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Luxeuil Air Base
Base aérienne 116 Luxeuil Saint-Sauveur

Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) Y-8

Airport type Military
Owner Government of France
Operator Armée de l'air
Location Luxeuil-les-Bains
Elevation AMSL 913 ft / 278 m
Coordinates 47°46′59″N 006°21′51″E / 47.78306°N 6.36417°E / 47.78306; 6.36417Coordinates: 47°46′59″N 006°21′51″E / 47.78306°N 6.36417°E / 47.78306; 6.36417
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,315 7,595 Asphalt
11/29 2,433 7,982 Asphalt

Luxeuil (French language: Base aérienne 116 Luxeuil Saint-Sauveur or BA 116) (ICAO: LFSX) is a medium size air base located at 47°46′59″N 006°21′51″E / 47.78306°N 6.36417°E / 47.78306; 6.36417, near Luxeuil-les-Bains in the Franche-Comté region of France. It has two runways: 113/293 with a length of 2433m, and 038/218 with a length of 2315m.

The base is used exclusively by the Armée de l'air and hosts two operational units:

  • Strike Squadron 1/4 Dauphiné
  • Strike Squadron 2/4 La Fayette

Both are equipped with the Mirage 2000N and can be deployed in conventional strike and nuclear deterrence missions, carrying the medium-range Air-Sol Moyenne Portée ASMP mssiles for the latter.

The two units are supported by:

  • DAMS (Dépôt atelier munitions spécialisées), Specialised Ammunition Storage, responsible for the nuclear strike alert facilities on the base.
  • Tactical Instruction Centre 00.339 Aquitaine, in charge of directing the strike squadrons in their low-altitude all-weather mission.
  • Air Defence squadron 04.950 Servance, responsible for anti aircraft defence.
  • Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air, responsible for security and ground defence.

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