Ukrainian Air Force
Air Force is one of the main supports of military combat potential of the armed forces of Ukraine. It is assigned for Ukrainian air space defense, supporting land troops, landing operations, air carriage of troops and equipment and aerial reconnaissance.
Ukrainian Air Force numbers about 30 thousand people with about 180 combat and 40 transport aircrafts.
The emblem of Ukrainian Air Force
The roundel of Ukrainian Air Force
Ukrainian Air Force main tasks
- the achievement of air superiority;
- the aerial support of land army and Navy combat operations;
- the breakdown of the enemy maneuver and transportation;
- landing operations and fight against landed enemy troops;
- aerial reconnaissance;
- air transportation of troops and equipment;
- destruction of enemy military industrial and state objects, infrastructure.
Ukrainian Bomber Aviation
Ukrainian Bomber Aviation (Tu-22m3, Su-24m aircrafts) is the main striking force of Ukrainian Air Force and intended for destruction of troops, aircraft, Navy and military-industrial and power objects in strategic and operational depth.
Ukrainian Assault Aviation
Ukrainian Assault Aviation (Su-25 aircraft) provides air support of ground forces. It is intended for destruction of enemy troops and ground (sea) targets at the tactical depth of the front line.
Ukrainian Fighter Aviation
Ukrainian Fighter Aviation (Su-27, Mig-29 aircrafts) carries out the direct air combat with enemy aircraft. It is intended for the destruction of enemy aircrafts, helicopters, air cruise missiles and land (marine) objects.
Ukrainian Reconnaissance Aviation
Ukrainian Reconnaissance Aviation (Su-24mr, Su-17m4r aircrafts) is intended for enemy, terrain and weather aerial reconnaissance.
Ukrainain Transport Aviation
Ukrainian Transport Aviation (Il-76, An-70, An-124 aircrafts) is intended for landing operations, carriage of troops and military equipment.