Armed Forces Overviews
Kazakhstan Air Defence Force
Kazakhstan Air Defence Force
Aktau (UATE)
Актау
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 43°51'36"N 051°05'31"E
Elev: 73 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
605th Air Base
Su-27P/BM2
Su-27UB/UBM2
An-26
Mi-8/17
Yak-40

The upgrade of the Kazakh Su-27 Fleet was conducted by LSARP Lviv where the single seaters were upgraded to Su-27P standard and the dual seaters were upgraded to Su-27UB-M2. This Su-27UB-M2 operates from 604 Air Base Taldy Kurgan.
Photo: Astana May 2012, Erwin van Dijkman
Aktobe (UATT)
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
604th Air Base
MiG-23MLD (wfu)
MiG-23UB
MiG-27M
Su-27P (wfu)
Su-27M2
Su-27UB/UBM2
Su-30SM
Mi-8

The Kazakh Air Force used to operate large number of Mig-23's and MiG-27s. Only a handfull of MiG-27Ms have been upgraded by the AVIAENREMONT concern at LSARP Lviv in the Ukraine. Besides the MiG-23UB and the MiG-27 all the remaining subtypes have been withdrawn from use and put in long term storage at Taldy Kurgan Air Base.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Patrick Roegies
Almaty (UAAA)
Алматы
Rwy: 05L/23R, 05R/23L
Pos: 43°21'07"N 077°02'26"E
Elev: 2233 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
218th Air Transport Squadron
An-12
An-24
An-26
C295
An-72
Yak-40

The largest part of the An-26 fleet has been upgraded by Antonov at Kiev Zhulyany. This An-26 appointed to 620 Air Base appointed tactical code 04 red is seen here landing at its home base.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Marco Dijkshoorn
Almaty/Pervomaiskiy
Almaty-North
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 43°22'11"N 076°58'41"E
Elev: 2155 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
-
Army Aviation?

Mi-17V-5
Mi-26
UH-1H

Three Mi-26s have been upgraded in Novosibirsk Russia between 2009 and 2011. This Mi-26 built under construction number 34001212414 appointed tactical code 92 yellow is currently based at Pervomaisky Air Base.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Erwin van Dijkman
Astana (UACC)
Астана
Rwy: 04/22
Pos: 51°01'20"N 071°28'01"E
Elev: 1165 ft
Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Badge
620th Aviation Regiment
An-26
Mi-17V5
EC145
Mi-8MTV
Tu-134A
Yak-40 (wfu?)

Between 2009 and 2012 an unknown amount of Mi-17V5s have been delivered to both the Air Force and the Border Guards. This Mi-17V-5 is delivered to the Air Force and is assigned to 620 Air Base wearing tactical code 04 red. The Border guard helicopters wear a different roundel and wear yellow tactical codes.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Patrick Roegies
Balkhash (UAAH)
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 46°53'36"N 075°00'18"E
Elev: 1446 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
609th Air Base
L-39
An-2

The L-39s of the Kazakh air Force have been modified at CHARZ in the past, painted in a blue c/s and provided with yellow tactical codes. The L-39s currently operate from 609 Air Bases Balkhash.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Erwin van Dijkman
Karaganda (UAKK)
Караганда
Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 49°40'17"N 073°20'11"E
Elev: 1765 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
610th Air Base
MiG-31
An-26
Tu-134A

Besides Russia Kazakhstan is the sole foreign operator of this aircraft. In contradiction to most of the upgrade programs, the upgrade of the MiG-31 was conducted in the Rhzev ARZ in Russia. A contract for the refurbishment of ten Mig-31s was signed at the MAKS 2007 aerospace show, including 08 red. If all aircraft have actually passed this program is unclear. The MiG-31s are all appointed to 610 Air Base Karaganda.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Erwin van Dijkman
Semey (UASS)
Semipalatinsk (Семипалатинск)
Rwy: 08/26
Pos: 50°21'05"N 080°14'04"E
Elev: 761 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
607th Air Base
EC145?
MiG-31 (stored)
It is possible the EC145s were relocated from Astana to this base.

Shymkent (UAII)
Шымкент
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 42°21'54"N 069°28'34"E
Elev: 1385 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
602nd Air Base
MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Su-25
Su-25UB
Mi-17V5
Mi-24V

The air to ground capabilities of the Kazakh Air force is mainly consisting of the Su-25s based at 602 Air base Shymkent. The Su-25 fleet was upgraded by the Zaporozhye ARZ in the Ukraine where approximately twelve aircraft have been modernized including this Su-25 carrying c/n 06004 and tactical code 04 yellow.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Patrick Roegies
Taraz (UADD)
Тараз
Rwy: 13/31
Pos: 42°51'13"N 071°18'13"E
Elev: 2184 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
612th Air Base
Mi-26 (stored)

Ucharal/Yenbekshi
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 46°11'27"N 080°49'50"E
Elev: 1274 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
607th Air Base
Mi-24K
Mi-24P
Mi-24R
Mi-24V
Mi-8

Zhetygen
Ilysk
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 43°43'56"N 077°07'12"E
Elev: 1633 ft
Air Base Aircraft Type(s) Badge
600th Guards Air Base
MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Su-24 prob wfu by 2010
Su-24MR prob wfu by 2010

Besides the Su-27 the Lviv LSARP aircraft repair facility has also upgraded a small number of the Kazakh Air Force MiG-29 fleet. At least 15 MiG-29s have been upgraded until today. It remains unclear if a contract for further upgrades will be extended. This MiG-29 wearing tactical code 20 red is operating from 600 Guards Air Base Zhetygen.
Photo: Astana, May 2012, Patrick Roegies
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