15th Transport Aviation Brigade (Ukraine)
|15th Transport Aviation Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Boryspil International Airport, Kiev Oblast|
|Colonel Dmytro Filatov|
|Air Force Sleeve patch|
|Aviation branch insignia|
|Transport||An-24, An-26, Tu-134|
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- (in Russian) Air Force Archived 2009-01-12 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Russian) Ukrainian Armed forces on January 1, 2001
- Ihnat, Yuri (2008-07-31). "In Ukrainian Airforce". People's Army (in Ukrainian). Vinnytsia: ElVisti. Retrieved 2008-08-22.[permanent dead link]
- Karpov, Victor V.; Tabachnyk, Dmytro V. (2006). Ukrainian Military Symbols. Kiev: Lybid. p. 180. ISBN 966-06-0453-X.
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