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Orange-Caritat Air Base

Orange-Caritat Air Base
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerGovernment of France
OperatorArmée de l'air
LocationOrange, Vaucluse
Elevation60 m (197 ft)

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Orange Caritat ( or BA 115) is a tiny French Air Force base equipped with one runway and named after Capitaine de Seyne. Its location is 5 km east of Orange, a commune of the département of Vaucluse in France.

It hosts:

* 01.005 strike sqn Vendée (escadron de chasse 01.005) and 02.005 strike sqn Ile de France (escadron de chasse 02.005) equipped with the Dassault Mirage 2000 RDI and B/C types. The RDI to carry out allweather air defense missions, and the B/C types for pilot transition and training purposes.

* a permanent Dépôt atelier munitions spécialisées (DAMS) detachment; this is a headquarters unit responsible for all Special Ammunition Storages in France.

* 10.950 air defense sqn (escadron de défense sol-air 10.950) the base air defense unit.

* etablissement logistique du commissariat de l’air de Portes-les valence, a logistic unit.

* a guard detachment fusiliers commandos de l’air responsible for ground defense and base security.

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