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Military

Chapter 8
Air Force and
Air Defense Command

Among the four branches of the OPFOR armed forces, the Air Force is the second largest, after the Ground Forces. It includes the Air Defense Command. The numbers and types of aviation and air defense units correspond to the size of the Ground Forces they support.

CONTENTS

Air Force

Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment, Air Force

Ground-Attack Aviation Regiment, Air Force

Combat Helicopter Regiment, Air Force

Fighter-Interceptor Aviation Regiment, Air Force

Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment, Air Force

Airborne Jamming Aviation Regiment, Air Force

Separate Heliborne Jamming Squadron, Air Force

Transport Helicopter Regiment, Air Force

Separate Helicopter Squadron, Air Force

Transport Aviation Regiment, Air Force

Air Defense Command, Air Force

SAM Brigade (SA-2), ADC

SAM Battalion (SA-2), SAM Bde (SA-2)

SAM Brigade (SA-3), ADC

SAM Battalion (SA-3), SAM Bde (SA-3)

SAM Brigade (SA-4), ADC

SAM Battalion (SA-4), SAM Bde (SA-4)

Missile Firing Battery, SAM Bn (SA-4)

SAM Brigade (SA-11), ADC

SAM Battalion (SA-11), SAM Bde (SA-11)

Missile Firing Battery, SAM Bn (SA-11)

SAM Regiment (SA-8), ADC

Regimental Headquarters, SAM Regt or Air Defense Regt

Target Acquisition/Early Warning Battery, SAM Regt or Air Defense Regt

Missile Technical Battery, SAM Regt (SA-8)

Missile Firing Battery, SAM Regt (SA-8) or SAM Bn (SA-8), Air Defense Regt

Materiel Support Company, SAM Regt

Maintenance Company, SAM Regt or Air Defense Regt

SAM Regiment (SA-6), ADC

Missile Technical Battery, SAM Regt (SA-6)

Missile Firing Battery, SAM Regt (SA-6)

Air Force


The OPFOR Air Force, including the Air Defense Command, is second only to the Ground Forces in size. Its size and composition depend on the size of the Ground Forces it supports and the number and types of aircraft required for specialized missions. Such missions can include support to airborne forces or the Special Operations Command. The organizational chart below does not depict a fixed structure. Rather, it depicts the various types of regiments and squadrons that could be present in the Air Force structure.

Air Defense Command,

Air Force


The Air Defense Command (ADC) contains brigades and regiments of either surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) or antiaircraft (AA) guns. Maintaining single-system units allows the ADC to manage limited assets, tailoring support to a particular region or air defense zone. The following organization chart represents the types of air defense units that may be available to the ADC. The number of each type can vary.



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