Air Force (German Federal Armed Forces)

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the Air Force are the air armed force of the German German Federal Armed Forces and thus one of their armed services.

The Federal Republic of Germany used buildings of licenses of airplanes of American type during the cold war mainly. 1957 received it from the USA a combat peeping witness of the type F-84 Thunderstreak.

Into the 1960ern the Starfighter was - crisis a controversial topic in the German policy, since many procured the out political calculation Lockheed F-104 of combat aircraft fell.

Since the West German has the 1970ern and later Luftwaffe always the building of own types of aircraft in European co-operation forced, in order to be dependent on the United States too much. Result of these efforts were starting from 1980 the Panavia Tornado and today the Eurofighter. Despite everything one flew also further American samples like the F-4F phantom and RF-Ê phantom (R=Reconnaissance/Aufklärung).

Starting from 1987 the 24 MiG-29 imported at air forces of the NVA after the reunification by the Air Force to the German Federal Armed Forces were transferred and superseded starting from the year 2003.

1999 was flown for the first time since 1945 again combat missions of the Air Force, when Germany transferred an active role in the Kosovo war with the operation „Allied Force “.

The ready for flight shank Federal Ministry of the defense is particularly responsible for the transport of politicians.


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tasks

the tasks of the Air Force than armed service of the German Federal Armed Forces are various.

In times of peace the major task is the keeping of the integrity of the German air space („air Policing “). Thus it provides for the protection of the population and important infrastructure. In the context of UN - auxiliary employments implements it transportation, search and tasks of rescue.

In the case of defense (V-case) it protects German and allied air space against the penetration of hostile armed forces. Likewise it implements offensive combat missions for the support of the soil and naval forces against opposing troops and strategically important goals.

Furthermore the Air Force can be used for the support by operations in the framework by alliances ( NATO or also European Union) (S. in addition NATO contract, article 5 - employments, crisis reaction).

The Air Force has also own infantry forces for the protection of its plants, the Air Force safeguard troop.

federations & agencies

in highest place of the Air Force the inspector of the Air Force with the operations staff Air Force (Fü L) stands for BMVg as part of the Federal Ministry of the defense, short. The higher command authorities of the Air Force subordinate after the last reorganization of the armed forces remained the BMVg are direct:

both with seat in Cologne illusion.

flying combat forces

air defense rocket federations

training organization

  • Air Force training regiment 1
    • II. Battalion
    • III. Battalion
    • IV. Battalion
  • Air Force training regiment 3
    • I. Battalion
    • III. Battalion
    • IV. Battalion
  • officer school of the Air Force
  • NCO school of the Air Force
  • technical school of the Air Force 1
  • technical school of the Air Force of 3

air transport federations

of employment guidance federations

  • employment guidance range 1
  • employment guidance range 2
  • employment guidance range 3
  • employment guidance range 4

command authorities & higher command authorities

  • Air Force guidance command, LwFüKdo
    • command 1. Air Force division, Kdo 1. LwDiv
    • command 2. Air Force division, Kdo 2. LwDiv
    • command 3. Air Force division, Kdo 3. LwDiv
    • command 4. Air Force division, Kdo 4. LwDiv
    • air transport command (LTKdo)
    • command operational guidance of air forces (KdoOpFüLuSk)
  • office for Air Force, LwA
    • Air Force training command, LwAusbKdo
    • Air Force material command, LwMatKdo

employment logistics


  • Air Force maintenance regiment 1
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 11
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 12
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 13
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 14
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 15
  • Air Force maintenance regiment 2
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 21
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 22
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 23
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 24
    • group of Air Force maintenances of 25
  • weapon system support center
    • programming center of the Air Force flying weapon systems
    • programming center of the Air Force air defense
    • programming center of the Air Force management information system

other agencies

  • office for air traffic control of the German Federal Armed Forces (external)
  • surgeon general of the Air Force
  • aeromedical Institut of the Air Force
  • guidance support range Air Force
  • security battalion of the Air Force with seat in Upjever, soon security regiment
  • center for the advancement of tactics, technology and procedure
  • Air Force museum of the German Federal Armed Forces

foreign agencies

  • Air Force Luftwaffe the USA and Canada (El Paso, The USA)
  • tactical out and training further center air defense rockets of the Air Force the USA (El Paso, the USA)
  • aeronautical training centre of the Air Force (Holloman, the USA)
  • 2.Deutsche Air Force training relay (Pensacola, the USA)
  • 3.Deutsche Air Force training relay (Goodyear, the USA)
  • liaison team Greece (Chania (Crete), Greece)
  • tactical training centre of the Air Force Italy (Decimomannu (Sardinien), Italy)

dissolved units

  • medical school of the Air Force
  • JaboG 38 „Friesland “(return of the troop flag at Kdr 4. LwDiv to 26. August 2005)
  • Technical school of the Air Force 2 (deactivated/united with TSLw 1)
  • LAR, I. Battalion Budel/NL (deactivated 30. June 2005)
  • Clearing-up squadrons 52, leakage/Nordfriesland („read call “1994)
  • flight training center F4-F in Rheine (deactivated to 15. December 2005)

aircraft

of aircraft of the German Federal Armed Forces

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