3rd Army Aviation Regiment (Ukraine)

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3rd Army Aviation Regiment
3 окремий полк армійської авіації
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Patch of the 3rd Army Aviation Regiment
Country Ukraine
Branch Ukrainian Ground Forces
Type Army Aviation
Role Intercepting slow moving aerial targets, rescue, transporting high ranking army officials
Size 700 (2004)
Part of 8th Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Brody Lviv Oblast Ukraine
Engagements Soviet war in Afghanistan
Aircraft flown
Attack Mi-24
Transport Mi-8

The 3rd Army Aviation Regiment is an army aviation formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces. The regiment is part of the 8th Army Corps.

History[edit]

The regiment began its service as the 119th Separate Helicopter Regiment of the 13th Army. Later the Regiment was transferred to the 38th Army Corps.[1] On August 26, 2004 the Regiment was reformed into a Brigade. In 2005 the Brigade was transferred to the 8th Army Corps.

Structure[edit]

In 2004 Brigade consisted of 2 Squadron's flying Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters.

Equipment[edit]

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