Kazakhstan - Air Defense Forces / Air Force

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Қазақстан Әуе қорғаныс күштері / Әскери Әүе Күщтері (ӘӘК)

Aktau
Aktobe
Almaty
Almaty/Pervomaiskiy
Balkhash
Karaganda
Nur-Sultan/Nazarbayev Int'l
Semey
Shymkent
Taldykorgan
Taraz
Ucharal/Yenbekshi
Zhetygen
Zholaman

The upgrade of the Kazakh Su-27 Fleet was conducted by LSARP Lviv where the single seaters were upgraded to Su-27P standard and the dual seaters were upgraded to Su-27UB-M2. These are currently based at Aktau.

Erwin van Dijkman

Taldykorgan houses the pride of the air force fleet, the Su-30SM. Twenty have been delivered between 2015 and 2020.

Greg Bedenko

Aktau (UATE)
Актау

RWY 12/30     POS 43°51'36"N 051°05'31"E     ELEV 73 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
605 Air Base
605 Авиабаза / 605 әуе базасы
[v/ch ...]

Mi-8MT
Mi-35M1
Su-27M2
Su-27UBM2

The Kazakhstan Air Force has already received twelve Mi-35M1s. These are based at Aktau, Pervomaisky and Shymkent.

Paul van der Linden

Most of the branches of the armed forces operate the An-72. This 07 red is one of the two Air Force examples. It is based at Nur Sultan.

Rolf Flinzer

Aktobe (UATT)

RWY 12/30     POS 50°14'46"N 057°12'20"E     ELEV 741 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge




L-39C
Mi-8MT
Su-27M2 (detachment)
Yak-18T (stored/for sale)
Z242L (at Zholaman)
Almaty (UAAA)
Алматы

RWY 05L/23R, 05R/23L     POS 43°21'07"N 077°02'26"E     ELEV 2233 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
603 Air Base
603 Авиабаза / 603 әуе базасы
[v/ch 53975]
281th Air Transport Squadron
281-я авиаэскадрилья
An-26
An-72
C295M
Yak-40 (wfu?)

Part of the An-26 fleet has been upgraded by Antonov at Kiev Zhulyany. Only a handful remain in service, like this 04 red.

Marco Dijkshoorn

Eight C295M are in use to augment and replace the venerable An-26. They are divided between Almaty and Zhetygen.

Mike Ward

Almaty/Pervomaiskiy (--)
Almaty-North

RWY 01/19     POS 43°22'11"N 076°58'41"E     ELEV 2155 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge



281th Air Transport Squadron
281-я авиаэскадрилья
UH-1H-II
Mi-17V-5
Mi-172
Mi-35M1
Mi-26 (stored?)

The Air Force operates Mi-8MT from Aktobe and Aktau, Mi-171 from Shymkent, and Mi-17V-5s from Pervomaisky, Semey and Zhetygen. Seen here is Mi-17V-5 01 red.

Patrick Roegies

Most recent addition, acquired in 2018/19, are the Mi-171Sh borts 40 to 45 red, they are based at Shymkent.

Paul van der Linden

Balkhash (UAAH)

RWY 05/23     POS 46°53'36"N 075°00'18"E     ELEV 1446 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
609 Air Base
609 Авиабаза / 609 әуе базасы
[v/ch 53898]
Kazakhstan Aviation Training Centreof the Air Defense Forces
An-2
EC145
L-39C
Su-30SM
Karaganda (UAKK)
Караганда

RWY 05/23     POS 49°40'17"N 073°20'11"E     ELEV 1765 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
610 Air Base
610 Авиабаза / 610 әуе базасы
[v/ch 50185]

MiG-31 (stored/for sale)
Su-30SM
Nur-Sultan/Nazarbayev Int'l (UACC)
Нұр-Сұлтан

RWY 04/22     POS 51°01'21" 071°27'58"E     ELEV 1166 ft

Air Base Regiment Aircraft Type(s) Badge
620 Air Base
620 Авиабаза / 620 әуе базасы
[v/ch ...]
620th Aviation Regiment
A320 (gvmt)
A330 (gvmt)
An-72
Tu-134A
Tu-154M
Yak-40 (wfu?)
Astana was renamed Nur Sultan on 22 March 2019.

The VIP-fleet is based at Nur Sultan, this A320 UP-A2001 is one of them

Lukas Kinneswenger

Bigger brother A330 UP-A3001 also has its domicile at Nursultan Nazarbayev Intl.

Yorrick Schotten

Semey (UASS)
Semipalatinsk (Семипалатинск)

RWY 08/26     POS 50°21'05"N 080°14'04"E     ELEV 761 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
607 Air Base
607 Авиабаза / 607 әуе базасы
[v/ch ...]

EC145 (based here?)
Mi-17V-5
MiG-31 (stored)
It is possible the EC145s were relocated from Astana to this base. The MiG-31s have been for sale for ages.

The air to ground capabilities of the Kazakh Air force is mainly consisting of the Su-25s based at 602 Air base Shymkent.

Giovanni Colla

The Su-25 fleet was upgraded by the Zaporozhye ARZ in the Ukraine where approximately twelve aircraft have been modernised including this 07 yellow.

Giovanni Colla

Shymkent (UAII)
Шымкент

RWY 10/28     POS 42°21'54"N 069°28'34"E     ELEV 1385 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
602 Air Base
602 Авиабаза / 602 әуе базасы
[v/ch 55652]

MiG-29
MiG-29UB
Mi-171Sh
Mi-35M1
Su-25K
Su-25UB

In June 2021, six MiG-29 and four MiG-29UB were declared surplus and put up for sale.

Besides the Su-27 the Lviv LSARP aircraft repair facility has also upgraded a small number of the Kazakh Air Force MiG-29 fleet.

Erwin van Dijkman

Some 15 MiG-29s have been upgraded. They are all based at Shymkent.Half of the fleet was recently put up for sale.

Patrick Roegies

Taldykorgan (UAAT)
Taldy Kurgan

RWY 02/20     POS 45°07'23"N 078°26'34"E     ELEV 1931 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
604 'Barysy Zhetysu' Air Base
604 'Барысы Жетысу' Авиабаза / 604 «Барысы Жетісу» әуе базасы
[v/ch 21751]
Su-30SM Squadron
Авиационная Эскадрилья Су-30СМ
Su-27M2 (stored/for sale)
Su-30SM

With the Sukhoi 30 entering service, some of the Su-27s are withdrawn.

Paul van der Linden

The Su-30 main base is Taldykorgan, although groups are also at Balkash and Qaragandy.

Pieter van 't Hof

Taraz (UADD)
Тараз

RWY 13/31     POS 42°51'13"N 071°18'13"E     ELEV 2184 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
612 Air Base
612 Авиабаза / 612 әуе базасы
[v/ch ...]

Wing Loong
Ucharal/Yenbekshi (--)

RWY 09/27     POS 46°11'27"N 080°49'50"E     ELEV 1274 ft

Air Base Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
(607th Air Base)
(607 Авиабаза / 607 әуе базасы)
[v/ch ...]

Mi-24K/P/R/V (stored/for sale)
Mi-8/17
Ucharal is no longer used, Semey took over the 'number plate' 607 Airbase and the Mi-24s are for sale and stored at Taldykorgan.

Civil registered aircraft, like this TL-2000, are used by the Aviation Training Center at Zholaman.

Greg Bedenko Greg Bedenko

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