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WORLD AIR FORCES

DECEMBER 2009
World air forces December 2009 foreword

Nations around the world are continuing to modernise their military air arms, despite the
global economic crisis. We list their current fleets and purchase plans.
While the global economic downturn has had an adverse All three types remain in contention for India’s longer-
effect on military procurement plans in some parts of the term medium multirole combat aircraft requirement, fac-
world, operational imperatives have, in most cases, seen ing the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed F-16 and RSK
nations go ahead with planned major acquisitions. MiG-35 in pursuing the programme for at least 126 air-
craft. In-country evaluations will continue through the
This year has seen the first confirmed international or- middle of next year, but a selection will not be made in
ders for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - from a hurry.
Australia, the Netherlands and the UK. The type appears
set to dominate the combat aircraft sector in coming years, Meanwhile, war-affected countries such as Afghanistan
with over 3,000 more planned to be sold to the program- and Iraq are striving to establish credible air wings after
meís partner nations. years of conflict. Kabul has received its first two mod-
ernised Alenia Aeronautica G222 transports during 2009,
Demand for new transports, combat helicopters and plus its first new Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters for many
special-mission aircraft is also high, prompted for many years. Its wider aspirations include a future lightweight
nations by the need to support NATO-led operations in fighter buy, which would support its ability to ensure sta-
the harsh environment of Afghanistan, which provides a bility as coalition forces eventually reduce their presence
tough test for legacy equipment now in service. in Afghanistan.

Flight’s World Air Forces directory this year lists more Iraq’s post-Saddam Hussein-era air force also continues to
than 58,000 military aircraft in the active inventories of grow, with two Beechcraft T-6A trainers having just been
almost 160 nations, and details confirmed and planned delivered, and recent requests made for new fleets of light
orders for over 11,000 more. and medium utility helicopters.

The US armed services account for the largest national Although financial turmoil has reached even the previ-
share of the global military fleet in all categories, having ously unruffled Gulf and embarrassed Dubai, the region
more than three times the number of active aircraft than remains a key target for Western manufacturers, as it
second-placed Russia, and an overall share of 24%. But looks to grow beyond the roughly 4,000 military aircraft
with the next three places in our top 10 being held by Chi- now in use.
na, India and Japan, Asiaís combined military strength to-
tals almost twice the number of combat aircraft that North Recent orders have included sales of the Typhoon fight-
America has - almost 6,000 platforms. er, Boeing C-17 and Lockheed C-130J transports, Alenia
Aermacchi M-346 and Pilatus PC-21 trainers, and Saab’s
With the fewest combat aircraft in current use, Latin 340-based airborne early warning and control aircraft,
America’s largest near-term fighter requirement - Brazilís and more deals will follow.
initially 36-aircraft FX-2 deal - had yet to be concluded as
this directory was published. Although a selection could Times may be tough, but in the military sector, nations
slip into 2010, Dassault appears to have stolen a march that fail to invest adequately in new aircraft and equip-
with its Rafale in the battle against the Boeing F/A-18E/F ment risk falling rapidly behind their potential future ad-
Super Hornet and Saabís Gripen NG. versaries - a risk few major countries are willing to run.

Craig hoyle: defence editor, flight international

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World air forces December 2009

Worldwide active fleet per region


RUSSIA & the cis

europe Combat aircraft: 2,881


North america Transports/Tankers: 676
Combat aircraft: 2,704
Combat aircraft: 3,161 Combat helicopters: 2,563
Transports/Tankers: 794
Transports/Tankers: 2,009
Combat helicopters: 3,756
Combat helicopters: 5,476

middle east
Combat aircraft: 2,002
Transports/Tankers: 329
Combat helicopters: 1,720

africa
asia-pacific
Combat aircraft: 1,411
Latin america Combat aircraft: 5,961
Transports/Tankers: 505
Combat aircraft: 848 Transports/Tankers: 941
Combat helicopters: 1,343
Transports/Tankers: 584 Combat helicopters: 4,229
Combat helicopters: 1,293

Source: MiliCAS & HeliCAS (1st December 2009)

Worldwide top 10 active aircraft types


combat aircraft transports/tankers combat helicopters
Aircraft type Active fleet share Aircraft type Active fleet share Aircraft type Active fleet share
1 F-16 2,534 13% 1 C-130/L-100 1,281 22% 1 S-70/SH/UH-60 2,921 14%
2 MiG-21 1,084 6% 2 KC-135 441 8% 2 Mi-8/17/171/172 2,538 12%
3 F-18 1,045 6% 3 Il-76/78 372 6% 3 Mi-24/25/35 1,613 8%
4 MiG-29 957 5% 4 An-24/26 366 6% 4 UH-1 1,377 7%
5 F-15 936 5% 5 King Air 280 5% 5 OH-58 942 5%
6 Su-24 811 4% 6 C-17 210 4% 6 AH-64 915 4%
7 Su-27/30 789 4% 7 An-12 193 3% 7 CH-47 802 4%
8 F-5 620 3% 8 An-32 172 3% 8 SA341/342 689 3%
9 F-4 605 3% 9 C160 153 3% 9 AH-1 525 3%
10 Q-5 600 3% 10 CN-235 144 2% 10 Mi-2 493 2%
Other 8,987 47% Other 2,226 38% Other 7,639 37%
TOTAL 18,968 100% TOTAL 5,838 100% TOTAL 20,380 100%

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World air forces December 2009

Worldwide active fleet share per country


global military fleet combat aircraft transports/tankers
Country Active fleet share Country Active fleet share Country Active fleet share
1 United States 13,945 24% 1 United States 3,102 16% 1 United States 1,961 34%
2 Russia 3,954 7% 2 China 2,380 13% 2 Russia 551 9%
3 China 3,425 6% 3 Russia 1,536 8% 3 India 247 4%
4 India 1,778 3% 4 North Korea 665 4% 4 Brazil 167 3%
5 Japan 1,741 3% 5 India 659 3% 5 France 160 3%
6 France 1,488 3% 6 Ukraine 633 3% 6 China 123 2%
7 South Korea 1,478 3% 7 Syria 581 3% 7 Iran 118 2%
8 Iran 1,340 2% 8 Egypt 452 2% 8 Japan 101 2%
9 Turkey 1,161 2% 9 South Korea 451 2% 9 Ukraine 100 2%
10 United Kingdom 1,149 2% 10 Israel 431 2% 10 Indonesia 97 2%
Other 26,723 46% Other 8,078 43% Other 2,213 38%
TOTAL 58,182 100% TOTAL 18,968 100% TOTAL 5,838 100%

combat helicopters training aircraft/helicopters special mission


Country Active fleet share Country Active fleet share Country Active fleet share
1 United States 5,342 26% 1 United States 2,667 26% 1 United States 701 41%
2 Russia 1,732 8% 2 Japan 439 4% 2 Japan 167 10%
3 Iran 827 4% 3 China 400 4% 3 Russia 88 5%
4 Japan 719 4% 4 Egypt 383 4% 4 United Kingdom 74 4%
5 South Korea 705 3% 5 United Kingdom 363 3% 5 India 52 3%
6 France 599 3% 6 Turkey 335 3% 6 France 38 2%
7 India 557 3% 7 France 307 3% 7 Brazil 37 2%
8 China 496 2% 8 Brazil 292 3% 8 Argentina 32 2%
9 United Kingdom 419 2% 9 South Korea 251 2% 9 Pakistan 30 2%
10 Italy 408 2% 10 India 245 2% 10 Taiwan 29 2%
Other 8,576 42% Other 4,711 45% Other 468 27%
TOTAL 20,380 100% TOTAL 10,393 100% TOTAL 1,716 100%

NOTE: Global MIlitary Fleet includes VIP aircraft

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

SA315 2
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
AT/IA-63 19
EMB-312 29
Mirage IIIDA 2
TA-4AR 4
ARGENTINIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
SPECIAL MISSION
Citation I (Recce) 1
OV-1 (Recce) 9
TRANSPORT
C-212 1
DHC-6 2
G222 3
Merlin IV 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER
AW109 5
AS332 3
SA315 3

Lockheed Martin
UH-1H 43
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
UH-12 5
Australia has approved plans to buy its first 14 of an expected 100 Joint Strike Fighters ARGENTINIAN NAVY
Type Active Ordered
AFGHANISTAN MiG-23 22 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY AIR CORPS Su-22 15 Super Etendard 11
Type Active Ordered Su-25 15 SPECIAL MISSION
TRANSPORT Su-27 7 King Air 200 (MPA) 4
An-26 2 TRANSPORT King Air 200 (Recce) 2
An-32 5 An-12 8 P-3 (MPA) 6
G222 2 16 An-24/26 23 S-2 (AEW) 3
COMBAT HELICOPTER An-32 11 TRANSPORT
Mi-8/17 26 An-72/74 5 F28 2
Mi-24/35 15 BN-2 12 PC-6 1
UH-1H 9 C-212 5 COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Dornier 28 1 AS555 4
L-39 2 EMB-120 1 H-3/S-61 12
ALBANIA F27 1 SA316 3
ALBANIAN AIR FORCE Gulfstream III 1 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Type Active Ordered Il-76 7 T-34 10
COMBAT HELICOPTER King Air 200 1 ARMENIA
AW109 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER ARMENIAN AIR FORCE
AB205 3 Bell 212 5 Type Active Ordered
AB206 7 Mi-8/17 82 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
BO105 5 Mi-24/35 15 MiG-25 1
ALGERIA SA/IAR316 25 Su-25 14
ALGERIAN AIR FORCE SA342 8 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Type Active Ordered TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Mi-2 1
COMBAT AIRCRAFT EMB-312 14 Mi-8 4
MiG-25 14 L-29 6 Mi-24 8
MiG-29 35 PC-7 22 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Su-24 35 PC-9 4 L-39 4
Su-27/30 38 ANGOLAN PEOPLE’S ARMY AUSTRALIA
SPECIAL MISSION Type Active Ordered ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Beech 1900 (Recce) 6 COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered
King Air 200 (MPA) 2 AS565 6 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
TANKER ARGENTINA F/A-18A 55
Il-78 3 ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE F/A-18F 24
TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered F-35A 14*+86*
C-130H 17 COMBAT AIRCRAFT F-111 21
C-295 6 A-4AR 23 SPECIAL MISSION
Il-76/78 15 IA-58 34 737 (AEW) 6
King Air 90/200 9 Mirage IIIEA 6 AP-3C (MPA) 19
COMBAT HELICOPTER Mirage 5 6 TANKER
AW101 6 Nesher 10 A330 5
Bell 412 2 SPECIAL MISSION TRANSPORT
Ka-32 3 Learjet 35 (Calibration) 4 C-17 4
Mi-2 2 TANKER C-130H 10
Mi-8/17 75 KC-130H 2 C-130J 12
Mi-24 36 TRANSPORT Challenger 604 3
Super Lynx 130 4 C-130B/H/L-100 6 King Air 350 3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS DHC-6 7 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
L-39 32 F27 4 F/A-18B 16
Yak-130 16 F28 6 Hawk 127 33
ANGOLA Saab 340 4 King Air 350 8 5
ANGOLAN PEOPLE’S AIR FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER PC-9 64
Type Active Ordered AB206 1 AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVIATION CORPS
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Bell 212 5 Type Active Ordered
MiG-21 24 MD500 12 COMBAT HELICOPTER

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CH-47D/F 6 7* TRANSPORT Arava 201 3


OH-58 14 An-32 3 Beech 1900 1
NH90 7 33 C-130B 4 C-130B 3
S-70 34 COMBAT HELICOPTER C-212 1
Tiger 11 11 Bell 206 4 King Air 90/200 3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Bell 212 14 Learjet 25 2
AS350 1 Mi-17/171/172 22 Turbo Commander 690 1
OH-58 13 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY FT-6 9 AS332 1
Type Active Ordered FT-7 12 AS350 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER L-39 8 Mi-17 5*
NH90 2 4 T-37 11 SA316 1
S-70 16 BANGLADESH ARMY UH-1H 11
Sea King 50 6 Type Active Ordered TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER K-8 6
AW109 2 Bell 206 3 PC-7 11
AS350 13 BELARUS BOLIVIAN ARMY
AUSTRIA BELARUS AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered
AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered TRANSPORT
Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT C-212 1
COMBAT AIRCRAFT MiG-29 40 King Air 90 1
Eurofighter Typhoon 15 Su-24 35 BOSNIA-HERZIGOVINA
TRANSPORT Su-25 70 BIH ARMED FORCES
C-130K 3 Su-27 22 Type Active Ordered
PC-6 13 TRANSPORT COMBAT AIRCRAFT
COMBAT HELICOPTER An-26 6 G4 1
Bell/AB212 23 Il-76 6 J-1 10
OH-58 11 COMBAT HELICOPTER J-22 7
S-70 9 Mi-6 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER
SA316B 24 Mi-8/172 108 Mi-8/17 11
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Mi-24 52 SA342 7
PC-7 16 Mi-26 13 UH-1H 13
Saab 105 28 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS BOTSWANA
AZERBAIJAN L-39 5 BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE
AZERBAIJAN AIR FORCE BELGIUM Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered BELGIAN AIR COMPONENT COMBAT AIRCRAFT
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active Ordered F-5 10
MiG-21 5 COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT
MiG-25 5 F-16A 56 BN-2 10
MiG-29 13 TRANSPORT C-130B 3
Su-24 11 A310 1 C-212 2
Su-25 13 A330 1 CN-235 2
TRANSPORT A400M 7 King Air 200 1
Tu-134 1 C-130H 11 COMBAT HELICOPTER
COMBAT HELICOPTER EMB-135/145 4 AS350 10
Mi-8/17/171 23 COMBAT HELICOPTER Bell 412 6
Mi-24 49 AW109 25 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS NH90 10 F-5 3
L-39 12 SA316 3 PC-7 6
BAHAMAS Sea King 48 3 BRAZIL
BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered Alpha Jet 29 Type Active Ordered
SPECIAL MISSION F-16B 13 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Cessna 208 (MPA) 1 SA318 6 AMX-A/T 52
King Air 350 (Recce) 1 SF-260 32 EMB-314 25
BAHRAIN BELIZE F-5E/EM 45
ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE Impala 3
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered Mirage 2000C 10
COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT SPECIAL MISSION
F-5E 8 BN-2 1 Beech 125 (Calibration) 4
F-16C 17 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS C-130M (SAR) 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER T67M260 Firefly 1 EMB-110 (EW) 3
AB212 12 BENIN EMB-110 (MPA) 10
S-70/UH-60 2 8 BENIN PEOPLE’S ARMED FORCES EMB-110 (Recce) 5
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered EMB-110 (SAR) 5
F-5F 4 TRANSPORT EMB-120 (Recce) 1
F-16D 4 Dornier 128 2 EMB-145 (AEW) 5
Hawk 129 6 HS 748 1 EMB-145 (Recce) 3
T67M260 Firefly 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER Learjet 35 (Recce) 3
ROYAL BAHRAINI NAVY AW109 4 P-3AM (MPA) 9 (Upgrade)
Type Active Ordered AS350 1 TANKER
COMBAT HELICOPTER BHUTAN KC-130H 2
BO105 4 ROYAL BHUTAN ARMY KC-137 (707) 4
BANGLADESH Type Active Ordered KC-390 23*
BANGLADESH AIR FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
Type Active Ordered Mi-8 2 C-130E/H 20
COMBAT AIRCRAFT BOLIVIA C-212 50*
A-5 8 BOLIVIAN AIR FORCE C-295 12
F-7 24 Type Active Ordered Cessna 208 23
MiG-29 8 TRANSPORT EMB-110 72

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

EMB-120 10 BULGARIAN NAVY COMBAT HELICOPTER


EMB-145 7 Type Active Ordered AW101 14
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER Bell 412 88
AS332 8 AS565 6 CH-47D/F 6 21
AS355 6 Mi-14 4 H-3 26
Bell/AB205 8 BURKINA FASO S-92 28
Bell 206 1 BURKINA FASO AIR FORCE TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
EC725 16 Type Active Ordered Bell 206 (Allied Wings) 13
Mi-35 12 TRANSPORT Bell 412 (Allied Wings) 9
UH-1H/SH 38 CN-235 1 CT-114 Tutor 27
UH-60L 6 12 HS 748 1 DHC-8 4
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS King Air 200 3 F/A-18B 31
AMX-T 8 Nord 262 1 G120 (Allied Wings) 11
AS350 31 COMBAT HELICOPTER Hawk 115 (NFTC) 17
EMB-312 113 Mi-17 3 King Air 90 (Allied Wings) 7
EMB-314 50 SA316 1 T-6A (NFTC) 26
EMB-326 23 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
F-5F/FM 4 SF-260 4 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AIR FORCE
Mirage 2000B 2 BURUNDI Type Active Ordered
BRAZILIAN ARMY BURUNDI NATIONAL ARMY TRANSPORT
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered BN-2 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT HELICOPTER
AS350 16 SF-260 5 AS350 1
AS532 8 COMBAT HELICOPTER CHAD
AS550 19 AS350 1 CHAD NATIONAL FLIGHT
AS565 34 Mi-8 2 Type Active Ordered
EC725 16 Mi-24 2 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
S-70 4 6 SA316 4 SF-260 1
BRAZILIAN NAVY SA342 4 Su-25 6
Type Active Ordered CAMBODIA TRANSPORT
COMBAT AIRCRAFT ROYAL CAMBODIAN AIR FORCE An-26 2
A-4 9 Type Active Ordered C-130H 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT PC-6 1
AS332/532 7 MiG-21 17 COMBAT HELICOPTER
AS355 8 COMBAT HELICOPTER AS550 7
Bell 206 2 AH-1E/P 12 Mi-17 5
EC725 16 AS355 1 Mi-24 2
Lynx 21 12 Mi-8/17 5 SA316 2
S-70 4 UH-1H 6 SA330 3
SH-3D/S-61 13 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS L-39C 5 PC-7 1
AS350 18 CAMEROON PC-9 1
Bell 206 16 CAMEROON AIR FORCE CHILE
TA-4 3 Type Active Ordered CHILEAN AIR FORCE
BRUNEI COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active Ordered
ROYAL BRUNEI AIR FORCE Impala 5 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Type Active Ordered Magister 6 A-37 13
SPECIAL MISSION TRANSPORT C-101CC 21
CN-235 (MPA) 3 C-130H 3 F-5E 9
TRANSPORT DHC-5 4 F-16A/C 17
CN-235 1 Gulfstream III 1 SPECIAL MISSION
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER 707 (AEW) 1
AH-1E/P 12 Bell 206 1 TANKER
Bell 206 2 SA319 1 707 1
Bell 212/214 11 SA330 2 TRANSPORT
BO105 4 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS 737 1
S-70 4 Alpha Jet 5 767 1
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS CAMEROON ARMY Beech 99 5
PC-7 Mk II 4 Type Active Ordered C-130B/H 3
BULGARIA COMBAT HELICOPTER C-212 4
BULGARIAN AIR FORCE SA342 4 Citation I 4
Type Active Ordered CANADA DHC-6 12
COMBAT AIRCRAFT CANADIAN ARMED FORCES Gulfstream IV 1
MiG-21 12 Type Active Ordered King Air 100/200 2
MiG-29 10 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Learjet 35 2
Su-25 14 F/A-18A 72 COMBAT HELICOPTER
SPECIAL MISSION F-35A 65* Bell 412 6 13
An-30 (Recce) 1 SPECIAL MISSION BK117 1
TRANSPORT P-3 (MPA) 20 Mi-17 12*
An-26 3 TANKER SA315 1
C-27J 2 3 A310 2 UH-1D/H 14
L-410 3 KC-130H 5 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
PC-12 1 TRANSPORT Bell 206 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER A310 3 C-101BB 9
AS532 12 C-17 4 EMB-314 12
Mi-8/17 13 C-130E/H 22 F-5F 1
Mi-24 7 C-130J 17 F-16B/D 11
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS DHC-5 6 T-35 19
Bell 206 6 DHC-6 4 CHILEAN ARMY
PC-9 6 King Air 200 2 Type Active Ordered

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

CN-235 3 7
EMB-110 2
King Air 90/350 3
Turbo Commander 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER
Bell 205 3
Bell 212/412 13
MD500/530 8
OH-6B 4
UH-1H 26
UH-60A/L 32
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Bell 206 11
EMB-312 14
EMB-314 25
Mirage 5COD 2
T-37 20

Sipa Press/Rex Features


COLOMBIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
SPECIAL MISSION
King Air 200 (EW) 3
TRANSPORT
Hondgu Aviation’s JL-8 (K-8) provides the backbone of China’s pilot training system An-32 1
C-212 2
TRANSPORT S-70 1 Cessna 208 4
C-212 6 Z-8/SA321 35 Convair 580 1
Cessna 208 3 Z-9 107 King Air 90/200 2
Citation III 1 Z-11 21 Turbo Commander 2
CN-235 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER
COMBAT HELICOPTER HC120 22 134 Mi-17 17
AS332 2 JJ-6 149 UH-1H/N 52
AS350 2 JJ-7 39 UH-60L 46 2
Bell 206 1 JL-8 (K-8) 170 COLOMBIAN NAVY
EC725 4 4 Z-11 20 Type Active Ordered
MD530F 20 CHINESE NAVY SPECIAL MISSION
SA315 1 Type Active Ordered CN-235 (MPA) 2
SA330 7 COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT
UH-1H 1 H-5 150 C-212 1
CHILEAN NAVY H-6 30 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Type Active Ordered J-6 98 AS555 2
SPECIAL MISSION J-7 30 Bell 412 1
C-295 (MPA) 3 JH-7 35 BK117 1
EMB-110 (MPA) 5 J-8 124 BO105 2
P-3 (MPA) 4 Q-5 100 UH-1N 6
TRANSPORT Su-30/33 23 50* CONGO
C-212 3 TRANSPORT CONGOLESE AIR FORCE
COMBAT HELICOPTER Yak-42 1 Type Active Ordered
AS/SA365 6 COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
AS532 5 AS565 3 MiG-15 1
Bell 206 3 Ka-28 11 MiG-17 8
BO105 5 Mi-8 8 MiG-21 12
SA365 4 SA365 3 Su-25 8
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Z-8 7 TRANSPORT
Bell 206 2 Z-9C 21 An-24 5
PC-7 8 COLOMBIA COMBAT HELICOPTER
CHINA COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE Mi-8 3
CHINESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Mi-14 2
Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT Mi-26 1
COMBAT AIRCRAFT A-37 8 Mi-35 6
H-5 250 BT-67 6 CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC)
H-6 120 Kfir 15 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AIR FORCE
J-6 25 Mirage 5COA 4 Type Active Ordered
J-7 391 OV-10 9 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
J-8 96 SPECIAL MISSION MB-326 13
J-10 140 Cessna 208 (Recce) 5 MiG-23 2
J-11 (Su-27/30) 249 135 Citation Ultra (Recce) 5 Mirage 5M 6
Q-5 500 King Air 300/350 (EW) 3 Su-25 2
TANKER Metro (Recce) 1 TRANSPORT
Il-78 8* Turbo Commander (Recce) 3 An-12 1
TRANSPORT TANKER DHC-5 2
737 2 707 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
An-12 5 TRANSPORT Mi-35 6
An-26 83 727 1 SA330 11
An-30 9 Arava 201 1 SA316/SE3160 2
Il-76 14 30* ATR 42 1 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
MA60 4 C-130B/H 7 SF-260 5
Tu-154 4 C-212 4 CROATIA
COMBAT HELICOPTER C-295 4 CROATIAN AIR FORCE
Mi-6 3 Cessna 208 4 Type Active Ordered
Mi-8//17/171 276 Citation II 1 COMBAT AIRCRAFT

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MiG-21 12 Type Active Ordered TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS


TRANSPORT TRANSPORT Bell 206 5
An-32 2 Cessna 208 1 T-34C 2
Bombardier 215 5 1 L-410 2 T-35 4
COMBAT HELICOPTER M-28 1 EGYPT
Bell 206 8 COMBAT HELICOPTER EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE
Mi-8/171 23 AS355 1 Type Active Ordered
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Mi-8 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
PC-9 20 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Alpha Jet 15
CUBA DOMINICAN AIR FORCE F-4E 34
CUBAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered F-6 45
Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT F-7 60
COMBAT AIRCRAFT EMB-314 8 F-16A/C 154
MiG-21 183 TRANSPORT MiG-21 59
MiG-23 69 C-212 2 Mirage 5E2/SDE/SDR 76
MiG-29 20 COMBAT HELICOPTER Mirage 2000EM 15
TRANSPORT OH-58 11 SPECIAL MISSION
An-26 3 UH-1H 9 Beech 1900 (Calibration) 2
Yak-40 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Beech 1900 (MPA) 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER Schweizer 333 2 Beech 1900 (Recce) 4
Mi-8/17 40 T-35 5 E-2C (AEW) 6
Mi-24/35 16 DOMINICAN NATIONAL ARMY TRANSPORT
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered An-74 1
L-39C 25 COMBAT HELICOPTER C-130H 24
CUBAN NAVY OH-58A/C 7 DHC-5 9
Type Active Ordered TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS King Air 200 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER R44 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Mi-14 1 DOMINICAN NAVY AB212 1
CYPRUS Type Active Ordered AH-64D 36 12*
CYPRUS AIR FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER CH-47C/D 19 6*
Type Active Ordered OH-58 1 Mi-8/17 50
TRANSPORT ECUADOR S-70A/UH-60M 4 4*
BN-2 1 ECUADORIAN AIR FORCE SA342 88
COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered Sea King 18
Mi-35 12 COMBAT AIRCRAFT SH-2G(E) 10
SA342 4 A-37 21 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
UH-1H 2 EMB-314 24 Alpha Jet 30
CZECH REPUBLIC Kfir 9 EMB-312 54
CZECH REPUBLIC AIR FORCE Mirage 50EV 1 3 F-16B/D 47
Type Active Ordered Mirage F1JA 11 G115 74
COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT K-8E 100 20
Gripen C 12 727 2 L-39ZO 10
L-159A 20 C-130B/H 3 L-59E 39
SPECIAL MISSION DHC-6 3 Mirage 5SDD 6
L-410 (Recce) 2 HS 748 3 Mirage 2000BM 4
TRANSPORT Sabreliner 40 1 UH-12E 19
An-26 5 COMBAT HELICOPTER EL SALVADOR
C-295 4 Dhruv ALH 4 5 SALVADORIAN AIR FORCE
L-410 6 SA316 2 Type Active Ordered
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Mi-2 5 Bell 206 9 A-37 9
Mi-8/17/171 38 Mirage 50DV 2 BT-67 1
Mi-24/35 23 Mirage F1JE 1 TRANSPORT
W-3A 9 T-34 13 Arava 202 3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS ECUADORIAN ARMY BT-67 1
Gripen D 2 Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER
L-39ZA 10 SPECIAL MISSION Bell 412 4
L-159T 4 Citation II (Recce) 1 MD500 5
DENMARK TRANSPORT UH-1H/M 18
ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE Arava 201 5 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Type Active Ordered C-212 2 T-35 5
COMBAT AIRCRAFT CN-235 2 EQUATORIAL GUINEA
F-16A 49 DHC-5 1 EQUATORIAL GUINEA AIR FORCE
F-35A 48* PC-6 1 Type Active Ordered
SPECIAL MISSION COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Challenger 604 (MPA) 3 AS332 4 Su-25 4
TRANSPORT AS350 2 SPECIAL MISSION
C-130J 4 Mi-171 5 An-72 (MPA) 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER SA315 7 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
AS550 11 SA342 24 L-39C 2
AW101 11 3 ECUADORIAN NAVY EQUATORIAL GUINEA NATIONAL GUARD
S-61 7 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS SPECIAL MISSION COMBAT HELICOPTER
F-16B 13 CN-235 (MPA) 1 Enstrom 480 2
ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE TRANSPORT Mi-24 3
Type Active Ordered CN-235 1 ERITREA
COMBAT HELICOPTER King Air 200/300/350 6 ERITREAN AIR FORCE
Lynx 90 8 COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered
DJIBOUTI Bell 206 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
DJIBOUTI AIR FORCE Bell 230 2 MiG-29 5

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

Type Active Ordered


SPECIAL MISSION
AS532 Horizon (ELINT) 4
TRANSPORT
PC-6 5
TBM700 12
COMBAT HELICOPTER
AS532 22
EC725 8
NH90 34
SA/IAR330 105
SA341/342 268
Tiger 19 61
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
AS555 18
FRENCH NAVY
Type Active Ordered
COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Rafale M 15 (+9 stored) 11+27*
Super Etendard 44
SPECIAL MISSION
ATL-2 (MPA) 25

Eric Raz/Eurocopter
E-2C (AEW) 3
Falcon 50 (MPA) 4
TRANSPORT
EMB-121 9
The French Alps hosted army preparations ahead of the Eurocopter Tiger’s Afghan debut Falcon 20 5
COMBAT HELICOPTER
Su-27 6 PC-12NG 6 AS365 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS AS565 16
Bell 412 1 F-18D 7 EC225 2
Mi-8/17 3 Hawk 51/51A 49 Lynx HAS4 31
Mi-24 1 M-290TP 9 NH90 27
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS FINNISH ARMY SA316/319/SE3160 17
M-290TP 8 Type Active Ordered SA321 5
MB-339 5 COMBAT HELICOPTER SA365 9
ESTONIA MD500 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
ESTONIAN AIR FORCE Mi-8 2 EMB-121 2
Type Active Ordered NH90 6 14 Falcon 10 6
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS GABON
R44 2 MD500 5 GABONESE AIR FORCE
ESTONIAN BORDER GUARD FRANCE Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered FRENCH AIR FORCE COMBAT AIRCRAFT
TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered Mirage 5G 3
L-410 2 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Mirage F1 4
COMBAT HELICOPTER Mirage 2000C 54 SPECIAL MISSION
Mi-8 2 Mirage 2000D 76 EMB-110 (MPA) 1
ETHIOPIA Mirage 2000N 62 TRANSPORT
ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE Mirage 2000-5 34 C-130H 1
Type Active Ordered Mirage F1CR/CT 79 CN-235 1
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Rafale B/C 46 32+155* EMB-110 1
MiG-21 15 SPECIAL MISSION Falcon 900 1
MiG-23 10 C160 Gabriel (ELINT) 2 Gulfstream IV 1
Su-25 8 E-3F (AEW) 4 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Su-27 14 TANKER AS350 1
TRANSPORT C/KC-135 14 SA319 1
An-12 15 TRANSPORT SA330 6
An-32 1 A310 3 SA342 8
C-130B 1 A340 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
DHC-6 4 A400M 50 Magister 4
COMBAT HELICOPTER C160 51 Mirage 5DG 2
Mi-8/17 24 C-130H 14 T-34C 4
Mi-24/35 15 CN-235 20 GAMBIA
SA/IAR316/SE3160 5 DHC-6 4 GAMBIAN AIR FORCE
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Falcon 50/900 6 Type Active Ordered
L-39C 6 TBM700 15 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
SF-260 4 COMBAT HELICOPTER Su-25 1
ETHIOPIAN ARMY AVIATION AS332/532 10 GEORGIA
Type Active Ordered AS355 4 GEORGIAN AIR FORCE
COMBAT HELICOPTER AS555 42 Type Active Ordered
UH-1H 12 EC725 6 5 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
FINLAND SA330 31 Su-25 11
FINNISH AIR FORCE TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER
Type Active Ordered Alpha Jet 147 Mi-2 7
COMBAT AIRCRAFT AS350 1 Mi-8 18
F-18C 55 EMB-121 28 Mi-24 12
TRANSPORT Mirage 2000B 21 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
C-295 2 Mirage F1B 9 L-29 4
F27 2 TB30 46 L-39C 4
Learjet 35 3 FRENCH ARMY GEORGIAN ARMY

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

Type Active Ordered UH-1H 4 Bell 412 7


COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS MD500 2
UH-1H 5 F-16D 39 3 UH-1H 2
GERMANY Mirage 2000BG 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
GERMAN AIR FORCE T-2C/E 42 EMB-312 8
Type Active Ordered T-6A 39 F-5F 2
COMBAT AIRCRAFT TA-7C 15 HUNGARY
Eurofighter 21 81+36* HELLENIC ARMY AVIATION HUNGARIAN AIR FORCE
F-4F 46 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
Tornado ECR 33 TRANSPORT COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Tornado IDS 160 King Air 200/C-12 3 Gripen C 12
TANKER COMBAT HELICOPTER MiG-29 5
A310 4 AB205 28 TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT AB206 15 An-26 5
A310 1 AH-64A/D 31 9 COMBAT HELICOPTER
A400M 60 CH-47DG/SD 14 Mi-8/17 25
C160 85 NH90 20 Mi-24 17
COMBAT HELICOPTER UH-1H 67 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
NH90 42 HELLENIC NAVAL AVIATION Gripen D 2
UH-1D 69 Type Active Ordered L-39ZO 6
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER INDIA
Eurofighter 14 18+1* AB212 8 INDIAN AIR FORCE
F-4F 3 S-70B 11 Type Active Ordered
Tornado IDS 9 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT AIRCRAFT
GERMAN ARMY SA319 2 Jaguar M/S 119 12
Type Active Ordered GUATEMALA MiG-21 160
COMBAT HELICOPTER GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE MiG-23 14
BO105 73 Type Active Ordered MiG-27 127
CH-53G/GS 91 COMBAT AIRCRAFT MiG-29 69
NH90 10 72 A-37 3 Mirage 2000H 45
Tiger 6 74 PC-7 2 Su-30/MKI 104 85+40*
UH-1D 95 TRANSPORT Tejas LCA 20*
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Arava 201 3 SPECIAL MISSION
BO105 111 BT-67 4 EMB-145 (AEW) 3
EC135 14 Cessna 208 1 Gulfstream III (EW) 1
GERMAN NAVY F27 1 Il-76 (AEW) 1 5
Type Active Ordered King Air 90 2 TANKER
SPECIAL MISSION COMBAT HELICOPTER Il-78 7
ATL-1 (EW) 1 Bell 206 2 TRANSPORT
Dornier 228 (Recce) 2 Bell 212 3 1125 Astra 2
P-3C (MPA) 8 UH-1H 11 An-32 114
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS C-130J 6*
Lynx 88 22 T-35 4 Dornier 228 28
Sea King 41 20 GUINEA HS 748 57
GHANA GUINEA AIR FORCE Il-76 20
GHANA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER
Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT Dhruv ALH 23 54
TRANSPORT MiG-15 1 Mi-8/17 230 80
BN-2 1 MiG-17 4 Mi-25 17
F27 4 MiG-21 3 Mi-26 8
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-35 40
AW109 2 AS350 1 SA315 10
AB412 1 IAR330 1 SA316 66
Mi-17 2 Mi-18 1 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
SA316 2 Mi-24 2 Hawk 132 25 40+40*
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS SA342 1 HJT-16 Kiran 162
K-8 4 2 GUINEA-BISSAU HJT-36 16
GREECE GUINEA-BISSAU AIR FORCE Jaguar T 31
HELLENIC AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Mirage 2000TH 12
Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT Tejas LCA 20*
COMBAT AIRCRAFT MiG-15 1 INDIAN ARMY
A-7E 28 COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered
F/RF-4E 52 SE3130 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
F-16C 109 8 GUYANA Dhruv ALH 39 99
Mirage 2000EG 17 GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE SA315 20 10
Mirage 2000-5/Mk II 25 Type Active Ordered INDIAN NAVY
SPECIAL MISSION TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered
C-130H (EW) 2 Skyvan 3M 1 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
EMB-145 (AEW) 4 HONDURAS MiG-29K 2 10
P-3B (MPA) 6 HONDURAN AIR FORCE Sea Harrier FRS51 8
TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered Tu-142 8
Bombardier 215 8 COMBAT AIRCRAFT SPECIAL MISSION
C-27J 8 4 A-37 9 P-8I (737) (MPA) 8
C-130B/H 13 F-5E 9 Dornier 228 (MPA) 22
Dornier 28 6 TRANSPORT Il-38 (MPA) 4
Gulfstream V 1 1124 Westwind 1 TRANSPORT
YS-11 1 Arava 201 1 BN-2 12
COMBAT HELICOPTER C-130A 1 Dornier 228 4
AB205 12 Turbo Commander 1000 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
AS332/532 10 12* COMBAT HELICOPTER Dhruv ALH 7

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

AB206 180
AH-1J 1
Bell 214 286
CH-47C 33
Mi-171 45
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN NAVY
Type Active Ordered
TRANSPORT
F27 3
Turbo Commander 690 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER
AB205 4
AB206 12
AB212 22
CH-53D 6
SH-3D 14

Andrew Cline
IRANIAN REVOULTIONARY GUARD
Type Active Ordered
Iraq’s first Beechcraft T-6A trainers were delivered in early December COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Su-25 13
Ka-25 16 TRANSPORT
Ka-28 12 INDONESIAN NAVY An-74 11
Ka-31 9 5 Type Active Ordered Falcon 20 1
SA316/319 33 SPECIAL MISSION Il-76 3
Sea King 42 27 C-212 (MPA) 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS CN-235 (MPA) 3 Mi-8/171 38
Harrier T4/60 3 Nomad 22 (MPA) 6 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Hawk 132 17* TRANSPORT EMB-312 15
HJT-16 Kiran 12 C-212 13 IRAQ
MiG-29KUB 2 2 CN-235 6 IRAQI AIR FORCE
INDIAN ARMED FORCES DHC-5 2 Type Active Ordered
Dhruv ALH 159 Nomad 22/24 35 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
INDONESIA COMBAT HELICOPTER Cessna AC-208 4
INDONESIAN AIR FORCE AS332 3 SPECIAL MISSION
Type Active Ordered Bell 412 1 CH2000 (Recce) 8
COMBAT AIRCRAFT BO105 5 King Air 350/ER (Recce) 4 6
F-16A 7 EC120B 3 TRANSPORT
Hawk 209 25 Mi-2 8 C-130E 3
OV-10 2 IRAN C-130J 6
Su-27/30 7 3 ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIR FORCE Cessna 208 6
SPECIAL MISSION Type Active Ordered King Air 350 1 1
737 (MPA) 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT HELICOPTER
CN-235 (MPA) 1 2 F-4D/E/RF-4E 64 Bell 206 1
TANKER F-5E/RF-5A 40 Bell 407 3 29
KC-130B 2 F-6 18 EC635 24
TRANSPORT F-7 17 Mi-17/171 16 22
737 1 F-14 25 UH-1H 6
C-130B/H/L-100 15 MiG-29 40 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
C-212 12 Mirage F1 4 Bell 206 5
CN-235 5 2 Su-20 4 Lasta 3 20 15*
F27 4 Su-22 40 OH-58C 2
PC-6 2 Su-24 28 T-6A 2 13
COMBAT HELICOPTER SPECIAL MISSION IRELAND
AS332 13 707 (EW) 1 IRISH AIR CORPS
EC725 2 C-130E (EW) 1 Type Active Ordered
S-58 4 P-3F (MPA) 5 SPECIAL MISSION
SA330 10 TANKER CN-235 (MPA) 2
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS 707 2 TRANSPORT
EC120B 12 747 2 King Air 200 1
F-16B 3 TRANSPORT COMBAT HELICOPTER
Hawk 53/109 13 707 8 AW139 6
KT-1 12 747 7 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
SF-260 18 C-130E/H 46 EC135 2
T-34C 16 F27 13 PC-9 7
INDONESIAN ARMY Falcon 20 2 ISRAEL
Type Active Ordered PC-6 10 ISRAELI AIR FORCE
TRANSPORT Turbo Commander 681 2 Type Active Ordered
BN-2 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
C-212 3 Mi-17/171 53 A-4N 102
DHC-5 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS F-15A/C 42
COMBAT HELICOPTER AB206 1 F-15I 25
Bell 205 11 F-5F 20 F-16A/C 161
Bell 210 18* FT-7 4 F-16I 101
Bell 412 31 PC-7 35 F-35A 25*
BO105 19 ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ARMY SPECIAL MISSION
Mi-17 14 Type Active Ordered 1123/1124 Westwind (MPA) 3
Mi-35 6 TRANSPORT G550 (AEW) 5
SA316 7 Turbo Commander 690 7 G550 (SIGINT) 3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER King Air RC-12 (Recce) 7
BO105 1 AB205 87 TANKER

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

BAe 125 29
C-1 26
C-130H 16
Gulfstream IV 5
YS-11 3
COMBAT HELICOPTER
CH-47J 22
UH-60J 37
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Beechjet 400 13
F-2B 31
F-15DJ 45
T/XT-4 206
T-7 48
YS-11 3
JAPAN GROUND SELF DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered

Italian air force


SPECIAL MISSION
King Air 350 (Recce) 5
TRANSPORT
Italy could send its Alenia/Embraer AMX strike aircraft to Afghanistan next year MU-2 9
COMBAT HELICOPTER
707 5 TRANSPORT AH-1S 75
KC-130H 5 Dornier 228 3 AH-64D 8 5*
TRANSPORT P180 3 CH-47J/JA 54
707 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER OH-1 14
C-130E/H 11 AW109 19 OH-6D 144
King Air 200 20 A129 52 UH-1H/J 170
COMBAT HELICOPTER AB205 63 UH-60 28 1
AH-1E/F/S 43 AB206 58 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
AH-64A/D 47 AB212/412 39 OH-1 13
AS565 5 CH-47C/F 23 16 JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE
CH-53 29 NH90 4 55 Type Active Ordered
S-70A/UH-60A 50 ITALIAN NAVY SPECIAL MISSION
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered EP-3 (EW) 5
F-15B/D 16 COMBAT AIRCRAFT P-1 (MPA) 4*
F-16B/D 65 AV-8B 15 P-3C (MPA) 99
King Air 200 2 SPECIAL MISSION US-1 (SAR) 11
Magister 35 AW101 (AEW) 4 YS-11 (SAR) 4
OH-58B 18 TRANSPORT TRANSPORT
T-6A 10 10 P180 3 Learjet 36 4
TA-4H/J 20 COMBAT HELICOPTER UP-3C 4
ITALY AB212 52 COMBAT HELICOPTER
ITALIAN AIR FORCE AW101 21 CH/MCH101 (AW101) 4 10
Type Active Ordered NH90 56 MH-53E 10
COMBAT AIRCRAFT SH-3D 20 SH/UH-60J/K 145 6
AMX 54 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Eurofighter 30 51+25* TAV-8B 2 EC135 1 1
F-16A 25 IVORY COAST King Air 90 31
F-35A/B 131* IVORY COAST AIR FORCE OH-6D 5
Tornado ECR 18 Type Active Ordered T-5 38 1
Tornado IDS 48 COMBAT AIRCRAFT YS-11 6
SPECIAL MISSION MiG-23 2 JORDAN
ATL-1 (MPA) 16 COMBAT HELICOPTER ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE
ATR 72 (MPA) 4 SA316/319 2 Type Active Ordered
G222 (EW) 1 SA365 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
TANKER Mi-24 1 F-5E 42
KC-130J 1 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS F-16A 36
KC-767 4 Alpha Jet 7 Mirage F1CJ/EJ 21
TRANSPORT JAMAICA TRANSPORT
C-27J 12 JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE An-32 3
C-130J 19 Type Active Ordered BN-2 1
G222 2 TRANSPORT C-130H 4
P180 15 BN-2 1 C-212 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER JAPAN C-295 2
AB212 34 JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENCE FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER
HH-3F 25 Type Active Ordered AH-1F/S 25
NH500 2 COMBAT AIRCRAFT AS332 7
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS F-2A 46 17 EC635 9
767 1 F/EF/RF-4EJ 105 MD530 11
AMX-T 19 F-15J 154 S-70C/UH-60L 9
Eurofighter 9 6 SPECIAL MISSION UH-1H 45
F-16B 4 767 (AEW) 4 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
M-346 6+9* C-1 (EW) 1 AS350 1
MB-339 93 E-2C (AEW) 13 C-101 13
NH500 45 YS-11 (Calibration) 3 F-5F 10
SF-260 30 YS-11 (EW) 4 F-16B 15
Tornado IDS 6 TANKER Mirage F1DJ 1
ITALIAN ARMY KC-767 3 1 T67M260 Firefly 16
Type Active Ordered TRANSPORT KAZAKHSTAN

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

LEBANON Mi-24 4
KAZAKHSTAN AIR FORCE UH-1H 2
Type Active Ordered LEBANESE AIR FORCE MADAGASCAR
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active Ordered MADAGASCAN AIR FORCE
MiG-25 16 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active Ordered
MiG-29 15 Cessna AC-208 1 TRANSPORT
MiG-31 42 COMBAT HELICOPTER An-26 4
Su-24 40 IAR330 10 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Su-25 14 SA342 11 Mi-8 3
Su-27 47 UH-1H 2 MADAGASCAN ARMY
TRANSPORT TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered
An-12 3 R44 4 COMBAT HELICOPTER
An-24/26 5 LESOTHO Mi-8 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER LESOTHO DEFENCE FORCE MALAWI
Mi-17 14 Type Active Ordered MALAWI ARMY AIR WING
Mi-24 35 TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered
Mi-26 22 C-212 2 TRANSPORT
UH-1H 20 COMBAT HELICOPTER Dornier 228 1
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Bell 206 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
L-39C 3 Bell/AB412 3 AS350 1
KENYA BO105 2 AS355 1
KENYA AIR FORCE LIBERIA AS532 1
Type Active Ordered LIBERIAN ARMY SA330 2
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active Ordered MALAYSIA
F-5E 5 TRANSPORT ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
TRANSPORT Arava 101 1 Type Active Ordered
DHC-5 8 LIBYA COMBAT AIRCRAFT
DHC-8 3 LIBYAN ARAB AIR FORCE F/RF-5E 9
COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered F/A-18D 8
MD500 41 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Hawk 208 14
SA/IAR330 13 MiG-21 20 MiG-29 10 2*
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS MiG-23 50 Su-30MKM 18
Bulldog 103/127 11 Mirage F1ED 1 SPECIAL MISSION
F-5F 2 Su-22 80 King Air 200 (MPA) 4
Hawk 52 7 Su-24 2 TANKER
Tucano 51 12 TRANSPORT C-130T 2
KUWAIT An-26 9 TRANSPORT
KUWAIT AIR FORCE C-130H/L-100 3 A400M 4
Type Active Ordered L-410 1 C-130H 12
COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT HELICOPTER CN-235 6
F/A-18C 28 AB205 4 Falcon 900 1
TRANSPORT AB212 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER
L-100 3 CH-47C 4 AW109 11
COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-8/17 37 Mi-171 4
AB205 1 Mi-24/25/35 39 Rooivalk 8*
AH-64D 16 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS S-61 30
AS332 3 G-2 80 SA316 25
S-92 1 L-39ZO 7 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
SA330 5 Mirage F1BD 1 F-5F 2
SA342 17 SF-260 12 Hawk 108 5
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Yak-130 6* MB-339CM 16
F/A-18D 7 LIBYAN ARMY PC-7/Mk II 58
Hawk 64 10 Type Active Ordered MALAYSIAN ARMY AIR CORPS
Tucano 52 12 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered
KYRGYZSTAN AW109 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER
KYRGYZ AIR FORCE LIBYAN ARAB NAVY SA316 6
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered
Mi-8 8 Mi-14 10 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Mi-24 6 LITHUANIA AS555 6
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE Super Lynx 300 6
L-39 3 Type Active Ordered MALI
LAOS COMBAT AIRCRAFT MALI AIR FORCE
LAOS AIR FORCE L-39ZA 2 Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered TRANSPORT COMBAT AIRCRAFT
COMBAT AIRCRAFT C-27J 3 MiG-21 9
MiG-21 25 L-410 2 TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT COMBAT HELICOPTER An-26 1
An-26 1 Mi-2 2 BN-2 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-8 7 BT-67 1
Ka-32 6 LUXEMBOURG COMBAT HELICOPTER
Mi-8/17 18 LUXEMBOURG AIR FORCE AS350 1
Z-9 4 Type Active Ordered Mi-8 1
LATVIA TRANSPORT Mi-24 2
LATVIAN AIR FORCE A400M 1 Z-9 2
Type Active Ordered MACEDONIA TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORT MACEDONIAN AIR FORCE L-29 6
L-410 1 Type Active Ordered MALTA
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES OF MALTA
Mi-17 4 Mi-8/17 5 Type Active Ordered

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

SPECIAL MISSION
BN-2 (MPA) 2
C-212 (MPA) 1
King Air 200 (MPA) 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER
EC145 2*
NH500 1
SA316 2
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Bulldog T1 4
MAURITANIA
MAURITANIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
TRANSPORT
BN-2 3
BT-67 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Michael Gail/Boeing
Z-9 1
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
SF-260 5
MEXICO
MEXICAN AIR FORCE A 12-nation consortium of NATO/Partnership for Peace states flies three Boeing C-17s
Type Active Ordered
COMBAT AIRCRAFT ROYAL MOROCCAN NAVY
F-5E 8 MOLDOVAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered
PC-7 37 Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER
SPECIAL MISSION TRANSPORT AS565 3
EMB-145 (AEW) 1 An-26 1 MOZAMBIQUE
EMB-145 (Recce) 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER MOZAMBIQUE AIR FORCE
Metro III (Recce) 4 Mi-8 5 Type Active Ordered
TRANSPORT MONGOLIA TRANSPORT
727 6 MONGOLIAN AIR FORCE An-12 2
An-32 3 Type Active Ordered An-26 8
Arava 101/102/201 13 TRANSPORT COMBAT HELICOPTER
C-130E/K/L-100 7 An-26 3 Mi-8/17 4
C-295 5 COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-24 2
DC-9 1 Mi-8 4 MYANMAR
Jetstar 8 1 Mi-24 4 MYANMAR AIR FORCE
King Air 90 5 MONTENEGRO Type Active Ordered
Learjet 36 1 ARMY OF MONTENEGRO COMBAT AIRCRAFT
PC-6 4 Type Active Ordered A-5 21
Turbo Commander 690/980/1000 4 COMBAT AIRCRAFT F-6 1
COMBAT HELICOPTER G4 15 F-7 25
Bell 206 10 COMBAT HELICOPTER G4 4
Bell 212/412 27 5 SA341/342 2 MiG-29 12
CH-53 4 MOROCCO TRANSPORT
EC725 6 ROYAL MOROCCAN AIR FORCE F27 6
MD530 21 Type Active Ordered PC-6 5
Mi-8/17 26 COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT HELICOPTER
Mi-26 1 F-5E 22 Bell 205 14
S-70A 5 F-16C 18 Dhruv ALH 1*
SA330 1 Mirage F1CH/EH 50 Mi-2 15
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS SPECIAL MISSION Mi-17 11
F-5F 2 C-130H (EW) 3 SA316/SE3160 9
SF-260 26 Falcon 20 (EW) 2 W-3 6
PC-7 28 TANKER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
PC-9 2 KC-130H 2 FT-7 6
MEXICAN NAVY TRANSPORT K-8 12
Type Active Ordered C-27J 4 PC-7 16
SPECIAL MISSION C-130H 12 PC-9 10
C-212 (MPA) 8 CN-235 6 NAMIBIA
CN-235 (MPA) 4 Dornier 28 2 NAMIBIAN AIR FORCE
TRANSPORT King Air 200/300 3 Type Active Ordered
An-32 6 COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
C-295 2 AB205 52 F-7/NG 6 8
F27 1 AB206 17 TRANSPORT
Learjet 25 1 Bell/AB212 5 An-26 1
Sabreliner 60 1 CH-47C 9 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Turbo Commander 900/1000 4 EC725 12* Mi-17 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER SA315 1 Mi-25 2
AS555 2 SA330 33 SA315 1
AS565 2 3 SA342 22 SA316/319 2 2
BO105 11 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
MD902 6 Alpha Jet 24 FT-7 2
Mi-2 2 F-5B/F 8 K-8 12
Mi-8 23 F-16D 6 NATO
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS King Air 100 6 Type Active Ordered
M-290TP 7 T-6C 24 SPECIAL MISSION
MD500 4 T-34C 12 E-3A (AEW) 17
MOLDOVA T-37 14 TRANSPORT

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

707 3 NIGERIAN AIR FORCE SPECIAL MISSION


C-17 3 Type Active Ordered Skyvan 3M (MPA) 3
NEPAL COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT
NEPAL ARMY F-7 12 C-130H 3
Type Active Ordered SPECIAL MISSION C-130J 1
TRANSPORT ATR 42 (MPA) 2 One-Eleven 1
BN-2 2 TRANSPORT Skyvan 3M 4
M-28 2 C-130H 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER
MA60 1 Dornier 128 8 AB205 5
COMBAT HELICOPTER Dornier 228 7 AS332 3
AS350 2 Falcon 900 2 Bell 206 3
Dhruv ALH 2 G222 1 NH90 2 18
Mi-14 4 Gulfstream V 1 SA330 1
Mi-17 5 COMBAT HELICOPTER Super Lynx 120 15
Mi-24 2 AS332 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
SA315 4 AW139 2 F-16D 4
SA/IAR316/SA319 6 Mi-34 5 Hawk 103 4
SA330 1 Mi-24/35 9 Jaguar B/T2 4
NETHERLANDS Mi-171 3 PC-9 12
ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE SA330 5 PAKISTAN
Type Active Ordered TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS PAKISTAN AIR FORCE
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Alpha Jet 14 Type Active Ordered
F-16A 94 FT-7 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
F-35A 1+84* L-39ZA 17 A-5 39
TANKER MB-339 12 F-5 30
KDC-10 2 NIGERIAN NAVAL AVIATION F-7 144
TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered F-16A/C 25 12
C-130H 2 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER J-10 (FC-20) 36*
DC-10 1 AW109 4 JF-17 9 141
F50 2 NORTH KOREA Mirage IIIEL/EP/OF/RP 81
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY AIR FORCE Mirage 5EF/F/PA 90
F-16B 11 Type Active Ordered SPECIAL MISSION
PC-7 13 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Saab 2000 (AEW) 1 3
NETHERLANDS DEFENCE HELICOPTER COMMAND F-5 120 TANKER
Type Active Ordered F-6 98 Il-78 4
COMBAT HELICOPTER F-7 180 TRANSPORT
AB412 3 H-5 80 C-130B/E/L-100 16
AH-64D 27 MiG-21 27 CN-235 3
AS332 17 MiG-23 56 F27 1
CH-47D/F 11 6 MiG-29 40 Falcon 20 3
Lynx SH-14D 12 Su-7 30 Gulfstream IV 1
NH90 20 Su-25 34 King Air 200 1
SA316 4 COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER
NEW ZEALAND MD500 70 AB205 5
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE Mi-2 70 IAR316 3
Type Active Ordered Mi-8/17 43 Mi-171 4
SPECIAL MISSION Mi-24 20 Mi-35 10
P-3K (MPA) 6 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORT FT-2 30 F-16B/D 22 5
757 2 FT-5 135 FT-5 25
C-130H 5 NORWAY FT-6 9
King Air 200 5 ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE FT-7 7
COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered K-8 36 2
NH90 9 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Mirage IIIBE/BL/D/DP 19
UH-1H 14 F-16A 47 Mirage 5DPA 2
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS F-35A 48* SA316 11
AW109 5 SPECIAL MISSION Saab 2000 1
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY Falcon 20 (EW) 2 T-37 18
Type Active Ordered P-3C/N (MPA) 6 PAKISTAN ARMY
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered
SH-2G 5 C-130J 2 2 TRANSPORT
NICARAGUA Falcon 20 1 Citation Bravo/V 2
NICARAGUAN AIR FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER Turbo Commander 840 2
Type Active Ordered Bell 412 18 COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRANSPORT Lynx 86 6 AH-1F/S 39
An-26 2 NH90 6 AS550 10
King Air 200 1 Sea King 43 12 AW139 3
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Bell 206 10
MD500 2 F-16B 10 Bell 412 22
Mi-8/17 23 ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY Mi-17/172 92
OH-6B 1 Type Active Ordered SA316 16
NIGER COMBAT HELICOPTER SA330 32
NIGER NATIONAL FLIGHT NH90 6 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Type Active Ordered OMAN Bell 206 9
TRANSPORT ROYAL AIR FORCE OF OMAN PAKISTAN NAVY
C-130H 1 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
Dornier 28 1 COMBAT AIRCRAFT SPECIAL MISSION
COMBAT HELICOPTER F-16C 8 ATL-1 (MPA) 6
Mi-8 2 Hawk 203 11 F27 (MPA) 4
NIGERIA Jaguar GR1/S 12 P-3C (MPA) 4

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

TRANSPORT Cessna 208 1 SW-4 5


F27 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER W-3 39
COMBAT HELICOPTER Bell 412 1 POLISH NAVY
SA316/SE3160 6 Mi-17 22 Type Active Ordered
Sea King 45 6 SA318 4 SPECIAL MISSION
Z-9C 3 3 PERUVIAN NAVY M-28 (MPA) 8
PANAMA Type Active Ordered TRANSPORT
NATIONAL AERONAVAL SERVICE OF PANAMA SPECIAL MISSION M-28 4
Type Active Ordered King Air 200 (MPA) 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRANSPORT TRANSPORT Mi-2 1
BN-2 2 An-32 2 Mi-8/17 6
C-212 5 DHC-6 1 Mi-14 13
COMBAT HELICOPTER F27 1 SH-2G 3
Bell 205 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER W-3 8
Bell 212/412 3 1 AB212 2 PORTUGAL
EC145 1 Bell 206 2 PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Mi-8 4 Type Active Ordered
T-35 6 SH-3D 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
PAPUA NEW GUINEA TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS F-16A 24
PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEFENCE FORCE T-34C 2 SPECIAL MISSION
Type Active Ordered PHILIPPINES C-212 (MPA) 4
TRANSPORT PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE C-295 (MPA) 5
Arava 201 3 Type Active Ordered P-3C/P (MPA) 6
CN-235 2 COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT
Nomad 22 1 OV-10 11 C-130H 6
COMBAT HELICOPTER SPECIAL MISSION C-212 6
UH-1H 5 F-27 (MPA) 1 C-295 5 2
PARAGUAY TRANSPORT Falcon 50 3
PARAGUAYAN AIR FORCE C-130H 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Type Active Ordered F27 1 AW101 12
TRANSPORT Nomad 22 12 SA316 11
C-212 5 Turbo Commander 690 1 SA330 4
King Air 90 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
COMBAT HELICOPTER Bell 205 8 Alpha Jet 18
AS350 3 Bell 212/214 2 EC120 12*
UH-1H 9 MD520 24 F-16B 6
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS S-76 10 TB30 16
EMB-312 3 UH-1H 55 PORTUGUESE ARMY
T-35 11 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered
PARAGUAYAN NAVY S-211 13 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Type Active Ordered SF-260/E 25 18 NH90 10
COMBAT HELICOPTER PHILIPPINE ARMY PORTUGUESE NAVY
AS350 2 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
PERU COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER
PERUVIAN AIR FORCE UH-60A 1 Lynx 95 5
Type Active Ordered PHILIPPINE NAVY AVIATION QATAR
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active Ordered QATAR EMIRI AIR FORCE
A-37 16 SPECIAL MISSION Type Active Ordered
MiG-29 19 BN-2 (MPA) 6 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Mirage 2000P 10 COMBAT HELICOPTER Mirage 2000-5EDA 9
Su-22 17 BO105 7 TRANSPORT
Su-25 18 POLAND C-17 2 2*
SPECIAL MISSION POLISH AIR FORCE C-130J 4
Metro (Recce) 3 Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRANSPORT COMBAT AIRCRAFT AW139 1 17
737 2 F-16C 36 SA342 9
An-32 7 MiG-29 32 Sea King 11
An-72 2 Su-22 48 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
C-130A/L-100 4 TRANSPORT Alpha Jet 6
DHC-6 6 An-28 1 Mirage 2000-5DDA 4
Falcon 20 1 C-130E 2 ROMANIA
King Air 300 1 C-295 11 ROMANIAN AIR FORCE
Learjet 36 1 M-28 15 8 Type Active Ordered
PC-6 1 Yak-40 4 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Turbo Commander 690 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER MiG-21 73
COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-2 28 SPECIAL MISSION
Bell 206 7 Mi-8/17 15 An-30 (Recce) 1
Bell 212/214/412 13 SW-4 24* TRANSPORT
BO105 7 W-3 16 An-26 4
Mi-17 14 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS C-27J 1 6
Mi-25 16 F-16D 12 C-130B/H 4
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS PZL-130 20 COMBAT HELICOPTER
EMB-312 16 SW-4 18 35* Mi-8/17 7
MB-339 7 TS-11 42 SA/IAR330 68
Mirage 2000DP 2 POLISH LAND FORCES TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
PERUVIAN ARMY Type Active Ordered IAR-99 20
Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER ROMANIAN ARMY
TRANSPORT Mi-2 56 Type Active Ordered
An-28 2 Mi-8/17 33 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
An-32 2 Mi-24 27 IAR316 8

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ROMANIAN NAVY TRANSPORT SA341 1


Type Active Ordered An-12 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
COMBAT HELICOPTER An-26 2 TB30 2
IAR330 2 An-72 2 SERBIA
RUSSIA Il-114 1 SERBIAN AIR FORCE
RUSSIAN AIR FORCE Tu-154 1 Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Ansat 1 G2 1
MiG-25 39 Ka-27 96 G4 14
MiG-29 190 Ka-29 28 J22 33
MiG-31 148 Ka-31 5 MiG-21 10
Su-24 316 Mi-6 5 MiG-29 3
Su-25 193 Mi-8 30 TRANSPORT
Su-27/30/35 197 48 Mi-24 11 An-26 4
Su-34 10 32+26* RWANDA Yak-40 3
Tu-22 93 RWANDAN AIR FORCE SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
Tu-95 64 Type Active Ordered SERBIA & MONTENEGRO AIR FORCE
Tu-160 16 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered
SPECIAL MISSION Mi-17 8 COMBAT HELICOPTER
An-12 (EW) 1 Mi-24 5 Mi-8 16
An-30 (MPA) 1 SA342 4 SA341/342 128
An-30 (Recce) 6 SAUDI ARABIA SIERRA LEONE
Il-76 (AEW) 26 ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE SIERRA LEONE DEFENCE FORCE
Il-76 (Comms) 1 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
Il-86 (Comms) 4 COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT HELICOPTER
Tu-214 (Comms) 4 Eurofighter Typhoon 8 52 Mi-24 1
TANKER F/RF-5E 68 SINGAPORE
Il-76 1 F-15C/S 130 REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE
Il-78 11 Tornado ADV 20 Type Active Ordered
TRANSPORT Tornado IDS 82 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
An-12 131 SPECIAL MISSION A-4SU 9
An-22 6 707 (Recce) 1 F-5S 26
An-24/26 70 E-3A (AEW) 5 F-15SG 4 20
An-30 2 RE-3A (EW) 1 F-16C/D 60
An-72/74 43 TANKER SPECIAL MISSION
An-124 1 A330 6 E-2C (AEW) 4
Il-62 3 KC-130H 6 F50 (MPA) 5
Il-76 203 2 KE-3A 7 G550 (AEW) 1 3
Il-78 1 TRANSPORT TANKER
L-410 1 C-130E/H 40 KC-130B/H 5
Tu-134 11 CN-235 3 KC-135R 4
Tu-154 4 Jetstream 31 1 TRANSPORT
Yak-40 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER C-130H 5
COMBAT HELICOPTER AB205 6 F50 4
Ka-28 2 AS332/532 14 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Ka-29 21 Bell/AB412/AB212 38 AB205 5
Ka-50 16 EC725 12* AH-64D 20
Ka-52 9 6 S-61 3 AS332/532 33
Mi-2 280 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Bell 412 1
Mi-6 114 Eurofighter Typhoon 12 CH-47D/SD 16
Mi-8/17 173 F-5B/F 41 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Mi-9 11 F-15D 21 AS550 2
Mi-24/35 806 Hawk 65/A 45 F-5T 9
Mi-26 13 PC-9 48 PC-21 19
Mi-28 17 ROYAL SAUDI LAND FORCES TA-4SU 14
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE NAVY
Ansat 40* COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered
F480 1 AH-64A/D 12 37 COMBAT HELICOPTER
L-39 27 AS550 30* S-70B 6
Tu-134 3 OH-58 15 SLOVAKIA
Yak-130 1 73+76* S-70A/UH-60L 14 48 SLOVAKIAN AIR FORCE
RUSSIAN ARMY ROYAL SAUDI NAVY Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT
TRANSPORT COMBAT HELICOPTER MiG-29 12
L-410 2 AS532 13 SPECIAL MISSION
RUSSIAN NAVY AS565 4* L-410 (Recce) 1
Type Active Ordered NH90 52* TRANSPORT
COMBAT AIRCRAFT SA365 21 An-26 2
MiG-29K 24* SENEGAL C-27J 2*
Su-24 94 SENEGAL AIR FORCE L-410 3
Su-25 49 Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER
Su-27 23 SPECIAL MISSION Mi-2 4
Tu-22 58 C-212 (MPA) 1 Mi-8/17 17
Tu-142 45 TRANSPORT Mi-24 17
SPECIAL MISSION F27 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
An-26 (Calibration) 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER L-39CA/ZA/ZAM 7
An-72 (MPA) 2 AS355 1 SLOVENIA
Be-12 (SAR) 9 Mi-2 2 SLOVENIAN AIR FORCE
Be-42 (SAR) 4 Mi-17/171 3 Type Active Ordered
Il-38 (MPA) 35 Mi-35 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER


Bell 206 1 SPECIAL MISSION NH90 45
SLOVENIAN ARMY P-3C (MPA) 8 SRI LANKA
Type Active Ordered TRANSPORT SRI LANKAN AIR FORCE
TRANSPORT F406 5 Type Active Ordered
L-410 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
PC-6 2 Bell 206 1 F-7 9
COMBAT HELICOPTER Lynx 99/A 24 Kfir 11
AS532 4 SA319 7 MiG-23 1
Bell 412 5 UH-1H 2 MiG-27 7
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS UH-60P/MH-60S 7 8* SPECIAL MISSION
Bell 206 3 SPAIN King Air 1300 (Recce) 1
PC-9 11 SPANISH AIR FORCE TRANSPORT
SOUTH AFRICA Type Active Ordered An-32 7
SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COMBAT AIRCRAFT C-130K 2
Type Active Ordered EF-18A/M 74 King Air 200 1
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Eurofighter 16 43+13* COMBAT HELICOPTER
Gripen C 17 Mirage F1M 36 Bell 206 5
SPECIAL MISSION SPECIAL MISSION Bell 212/412 10
Oryx (ELINT) 2 C-212 (EW) 1 Mi-17 4 4*
TRANSPORT C-212 (Recce) 7 Mi-24/35 15
C-130B 5 Citation V (Recce) 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
C-212 4 CN-235 (Recce) 1 FT-7 1
Cessna 208 7 F27 (MPA) 3 K-8 5 2*
CN-235 1 King Air C90 (Recce) 4 SUDAN
King Air 200/300 4 P-3A/B/M (MPA) 7 SUDANESE AIR FORCE
COMBAT HELICOPTER TANKER Type Active Ordered
AW109 27 2 KC-130H 5 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
BK117 7 KC-137 (707) 2 A-5 3
Oryx 45 TRANSPORT F-5S 5
Rooivalk 11 707 1 F-6 8
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS A400M 27 F-7 20
Gripen D 9 Bombardier 215/415 17 MiG-21 4
Hawk 120 23 1 C-130H 7 MiG-23 3
PC-7 Mk II 54 C-212 22 MiG-29 11
SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY C-295 13 2 Su-25 11
Type Active Ordered CN-235 18 TRANSPORT
COMBAT HELICOPTER Falcon 20 4 An-12 5
Super Lynx 300 4 COMBAT HELICOPTER An-24/26 7
SOUTH KOREA AS332 11 An-30 1
REPUBLIC OF KOREA AIR FORCE S-76C 2 C-130H 6
Type Active Ordered SA330 6 DHC-5 3
COMBAT AIRCRAFT TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER
F-4D/E/RF-4C 135 C-101 73 AB212 3
F-5E 159 C-212 1 IAR330 4
F-15K 39 21* EC120 15 Mi-8/171 16
F-16C 118 EF-18B 12 Mi-24/35 20
SPECIAL MISSION Eurofighter 8 6+1* TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
737 (AEW) 4 F-5M/SF-5B 20 K-8 12
TRANSPORT Mirage F1BM 3 SURINAM
737 1 S-76C 6 SURINAM DEFENCE FORCE
BAe 125 8 T-35 35 Type Active Ordered
C-130H 12 SPANISH ARMY COMBAT HELICOPTER
CN-235 18 Type Active Ordered Dhruv ALH 3
COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT HELICOPTER SWEDEN
AS332 2 AB212 4 SWEDISH AIR FORCE
Bell 412 3 AS332/532 26 2 Type Active Ordered
BO105 12 BO105 26 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
CH-47D 18 CH-47D 17 1 Gripen A/C 146 18
Ka-32 8 EC135 4 8 SPECIAL MISSION
S-70A/HH-60P 42 OH-58B 3 Gulfstream IV (EW) 2
UH-1H 12 Tiger 5 20 Saab 340 (AEW) 6
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS UH-1H 32 TRANSPORT
F-5F 37 SPANISH NAVY C-130H 7
F-16D 51 Type Active Ordered Saab 340 3
Hawk 67 17 SPECIAL MISSION Sabreliner 40 1
KT/KO-1 106 ASH-3H (AEW) 4 TANKER
T-38A 15 COMBAT AIRCRAFT KC-130H 1
T-50 25 10+50* EAV-8B/+ 16 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY TRANSPORT Gripen B/D 24 4
Type Active Ordered Citation II/VII 4 Saab 105 106
TRANSPORT COMBAT HELICOPTER SWEDISH DEFENCE FORCES HELICOPTER WING
King Air U-21 1 AB212 10 Type Active Ordered
COMBAT HELICOPTER MD500 6 COMBAT HELICOPTER
AH-1J/S 77 SH-3H 7 AW109 20
CH-47D 27 SH-60B 12 AS332 9
MD500E/MD 281 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS BO105 15
UH-1H 88 TAV-8B 1 NH90 4 15
UH-60P 92 SPANISH ARMED FORCES SWITZERLAND
REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY Type Active Ordered SWISS AIR FORCE

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

Type Active Ordered


COMBAT AIRCRAFT
F-5E 45
F/A-18C 26
SPECIAL MISSION
King Air 350 (Recce) 1
TRANSPORT
Beech 1900 1
DHC-6 1
PC-6 15
COMBAT HELICOPTER
AS332/532 26
EC635 14 2
SA316 47
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
F-5F 12
F/A-18D 7
PC-7 37
PC-9 11

Peter Liander/Saab
PC-21 6
SYRIA
SYRIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered Thailand’s first AEW-roled Saab 340 (above) and Gripen D (top) made debuts in 2009
COMBAT AIRCRAFT
MiG-15 10 UH-1H 28
MiG-17 30 REPUBLIC OF CHINA NAVY TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
MiG-21 219 Type Active Ordered Alpha Jet 19
MiG-23 145 SPECIAL MISSION F-5B/F 8
MiG-25 40 S-2 (AEW) 21 F-16B 15
MiG-29 48 COMBAT HELICOPTER Gripen D 2+2*
Su-22 69 MD500 8 L-39ZA 36
Su-24 20 S-70C 18 PC-9 23
TRANSPORT TAJIKISTAN Saab 340 1
Falcon 20 2 TAJIKISTAN AIR FORCE ROYAL THAI ARMY
COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
Mi-2 10 COMBAT HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
Mi-8/17 100 Mi-8 8 C-212 1
Mi-25 40 Mi-24 3 King Air 200 2
SA342 42 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS L-39C 4 AB412 1
L-29C 40 TANZANIA AH-1F 3
L-39C 70 TANZANIAN PEOPLE’S DEFENCE FORCE Bell 206 3
SYRIAN NAVY Type Active Ordered Bell 212 54
Type Active Ordered COMBAT AIRCRAFT Mi-17 6
COMBAT HELICOPTER F-5 8 S-70A/UH-60L 7 3*
Ka-28 2 F-6 8 UH-1H 89
Mi-14 14 F-7 11 ROYAL THAI NAVY
TAIWAN TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered
REPUBLIC OF CHINA AIR FORCE DHC-5 4 SPECIAL MISSION
Type Active Ordered King Air 100 1 F27 (MPA) 1
COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT HELICOPTER P-3T (MPA) 1
F/RF-5E 32 AB205 1 TRANSPORT
F-16A 117 AB412 1 Dornier 228 7
F-CK-1A 101 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS F27 2
Mirage 2000-5EI 47 FT-2 2 Nomad 24 4
SPECIAL MISSION FT-6 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Beech 1900 (Calibration) 2 THAILAND Bell 212/214 7
E-2K/T (AEW) 6 ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE S-70B/MH-60S 6 2+6*
TRANSPORT Type Active Ordered S-76B 3
C-130H 20 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Super Lynx 110/300 2 2*
COMBAT HELICOPTER F-5A/E 47 UH-1H 2
S-70C 13 F-16A 42 TOGO
S-92 3* Gripen C 4+4* TOGOLESE AIR FORCE
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS SPECIAL MISSION Type Active Ordered
AT-3 52 Saab 340 (AEW) 1 TRANSPORT
F-CK-1B 25 TRANSPORT King Air 200 1
F-5F 33 A310 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
F-16B 28 Arava 201 3 SA315/316 3
Mirage 2000-5DI 10 BT-67 8 SA365 1
T-34C 40 C-130H 12 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARMY CN-235 6 Alpha Jet 5
Type Active Ordered G222 3 EMB-326 4
COMBAT HELICOPTER HS 748 5 TB30 3
AH-1W 61 King Air 90 1 TUNISIA
AH-64D 30 Learjet 35 1 TUNISIAN AIR FORCE
CH-47SD 8 Merlin IV 2 Type Active Ordered
OH-58D 38 Nomad 22 16 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
UH-1B/H 44 PC-6 17 F-5E 12
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER TRANSPORT
Bell 206 29 Bell 212/412 12 C-130B/H 9

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

L-410 5 Mi-8 10 AS350 6


COMBAT HELICOPTER Mi-24 10 AS550 6
AS350 6 UGANDA AS565 4
Bell/AB205 24 UGANDA PEOPLE’S DEFENCE FORCES AW139 7 4
CH/HH-53E 15 Type Active Ordered Bell/AB206 2
SE313 8 COMBAT AIRCRAFT Bell 214 1
SA316 7 MiG-21 7 CH-47C/F 8+16*
UH-1H/N 16 TRANSPORT S-70/UH-60M 10 26
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Gulfstream IV 1 SA342 8
F-5F 4 COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
L-59T 9 Bell/AB206 4 AS350 1
MB-326 16 Bell/AB412 3 F-16F 25
SF-260 18 Mi-17 2 G115 12
TURKEY Mi-24 5 Hawk 61/63/102 36
TURKISH AIR FORCE TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS M-346 48*
Type Active Ordered SF-260 4 MB-339 6
COMBAT AIRCRAFT UKRAINE Mirage 2000DAD 2
F/RF-4E 161 UKRAINE AIR FORCE Mirage 2000-9DAD 13
F-16C 175 14 Type Active Ordered PC-7 31
F-35A 100* COMBAT AIRCRAFT PC-21 25
SPECIAL MISSION MiG-29 220 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NAVY
737 (AEW) 4 Su-17 55 Type Active Ordered
CN-235 (EW) 1 Su-24 230 COMBAT HELICOPTER
CN-235 (Recce) 1 Su-25 63 AS332 8
TANKER Su-27 65 AS565 7
KC-135 7 SPECIAL MISSION UNITED KINGDOM
TRANSPORT An-30 (Recce) 4 ROYAL AIR FORCE
A400M 10 An-72 (MPA) 1 Type Active Ordered
C160 17 TRANSPORT COMBAT AIRCRAFT
C-130B/E 13 An-12 16 Eurofighter Typhoon 42 91+35*
CN-235 41 An-24/26 36 F-35B 2+147*
COMBAT HELICOPTER An-72/74 2 Harrier GR7/9 62
AS532 20 Il-76/78 43 Tornado F3 21
UH-1H 65 COMBAT HELICOPTER Tornado GR4 99
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Mi-8/17 98 SPECIAL MISSION
F-5A/B 50 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS BN-2 (Recce) 3
F-16D 41 16 L-39C 1 E-3D (AEW) 7
KT-1 40 UKRAINE ARMY King Air 350ER (Recce) 3 1
NF-5A/B 38 Type Active Ordered Nimrod MR2 (MPA) 11
SF-260 37 COMBAT HELICOPTER Nimrod MRA4 (MPA) 9
T-37 59 Mi-6 4 Nimrod R1 (ELINT) 2
T-38A 67 Mi-8 56 Sentinel R1 (Recce) 5
TURKISH ARMY Mi-24 42 TANKER
Type Active Ordered UKRAINE NAVY A330 14
SPECIAL MISSION Type Active Ordered TriStar 6
King Air 200 (Recce) 2 SPECIAL MISSION VC10 15
COMBAT HELICOPTER Be-12 (SAR) 10 TRANSPORT
AB204 5 COMBAT HELICOPTER A400M 25
AB205 69 Ka-25 18 BAe 125 6
AB206 3 Ka-27 14 BAe 146 2
AH-1P/S/W 24 Ka-29 4 C-17 6
AS532 26 Mi-8 8 C-130J 23
OH-58B 3 Mi-14 6 C-130K 13
S-70A 56 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TriStar 3
T129 50 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER
UH-1H 85 Type Active Ordered AW109 3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT AIRCRAFT AW101 Merlin HC3/3A 28
AB204 10 F-16E 54 Bell 412 4
AB206 22 Mirage 2000EAD/RAD 21 CH-47 Chinook HC2/2A 38 2*
TURKISH NAVY Mirage 2000-9/EAD/RAD 30 CH-47 Chinook HC3 1 7
Type Active Ordered SPECIAL MISSION Mi-17 2
SPECIAL MISSION Saab 340 (AEW) 2 SA330/Puma 30
ATR 72 (MPA) 10 TANKER Sea King HAR3/3A 22
CN-235 (MPA) 6 A330 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRANSPORT Eurofighter Typhoon 15 8+13*
AB204 2 747 2 G115 (VT) 117 3
AB212 12 An-32 5 Harrier T10/12 8
S-70B 7 12 Beech 1900 1 Hawk T1 76
TURKMENISTAN Cessna 208 8 Hawk T2 11 (+6 stored) 11
TURKMENISTAN AIR FORCE C-17 4* King Air 200 10
Type Active Ordered C-130H/L-100 5 T67 Firefly (Babcock) 29
COMBAT AIRCRAFT C-130J 12* Tornado GR4 18
MiG-21 3 CN-235 7 Tucano 51
MiG-23 58 DHC-6 1 ARMY AIR CORPS
MiG-25 24 King Air 350 2 Type Active Ordered
MiG-29 24 P180 2 SPECIAL MISSION
Su-7 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER BN-2 (Recce) 13 1
Su-17 65 AB412 2 COMBAT HELICOPTER
Su-25 2 AH-64A/D 30 Apache AH1 67
COMBAT HELICOPTER AS332 2 AS365 4

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

Bell 212 7
Lynx Wildcat 34
SA341 29
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
BN-2 1
ROYAL NAVY – FLEET AIR ARM
Type Active Ordered
SPECIAL MISSION
Sea King ASaC7 (AEW) 11
COMBAT HELICOPTER
AW101 Merlin HM1 32
Lynx HAS3/HMA8 53
Lynx Wildcat 28
Sea King HC4+/HC6/HU5 41
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Hawk T1 14
Jetstream 31 9
King Air 350ER 4
DEFENCE HELICOPTER FLYING SCHOOL
Type Active Ordered
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Senior Airman Laura Turner/US Air Force


AW109 (FBH) 2
AS350 (FBH) 35
AW139 (FBH) 2
Bell 212/412 (FBH) 12
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
US AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
COMBAT AIRCRAFT
A-10A/C/OA-10 358 Lockheed Martin’s production line for the USAF’s F-22 Raptor will run cold in 2012
AC-130H/U 25
B-1B 64 Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) 10 MH-6M 44
B-2A 20 Gulfstream V/G550 (C-37) 10 MH-47D/E/G 63 28
B-52H 78 King Air 200/350ER/C-12 28 MH-60A/K/L 68
F-15A/C 319 Learjet 35 (C-21) 56 Mi-8/17/171 3
F-15E 223 M-28 1 9 Mi-24/25 5
F-16C 993 Metro III (C-26) 6 OH-58A/C/D 428
F-22 129 47+4* PC-12 (U-28) 34 UH-1H/V 76
F-35A 52+1,711* COMBAT HELICOPTER UH/HH-60A/L/M 1,490 419+263*
SPECIAL MISSION CV-22B 15 5+21* TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
DHC-8 (MPA) 2 HH-1H/N/UH-1N 68 Bell 206 (TH-67A) 179 6
DHC-8 (Recce) 1 HH/MH-60G/MH-60L 102 Bell 407 1
E-3B/C (AEW) 31 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS King Air RC-12D 11
E-4B (Comms) 4 737 9 OH-6 6
E-8C JSTARS (Recce) 18 Beechjet T-1A 179 T-34C 4
EC-130H (EW) 15 F-15D 50 US MARINE CORPS
EC-130J (EW) 6 F-16D 174 Type Active Ordered
Global Express (Recce) 1 T-6A 398 2+46* COMBAT AIRCRAFT
HC-130J (SAR) 2+16* T-38A/C 499 AV-8B/+ 129
HC-130N/P (SAR) 35 TC-135 3 F-35B 41+50*
King Air MC-12W (Recce) 7 29 TE-8A 1 F/A-18A/C/D 198
Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) 11 TH/UH-1H 37 SPECIAL MISSION
OC-135 (Recce) 2 TU-2S 4 EA-6B (EW) 25
RC-135 (ELINT) 22 US ARMY TANKER
U-2S (Recce) 29 Type Active Ordered KC-130F/R/T 34
WC-130J (Weather recce) 10 SPECIAL MISSION KC-130J 36 1+9*
WC-135 (Research) 2 DHC-7 (EO-5B) (EW) 2 TRANSPORT
YAL-1 (Airborne Laser) 1 6* DHC-7 (RC-7) (Recce) 3 Citation Encore/Ultra 12
TANKER EH-60A (ELINT) 57 DC-9 2
MC-130J 10+16* King Air/300 (C/RC-12) (Recce) 59 Gulfstream IV (C-20) 1
MC-130P 27 Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) 2 King Air (UC-12) 14 6
KC-135R/T 416 TRANSPORT MV-22B 81 179
KDC-10 59 Beech 1900 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER
TRANSPORT C-27J 3 10+41* AH-1W 159
737 (C-40) 6 1 C-212 3 AH-1Z 5 94
757 1 Cessna 208 1 CH-46E 156
1125 Astra SPX 2 Citation Encore/Ultra 27 CH-53D/E 174
An-26 1 DHC-6 2 UH/HH-1N 93
Beech 1900 4 DHC-7 6 UH-1Y 20 91
C-5A/B/C/M 111 Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
C-17 191 14 Gulfstream V/G550 (C-37) 3 F-5F/N 14
C-27J 8+16* King Air/200/300/350 (C-12) 104 5 F/A-18B/C/D 32
C-130E/H 354 L-410 1 T-34C 3
C-130J 62 13+3* Metro 23 (C-26) 10 TAV-8B 16
C-212 2 PC-6 1 US NAVY
Cessna 208 1 Shorts 330/360 (C-23A/B/C) 47 Type Active Ordered
CN-235 3 COMBAT HELICOPTER COMBAT AIRCRAFT
DHC-6 3 AH-64A/D 688 25 F-35C 10+579*
EC/LC/MC/WC-130E/H/W 57 CH-47D/F 415 169 F/A-18A/C 244
Falcon 20 (HU-25) 1 EC145 (UH-72A) 87 291 F/A-18E/F 304 88

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

SPECIAL MISSION COMBAT AIRCRAFT SPECIAL MISSION


E-2C/D (AEW) 64 9+12* MiG-29 39 Be-12 (SAR) 4
E-6B (Comms) 16 Su-17 30 TRANSPORT
EA-6B (EW) 77 Su-25 20 An-26 38
EA-18G (EW) 14 71 Su-27 30 M-28 1 6
EH-60A (ELINT) 1 TRANSPORT COMBAT HELICOPTER
EP-3E (ELINT) 16 Il-76 2 Ka-25 5
King Air (RC-12) (Recce) 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER Ka-28 7
NC-130H (Trials) 1 Mi-6 30 Ka-32 2
P-3C (MPA) 155 Mi-8 55 Mi-8/17 32
P-8A (737) (MPA) 8+109* Mi-24 28 Mi-24 30
S-3B (MPA) 3 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
S-3B (Recce) 2 L-39C 2 L-39C 26
TRANSPORT VENEZUELA YEMEN
737 (C-40) 9 3 VENEZUELAN AIR FORCE YEMEN AIR FORCE
C-2A 35 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
C-130T 20 COMBAT AIRCRAFT COMBAT AIRCRAFT
DC-9 16 F-16A 7 F-5E 11
DHC-6 1 OV-10 10 MiG-21 23
Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) 7 Su-30MK 24 MiG-29 23 32*
Gulfstream V/G550 (C-37) 4 VF-5A 8 Su-22 33
King Air (UC-12) 25 SPECIAL MISSION TRANSPORT
Metro 23 (C-26) 8 Falcon 20 (EW) 1 An-12 6
COMBAT HELICOPTER Metro III (C-26) (EW) 2 An-24/26 11
AH-1W 1 TANKER C-130H 2
CH-53K 156 707 1 COMBAT HELICOPTER
HH/UH-1N 16 TRANSPORT Mi-8/17/171/172 12
HH-60H 38 C-130H 6 Mi-14 3
MH/CH-53E 35 Cessna 208 2 Mi-35 7
MH-60R/S 176 138+244* Citation I/II 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
SH-60B/F 208 King Air 200 4 F-5B 2
UH-3H 3 Shorts 360 2 L-39C 19
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS COMBAT HELICOPTER ZAMBIA
Bell 206 (TH-57) 115 AS332/532 14 ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE
EMB-314 1 Bell 212 2 Type Active Ordered
F-5E/F/N 33 Mi-17 2 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
F-16A/B 14 UH-1D/H 9 F-6 8
F/A-18A/B/C/D 145 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS J-1 2
F/A-18E/F 80 EMB-312 19 MiG-21 15
King Air (T-44/TC-12) 79 F-16B 2 TRANSPORT
NP-3C/D 5 K-8 18 Dornier 28 7
Sabreliner 40/60 (T-39) 21 NF-5B/VF-5D 3 HS 748 1
T-2C 3 SF-260 12 MA60 2
T-6A/B 49 24+241* VENEZUELAN ARMY COMBAT HELICOPTER
T-34C 283 Type Active Ordered AB205 14
T-38C 10 TRANSPORT AS565 1
T-45A/C 200 Arava 102/201/202 4 Mi-8 4
TE-2C 4 King Air 90 1 Mi-24/35 8
URUGUAY M-28 12 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
URUGUAYAN AIR FORCE COMBAT HELICOPTER K-8 8
Type Active Ordered AW109 3 MB-326 15
COMBAT AIRCRAFT Bell 205 1 SF-260 8
A-37 5 Bell 206 2 ZIMBABWE
IA-58 4 Bell 412 12 ZIMBABWE AIR FORCE
SPECIAL MISSION Mi-17 20 Type Active Ordered
C-212 (MPA) 2 Mi-26 3 COMBAT AIRCRAFT
TRANSPORT Mi-35 12 F-7 7
C-130B 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS MiG-23 3
C-212 2 Bell 206 2 TRANSPORT
EMB-110 3 VENEZUELAN NAVY BN-2 5
COMBAT HELICOPTER Type Active Ordered C-212 12
Bell 412 4 SPECIAL MISSION COMBAT HELICOPTER
UH-1H 14 C-212 (MPA) 3 AB412 9
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Turbo Commander 980 (MPA) 1 Mi-8 2
PC-7 5 TRANSPORT Mi-24/35 9
SF-260 12 C-212 4 SA316 5
URUGUAYAN NAVAL AVIATION King Air 90/200 2 TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Type Active Ordered COMBAT HELICOPTER Hawk 60/A 11
SPECIAL MISSION AB212/Bell 412 6 K-8 11
Jetstream 31 (MPA) 2 Bell 206 1 SF-260 29
King Air 200 (MPA) 1 Mi-17 6
COMBAT HELICOPTER TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
AS355 3 Bell 206 1
BO105 6 VIETNAM The World Air Forces directory will
Wessex HC2 1 VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE be available as a free download
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Type Active Ordered from 4 January 2010. To access
T-34C 2 COMBAT AIRCRAFT your copy, including analysis from
UZBEKISTAN MiG-21 146 Flightglobal Insight, visit
UZBEKISTAN AIR FORCE Su-22 38 flightglobal.com/defence
Type Active Ordered Su-27/30 18 8

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