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The Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
(RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. It was established as a separate arm of the Norwegian armed forces on 10 November 1944. The RNoAF's peacetime establishment is approximately 1,430 employees (officers, enlisted staff and civilians). 600 personnel also serve their draft period in the RNoAF. After mobilization the RNoAF would consist of approximately 5,500 personnel. The infrastructure of the RNoAF includes seven airbases (at Andøya, Bardufoss, Bodø, Gardermoen, Rygge, Sola and Ørland), two control and reporting centres (at Sørreisa
Sørreisa
and Mågerø) and two training centres at Persaunet (no) in Trondheim
Trondheim
and at KNM Harald Haarfagre/Madlaleiren in Stavanger.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Conception 1.2 World War II

1.2.1 Build-up for World War II 1.2.2 Escape and exile

1.3 Post-war air force

2 21st century RNoAF 3 2010s 4 Plans 5 Organization 6 Aircraft

6.1 Current inventory 6.2 Retired

7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Conception[edit] Military flights started on 1 June 1912. The first plane, HNoMS Start, was bought with money donated by the public and piloted by Hans Dons, second in command of Norway's first submarine HNoMS Kobben (A-1).[3] Until 1940 most of the aircraft belonging to the Navy and Army
Army
air forces were domestic designs or built under license agreements, the main bomber/scout aircraft of the Army
Army
air force being the Dutch-origined Fokker C.V.

Military of Norway

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World War II[edit] Build-up for World War II[edit]

Gloster Gladiator
Gloster Gladiator
423 in 1938–1940

Before 1944 the Air Force were divided into the Norwegian Army
Norwegian Army
Air Service (Hærens Flyvevaaben) and the Royal Norwegian Navy
Royal Norwegian Navy
Air Service (Marinens Flyvevaaben). In the late 1930s, as war seemed imminent, more modern aircraft was bought from abroad, including twelve Gloster Gladiator
Gloster Gladiator
fighters from the UK, and six Heinkel He 115s from Germany. Considerable orders for aircraft were placed with United States
United States
companies during the months prior to the invasion of Norway
Norway
on 9 April 1940. The most important of the US orders were two orders for comparatively modern Curtiss P-36 Hawk
P-36 Hawk
monoplane fighters. The first was for 24 Hawk 75A-6 (with 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-SC3-G Twin Wasp engines), 19 of which were delivered before the invasion. Of these 19, though, none were operational when the attack came. A number were still in their shipping crates in Oslo harbour, while others stood at the Kjeller aircraft factory, flight ready, but none combat ready. Some of the Kjeller aircraft had not been fitted with machine guns, and those that had been fitted still lacked gun sights. The ship with the last five 75A-6s that were bound for Norway
Norway
was diverted to the United Kingdom, where they were taken over by Royal Air Force (RAF). All 19 Norwegian P-36s that were captured by the German invaders were later sold by the German authorities to the Finnish Air Force, which was to use them to good effect during the Continuation War. The other order for P-36s was for 36 Hawk 75A-8 (with 1200 hp Wright R-1820-95 Cyclone 9 engines), none of which were delivered in time for the invasion, but were delivered to "Little Norway" near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There they were used for training Norwegian pilots until the USAAF
USAAF
took over the aircraft and used them under the designation P36G. Also ordered prior to the invasion were 24 Northrop N-3PB
Northrop N-3PB
float planes built in on Norwegian specifications for a patrol bomber. The order was made on 12 March 1940 in an effort to replace the Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service's obsolete MF.11 biplane patrol aircraft. None of the type were delivered by 9 April and when they became operational with the 330 (Norwegian) Squadron in May 1941 they were stationed at Reykjavík, Iceland
Iceland
performing anti-submarine and convoy escort duties.

1937–1940 aircraft marking

Escape and exile[edit] The unequal situation led to the rapid defeat of the Norwegian air forces, even though seven Gladiators from Jagevingen (the fighter wing) defended Fornebu airport against the attacking German forces with some success – claiming two Me 110 heavy fighters, two He 111 bombers and one Junkers Ju 52
Junkers Ju 52
transport. Jagevingen lost two Gladiators to ground strafing while they were rearming on Fornebu and one in the air, shot down by Future Experte Helmut Lent, injuring the sergeant pilot. After the withdrawal of allied forces, the Norwegian Government ceased fighting in Norway
Norway
and evacuated to the United Kingdom on 10 June 1940.

DH.82A Tiger Moth in Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
markings

Only aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Navy
Royal Norwegian Navy
Air Service had the range to fly all the way from their last remaining bases in Northern Norway
Norway
to the UK. Included amongst the Norwegian aircraft that reached the British Isles were four German-made Heinkel He 115
Heinkel He 115
seaplane bombers, six of which were bought before the war and two more were captured from the Germans during the Norwegian Campaign. One He 115 also escaped to Finland before the surrender of mainland Norway, as did three M.F. 11s; landing on Lake Salmijärvi in Petsamo. A captured Arado Ar 196
Arado Ar 196
originating from the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper was also flown to Britain for testing. For the Norwegian Army
Norwegian Army
Air Service aircraft the only option for escape was Finland, where the planes would be interned but at least not fall into the hands of the Germans. In all two Fokker C.V.s and one de Havilland Tiger Moth made it across the border and onto Finnish airfields just before the capitulation of mainland Norway. All navy and army aircraft that fled to Finland were pressed into service with the Finnish Air Force,[4] while most of the aircrew eventually ended up in "Little Norway". The Army
Army
and Navy air services established themselves in Britain under the command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Norwegian air and ground crews operated as part of the British Royal Air Force, in both wholly Norwegian squadrons and also in other squadrons and units such as RAF Ferry Command and RAF Bomber Command. In particular, Norwegian personnel operated two squadrons of Supermarine Spitfires: RAF 132 (Norwegian) Wing consisted of No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron and RAF No. 332 (Norwegian) Squadron. Both planes and running costs were financed by the exiled Norwegian government. In the autumn of 1940, a Norwegian training centre known as "Little Norway" was established next to Toronto Island Airport, Canada. The Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
(RNoAF) was established by a royal decree on 1 November 1944, thereby merging the Army
Army
and Navy air forces. No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron defended London from 1941 and was the highest scoring fighter squadron in South England
South England
during the war. Up until 8 May 1945, 335 persons had lost their lives while taking part in the efforts of the RNoAF. Post-war air force[edit]

Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
Spitfire

After the war the Spitfire remained in service with the RNoAF into the fifties. In 1947, the Surveillance and Control Division acquired its first radar system, and around the same time the RNoAF got its first jet fighters in the form of de Havilland Vampires. In 1949 Norway
Norway
co-founded NATO, and soon afterwards received American aircraft through the MAP (Military Aid Program). The expansion of the Air Force happened at a very rapid pace as the Cold War
Cold War
progressed. Throughout the Cold War
Cold War
the Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
was only one of two NATO
NATO
air forces — Turkey
Turkey
being the other — with a responsibility for an area with a land border with the Soviet Union, and Norwegian fighter aircraft had on average 500–600 interceptions of Soviet aircraft each year.[5] In 1959, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery was integrated into the Royal Norwegian Air Force. In 1999, Norway
Norway
participated with a number of F-16s during operation 'Allied Force',[6] 21st century RNoAF[edit] In October 2002, a tri-national force of 18 Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch F-16
F-16
fighter-bombers, with one Dutch Air Force
Dutch Air Force
KC-10A tanker, flew to the Manas Air Base
Manas Air Base
in Kyrgyzstan, to support the NATO
NATO
ground forces in Afghanistan
Afghanistan
as a part of the Operation Enduring Freedom. One of the missions was Operation Desert Lion.[7] In 2004, four F-16s participated on NATO's Baltic Air Policing operation. Since February, 2006, eight Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Netherlands Air Force
F-16s, joined by four Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
F-16s, have been supporting NATO International Security Assistance Force
International Security Assistance Force
ground troops mostly in the southern provinces of Afghanistan. The air detachment is known as the 1st Netherlands-Norwegian European Participating Forces Expeditionary Air Wing (1 NLD/NOR EEAW).[8] 2010s[edit] Libyan no-fly zone : – In a statement, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre condemned the violence against "peaceful protesters in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen", saying the protests "are an expression of the people’s desire for more participatory democracy. The authorities must respect fundamental human rights such as political, economic and social rights. It is now vital that all parties do their utmost to foster peaceful dialogue on reforms.".[9] On 19 March 2011 the Norwegian government authorized The Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
to head for Libya
Libya
and prepare for missions there. Norway
Norway
has approved six General Dynamics F-16
F-16
Fighting Falcon fighters and necessary personnel. These fighters will head for Greece
Greece
on 21 March and operate from the Souda Air Base in Souda Bay
Souda Bay
on Crete
Crete
.[10] On 24 March 2011, F-16s from the Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
was assigned to the United States Africa Command and the Operation Odyssey Dawn. A number of Norwegian F-16s took off from their base in Greece
Greece
for their first mission over Libya.[11][12] On 25 March 2011, 3 laserguided bombs were launched from 2 F-16s of the Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
against Libyan tanks and during the night towards 26 March an airfield was bombed. Equipment also deployed to Operation Unified Protector
Operation Unified Protector
on 26 March 2011.[13][14] By July 2011 the Norwegian F-16's had dropped close to 600 bombs, some 17% of the total bombs dropped at that time.[15][16][17] It was Norwegian F-16s that on the night towards 26 April, bombed Gaddafis headquarter in Tripoli[16][18][19][20] From September to December 2011, the Air Force contributed personnel and one P-3 Orion
P-3 Orion
to Operation Ocean Shield. Operating from the Seychelles, the aircraft searched for pirates in the Somali Basin.[21][22] In April 2016 the life of a patient, at the hospital in Bodø, was saved when specialised medical equipment was ferried halfway across Norway, in less than half an hour, by an Air Force F-16
F-16
jet from Værnes Air Station.[23] On 13 April one of two F-16s participating in an air-to-ground training mission, mistakenly attacked one of the control towers at the range. Three officers, who were inside the tower at the time, said they did not have time to react. An investigation was launched.[24] Plans[edit] The RNoAF will conduct several investments in the coming years. First the European helicopter NH-90 will be introduced to replace the Lynx helicopters as a ship-borne helicopter, the Air Force also have bought an additional 16 Search and rescue
Search and rescue
Augusta-Westland AW101 helicopters to replace its aging Sea King helicopters. The aging F-16AM fighter will be replaced from 2016. On 20 November 2008, the prime minister of Norway
Norway
Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
announced that the F-35A was the only fighter fulfilling all the Norwegian requirements and thus the preferred choice . Stoltenberg stated that cooperation with the Nordic countries on defence and security would continue independently of the F-35 purchase.[25] According to the 2012 White paper, a number of changes are proposed:[26]

A National Air Operations Centre will be established at Reitan, outside Bodø. The Control and Reporting Centre at Mågerø
Mågerø
will be closed. Ørland will become the main operating base for the F-35
F-35
as well as NASAMS
NASAMS
II and the deployable base defence units. Evenes will house a Quick Reaction Alert detachment when the F-35 replaces the F-16. As F-16
F-16
operations wind down in the early 2020s, Bodø
Bodø
will close as an Air Station. The Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
participates in the EATC led acquisition by The Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Netherlands Air Force
for Airbus MR330 Tanker & Transport Aircraft based at Eindhoven Airbase Helicopter
Helicopter
operations will be consolidated at Bardufoss with detachments:

Bell 412
Bell 412
in South East Norway. NH90 NFH at Haakonsvern. SAR detachments of 330 Squadron at current locations.

The 3 DA-20 aircraft will move from Rygge to Gardermoen. 720 Squadron will be merged with 339 Squadron at Bardufoss, and Rygge will close as an Air Station.[27]

On 7 June 2012, the United States' Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Norway
Norway
for two C-130J-30 United States
United States
Air Force (USAF) baseline aircraft and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $300 million.[28] In 2016 research was started to consider the Boeing P-8A Poseidon MMA to replace the aging P-3C Orion aircraft by 2020 - 2025. In November 2016 the intention to acquire 5 was confirmed. Organization[edit] The RNoAF is organized in ten Air Wings. These are divided into a total of two Control and Reporting Centres, nine flying squadrons as well as two anti aircraft units. Control and Reporting Centre Mågerø

130 Air Wing[29]

Control and Reporting Centre Sørreisa

131 Air Wing[30]

General Dynamics F-16AM at RIAT
RIAT
2010

Bodø
Bodø
Main Air Station

132 Air Wing

331 Squadron (F-16A MLU) GBAD Battalion ( NASAMS
NASAMS
and NASAMS 2
NASAMS 2
batteries) 330 Squadron (Detachment) (Sea King, rescue)

Station Group Banak
Station Group Banak
at Banak Air Station
Banak Air Station
(Lakselv Airport)

330 Squadron (Detachment) (Sea King, rescue)

Ørland Main Air Station

138 Air Wing

338 Squadron (F-16A MLU, NRF – NATO
NATO
Reaction Force) GBAD Battalion ( NASAMS 2
NASAMS 2
batteries) Mobile Base-set (IRF support)

330 Squadron (Detachment) (Sea King, rescue) NATO
NATO
Airborne Early Warning Force – Forward Operating Location (E-3A Sentry)

Andøya Air Station

133 Air Wing

333 Squadron (P-3C, P-3N, ASW/multirole)

Bardufoss Air Station

139 Air Wing

334 Squadron (command) (NH-90, frigate force) 337 Squadron (Lynx/NH-90, Coast Guard) 339 Squadron ( Bell 412
Bell 412
SP, transport) 718 Squadron (UAV/UACV)

Norway's F-35
F-35
Lightning II

Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
Flight Training School (Saab Safari, flight training)

Gardermoen Air Station

135 Air Wing

335 Squadron (C-130J-30, transport)

Rygge Air Station

137 Air Wing

717 Squadron (DA-20, electronic warfare & VIP transport) 720 Squadron ( Bell 412
Bell 412
SP, special forces transport) 330 Squadron (Detachment) (Sea King, rescue) Base Defence Squadron (BOS – Bakkeoperativ Skvadron) – security force and educational unit for fire- and rescue personnel and radar personnel for the NASAMS
NASAMS
II system.[31]

A Norwegian Dassault Falcon 20

Sola Air Station

134 Air Wing

330 Squadron (command) (Sea King, rescue)

Haakonsvern
Haakonsvern
Naval Base

139 Air Wing

334 Squadron (Detachment, to be established) (NH-90, frigate force)

Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy (Trondheim) Aircraft[edit] Current inventory[edit]

A F-16AM landing at RIAT
RIAT
2014

A Westland Sea King

A Norwegian C-130J

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes

Combat Aircraft

F-16
F-16
Fighting Falcon United States multirole F-16A 46[32]

F-35
F-35
Lightning II United States multirole F-35A 3[33] 49 on order[34][35]

Electronic Warfare

Falcon 20 France electronic warfare 200 2[32]

Maritime Patrol

P-3 Orion United States maritime patrol P-3C/N 6[32]

P-8 Poseidon United States maritime patrol

5 on order[36]

Transport

C-130J Super Hercules United States tactical airlift C-130J-30 4[32]

Helicopters

Bell 412 United States utility

18[32]

NHIndustries NH90 European Union ASW/ASuW

6 8 on order[32]

Westland Sea King United Kingdom SAR / utility Mk. 43 11[32]

AgustaWestland AW101 United Kingdom SAR / transport

2 14 on order - Sea King replacement[37]

Trainer Aircraft

F-16
F-16
Fighting Falcon United States conversion trainer F-16B 9[32]

F-35
F-35
Lightning II United States conversion trainer F-35A 7[38]

Saab MFI-15 Safari Sweden basic trainer

16[32][39]

Note: Three C-17 Globemaster III's are available through the Heavy Airlift
Airlift
Wing based in Hungary Retired[edit] Previous aircraft flown by the Air Force included the North American F-86K, Republic F-84, F-104 Starfighter, Northrop F-5, Lockheed T-33, Fairchild PT-19, Fairchild PT-26, Catalina PB5Y-A, Douglas C-47, de Havilland Canada
Canada
Otter, Noorduyn Norseman, Cessna O-1, Bell UH-1B, and the Bell 47G helicopter[40][41] See also[edit]

Free Norwegian forces Heavy Airlift
Airlift
Wing List of air forces List of Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
operators List of military aircraft of Norway Strategic Airlift
Airlift
Capability

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Norwegian Defence 2005 – Facts from the Ministry of Defence RNoAF Equipment Facts (in English) History of the Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
(Norwegian) Norwegian Aviation Museum ML407 – The Norwegian Story Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
– Air Show in Kristiansand www.mil.no English pages

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Latvian Air Force
Security Platoon Lituanian Air Force Air Defence Battalion Montenegrin Air Force
Montenegrin Air Force
Air Base Security Platoon Royal Norwegian Air Force
Norwegian Air Force
Base Defense Squadron Portuguese Polícia Aérea British Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
Regiment United States
United States
Air Force Security Forces

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Air forces
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Sovereign states

European Union

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Republic of Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden United Kingdom

Other

Albania Andorra Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina Georgia Iceland Kazakhstan Liechtenstein Republic of Macedonia Moldova Monaco Montenegro Norway Russia San Marino Serbia Switzerland Turkey Ukraine

States with limited recognition

Abkhazia Kosovo Nagorno-Karabakh Northern Cyprus South Ossetia Transnistria

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Abkhazia Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo DR Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Macedonia Madagascar Malaysia Malta Mauritania Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yem

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