1st Surface to Air Missiles Brigade (Romania)

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1st Surface to Air Missiles Brigade "General Nicolae Dăscălescu"
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Official emblem of the 1st SAM Brigade
Active 1973–Present
Country Romania
Branch Romanian Air Force
Type Air defense
Size four battalions
Garrison/HQ Bucharest
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier general Haralambie Oprea

The 1st Surface to Air Missiles Brigade "General Nicolae Dăscălescu" (Brigada 1 Rachete Sol-Aer), is the main air defense unit of the Romanian Air Force. Its headquarters are located in Bucharest. The brigade was created on August 1, 1973, by gathering together the 18th and 19th SAM regiments. In 1995, it received the honorific name "General Nicolae Dăscălescu" and a new battle flag. The main task of the 1st SAM Brigade is Bucharest's air defense.

The brigade's area of responsibility covers approximately 20,000 square km. in four counties (Giurgiu, Ialomiţa, Dâmboviţa and Călăraşi). The unit currently operates S-75 M3 "Volhov" and MIM-23 Hawk missile systems.

Structure[edit]

  • 1st SAM Brigade - HQ at Bucharest
    • 2nd SAM Battalion - Bucharest
    • ?? SAM Battalion - ??
    • ?? SAM Battalion - ??
    • ?? SAM Battalion - ??

External links[edit]

MIM-23 Hawk missile system.