Russian Air Forces in the Crimean peninsula

Recently, the Ukrainian government has issued a report entitled: «Militarization of the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea (Ukraine) by the Russian Federation»

It describes the units of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Russian Federation in the Crimea peninsula, and highlights the increase in aviation troops at the bases in that territory.

Currently, the Russian Air Force and Navy bases with air and air defense tropos are the next:

  • BELBEK Air Base – 38th Fighter Aviation Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
  • GVARDEISKOYE Air Base – 37th Mixed Aviation Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
  • DJANKOI Air Base – 39th Helicopter Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
  • KACHA Air Base – 318th Navy Aviation Regiment
  • KIROVSKOE Air Base – 929th Air Force Training Center
  • SAKI – 43rd Navy Aviation Regiment

The following tables detail the models and their increase in number, in the last two years:

The report is accompanied by satellite photos of these facilities (Photos: Government of Ukraine):

BELBEK Air Base – 38th Fighter Aviation Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
BELBEK Air Base – 38th Fighter Aviation Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
GVARDEISKOYE Air Base – 37th Mixed Aviation Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
GVARDEISKOYE Air Base – 37th Mixed Aviation Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
DJANKOI Air Base – 39th Helicopter Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
DJANKOI Air Base – 39th Helicopter Regiment / 27th Mixed Aviation Division
KACHA Air Base – 318th Navy Aviation Regiment
KACHA Air Base – 318th Navy Aviation Regiment
KIROVSKOE Air Base – 929th Air Force Training Center
KIROVSKOE Air Base – 929th Air Force Training Center
SAKI – 43rd Navy Aviation Regiment
SAKI – 43rd Navy Aviation Regiment