Ukrainian State Border Guard Service


Key Facts

Current Title:
Державна прикордонна служба України
English Title:
State Border Guard Serice of Ukraine
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

To be added.


Key Dates

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.

Current Status

The aircraft of the Service are fully operational.

Future Plans

According to the official website, the procurement of light helicopers, aircraft and surveillance drones are being considered as part of a plan for 2020.


National Insignia

National Markings of State Border Guard Service

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Serial numbers consist of a two-digit number in blue, over the range 01 to 30.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Antonov An-24 ‘Coke’ 1 1 Transport USSR
Antonov An-26 ‘Curl’ 3 1 Transport USSR
Diamond DA42MPP 3 2 Patrol Austria
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
Diamond DA42MPP 3 2010 current Austria
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.


Main Headquarters

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 30 vulytsia Volodymyrska, Kiev.

Organisational Structure

The Service includes an air wing called Border Guard Aviation, which currently comprises two squadrons and two detachments.

Current Unit Assignments

Unit Type Base
? sae An-26, DA42, Mi-8 Kharkiv
? sae An-26, DA42, Mi-8 Odessa
? det. Mi-8 Uzhgorod
? det. Mi-8 Kyiv

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.

Air Bases

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.

More Information


European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Ian Carroll)


To be added


wikipedia: State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

DPSU Official Website

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

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