Ukraine steps up restoration of airfield network - Air Force Command
The Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has announced the intensification of work on the restoration of a network of military airfields, as well as the restoration and creation of airfield sections of roads of military importance.
"The experience of military operations shows that military aviation needs a wide network of modern military airfields throughout the country, as well as 'spare' airfields on certain sections of motorways," reads a report posted on the Facebook page of the command on Monday, February 19.
The report notes that of the hundred military airfields that were operating in the early 1990s, there are about a quarter left now. At the same time, since 2015, Ukrainian Armed Forces specialists have begun to restore airfields that were previously transferred to local authorities.
"Now several airfields are reconstructed every year. First, the aviation commandant's office and equipment are returned. Then specialists repair the runway, buildings, barracks, and install modern equipment. In several months a 'dead' airfield comes to life and meets transport aircraft, fighters, bombers, training aircraft. For example, this occurred in Chernihiv in 2016 and in Uman in 2017. There are also corresponding plans for this year," the report says.