Latitude: 68° 28' 50" N Longitude: 161° 19' 58" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
Evenes Air Station is military part or Harstad/Narvik airport.
Used by Norwegian air force http://forsvaret.no/organisasjon/luftforsvaret as a forward operating base with Quick Reaction Alert capabilities
- 133 Airwing. In the near future Evenes AS will host a detachment of F-35's http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/RNLAF_F-35_F-001_01.jpg .
The AS will have a capacity for stationing a QRA of 15 aircraft, as well as handling exercises with allied aircraft and is estimated to produce 1,600 aircraft movements per year once operational.
The government has also decided to base the new P-8 Poseidon at Evenes AS http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/US_Navy_P-8_Poseidon_taking_off_at_Perth_Airport.jpg
Evenes will also be strengthened with the establishment of NASAMS III dedicated base defence units and air defences.
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