Armed Forces Overviews
Syrian Arab Air Force
Syrian Arab Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Arabiya as-Souriya
The MiG-23 played a crucial role in the attack on the opposing forces of the Assad regime. This is MiG-23ML 2755 during landing after a sortie.
Photo: Anonymous
Abu ad Duhur/
Rwy: 27/09
Pos: 35°43'56"N 037°06'15"E
Elev: 846 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
77th Air Training Brigade

2nd Training sq L-39ZA
MFI-15-200A(6)


? Training sq MFI-15-200A (6)
The 2nd Training sq used to be operating from Jirah/Kshesh but that fell into the hands of ISIS in August 2014. If the units are subordinate to 77th Air Training Brigade is not confirmed.
Aero L-39s were extensively used during the war in Syria to attack ground targets.
Photo: Internet photo (2012)
Aleppo/Intl/ (OSAP)
Rwy: 27/09
Pos: 36°10'51"N 037°13'28"E
Elev: 1276 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
77th Air Training Brigade

3 FTS L-39ZA
Siat 223 K1 Flamingo


5th Training sq L-39ZO
Mi-8 Hip C


? Training sq L-39ZO (wfu)
Direct HQ report

Overhaul centre Mi-8
Mi-17
MiG-21
MiG-23
MiG-29
3FTS was stationed at Rasm el Abboud (OS66), Kweres AB; Aleppo/East. It moved to Aleppo by early 2018.

If 3 FTS is subordinate to 77th Air Training Brigade is not confirmed.
An Nasiriya/
Rwy: 22/04
Pos: 33°55'05"N 036°51'57"E
Elev: 2760 ft
Division
20th Air Division
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
17th Air Brigade

698th Fighter Bomber sq MiG-23BN (wfu)
MiG-23UB (wfu)
30th Air Brigade

77th Fighter sq MiG-23ML
MiG-23BN
MiG-23UB
Bassel Al-Assad/Intl Latakia/
Hmemeem (Hmemim)
(OSLK)
Rwy: 35/17
Pos: 35°24'04"N 035°56'55"E
Elev: 157 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
63rd helicopter Brigade

253rd Helicopter sq Mi-8
Mi-17
253sq used to operate from Afis North/Taftanaz but it moved out under ISIS pressure.
Damascus/Intl/ (OSDI)
Rwy: 23L/05R, 23R/05L
Pos: 33°24'41"N 036°30'56"E
Elev: 2020 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
29th Air Transport Brigade

522nd Transport sq An-26
Yak-40
Yak-40K


575th Transport sq Tu-134B-3
Falcon 20F
Falcon 900


585th Transport sq Il-76M
PA-31 Navajo
Damascus/Mezze/
Rwy: 24/06
Pos: 33°28'40"N 036°13'24"E
Elev: 2407 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
59th Helicopter Brigade

525th Helicopter sq Mi-8
Mi-17


532nd Helicopter sq Mi-8
Mi-17


537th Helicopter sq Mi-8
Mi-17
86th Helicopter Brigade

976th Helicopter sq SA342L


977th Helicopter sq SA342
Dauphin (AS365/Harbin Z-9)


1 (VIP) sq Mi-8/17 Salon
525 and 909 Squadrons used to operate from Marj As Sultan South but they moved out after ISIS insurgents captured this helicopter base.
532sq used to operate from Qabr as Sitt but it moved out after ISIS captured this helicopter base.
537 Squadron used to operate from Marj As Sultan South but it moved out after ISIS insurgents captured this helicopter base.
1 (VIP) sq used to be 909 Squadron, being the presidential and VIP flight.
Around 2008, approximately 30 Mil Mi-25 Ground Attack Helicopters were delivered to the Syrian Arab Air Force. 2830 is seen here.
Photo: Goran Tomacevic (2012)
Deir Zzor/ (OSDZ)
Rwy: 28L/10R, 28R/10L
Pos: 35°17'07"N 040°10'34"E
Elev: 700 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
24th Air Brigade

8th Fighter sq MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM
Dumayr/
(Dhmeir)
Rwy: 24L/06R, 24R/06L
Pos: 33°36'35"N 036°44'56"E
Elev: 2060 ft
Division
20th Air Division
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
30th Air Brigade

67th Fighter sq MiG-23ML


947th Fighter sq Su-22M-2
Su-22UM
Direct HQ report

Overhaul Centre Su-22
MiG-23
With the Belarus-supplied MiG-23s, the SyAAF received a huge boost in its air-to-ground capabilities.
Photo: Anonymous
Hamah/
Rwy: 27/09
Pos: 35°07'06"N 036°42'40"E
Elev: 1014 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
63rd helicopter Brigade

255th Helicopter sq Mi-8
Mi-17
14th Air Brigade

678th Fighter sq MiG-23BN
MiG-23ML
MiG-23UB


679th Fighter sq MiG-21bis
MiG-21bis (Recce)
Direct HQ report

Overhaul Centre MiG-21
MiG-23
255sq used to operate from Afis North/Taftanaz but it moved out under ISIS pressure.
Khalkhalah/
Rwy: 25/07, 33/15
Pos: 33°03'41"N 036°33'08"E
Elev: 2310 ft
Division
20th Air Division
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
73rd Air Brigade

54th Fighter Squadron Su-22


945th Fighter sq MiG-23ML
MiG-21bis (?)


946th Fighter sq MiG-21bis (wfu)
54sq used to operate from Marj Ruhayyil
946FS was disbanded in July 2016.
Marj Ruhayyil/
Blai
Rwy: 06L/24R, 06R/24L
Pos: 33°17'06"N 036°27'29"E
Elev: 2190 ft
Division
Direct HQ report
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
64th Helicopter Brigade

765th Attack Helicopter sq Mi-24
Mi-25


766th Attack Helicopter sq Mi-24
Mi-25


767th Attack helicopter sq Mi-24
Mi-25


? Attack Helicopter sq Mi-24
Mi-25
765, 766 and 767 Squadrons used to operate from As Suwayda but they moved out under ISIS pressure.
Saiqal/
Seen (Tsaykal, Sayqal)
Rwy: 23/05, 26/08
Pos: 33°40'57"N 037°12'50"E
Elev: 2300 ft
Division
20th Air Division
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
17th Air Brigade

696th Bomber sq Su-24MK2


697th Fighter Bomber sq MiG-23BN


699th Fighter sq MiG-29
MiG-29SM
MiG-29UB
Direct HQ report

Overhaul Centre MiG-23
MiG-29
A number of MiG29SMT multi-role fighters was delivered. They sport a very attractive dual-grey color scheme. (photo via http://luftwaffeas.blogspot.nl/)
Photo: Internet photo (2012)
Sfireh/HEL/
Al-Safirah
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 36°03'32"N 037°20'19"E
Elev: 1268 ft

Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge


Helicoper sq Det. Mi-17
Mi-25
Al-Safirah is a Forward Operating Base used for helicopters since 2016.
Shayrat/
(Sh'eirat)
Rwy: 29/11, 30/12
Pos: 34°29'30"N 036°54'35"E
Elev: 2726 ft
Division
22nd Air Division
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
50th Air Brigade

675th Fighter sq MiG-23MF
MiG-23MLD
MiG-23UB


677th Fighter sq Su-22M4
Su-22UM3


685th Fighter sq Su-22UM3
Su-22M
The MiG-25 fleet is completely centered at Tiyas since 2009. 7 Squadron that used to operate the MiG-25PD/PU/RB here was disbanded.
The Su-22 in all versions have seen heavy action in the recent battles against the Free Syrian Army and other forces opposing the Assad regime, like ISIS and many others.
Photo: Anonymous
Tiyas/
T4
Rwy: 27L/09R, 27R/09L, 35/17
Pos: 34°31'22"N 037°37'49"E
Elev: 1805 ft
Division
22nd Air Division
Brigade Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
70th Air Brigade

1st Fighter sq MiG-25PD
MiG-25RB


819th Fighter sq Su-24MK2


827th Fighter sq Su-22M4
Su-22UM3
The serviceability of the MiG-25 is somewhat controversial. Most probably no more than a handful are serviceable and probably all are withdrawn from use.
On recent satellite footage, some 28 MiG-25s can be seen scattered around T4/Tiyas Air Base. Only a few remain in service in 2015.
Photo: Anonymous
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