1965 to present

spain 3 escuadrilla

Arma Aerea de la Armada Española

eslla 003 Gato

3 flight
Spanish Navy

3 escuadrilla Arma Aerea de la Armada Española

3 escuadrilla
Established in 1965 with 4 AB.204, callsign Bravo, to operate in the antisubmarine role from the aircraft carrier Dedalo. These helicopters were withdrawn from service in 1978. Between 1974 and 1980 they received AB.212, callsign Gato.

In 1987 they changed their main role to amphibious support to the naval infantry. On 2011, Tercera Escuadrilla reaches 86,000 flight hours.

Multipurpouse helicopter squadron. The only airwing squadron with both marine and navy pilots. Their helicopters can operate on board all spanish navy decks. Atahis squadron supports amphibious operations, maritime operations as well as both SAR and CSAR.

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Second Upgraded AB212 Delivered to Spanish Navy

Second Upgraded AB212 Delivered to Spanish Navy

29-Mar-16 - SENER, in association with INAER, delivered to the Spanish Navy the second of 7 AB212 upgraded under the life extension program which will lengthening their operational lives by at least 15 years
INAER upgraded Spanish Navy AB212 first flight

INAER upgraded Spanish Navy AB212 first flight

18-Dec-13 - Spanish Navy AB212 helicopters purchased between 1974 and 1980 are being upgraded by INAER in order to extend their operating life beyond 2025


1964-    RotaLERT

helicopter   Models

Years Models
1974-    AB212
1965/78 AB204

Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)

C/N VersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
5565 ab212asw HA.18-10: Marina 01-314. ex Z.18-10
5566 w/o 1986 ab212asw HA.18-11: Marina 01-315. ex Z.18-11. w/o 13may86
5567 ab212asw HA.18-12: Marina 01-316. ex Z.18-12. United Nations
5568 ab212asw HA.18-13: Marina 01-317. ex Z.18-13
5627 ab212asw HA.18-14: Marina 01-318. ex Z.18-14
HA.18-14: 04-08Oct15 Eslla003./01-318 at TLP 2015-3 Albacete from 14Sep-09Oct 2015 p+
HA.18-14: on board LH - Assault Carrier L-61 Juan Carlos I on the occasion of the+
5526 ab212asw HA.18-3: Marina 01-307. ex Z.18-3 003-7
5528 ab212asw HA.18-4: Marina 01-308. ex Z.18-4
HA.18-4: 26feb15 pictured sling load on Ro-Ro ship Martin Posadillo (A-04)
5561 ab212asw HA.18-5: Marina 01-309. ex Z.18-5
HA.18-5: 18dec13 picture first flight of a PEVH-AB212 upgraded by SENER / INAER
5562 ab212asw HA.18-6: Marina 01-310. ex Z.18-6
HA.18-6: - May13 3.eslla./01-310 embarked ESPS Rayo
HA.18-6: pictured at Albacete
HA.18-6: 18oct19 Cadiz naval air base
5563 ab212asw HA.18-7: Marina 01-311. ex Z.18-7
HA.18-7: aboard ESPS Numancia (F83) in Grand Harbour, Malta
HA.18-7: pictured at Cuatro Vientos, Madrid
5564 w/o 2010 ab212asw HA.18-8: Marina 01-312. ex Z.18-8; w/o 16apr10 in Haiti, 4 fatalities
5584 w/o 1982 ab212asw HA.18-9: Marina 01-313. ex Z.18-9. w/o 07jul82
5524 w/o 1978 ab212asw Z.18-1: Marina 003-5. w/o 19apr78
5525 w/o 1977 ab212asw Z.18-2: Marina 003-6. w/o 20jan77
3128 ab204as Z.8-1: Marina 003-1. w/o 31oct78. xfer spanish army ?
3133 ab204as Z.8-2: Marina 003-2. xfer spanish army
Spanish Army Aviation HA.8A-2: ex Navy Z.8-2. ex HU.8-2. Preserved: Madrid Museo Naval ?
3141 ab204as Z.8-3: Marina 003-3. xfer spanish army
3151 ab204as Z.8-4: Marina 003-4. xfer spanish army
Spanish Army Aviation HA.8-4: ex Navy Z.8-4
18 C/N found in this Organisation.

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Dates Operation
Exercise Trident Juncture 2015
2013-feb2013-may SO Combined Task Force 150

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