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AIR / GRND Šiauliai

Last modified: 08 Dec 2019, submitted by: Klein Bier

Country: Lithuania   

Latitude: 55° 53' 16" N     Longitude: 23° 24' 15" E

Area use / Military Branches: Active


Šiauliai airbase is the military part of the international airport with the same name A former Soviet airbase has been converted in the mid 1950's to operate Myasishchev M-4 (NATO:Bison) nuclear longrange bombers. Former Soviet units based:
- 53 Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment (MiG-23 and 27)
-18 Guards Transport Aviation Division; 196 Transport Aviation Division (IL-76) and 117 Separate Aviation Berlin Order of Kutuzov ALC EW Group (An-12).]
- 67 Separate Aviation Sq DRLO unit # 32457(Tu-126, and later A-50).

After the Russian military left in 1993 the base reconfigured to receive civilian flights but remained an airbase, .NATO forces now take turns rotating forces to the base as part of the Baltic Air Policing mission, which has NATO support personnel assigned
Currently based:
- Airbase sq
- Hq & Flight Safety Section

- "Griffon" Motorized Infantry Bde / Margiris Infantry Battalion

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