yugoslavia KFOR (kosovo force)



Formally Yugoslavie province, after split of Yugoslavie Kosovo fell under Serbia as autonomous province. From jun1999 Kosovo controlled by the U.N. (United Nations).
On 17feb2008 Kosovo declared independence. This independence is not accepted by all members of the U.N.
The insertion of NATO peacekeepers into Kosovo, from neighbouring Macedonia was established over 10 days from 12 Jun during Operation Joint Guardian. Then the real work started.


Georgia National Guard Maintains KFOR’ Black Hawks, 29-Nov-19 : Delta Company, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 171st Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard is currently the maintenance unit for Task Force Aviation of the Kosovo Force (KFOR) at Camp Bondsteel

Army National Guards Rotation in Kosovo, 06-Jul-19 : #KFOR US Army National Guards 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion (AHB) from Tennessee transferred command to 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) from Georgia at the Multi-National Battle Group–East (MNBG-E) Task Force Aviation part of Kosovo Force (KFOR) at Camp Bondsteel

Operation Icarus KFOR Exercise, 09-Jun-16 : KFOR forces including Croatian Mi-171, Swiss AS532 and US Army Black Hawks helicopters train together during combat search and rescue exercise Operation Icarus in Kosovo

Multinational Air Operation in Kosovo, 18-Sep-15 : Croatian, Slovenian, Swiss and U.S. Army flight KFOR crews soared over Kosovo for a multinational, eight-ship helicopter mission, during a large aviation exercise

KFOR MedEvac Training in Kosovo, 16-Jul-15 : U.S. Army Reserve 5-159th AVN HH-60M Black Hawk medic crew based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo lead a course in medical evacuation (MedEvac) operations for their multinational partners

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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    IT 11º Gruppo squadroni "Ercole" Aviazione dell'Esercito ICH-47F Chinook
CH-47C Chinook
    12jun99 to aug99 UK 659 Squadron Army Air Corps Scout
    aug99 to oct99 UK 653 Squadron Army Air Corps
    may00 to - IT 72° Stormo (Scuola Volo Elicotteri) Aeronautica Militare Italiana NH500
    may00 to nov00 UK 654 Squadron Army Air Corps WAH-64 Apache
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    nov00 to may01 UK 847 squadron Royal Marines Lynx
SA341B Gazelle AH.1
    jun08 US 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment US Army Aviation S-70 H-60
Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation
Some of the units could be operating fixed wing aircraft at the time, check every unit for details

Individual helicopters

Model IDs
Bell 412SP 145    
Bell 412EP H2-35    
Mil Mi-171Sh 220     225    
Aerospatiale AS332M1 Super Puma T-319    
Elicotteri Meridionali CH-47C Chinook MM80826     MM80841    


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