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Last modified: 12 Mar 2019

Country: Norway   

Locale: Rygge

Latitude: 59° 22' 44" N     Longitude: 10° 47' 8" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Rygge air station hosts the Norwegian Air Force
The base has been upgraded in 2016 to accommodate large US aircraft as a part of the European Deterrence Initiative.
In order to reduce the air stations around the capital, the Norwegian government decided to deactivate Rygge air station in due course.
The 717 Sq DA-20's will be relocated at Gardermoen AS.
The 720 Sq Bell 412's will be relocated at Bardufoss AS where 720 and 339 Squadrons will be merged.

Currently based:
- 137 airwing
-- 717 sq (Falcon DA-20) SIGINT & electronic warfare
-- 720 sq (Bell 412S) helo recon/VIP flights
-- 330 sq (Seaking) SAR detachment
- GBAD airdefence sq (peacetime ops 2x NASAMS batteries)
- Home Guard Distr.Staff 01

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