Armed Forces Overviews
Brazil - Navy
Brazil - Navy
Comando da Força Aeronaval
Three units are equipped with the HB350, or UH-12 as the Navy calls them.
Photo: Erwin van Dijkman
Belém-Val de Cães Intl (SBBE)
Pos: 01°22'45"S 048°28'35"W
Elev: 54 ft
Esquadrão Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
HU-41

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Emprego Geral do Norte - EsqdHU-41)
UH-15 Hipogrifo
Ladário/Base Fluvial
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 19°00'18"S 057°35'40"W
Elev: 331 ft
Esquadrão Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
HU-61

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Emprego Geral do Oeste - EsqdHU-61)
IH-6B
UH-12
Gavião
This unit was reflagged from HU-4.
The UH-17 (H135) is the successor to the UH-13 (AS355F2) for Antarctic support duties.
Photo:
Helibras
Manaus-Ponta Pelada (SBMN)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 03°08'46"S 059°59'11"W
Elev: 267 ft
Esquadrão Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
HU-91

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Emprego Geral do Noroeste - EsqdHU-91)
UH-12 Tucano
This unit was reflagged from HU-3
The Navy obtained a sizeable fleet of Skyhawks from Kuwait. They are in the process of being refurbished by Embraer.
Photo: São Pedro da Aldeia, Erwin van Dijkman
Rio Grande/Ilha do Terrapleno de Leste (SJJZ)
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 32°01'60"S 052°04'22"W
Elev: 18 ft
Esquadrão Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
HU-51

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Emprego Geral do Sul - EsqdHU-51)
UH-12 Albatroz
This unit was reflagged from HU-5.
The Navy has eight UH-15 general purpose variants like this N-7101. Also, three CSAR and five ASuW versions.
Photo:
André Luis Cirqueira de Freitas
São Pedro da Aldeia (SBES)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 22°48'46"S 042°05'33"W
Elev: 61 ft
Esquadrão Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
HA-1

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Esclarecimento e Ataque Ant-Submarino)
AH-11A
AH-11B
Lince
HI-1

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Instrução)
IH-6B Garça
HS-1

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros Anti-Submarino)
SH-3A (wfu)
SH-3B (wfu)
SH-16
Guerreiro
HU-1

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Emprego Geral)
UH-12
UH-13
UH-17
Águia
HU-2

(Segunda Esquadrão de Helicópteros Emprego Geral)
UH-14
UH-15
UH-15A
Pégaso
VF-1

(Primeiro Esquadrão de Aviões de Interceptação e Ataque)
AF-1
AF-1A
AF-1B
Falcão
The AH-11A Lynx Mk21A are being upgraded to AH-11B Wild Lynx standard by Leonardo at Yeovil.
The AF-1/AF-1A fleet is in the process of being modernized to AF-1B/AF-1C standard.
Six SH-16 (S-70B) have replaced the Seakings with HS-1.
Photo:
Wim Sonneveld
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