Anti-aircraft missile squadron 1

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Anti-aircraft missile squadron 1
- FlaRakG 1 -

Coat of arms FlaRakG 1.png

Coat of arms of the FlaRakG 1
Lineup June 1, 1959
Country German flagGerman flag Germany
Armed forces Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg armed forces
Armed forces air force air force
Branch of service Air defense
Insinuation Coat of arms LwTrKdo.svg Air Force Command
garrison Husum city arms.png Husum Air Base Barracks ( Schleswig-Holstein )
Awards Prince Heinrich Prize
Web presence FlaRakG 1
Commodore Colonel Andreas Noeske

The anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 (FlaRakG 1) is an association of the air force with locations in Husum , Sanitz , Bad Sülze , Panker and El Paso . The squadron is equipped with the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system.

Since July 1, 2015, the anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 has been subordinate to the air force command in Cologne-Wahn.


The anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 was set up in 1959 as anti-aircraft regiment 3 in Essen-Kupferdreh. In the same year the company was relocated to Bocholt and in 1960 to Osnabrück. In 1965, when the Hawk weapon system was introduced, it was renamed Air Defense Missile Regiment 3 and relocated to Krummenort near Rendsburg. In 1967 the association moved to Heide.

There it was reclassified to Air Defense Missile Command 1 in 1989 and to Air Defense Missile Squadron 1 in 1992. In 1994 the squadron moved to its current location. In 2001 the HAWK weapon system was decommissioned. The association also had the nickname "Schleswig-Holstein" from 1989. On October 1, 2014, the association abandoned the nickname again due to the integration of further national associations.

On 1 January 2011 the squadron officially claimed responsibility for the range protection system MANTIS , the Light Air Defense System (LeFlaSys) ocelot and the air surveillance radar ASR from being liquidated air defense troops of the army . For the operation of these systems by the air defense missile service of the Air Force, the air defense group at the Husum site was put into service on March 25, 2011. The task of the anti-aircraft missile group at the Todendorf / Panker location, later renamed as anti-aircraft rocket group 61, was to ensure the protection of the camp's own troops. This group was subordinated to the Dutch Defensie Grondgebonden Luchtverdedigingscommando in Vredepeel in April 2018 .

The Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1 was until 30 June 2013, a federation of 4. Air Division with the time four aircraft missiles groups , in addition to the 61, the 21, 24 and 26. As part of a reclassification handed Major General Robert Lowenstein on 12 April 2013, the command of all other remaining FlaRak units of the Bundeswehr to the commodore of the anti-aircraft missile squadron 1.

From January 2013 to December 2015, the association participated with the Patriot weapon system in the NATO- led Operation Active Fence in Kahramanmaraş in southern Turkey . For this mission, the squadron received the Prince Heinrich Prize on July 19, 2016.


Launch device of the anti-aircraft missile system Patriot

The task of the association is to use the MIM-104 Patriot weapon system to protect rooms and objects from the threat of aircraft and ballistic missiles .

Furthermore, the regional security and support forces of the Schleswig-Holstein state command also use its infrastructure.


The following associations are subordinate to the commodore and his staff:


No. Surname Rank Beginning The End
Andreas Noeske Colonel August 1, 2018 -

Incomplete list


  • Wilhelm von Spreckelsen, Wolf-Jochen Vesper: Blazing Skies: The history of the air defense missile troops of the Air Force. Isensee Verlag, Oldenburg. ISBN 3-89995-054-2

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. German Air Force: Unique Association Air Defense Group in full responsibility., March 27, 2012, accessed December 30, 2012 .
  2. Joint air defense: Dutch command will lead German soldiers in the future, PIZ Luftwaffe April 4, 2018
  3. ^ The anti-aircraft missile squadron 1 "Schleswig-Holstein"., March 13, 2013, accessed on March 14, 2013 .
  4. Information event FlaRak I / 2013., May 8, 2013, accessed May 10, 2013 .