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List of active Ukrainian military aircraft

The following is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Figures are sourced from the latest annual editions of Flight International.

Contents

AircraftEdit

Current inventoryEdit

 
A Su-27 on take off from Belbek air base
 
An Aero L-39C Albatros on the taxi way
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
MiG-29 Soviet Union multirole 21[1] Russian forces captured 45 aircraft during the Crimean crisis[2]
Sukhoi Su-24 Soviet Union all weather attack 12[1]
Sukhoi Su-25 Soviet Union attack / CAS 13[1]
Sukhoi Su-27 Soviet Union multirole 28[1]
Reconnaissance
Antonov An-30 Ukraine surveillance 3[1]
Transport
Antonov An-26 Ukraine transport 22[1]
Antonov An-70 Ukraine transport 1[1]
Ilyushin Il-76 Soviet Union heavy transport 5[1]
Helicopters
Mil Mi-8 Soviet Union transport 16[1]
Kamov Ka-226 Russia utility 1[1]
Trainer Aircraft
Aero L-39 Czechoslovakia trainer 47[1]
KhAZ-30 Ukraine basic trainer 4[3] used at the Kharkiv Air Force University
UAV
RQ-11 Raven United States surveillance RQ-11B 72[4]
 
An Mi-8 helicopter on lift off from the military training academy in Odessa

Army AviationEdit

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Helicopters
Mil Mi-8 Soviet Union utility 39[1]
Mil Mi-24 Soviet Union attack 34[1]
Mil Mi-2 Soviet Union utility / trainer 1[1]

Naval AviationEdit

 
A Ukrainian Ka-27 lands aboard the USS Donald Cook during exercise Sea Breeze 2015
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Maritime patrol
Antonov An-148 Ukraine maritime patrol 1 on order[1]
Transport
Antonov An-26 Ukraine transport 1[1]
Beriev Be-12 Soviet Union transport / SAR 2[1] amphibian aircraft
Helicopters
Mil Mi-14 Soviet Union SAR / ASW 4[1]
Kamov Ka-27 Soviet Union ASW 27/29 4<[1]
 
A former Ukrainian Tu-22M

RetiredEdit

Previous aircraft operated by the Air Force consisted of the MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27, Sukhoi Su-17, Sukhoi Su-15, Yakovlev Yak-28, Tupolev Tu-160, Tupolev Tu-95, Tupolev Tu-22M, Tupolev Tu-22, Tupolev Tu-16, Tupolev Tu-154, and the Tupolev Tu-134[5]

Air DefenseEdit

Name Origin Type In service Notes
SAM
S-300V1[6][7] Soviet Union SAM system 8 long range capable
S-300PS [7] Soviet Union mobile SAM system
S-75 Dvina [7] Soviet Union mobile SAM system
SA-3 Goa S-125 [7] Soviet Union mobile SAM system
SA-5 Gammon S-200 [7] Soviet Union mobile SAM system
SA-6 Gainful SD 3M9 [7] Soviet Union mobile SAM system

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "World Air Forces 2019". Flightglobal Insight. 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ de Larrinaga, Nicholas (4 June 2014). "Ukraine returns combat aircraft to service". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. IHS Jane's. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ http://uprom.info/en/news/avia/u-harkovi-vidnovlyuyut-virobnitstvo-litakiv-haz-30
  4. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. September 2016. p. 37.
  5. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  6. ^ Armament of Ukrainian Armed Forces
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Ukraine - Air Force Equipment". globalsecurity.org. 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.