Spanish Army Airmobile Force

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Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra.
Spanish Army Airmobile Force
Coat of Arms of the FAMET.svg
Coat of arms of the FAMET
Active 1965-present
Country Spain
Branch Spanish Army
Type Army aviation branch
Role Battlefield support and reconnaissance
Size 5 battalions
Garrison/HQ HQ - Colmenar Viejo - Madrid
Bétera (Valencia),
Agoncillo (La Rioja) (La Rioja),
Almagro (Ciudad Real),
Dos Hermanas (Sevilla),
San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife),
Detachment in Melilla.
Motto Sicut in coelo et in terra
As well in the sky as in the ground
Engagements Ifni War (1957)
Insignia
Roundel Roundel of the Spanish Air Force.svg
Fin Flash Spanish Air Force fin High-vis.svg
Pilot Wings Badge of the FAMET.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack BO-105, UH-1H, Tigre
Patrol Eurocopter Cougar
Reconnaissance Eurocopter Cougar, Bell 212
Trainer Eurocopter EC 135
Transport Eurocopter Super Puma, Eurocopter Cougar, CH-47 Chinook, UH-1H
Spanish Eurocopter Tigre at Paris Air Show 2007
Spanish CH-47D Chinook with the new color scheme during an Special Operations exhibition in Santander

The Army Airmobile Force (Spanish: Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra, FAMET) is the army aviation branch of the Spanish Army. An Independent Army Aviation force was formed in 1965 as Aviación Ligera del Ejército de Tierra (Army Light Air Force) and renamed FAMET in 1973.

Organization[edit]

Order of Battle[edit]

Almagro (LEAO)
Batallón
(Battalion)
Aircraft Type Codes Coat of Arms
BHELA I BO-105
Eurocopter Tigre
HA.15
HA.28
Coat of Arms of the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion.svg
Bétera/Valencia (LEBT)
Batallón
(Battalion)
Aircraft Type Codes Coat of Arms
BHELEME II Eurocopter Super Puma
Eurocopter Cougar
HU.21
HT.28
Coat of Arms of the 2nd Emergency Helicopter Battalion.svg
Agoncillo/Logroño (LELO)
Batallón
(Battalion)
Aircraft Type Codes Coat of Arms
BHELMA III UH-1H
Eurocopter Cougar
NHI NH90
HU.10
HT.27
HU.29
Coat of Arms of the 3rd Maneuver Helicopter Battalion.svg
Sevilla/El Copero (LEEC)
Batallón
(Battalion)
Aircraft Type Codes Coat of Arms
BHELMA IV Eurocopter Super Puma HT.21 Coat of Arms of the 4th Maneuver Helicopter Battalion.svg
CH-47 Chinook helicopter
Colmenar Viejo (LECV)
Batallón
(Battalion)
Aircraft Type Codes Coat of Arms
BHELTRA V CH-47 Chinook HT.17 Coat of Arms of the 5th Transport Helicopter Battalion.svg
BTRANS UH-1H HU.10 Coat of Arms of the FAMET Signals Battalion.svg
CEFAMET Eurocopter EC 135 HE.26 Coat of Arms of the Spanish Army Helicopters Training Center.svg
PCMHEL Eurocopter Super Puma HT.21 Coat of Arms of the PCMHEL.svg
Los Rodeos - Tenerife
Batallón
(Battalion)
Aircraft Type Codes Coat of Arms
BHELMA VI Agusta-Bell 212 HU.18 Coat of Arms of the 6th Maneuver Helicopter Battalion.svg

Helicopters[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service Notes
Agusta-Bell 212  USA Transport helicopter 6 Spanish designation HU.18
Bell UH-1H Iroquois  USA Transport helicopter 31 Spanish designation HU.10
Boeing CH-47D Chinook  USA Heavy transport helicopter 17 Spanish designation HT.17
Bölkov BO-105  Germany Light attack helicopter 28 Spanish designation HA.15
Eurocopter AS332B1 Super Puma  European Union Transport helicopter 16 Spanish designation HU.21
Eurocopter AS532UL Cougar  European Union Transport helicopter 14 Spanish designation HT.27
Eurocopter EC-135T-2  European Union training helicopter 17 Spanish Designation HE.26
Eurocopter Tigre  European Union Heavy attack helicopter 6 Spanish Designation HA.28 / 18 On order
NHI NH90  European Union Transport helicopter Spanish Designation HU.29 / 45 on order

EC135 6 7+4* Training aircraft/helicopters EC135 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BHELEME II". www.defensa.gob.es. Spanish Defence. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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