Armed Forces Overviews
Cuba - Air Force
Cuba - Air Force
Defensa Anti-Aérea y Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
Ciudad Libertad (MULB)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 23°05'38"N 082°26'17"W
Elev: 98 ft
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Empresa Militar Industrial

overhaul fighters & helicopters Yuri Gagarin
Although the runway is no longer in use, overhaul is still performed here, fighters are brought by truck.
Holguín (MUHG)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 20°47'08"N 076°18'54"W
Elev: 361 ft
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UM 3710 Escuadrón de Caza L-39C
MiG-21bis
MiG-21UM


UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Propositos Generales Mi-8S
Mi-17
Helicopter detachments are maintained at Baracoa, Bayamo and Sancti Spiritus.
Mi-17s were delivered to the DAAFAR from 1983, most of which are still in operational use. This example is equipped with a hoist and rocketpods to perform a variety of roles.
Photo: Baracoa, Anonymous
Playa Baracoa (MUPB)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 23°01'58"N 082°34'46"W
Elev: 102 ft
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Aerogaviota

UM 3688 Escuadrón de Transporte An-26
Mi-8
Mi-17
Aerogaviota


UM 3405 Escuadrón Ejecutivo ATR42-500
Mi-8P
Aerogaviota is the commerical branch of the DAAFAR and has its headquarters here.
The ATR of UM 3405 is flown in Cubana c/s, but is operated by Aerogaviota as a domestic VIP-transport. A Cubana Il-96-300 can be used for long range VIP duties.
San Antonio de los Baños (MUSA)
Rwy: 01/19, 05/23, 12/30
Pos: 22°52'18"N 082°30'34"W
Elev: 164 ft
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UM 1779 Regimiento

UM 2661 Escuadrón de Caza MiG-23ML
MiG-23UB
MiG-29
MiG-29UB


UM 5010 Escuadrón de Caza MiG-21bis
MiG-21UM


UM ???? Escuadrón de Preparacion Combativa L-39C
Zlin 142C


UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Propositos Generales Mi-8S
Mi-17
The Zlin 142s are still operated by the Tropas Guardafronteras (border guards).
The MiG-21bis is the most numerous fighter in the Cuban inventory. The aircraft have now adopted a brownish colour scheme.
Photo: San Antonio de los Baños, Anonymous
Santa Clara (MUSC)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 22°29'32"N 079°56'37"W
Elev: 338 ft
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UM ???? Escuadrón de Caza L-39C
MiG-21bis
MiG-21UM


UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros de Combate Mi-35


UM ???? Escuadrón de Helicópteros Propositos Generales Mi-8S
Mi-17
A dozen Mi-35s are operated by the DAAFAR, one of which can be seen here banking near its homebase.
Photo: Santa Clara, Anonymous
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