for aircraft were placed with U.S. companies during the months prior to the invasion of Norway on April 9, 1940. Gloster Gladiator photographed in England in 2002 The Gloster Gladiator was a biplane fighter, used by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, as well as a number of other air forces, during World War II. The aircraft had a top speed of around 414 km/h. ... The Heinkel He 115 was World War II Luftwaffe seaplane with three seats and used as a torpedo bomber and for general seaplane duties such as reconnaissance, mine laying. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The most important of the US orders were two orders for comparatively modern Curtiss P-36 Hawk monoplane fighters. The first was for 24 Hawk 75A-6 (with 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-SC3-G Twin Wasp engines), 19 of which were delivered before the invasion. Of these 19, though, none were operational when the attack came. A number were still in their shipping crates in Oslo harbour, while others stood at the Kjeller aircraft factory, flight ready, but none combat ready. Some of the Kjeller aircraft had not been fitted with machine guns, and those that had been fitted still lacked gun sights. The Curtiss P-36 Hawk, also know as Curtiss Hawk Model 75, was a U.S.-built fighter aircraft of the 1930s. ... A monoplane is an aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or triplane. ... hp, see HP (disambiguation) The horsepower (hp) is the name of several non-metric units of power. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... Kjeller is located near Lillestrøm in the municipality of Skedsmo, Norway. ... A sight is an optical device used to assist aim by guiding the eye. ...

Curtis P-36 Hawk
Curtis P-36 Hawk

The five 75A-6s that were still in the US were sent to the Little Norway training base of the exiled Royal Norwegian Air Force near Toronto. All 19 Norwegian P-36s that were captured by the German invaders were later sold by the German authorities to the Finnish Air Force, which was to use them to good effect during the Continuation War. Image File history File links Curtiss_P36. ... Image File history File links Curtiss_P36. ... Little Norway was a Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Canada during World War II. The camp was opened in November 1940, located in the bay area of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. ... The Finnish Air Force (FAF) (Finnish: Ilmavoimat) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. ... Combatants  Finland Germany  Soviet Union Commanders C.G.E. Mannerheim Kirill Meretskov Leonid Govorov Strength 530,000 Finns[1] 220,000 Germans 900,000–1,500,000[2] Casualties 58,715 dead or missing 158,000 wounded 1,500 civilian dead[3] 200,000 dead or missing 385,000 wounded...


The other order for P-36s was for 36 Hawk 75A-8 (with 1200 hp Wright R-1820-95 Cyclone 9 engines), none of which were delivered in time for the invasion. The 30 completed machines were, like the 75A-6s, diverted to Little Norway. There they were used for training Norwegian pilots until the USAAF took over the aircraft and used them under the designation P36G Wright R-1820 Cyclone The Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 was an American radial engine developed by Curtiss-Wright and widely used on 1930s through 1950s aircraft. ... USAAF recruitment poster. ...


Also ordered prior to the invasion were 24 Northrop N-3PB float planes built in on Norwegian specifications for a patrol bomber. The order was made on March 12 1940 in an effort to replace the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service's obsolete MF.11 biplane patrol aircraft. None of the type were delivered by the 9th of April and when they became operational with the 330 (Norwegian) Squadron in May 1941 they were stationed at Reykjavík, Iceland performing anti-submarine and convoy escort duties. Northrop N-3PB The Northrop N-3PB is a sleek single engine low wing float plane with a crew of three. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land on water. ... A patrol bomber, or patrol aircraft, is an airplane designed to operate for long times over water in an anti-shipping or anti-submarine role. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Northrop N3P-B, 22 GS-F, of No. ... The No. ... Location in Iceland Coordinates: , Constituency Reykjavík North Reykjavík South Government  - Mayor (Borgarstjóri) Vilhjálmur Þ. Vilhjálmsson Area  - City 274. ... Anti-submarine warfare is a term referring to warfare directed against submarines. ... A convoy is a group of vehicles traveling together for mutual support. ...

Roundel first used in 1945.
Roundel first used in 1945.

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World War II

The unequal situation led to the rapid defeat of the Norwegian air forces, even though seven Gladiators from Jagervingen (the fighter wing) defended Fornebu airport against the attacking German forces with some success - claiming two Me 110 heavy fighters, two He 111 bombers and one Junkers Ju 52 transport. Jagervingen lost two Gladiators to ground strafing while they were rearming on Fornebu and one in the air, shot down by Future Experte Helmut Lent, injuring the sergeant pilot. After the withdrawal of allied forces, the Norwegian Government gave up fighting in Norway and evacuated to Great Britain on June 10, 1940. Oslo Airport, Fornebu (IATA: FBU, ICAO: ENFB) (Norwegian: Oslo lufthavn, Fornebu) was the main airport serving Oslo, Norway before it closed in 1998. ... The Messerschmitt Bf 110 (called an M.E. One-Ten by American pilots) was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer - German for Destroyer) in the service of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Later in the war it was changed to fighter-bomber (JagdBomber-Jabo) and night fighter operations... The Heinkel He 111 was the primary Luftwaffe medium bomber during the early stages of World War II, and is perhaps the most famous symbol of the German side of the Battle of Britain. ... The Junkers Ju 52 (nicknamed Tante Ju - Auntie Ju - and Iron Annie) was a transport aircraft and bomber manufactured 1932 – 1945 by Junkers. ... Strafing (adaptation of German strafen, to punish, specifically from the World War I humorous adaptation of the German catchphrase Gott strafe England), is the practice of firing on a static target from a moving platform. ... German Night-fighter pilot. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Only aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service had the range to fly all the way from their last remaining bases in Northern Norway to the UK. Included amongst the Norwegian aircraft that reached the British Isles were four German made Heinkel He 115 seaplane bombers, six of which were bought before the war and two more were captured from the Germans during the Norwegian Campaign. One He 115 also escaped to Finland before the surrender of mainland Norway, as did three M.F. 11s; landing on Lake Salmijärvi in Petsamo. A captured Arado Ar 196 originating from the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper was also flown to Britain for testing. In norwegian: Nord-Norge meaning Northern Norway. ... German battle cruisers in a Norwegian port in June 1940 The Norwegian Campaign, lasting from 9 April to 10 June 1940, led to the first direct land confrontation between the military forces of the Allies — United Kingdom and France — against Nazi Germany in World War II. The primary reason for... Høver M.F. 11 was a three-seated, one-engined biplane, used for maritime reconnaissance, and designed in Norway by J.E. Høver and built by the Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk in Horten. ... The area of Petsamo (Pechenga in Russian) in northern Lapland, indigenously inhabited by Samis, came to Finland in 1920 and to the Soviet Union in 1944. ... The Ar 196 was a shipboard reconnaissance aircraft built by Arado starting in 1936. ... HMS Raleigh a Hawkins class cruiser around which the treaty limits for Heavy cruisers were written. ... The German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper fought as part of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was named after Admiral Ritter von Hipper, commander of the German battlecruiser squadron during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and later commander-in-chief of the German High Seas Fleet. ...


For the Army Air Service aircraft the only option for escape was Finland, where the planes would be interned but at least not fall into the hands of the Germans. In all two Fokker C.Vs and one de Havilland Tiger Moth made it across the border and onto Finnish airfields just before the capitulation of mainland Norway. All navy and army aircraft that fled to Finland were pressed into service with the Finnish Air Force. The de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth was a 1930s biplane designed by de Havilland and operated by the Royal Air Force and others as a primary trainer. ... The Finnish Air Force (FAF) (Finnish: Ilmavoimat) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. ...


The Army and Navy air services established themselves in Britain under the command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Norwegian air and ground crews operated as part of the British Royal Air Force, in both wholly Norwegian squadrons and also in other squadrons and units such as RAF Ferry Command and RAF Bomber Command. In particular, Norwegian personnel operated two squadrons of Supermarine Spitfires: RAF 132 (Norwegian) Wing consisted of No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron and RAF No. 332 (Norwegian) Squadron. Both planes and running costs were financed by the exiled Norwegian government. Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America symbol The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a grouping comprising the Chiefs of service of each major branch of the armed services in the United States armed forces. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The RAF Ferry Command had a short life, but it spawned, in part, an organisation that lasted well beyond the dark war years during which is was formed. ... Bomber Command badge RAF Bomber Command was the organisation that controlled the RAFs bomber forces. ... The Supermarine Spitfire was an iconic British single-seat fighter, which was used by the British Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during the Second World War, and into the 1950s. ... No. ... The 332nd Squadron was formed in Catterick on January 16th 1942, as Norwegian-manned Spitfires. ...


In the autumn of 1940, a Norwegian training center known as "Little Norway" was established in RCAF Station Borden outside of Toronto, Canada. Little Norway was a Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Canada during World War II. The camp was opened in November 1940, located in the bay area of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. ... Sherman tank displayed outside of Waterloo Officers Mess at CFB Borden Canadian Forces Base Borden (also CFB Borden) is a Canadian Forces Base located in Borden, Ontario. ... Toronto Waterfront as seen from the CN Tower (looking south east) Toronto Waterfront at Humber Bay The Toronto waterfront is the lakeshore of Lake Ontario in the Municipality of Toronto, Canada. ...


The Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) was established by a royal decree on November 1, 1944, thereby merging the Army and Navy air forces. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron defended London from 1941 and was the highest scoring fighter squadron in South England during the war. An Order-in-Council is a type of legislation in the United Kingdom and certain Commonwealth countries which is formally made in the name of the Queen (or the Governor-General acting on her behalf) by the Privy Council or the Executive Council the Queen-in-Council or the Governor... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ... Southern England is defined by the See of Canterbury, which is administered by the Archbishop of Canterbury and it includes the Channel Islands. ...


Up until May 8, 1945, 335 persons had lost their lives while taking part in the efforts of the RNoAF. is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Post-war air force

After the war the Spitfire remained in service with the RNoAF into the fifties.


In 1947, the Surveillance and Control Division acquired its first radar system, and around the same time the RNoAF got its first jet fighters in the form of De Havilland Vampires. A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was the second jet-engined aircraft commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War (the first being the Gloster Meteor), although it did not see combat in that conflict. ...



In 1949 Norway joined NATO, and quite soon received American aircraft through the MAP (Military Aid Program). The expansion of the Air Force happened at a very rapid pace as the Cold War progressed. Throughout the Cold War the Norwegian Air Force was only one of two NATO air forces — Turkey being the other — with a responsibility for an area with a land border with the Soviet Union, and Norwegian fighter aircraft had on average 500-600 interceptions of Soviet aircraft each year.[1] NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


In 1959, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery was integrated into the Royal Norwegian Air Force. American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ...


21st Century RNoAF

In October 2002 a tri-national detachment of 18 Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch F-16 ground attack aircraft and one Dutch KDC-10 tanker, deployed to Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan in support of ground forces in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The KC-10 Extender is an air-to-air tanker aircraft in service with the United States Air Force derived from the civilian DC-10-30 airliner. ... A tanker is an aircraft used for in-flight refuelling. ... Emblem of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, stationed at Manas Air Base Ganci Air Base is the unofficial name of Manas Air Base, a United States military installation at Manas International Airport near Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, primarily operated by the U.S. Air Force. ... Combatants United States, Poland, France, Canada, Pakistan, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines (in the Philippines theatre only), Northern Alliance, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ethiopia, Somalia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Georgia Taliban, al-Qaeda, Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah...


In 2004, 4 F-16:s participated on NATO's Baltic Air Policing operation. The three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. ...


Since February, 2006, Eight Royal Netherlands Air Force, joined by four Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16s have been supporting NATO ISAF ground troops in predominantly the southern provinces of Afghanistan. The detachment is know as the 1st Netherlands-Norwegian European Participating Forces Expeditionary Air Wing (1 NLD/NOR EEAW).[2] Logo of ISAF. Persian writing: کمک و همکاری (Komak va Hamkari) means Help and Cooperation. International Security Assistance Force (10) (ISAF) is an international military force in Afghanistan led by NATO and consisting of about 32,000 personnel from 37 nations as of October 5, 2006. ...


Future plans

The RNoAF will conduct several investments in the coming years. First the European helicopter NH-90 will be added to replace the Lynxs, but the Air Force also have an option of buying an additional 15 SAR helicopters to replace the aging Sea Kings. During a five year period the Government will also decide the future of the transport aircraft fleet, and decide which new fighter aircraft to buy in 2010. Concerning the fighter aircraft the main competition is between the European Eurofighter Typhoon and the American Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II with Saab's JAS 39 Gripen still not being ruled out. The NHI NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... SAR may stand for: (in pharmacology and computational chemistry) structure-activity relationship In plant disease resistance Systemic acquired resistance Salanter Akiba Riverdale, a modern Orthodox yeshiva in Riverdale, New York Saudi riyal (ISO 4217 currency code SAR) Search and rescue IPCC Second Assessment Report Segmentation and Reassembly of data packets... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “EF2000” redirects here. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, stealth-capable military strike fighter, a multi-role aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air-to-air combat. ... For other uses, see Saab (disambiguation). ... The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ...


Organisation

The RNoAF is organized in six Air Wings. These are divided into a total of nine squadrons of planes as well as two anti aircraft units.


Bodø Main Air Station Bodø Main Air Station (IATA: BOO, ICAO: ENBO) (Norwegian: Bodø hovedflystasjon is situated just outside Bodø, Norway and is the largest air station in Norway, operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. ...

Ørland Main Air Station The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... NASAMS - Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System - is a distributed and netted medium range Air and Missile Defense system. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... Banak Air Station (Norwegian: Banak Flystasjon) (IATA: LKL, ICAO: ENNA) is located in Porsanger in Finnmark, Norway. ... Lakselv Airport, Banak is owned and operated by Avinor. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... Ørland Main Air Station is situated at the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord in the municipality of Ørland, in the center of Norway. ...

  • 138. Air Wing
    • Squadron 338 (F-16A MLU, NRF - NATO Reaction Force)
    • GBAD Battalion (NASAMS batteries)
    • Mobile Base-set (IRF support)
  • Squadron 330 (Detachment) (Sea King, rescue)
  • NATO Airborne Early Warning Force - Forward Operating Location (E-3A Sentry)

Andøya Air Station The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ... rolling out of the Boeing factory in the 1970s A Sentry AEW1 of the RAF takes off USAF E-3 Sentry prepared for flight at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Canada The NATO E-3s have the Coat of arms of Luxembourg and the registration LX on the tail. ... Andøya Air Station is situated in the north of Norway, near Bardufoss Air Station. ...

  • 133. Air Wing
    • Squadron 333 (P-3C, P-3N, ASW/multirole)

Bardufoss Air Station The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of numerous militaries around the world, used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ... The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of numerous militaries around the world, used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ... -1...

  • 139. Air Wing
    • Squadron 337 (Lynx/NH-90, Coast Guard)
    • Squadron 339 (Bell 412 SP, transport)
    • Squadron 718 (UAV/UACV)
    • Royal Norwegian Air Force Flight Training School (Saab Safari, flight training)

Gardermoen Air Station The Westland Lynx is a helicopter designed by Westland and built at Westlands factory in Yeovil, first flying on 21 March 1971 as the Westland WG.13. ... The NHI NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... It has been suggested that CH-146 Griffon be merged into this article or section. ... Saab MFI-15 Safari, also known as the Saab MFI-17 Supporter, is a trainer aircraft which is used by several air forces. ... Gardermoen Air Station is the militarized part of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (Norways main airport) situated just north of Oslo, the capital of Norway. ...

  • 135. Air Wing
    • Squadron 335 (C-130H, transport)

Rygge Air Station The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... Rygge Air Station (IATA: SVG, ICAO: ENZV) (Norwegian: Rygge flystasjon) is located in the municipalities of Rygge and RÃ¥de in Østfold, Norway. ...

  • 137. Air Wing
    • Squadron 717 (DA-20, electronic warfare)
    • Squadron 720 (Bell 412 SP, special forces transport)
    • Squadron 330 (Detachment) (Sea King, rescue)
    • Squadron 336 (not part of the operational force) (Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter, missile testing)

Sola Air Station The Falcon is a family of business jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation. ... // Electronic warfare (EW) is the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to effectively deny the use of this phenomena by an adversary, while optimizing its use by friendly forces. ... It has been suggested that CH-146 Griffon be merged into this article or section. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) is a low cost entry level supersonic fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the United States, beginning in 1962. ... Sola Air Station is the militarized area of Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. ...

The NHI NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... No. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ...

Aircraft inventory

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service Notes
Bell 412 Flag of the United States United States Utility helicopter 412SP 12 [3]
Canadair CF-5 Flag of Canada Canada Fighter-bomber 25 Not part of the operational force
Dassault Falcon 20 Flag of France France Electronic warfare
VIP
Falcon 20 2
1
EW planes named Hugin and Munin[4]
C-130 Hercules Flag of the United States United States Transport C-130H 6 Named Odin, Tor, Frøy, Balder, Ty and Brage.[5] To be replaced by four C-130Js by 2010, starting 2008.[6]
Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon Flag of the United States United States Fighter F-16AM/BM 57 All have received a midlife update[7]
Lockheed P-3 Orion Flag of the United States United States Maritime surveillance Total
P-3C Update III
P-3N
6
4
2
[8][9]
NH-90 Flag of Europe European Union Utility helicopter NH-90 NFH 14 To be delivered. 6 ASW and 8 going to the Coast Guard.[10]
SAAB Safari Flag of Sweden Sweden Basic training 16 [11]
Westland Lynx Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom SAR helicopter 6 To be replaced by NH-90
Westland Sea King Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom SAR helicopter Sea King Mk.43 12

It has been suggested that CH-146 Griffon be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The CF-5 (officially designated the CF-116 Freedom Fighter) was the Canadair licensed-built version of the American Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter aircraft primarily for the Canadian Forces. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dassault Falcon 20s at RIAT 2005. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multi-role jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics in the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a patrol aircraft of the United States military used primarily for anti-submarine warfare. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The NHI NH90 is a twin-engine, ten-ton multi-role helicopter manufactured by NHIndustries, a company established by Agusta, Eurocopter and Stork Fokker Aerospace. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Anti-submarine warfare is a term referring to warfare directed against submarines. ... Saab MFI-15 Safari, also known as the Saab MFI-17 Supporter, is a trainer aircraft which is used by several air forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Westland Lynx is a helicopter designed by Westland and built at Westlands factory in Yeovil, first flying on 21 March 1971 as the Westland WG.13. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea...

Gallery

See also

This is a list of air forces, sorted alphabetically by country, followed by a list of former countries air forces. ... Gloster Gladiator in Norwegian colours on the ground in England 10 July 2005 The Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service main aircraft in 1940 - the Høver M.F.11 Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service Northrop N-3PB in flight over the North Atlantic Ocean. ...

External links and references

  1. ^ The Norwegian Air Force chief's address to Oslo Military Society in 2004
  2. ^ Dutch MoD on the 1 NLD/NOR EEAW
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  7. ^ Forsvarsnett: The Royal Norwegian Air Force. Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
  8. ^ [5]
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  10. ^ [7]
  11. ^ [8]
  • Norwegian Defense 2005 - Facts from the Ministry of Defense
  • History of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (Norwegian)
  • Norwegian Aviation Museum

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