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|Повітряні Сили України|
|Ukrainian AIr Force|
To be added.
|17 March 1992||Ukrainain Air Force officially established.|
|November 1999||Eleven Tu-160 & Tu-95 bombers start being returned to Russia.|
|26 February 2014||Russian Marines take control of key installations in Crimea.|
|18 March 2014||Ukrainian Crimea annexed by Russian Federation.|
Only a relatively small proportion of the Air Force aircraft inventory is fully operational. Many aircraft are in store or awaiting overhaul. Flying hours are barely sufficient to maintain crew proficiency.
In the immediate future, the Air Force needs to recover and restructure following the loss of key facilities in Crimea.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Serial numbers consist of a two-digit number, usually in red, blue or yellow, over the range 01 to 99.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Aircraft NOT Used
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
To be added.
Ukrainian Air Force, Vinnytsia.
The Ukrainian Air Force currently comprises three Air Commands – East, Centre and South – each controlling a number of Aviation Brigades, plus a Training Air Command.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
The fighter air base at Belbek, near Sevastopol in the Crimea, had to be abandoned in March 2014 after it was occupied by Russian Marines. See list below for other bases.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
A considerable number of air bases were inherited from the Soviet Air Force and Air Defence Force, but many were closed down in the 1990s to cut operating costs.
Military Air Bases Listing
Aerospace Encyclopedia of World Air Forces (David Willis)
European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Ian Carroll)
European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Ian Carroll)
Air Forces Monthly March 1994
Air Forces Monthly May 2014