Ukrainian Army Aviation


Key Facts

Current Title:
Сухопутні Війська ЗСУ
English Title:
Ukrainian Ground Forces
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

To be added.


Key Dates

24 August 1991 Ukraine takes control of all former Soviet military units on its territory.
12 December 1991 Armed Forces of Ukraine formed from three former Soviet military districts.
23 May 1996 Ukrainian Ground Forces established as a separate armed service.

Current Status

Army aircraft are fully operational.

Future Plans

None known.


National Insignia

Ukrainian Army National Markings

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Serial numbers consist of a two-digit number in yellow, over the range 01 to 99. All current serials are in yellow, but red, white and black were also used in the early days.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’ 30 30 0 Utility
Mil Mi-9 ‘Hip’ 2 2 0 Transport
Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ 0 0 13 Utility
Mil Mi-24/35 ‘Hind’ 40 34 0 Attack

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Mil Mi-2 ‘Hoplite’ ? ? USSR
Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’ 30 ? current USSR
Mil Mi-9 ‘Hip’ 2 ? current USSR
Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ 40 ? current USSR
Mil Mi-26 ‘Halo’ 19 ? 1999 USSR

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

To be added.


Main Headquarters

Ukrainian Ground Forces, Kiev.

Organisational Structure

Army Aviation now comprises two Army Aviation Regiments, a third regiment having been disbanded recently.

Current Order of Battle

Unit Type Base
3rd Army Aviation Regiment Mi-8, Mi-24 Kalyniv
7th Army Aviation Regiment Mi-8, Mi-24 Brody

Historical Order of Battle

To be added

All-Time Flying Units List

3rd Army Aviation Regiment
7th Army Aviation Regiment
11th Army Aviation Regiment

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main bases are Kalyniv and Brody.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

The former air base at Kherson/Chornobaivka Airport is no longer used by Army Aviation.

More Information


European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Ian Carroll)


To be added


wikipedia: Ukrainian Ground Forces

Army Aviation Official Website

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

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