No. 12 Squadron SLAF

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No. 12 Squadron
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Sri Lanka Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27M at the Army 60th Anniversary Exhibition.
Active 2007 - to present day
Branch Sri Lanka Air Force
Role Ground Attack, Close Air Support
Station SLAF Katunayake
Equipment Mikoyan MiG-27
Engagements Sri Lankan Civil War
Commanding Officer Squadron Leader Asela Jayasekara

No. 12 Squadron is a squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force. It currently operates in both ground attack and close air support role operating with Mikoyan MiG-27s from SLAF Katunayake.[1] The Squadron also operates a single Mikoyan MiG-23UB as conversion trainer for the MiG-27.


The squadron was formed in November 2007, when the MiG-27s which had been attached to the No. 5 Squadron were formed into its own squadron.[2]

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Year of introduction


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