450 Squadron
Cyprus Air Command


Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: 450 Mira
Main Role: Patrol
Secondary Role: Attack
First Formed: n/a
Parent Unit: Air Force HQ
Current Status: Active


450 Mira Elikopteron (Helicopter Squadron) was formerly part of Mira Elikopteron-Aeroskafon, before it was split into two in May 2002. The unit comprises two platoons, operating the fixed-wing aircraft and Mi-35 Hind respectively.

Subordinate Units

1st Platoon
2nd Platoon

1st Platoon
Patrol & target-tug unit.


Type Qty Service Example Serials
BN-2 Islander 1 May 2002 – 2012 5B-ICV
Pilatus PC-9 2 May 2002 – Present 901, 902

2nd Platoon
Assault transport unit.


Type Qty Service Example Serials
Mil Mi-35P Hind 12 May 2002 – Present 812, 813
Mi-26 Halo 1 May 2002 – Nov 2002 RA-02675

Unit Markings



Main Bases

Base Duration
Paphos May 2002 – Present


Mil Mi-35P Hind.
(photo: Cyprus Air Force)

More Information


  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III Publishing)
  • Air Forces Monthly October 2003 p.56-57

Other Sources

To be added.

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