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Base Aérea De La Independencia

Last modified: 28 Jul 2010, submitted by: Joker

Country: Chile   

Locale: Rancagua

Latitude: 34° 10' 2" S     Longitude: -71° 13' 55" E

Area use / Military Branches: Army Aviation Bde


Base Aérea De La Independencia is a base serving the Army Aviation.
The base hosts the Brigada de Aviación del Ejército HQ (Army Aviation Bde) in its Liaison,Training,Transport and Assault role.
- Batallón de Helicópteros (Helo Batn) Germania (SA330 Puma/Cougar)
- Batallón de Aviones (Aircraft Batn) N°1 Independencia (Ce208B, Ce650)
- Batallón Mantenimiento y Abastecimiento de Aviación (Maintenance and repair Batn)

The brigade uses 10x Ecureuil light utility helicopters, 45x Hughes MD-530 Defender multirole helicopters, 6x Aérospatiale SA.330 Puma and 10x Cougar transport helicopters and CASA and Cessna transport aircraft. They are dispersed over various Pelotónes de Aviación (Flight Platoons) at several airbases and joint used airfields throughout Chile.

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