Belarus   Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Forces (BA&ADF) Военное воздушное сілы Беларусі
Republic of Belarus (Respublika Byelaruss)

Belarusian Air Force (BAF)  •  Army Air Defence & SSM Units  •  Paramilitary  •  Deployment  •  Foreign Air Forces  •   •   • 

Belarus Armed Forces: Land Force, Air and Air Defense Force, Special Operations Force. Active 72,940 Personnel. (Army 29,600 Air 18,170 Joint 25,170) Paramilitary 110,000. Terms of service 912 months. Reserve 289,500 (Joint 289,500 with mil service within last 5 years)


18.170 Personnel. Flying hours 15 hrs/year

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

(incl Air Defence units)

AIRCRAFT 166 combat capable. Total 187 Aircrafts.

Airspace Defence (Interceptor) 2 bases with 61 Ftr ac:

19 Sukhoi Su-27P Flanker-B;

4 Sukhoi Su-27UB Flanker-C;

18 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29S Fulcrum-C;

12 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29BM Fulcrum (9-11);
8 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29UB Fulcrum-B / MiG- 29U Fulcrum-A;

Fighter Ground Attack & Reconnaissance 4 sqns with 105 FGA/Recce ac:

35 Sukhoi Su-24MK Fencer-D (FGA) / Sukhoi Su-24MR Fencer-E (Recce);

42 Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot-A (FGA: Currently approximately 20 Su-25 stored in Lida AB);

8 Sukhoi Su-25UB Frogfoot-B

Special mission 1 Recce Ac:

1 Antonov An-26RT Curl

Transport 1 base with 13+ Tpt ac:

4 Il-76MD Candid; (+12 Il-76 civil available for mil use);

1 Tupolev Tu-134 Crusty

5 Antonov An-26RT Curl;

1 Antonov An-24 Coke;

2 Antonov An-12 Cub;

Advanced Training sqns with 5 Adv Trg ac:

5 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros (10 L-39C Purchased from the Ukraine in December 2005)

Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten (4+ On Order)

HELICOPTER 50 Attack capable. Total 244 Helicopters.

Anti-Armour Attack 3 sqns with 50 Atk hel :

50 Mi-24 Hind

Reconnaissance 1 sqn 8 Recce hel:

8 Mi-24K Hind G2

Heavy Transport sqn with 43 Hvy Tpt hel:

14 Mil Mi-26 Halo;

29 Mil Mi-6 Hook;

Support some (combat) sqn with 143 Spt (Tpt) hel:

125 Mil Mi-8 Hip;

8 Mil Mi-24R Hind G1;

4 Mil Mi-24R Hind G1

6 Mil Mi-2 Hoplite

AAM AA-10 Alamo; AA-11 Archer; AA-7 Apex; AA-8 Aphid

ASM AS-10 Karen; AS-11 Kilter; AS-14 Kedge

ARM AS-11 Kilter

Kh-29, Kh-25 air-to-ground missiles

Kh-31 anti-ship weapon.

Laser guided bomb capability was also added with the use of a targeting pod.

Army Air Defence Systems

AD AD data from Uzal Baranovichi EW radar

SAM 1 AD bde (2 bn) with SAM/AAA units, ECM/ECCM units

175 SA-10 Grumble (quad) SP/SA-3 Goa/SA-5 Gammon static (175700 eff.). First S-300PS delivered to replace SA-3


Belarus Air Force Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Minsk

Belarus AF Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):

The Air Force and Air Defence (AFAD) is a service of the Belarusian Armed Forces, designed to defend critical facilities and military forces from air attacks, destroy enemy military industrial installations and troops and support the Belarusian Army.

Air Bases:Baranovichi, Bereza, Bobruysk, Borovtsy, Kobrin, Lida, Luninets, Minsk-Machulishche, Minsk-Slepyanka, Pruzhany, Ross

Organisations by Service Notes:

Minsk - Voyenno-Vozdushnyye Sily

Minsk-Machulishche - 50 TAB: An-12, An-24/26, Il-22, Tu-134, Il-76

Baranovichi - 61 IAB: MiG-23/29, Su-27

Ross - 116 BRAB: Su-24

Lida - 206 ShAB: Su-25

Bereza - 927 IAB: MiG-29

Bobruysk - 13 OVE BU: Mi-6/8

Kobrin - 65 TBVB: Mi-8/26

Pruzhany - 181 BVB: Mi-8/24

Minsk-Slepyanka - 248 OVE: Mi-6/8

Borovtsy - 276 BVB: Mi-8/24

Luninets - 1169 BRAT: Mi-6/8/24

Note: Belarus has 35 airports with paved runways (over 3,047 m: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 22 1,524 to 2,437 m: 3 914 to 1,523 m: 1 under 914 m: 7), and 32airports with unpaved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 2 under 914 m: 27), and one heliport.

Official website:

Belarus AF

   Belarus AF News:

Belarus Plans Future Purchases of Russia's Iskander Missile Systems - Ambassador

• Belarus Plans Future Purchases of Russia's Iskander Missile Systems - Ambassador  (26.06.2017)

Russia to Open Airbase in Belarus Within Months

• Russia to Open Airbase in Belarus Within Months  (26.06.2013)

Russia to Deploy Fighter Jets in Belarus

• Russia to Deploy Fighter Jets in Belarus  (24.04.2013)

• Belarus Phases Out Russian Warplanes, Radars  (19.02.2013)

• Russia to Deliver Four Warplanes to Belarus in 2015  (18.12.2012)

• The flight testing of Mi-24 helicopter with an up-rated engine is being carried out in Belarus  (6.12.2012)

• Su-25 Fighter Jet Crashes in Belarus


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