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AIR Rovaniemi

Last modified: 17 Mar 2019

Country: Finland   

Latitude: 66° 34' 0" N     Longitude: 25° 49' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Rovaniemi air station is the Finnish airforce part of civil Rovaniemi airport is hosting:

Air Force
- Lapland Air Cmd An air defence wing monitoring Finlands airspace by means of radar and airdefence fighters. LAC is based near the Arctic Circle and also controls radarstations and units elsewhere in the Provinces of Oulu and Lapland.
-- 11 Airdefence Sq with FA-18/C Hornet
-- LSO Flight with Valmet Vinka, PC-12NG, Valmet L-90TP Redigo
-- Sector Ops Center operating KEVA, KAVA and GM403 systems (see Kuopio for photos)
-- Supporting units

- Jaeger Brigade (SEE GRND Sodankylä)
-- Lapland Air Defence Battalion with a Jaeger Company, an Airdefence Battery and a Support Company
This uit operates the Crotale airdefence system and ZU-23-2 automatic artillery

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