The 10th Navy Aviation Brigade is people that defend the navy in the sky and help with maritime search and rescue.
It was founded in 2004 in Saky city, Crimea. Since 2014 it has been stationed in Mykolayiv city. The Brigade is armed with patrolling planes Be-12, as well as Мi-8, Ka-27, Ka-29 and the only An-2 in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
During the russian invasion and occupation of the peninsula, when the military bases were being captured, the Brigade evacuated all the operating equipment to the continent onto the aerodrome Kulbakyne, located in the Mykolayiv region, in radio silence mode and at short notice. The brigade is still called by the name of their previous base: “The 10th Saky Navy Aviation Brigade”. They believe that they will soon return home, to Ukrainian Crimea.