|Branch||German Air Force|
|Type||Surface-to-air missile wing|
Formerly: Bofors 40 mm, MIM-23 Hawk|
Present: MIM-104 Patriot, MANTIS
|Colonel Marcus Ellermann|
Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1 (Air Defence Missile Wing 1) or (FlaRakG 1) "Schleswig-Holstein" is a unit of the German Air Force based in Stadum and Husum, Northern Germany. The wing is equipped with the Patriot air defense missile system.
History[edit | edit source]
The unit was established in 1959 as Air Defense Regiment 3 in Essen and was equipped with Bofors 40 mm guns. The same year the unit transferred to Bocholt. In 1960, the unit transferred to Osnabrück. In 1965 the MIM-23 Hawk air defense missile system was introduced and the unit was renamed Air Defense Missile Regiment 3 "Krummenort" and moved to near Rendsburg. In 1967, the unit ransferred to Heide. It was renamed Air Defence Missile Command 1 in 1989 and in 1993 reclassified as an air missile wing. Beginning in 1994, the wing moved to its present locations. The HAWK weapons system was deactivated in 2001.
On 1 January 2011, Air Defence Missile Wing 1 took formal responsibility of the short-range protection system MANTIS. To operate this weapons system, the air force called into service an additional anti-aircraft group at Husum on 1 April 2011.
Air Defence Missile Wing 1 was given the honorary name "Schleswig-Holstein" in 1989 and is currently part of the Air Forces's 4th Air Division.
Tasks[edit | edit source]
Structure[edit | edit source]
- Air Defence Missile Group 21 (Flugabwehrraketengruppe 21) based at Sanitz
- Air Defence Missile Group 24 (Flugabwehrraketengruppe 24) based at Bad Sülze
- Air Defence Missile Group 26 (Flugabwehrraketengruppe 26) based at Husum
- Air Defence Missile Group 61 (Flugabwehrraketengruppe 61) based at Husum
References[edit | edit source]
- "Historischer Überblick" (in German). German Air Force. 7 August 2012. http://www.luftwaffe.de/portal/a/luftwaffe/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP3I5EyrpHK9nHK9_KJ0vbLUohK9tJzEosTsdEO90tSk1CK9jMziEv2CbEdFAJc0ME4!/. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "MANTIS in Verantwortung Luftwaffe" (in German). German Federal Ministry of Defence. 1 January 2011. http://www.luftwaffe.de/portal/a/luftwaffe/!ut/p/c4/NYq5DsIwEET_aNdBCEV0HIpEESjBdEtiWyv5iMwGN3w8dsGM9Ip5g0-sjfRhR8IpkscH6on3rwK-QCFrwfrVQaAo_MZ7u88GphSNNIqpe6XLJCnDkrL4ZtacqwGeUavufFQ79U_37U_jMOp-u7lchxsuIRx-T5ZO1Q!!/. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "Das Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1 "Schleswig-Holstein"" (in German). German Federal Ministry of Defence. 7 August 2012. http://www.luftwaffe.de/portal/a/luftwaffe/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP3I5EyrpHK9nHK9_KJ0vbLUohK9tJzEosTsdEP9gmxHRQBMumWO/. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
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