Current Aircraft Inventory
French Army Aviation

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Aerospatiale SA 330B Puma 140 89 0 Transport/Trainer
Aerospatiale SA 341F Gazelle 122 50 0 Recce/Liaison/Trainer
Aerospatiale SA 342L1 Gazelle 30 29 0 Anti-Tank
Aerospatiale SA 342M Gazelle 167 144 0 Anti-Tank
Aerospatiale AS 532UL Cougar 24 23 0 Assault
Aerospatiale AS 555UN Fennec 18 17 0 Trainer/Liaison
Canadair CL-289 54 ? 0 Surveillance UAV
Eurocopter EC120B Colibri 36 35 0 Training
Eurocopter EC665 Tigre HAP 40 40 0 Recce/Liaison
Eurocopter EC665 Tigre HAD 40 6 33 Recce/Anti-Tank
Eurocopter EC725 Caracal 8 8 0 Special Forces Transport
NHI NH90TTH Caiman 10 10 58 Transport/Assault
Pilatus PC-6B Turbo Porter 5 5 0 Logistics
SAGEM Crecerelle 12 12 0 Surveillance UAV
SAGEM Sperwer 18 18 0 Surveillance UAV
SOCATA TBM-700 11 8 0 Liaison

Current Order of Battle

of the Australian Army Aviation Corps
Squadron Type Base
16th Brigade (Aviation), Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra, QLD
1st Aviation Regiment (Reconnaissance) Darwin, NT
161 (Reconnaissance) Squadron Tiger Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT
162 (Reconnaissance) Squadron Tiger Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT
5th Aviation Regiment (Air Mobility) Townsville, QLD
A Squadron MRH 90 Townsville, QLD
B Squadron S-70A Black Hawk Townsville, QLD
C Squadron CH-47D Chinook Townsville, QLD
6th Aviation Regiment (Reconnaissance) Holsworthy, NSW
171 (Support) Squadron S-70A Holsworthy, NSW
173 (Support) Squadron Kiowa Holsworthy, NSW
Army Aviation Training Centre Oakey, QLD
School of Army Aviation All types Oakey, QLD
Army Helicopter School Kiowa Oakey, QLD
6th Brigade, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, NSW
20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra, QLD
132 Battery various UAVs Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra, QLD

Australian Army Aviation Corps

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

To be added.

Key Dates

1946 16 Air OP Flight first established within the RAAF.
1957 No 1 Army Aviation Company first established.
1 December 1960 16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron first established.
1960 First helicopter type obtained – Bell 47G.
1965 First unit deployed to participate in the Vietnam War.
1 July 1968 Australian Army Aviation Corps formally established.
1973 Army Aviation Center at Oakey established.
1986 RAAF battlefield helicopters transferred to the Army.
2009 Last fixed-wing aircraft withdrawn.

Current Status

All AAAC aircraft and helicopters are currently active.

Future Plans

No plans known.


Markings

National Insignia

Army aircraft originally operated in an overall dark green colour scheme with RAAF-style Red Kangeroo roundels in the standard six positions, and a blue-white-red fin flash. The service title ARMY was carried on the fuselage sides. With the adoption of the dark green/medium green/sandy brown camouflage on front-line types, the fin flash was deleted and the roundel was replaced by a black kangeroo low-viz marking on an area of the sandy brown camouflage. There is no ring around the kangeroo marking. ARMY service titles are carried on the fuselage sides.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Aircraft operating with the AAAC carry serials in the same sequence as the RAAF, e.g. Chinook A15-102.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

A 2006 order for IAI I-View 250 Surveilance UAVs was cancelled in 2008.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

To be added.


Organisation

Main Headquarters

Headquarters, 16th Aviation Brigade, Gallipoli Barracks, Qld – or Enogerra Barracks, Brisbane?

Organisational Structure

The AAAC comprises the 16th Aviation Brigade of the 1st Division of the Australian Army. It is divided into the 1st, 5th and 6th Aviation Regiments plus the Army Aviation Training Centre.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Units Listing


Air Bases

Current Air Bases

AAAC aircraft are based at Robertson Barrack (Darwin), Townsville QLD, Holsworthy NSW and Oakey QLD.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.


More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

To be added

Websites

wikipedia: Australian Army Aviation
Official website
Australian Army Aviation Association
History of Australian Army Aviation
Museum of Australian Army Flying

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

 

Current Aircraft Inventory
Australian Army Aviation

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
AAI RQ-7 Shadow 18 18 0 Surveillance
Bell 206B-1 Kiowa 56 31 0 Trainer
Boeing CH-47D Chinook 10 8 0 Transport
Boeing CH-47F Chinook 7 1 0 Transport
Elbit Systems Skylark ? ? 0 Surveillance
Eurocopter EC135 1 1 14 Trainer
Eurocopter EC665 Tiger ARH 22 22 0 Reconnaissance/Attack
Insitu Aerosonde ? ? 0 Surveillance
Insitu Scan Eagle UAV ? ? 0 Surveillance
NH Industries MRH 90 33 33 14 Transport
Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk 39 34 0 Transport

All-Time Units Listing

of the Australian Army Aviation Corps

This page lists all the flying units of the Australian Army Aviation Corps, since its formation.

16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron
16 Aviation Brigade
1 Aviation Regiment
161 Squadron
162 Squadron
5 Aviation Regiment
A Squadron
B Squadron
C Squadron
6 Aviation Regiment
171 Squadron
173 Squadron
1 Army Aviation Company
161 Independent Reconnaissance Flight
183 Independent Reconnaissance Flight
131 Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
20 Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
132 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
Australian Army Aviation Training Centre
Australian School of Army Aviation
Australian Army Helicopter School

All-Time Aircraft Used List
Australian Army Aviation

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
AAI RQ-7 Shadow 18 2012 current USA
Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil 18 1984 1998 France
Auster Mk III ? ? ? UK
Beech 200 Super King Air 4 1996 1999 USA
Beech 200C Super King Air ? ? ? USA
Beech 350 Super King Air 1 2000 current USA
Bell 47G Sioux 65 1960 1977 USA
Bell OH-58A Kiowa 8 1971 1971 leased
Bell 206B Kalkadoon 42 1971 1998 USA/Australia
Bell 412 2 2007 current contractor
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 24 1989 1999 USA
Boeing CH-47D Chinook 5 1995 current USA
Boeing CH-47F Chinook 7 ? n/a USA
CASA 212 Aviocar 2 2007 current contractor
Cessna 180 Skywagon 19 1959 1976 USA
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog 3 1967 ? US Army
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 3 1996 2004 Ex-civil
Elbit Systems Skylark ? ? current Israel
Embraer EMB.110P1 Bandierante 4 1995 1995 leased
Eurocopter Tiger 22 ? current Australia?
Eurocopter EC135 ? ? ? leased
GAF N22B Nomad 19 1975 1997 Australia
GAF N24A Nomad 5 ? ? Australia
GAF Pika 2 1950 1954 Australia
Hiller UH-12E1 4 1986 ? USA
Insitu Aerosonde ? ? current USA
NH Industries MRH 90 40 14 current Australia?
Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter 19 1968 1994 Switzerland
Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk 39 1987 ? Australia
Sud Aviation SA 316 Alouette III 3 1964 1980 France

 

National Markings
Ukrainian Army Aviation

of the Ukrainain Army

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Ukrainian Army Aviation since its formation:


             
                  Main Marking

1992 – present
The main marking is displayed on the fuselage sides of Army helicopters. No fin flash is worn. All helicopters also carry the Ukrainian National Flag on their belly.

 

Ukrainian Army Aviation

History

Narrative Summary

To be added.

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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.


Markings

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

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.

Organisation

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

Books

European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Ian Carroll)

Magazines

To be added

Websites

wikipedia: Ukrainian Ground Forces

Army Aviation Official Website

Airfighters.com

Airliners.net

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

Paraguayan Army Aviation

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The service was formed in the 1980s as Arma Aerea del Ejercito Paraguayo with some liaison aircraft and was later renamed Aviación Ejército Paraguaya. The aircraft are operated by Grupo Aéreo de Transporte Especiales of the FAP although they have Ejército serials. In 2009 the aircraft were absorbed into the Air Force.

Key Dates

1989    Arma Aerea del Ejercito Paraguayo was formed.
19??    Air arm renamed Aviación Ejército Paraguaya.
2009    Aviación Ejército Paraguaya absorbed into the FAP

Current Status

All aircraft were transfered to the Air Force in 2010.

Future Plans

It was reported in October 2013 that the Army is considering the purchase of a number to troop transport helicopters.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Serials began with number 1 and were used in chronological order as aircraft arrived with Army Aviation. The prefix was TE.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional, Avenida Mariscal Lopez y Vicepresidente Sanchez, Asunción.

Organisational Structure

None.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Click on unit title for more details

Squadron Type Base
Aviación Ejército Paraguaya Beech Baron, Cessna 206, Cessna 310 Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción

All-Time Flying Units List

Aviación Ejército Paraguaya

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Paraguayan Army Aviation operated from one mayor airbase.
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

Latin American Military Aviation (Midland Counties, 1982)

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 150-152
Air Forces Monthly October 2013 p. 21

Websites

wikipedia: Military of Paraguay
Scramble: Paraguayan Air Arms

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.