Austria Air Force Nations // Non-aligned Europe

OVERVIEW The Austrian Army Air Division (Osterreichische Luftstreitkrafte) is organizationally subordinate to the army. It has three missions: to maintain sovereignty of Austria's airspace; provide support for ground forces; and act in an emergency relief capacity when needed. In addition to army ground-based air defense, the air force has three air defense regiments. Helicopter pilots fly an average of 160 hours per year, while fighter pilots average of 110 flight hours annually. The...


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