4 Wing/CFB Cold Lake

There were 1,926 regular military, 76 reserve Class A, B, and C forces, and 407 civilian workers at 4 Wing/CFB Cold Lake at the end of March 2010.

Present Functions

The current functions of 4 Wing/CFB Cold Lake are to provide:

  • Surveillance, protection and defence of North American airspace
  • Support to the NATO Flying Training Centre and cadets in the region

Operational and Support Units

  • 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron [activated July 6 2006]
  • 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron [disbanded July 6 2006]
  • 417 Combat Support Squadron
  • 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
  • 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron [disbanded July 6 2006]
  • 1 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 42 Radar Squadron
  • CF-18 Weapon System Manager Detachment Cold Lake [disbanded June 8 2006]
  • 10 Field Technical Training Squadron
  • 4 Airfield Defence detachment
  • 4 Airfield Engineering Squadron
  • Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment

Economic Impact

Population Impact (Regular Force members and dependants)Local Speding ImpactEstimated Local Spending Impacts (Direct & Indirect)Estimated Direct EmploymentEstimated Indirect Employment
4,786 $154,180,000 $235,577,000 2,417 173

Note: All figures Fiscal Year 2009-2010

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