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Current Title: Turk Jandarma Teskilati
Title in English: Turkish Gendarmerie
Abbreviation: TJT


Narrative Summary:
Date established not known.

Key Dates:
14 June 1839    Jandarma established.
1968?    First aircraft received.

Current Status:
To be added.

Future Plans:
None known.


National Insignia:

          Main markingFin Flash
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft - but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Aircraft carry JANDARMA service titles?

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Turkish Jandarma aircraft and helicopters carry a three-, four- or five-digit serial number based on the aircraft's individual construction number, prefixed by the letter J-, eg: S-70A J-1902.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used


Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:

Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Agusta-Bell AB.204B 2 2? Utility/Transport Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.205A 24 21 Utility/Transport Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.212 1 1? Utility/Transport Italy
Dornier Do 28D 3 3 Utility/Transport Turkish Army
Mil Mi-17TV-1 Hip H 19 19 Utility/Transport Russia
Sikorsky S-70A-17 Black Hawk 6 4 Utility/Transport USA
Sikorky S-70A-28 Black Hawk 18 15 Utility/Transport USA

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Aero Commander 690A 1 1986 2000 USA
Agusta-Bell AB.47G-3B-1 6 1975 1991 Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.204B 2 1970 current Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.205A 24 1974 current Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.206A 17 1968 1998 Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.212 1 1988 current? Italy
Cessna F182P 1 19?? 2000+ USA
Dornier Do 28D-2 3 1987 current Army
Helio Courier U-10A 1 19?? 1999 USA
Mil Mi-17TV-1 19 1996 current Russia
Piper PA.32 1 1969 2000+ USA
Sikorsky S-70A 24 1988 current USA

Aircraft NOT Used:
False reports of aircraft on order or in service - none known.


Main Headquarters:
Ministry of the Interior, Ankara.

Current Organisational Structure:
Jandarma helicopers are located at four main bases around the country.

Current Order of Battle:

Regiment Battalion Type Base
Ankara Jandarma Hava Grup Komutanligi
  Karargah Kitaaati S-70A Guvercinlik
  1 Helikopter Filo AB205A, S-70A Guvercinlik
  2 Helikopter Filo Mi-17 Guvercinlik
Diyarbakir Jandarma Hava Grup Komutanligi
  1 Helikopter Filo AB205A Diyarbakir
  2 Helikopter Filo S-70A Diyarbakir
Van Jandarma Hava Grup Komutanligi
  Helikopter Filo AB205A Van
Aydin Jandarma Hava Grup Komutanligi
  Helikopter Filo AB205A, S-70A Aydin

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
See organisation table above.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Not applicable.

More Information


To be added


World Air Power Journal No.17 p.156.


General Command of Gendarmerie

wikipedia: Turkish Gendarmerie


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