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
about 1996: unknown number of Su-27 + Su-27UB.
April 2015: four Su-30SM (same version as Russian Air Force): 01 02 03 04
December 2016: two Su-30SM (same version as Russian Air Force): 05 06
December 2017: two Su-30SM (same version as Russian Air Force): 07 08
December 2018: four Su-30SM (same version as Russian Air Force): 09 10 11 12
November 2020: four Su-30SM (same version as Russian Air Force): 14 15 16 17
December 2020: four Su-30SM (same version as Russian Air Force): 18 19 20 21
Expected: up to 24 or even 36
KnAAPO and IAPO - Su-27/27UB
|Su-27/27UB overhauls, upgrades:||
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).
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 were overhauled in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, incl. engines.
2010: Kazakh Su-27UB (#52) were overhauled in Belarus.
Military Unit 21751 (604th Air Base) @ Талдықорған (Taldykorgan, Taldy-Kurgan) near Almaty, eastern Kazakhstan. In service is about 12-14 aircrafts.
Regiment is called Барысы Жетысу (Barysy Zhetysu), it means "Snow Leopards from Zhetysu".
Bort numbers red outlined yellow
numbers are red with yellow outline
Taldykorgan 604th Air Base
Karaganda (Карагандa) 610th Air Base (since 2020)
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, Su-30SM. The same grey painting as Russian Air Force Su-30SM.
2019, Sukhoi Su-30SM, Barysy Zhetysu, Taldykorgan Airbase.
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