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Air Force and Air Defense of Ukraine: what was and what was left

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On March 17, 1992, according to the directive of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Air Force of Ukraine was created. An Air Force command was formed on the basis of the headquarters of the 24th Air Army in Vinnitsa. In 1992, there were 4 air armies on the territory of Ukraine, 10 aviation divisions, 49 air regiments, 11 separate squadrons, educational and special institutions and institutions. In total, there are about 600 military units, 2800 aircraft for various purposes, more than 120 servicemen.

Three air armies (1100 combat aircraft) were transferred to the Ukrainian Air Force:
- fighters: 2 divisions (8 regiments) - 80 units MiG-23, 220 units MiG-29, 40 units Su-27;
- front-line bombers: 2 divisions (5 regiments) - 150 units Su-24;
- bombers (long-range aviation): 2 divisions (3 regiment) - 30 units Tu-16, 30 units Tu-22, 36 units Tu-22М;
- reconnaissance aviation: 3 Regiment - 30 units Tu-22, 15 units MiG-25, 30 units Su-17, 12 units Su-24;
- Aviation Regiment EW: 35 units Yak-28;
- 4 aviation center: 240 units MiG-21, 60 units Su-24, 550 units L-39 "Albatross" / L-29 "Dolphin".

The collapse of the USSR left Ukraine one of the most numerous and powerful air forces in Europe. In terms of quantity, military aviation of Ukraine in 1992 was second only to aviation of the USA, Russia and China, being the most numerous in Europe. It is also worth noting that most of the modern military airfields of the USSR were located on the territory of Ukraine, including the home sites of the Tu-160, MiG-29 and Su-27. The air defense forces of Ukraine were created 5 on April 1992 of the year on the basis of the air defense units of the USSR located in the country. In addition to air defense missile systems, they included seven fighter air regiments armed with Su-15TM, MiG-25PD / MPD interceptors and MiG-23MLD interceptors. However, these aircraft did not last long in service: in the 1993, the MiG-25, then the MiG-23 were removed from service, and by the 1997, the Su-15 was sent to the storage bases. Army aviation became part of the ground forces of Ukraine as their kind, from 3 July 1994, and in a relatively short time of its existence, it turned from auxiliary to one of the main and promising means of armed struggle. They were created on the basis of equipment and flight technical personnel of seven regiments of combat helicopters, two transport and several separate squadrons of the USSR Air Force. In service was about 900 helicopters Mi-2, Mi-6, Mi-8, Mi-26 and Mi-24 (250 units).

Command and state of the Air Force of Ukraine

The official page of the air forces of Ukraine is silent about its combat strength. Below is a list of materials from the page of Yu. V. Gontary and the project “Siloviki of Ukraine”. In 2008, the 33-th Center for combat training and retraining of flight personnel of the Ukrainian Air Force was renamed the Specialized Combat Training Center for Aviation Specialists of the Air Forces of Ukraine.

Command of the Air Force of Ukraine:
- Air Command "West";
- Air Command "Center";
- Air Command "South".

They include:
- Command of the Air Force of Ukraine: location - the city of Vinnitsa;
- Kharkov University of the Air Force named after Ivan Kozhedub, Kharkiv;
- 203-I Air Aviation Training School: 10 units L-39С, 1 unit An-26, 2 units An-26Ш, 2 units Mi-8, city of Chuguev;
- the integrated training center of the Air Force, the city of Vasilkov;
- specialized center for combat training of aviation specialists of the Air Forces of Ukraine, the city of Nikolaev;
- a separate regiment of remotely-controlled vehicles BP-2, BPPL TU-143 “Reis” and BP-3 Tu 141 “Strizh”, Khmelnitsky city;
- 25-I air transport 1 unit An-26, 7 units IL-76M, Melitopol city;
- 15-I transport brigade, 15-I transport aviation brigade, 2 units AN-30B, 2 units TU-134AK, 1 units AN-24B, 3 units AN-26, 2 Mi-8Т, -NNXX units X-NNXX, 2 units X-NUMX, 8 units X-NUMX, XNUMX units Borispol;
- 456-I transport Aviabrigada, 1 unit AN-24B, 1 unit AN-26 «Vita», 4 unit AN-26, 2 units of Mi-8MT, 1 unit Mi-8PS, 1 unit Mi-9, city Gavrishovka;
- Air Command Center, the city of Vasilkov;
- 40 Brigade of tactical aviation, 11 units MiG-29, 4 units MiG-29M1, 3 units MiG-29UB, 8 units L-39С, Vasilkov city;
- 831 brigade of tactical aviation 6 units Su-27, 5 units Su-27UB, 4 units L-39, city of Mirgorod;
- 9 tactical aviation brigade 9 brigade of tactical aviation, 6 units MiG-29, 2 units MiG-29UB, the city of Ozernoe;
- 96-a anti-aircraft missile brigade 96-I anti-aircraft missile brigade, 3 of the C-300PS division, Danilovka city;
- 120-I anti-aircraft missile brigade, C-300PT, Kharkiv;
- 301 th anti-aircraft missile regiment, 2 units C-300PT, city of Nikopol;
- 302 th anti-aircraft missile regiment, 3 of the C-300PT battalion, Kharkiv;
- 108 th anti-aircraft missile regiment, 3 of the Buk-M battalion, the city of Zolotonosha;
- 138-th anti-aircraft missile regiment, 6 divisions C-300PT, the city of Dnepropetrovsk;
- 156-th anti-aircraft missile regiment, 3 division Buk-M1, the city of Mariupol;
- 138-I radio engineering team, the city of Cornflowers;
- 164-I radio engineering team, the city of Kharkov;
- Air Command "South", the city of Odessa;
- 299-I brigade of tactical aviation. Total: 36 units Su-25, 3 units L-39М1, 4 units L-39С. Combat ready: 10 units Su-25M1, 9 units Su-25, 3 units Su-25UB, 2 units Su-25UBM, 3 unit L-39M1, 4 unit L-39S city Nikolaev (Kulbakino);
- 160-a anti-aircraft missile brigade, 4 of the C-300PT / PM division, Odessa, Nikolaev;
- 208-I anti-aircraft missile brigade, 1 division C-300PS / PT, city of Kherson;
- The 201 anti-aircraft missile regiment, 2 of the C-300PT battalion, Pervomaisk;
- 14-I radio engineering team, the city of Odessa;
- Air Command "West", the city of Lviv;
- 7-I brigade of tactical aviation. Total: 23 units Su-24М, 12 units Su-24МР, 2 units L-39С, effective: 8 units Su-24М, 5 units Su-24МР, 2 units L-39С, Starokonstantinov city;
- 114 Fighter Aviation Regiment (114 Brigade of Tactical Aviation), 5 units MiG-29, 2 units MiG-29UB, Ivano-Frankivsk;
- 11 th anti-aircraft missile regiment Buk-M1, city Shepetivka;
- 223 anti-aircraft missile regiment, 3 of the Buk-M1 division, the city of Stryi;
- 540 th anti-aircraft missile regiment, C-300, the city of Kamenka-Bug;
- 1-I radio engineering team, city Lipniki;

Restoration and modernization of the Air Force of Ukraine

Medium and overhaul of the Su-25 was able to maintain an aircraft repair plant in Evpatoria (in the Crimea, now moved to Russia). Repair of components, assemblies and systems - Chuguev aircraft repair plant. However, later the Zaporizhia Aircraft Repair Plant “MiGremont” became the main, where the modernization program of Ukrainian Su-25 in Su-25М1 and Su-25УБМ1 began.

The upgrade consisted in replacing the Su-25 analog calculator with a digital one developed by the Ukrainian company Orion-Navigation. According to the developer, this increased the accuracy of the use of weapons on 30%, providing a hit with a deviation of no more than 5 m.

Also installed a new system of SVS (air signal system), an upgraded radio station and satellite navigation system Glonass / GPS / Galileo; at the expense of the latter, the Su-25М1 allegedly became just an all-weather bomber capable of operating ground targets day and night, in poor visibility conditions, and without leaving the clouds. Three times (to 5000 m) the height of the use of weapons has been increased, and the time spent by the aircraft over the objects of impact has been significantly reduced. The attack aircraft has become inaccessible to the enemy's MANPADS, and the possibility of its destruction by anti-aircraft artillery is sharply reduced.

The cost of modernization was less than one million USD and was carried out exclusively by Ukrainian enterprises. However, this amount does not include the cost of overhauling the aircraft.

The first three aircraft - two combat single Su-25М1 and one combat training double Su-25UBM1 - became part of the 299 tactical air brigade in March 2010 of the year.

Two more Su-25М1 joined the combat squadron of the 29 November 2011.

28 September 2012 of the year The 299 Tactical Aviation Brigade received the first digital camouflage camouflaged after upgrading the Su-25М1 attack aircraft. Subsequently, all the upgraded board began to paint the same: 07, 08, 38 and 40.

In total, plans should be upgraded 16 (according to other sources, to 30) of these machines by the end of 2015 year.

The war in the Donbass

The first flights of Ukrainian combat aircraft to the “intimidation of Donbass” took place in April, but oddly enough, the main role in them was played not by the Su-25, but by the MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters that were no longer suitable for strikes on the ground. I got only one Su-25 snapshot over Kramatorsk 15 in April.

As is known, 2 began active hostilities in the Donbas by assault on Slavyansk, but the main role in this assault was played by army helicopters. In the second attack, May 5, the Ukrainian Mi-24 "29 Red" was shot down and sat "on a forced" in the marshland near Raygorodok. Since the Ukrainians could not pull the damaged side in the area controlled by the militia, in the evening the combat debut of the Su-25 took place. The attack aircraft launches NURS turned the Mi-24 into a pile of debris.

The next episode of combat use is associated with a bloody battle for the Donetsk 26 airport in May. The militiamen tried to “wring out” the airport relatively peacefully, but they faced a massive use of enemy aviation: at least three Mi-24 and a pair of MiG-29 cleared the airport area from the Vostok battalion, one of the militiamen who were shot down by KamAZ was probably destroyed by aviation. As is known, the defeat was completed by the 3 th regiment of special forces from Kirovograd, which was ambushed by KamAZ with the wounded, who were all finished off. In the evening Su-25 also appeared over Donetsk, struck by NURS, but the goals of these strikes are unknown.

The next "noticeable success" of the Ukrainian Su-25 was the famous airstrike on the administration building of Lugansk, June 2, at which 8 civilians were killed by NURS. What caused this idiotic airstrike, is still not clear, and the ridiculous “excuses” of the Kiev authorities about the “exploded air conditioner” became the talk of the town.

After this, reports on the use of Su-25 began to appear almost daily.

And after that there were repeated statements about the "knocking down" of the "Dryers", one of which (June 14 over Gorlovka). However, we must admit that so far there has been no objective confirmation of the loss of the Su-25. They deny the losses of the “Sushchek” and on the “other side”, only one unverified source reported damage to the attack aircraft by a man-portable air defense missile.

According to the scant information of the Ministry of Defense, the so-called “Reserve Aviation and Assault Group” operates against the Donbass. It was also stated that X-29 missiles were used for its “point-to-point destruction of militia facilities”. However, given the previous style of use of "artillery and assault aviation" by ATO forces, the use of missiles with a powerful warhead does not promise anything good and to civilians.

However, it must be admitted that so far no facts have been recorded of the use of the Su-25 main armament, free-fall bombs. Given their "accuracy" and the destructive effect, the NURS C-8 used today may seem to the rebellious population as childish pranks "Sokolov Poroshenko".

Despite loud statements in May of 2014 of the year that aviation will be used until the end of the ATO, due to the poor technical condition of most of the aviation technology and tangible losses, Ukrainian military aviation in combat operations in the territories of self-proclaimed DPR and LPR in the winter of 2014-2015 of the year is almost not applied.

Currently, Ukrainian fighter aviation is permanently based on the following airfields: Vasilkov, Kiev Oblast (40 Brigade of Tactical Aviation), Myrgorod, Poltava Oblast (831 Brigade of Tactical Aviation), Ozerny, Zhytomyr Oblast (9 Tactical Brigade Aviation), Ivano-Frankivsk, Ivano-Frankivsk region (114-I Brigade of tactical aviation).

Briefly about RTV and ZRV

In addition to the 6 IAP, which was armed with fighter interceptors, it also included parts of radio engineering (RTV) and anti-aircraft missile forces (ZRV).

In Sevastopol, Odessa, Vasilkov, Lviv and Kharkov, radio-technical brigades were deployed, which included radio-engineering battalions and separate radio-technical companies.

RTV were equipped with radar stations and complexes of various types and modifications:
- meter range: П-14, П-12, П-18, 5Н84Ф;
- decimeter range: П-15, П-19, П-35, П-37, П-40, П-80, 5Н87;
- radio altimeters: PRV-9, -11, -13, -16, -17.

In 1991, units of the ZNVS of the 8 Air Defense Army stationed in Ukraine included 18 anti-aircraft missile regiments and anti-aircraft missile brigades that included the 132 anti-aircraft missile division (ZRDN). It is a lot or a little, it can be judged by the fact that it approximately corresponds to the modern number of ZRDN in the air defense missile defense system and the Russian Air Force.

In the Ukrainian air defense network inherited from the Soviet Union after its collapse, the means of detection and the air defense system were organized so that they could protect strategic objects and geographic regions. Among them are industrial and administrative centers: Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Nikolaev, Odessa and, until recently, the Crimean peninsula. During Soviet times, the air defense system was scattered throughout Ukraine and along the western border. Ukraine as of 2010 year had almost full radar coverage of its territory. However, this situation has now changed significantly. Due to wear and lack of spare parts, the number of operational radars has decreased. Part of the RTV equipment deployed in the east of the country was destroyed during the hostilities. Thus, in the morning of May 6, 2014, as a result of an attack on a radio engineering unit in the Luhansk region, one radar station was destroyed. The following losses of PTB suffered 21 on June 2014 of the year when, as a result of the shelling, the radar stations of the air defense unit in Avdeevka were destroyed from mortar shells.

Ukraine inherited from the Soviet air defense a significant number of medium-range and long-range air defense systems: C-125, C-75, C-200A, B and D, C-300PT and PS. In the air defense of the most modern anti-aircraft systems there were several divisions of C-300В missiles, near the 20 divisions of the Buk air defense system.

The C-75 SAMs were decommissioned in the middle of the 90's, then it was the turn of the C-125 low-altitude systems that served until the start of the 2000's. Long-range air defense systems C-200В and D were operated until 2013 year.

The most modern anti-aircraft systems inherited by Ukraine from the air defense missile defense system of the USSR were the C-300PT and C-300PS air defense systems in the number of 30 divisions. As of 2010, the air defense units had 16 С-300ПТ and 11 С-300ПС.

The lack of quality service and repair during the “independence” period led to the fact that a significant part of Ukrainian C-300PS turned out to be inefficient. Currently, the number of C-300PS missiles capable of carrying combat duty is estimated at the 7-8 divisions.

At the beginning of 2000-x, consultations were held with Russia on the possibility of acquiring new C-300PMU-2 airplanes. However, Ukraine’s chronic insolvency and Russia's unwillingness to supply modern weapon in debt is not allowed to update the Ukrainian air defense. Subsequently, the supply of Ukrainian weapons to Georgia made it impossible at all.

The critical situation with mid-range and long-range anti-aircraft complexes in Ukraine led to the fact that the C-300В and Buk-М1 medium-range long-range air defense systems were included in the centralized air defense system of the country.

However, this is also a temporary measure, as the equipment of the two C-300В divisions that are in combat duty is heavily worn out. The same fully applies to the Buk-М1 air defense system, which the troops have less than 60 PU.

They could have been more, but during the time of Yushchenko’s presidency, the two divisions of these complexes were generously supplied to Georgia. Where one division managed to take part in hostilities, shooting down Russian Tu-22М3 and Su-24М bombers.

By the beginning of the hostilities in August 2008, the Georgians did not really have time to master the complex technology, and part of the calculations of "Bukov" was staffed by Ukrainian specialists. Another division of the Buk-M1 air defense system was unable to take part in hostilities and was captured by Russian troops in the Georgian port of Poti.



Anyway, while maintaining the current state of affairs by the 2020, Ukraine’s air defense will remain without long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft systems. Obviously, the Ukrainian authorities are seriously relying on the supply of modern weapons from the United States and Western Europe, but it is unlikely that under current conditions “Western partners” will go on further worsening relations with Russia.

In this situation, in strengthening its air defense system, Ukraine can only count on internal reserves. In April, 2015, there were reports that Ukraine would adopt the C-125-2D Pechora-2D anti-aircraft missile system based on the late modification of the Soviet C-125X1 low-altitude air defense missile system.

In general, the Ukrainian version of the modernization of the C-125-2-DMS is ideologically similar to the Russian project GSKB Almaz-Antey C-125-2А (Pechora-2A), firing range - 3,5-28 km, height of defeat - 0,02-20 km) , since the modernization is aimed at a radical update of the UNV-2 command post and the SNR-125 missile guidance station.

The C-125-2D-based air defense system is designed to attack tactical and naval aircraft, as well as air-based cruise missiles operating at low and medium altitudes in passive and active interference, day and night. LAW C-125-2D passed the full range of tests, including live firing. During the modernization of the С-125-М1 air defense system to the С-125-2 level, all the fixed assets of the complex were completed. According to the developers, in the course of the improvement, the tasks of increasing the reliability, mobility, complex survivability, radar resistance to radio-electronic interference were solved, and the air defense system was increased by 15 years.

However, there is no doubt that the upgraded Ukrainian C-125 complex, even with increased combat capabilities, will not be able to replace the C-300П family to be decommissioned.

The Ukrainian C-125-2D “Pechora-2D” air defense system would be good as an addition to the existing multi-channel long-range anti-aircraft systems, could be used for the air defense system of airfields, communication centers, headquarters, supply bases, etc.

To solve the problems of air defense in the anti-terrorist operation zone (for some reason, it was so stated from television channels during the Pechora show to the political and military leadership of Ukraine) all components of the C-125-2Д system (including the UNV-2D antenna post and 5P73- XNUMHD) must be placed on a mobile base. Although it seems more logical to use this air defense missile system for object defense - at delivery distance from enemy ground weapons. That, however, still does not remove from the developers the solution of the problem of mobility of the S-2-125-DMS.

From the above, we can conclude about the systemic degradation of the air defense of Ukraine. Currently, it is no longer up to date and has a focal character. Deliveries in a significant number of modern fighters, air defense system, means of monitoring the air situation and control in the near future is not expected. This means that in the next few years, the Ukrainian air defense, as a force capable of influencing the course of hostilities, will cease to exist. An indirect confirmation of the degradation of the Air Force and Air Defense of Ukraine is that the Air Force soldiers began to be used as “cannon fodder”. Thus, in January 2015, a consolidated detachment was formed from the military personnel of the Ukrainian Air Force, which was sent to the combat zone in eastern Ukraine and took part in the battles in the Avdeevka area as an infantry unit.

Total

Over the past year, Ukraine has lost half of its military aviation.

“The conflict was a heavy blow to the Ukrainian forces, many aircraft were shot down or destroyed on the ground. Calculations show that its (Ukraine) military registries were reduced from 400 operating units to 222 during 12 months of the reporting period. It is noted that military aviation has 222 units. Among them - more than 60 fighters, bombers and attack aircraft, about 30 military transport aircraft and more 90 helicopters. 22 aircraft and helicopter were shot down in ATO. The prospects for the Ukrainian Air Force, as you can guess, are very vague. Now the most rational decision seems to be the modernization of a part of combat vehicles. Some combat-ready airplanes and helicopters can still be upgraded, but the majority of resources have almost been exhausted. Given the fact that they are not always repaired and had proper maintenance, a deep modernization of the entire fleet may be a waste of money.

In the context of difficult relations with the Russian Federation, Ukraine is deprived of the opportunity to purchase a new relatively inexpensive aircraft. China can be the way out, although the combat aircraft of the Middle Kingdom lose in quality not only to Western, but also to Russian counterparts. From European / American cars you can pay attention to lightweight multifunctional fighter jas 39 Gripen, which are the cheapest of the fourth-generation fighter jets. True, by the time these aircraft are delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force (if this happens, of course), Russia will already have a fifth-generation T-50 fighter in service, and Turkey and Poland can have at their disposal the latest American F-35. So the purchase of JAS 39 with its limited capabilities is perhaps a temporary measure. Ukraine can also take part in the creation of a fifth-generation Turkish fighter TF-X. Provided, of course, that the Turks will agree and that this project will receive a start in life. Still, for Turkey, which has never built combat aircraft from scratch, this project is a big risk. In Ukraine, there is also no complete cycle for assembling combat aircraft and helicopters. There is, of course, the Antonov enterprise, which can build individual copies of military transport vehicles. There is also Motor Sich, which specializes in the creation of engines and periodically offers its own options for upgrading old equipment. Recently, for example, the company presented a multi-purpose helicopter Mi-2MSB-B, made on the basis of the old Soviet Mi-2. The same base (or rather, its Polish version of the PZL W-3 Sokół) served as the basis for another development of Motor Sich - the Ataman helicopter MSB-6. But the Odessa company "UMIK Aerospace", developing light helicopters, training aircraft and UAVs, according to unconfirmed reports, moved to Russia. So, it is unreasonable for the country's leadership to place high hopes on the Ukrainian military industrial complex.

The first place in the number of military aviation is occupied by the United States - almost 14 thousand cars (27% of the total in the world). RF ranks second with almost 3,5 thousands of machines. China - in third place with almost 2,8 thousands of cars; India - 1,9 thousands of cars; Japan - 1,6 thousands of cars.

Ukrainian Private Military Corporation has published a list of military aviation, which is in service with the Ukrainian army.

Bird-Eye 400 (Bird's Eye).

Specialization: reconnaissance UAV.

In service - 1 machine.

Su-27.

Specialization: heavy multipurpose fighter.

In service - 20 machines.

There are several dozen Su-27 in storage.

Ukraine received about 70 Su-27, which were in service:
1) 831-iap (Mirgorod);
2) 100-th Kiap (Saki);
3) 62-iap air defense (Belbek);
4) 136-iap air defense (Kirov).

MiG-29.

Specification: multipurpose front-line fighter. In service - 80 machines.

There are several dozen MiG-29 in storage.

A number of aircraft have been upgraded to the MiG-29MU1.

In 1992, the Ukrainian Air Force had the 240 MiG-29.

Su-Xnumx.

Specification: front bomber.

In service - 22 machines.

There are several dozen Su-24M in storage.

In 1992, the Ukrainian Air Force had 120 Su-24М and 90 Su-24, which were in service:

1) 230 th bap (Cherlyana);
2) 69 th bap (Ovruch);
3) 806 th bap (Lutsk);
4) 727 (b) (Kanatovo);
5) 7 Bap (Starokonstantinov).

As of 2 July 2014, the losses of the Ukrainian Air Force during the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine, according to the Aviation Safety Network, amounted to 1 heavily damaged Su-24М.

Su-24MR.

Specification: scout.

In service - 11 machines.

In 1992, 12 Su-24МР were based at Kolomyya air base (48-th ogre). Subsequently transferred to the 7 th tactical aviation brigade (Starokonstantinov).

Also 23 Su-24MR were in service with the 511-th orap (Buyalyk) before its disbandment in the 2003 year.

21 March 2014 of the year 1 Su-24MR was damaged during an approach and was decommissioned.

Su-25.

Specification: attack aircraft.

In service - 33 machines.

14 Su-25 upgraded to Su-25М1.

As of 2 July, 2014, the loss of the Ukrainian Air Force during the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine, according to the Aviation Safety Network, amounted to one damaged and one crashed Su-25.

16 July 2014 of the year 1 Su-25М1 was shot down by a Russian fighter near the town of Amvrosiyivka, Donetsk region, the pilot ejected, the plane fell on the territory of Ukraine.

A-39.

Specification: training.

In service - 38 machines.

Some part upgraded to the level of L-39M1.

In 1992, in the Ukrainian Air Force there were about 480 L-39, which were in service:

1) 443-th Training Aviation Regiment (Great Krucha);
2) 809-th Training Aviation Regiment (Akhtyrka);
3) 105-th Training Aviation Regiment (Konotop);
4) 701-th Training Aviation Regiment (Chernihiv);
5) 703-th Training Aviation Regiment (Gorodnya);
6) 33-th pulp and paper industry and the Air Force of Ukraine.

Be-12.

Specification: anti-submarine aircraft.

In service - 4 machines.

3 machines are stored.

As of 2012 year

Ka-25.

Specification: anti-submarine / search and rescue helicopter.

Quantity: 26-28 machines.

Technical condition - no data.

Ka-27PL / Ka-27PS.

Specification: anti-submarine / search and rescue helicopter.

Quantity: 16 machines.

Technical condition - no data.

Ka-29.

Specification: transport and combat helicopter.

Quantity: 12 machines.

Technical condition - no data.

Mi-8MT.

Specification: multipurpose.

In service - 8-10 machines.

11 machines are in storage.

Mi-14.

Specification: anti-submarine / search and rescue helicopter.

In service - 14-17 machines.

15 machines are in storage.

Quantity: 3 Mi-14PL, 1 Mi-14PS.

In 1992, the Ukrainian Air Force had about 42 machines.

IL-76MD.

Specification: medium transport aircraft.

In service - 6 machines.

In storage is - 14 machines.

In 1992, the 190 IL-76 was on the territory of Ukraine, of which the 22 units were adopted by the Ukrainian Air Force.

On the night of 13 on 14 June, 2014 was shot down (one of three), landing at Luhansk IL-76MD airport (w / o 76777) with Ukrainian military and equipment.

An-24B.

Specification: VIP transport.

Board commander of the Air Force of Ukraine.

In storage - 4 machines.

An-26.

Specification: transport aircraft.

In service - 17 machines.

In storage is - 15 machines.

In 1992, the Ukrainian Air Force was armed with 55 An-26.

One was shot down by 14 on July 2014, near Izvarino.

An-30B.

Specification: aircraft aerial photography and aerial reconnaissance.

In service - 1 machine.

4 machines are stored.

One aircraft was shot down over the Slavic 6 June 2014 of the year.

Tu-Xnumhak.

Specification: VIP transport.

In service - 2 machines.

1 Tu-134Sh is stored.

Time will show whether Ukrainian aviation will be used for a military solution in the Donbas. However, it is clear that its use is still “cost-effective” for this. But for unleashing a big war, the Ukrainian Air Force is not ready for sure, and it is unlikely that something can change.
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  1. The black
    The black 30 March 2016 09: 59
    +49
    It’s bad that at least something else remains .. inadequate Kiev authorities should not have serious weapons ...

    A meeting in Kiev on the square near the Rada.
    - They told us that Putin would come and if we put us in a fox. The arctic fox came, but where is Putin ??)))
    1. Vanek
      Vanek 30 March 2016 10: 06
      +7
      Quote: Black
      inadequate


      This is what. They have a penal battalion, so they don’t even trust shovels.

      Remember the joke?

      In general, even slingshots need to be taken away.
      1. Sensatus
        Sensatus 30 March 2016 10: 10
        +8
        From the foregoing, we can conclude about the systemic degradation of air defense of Ukraine. Currently, it no longer meets modern requirements and is focal in nature.

        This is exactly what was prepared for Russia. But in Russia, fortunately, it did not work out.
    2. Thrall
      Thrall 30 March 2016 10: 07
      +27
      There is a special way for the development of aviation. smile
      Kiev: Ukraine's record for the image of the plane
      More than 1,5 thousand students set a national record for the image of the aircraft.
      1. silver_roman
        silver_roman 30 March 2016 10: 52
        +4
        Wow ... National Aviation University, former Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers (KIIGA). Finished it. It was once the strongest aviation university in the Union. Better than in Moscow and Riga (if I'm not mistaken).
        1. Ostwest
          Ostwest 30 March 2016 11: 50
          +1
          In Kharkov there is KhAI, Kharkov Aviation Institute. In this situation, it probably also closed.
    3. cniza
      cniza 30 March 2016 10: 13
      +8
      The state will not come out of them and they will not have aviation - walk with them.
    4. Observer2014
      Observer2014 30 March 2016 10: 16
      +15
      "The Air Force and Air Defense of Ukraine: what was and what was left" Just at the break of the USSR and the formation of Ukraine, I served as a conscript in the army. I saw with my own eyes how everything was! Imagine an airfield, everything is buzzing and taking off. And then three months have passed after the announcement of "nezalezhnosti" and silence. Yes, for some period the mechanism moved according to the knurled pattern, and then everything became. I saw how the fleet was divided, I saw the epic with "Cheleken" with my own eyes I saw how the officers swore the oath. How yesterday he was crucifying about how good it is in the USSR. And a year later, how NATO will "help" Ukraine. And the finale has not yet sounded. When Pridnestrovie becomes part of Russia, let's say, then there will be a final Until that moment, even though there is nothing left at all that can fly, we are not cold or hot because of this.
    5. 79807420129
      79807420129 30 March 2016 10: 19
      +14
      They gave matches to idiots at one time, so they slept at home or, here, the horses also played on airplanes, shot down two civilian planes and ruined the state.
    6. Bongo
      Bongo 30 March 2016 10: 54
      +8
      Air Force and Air Defense of Ukraine: what was and what was left

      A significant part of the article is "ripped off" word-for-word from here:
      State of air defense of Ukraine -This publication was at VO 22.05.15
      1. tomket
        tomket 31 March 2016 00: 27
        +1
        Quote: Bongo
        A significant part of the article is "ripped off" word-for-word from here:
        The state of Ukraine’s air defense - this publication was at the 22.05.15 AT

        I wonder who should be branded for poor knowledge of the material and preparation? Original or this article? It touched me that no one brought the wreckage of all the downed Su-25 to the author, and therefore he does not confirm their loss) He probably also did not hear anything about the downed MiG-29. As well as about Su-24, successfully burnt out on the earth. In general, if you are concerned with ATO, then get ready better.
  2. Vanek
    Vanek 30 March 2016 10: 00
    +6
    "Air Force and Air Defense of Ukraine: What Was and What Was Left"

    Everything was, nothing was left. And if left, then ....
  3. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall 30 March 2016 10: 00
    +6
    They were flying!
    1. avt
      avt 30 March 2016 10: 30
      +4
      Quote: tiredwithall
      They were flying!

      Well, they will fly off soon. Although ..... you fse fret! I read on the Great Ukrainian resource today - Ukrainian Air Force received 4 NEW MiG-29s! This is really the 6th generation of airplanes! wassat
      1. 0255
        0255 30 March 2016 11: 04
        +3
        Quote: avt
        Quote: tiredwithall
        They were flying!

        Well, they will fly off soon. Although ..... you fse fret! I read on the Great Ukrainian resource today - Ukrainian Air Force received 4 NEW MiG-29s! This is really the 6th generation of airplanes! wassat

        and to * Tsapsko-communist development laughing
    2. tol100v
      tol100v 30 March 2016 10: 30
      +1
      Quote: tiredwithall
      They were flying!

      Jumped!
      1. tiredwithall
        tiredwithall 30 March 2016 10: 39
        +3
        Yes, jumping - not flying.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 30 March 2016 12: 04
          +1
          Let's just say that a born born cannot fly. At that pace, the remaining scrap will soon go.
      2. Yuriy3005
        Yuriy3005 30 March 2016 12: 26
        +1
        Soon, all that remains of the Air Force 404 will be testing trampolines for the FSA space program ...
  4. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 30 March 2016 10: 01
    +8
    We must still be able to and try all this manages to ........ Th. And yes, I forgot, Russia is to blame!
  5. ded100
    ded100 30 March 2016 10: 05
    +5
    Remained the name and a lot of ambition !! laughing
  6. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 30 March 2016 10: 05
    +10
    Well Ukrainians divided the military equipment of the USSR, while all the debts fell on us ..
    They only know how to steal and open their mouths. Would die already faster ..
  7. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 30 March 2016 10: 09
    +4
    With their ability to sniff in a rag, and not to bullshit on Rossiyu.Krym they will "win back" only with whom and with what, frostbitten banderlog who, at the sight of Russian tanks, will immediately put their hands up the hill.
  8. Приговор
    Приговор 30 March 2016 10: 13
    +4
    Listen, that’s how it’s all done ... you have to have this talent. Perhaps, over the past 20 years no one has been able to degrade like the former Ukraine. I think this will facilitate the task of liberation from the Nazi regime.
    1. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa April 2 2016 16: 36
      0
      You don’t need to free anyone there, they need to finish their cactus to the end, but then when they are already degrading to Australopithecus, you can selectively only who we need and release, and Zapadensky let him go to the geyropu with everyone else like him.
  9. RussianRoulette
    RussianRoulette 30 March 2016 10: 21
    +7
    On the face are the symptoms of prosore of the enormous inheritance of a rich dad by a son of a degenerate addict.
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 30 March 2016 10: 33
      +5
      Quote: RussianRoulette
      On the face of the prosere of the colossal inheritance of rich dad

      Rather, a slut daughter!
      1. tilovaykrisa
        tilovaykrisa April 2 2016 16: 37
        0
        This is not even a slut but a real humeral one.
  10. Igor39
    Igor39 30 March 2016 10: 26
    +2
    Everything they have in storage ..., the majority already at the metal warehouse.
  11. kursk87
    kursk87 30 March 2016 10: 27
    +3
    Ukraine itself is to blame for squandering its military power! In a country where financial interests come first, they think about effective defense at the last moment.
  12. Mercenary
    Mercenary 30 March 2016 10: 27
    +2
    Ukrainians on the family says everything to destroy and prosse .. fuck! With the Air Force done away with the industry and the economy, finish off the army and relations with Russia!
  13. Evgeny RS
    Evgeny RS 30 March 2016 10: 27
    +1
    China will not give Ukraine free planes, but Ukrainians have no money for new equipment.
  14. weksha50
    weksha50 30 March 2016 10: 27
    +1
    Strange ...

    Here is an excerpt from the article:
    "Total ...
    Over the past year, Ukraine has lost half of its military aviation.

    “The conflict was a heavy blow to the Ukrainian forces, many planes were shot down or destroyed on the ground. Estimates show that her (Ukraine's) military registers decreased from 400 operating units to 222 in 12 months reporting period »It is noted that ... 22 planes and helicopters were shot down in anti-terrorist operation"...

    And where were the remaining 200 units lost ??? After all, it is indicated that this is the fault of the "military conflict", which was a heavy blow to the Ukrainian Armed Forces ...

    About ... spoiled such power ... squandered, sold, plundered ... As Professor Preobrazhensky used to say, the conflict with ukrov is not in the ATO, but in the heads ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 30 March 2016 11: 03
      +1
      Aircraft dismantled for details.
      1. The black
        The black 30 March 2016 19: 42
        +1
        And where were the remaining 200 units lost ???
        Why are you lost? But what about real estate abroad, new cars, yachts, gold toilets for the ukrovermahtovsky general? laughing
    2. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa April 2 2016 16: 39
      0
      I don’t know about airplanes, but they’re in the turntables in Angola and Sierra Leone, and then they delivered 200 pieces of this for sure.
  15. VP
    VP 30 March 2016 10: 29
    +2
    I wonder what the average annual raid was in 2015
    1. AdekvatNICK
      AdekvatNICK 30 March 2016 10: 36
      +3
      on earth imitating flight of an airplane with their palms of hands they flew.
    2. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa April 2 2016 16: 39
      0
      200 meters take-off.
  16. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 30 March 2016 10: 29
    +2
    The situation is like in Russia at the beginning of 90x, severed communications, a mess, theft at all levels. It is not surprising that, for example, in Mirgorod the SU-27 was removed from combat duty, I won’t be surprised if the situation in other a / p is approximately the same.
    1. VP
      VP 30 March 2016 10: 44
      +2
      If they accelerated the graduation from flight schools, they probably accelerated the introduction of equipment after repairs, somewhere these graduates need to be planted, on some equipment.
      In principle, the specialists and equipment at the repair factories still remained, and spare parts can be fucked up with the equipment in storage, there in bulk.
      1. max702
        max702 30 March 2016 12: 55
        +1
        Quote: VP
        and spare parts can be fucked up with the equipment in storage, there in bulk.

        Or maybe everything was stolen earlier? The storage equipment is worth it for this, and the Khokhlop warrant officers on theft are the absolute champions of the galaxy .. so they vryatli what was left of good storage ..
  17. Horst78
    Horst78 30 March 2016 10: 30
    +4
    - 25-I air transport 1 unit An-26, 7 units IL-76M, Melitopol city;
    - 15-I transport brigade, 15-I transport aviation brigade, 2 units AN-30B, 2 units TU-134AK, 1 units AN-24B, 3 units AN-26, 2 Mi-8Т, -NNXX units X-NNXX, 2 units X-NUMX, 8 units X-NUMX, XNUMX units Borispol;
    - 456-I transport Aviabrigada, 1 unit AN-24B, 1 unit AN-26 «Vita», 4 unit AN-26, 2 units of Mi-8MT, 1 unit Mi-8PS, 1 unit Mi-9, city Gavrishovka;
    - Air Command Center, the city of Vasilkov;
    - 40 Brigade of tactical aviation, 11 units MiG-29, 4 units MiG-29M1, 3 units MiG-29UB, 8 units L-39С, Vasilkov city;
    - 831 brigade of tactical aviation 6 units Su-27, 5 units Su-27UB, 4 units L-39, city of Mirgorod;
    - 9 tactical aviation brigade 9 tactical aviation brigade, 6 MiG-29 units, 2 MiG-29UB units, Ozernoye city; Not a brigade, so a regiment. A technique with a gulkin nose. just like with the Navy U. Admiralov more than ships (including rubber boats).
  18. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 30 March 2016 10: 31
    +2
    They sold everything to the right and left, handed over for scrap, the story of the unfinished VARYAG did not teach them anything. And the train then left ....
  19. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 March 2016 10: 34
    +2
    Flew off. As far as I understand, aviation does not even fly into training flights, saving a meager remaining resource. But what about the pilots? when flying less than 50 hours a year, the pilot loses his qualifications.
    1. VO3A
      VO3A 30 March 2016 12: 07
      +5
      I will give the procedure for training Ukrainian military pilots in 1997. An annual raid to stay in service 20 hours a year. This raid guaranteed full salary, flight soldering and uniforms, a year for 2. It was achieved by 2 charges and flights on the L-39 during the year for 10 hours with prepisk in training centers.
      In addition, a skeleton of 10 pilots was formed in each unit (commander, deputy, instructors of the former division and army level, and komeski). These instructor pilots were then to, under favorable conditions, restore those who were in service. The raid of these pilots was extremely uneven from 20 to 50 or more hours a year. 1 the graduation of young pilots from the school did not fly at all, the other graduations flew extremely little, so even when they got to the number of combat units they simply rolled on the L-39 in the front cockpit for statistics.
    2. VO3A
      VO3A 30 March 2016 12: 24
      +1
      In these years 97-99, some military still retained Soviet concepts. They were shocked when inspectors in the aviation regiments found 5-6 combat-ready aircraft, and only 1-2 pilots could take off in the SMU. As people signed the documents for the preparation and execution of the work, it was not clear. That's when Ukrainian aviation ended Any self-respecting person could not be in this gadyushnik and observe all this chaos. And then there was the military pension reform in Ukraine. It was not implemented, but the threat of its adoption and the last thinkers has squandered.
  20. Papapg
    Papapg 30 March 2016 10: 35
    +8
    Soon more jumpers will be added, father decided to play -
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 30 March 2016 10: 45
      +5
      Chym lighter galava, tym sculpts dap.
      1. Ostwest
        Ostwest 30 March 2016 11: 58
        +3
        The head for jumping is an extra organ, it is not needed, it only interferes.
        1. tiredwithall
          tiredwithall 30 March 2016 14: 22
          +2
          And Kali without galava, then where is the peacock to be self-wielding?
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  21. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 30 March 2016 10: 36
    +5
    having a plane is not enough, you need to put an experienced pilot on it and refuel this plane. And this is a bigger problem for the dill than buying the plane itself.
  22. Holsten
    Holsten 30 March 2016 10: 51
    +3
    "You don't need a knife for a fool," but it takes time and a lot of vodka. By the way, they took care of this by increasing the production of vodka in Ukraine by 100%.
  23. 31rus2
    31rus2 30 March 2016 11: 02
    +3
    Dear, good, detailed article, for which thanks to the author, the matter is not in the number of airplanes and air defense systems, this whole semi-dead colossus can still bring a lot of victims and grief, besides, there are often facts of the participation of Russian companies in deliveries to the fuel regime, parts, dual-use products, about Belarus in general I am silent, through it you can drive anything to Ukraine, the question is who benefits?
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  25. Arkan
    Arkan 30 March 2016 11: 08
    +2
    Why do the farmers need air defense and stuff ?! Pitchfork, oh tse dilo ("Pitchfork from Lyashko", new collection)! Almost the entire legacy of the USSR has been mediocrely destroyed, and the minds themselves do not have enough to do something really new. For the development of a modern military-industrial complex, the State is needed, and on this territory only the village council.
  26. Gray brother
    Gray brother 30 March 2016 11: 20
    +4
    Ground battle. A pair of Mi-24 helicopters provides air support to the Armed Forces forces fighting the enemy near the village of Georgievka. The first assessment pass. Having noticed armored vehicles, helicopters turn around and lie down on a combat course. They immediately open fire from automatic guns of armored vehicles and machine guns. Apparently, frightened by the high density of fire, the pilots decide to leave the combat course, without even trying to work out the NARs. Turning to the side, Mi-24 went along the outskirts of the village, parallel to the enemy’s positions, at a distance from them. The anti-aircraft unit of the air attack forces launches two missiles on helicopters. Mi-24 with tail number “09” (“yellow”) explodes in the air when a rocket hits. Launch on the second helicopter is less successful, because it maneuvering, sharply went down. It was not possible to destroy the helicopter further; the “crocodile” left almost in private with the roofs of the houses.
  27. Urgen
    Urgen 30 March 2016 11: 25
    +5
    Too large a farm (Air Force, Fleet) they got during the division of the Union. They did not pull all of this to service, repair and exploit. It was necessary not to be greedy, and give half to Russia, but where there ... As in a joke:
    - I can not play basketball
    - Why not?
    - How is it that I will throw my ball into someone else's basket ???
  28. atamankko
    atamankko 30 March 2016 11: 27
    +1
    The Ukrainians worthily jumped and pissed off the equipment and the state received from the USSR.
  29. 2s1122
    2s1122 30 March 2016 11: 31
    +1
    This is what kind of talent you need to have so much weaponry to crap. I always said that if you didn’t earn it or didn’t do it yourself, then you are unable to appreciate what you got
  30. askort154
    askort154 30 March 2016 11: 46
    +4
    The list of March 17, 1992 does not indicate the Tu-160, of which there were 19 units in Ukraine (a / base "Priluki") out of 34 produced in the USSR. In 1999, 10 pieces of Tu-160 with a minimum resource were cut under the US program "Nunn-Lugar". Only 8 pcs. managed to "scratch out" and overtake in the Russian Federation for gas debts (285 mln. USD.) Plus to them - 3 pcs. Tu-95MS and 581 Kh-55 cruise missiles. In Ukraine, they left one Tu-160 for the museum.
  31. spech
    spech 30 March 2016 11: 57
    +1
    July 16, 2014 1 Su-25M1 was shot down by a Russian fighter in the region of Amvrosievka, Donetsk region

    But about this episode can be more detailed?
    PS did not look for a long time, but the first links LJ, Wiki, and ETA article am
  32. SIT
    SIT 30 March 2016 12: 00
    +1
    Rename the catapult (slingshot) from the Maidan into an air defense weapon.
  33. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 30 March 2016 12: 00
    +1
    I offer Ukrainians in the framework of the ongoing decommunization to melt into scrap all Soviet equipment !!!
  34. NC1982
    NC1982 30 March 2016 12: 24
    +2
    I don’t understand, they don’t have strategic aviation at all? Have you cut everything? Part of the Tu-160 was returned to the Russian Federation, the rest until the last strategist was put under a knife ??? Insanity is getting stronger began long before the Maidan ...
    1. Mama_Cholli
      Mama_Cholli 31 March 2016 11: 02
      +1
      Just as it is impossible to serve Ferrari on the collective farm, it is impossible to maintain strategists in dill.
    2. Mama_Cholli
      Mama_Cholli 31 March 2016 11: 02
      +1
      Just as it is impossible to serve Ferrari on the collective farm, it is impossible to maintain strategists in dill.
  35. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 30 March 2016 12: 24
    +1
    As you know, the defeat was completed by the 3rd Regiment of Special Forces from Kirovograd, in an ambush of which KamAZ fell with the wounded, who were completely finished off.

    Ahem ... actually, Mokrushin had an interview with a militia who fought in the Vostok battalion.
    In it, this episode was described in a slightly different light: due to the lack of proper control of numerous small detachments and an acute lack of communications, a friendly fire started.
    - What did the episode with the shooting of Kamaz with militias look like?

    - I myself heard on the radio station, about half an hour before the appearance of “Kamaz”, that “right-wingers” would break from the airport to the city.

    - You admit the idea that it was a kind of special operation of the enemy? That the adversary could wedge into your radio exchange and report misinformation?

    - No, it was their own. I am sure about that. Who exactly spoke - I do not know. In addition, I later spoke with other participants in the battle and found out that there was a command: “Do not shoot! They’re coming! ” But this command was not duplicated by radio, but transmitted along the chain. And somewhere in front of us this chain was broken.

    - Do I understand correctly that several groups, in one of which you were, lay in a landing along Vzletnaya Street and consistently fired at Kamazes passing by?

    - Yes. But there is one more point: the people who were in the Kamaz trucks, when they had not even reached us, were already firing in all directions. I later read that they had an order to break through, and they decided to do it on fire.
    So it happened: we have information that the "right-wingers" will break through, they have the order to break through with the fight. Kamaz rides on us, shoots in all directions. What do you think? Here they are, these "pravoseki". We opened fire on them with machine guns. The first KAMAZ slipped, it was hit somewhere in the city, and the second was stopped by a group near the bridge itself, about 50 meters to our right.

    - When did you realize that it was your own?

    - Minutes after 15 fights. Those who remained alive they continued to shoot from the body, threw grenades. They suggested they give up, but no one gave up. As a result, from the RPG-26 they shmalnuli.

    - And how did they offer to give up?

    - They simply shouted: “Surrender!”

    - People from "KamAZ" tried to get out?

    “As I understand it, there were a lot of people in the car who were injured while flying at the airport.” Part of it was trying to get out, part of it was lying on its sides. But their defense position was very unsuccessful. Someone else got into the ammunition there, he pulled - “The Fly” maybe - and many more were beaten by this.
    We approached Kamaz when, in fact, they crushed the resistance. We saw the St. George ribbons, realized that this is their own. Although then for a few more days there were people who were sure that they were dressed as “dill”. People tend to justify themselves.
    They began to bandage the living, to harness.
  36. koshmarik
    koshmarik 30 March 2016 12: 32
    +1
    The most remarkable thing is that all these aircraft residues are of Russian production, which means that their armament, maintenance and modernization are possible only at the plants of the archenemy of Ukraine. Here Poroshenko scratches turnip.
    1. ydjin
      ydjin 30 March 2016 13: 52
      +2
      Quote: koshmarik
      The most remarkable thing is that all these aircraft residues are of Russian production, which means that their armament, maintenance and modernization are possible only at the plants of the archenemy of Ukraine. Here Poroshenko scratches turnip.

      Correct Soviet production! What does not detract from this military equipment! She would care and modernization ... Yeah. And we have a lot of our technology ... over the years. But still managed to save a lot and kept the military-industrial complex, thanks for this to such as the director of UVZ Vladimir Potkin, and many other our true heroes! That would be an article about them on TopVar who could write! I am proud!
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 30 March 2016 15: 56
      0
      Quote: koshmarik
      The most remarkable thing is that all these aircraft residues are of Russian production, which means that their armament, maintenance and modernization are possible only at the plants of the archenemy of Ukraine.

      Soviet. The same Su-25 produced an aircraft factory in Tbilisi.
  37. nivander
    nivander 30 March 2016 12: 37
    0
    some Kiev idiot resuscitated airfield units of the Ukrainian Luftwaffe
  38. Evgeniy-111
    Evgeniy-111 30 March 2016 12: 43
    +2
    "On July 16, 2014, 1 Su-25M1 was shot down by a Russian fighter in the area of ​​Amvrosievka, Donetsk region, the pilot ejected, the plane crashed on the territory of Ukraine."

    And when did the Ukrainian attack aircraft go astray by our fighters? Something the author bends!
  39. andrei08661
    30 March 2016 13: 24
    0
    Quote: Evgeniy-111
    "On July 16, 2014, 1 Su-25M1 was shot down by a Russian fighter in the area of ​​Amvrosievka, Donetsk region, the pilot ejected, the plane crashed on the territory of Ukraine."

    And when did the Ukrainian attack aircraft go astray by our fighters? Something the author bends!

    This is the Ukrainian media so bends. In fact, this was not. Part of the article was taken from official Ukrainian media sources. In fact, the downed planes were a militia.
  40. Zomanus
    Zomanus 30 March 2016 13: 24
    +1
    Well, there is air defense in Ukraine. Small, wretched, but there is.
    And now the question is, why does Ukraine need air defense in principle?
    Air defense to protect the borders of the country, protect the sovereignty of the country, protect the right of the country to live independently, in an expanded sense.
    Does this apply to Ukraine now? No, the country is a colony.
    Are there countries around this colony that you have to defend against?
    That's right every day, otherwise kapets. No, there is enough peace around ... sane countries.
    And from here, the country essentially does not need an army and so on.
    Border protection at the level of pests to drive, I am silent about air defense in general.
    1. andrei08661
      30 March 2016 13: 40
      0
      For them, now the threat is Russia, before the Soviet Union, the NATO bloc was a threat why exactly in the Crimea a large number of air forces and air defense were waiting for threats from Turkey and so on, that is, the NATO bloc.
  41. andrei08661
    30 March 2016 13: 37
    +1
    Quote: VP
    I wonder what the average annual raid was in 2015

    the annual raid was in 15 year, only 300 hours for the entire squadron
  42. hobot
    hobot 30 March 2016 16: 02
    0
    And they jumped and flew away, only in the marine fleet the guys did the right thing - they left to serve in Russia.
  43. drilled
    drilled 30 March 2016 16: 04
    +1
    90s, Belo-Tserkovsky district, Uzin-1, former long-range aviation division, two regiments Tu-95 (Ogorodniki), Tu-95 MS (Mongols), and the Normandy regiment (transport workers). The planes were cut with a guillotine brought from the States with a full formation of the division at the airfield, with a banner (already Khokhlyatsky, because a little earlier three crews stole the Soviet banner and flew to Engels).
  44. KRIG55
    KRIG55 30 March 2016 22: 33
    0
    This is worthy of the Guinness Book of Records for such a period of time .. there is so much technology. So the state will disappear completely, there will be an exclusion zone.
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  46. andrei08661
    31 March 2016 01: 10
    0
    Quote: tomket
    Quote: Bongo
    A significant part of the article is "ripped off" word-for-word from here:
    The state of Ukraine’s air defense - this publication was at the 22.05.15 AT

    I wonder who should be branded for poor knowledge of the material and preparation? Original or this article? It touched me that no one brought the wreckage of all the downed Su-25 to the author, and therefore he does not confirm their loss) He probably also did not hear anything about the downed MiG-29. As well as about Su-24, successfully burnt out on the earth. In general, if you are concerned with ATO, then get ready better.


    This list contains confirmed and unconfirmed losses of the Ukrainian Air Force "Aviation losses during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine" there and about the Su-24 and MiG-29
  47. eugraphus
    eugraphus 28 December 2017 06: 19
    0
    In aviation, one of the main components of combat readiness is fuel and lubricants reserves. What is the situation with the APU?
    A large number of aircraft and pilots are instantly reset to zero by the lack of kerosene.
    In a car, some kind of carburetor works until it breaks. In aviation, hourly passport counting is carried out on units. That is, the problem of spare parts has its own specifics.
    Surely there are quite a few questions for the preparation of the flight technical staff. It was reported that even in the USA there is a shortage of qualified pilots.
  48. asr55
    asr55 4 June 2018 20: 21
    0
    Article from beginning to end lies! And they got more koklah from the collapse of the union, there is no point in listing here, well, practically everything was prosral. All modernization, if you can call it that, took place only on paper and in statements. At the moment, that small number of strike aircraft that are still able to take off a fully developed resource. As for the s-300 for 2010, 16 s-300pt divisions and 11 divisions remained. s-300ps. Due to critical wear and tear, all S-300PTs were removed from combat duty, which left the only long-range anti-aircraft missile system in the Ukrainian S-300PS air defense system. The lack of quality service, together with wear and tear and a constant reduction in stocks of missiles that have not yet met the shelf life, reduced the number of S-300PS divisions capable of carrying combat duty to 7–8. Events in Crimea, when the materiel of two anti-aircraft missile regiments, which had 4 S-300PS divisions, and the S-300PT division, came under the control of the RF Armed Forces.
  49. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 6 September 2018 18: 57
    0
    However, it must be admitted that so far there has not been a single objective confirmation of the loss of the Su-25. They also deny the losses of Sushki on the “other side”, only one unverified source reported damage to the attack aircraft by a MANPADS missile.


    Somehow you superficially studied the topic, here are the facts on 7 wrecked Ukrainian Su-25

    http://lostarmour.info/aviation/

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