Air Platforms

Portugal to phase out Alpha Jet A

19 November 2017

The remaining six Alpha Jet A training aircraft of Squadron 103 ‘Caracóis’ at Beja airbase will be withdrawn from service in January 2018, the Portuguese Air Force has told Jane’s .

The aircraft were used for advanced training and operational conversion to F-16AM/BM fighters.

Portugal was given 50 Alpha Jet As by Germany in September-December 1993 as compensation for the Luftwaffe’s withdrawal from Beja.

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