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Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Air Force and Anti-Air Defence Brigade
Brigada zračne snage i protivzračna odbrane
Бригада ваздушних снага и противваздушне одбране
Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Founded 2006
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Branch Air force
Type Aerial warfare
Role Defending Bosnian airspace
Size 619 active personnel
300+ civilian personnel
1,100 guard personnel
67 aircraft[1]
Part of Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Command HQ Sarajevo
Motto Perspektiva - Perspective
Colors Ultramarine Blue and Golden Yellow         
Anniversaries December 1.
Insignia
Fin
Roundel
Aircraft flown
Attack Soko J-22 Orao, Soko G-4 Super Galeb, Mil Mi-24
Patrol Mil Mi-34
Trainer UTVA 75
Transport UH-1H, Gazelle , Mi-8/17

The Air Force and Anti-Air Defence Brigade (Bosnian: Brigada zračnih snaga i protivzračne odbrane, Croatian: Brigada zračnih snaga i protuzračne obrane, Serbian: Бригада ваздушних снага и противваздушне одбране) is a part of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The HQ stands in Sarajevo. The Air forces are using Sarajevo Airport, Banja Luka Airport and Tuzla Airport. The Forces are controlled by NATO and EUFOR.

The air arm has three special unit battalions and holds a NATO standard on the army.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Squadrons 2
  • Airbases 3
  • Aircraft 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence Brigade of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed when elements of the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska Air Force were merged in 2006.[2]

Squadrons

Bosnian UH-1H

Airbases


Aircraft

Aircraft Type Versions Quantity[3] Photo Notes
Bell UH-1 Iroquois Utility helicopter UH-1H 19[4] Few non operational. One crashed on June 28, 2012.[5]
Mil Mi-24 Attack-transport helicopter 5[6] Bought by the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995 but ended up in the hangars of the Turkish Air Force in Ankara. Awaiting delivery.[7]
Mi-8/17 Utility helicopter Mi-8T
Mi-17
18 Mi-8T
6 Mi-17[8]
5 Non operational, 1 crashed on February 10, 2012[9]
Soko Gazelle Utility helicopter SA 341H 16[10] 3 awaiting overhaul
Mil Mi-34 Utility helicopter Mi-34 Hermit 1 awaiting overhaul
Soko G-4 Super Galeb Advanced trainer/light attack G-4 1 Non operational. Offered for sale to Serbia.[11]
Soko J-22 Orao Strike Fighter J-22 7 Non operational. Offered for sale to Serbia.[11]
UTVA 75 Basic trainer Utva 75 2[12]

See also

References

  • [1]
  1. ^ http://www.mod.gov.ba/
  2. ^ "Bosnia breaks through ethnic divide by merging Serb, Muslim-Croat forces". Stars and Stripes. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.milavia.net/airforces/reports/bosnia-and-herzegovina/
  4. ^ "Number of helicopter units". http://desetar.blogspot.com. September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  5. ^ http://dnevnik.hr/vijesti/svijet/srusio-se-vojni-helikopter-nedaleko-sarajeva.html
  6. ^ http://www.hercegbosna.org/vijesti/bih/pet-helikoptera-u-vlasnistvu-bih-vec-18-godina-propada-u-ankari-10422.html. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.hercegbosna.org/vijesti/bih/pet-helikoptera-u-vlasnistvu-bih-vec-18-godina-propada-u-ankari-10422.html. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "VOJNIK sve o vojskama Balkana". desetar.blogspot.com. September 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bosnian crew escapes Mi-8 helicopter crash". Flightglobal.com. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bosnian crew escapes Mi-8 helicopter crash". Flightglobal.com. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Serbia eyes surplus Bosnian fighters". Flightglobal.com. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  12. ^ https://articles/UTVA_75

External links

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Defence
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