116th Center for Combat Employment Aviation
116-й Центр боевого применения авиации
Military Unit: 28025
Activated 6.11.58 in Mozdok, Severo-Osetinskaya ASSR, as the 228th Mixed Aviation Regiment [formation begun 8.58] - for combat training at the Ashuluk Range.
6.60 renamed 228th Training Aviation Regiment.
3.62 renamed 116th Center for Combat Employment Aviation.
1.9.78 the mixed transport/bomber squadron was replaced by a MiG-23M squadron, and from now the center was only equipped with fighter aircraft.
1988 with MiG-21bis (1st squadron) and MiG-23MLD (2nd and 3rd squadrons).
2000 with 2 squadrons MiG-29 and an independent Helicopter Squadron with Mi-8.
Mozdok, Severo-Osetinskaya ASSR, 11.58 - 4.60 [43 47 08N, 44 36 06E]
Astrakhan (Volga airfield), Astrakhan Oblast, 4.60 - today [46 23 42N, 47 53 39E]
Tu-4, 1958-1961 (target towing)
Il-28, 1961-1978 (target towing)
MiG-21, 1960's-1.2.89 & 11.90-1994?
MiG-29, late 1988-15.11.90 (transferred to the 18th Center for Combat Employment) and 1999-today
11.90: 14 MiG-21 and 14 MiG-23 [CFE treaty data exchange]
2000: 28 MiG-29 and 22 MiG-23 [CFE treaty data exchange]
2009: 28 MiG-29
48th Training Aviation Base, 1961 - ?
185th Center for Combat Employment and Retraining of Personnel, ? - today