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HDF Veszprém garrison

Last modified: 07 Nov 2019, submitted by: Joker

Country: Hungary   

Locale: Vezprem

Latitude: 47° 5' 2" N     Longitude: 17° 58' 5" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Vezprem - a former Soviet airbase - reconfigured and reassigned as homebase to
- 54th Veszprém Air Surveillance and Control Systems (ASACS) Regiment and Cmd Company
-- 8 dislocated subordinated stations
- Air Ops Center
- Air Traffic Ctrl Center
- Meteo Center
- Simulator & Training Center

Tasking: defending the airspace of Hungary;  surveillance of the airspace as specified by the Alliance;  ensuring lawful and flexible use of the airspace and 
tactical control of different weapon systems in the area designated by NATO

Equipment used:
 RAT-31DL long-range, 3D EW radar (stations at Bánkút, Békéscsaba and Medina)
 P-37 radar station
 ST-68U radar station
 P-18 radar station
 PRV-17 height finder radar station

Former Soviet Szentkiralyszabadja airbase (Veszprem, Szentkirály).
The only helicopter base equipped with a small special ammo storage at grid 47° 5'15"N 17°58'67"E
This was a helicopter airlift station to (re)supply former nuclear tasked Warsaw Pact units in Hungary, Soviet nuclear weapons were frequently picked up at their depots, temporarily stored at this base and then airlifted to their operational units.

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