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KAZAKHSTAN

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)

Revised: August 2010

In service

Since 1995 up to day
Operational: no data, up to 36

Quantity

1995: 40 MiG-29* (early 9-12 and 9-12) and MiG-29UB* (9-51) from Russia
In total: 40 MiGs in 1995
* Local name are МиГ-29 and МиГ-29УБ
Losses:
1996: 2 MiG-29 returned to Russia
1996: 1 MiG-29 sold to Yemen
2008: 1 MiG-29UB crashed

Units

600th Air Base (Military Unit 65229, former 715th regiment) in Жетыген (Zhetygen near Almaty, former Russian Nikolayevka).

In Zhetygen there's also 149th regiment equipped with Su-24.
Other Kazakh air bases: 602nd Chimkent (Su-17, Su-25), 604th Taldykorgan (MiG-27, Su-27), 610th Sary-Arka airport, Karaganda (MiG-31).

Bort numbers:

MiG-29 early 9-12: 01 02 03 04 09
MiG-29: 10 11 12
MiG-29UB: 23 24 25 40

Remarks

Former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, independence in 1991. Kazakhstan obtained Su-27 and MiG-29 (40) from Russia as a form of payment for Russian debts, also for using by Russia the Baykonur space centre and for the Tu-95MS from Semipalatinsk air base returning to Russia.

MiGs were delivered to Kazakhstan from Lugovaya air base in Kirgistan (715th Fighter Air Regiment) where they were stored for few years, since the end of the USSR. It was all 9-12 and 9-51 variants. Some of the 9-12 are very old - it's the aircrafts from first production series!

Kazakhstan is a member of Collective Security Treaty Organisation with Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan.

In 1996 two was returned to Russia (why?), one sold to Yemen.

In February 2008 MiG-29UB crashed near Almaty during training flight. Pilot Mjr. Aleksandr Leonidovich Kovyazin ejected, but was killed, co-pilot Lt. Col. Vitaliy Emilyevich Dilmukhamedov ejected safely.


Aircrafts were overhauled and repainted, probably in 1995 and about 2003.


MiG-29 #04, Kazakhstan, 2003. MiG-29 (9.13) from early production series (only about 30 was built!) with different that standard anti-static conductor rods on rudders, dorsal fins and no chaff/flare dispensers. Each aircraft (also trainers) has a different pattern of camouflage. Drawing accuracy: shapes on upper surfaces are hipothetical.


Since the end of 2009 overhauled and repainted (new scheme) in Ukrainian Львівський Державний авіаційно-ремонтний завод "ЛДАРЗ" (Lviv State Air Repair Plant "LDARZ"). Maybe light modernized, equipped with satellite navigation system.


MiG-29 #12, Kazakhstan, December 2009. Overhauled and repainted in new colour scheme in Ukrainian Lviv DARZ (first two in December 2009: #12 and UB #40). First public appearance in KADEX-2010 defence exhibition, June 2010, Astana. Drawing accuracy: shapes on rear parts of the wings and between fins are hipothetical.


MiG-29UB #40, Kazakhstan, December 2009. Overhauled and repainted in LDARZ. Drawing accuracy: OK.

Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours Colors of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (Fulcrum) camouflage and painting schemes

MiG-29 MiG-29S MiG-29UB MiG-29M MiG-29M2 MiG-29SMT MiG-35 MiG-29SD MiG-29UBT MiG-29N MiG-29NUB MiG-29K MiG-29KUB MiG-29AS MiG-29G MiG-29GT MiG-29BM MiG-29SM MiG-29SE MiG-29SMP MiG-29OVT

All aircraft drawings © Mariusz Wojciechowski 2005-2015, Słupsk (Poland)
mariusz@mariwoj.pl
Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours