Ukrainian military aviation: the results of 2018

Ukrainian military aviation: the results of 2018

It is known that during 2018 Ukrainian aviation brigades received after repair and modernization on plants in Lviv, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, Chuguiv at least:

7 MiG-29, in particular 4 MiG-29MU1 and 1 MiG-29UB; 5 Su-27, in particular 1 Su-27UB; 3 Su-25M1; 1 Su-24MR; 4 L-39/M1; 2 An-26; 1 IL-76MD.

That was reported by Military Aviation.

It is worth noting that in 2018, probably a record number of MiG-29 – 7 fighters was repaired.

Relative to the number of repaired helicopters, no information is available. It is known about the receiving in december 2018 to the Armed Forces of Ukraine 1 Mi-8MSB-V and 1 Mi-8MT and helicopters of the electronic warfare Mi-8MTPB, Mi-8MTPI. Some number of Mi-24P, Mi-8MT, Mi-8MSB-V, Mi-2MSB was received by the aviation brigades.

In June 2018, the 10th Separate Naval Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy received the helicopter Ka-226, which was previously owned by the State emergency service of Ukraine, but was not used for a long time. In December 2018 Ka-226 has returned to service after long waiting times at ground.

On August 29, 2018 the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has concluded a contract with «Airbus Helicopters» to supply 55 helicopters, among which 21 used H-225, 10 new Н-145 and 24 new Н-125.

The first two H-225 arrived in Ukraine on December 20, 2018.

Photo by Marco Spuyman