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Portuguese Air Force


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Hot Blade 2018 in Portugal, 08-May-18 : Portugal hosting for 4th time the European Defence Agency (EDA) helicopter exercise Hot Blade. 12th edition take place at Beja May 7-23 with Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and the Netherlands

Turbomeca to Support Portugal EH101 Fleet, 17-Jun-15 : Paris Air Show 2015 Turbomeca and Portuguese Air Force have signed at the Paris Air Show a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the RTM322-powered EH101 fleet.

Building cooperation at Hot Blade 2014, 24-Jul-14 : For the third year in a row, Portugal is hosting the Hot Blade helicopter exercise in Ovar airbase, near Porto.

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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 eh.101 122005
  SNIA SA330 Puma 1319692011
  SNIA Alouette III 1561963
  SNIA Alouette II719581976
  Sikorsky S-55 H-19419541960

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