Ukraine’s Mi-14 fleet at full strength

Mi-14PLs ‘36 Yellow’ (c/n 78495, left) and ‘37 Yellow’ (c/n 78461) arrive at the former Ochakiv air base at the start of the Shtorm-2018 exercise on August 28. Ukraine MoD Press Service via author

THE SINGLE aviation unit of the Viys’kovo- Mors’ki Syly (VMS, Ukrainian Navy) – the 10 mors’ka aviatsiyna brihada (mabr, naval aviation brigade) at Kul’bakino air base near Mykolayiv – recently took part in a series of exercises. Its most prominent asset is its Mi-14 fleet, consisting of one Mi-14PS search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter (‘34 Yellow’) and three Mi-14PL antisubmarine warfare (ASW) helicopters (‘35 Yellow’ to ‘37 Yellow’).


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