For the first time, Slovak Air Force military aircraft will take part in the Ukrainian military parade for independence anniversary in Kyiv this August marking the 30th anniversary of independence following the Soviet Union’s breakup.
Earlier this week, the Slovak Air Force has deployed two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and a C-27J Spartan transport plane to Ukraine for participation in the rehearsal of the aviation parade, which will take place on 24 August.
Events are planned with the participation of representatives and equipment of all forces of the security and defense sector of Ukraine and partner countries.
Military planes and helicopters will fly in formation above central Kyiv — they including Ukrainian Air Force planes and partners’ Air Force aircraft.
The commander of the Ukrainian Land Forces also said that 358 military vehicles, including new main battle tanks and missile systems, would take part in the parade.
The Slovak Air Force operates a total of 45 aircraft. This includes trainer planes, fighter planes, transport planes and helicopters.