task and assignment of fbw 31
With its weapon system PA-200 Tornado FBW 31 is competent to conduct its mission as a designated national main defense force.
The all weather fighterbomber Tornado is equipped and tasked for the following attack roles:
- Air Interdicition (AI)
- Offensive Counter Air (OCA)
an in a small amount also for
- Close Air Support (CAS) to ground forces
Additionally since January 1996 the wing is assigned to NATO as rapid reaction force (RRF) with one squadron equivalent and can - depending on national political decission - be used for humanitarian purposes, peace keeping and peace enforcement.
For this the wing has - after receiving the appropriate orders - to be capable after a very short time to send its jets to any place in the NATO territory and establish a mission ready state for the two roles:
- Air Interdiction
- Offensive Counter Air
In its national assignment FBW 31 stays under the command of the Second Air Division.