Łask Air Base

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Coordinates: 51°33′06″N 19°10′45″E / 51.5516°N 19.1791°E / 51.5516; 19.1791

32nd Air Base
Near Łask, Łask County in Poland
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Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Polish Air Force
Site history
Built 1957 (1957)
In use 2001-Present
Garrison information
Current
commander
Colonel Krystian Zięć[1]
Garrison 10th Tactical Squadron

32nd Air Base (Polish: 32. Baza Lotnicza) is a Polish Air Force base, located in Łask, about 30 km south-west of Łódź. It is one of the two bases where Poland's F-16 fighters are stationed, the other being 31st Air Base. 9 of them were first moved there in October 2008.[2] The goal is to have 16 fighters, operated by the 10th Tactical Squadron.

A detachment of the US Air Force has been permanently based at Łask since November, 2012.[3] Additional units rotate to the base periodically to conduct training exercises.

The base airfield was built in 1957.[4] The current base unit, combining infrastructure and ground personnel, was formed in 2001.

In the past there were plans to use this airfield for civilian airliners, but with the expansion of nearby Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport these have been shelved.

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