Russia: BSF Naval Aviation Units Integrate Air Bases

BSF Naval Aviation Units Integrate Air Bases

In order to optimize Black Sea Fleet (BSF) naval aviation units, increase effectiveness and control operability, Gvardeiskaya and Kacha BSF air stations were transformed into unified structure – 7057-th Air Base.

The newly established air base will comprise alternate airfields, maintenance and communication units, and aviation medicine laboratory.

Attack, antisubmarine, transport, and special types of aviation will be under unified command.

Colonel Anatoly Stepanov was appointed commander of the integrated air base.

Presently, BSF naval aviation command works out structures of the new base. It was decided that its colors would be a flag handed over to Kacha air station in Aug 2011.

Naval Today Staff , December 20, 2011; Image: weapons