Mont-de-Marsan Air Base

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Mont-de-Marsan Air Base

Base aérienne 118 Mont-de-Marsan Roundel of France.svg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerGovernment of France
OperatorArmée de l'air et de l'espace
LocationMont-de-Marsan, Landes
Elevation AMSL203 ft / 62 m
Coordinates43°54′42″N 00°30′33″W / 43.91167°N 0.50917°W / 43.91167; -0.50917Coordinates: 43°54′42″N 00°30′33″W / 43.91167°N 0.50917°W / 43.91167; -0.50917
Map
LFBM is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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LFBM
Location of airport in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,603 11,821 Asphalt
Sources:[1][2]

Mont-de-Marsan Air Base (French: Base aérienne 118 Mont-de-Marsan) (ICAO: LFBM) is a front-line French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'air et de l'espace) (ALAE) fighter base located approximately 2 km north of Mont-de-Marsan, in the Landes department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France. The airport is at an elevation of 203 feet (62 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,603 metres (11,821 ft) in length.

The Air Base is home to two squadrons of Dassault Rafale, the most advanced French fighter aircraft. The base includes Centre d'Essais des Matériels Aéronautiques - CEMA (the French air force military experimentation and trials organisation), an air defense radar command reporting centre, and an air defence control training site.

The base is named after Colonel Constantin Rozanoff.

The airbase was formerly home to France's first operational squadron of nuclear bombers, the Dassault Mirage IVA.

Units:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mont-de-Marsan (BA 118) Air Base - France".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-06-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Chiffres clés de l'Armée de l'air - L'Armée de l'air en chiffres : 2019-2020 (FR)". French Air and Space Force. Retrieved November 3, 2020.