The Ukrainian edition of the Ukrainian Military Pages has summed up the gains and losses of manned aircraft of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as well as other law enforcement agencies for 2020 year. Data taken from open sources.
The publication notes, that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have traditionally not received a single new aircraft or helicopter in a year, replenishment took place due to repaired and modernized equipment, already in service. Only the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine received new helicopters, department accepted the first H125 and H145 produced by Airbus Helicopters.
Thus, the department of Arsen Avakov (MIA) received in January 2020 of the year 2 new helicopter Airbus H125 for the State Border Service, in October 2020 of the year – 2 new Airbus H145 helicopter for the National Police. Besides, GSChS (rescuers) received in a year 2 repaired used Airbus H225 helicopter.
The Air Force and Army Aviation of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine replenished over the year only with repaired and modernized aircraft and helicopters: at the beginning of the year, one modernized Su-27UB combat training fighter was delivered, four MiG-29 fighters during the year, one Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft, one Su-25 attack aircraft, two L-39M1 trainer aircraft and four modernized Mi-8-MTV-1 helicopters.
Besides, “Antonov” extended service life by 2 of the year 9 aircraft An-24, An-26 (one crashed after repairs with cadets on board – ca.. “IN”) and An-30. Nikolaev aircraft repair plant extended the service life of two Il-76MD.
for 2020 the year the Air Force lost 3 Aircraft, one of them is irrevocable. MiG-29 was damaged during an emergency landing in April. (restored and transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in December), An-26 was damaged in the parking lot after, how the chassis was removed (data on the return to service is not yet available) and An-26Sh, renovated in 2020 year and fell with cadets on board at the end of September 2020 of the year. (killing 25 human, the plane is completely destroyed).
In the future, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine intend to carry out rearmament before 2035 years for a single Western-made multirole fighter. Saab JAS-39E / F Gripen is offered in this capacity, F-16 Block 70/72 or other.