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7th Tactical Aviation Brigade
7-ма авіаційна бомбардувальна бригада[1]
Active 1951 -
Country Ukraine
Branch Air Force
Type Brigade
Role Bomber and Reconnaissance
Part of Air Command West
Garrison/HQ Starokostiantyniv, Khmelnytskyi Oblast[2][3][4]
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Serhiy Blyzniuk[4]
Aircraft flown
Bomber Su-24M[4]
Reconnaissance Su-24MR[4]

The 7th Tactical Aviation Brigade is a formation of the Ukrainian Air Force.

History[edit | edit source]

The 7th Bomber Aviation Regiment was formed in 1951, as one of the units of the 32nd Bomber Aviation Division, 24th Air Army of the Soviet Air Force.

After the Regiment became a Ukrainian formation it was subordinate to the 35th Aviation Group.[2]

Later, the Regiment was reorganized into a Bomber and Reconnaissance Brigade.

In May 2004 the 32 orae was formed from the former 48 (?) BrTA at Kolomyia. In October 2005 the former 32 Independent Reconnaissance Aviation Squadron at Kolminyya joined the brigade as its reconnaissance aviation squadron.[5]

In 2005-2006 the Brigade became first Air Force formation to be composed of professional soldiers and not conscripts.[6]

Components[edit | edit source]

  • Two bomber squadron
  • One reconnaissance squadron

Aircraft[edit | edit source]

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