Royal Danish Air Force

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
English Title:
Royal Danish Air Force
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

Air Force History

Key Dates

Air Force Timeline

Current Status

To be added. Note: The name of the Danish Airforce is “FLYVEV├ůBNET” or in English “Royal Danish Air Force”. There is no such thing as “Kongelige Danske Flyvevaaben”.

Future Plans

None known.


National Insignia


Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Danish military serial numbering system consists of a letter prefix and a three digit mumber. The letter identifies the aircraft type and the number is usually derived from the airframe’s construction number or previous identity. The letters are reused once a type has been retired. Where there are significantly different variants of a type in service, an additional letter is added as a suffix to the type designation letter, e.g. E-181 for F-16A and ET-207 for F-16B.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service


Main Headquarters

Air Staff, PO Box 202, DK-2950 Vedbaek.

Organisational Structure

The RDanAF is organised into two commands, Tactical Air Command (TACDEN) and Air Materiel Command (AMC). The operational squadrons are controlled by TACDEN (Flyvertaktisk Kommando or FTK), while the Flying School (Flyveskolen) is controlled by AMC.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Units List

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main air bases currently used are Aalborg, Karup and Skrydstrup.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main bases, there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Air Force.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information


Danish Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.


World Air Power Journal No.1 p.134


Official Royal Danish Air Force webpage

wikipedia: Royal Danish Air Force

Scramble: Royal Danish Air Force

Air-Britain Photos: Royal Danish Air Force

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