|Aviation and Air Defense Command|
|Founded||1992(as Georgian Air Force)|
|Size||2,971 personnel |
|Part of||Georgian Defence Forces|
|Website||MOD Website in georgian|
|Commander-in-Chief||President Salome Zourabichvili|
|Prime Minister||Irakli Garibashvili|
|Minister of Defense||Juansher Burtchuladze|
|Chief of Defense Forces||Maj. Gen. Giorgi Matiashvili|
|Commander||Sergo Ninua |
The Aviation and Air Defence Command of the Defence Forces (Georgian: თავდაცვის ძალების ავიაციისა და საჰაერო თავდაცვის სარდლობა, romanized: tavdatsvis dzalebis aviatsiisa da sahaero tavdatsvis sardloba), (formerly Georgian Air Force (Georgian: საქართველოს საჰაერო ძალები, sak’art’velos sahaero dzalebi)) is the air force of the Defense Forces of Georgia. It was established as part of the Georgian Armed Forces in 1992 and merged into Army Air Section in 2010. As part of reforms in the Georgian military, the Air Force was reestablished as a separate command of the Defense Forces in 2016.
The Georgian Air Force and Air Defense Division was established on January 1, 1992. On August 18, 1998, the two divisions were unified in a joint command structure and renamed the Georgian Air Force.
The first combat flight was conducted by Izani Tsertsvadze and Valeri Nakopia on September 19, 1992, during the separatist war in Abkhazia. This date was later designated as the Georgian Air Force Day.
In 2010, the Georgian Air Force was abolished as a separate branch and incorporated into the Georgian Land Forces as Air and Air Defense sections.
The Georgian Air Force was formally re-established in 2016 but all fixed wing aircraft were left abandoned till 2020. Under the leadership of Georgian Minister of Defense Irakli Garibashvili the Air Force was re-prioritized and aircraft owned by the Georgian Air Force are being modernized and re-serviced after they were left abandoned for 4 years. The Minister of Defense also announced plans to acquire strike drones to increase Georgia's combat readiness.
The rank insignia of commissioned officers.
|Rank group||General/flag officers||Field/senior officers||Junior officers||Officer cadet|
| Georgian Air Force
|Rank group||Senior NCOs||Junior NCOs||Enlisted|
| Georgian Air Force
|I კლასის რიგითი
I k’lasis rigiti
The objectives of the Georgian Air Force are defined as follows:
Functions of the Georgian Air Forces:
|Mil Mi-14||Soviet Union||ASW / SAR||2|
|Bell UH-1||United States||utility||UH-1H||12|
|Aero L-39||Czech Republic||trainer / light attack||4|
|Aero L-29||Czech Republic||trainer / light attack||4|
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