15th Aviation Brigade (Slovenian Armed Forces)

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15. Aviation Brigade
Active 1992 - 2008
Country Slovenia
Allegiance Slovenian Territorial Defence/ Slovenian Army
Branch Air Force Unit
Part of Brigade
AF HQ Cerklje ob Krki, Brežice
Insignia
Roundel (1995-2008) Roundel of Slovenia.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik
Trainer Utva 75, Zlin Z-143, Zlin Z 242
Transport Pilatus PC-6 Porter, Let L-410 Turbolet, Eurocopter AS 532AL Cougar, Agusta Bell 412, Agusta Bell 206

The 15th Aviation Brigade was a brigade in the Air Force Unit of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The unit operated from 1992 to 2008.

Aircraft Inventory[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service 1992 In service 2008 Notes
Bell 206  United States utility helicopter 206B-3 JetRanger III 2 4 2 in 1992, 1 bought in 1993 and 1 in 2007
Bell 412  United States utility helicopter 3 8
UTVA-75  Yugoslavia basic trainer V-53 14 0 Retired in 2005
Agusta AW109  Italy VIP transport 1 0 Retired in 1998 and transferred to the Slovenian Police
SOKO SA 341 Gazelle  France/ Yugoslavia transport V-53 1 0 defected from YPA in 1991 Crashed in 1994 and Retired 1996
Eurocopter AS 532AL Cougar  European Union utility helicopter AS 532 UL/AL 0 4 Bought in 2004
Pilatus PC-6 Porter   Switzerland Paratroop training aircraft 0 2 Bought in 1995
Let L-410 Turbolet  Czech Republic transport aircraft 0 1 Bought in 1994
Zlin Z 242  Czech Republic basic trainer Z 242L Aerobatic 0 8 Bought in 2004
Pilatus PC-9   Switzerland turboprop trainer PC-9A 0 2 Originally 3 bought in 1995, later 1 crashed in 2004
Pilatus PC-9M Hudournik   Switzerland
 Israel
turboprop trainer/attack fighter PC-9M 0 9 bought in 1998, and ubgraded with weapons in 1999
Zlin Z-143  Czech Republic basic trainer 0 2 Bought in 2004