Contents tagged with Air Force

  • Ukraine forms new tactical aviation brigade

    At the beginning of 2018, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine formed one more tactical aviation brigade, as reported by the press service of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "On January 1, 2018, one of the oldest aviation units of the Air Force, a fighter aviation squadron, deployed in Ozerne in the Zhytomyr region was reorganized. It became a tactical aviation brigade. Earlier, the military unit had such a status, but as a result of the reduction process it was …

  • Command staff exercises of the Ukrainian Air Force begin in Ukraine

    On Tuesday, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched bilateral command post exercises which include all types of aircraft, anti-aircraft missile units and radio-technical troops.

    As reported on Tuesday on the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed, the goal of the exercises is to plan and manage troops and provide all-round support during the preparation and conduct of combat operations in responsible areas in a rapidly changing environment.

    “During the practical phase …

  • NATO fighter jets make record number of flights due to Russian Air Force

    In 2016, NATO fighter jets were scrambled 780 times from military bases in Europe in order to visually identify and escort planes from the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). This is a record number of such incidents since the time of the Cold War, news outlet DPA reported, citing representatives of the Ramstein US Air Force Base in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    About 90 other such flights were made on account of the military planes of other states, passenger liners or other transport aircraft, …