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AIR Florennes

Last modified: 03 Apr 2019
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Country: Belgium    Region: prov. de Namur

Locale: Florennes

Latitude: 50° 13' 59" N     Longitude: 4° 37' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active

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Florennes airbase, Quartier base Jean Offenberg
- 2 Tactical wing with appx 1200 military operating F-16A in dual role
-- 1 Sq in strike; CAS and reconnaisance role
-- 350 Sq in airdefence role
-- 80 UAV Sq appx 150 military

historical:
1955-1958 operating F-84E Thunderjet
1958-1971 F-84F Thunderstreak
1962-1968 active in nuc deterrent role (former WSA at grid 5013'33"N 438'42"E and QRA at grid 5014'31"N 439'34"E)
1970-1989 Dassault Mirage V
1984-1989 USAF 485th Tactical Msl Wing operating nuc GLCM Gryphon cruisemissiles (former GAMA at grid 5013'34"N 439'1"E)
1989-2009 Tactical Leadership Programme in former USAF infrastructure



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