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Grupo de Defensa Antiaérea Nº 21

Role: Air Defence.

The unit was formed in 1953 as Batería de Artillería Nº 3 in Temuco, but moved to Base Aérea Cerro Moreno/Antofagasta in 1956. The group got its present name on 5.5.1975 and is part of Ala Base 1.

Air Bases:
Base Duration


1953 - 1956

Base Aérea Cerro Moreno/Antofagasta

1956 - Present

Weapons Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Rheinmetall RH 202 MK 20 twin 20mm n/a n/a - n/a n/a
Oerlikon K63 twin 35mm n/a n/a - n/a n/a
FAMIL FAM-2M twin 20 mm n/a n/a - Present n/a
Short Blowpipe n/a 1982 - n/a n/a
Aérospatiale-Matra Mistral n/a n/a - Present n/a
Thales Javelin n/a n/a - Present n/a



Unit Insignia:


Grupo de Defensa Antiaérea Nº 21


  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

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