15th Transport Aviation Brigade (Ukraine)

The 15th Transport Aviation Brigade "Aircraft Designer Oleg Antonov" is a formation of the Ukrainian Air Force.[3]

15th Transport Aviation Brigade
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Active-
CountryUkraine
BranchAir Force
TypeTransport
Garrison/HQBoryspil International Airport, Kiev Oblast[1][2]
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Dmytro Filatov[3]
Insignia
Air Force Sleeve patch
Left Arm
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RoundelRoundel of Ukraine.svg
Fin flashLesser Coat of Arms of Ukraine.svg
Aviation branch insignia
collar
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Aircraft flown
ReconnaissanceAn-30
TransportAn-24, An-26, Tu-134

HistoryEdit

 
15th Aviation Special Purpose Brigade
 
15th Transport Aviation Brigade before August 15, 2008

In 1995, the regiment received Antonov An-30B aircraft and personnel from the disbanded 86th Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Squadron.

On February 17, 1997, the 1st ATR was reformed as the 15th Transport Aviation Brigade

In 2001 the Brigade was known as 15th Aviation Special Purpose Brigade.[2]

ComponentsEdit

  • 1st Transport Squadron - Antonov An-26, a single Antonov An-24 and a single Tupolev Tu-134A-3. Its tasks are the transportation of cargo, personnel and senior members of the armed forces and the state.
  • 2nd Aerial Photography Squadron “Blakytna stezha” - An-30B aircraft which carry out international observation missions under the “Open Skies” Treaty, performing aerial inspections.
  • 3rd Helicopter Squadron - Mil Mi-8 of various versions for transportation of high-command officers and leaders of the state.

AircraftEdit

OperationsEdit

  • Participated in the war in Afghanistan from 1981, and performed both standard tasks, aerial photography of the territory for mapping and special tasks: visual monitoring of Mujahideen groups, vectoring of combat aircraft on weapon caravans and assistance in SAR operations.
  • Brigade was involved in response Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
  • Supported Ukrainian operations in UN missions in the former Yugoslavia, Iraq), and Africa (Angola, Sierra Leone.
  • Brigade have actively participated in anti-terrorist operations in East Ukraine.
  • International observation missions under the “Open Skies” Treaty, performing aerial inspections.

AccidentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Russian) Air Force Archived 2009-01-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b (in Russian) Ukrainian Armed forces on January 1, 2001
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ihnat, Yuri (2008-07-31). "In Ukrainian Airforce". People's Army (in Ukrainian). Vinnytsia: ElVisti. Retrieved 2008-08-22.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ https://theaviationist.com/2019/09/27/ukrainian-armed-forces-an-30b-carries-out-open-skies-treaty-observation-flights-over-southern-italy/amp/
  • Karpov, Victor V.; Tabachnyk, Dmytro V. (2006). Ukrainian Military Symbols. Kiev: Lybid. p. 180. ISBN 966-06-0453-X.

Coordinates: 50°21′17″N 30°54′42″E / 50.3547°N 30.9117°E / 50.3547; 30.9117