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Air Force and Air Defense Forces
(Ваенна-паветраныя сілы і вайска супрацьпаветраннай абароны)


Belarus Su-25s are quite attractive with their yellow bird's eyes, big flag and white borts.

Erwin van Dijkman

Baranovichi (UMMA) Барановичи

RWY 04/22     POS 53°05'41"N 026°02'47"E     ELEV 569 ft

Aviyabaza Aircraft Type(s) Badge
61st Fighter Air Base (61 IAB)

61­-я истребительная авиабаза

MiG-29 (wfu?)
Su-27P (wfu)
Su-27UB/UBM1 (wfu)
Su-30SM (o/o)
The mighty Su-27 has been withdrawn. Some of them are now being scrapped, while others will be preserved.

The remaining MiG-29s are based at Baranavichi with 61 IAB.

Erwin van Dijkman

Lida (UMDD) Ліда

RWY 16/34     POS 53°52'36"N 025°22'40"E     ELEV 463ft

Aviyabaza Aircraft Type(s) Badge
116th Guards Assault Aviation Base (116 GvShAB)

116-й гвардзейская штурмовой авиационной базы

206th Training Center for Aircrew (206 TsPLS)

206-й центр подготовки летного состава

When Ross air base was closed, the remaining aircraft moved to Lida in July 2010. After that, the base changed its name to 116 GvShAB.
The 116 GvShAB is decorated with the Guards Red Banner of Radomsk (гвардейской Краснознаменной Радомской).

Also, the 206th ShAB became the 206th Training Center for Aircrew (206 TsPLS,
206-й центр подготовки летного состава) using the L-39Cs. This is a subordinate unit to 116 Air Base.

Twelve Yak-130s are with 116 GvShAB at Lida.

Erwin van Dijkman

Minsk-Machulishchy (UMLI) Мінск-Мачулішчы

RWY 15/33     POS 53°46'24"N 027°34'39"E     ELEV 671 ft

Aviyabaza Aircraft Type(s) Badge
50th Composite Air Base (50 SAB)

50-й смешанной авиационной базы

When Pruzhany air base was closed, the helicopters moved to Minsk-Machulishchy. After that, the 181 BVB merged with 50 SAB.

50 SAB has An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft. Seen here is An-26 EW-009DD.

Erwin van Dijkman

Osovcy (UMMO) Осовцы (Osovtsy)

RWY 13/31     POS 52°33'16"N 024°53'12"E     ELEV 512 ft

Aviyabaza Aircraft Type(s) Badge
927th Center for the Preparation and use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (927 CPA BAK)

927-й центр подготовки и применения беспилотных авиационных комплексов

The MiG-29s have transferred to 61st IAB.
The unit is decorated with the Königsberg Red Banner Order of Alexander Nevsky (Кенигсбергский Краснознамённый ордена Александра Невского).

De-modified Mi-24s, like this Mi-24R, are among the current fleet of just over a dozen Mi-24s still operated.

Erwin van Dijkman

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