Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Air Force and Anti-Air Defence
Ratno vazduhoplovstvo i protiv-vazdusna odbrane
Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
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Founded 1 December 2006
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Branch Air force
Type Aerial warfare
Role Defending Bosnian airspace
Size 619 airman
300+ civilian personnel
1,100 guard personnel
76 helicopters and 23 planes (with police)[1]
Part of Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Command HQ Sarajevo
Motto Perspektiva - Perspective
Colors Ultramarine Blue and Golden Yellow         
Anniversaries December 1.
Fin flash Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack Soko J-22 Orao, Soko G-4 Super Galeb, Mil Mi-24
Patrol Mil Mi-34
Trainer UTVA 75
Transport UH-1H, Gazelle , Mi-8/17

The Air Force and Anti-Air Defence Brigade (Bosnian: Brigada zračnih snaga i protivzračne odbrane, Croatian: Brigada zračnih snaga i protuzračne obrane, Serbian: Бригада ваздушних снага и противваздушне одбране) is a part of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The headquarters is in Sarajevo. The Air Forces are using Sarajevo Airbase, Banja Luka Airbase and Tuzla Airbase. The Forces are controlled by the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The air arm has three special unit battalions and holds a NATO standard on the army.


The Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence Brigade of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed when elements of the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska Air Force were merged in 2006.[2]





Bosnian UH-1H

Current inventory[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
UH-1  United States utility UH-1H 5[3]
Mil Mi-8  Russia utility / transport Mi-8/17 6[3]
SA341  France utility SA341/342 9[3]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Bosnia breaks through ethnic divide by merging Serb, Muslim-Croat forces". Stars and Stripes. 11 January 2006. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "World Air Forces 2015 pg. 12". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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