Ordered back in June 2010 are four UH-1H-II Super Hueys. They are part of the support package delivered by the US Government in the battle against AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) forces. The Huey helicopters were upgraded at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, US, TX.
RWY 08/26 POS 12°49'45"N 045°01'43"E ELEV 7 ft
|Aden Air Brigade
Riyan is know to have regular military visitors, including fighters, transport and very regularly helicopters like the Kamov 27/28.
The latest addition to the helicopter fleet of the Republic of Yemen Air Force is the Mi-171Sh, an export version of the Mi-8.
RWY 31/13 POS 14°33'03"N 046°49'33"E ELEV 3600 ft
|Ataq Air Brigade
|No operational aircraft are stationed here, it is used as a FOB.|
The exact number of MiG-29s supplied to the YAF is not clear to us but in Google Earth footage of 21 Fulcrums is proof of their delivery. Some of them, if not most, were upgraded to the state-of-the-art SMT-version.
The south-east side of Sana'a houses the HQ of 128 Squadron which is operating multiple different helicopter types. This unit has detachments on Al Anad, Al Hudaydah, Taiz and Aden and operates the Kamov Ka27/28 shown here.
The unit that operates the Su-22's from the main air base of the YAF in Sana'a is 26sq. They are a great sight!
F-5E/B Tigers are still going strong within the YAF.