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|Державна прикордонна служба України|
|State Border Guard Serice of Ukraine|
To be added.
|August 1991||Ukrainian Border Troops breaks away from Soviet Border Troops.|
|1993||New border posts established along border with Russia dnd Belorus.|
|31 July 2003||Border Troops redesignated as law enforcement agency named State Border Guard Service.|
The aircraft of the Service are fully operational.
According to the official website, the procurement of light helicopers, aircraft and surveillance drones are being considered as part of a plan for 2020.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Serial numbers consist of a two-digit number in blue, over the range 01 to 30.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
|Antonov An-24 ‘Coke’||1||1||Transport||USSR|
|Antonov An-26 ‘Curl’||3||1||Transport||USSR|
|Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’||14||5||Utility||USSR|
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Retirement||Origin|
|Antonov An-24 ‘Coke’||?||?||current||USSR|
|Antonov An-26 ‘Curl’||3||?||current||USSR|
|Antonov An-72 ‘Coaler’||3||?||2012||USSR|
|Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’||14||?||current||USSR|
Aircraft NOT Used
The colour drawing of an Enstrom 480 helicopter on the official DPSU website does not represent an actual in-service aircraft, but may be an indication of future planning.
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
A Diamond DA42 was lost in a crash on 4 July 2012.
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 30 vulytsia Volodymyrska, Kiev.
The Service includes an air wing called Border Guard Aviation, which currently comprises two squadrons and two detachments.
Current Unit Assignments
|? sae||An-26, DA42, Mi-8||Kharkiv|
|? sae||An-26, DA42, Mi-8||Odessa|
Historical Unit Assignments
To be added
All-Time Flying Units List
The helicopter detachment at Simferopol had to be disbanded in March 2014 following the Russian occupation of Crimea.
Current Air Bases
The main bases are Kharkiv and Odessa.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
The former air base at Simferopol is now in Russian-occupied Crimea.
European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Ian Carroll)
To be added