Esquadrilha de Helicopteros da Marinha
Portuguese Naval Aviation

 

Key Facts

Short Name: EHM
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Naval Support
Secondary Role: -
First Formed: 1993
Parent Unit: Marinha HQ
Current Status: Active

History

After training by the Royal Navy, the Esquadrilha de Helicopteros da Marinha (EHM, Naval Helicopter Flight) was officially established on 24 September 1993, (not 1995 as other sources state). The helicopters are individually deployed to Vasco da Gama-class Frigates and operate as an integrated part of the Frigate’s weapons system. Specifically, the helicopters carry out Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) and naval interdiction missions. They can also perform Search and Rescue, patrol and VIP transport duties. The EHM is unofficially referred to as 661 Esquadrilha, using the FAP’s unit designation system.

Subordinate Units

None

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Super Lynx Mk.95 5 Sept 1993 – Present xx


Unit Markings

 



Main Bases

Base Duration
BA6 Montijo Sept 1993 – Present


Photographs

None at present.

More Information

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