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45th Air Assault Brigade (Ukraine)

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Country  Ukraine
Type  Airborne
Branch  Airmobile Forces
Garrison/HQ  Bolhrad
45th Air Assault Brigade (Ukraine)
Active  1993–2003 (1st formation) 2016–present (2nd formation)

The 45th Air Assault Brigade is a brigade of the Ukrainian Airmobile Forces, formed twice. The brigade was first formed in 1993 from elements of the 299th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 98th Guards Airborne Division. Part of the 1st Airmobile Division, the brigade was disbanded. The brigade was reformed from an airmobile battalion in 2016.

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First Formation

The brigade was first formed in 1993 from elements of the 299th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 98th Guards Airborne Division. It became part of the 1st Airmobile Division at Bolhrad. In 2003, the division was disbanded. The brigade became the 16th Mechanized Brigade (Military Unit Number 1533) and was disbanded in 2006.

Second Formation

In 2013, the 88th Separate Airmobile Battalion was formed as part of the 79th Airmobile Brigade. The battalion fought in the War in Donbass. On 19 October 2016, the battalion became the 45th Air Assault Brigade at Bolhrad. The brigade is entirely manned by contract servicemen and is equipped with BTR-3DA Armored Personnel Carriers. Much of the brigade is mixed units formed from other airmobile brigades.

References

45th Air Assault Brigade (Ukraine) Wikipedia


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