Su-24M Navigator

Unit: Wagner PMC

Served as Navigator for Alexander Antonov [Cargo ID #562] since mid-November 2022.

Cargo ID: #644

Full Name: Vladimir Nikolaevich Nikishin

Russian Name: Никишин Владимир Николаевич

Date of Birth: February 7, 1966

Education: Lugansk Higher Military Aviation School of Navigators (1983-1987)

Awarded: Hero of Russia (ph.); Order of Military Merit; For Merit to the Fatherland (2nd Degree)

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Service History:

1988-1991: 143rd Bomber Aviation Regiment (localization point - Kopitnari airfield, Georgian SSR)

1991-2002: 559th Bomber Aviation Regiment (the city of Morozovsk, Rostov region). Participated in hostilities during the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus.

2002-2013: Served in an aviation regiment based at the Pereyaslavka airfield (Khabarovsk Territory).

2013: He entered the reserve with the rank of major.

2014-2021: He worked in Moscow at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Center for Aeronautical Information of Civil Aviation" as a navigator of the Department of Federal Aeronautical Information.

2021: Signed a contract with Wagner PMC. Repeatedly served in Libya and Syria, where he made many combat sorties.

2022: Deployed to Ukraine in mid-November 2022.