No. 6 Squadron SLAF
|No. 6 Helicopter Squadron|
SLAF Mi17 of No. 6th squadron during Fire exercise
|Active||1993 - to present day|
|Branch||Sri Lanka Air Force|
|Engagements||Sri Lankan Civil War
United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad
The squadron was formed on March 15, 1993 SLAF Katunayake with the arrival of Mil Mi-17s. It was later moved to SLAF Vavuniya on April 29, 1993. The unit is tasked with the air movement of the Air Mobile Brigade of the Sri Lanka Army.
In 2014, Sri Lanka Air Force deployed an aviation unit, No. 62 Helicopter Flight under the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad, with three Mi-17 helicopters from the No. 6 Helicopter Squadron along with 122 personnel consisting pilots, engineers and other supporting staff.
Year of introduction
- Mil Mi-17 - 1993