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    Portuguese Air Force


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    Portugal Acquired Refurbished Black Hawk for Firefighting, 02-Sep-22 : #BlackHawk Alabama-based Arista Aviation Services will deliver six former US Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to the Portuguese Air Force to be used mainly in firefighting missions with a 5-years of onsite maintenance and logistical support.

    Vita Rescue System Demo on FAP EH101, 11-Jul-22 : #VRS Vita Inclinata demonstrated its Vita Rescue System (VRS) on the EH101 helicopter to the 751 Squadron of the Portuguese Air Force (FAP)

    HOT BLADE 2021, 07-Jul-21 : #HOTBLADE European Defence Agency (EDA) 15th edition of the Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) Hot Blade 21 (HB21) took place in Beja, Portugal in June with the participation of 21 aircraft from Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovenia and Portugal

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    List of Units

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    Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
        Esquadra de Transporte 552 - 552 Transport Squadron ? --
        Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 711 - 711 Search and Rescue Squadron 1993 2006
        Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 - 751 Search and Rescue Squadron 1978 --
        Esquadra 752 - 752 Squadron 1978 2009

    Bases and Locations

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    Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
       Beja (BA11)Esquadra de Transporte 552 1993/   
       LajesEsquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 2009/   
       Montijo (BA6)Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751
       Porto SantoEsquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751

    Model Types

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      Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk2023
      AW AW119Kx Koala 2019
      AW EH101 122005
      SNIA SA330 Puma 1319692011
      SNIA Alouette III15619632020
      Saunders Roe Skeeter Mk.50619611961
      Saunders Roe Skeeter Mk.51419611961
      SNIA Alouette II19581976
      Sikorsky S-55 H-19419541960

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