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Venezuela
National Guard Aviation

 

 

Current Title: Comando  Aéreo de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana
Title in English: Air Command of the National Guard
Abbreviation: GNBV

History

Narrative Summary:
The Venezuelan National Guard is part of the Ministry of Defence. The service became an independent component of the Armed Forces of Venezuela in 1999. The Air Support Command consists of nine air units located throughout the country with some 70 aircraft and helicopters, which are used in the transport, observation, liaison and anti-narcotics role. Comando de Apoyo Aéreo de Guardia Nacional became Comando  Aéreo de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana on 2.11.2011.

 

Key Dates:
1999    The service became an independent component of the Armed Forces of Venezuela.
2 November 2011   Comando  Aéreo de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana was formed.
 

Current Status:
The aircraft of the National Guard Aviation are fully operational.

Future Plans:
No information available.

Markings

National Insignia:
Current --- Historical

 

 

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Helicpoter and aircraft are serialled GN (Guardia Nacional) followed by the year of acquisition and a two or three digit sequential number.eg. GN-7843. The prefix was later changed to GNBV.

 

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
None.

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
Base Aérea Francisco de Miranda, La Carlota, Caracas

Current Organisational Structure:
None.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle

 

 

Historical Orders of Battle:

None


 

All-Time Flying Units List:

 

 

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The Venezuela National Guard Aviation currently operates nine mayor airbases and some secondary airfields.

Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books:

 

None.
 

Magazines:

 

World Air Power Journal No.30 p. 150-157

Websites:

Guardia Nacional de Venezuela

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