Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ratno zrakoplovstvo i protivzračna odbrana
Bosne i Hercegovine (Bosnian)

Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Founded 1 December 2006
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Branch Air force
Type Aerial warfare
Role Defending Bosnian airspace
Size 619 airman
300+ civilian personnel
1,100 guard personnel
39 aircraft[1]
Part of Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Command HQ Sarajevo
Motto(s) Perspektiva - Perspective
Colors Ultramarine Blue and Golden Yellow         
Anniversaries December 1.
Fin flash
Aircraft flown
Attack Soko J-22 Orao, Soko G-4 Super Galeb, Mil Mi-24
Patrol Mil Mi-34
Trainer UTVA 75
Transport UH-1H, Gazelle , Mi-8/17

The Air Force and Anti-Air Defence Brigade (Bosnian: Brigada zračnih snaga i protivzračne odbrane, Croatian: Brigada zračnih snaga i protuzračne obrane, Serbian: Бригада ваздушних снага и противваздушне одбране) is a part of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The headquarters is in Sarajevo. The Air Forces are using Sarajevo Airbase, Banja Luka Airbase and Tuzla Airbase. The Forces are controlled by the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence Brigade of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed when elements of the Army of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska Air Force were merged in 2006.[2]




Bosnian UH-1H

Current inventory

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Bell UH-1 United States utility UH-1H 5[3]
Mil Mi-8 Russia utility / transport Mi-8/17 6[3]
Aérospatiale Gazelle France light utility SA341/342 9[3]

Future aircraft acquisition

Bosnia and Herzegovina will spend €300 million on 12 new Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma helicopters in the period 2016 - 2025[4]

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