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AIR Chania /Souda

Last modified: 13 Feb 2019
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Country: Greece    Region: Crete

Locale: Chania

Latitude: 35° 32' 4" N     Longitude: 24° 10' 25" E

Area use / Military Branches: 115 CW; 25 GMS

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Chania - Souda airfield; military part of the airport.
This used to be one of the former USAF special ammo storages (1962-1975). Former QRA location (2 shelters inside double fence) lat grid: 3531'24"N 24 9'44"E. At that time the base operated 2 (nuc tasked) strike squadrons: 340 Attack Mira with 18x F-84F Thunderstreak and later A-7H Corsair 2 and 345 Attack Mira with 18x F-84F Thunderstreak and later A-7H Corsair 2 and 5x TA-7H

Currently homebase of the 115 Combat Wing consisting of:
-- 340 "Fox" Sq (Strike) operating F-16D/D block 52s
-- 343 "Star" Sq (Air Defence) operating F-16C/D block 52s

Also home to
-- 25th Guided Missile Sq (nearby site at Perivolaki) operating: S-300 PMU1, Crotale NG/GR, TOR M1

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