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    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

    Portugal Retired Alouette III, 29-Jun-20 : Portuguese Air Force retired the Alouette III helicopter after 57 years of service and 300,000 flight hours. They were replaced by the Leonardo AW119Kx Koala

    Portuguese Koalas in Search and Rescue, 11-Jun-20 : #Koala Portugal Air Force (FAP) new Koala helicopter from the Ovar airbase SAR detachment completed search and rescue mission in support of the civilian protection agency

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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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      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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