Сухой Су-27, Су-27УБМ (Sukhoi Su-27, Su-27UB)
Қазақстан Республикасы / Qazaqstan Respulïkası (Republic of Kazakhstan)
Қазақстан Республикасы Қарулы Күштерінің Әуе қорғанысы күштері (Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan).
Former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, independence in 1991. Kazakhstan obtained Su-27 and MiG-29 from Russia as a form of payment for Russian debts, also for using by Russia the Baykonur Space Centre and for Tu-95MS returning to Russia (from Semipalatinsk air base). Kazakhstan is a member of Collective Security Treaty Organization with Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
1996-2009/2010: Su-27, Su-27UB
unknown number (probably 14) in one regiment
about 1996: unknown number of Su-27 + Su-27UB.
KnAAPO and IAPO - Su-27/27UB
IAZ - Su-30SM
2005-2009 aircrafts were overhauled and repainted in Belarus (Baranovichi) (contracts Sept. 2007), Russia and Ukraine (Zaporizhzhya).
2009-2010: upgrade/modernization to Su-27M2/Su-27UBM2:
In 2009 Belarusian РУВП 558-ы авіяцыйны рамонтны завод (558th Air Repair Plant) in Баранавічы (Baranovichi) won a tender for upgrade ten of the kazakh Sukhois. December 2009: first two modernised aircraft are Su-27UB #50 and Su-27 #05 with satellite navigation systems and expanded weaponry, delivered to Талдықорған (Taldykorgan).
Totally unclear is a role of Ukrainian Запорізький державний авіаційно ремонтний завод „МіГремонт” (Zaporizhzhya/Zaporozhye State Air Repair Plant) in modernization program, maybe only light overhaul and technical repair of Sukhois, incl. installation of satellite navigation system SN-3307.
2010: Kazakh Su-27, MiG-31 and MiG-29 will be overhauled in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, incl. engines.
Military Unit 21751 (604th Air Base) @ Талдықорған (Taldykorgan, Taldy-Kurgan) near Almaty, eastern Kazakhstan.
Regiment is called Барысы Жетысу (Barysy Zhetysu), it means "Snow Leopards from Zhetysu".
yellow (red outlined) two-digit numbers
2005, renewed Kazakh Su-27 wearing the distinctive blue-grey camouflage.
2008, Kazakh Su-27UB, July 2008 - Cooperation-2008 exercises with Russian troops.
July 2008 Russia and Kazakhstan signed a three-year agreement on joint military drills in 2009-2011).
2010, first Kazakh military exposition Kazakhstan Defence Exhibition KADEX-2010, June 2010, Astana.
Upgraded Su-27UBM2 #53. Also overhauled in Ukraine (Lviv) MiG-29 #12 was displayed in KADEX.
April 2015, four Su-30SM bought in Russia.
© 2008-2015 Mariusz Wojciechowski, Słupsk (Poland)