Armed Forces Overviews
Turkish Army Aviation Command
Turkish Army Aviation Command
Türk Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı
In September 2007, the SSM announced an order for 50 T129 ATAK armed reconnaissance helicopters, to be built by a consortium of Turkish Aerospace Industries and AgustaWestland (now rebranded to Leonardo - Helicopter Division). An option for 41 additional helicopters was taken up in the contract but the Army had an almost instant requirement for these helicopters and it was decided to order nine slightly less capable Erken Duhul Helikopteri (EDH) or Early Delivery Helicopters in November 2010. These were designated T129A and are part of the optional package, leaving the order for the advanced T129B version still at 50 examples. The EDH variant is armed with the 20mm canon and can fire unguided rockets but it cannot fire any precision guided munition. Eventually these EDHs will be upgraded to the T129B variant.
Photo: Hans Rolink
Ankara/Etimesgut (LTAD)

Rwy: 11L/29R, 11R/29L
Pos: 39°56'59"N 032°41'19"E
Elev: 2653 ft
Hava Alayi Taburu Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (Ministry of National Defence)

Özel Hava Alay Komutanlığı S-70A-28D
CH-47F
CN235M
Yaraslar
Ankara/Güvercinlik (LTAB)
1nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Rwy: 06/24, HEL
Pos: 39°56'06"N 032°44'27"E
Elev: 2694 ft
Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1nci Helicopter Taburu (Ankara)

1nci Bölük AS532UL
AB205
UH-1H


2nci Bölük AB205
UH-1H


3ncu Bölük CH-47F
1nci Hücum Helikopter Taburu Komutanlığı (Ankara)

1nci Filo S-70A-28D
2nci Hücum Helikopter Taburu Komutanlığı (Ankara)

1nci Filo AB205
UH-1H
S-70A-28D
Panter
1nci Taarruz Helikopter Taburu (Ankara)

1nci Filo AH-1P Kobra Savaşçıları


2nci Filo AH-1P Canavar Filo (Beast Squadron)


3ncü Filo AH-1W Kurt Filo (Wolf Squadron)


xnci Filo T129B
Orta Genel Maksat Hücum Helikopter Taburu

xnci Bölük S-70A-28D
Hafif Genel Maksat Hücum Helikopter Taburu

xnci Bölük UH-1H
Kara Havacilik Okul Komutanlığı

Simülatörle Uçus Eğitim Komutanlığı AS532UL Sim.
S-70A-28D Sim.
T129 Sim.
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı

Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T


Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR


Hava Ulastirma Grup Komutanlığı AS532UL
AB205
Beech B200
UH-1H


5nci Ana Bakim Merkezi Komutanlığı Depot-level maintenance of various aircraft types


Birlik Bakim Tabur Komutanlığı Overhaul of various aircraft types
The 5th Maintenance Centre Command (5 ABMK) which is located at Güvercinlik performs depot-level maintenance to all helicopter and fixed-wing types of the Army Aviation Command, This unit will stay at Güvercinlik as regular maintenance will be performed at Isparta by local maintenance personnel. When depot-level maintenance is needed, aircraft will transfer back to Güvercinlik.
Photo: Anonymous
In December 2009, the SSM requested the foreign military sale of fourteen CH-47F Chinook helicopters, four of which will be equipped for combat search and rescue (CSAR) and Special Operations. The contract for the delivery of the first six aircraft was eventually signed in 2013. This $3.4 billion multi-year contract was followed by a $131 million contract signed in September 2015, taking the total acquisition to 11 aircraft. The first group of twenty pilots have been trained at Fort Rucker, AL, USA and graduated in mid-2016. The first five are expected to be absorbed by the Army Aviation Command. Five will be in a special operations configuration, and they will be operated by Özel Hava Grup (Special Air Group Command) while one will be operated for the Genelkurmay (General Staff) in the VIP transport role.
Photo: Turkish Army
Batman (LTCJ)

Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 37°55'45"N 041°06'59"E
Elev: 1822 ft
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14ncü İnsansız Uçak Sistemleri Üs Komutanlığı

xnci Bölük Bayraktar TB2 UAV
Bodrum/Imsik (LTBV)

Rwy: 06/24, HEL
Pos: 37°08'24"N 027°40'08"E
Elev: 202 ft
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Eğitim ve Tatbikat Merkezi Komutanlığı

1nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205
S-70A-28D
Diyarbakir/Jandarma HEL

Rwy: HEL
Pos: 37°55'37"N 040°13'49"E
Elev: 2214 ft
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7nci Kolordu Hava Taburu “Bilge”

1nci Bölük AS532UL
S-70A-28D
Taarruz Helikopter Taburu (Diraybakir)

xnci Filo AH-1P
AH-1W
In December 1998, a direct-sale contract was signed with Sikorsky by SSM for the delivery of 52 Black Hawk helicopters, 22 of which would be in the analogue S-70A-28A configuration and 30, that would follow from 2000, in the S-70A-28D digital configuration. In 1999 the Army received the first examples, some of which were delivered to the Special Forces. Under project Yarasa (Bat), signed in mid-2002, all analogue helicopters were upgraded to -28D standard by TAI and ASELSAN. Five D-models were converted to combat search and rescue (CSAR) standard and are designated S-70A-28DSAR. Each Aviation Regiment has a Search and Rescue Flight that has one S-70-28DSAR on quick reaction alert around the clock. Under the HeliMod program, a number of Army and Jandarma Black Hawks were upgraded and fitted with the ASELSAN HEWS system, which is a fully integrated Electronic Warfare Self Protection Suit indigenously developed to protect helicopters. The system comprises of Radar Warning Receiver System (RWR), Missile Warning System (MWS), and Laser Warning Receiver System (LWR) as well as countermeasures subsystems like Radio Frequency (RF) Jammer System, chaff-flare dispensers and Infra-red (IR) Counter Measure Systems.
Photo: Anonymous
Ilker Karter (Pinarbasi)
3ncü Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 35°16'33"N 033°16'03"E
Elev: 746ft
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Türk Baris Kuvvetleri Havacilik Birlik Komutanlığı

3ncü KHAK Det. AB205
AS532UL
UH-1H
Baris Filo
Isparta (LTBM)
General Ihsan Alper Kislasi

Kara Havacilik Okul Komutanlığı
Rwy: 15/33
Pos: 37°47'05"N 030°35'25"E
Elev: 3204 ft
Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
Kurslar Tabur Komutanlığı

Sabit Kanat Uçuş Eğitim Kurulu CeT182T
T-42A
Ce421B


Döner Kanat Uçuş Eğitim Kurulu AB206R
UH-1H
AB205


Ögretim Baskanlığı loan c/c from Academy:
CeT182T, T-42A, Ce421B
AB206R, UH-1H, AB205
Isparta/Suleyman Demirel (LTFC)

Rwy: 05/23
Pos: 37°51'21"N 030°22'01"E
Elev: 2835 ft
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xnci Kara Hava Grup Komutanlığı

1nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205


2nci Bölük Bayraktar TB2 UAV
All the Army regiments have a number of Turbo Skylanes in their inventory. They serve a multi-purpose role: as trainers and in the liaison role. In total, the Army operates 45 (one crashed) CeT182T that were delivered between December 2009 and August 2010 after which the remaining U-17B and T-41D were withdrawn from use. All feature a glass cockpit and have the Garmin 1000 glass flight deck system installed. They are also fitted with Mode-S transponders and are capable for to conduct ILS approaches. The Garmin equipment prepares students for the glass cockpit configurations they will encounter on other types operated by the Turkish Army. They are also fitted with Mode-S transponders that makes ILS approaches possible.
Photo: Anonymous
In 1996 an order for twenty AB206B-3 training helicopters was completed and when these were subsequently upgraded, they received the local AB206R designation. In 1998 thirteen refurbished Jandarma AB206R were taken on charge by the Army Aviation School to supplement the existing fleet. The Jet Rangers are the primary helicopter training platform and all students now start their basic helicopter training course on this type.
Photo: Anonymous
Istanbul/Samandira (LTBX)
4nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Rwy: 18/36, HEL
Pos: 40°59'35"N 029°12'60"E
Elev: 400 ft
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1nci Helicopter Taburu (Istanbul)

1nci Bölük AS532UL


2nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı

Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T


Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR
Izmir/Gaziemir (LTBK)
3ncü Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 38°19'08"N 027°09'33"E
Elev: 133 ft
Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1nci Helicopter Taburu (Izmir)

1nci Bölük AS532UL


2nci Bölük UH-1H
AB205
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı

Taarruz Helikopter Taburu AH-1P
T129B
Azrail (Angel of Death)


Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T


Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR
Three Cessna 421Bs were delivered in 1975. Initially they were used for VIP and liaison duties but after the delivery of the King Air, their role was changed and they started operating as advanced multi-engine training platform. The Army Aviation School now operates them as advanced multi-engine trainers and students that graduate on the T-42A move on to the Golden Eagle before moving on to the Beech B200.
Photo: Anonymous
Malatya/Tulga (LTAO)
2nci Kara Havacilik Alay Komutanlığı
Rwy: 04/22, 04H/22H
Pos: 38°21'13"N 038°15'14"E
Elev: 3016 ft
Taburu Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Badge
1nci Hücum Helikopter Taburu Komutanlığı (Malatya)

xnci Bölük AS532UL
S-70A-28D
Taarruz Helikopter Taburu (Malatya)

1nci Taarruz Helikopter Bölügu T129A
T129B
Volkan Filo


2nci Taarruz Helikopter Bölügu AH-1P Şimşek Filo
Units with unknown reporting unit or direct reports under Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı

Insanli Kesif Ucagi (IKU) Beech 350 Night Walkers


Karagah ve Kh. Bölügü CeT182T


Arama ve Kurtarma Kolu S-70A-28DSAR
The first native attack helicopters to be delivered to Turkey were ten brand-new AH-1W Super Cobras that arrived in Turkey between 1990 and 1994. They were delivered under a Foreign Military Sales program. Due to delayed operational capabilities of the T129A, Ankara decided to request three ex-US Marine Corps AH-1W to augment the then serviceable fleet of six Super Cobras. These arrived in 2012. In the meantime, Turkey sought more attack helicopters and training platforms. Thirty surplus US Army AH-1S, AH-1P and TAH-1P Cobra trainers were gradually acquired and arrived in the following four batches supplied under FMS: seven AH-1P on 3 June 1893, seven AH-1P on 16 August 1993, twelve AH-1S on 5 March 1995 and four TAH-1P training platforms on 29 March 1995. The Cobra fleet was later subjected to an upgrade program supported by Israeli Aircraft Industries under which they received improved weaponry, navigation systems and self-defence systems. More recently, ASELSAN fitted the Cobra and Super Cobra fleets with a self-defence suite consisting of EADS Missile Launch Detection System (MILDS) produced under license by ASELSAN as well as chaff/flare dispensers. In the near future, the AH-1Ps will be replaced by the T129B.
Photo: Anonymous
Çukurca/Hakkari

Rwy: HEL
Pos: 37°15'42"N 043°35'20"E
Elev: 3383 ft
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Kara Havacilik Komutanlığı

2nci Hudut Tugay Komutanlığı S-70A-28D
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