The Royal 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 November 10th, 1944. The RNoAF's peacetime force is approximately 4,300 employees (officers, enlisted staff and civilians). 1,800 personnel also serve their draft period in the RNoAF. After mobilization the RNoAF would consist of approximately 16,500 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 and Mågerø) and three training centres (at Kjevik in Kristiansand and Persaunet in Trondheim)and at KNM HH/Madlaleiren (Stavanger).
Aircraft inventory[edit | edit source]
Fighter and Attack aircraft[edit | edit source]
Transport aircraft[edit | edit source]
- Airbus A310 MRTT x 4 (Airlifter)
- Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager x 4 (Aerial Tanker)
- Alenia C-27J Spartan x 12 (Tactical Transport)
- Canadair Challenger 850 x 6 (VIP Transport)
- De Havilland Canada DHC-9 Bison x 6 (Tactical Transport)
Reconnaissance aircraft[edit | edit source]
- CASA C-295 AEW&C x 8 (Airborne Early Warning and Control)
- Dassault Falcon 20 x 3 (Electronic Warfare)
- Canadair CP-140 Aurora x 6 (Maritime Patrol)