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Unidad Militar 1779

Role: Fighter/Training/Helicopter Support.

The unit was formed in the 1990s as 1779.Regimiento de Caza with one fighter and one interceptor squadron. At a later date the unit was reorganized and operates now two fighter, one training and one helicopter squadron.

Air Bases:
Base Duration
BA San Antonio de los Baņos n/a - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Example Serials
Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21U/UM Mongol B 4/6 n/a - Present n/a
Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-23UM Flogger C 7 n/a - Present 10,704,705
Mil Mi-24 Hind D 20 n/a - Present 03,06,11,12,24
Aero L-39C Albatros 30 n/a - Present 01-30
Mil Mi-17 Hip H 28 n/a - Present



Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-23MF Flogger B 12 n/a - Present 810-823
Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-29B Fulcrum A 6 n/a - Present 910-915
Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-29UB Fulcrum B 2 n/a - Present 900-901


  • Air Forces Monthly 5/2006, p.78

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

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