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 effect on military procurement plans in some parts of the world, operational imperatives have, in most cases, seen nations go ahead with planned major acquisitions. This year has seen the first confirmed international orders for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - from Australia, the Netherlands and the UK. The type appears set to dominate the combat aircraft sector in coming years, with over 3,000 more planned to be sold to the programmeís partner nations. Demand for new transports, combat helicopters and special-mission aircraft is also high, prompted for many nations by the need to support NATO-led operations in the harsh environment of Afghanistan, which provides a tough test for legacy equipment now in service. Flight’s World Air Forces directory this year lists more than 58,000 military aircraft in the active inventories of almost 160 nations, and details confirmed and planned orders for over 11,000 more. The US armed services account for the largest national share of the global military fleet in all categories, having more than three times the number of active aircraft than second-placed Russia, and an overall share of 24%. But with the next three places in our top 10 being held by China, India and Japan, Asiaís combined military strength totals almost twice the number of combat aircraft that North America has - almost 6,000 platforms. With the fewest combat aircraft in current use, Latin America’s largest near-term fighter requirement - Brazilís initially 36-aircraft FX-2 deal - had yet to be concluded as this directory was published. Although a selection could slip into 2010, Dassault appears to have stolen a march with its Rafale in the battle against the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Saabís Gripen NG. All three types remain in contention for India’s longerterm medium multirole combat aircraft requirement, facing the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed F-16 and RSK MiG-35 in pursuing the programme for at least 126 aircraft. In-country evaluations will continue through the middle of next year, but a selection will not be made in a hurry. Meanwhile, war-affected countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq are striving to establish credible air wings after years of conflict. Kabul has received its first two modernised Alenia Aeronautica G222 transports during 2009, plus its first new Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters for many years. Its wider aspirations include a future lightweight fighter buy, which would support its ability to ensure stability as coalition forces eventually reduce their presence in Afghanistan. Iraq’s post-Saddam Hussein-era air force also continues to grow, with two Beechcraft T-6A trainers having just been delivered, and recent requests made for new fleets of light and medium utility helicopters. Although financial turmoil has reached even the previously unruffled Gulf and embarrassed Dubai, the region remains a key target for Western manufacturers, as it looks to grow beyond the roughly 4,000 military aircraft now in use. Recent orders have included sales of the Typhoon fighter, Boeing C-17 and Lockheed C-130J transports, Alenia Aermacchi M-346 and Pilatus PC-21 trainers, and Saab’s 340-based airborne early warning and control aircraft, and more deals will follow. Times may be tough, but in the military sector, nations that fail to invest adequately in new aircraft and equipment risk falling rapidly behind their potential future adversaries - a risk few major countries are willing to run.

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World air forces december 2009

Worldwide active fleet per region
RuSSIA & thE CIS NORth AMERICA EuROpE

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

3,161 2,009 5,476

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

2,704 794 3,756

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

2,881 676 2,563

MIDDLE EASt

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

2,002 329 1,720

AFRICA LAtIN AMERICA

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

848 584 1,293

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

1,411 505 1,343

ASIA-pACIFIC

combat aircraft: transports/tankers: combat helicopters:

5,961 941 4,229

Source: MiliCAS & HeliCAS (1st December 2009)

Worldwide top 10 active aircraft types
COMBAt AIRCRAFt
Aircraft type 1 F-16 2 Mig-21 3 F-18 4 Mig-29 5 F-15 6 Su-24 7 Su-27/30 8 F-5 9 F-4 10 Q-5 other tOtAL Active fleet 2,534 1,084 1,045 957 936 811 789 620 605 600 8,987 18,968 share 13% 6% 6% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 47% 100%

tRANSpORtS/tANkERS
Aircraft type 1 c-130/l-100 2 Kc-135 3 Il-76/78 4 an-24/26 5 King air 6 c-17 7 an-12 8 an-32 9 c160 10 cn-235 other tOtAL Active fleet 1,281 441 372 366 280 210 193 172 153 144 2,226 5,838 share 22% 8% 6% 6% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 38% 100%

COMBAt hELICOptERS
Aircraft type 1 S-70/Sh/Uh-60 2 Mi-8/17/171/172 3 Mi-24/25/35 4 Uh-1 5 oh-58 6 ah-64 7 ch-47 8 Sa341/342 9 ah-1 10 Mi-2 other tOtAL Active fleet share 2,921 2,538 1,613 1,377 942 915 802 689 525 493 7,639 14% 12% 8% 7% 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2% 37%

20,380 100%

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World air forces december 2009

Worldwide active fleet share per country
gLOBAL MILItARy FLEEt
Country 1 United States 2 russia 3 china 4 India 5 Japan 6 France 7 South Korea 8 Iran 9 turkey 10 United Kingdom other tOtAL Active fleet 13,945 3,954 3,425 1,778 1,741 1,488 1,478 1,340 1,161 1,149 26,723 58,182 share 24% 7% 6% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 46% 100%

COMBAt AIRCRAFt
Country 1 United States 2 china 3 russia 4 north Korea 5 India 6 Ukraine 7 Syria 8 egypt 9 South Korea 10 Israel other tOtAL Active fleet 3,102 2,380 1,536 665 659 633 581 452 451 431 8,078 18,968 share 16% 13% 8% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 43% 100%

tRANSpORtS/tANkERS
Country 1 United States 2 russia 3 India 4 Brazil 5 France 6 china 7 Iran 8 Japan 9 Ukraine 10 Indonesia other tOtAL Active fleet 1,961 551 247 167 160 123 118 101 100 97 2,213 5,838 share 34% 9% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 38% 100%

COMBAt hELICOptERS
Country 1 United States 2 russia 3 Iran 4 Japan 5 South Korea 6 France 7 India 8 china 9 United Kingdom 10 Italy other tOtAL Active fleet 5,342 1,732 827 719 705 599 557 496 419 408 8,576 20,380 share 26% 8% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 42% 100%

tRAININg AIRCRAFt/hELICOptERS
Country 1 United States 2 Japan 3 china 4 egypt 5 United Kingdom 6 turkey 7 France 8 Brazil 9 South Korea 10 India other tOtAL Active fleet 2,667 439 400 383 363 335 307 292 251 245 4,711 10,393 share 26% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 45% 100%

SpECIAL MISSION
Country 1 United States 2 Japan 3 russia 4 United Kingdom 5 India 6 France 7 Brazil 8 argentina 9 Pakistan 10 taiwan other tOtAL Active fleet share 701 167 88 74 52 38 37 32 30 29 468 1,716 41% 10% 5% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 27% 100%

note: Global MIlitary Fleet includes VIP aircraft

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

SA315
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2 19 29 2 4
Active Ordered

AT/IA-63 EMB-312 Mirage IIIDA TA-4AR

ARGENTINIAN ARMY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

Citation I (Recce) OV-1 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

1 9 1 2 3 2 5 3 3 43 5
Active Ordered

C-212 DHC-6 G222 Merlin IV
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Lockheed Martin

AW109 AS332 SA315 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

UH-12

Australia has approved plans to buy its first 14 of an expected 100 Joint Strike Fighters
AFGHANISTAN AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY AIR CORPS
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

ARGENTINIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

MiG-23 Su-22 Su-25 Su-27
TRANSPORT

22 15 15 7 8 23 11 5 12 5 1 1 1 1 7 1 5 82 15 25 8 14 6 22 4
Active Ordered

Super Etendard
SPECIAL MISSION

11 4 2 6 3 2 1 4 12 3 10

An-26 An-32 G222
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 5 2 26 15 9 2

16

Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39

ALBANIA ALBANIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

An-12 An-24/26 An-32 An-72/74 BN-2 C-212 Dornier 28 EMB-120 F27 Gulfstream III Il-76 King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

King Air 200 (MPA) King Air 200 (Recce) P-3 (MPA) S-2 (AEW)
TRANSPORT

F28 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS555 H-3/S-61 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

T-34

AW109 AB205 AB206 BO105

1 3 7 5

ALGERIA ALGERIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Bell 212 Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 SA/IAR316 SA342
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

ARMENIA ARMENIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-25 Su-25
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 14 1 4 8 4

MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-24 Su-27/30
SPECIAL MISSION

14 35 35 38 6 2 3 17 6 15 9 6 2 3 2 75 36 4 32 16

EMB-312 L-29 PC-7 PC-9

Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39

ANGOLAN PEOPLE’S ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

Beech 1900 (Recce) King Air 200 (MPA)
TANKER

AUSTRALIA ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS565

6

Il-78
TRANSPORT

ARGENTINA ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-130H C-295 Il-76/78 King Air 90/200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F/A-18A F/A-18F F-35A F-111
SPECIAL MISSION

55 24 14*+86* 21 6 19 5 4 10 12 3 3 16 33 8 64
Active

AW101 Bell 412 Ka-32 Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24 Super Lynx 130
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

A-4AR IA-58 Mirage IIIEA Mirage 5 Nesher
SPECIAL MISSION

23 34 6 6 10 4 2 6 7 4 6 4 1 5 12

737 (AEW) AP-3C (MPA)
TANKER

A330
TRANSPORT

Learjet 35 (Calibration)
TANKER

KC-130H
TRANSPORT

L-39 Yak-130

ANGOLA ANGOLAN PEOPLE’S AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-130B/H/L-100 DHC-6 F27 F28 Saab 340
COMBAT HELICOPTER

C-17 C-130H C-130J Challenger 604 King Air 350
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F/A-18B Hawk 127 King Air 350 PC-9
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

5

MiG-21

24

AB206 Bell 212 MD500

AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVIATION CORPS
Ordered

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CH-47D/F OH-58 NH90 S-70 Tiger
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

6 14 7 34 11 1 13
Active

7* 33 11

TRANSPORT

An-32 C-130B
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 4 4 14 22 9 12 8 11
Active Ordered

AS350 OH-58

Bell 206 Bell 212 Mi-17/171/172
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Arava 201 Beech 1900 C-130B C-212 King Air 90/200 Learjet 25 Turbo Commander 690
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 1 3 1 3 2 1 1 2 5* 1 11 6 11
Active Ordered

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Ordered

NH90 S-70 Sea King 50
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2 16 6 2 13

4

FT-6 FT-7 L-39 T-37

BANGLADESH ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS332 AS350 Mi-17 SA316 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AW109 AS350

Bell 206

3

K-8 PC-7

AUSTRIA AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BELARUS BELARUS AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BOLIVIAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

Eurofighter Typhoon
TRANSPORT

15 3 13 23 11 9 24 16 28

C-130K PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

MiG-29 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27
TRANSPORT

40 35 70 22 6 6 2 108 52 13 5

C-212 King Air 90

1 1

BOSNIA-HERZIGOVINA BIH ARMED FORCES
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Bell/AB212 OH-58 S-70 SA316B
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

An-26 Il-76
COMBAT HELICOPTER

G4 J-1 J-22
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 10 7 11 7 13

PC-7 Saab 105

Mi-6 Mi-8/172 Mi-24 Mi-26
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Mi-8/17 SA342 UH-1H

AZERBAIJAN AZERBAIJAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

L-39

BELGIUM BELGIAN AIR COMPONENT
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BOTSWANA BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

F-5
TRANSPORT

10 10 3 2 2 1 10 6 3 6

MiG-21 MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-24 Su-25
TRANSPORT

5 5 13 11 13 1 23 49 12

F-16A
TRANSPORT

56 1 1 7 11 4 25 10 3 3 29 13 6 32

Tu-134
COMBAT HELICOPTER

A310 A330 A400M C-130H EMB-135/145
COMBAT HELICOPTER

BN-2 C-130B C-212 CN-235 King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS350 Bell 412
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39

BAHAMAS BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE
Type SPECIAL MISSION Active Ordered

AW109 NH90 SA316 Sea King 48
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-5 PC-7

Cessna 208 (MPA) King Air 350 (Recce)

1 1

Alpha Jet F-16B SA318 SF-260

BRAZIL BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BAHRAIN ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BELIZE BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

AMX-A/T EMB-314 F-5E/EM Impala Mirage 2000C
SPECIAL MISSION

52 25 45 3 10 4 1 3 10 5 5 1 5 3 3 9 (Upgrade) 2 4 23* 20 50* 12 23 72

F-5E F-16C
COMBAT HELICOPTER

8 17 12 2 4 4 6 3
Active Ordered

BN-2
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

1 1

T67M260 Firefly 8

AB212 S-70/UH-60
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

BENIN BENIN PEOPLE’S ARMED FORCES
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

F-5F F-16D Hawk 129 T67M260 Firefly

Dornier 128 HS 748
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 1 4 1

ROYAL BAHRAINI NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

AW109 AS350

Beech 125 (Calibration) C-130M (SAR) EMB-110 (EW) EMB-110 (MPA) EMB-110 (Recce) EMB-110 (SAR) EMB-120 (Recce) EMB-145 (AEW) EMB-145 (Recce) Learjet 35 (Recce) P-3AM (MPA)
TANKER

BO105

4

BANGLADESH BANGLADESH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BHUTAN ROYAL BHUTAN ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

KC-130H KC-137 (707) KC-390
TRANSPORT

Mi-8

2

A-5 F-7 MiG-29

8 24 8

BOLIVIA BOLIVIAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

C-130E/H C-212 C-295 Cessna 208 EMB-110

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

EMB-120 EMB-145
COMBAT HELICOPTER

10 7 8 6 8 1 16 12 38 6 8 31 113 50 23 4 2
Active Ordered

BULGARIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS332 AS355 Bell/AB205 Bell 206 EC725 Mi-35 UH-1H/SH UH-60L
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS565 Mi-14

6 4

BURKINA FASO BURKINA FASO AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

AW101 Bell 412 CH-47D/F H-3 S-92
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

14 88 6 26

21 28

12

AMX-T AS350 EMB-312 EMB-314 EMB-326 F-5F/FM Mirage 2000B

CN-235 HS 748 King Air 200 Nord 262
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 1 3 1 3 1 4

Mi-17 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 (Allied Wings) Bell 412 (Allied Wings) CT-114 Tutor DHC-8 F/A-18B G120 (Allied Wings) Hawk 115 (NFTC) King Air 90 (Allied Wings) T-6A (NFTC)

13 9 27 4 31 11 17 7 26

SF-260

BRAZILIAN ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

BURUNDI BURUNDI NATIONAL ARMY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

BN-2
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 1

AS350 AS532 AS550 AS565 EC725 S-70

16 8 19 34 4
Active

SF-260
COMBAT HELICOPTER

5 1 2 2 4 4

AS350

16 6
Ordered

BRAZILIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

AS350 Mi-8 Mi-24 SA316 SA342

CHAD CHAD NATIONAL FLIGHT
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

SF-260 Su-25
TRANSPORT

1 6 2 1 1 7 5 2 2 3 1 1

A-4
COMBAT HELICOPTER

9 7 8 2 16 12 4 13 18 16 3

CAMBODIA ROYAL CAMBODIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

An-26 C-130H PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS332/532 AS355 Bell 206 EC725 Lynx 21 S-70 SH-3D/S-61
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

MiG-21
COMBAT HELICOPTER

17 12 1 5 6 5

AH-1E/P AS355 Mi-8/17 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS550 Mi-17 Mi-24 SA316 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39C

AS350 Bell 206 TA-4

CAMEROON CAMEROON AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Ordered Active Ordered

PC-7 PC-9

BRUNEI ROYAL BRUNEI AIR FORCE
Type SPECIAL MISSION Active

CHILE CHILEAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Impala Magister
TRANSPORT

5 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 5
Active Ordered

CN-235 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

3 1 12 2 11 4 4 4

CN-235
COMBAT HELICOPTER

C-130H DHC-5 Gulfstream III
COMBAT HELICOPTER

A-37 C-101CC F-5E F-16A/C
SPECIAL MISSION

13 21 9 17 1 1 1 1 5 3 4 4 12 1 2 2 6 1 1 14 2 9 12 1 11 19
Active Ordered

707 (AEW)
TANKER

AH-1E/P Bell 206 Bell 212/214 BO105 S-70
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 SA319 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

707
TRANSPORT

Alpha Jet

PC-7 Mk II

CAMEROON ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

BULGARIA BULGARIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

SA342

4

MiG-21 MiG-29 Su-25
SPECIAL MISSION

12 10 14 1 3 2 3 1 12 13 7 6 6

CANADA CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

737 767 Beech 99 C-130B/H C-212 Citation I DHC-6 Gulfstream IV King Air 100/200 Learjet 35
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F/A-18A F-35A
SPECIAL MISSION

72 65* 20 2 5 3 4 22 17 6 4 2

An-30 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

P-3 (MPA)
TANKER

An-26 C-27J L-410 PC-12
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3

A310 KC-130H
TRANSPORT

Bell 412 BK117 Mi-17 SA315 UH-1D/H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

13 12*

AS532 Mi-8/17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 PC-9

A310 C-17 C-130E/H C-130J DHC-5 DHC-6 King Air 200

Bell 206 C-101BB EMB-314 F-5F F-16B/D T-35

CHILEAN ARMY
Type

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

CN-235 EMB-110 King Air 90/350 Turbo Commander
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 2 3 1 3 13 8 4 26 32 11 14 25 2 20
Active

7

Bell 205 Bell 212/412 MD500/530 OH-6B UH-1H UH-60A/L
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 EMB-312 EMB-314 Mirage 5COD T-37
Sipa Press/Rex Features

COLOMBIAN ARMY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

King Air 200 (EW)
TRANSPORT

3 1 2 4 1 2 2 17 52 46
Active

Hondgu Aviation’s JL-8 (K-8) provides the backbone of China’s pilot training system
TRANSPORT

C-212 Cessna 208 Citation III CN-235
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6 3 1 3 2 2 1 4 20 1 7 1
Active

S-70 Z-8/SA321 Z-9 Z-11
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

1 35 107 21 22 149 39 170 20
Active

An-32 C-212 Cessna 208 Convair 580 King Air 90/200 Turbo Commander
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS332 AS350 Bell 206 EC725 MD530F SA315 SA330 UH-1H

4

HC120 JJ-6 JJ-7 JL-8 (K-8) Z-11

134

Mi-17 UH-1H/N UH-60L

2
Ordered

COLOMBIAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

CHINESE NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

CN-235 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

2 1 2 1 1 2 6

CHILEAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

C-295 (MPA) EMB-110 (MPA) P-3 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

3 5 4 3 6 5 3 5 4 2 8

H-5 H-6 J-6 J-7 JH-7 J-8 Q-5 Su-30/33
TRANSPORT

150 30 98 30 35 124 100 23 1 3 11 8 3 7 21

C-212
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS555 Bell 412 BK117 BO105 UH-1N 50*

C-212
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Yak-42
COMBAT HELICOPTER

CONGO CONGOLESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS/SA365 AS532 Bell 206 BO105 SA365
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 PC-7

AS565 Ka-28 Mi-8 SA365 Z-8 Z-9C

MiG-15 MiG-17 MiG-21 Su-25
TRANSPORT

1 8 12 8 5 3 2 1 6

An-24
COMBAT HELICOPTER

CHINA CHINESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

COLOMBIA COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

H-5 H-6 J-6 J-7 J-8 J-10 J-11 (Su-27/30) Q-5
TANKER

250 120 25 391 96 140 249 500

A-37 BT-67 Kfir Mirage 5COA OV-10
SPECIAL MISSION

8 6 15 4 9 5 5 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 7 4 4 4 1

Mi-8 Mi-14 Mi-26 Mi-35

CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

135

Il-78
TRANSPORT

8* 2 5 83 9 14 4 4 3 276

Cessna 208 (Recce) Citation Ultra (Recce) King Air 300/350 (EW) Metro (Recce) Turbo Commander (Recce)
TANKER

MB-326 MiG-23 Mirage 5M Su-25
TRANSPORT

13 2 6 2 1 2 6 11 2 5

An-12 DHC-5
COMBAT HELICOPTER

737 An-12 An-26 An-30 Il-76 MA60 Tu-154
COMBAT HELICOPTER

707
TRANSPORT

30*

Mi-6 Mi-8//17/171

727 Arava 201 ATR 42 C-130B/H C-212 C-295 Cessna 208 Citation II

Mi-35 SA330 SA316/SE3160
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

SF-260

CROATIA CROATIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

MiG-21
TRANSPORT

12 2 5 8 23 20

Type TRANSPORT

Active

Ordered

TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

An-32 Bombardier 215
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1

Cessna 208 L-410 M-28
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 2 1 1 3

Bell 206 T-34C T-35

5 2 4

Bell 206 Mi-8/171
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS355 Mi-8

EGYPT EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

PC-9

CUBA CUBAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DOMINICAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

EMB-314 183 69 20 3 3 40 16 25
Active Ordered TRANSPORT

8 2 11 9 2 5
Active Ordered

MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29
TRANSPORT

C-212
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Alpha Jet F-4E F-6 F-7 F-16A/C MiG-21 Mirage 5E2/SDE/SDR Mirage 2000EM
SPECIAL MISSION

15 34 45 60 154 59 76 15 2 2 4 6 1 24 9 1 1 36 19 50 4 88 18 10 30 54 47 74 100 10 39 6 4 19

An-26 Yak-40
COMBAT HELICOPTER

OH-58 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Schweizer 333 T-35

Beech 1900 (Calibration) Beech 1900 (MPA) Beech 1900 (Recce) E-2C (AEW)
TRANSPORT

DOMINICAN NATIONAL ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

L-39C

CUBAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

OH-58A/C
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

7 3
Active Ordered

An-74 C-130H DHC-5 King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

R44 1

Mi-14

CYPRUS CYPRUS AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

DOMINICAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

OH-58

1

BN-2
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 12 4 2

ECUADOR ECUADORIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Mi-35 SA342 UH-1H

AB212 AH-64D CH-47C/D Mi-8/17 S-70A/UH-60M SA342 Sea King SH-2G(E)
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

12* 6* 4*

CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH REPUBLIC AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

A-37 EMB-314 Kfir Mirage 50EV Mirage F1JA
TRANSPORT

21 24 9 1 11 2 3 3 3 1 4 2 9 2 1 13
Active Ordered

3

Gripen C L-159A
SPECIAL MISSION

12 20 2 5 4 6 5 38 23 9 2 10 4

L-410 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

727 C-130B/H DHC-6 HS 748 Sabreliner 40
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Alpha Jet EMB-312 F-16B/D G115 K-8E L-39ZO L-59E Mirage 5SDD Mirage 2000BM UH-12E

20

An-26 C-295 L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Dhruv ALH SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

5

EL SALVADOR SALVADORIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Mi-2 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24/35 W-3A
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 Mirage 50DV Mirage F1JE T-34

A-37 BT-67
TRANSPORT

9 1 3 1 4 5 18 5

Gripen D L-39ZA L-159T

ECUADORIAN ARMY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

Arava 202 BT-67
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Citation II (Recce)
TRANSPORT

1 5 2 2 1 1 4 2 5 7 24
Active Ordered

DENMARK ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Bell 412 MD500 UH-1H/M
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-16A F-35A
SPECIAL MISSION

49 48* 3 4 11 11 7 13
Active Ordered

Arava 201 C-212 CN-235 DHC-5 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

T-35

EQUATORIAL GUINEA EQUATORIAL GUINEA AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Challenger 604 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

C-130J
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS550 AW101 S-61
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS332 AS350 Mi-171 SA315 SA342 3

Su-25
SPECIAL MISSION

4 1 2
Active Ordered

An-72 (MPA)
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39C
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

ECUADORIAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

EQUATORIAL GUINEA NATIONAL GUARD
1 1 6 3 2 Enstrom 480 Mi-24 2 3

F-16B

CN-235 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

CN-235 King Air 200/300/350
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Lynx 90

8

ERITREA ERITREAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

DJIBOUTI DJIBOUTI AIR FORCE

Bell 206 Bell 230

MiG-29

5

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Type SPECIAL MISSION

Active

Ordered

AS532 Horizon (ELINT)
TRANSPORT

4 5 12 22 8 34 105 268 19 18
Active Ordered

PC-6 TBM700
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS532 EC725 NH90 SA/IAR330 SA341/342 Tiger
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

61

AS555

FRENCH NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

Rafale M Super Etendard
SPECIAL MISSION
Eric Raz/Eurocopter

15 (+9 stored) 44 25 3 4 9 5 2 16

11+27*

ATL-2 (MPA) E-2C (AEW) Falcon 50 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

The French Alps hosted army preparations ahead of the Eurocopter Tiger’s Afghan debut
Su-27
COMBAT HELICOPTER

EMB-121 Falcon 20
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6 1 3 1 8 5

PC-12NG
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

6 7 49 9
Active Ordered

Bell 412 Mi-8/17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-18D Hawk 51/51A M-290TP

M-290TP MB-339

FINNISH ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS365 AS565 EC225 Lynx HAS4 NH90 SA316/319/SE3160 SA321 SA365
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2 31 27 17 5 9 2 6

ESTONIA ESTONIAN AIR FORCE
Type TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Active Ordered

MD500 Mi-8 NH90
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2 2 6 5

14

EMB-121 Falcon 10

R44

2
Active Ordered

MD500

ESTONIAN BORDER GUARD
Type TRANSPORT

FRANCE FRENCH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

GABON GABONESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 2

Mirage 5G Mirage F1
SPECIAL MISSION

3 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 8 4 2 4

Mi-8

ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Mirage 2000C Mirage 2000D Mirage 2000N Mirage 2000-5 Mirage F1CR/CT Rafale B/C
SPECIAL MISSION

54 76 62 34 79 46 2 4 14 3 2

EMB-110 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

32+155*

MiG-21 MiG-23 Su-25 Su-27
TRANSPORT

15 10 8 14 15 1 1 4 24 15 5 6 4
Active Ordered

C160 Gabriel (ELINT) E-3F (AEW)
TANKER

C-130H CN-235 EMB-110 Falcon 900 Gulfstream IV
COMBAT HELICOPTER

C/KC-135
TRANSPORT

An-12 An-32 C-130B DHC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 SA/IAR316/SE3160
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39C SF-260

A310 A340 A400M C160 C-130H CN-235 DHC-6 Falcon 50/900 TBM700
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS350 SA319 SA330 SA342
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

50 51 14 20 4 6 15 10 4 42 6 31 147 1 28 21 9 46

Magister Mirage 5DG T-34C

GAMBIA GAMBIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Su-25

1

ETHIOPIAN ARMY AVIATION
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

UH-1H

12

FINLAND FINNISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS332/532 AS355 AS555 EC725 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

GEORGIA GEORGIAN AIR FORCE
5
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Su-25
COMBAT HELICOPTER

11 7 18 12 4 4

F-18C
TRANSPORT

55 2 2 3

C-295 F27 Learjet 35

Alpha Jet AS350 EMB-121 Mirage 2000B Mirage F1B TB30

Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-29 L-39C

FRENCH ARMY

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Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

Active

Ordered

UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

4 39 3 42 39 15
Active

UH-1H

5

GERMANY GERMAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

F-16D Mirage 2000BG T-2C/E T-6A TA-7C

3

Bell 412 MD500 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

7 2 2 8 2

EMB-312 F-5F

Eurofighter F-4F Tornado ECR Tornado IDS
TANKER

21 46 33 160 4 1

81+36*

HELLENIC ARMY AVIATION
Type TRANSPORT Ordered

HUNGARY HUNGARIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

King Air 200/C-12
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 28 15 31 14 67
Active Ordered

Gripen C MiG-29
TRANSPORT

12 5 5 25 17 2 6

A310
TRANSPORT

A310 A400M C160
COMBAT HELICOPTER

60 85 42 69 14 3 9
Active

AB205 AB206 AH-64A/D CH-47DG/SD NH90 UH-1H

An-26 9 20
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8/17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

NH90 UH-1D
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

HELLENIC NAVAL AVIATION
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

Gripen D L-39ZO

Eurofighter F-4F Tornado IDS

18+1*

AB212 S-70B
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

8 11 2

INDIA INDIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

GERMAN ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Ordered

SA319

BO105 CH-53G/GS NH90 Tiger UH-1D
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

73 91 10 6 95 111 14
Active

GUATEMALA GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

72 74

A-37 PC-7
TRANSPORT

3 2 3 4 1 1 2 2 3 11 4

Jaguar M/S MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-27 MiG-29 Mirage 2000H Su-30/MKI Tejas LCA
SPECIAL MISSION

119 160 14 127 69 45 104

12

85+40* 20* 3

BO105 EC135

GERMAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

Arava 201 BT-67 Cessna 208 F27 King Air 90
COMBAT HELICOPTER

EMB-145 (AEW) Gulfstream III (EW) Il-76 (AEW)
TANKER

1 1 7 2 114

5

Il-78
TRANSPORT

ATL-1 (EW) Dornier 228 (Recce) P-3C (MPA)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 2 8 22 20

Bell 206 Bell 212 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Lynx 88 Sea King 41

T-35

GHANA GHANA AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

GUINEA GUINEA AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

1125 Astra An-32 C-130J Dornier 228 HS 748 Il-76
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6* 28 57 20 23 230 17 8 40 10 66 25 162 31 12 20*
Active Ordered

BN-2 F27
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 4 2 1 2 2 4 2

MiG-15 MiG-17 MiG-21
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 4 3 1 1 1 2 1

AW109 AB412 Mi-17 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS350 IAR330 Mi-18 Mi-24 SA342

Dhruv ALH Mi-8/17 Mi-25 Mi-26 Mi-35 SA315 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

54 80

K-8

GREECE HELLENIC AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

GUINEA-BISSAU GUINEA-BISSAU AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Hawk 132 HJT-16 Kiran HJT-36 Jaguar T Mirage 2000TH Tejas LCA

40+40* 16

MiG-15 28 52 109 17 25 2 4 6 8 8 13 6 1 1 12 10
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 1

A-7E F/RF-4E F-16C Mirage 2000EG Mirage 2000-5/Mk II
SPECIAL MISSION

INDIAN ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

SE3130 8

GUYANA GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

Dhruv ALH SA315

39 20
Active

99 10
Ordered

INDIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

C-130H (EW) EMB-145 (AEW) P-3B (MPA)
TRANSPORT

Skyvan 3M

1

HONDURAS HONDURAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-29K Sea Harrier FRS51 Tu-142
SPECIAL MISSION

2 8 8

10

Bombardier 215 C-27J C-130B/H Dornier 28 Gulfstream V YS-11
COMBAT HELICOPTER

4

A-37 F-5E
TRANSPORT

9 9 1 1 1 1

P-8I (737) (MPA) Dornier 228 (MPA) Il-38 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

8 22 4 12 4 7

AB205 AS332/532

1124 Westwind Arava 201 C-130A Turbo Commander 1000 12*
COMBAT HELICOPTER

BN-2 Dornier 228
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Dhruv ALH

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AB206 AH-1J Bell 214 CH-47C Mi-171
Type TRANSPORT

180 1 286 33 45
Active Ordered

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN NAVY
F27 Turbo Commander 690
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 1 4 12 22 6 14
Active Ordered

Andrew Cline

AB205 AB206 AB212 CH-53D SH-3D

IRANIAN REVOULTIONARY GUARD
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

Iraq’s first Beechcraft T-6A trainers were delivered in early December
Ka-25 Ka-28 Ka-31 SA316/319 Sea King 42
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Su-25
TRANSPORT

13 11 1 3 38 15

16 12 9 33 27 3

5

INDONESIAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Active Ordered

An-74 Falcon 20 Il-76
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Harrier T4/60 Hawk 132 HJT-16 Kiran MiG-29KUB

C-212 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA) Nomad 22 (MPA) 17*
TRANSPORT

3 3 6 13 6 2 35 3 1 5 3 8

Mi-8/171
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

EMB-312

12 2

2 159

INDIAN ARMED FORCES
Dhruv ALH

C-212 CN-235 DHC-5 Nomad 22/24
COMBAT HELICOPTER

IRAQ IRAQI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

INDONESIA INDONESIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Cessna AC-208
SPECIAL MISSION

4 8 4 3 6 6 1 1 3 16 6 5 20 2 2 1

F-16A Hawk 209 OV-10 Su-27/30
SPECIAL MISSION

7 25 2 7 3 1 2 1 15 12 5 4 2 13

AS332 Bell 412 BO105 EC120B Mi-2

CH2000 (Recce) King Air 350/ER (Recce)
TRANSPORT

6

3

IRAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-130E C-130J Cessna 208 King Air 350
COMBAT HELICOPTER

737 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA)
TANKER

2

KC-130B
TRANSPORT

737 C-130B/H/L-100 C-212 CN-235 F27 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2

F-4D/E/RF-4E F-5E/RF-5A F-6 F-7 F-14 MiG-29 Mirage F1 Su-20 Su-22 Su-24
SPECIAL MISSION

64 40 18 17 25 40 4 4 40 28 1 1 5 2 2 8 7 46 13 2 10 2 53 1 20 4 35
Active Ordered

Bell 206 Bell 407 EC635 Mi-17/171 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

29 24 22

Bell 206 Lasta 3 OH-58C T-6A

15* 13

AS332 EC725 S-58 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2 4 10 12 3 13 12 18 16
Active Ordered

707 (EW) C-130E (EW) P-3F (MPA)
TANKER

IRELAND IRISH AIR CORPS
Type SPECIAL MISSION Active Ordered

CN-235 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

2 1 6 2 7

EC120B F-16B Hawk 53/109 KT-1 SF-260 T-34C

707 747
TRANSPORT

King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

INDONESIAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

707 747 C-130E/H F27 Falcon 20 PC-6 Turbo Commander 681
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AW139
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

EC135 PC-9

ISRAEL ISRAELI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BN-2 C-212 DHC-5
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 3 2 11 18* 31 19 14 6 7 1

Mi-17/171
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 205 Bell 210 Bell 412 BO105 Mi-17 Mi-35 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AB206 F-5F FT-7 PC-7

A-4N F-15A/C F-15I F-16A/C F-16I F-35A
SPECIAL MISSION

102 42 25 161 101 25* 3 5 3 7

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

Turbo Commander 690
COMBAT HELICOPTER

7 87

1123/1124 Westwind (MPA) G550 (AEW) G550 (SIGINT) King Air RC-12 (Recce)
TANKER

BO105

AB205

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BAe 125 C-1 C-130H Gulfstream IV YS-11
COMBAT HELICOPTER

29 26 16 5 3 22 37 13 31 45 206 48 3
Active Ordered

CH-47J UH-60J
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Beechjet 400 F-2B F-15DJ T/XT-4 T-7 YS-11
Italian air force

JAPAN GROUND SELF DEFENCE FORCE
Type SPECIAL MISSION

King Air 350 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

5 9 75 8 54 14 144 170 28 13
Active Ordered

Italy could send its Alenia/Embraer AMX strike aircraft to Afghanistan next year
707 KC-130H
TRANSPORT

MU-2
COMBAT HELICOPTER

5 5 2 11 20 43 47 5 29 50 16 65 2 35 18 10 20

TRANSPORT

Dornier 228 P180
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 3 19 52 63 58 39 23 4
Active

707 C-130E/H King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AH-1E/F/S AH-64A/D AS565 CH-53 S-70A/UH-60A
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AW109 A129 AB205 AB206 AB212/412 CH-47C/F NH90

AH-1S AH-64D CH-47J/JA OH-1 OH-6D UH-1H/J UH-60
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

5*

1

OH-1 16 55
Ordered Type SPECIAL MISSION

JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE
EP-3 (EW) P-1 (MPA) P-3C (MPA) US-1 (SAR) YS-11 (SAR)
TRANSPORT

ITALIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

5 4* 99 11 4 4 4 4 10 145 1 31 5 38 6 10 6 1

F-15B/D F-16B/D King Air 200 Magister OH-58B T-6A TA-4H/J

AV-8B
SPECIAL MISSION

15 4 3 52 21 56 20 2

AW101 (AEW)
TRANSPORT

10

P180
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Learjet 36 UP-3C
COMBAT HELICOPTER

ITALY ITALIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AB212 AW101 NH90 SH-3D
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

CH/MCH101 (AW101) MH-53E SH/UH-60J/K
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AMX Eurofighter F-16A F-35A/B Tornado ECR Tornado IDS
SPECIAL MISSION

54 30 25 18 48 16

51+25* 131*

TAV-8B

IVORY COAST IVORY COAST AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

EC135 King Air 90 OH-6D T-5 YS-11

1

MiG-23
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 2 3 1 7

ATL-1 (MPA) ATR 72 (MPA) G222 (EW)
TANKER

4 1 1 4 12 19 2 15 34 25 2 1 19 9 4 93 45 30 6
Active Ordered

SA316/319 SA365 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

JORDAN ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

KC-130J KC-767
TRANSPORT

Alpha Jet

F-5E F-16A Mirage F1CJ/EJ
TRANSPORT

42 36 21 3 1 4 1 2 25 7 9 11 9 45 1 13 10 15 1 16

C-27J C-130J G222 P180
COMBAT HELICOPTER

JAMAICA JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

BN-2

1

AB212 HH-3F NH500
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

JAPAN JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENCE FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

An-32 BN-2 C-130H C-212 C-295
COMBAT HELICOPTER

767 AMX-T Eurofighter F-16B M-346 MB-339 NH500 SF-260 Tornado IDS

F-2A F/EF/RF-4EJ F-15J 6 6+9*
SPECIAL MISSION

46 105 154 4 1 13 3 4 3

17

AH-1F/S AS332 EC635 MD530 S-70C/UH-60L UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

767 (AEW) C-1 (EW) E-2C (AEW) YS-11 (Calibration) YS-11 (EW)
TANKER

ITALIAN ARMY
Type

KC-767
TRANSPORT

1

AS350 C-101 F-5F F-16B Mirage F1DJ T67M260 Firefly

KAZAKHSTAN

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KAZAKHSTAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

LEBANON LEBANESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Mi-24 UH-1H

4 2

MiG-25 MiG-29 MiG-31 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27
TRANSPORT

16 15 42 40 14 47 3 5 14 35 22 20 3

MADAGASCAR MADAGASCAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

Cessna AC-208
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 10 11 2 4

An-26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

4 3
Active Ordered

IAR330 SA342 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Mi-8

MADAGASCAN ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

An-12 An-24/26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

R44

Mi-17 Mi-24 Mi-26 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

LESOTHO LESOTHO DEFENCE FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

Mi-8

2

MALAWI MALAWI ARMY AIR WING
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

C-212
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 1 3 2

Dornier 228
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 1 1 1 2

L-39C

KENYA KENYA AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Bell 206 Bell/AB412 BO105

LIBERIA LIBERIAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

AS350 AS355 AS532 SA330

F-5E
TRANSPORT

5 8 3 41 13 11 2 7 12

Arava 101

1

MALAYSIA ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

DHC-5 DHC-8
COMBAT HELICOPTER

LIBYA LIBYAN ARAB AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MD500 SA/IAR330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bulldog 103/127 F-5F Hawk 52 Tucano 51

MiG-21 MiG-23 Mirage F1ED Su-22 Su-24
TRANSPORT

20 50 1 80 2 9 3 1 4 2 4 37 39 80 7 1 12 6*
Active Ordered

F/RF-5E F/A-18D Hawk 208 MiG-29 Su-30MKM
SPECIAL MISSION

9 8 14 10 18 4 2

2*

King Air 200 (MPA)
TANKER

C-130T
TRANSPORT

KUWAIT KUWAIT AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

An-26 C-130H/L-100 L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F/A-18C
TRANSPORT

28 3 1 16 3 1 5 17 7 10 12

L-100
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AB205 AH-64D AS332 S-92 SA330 SA342
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AB205 AB212 CH-47C Mi-8/17 Mi-24/25/35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

A400M C-130H CN-235 Falcon 900
COMBAT HELICOPTER

4 12 6 1 11 4 8* 30 25 2 5 16 58
Active Ordered

G-2 L-39ZO Mirage F1BD SF-260 Yak-130

AW109 Mi-171 Rooivalk S-61 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F/A-18D Hawk 64 Tucano 52

LIBYAN ARMY
Type TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-5F Hawk 108 MB-339CM PC-7/Mk II

MALAYSIAN ARMY AIR CORPS
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

KYRGYZSTAN KYRGYZ AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

AW109

2
Active Ordered

LIBYAN ARAB NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

SA316

6
Active Ordered

ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

8 6 3

Mi-14

10

L-39

LITHUANIA LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS555 Super Lynx 300

6 6

LAOS LAOS AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

L-39ZA
TRANSPORT

2 3 2 2 7

MALI MALI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-21
TRANSPORT

25 1 6 18 4

C-27J L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

MiG-21
TRANSPORT

9 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 6

An-26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-2 Mi-8

An-26 BN-2 BT-67
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Ka-32 Mi-8/17 Z-9

LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

LATVIA LATVIAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

A400M

1

AS350 Mi-8 Mi-24 Z-9
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 4

MACEDONIA MACEDONIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

L-29

Mi-17

Mi-8/17

5

MALTA ARMED FORCES OF MALTA
Type Active Ordered

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

SPECIAL MISSION

BN-2 (MPA) C-212 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 1 1 2* 1 2 4

EC145 NH500 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bulldog T1

MAURITANIA MAURITANIAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

BN-2 BT-67
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 1 1 5
Michael Gail/Boeing

Z-9
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

SF-260

MEXICO MEXICAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

A 12-nation consortium of NATO/Partnership for Peace states flies three Boeing C-17s
MOLDOVAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

F-5E PC-7
SPECIAL MISSION

8 37 1 2 4 6 3 13 7 5 1 1 5 1 4 4 10 27 4 21 26 1 5 1 2 26 28 2
Active Ordered

ROYAL MOROCCAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

AS565 1 5

3

EMB-145 (AEW) EMB-145 (Recce) Metro III (Recce)
TRANSPORT

An-26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8

MOZAMBIQUE MOZAMBIQUE AIR FORCE
Type
TRANSPORT

Active 2 8 4 2

Ordered

727 An-32 Arava 101/102/201 C-130E/K/L-100 C-295 DC-9 Jetstar 8 King Air 90 Learjet 36 PC-6 Turbo Commander 690/980/1000
COMBAT HELICOPTER

MONGOLIA MONGOLIAN AIR FORCE
Type
TRANSPORT

Active 3 4 4

Ordered

An-12 An-26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

An-26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8/17 Mi-24

Mi-8 Mi-24

MONTENEGRO ARMY OF MONTENEGRO
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MYANMAR MYANMAR AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

G4
COMBAT HELICOPTER

15 2

Bell 206 Bell 212/412 CH-53 EC725 MD530 Mi-8/17 Mi-26 S-70A SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

5 6

SA341/342

A-5 F-6 F-7 G4 MiG-29
TRANSPORT

21 1 25 4 12 6 5 14 1* 15 11 9 6 6 12 16 10

MOROCCO ROYAL MOROCCAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

F27 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F-5E F-16C Mirage F1CH/EH
SPECIAL MISSION

22 18 50 3 2 2 4 12 6 2 3 52 17 5 9 12* 1 33 22 24 8 6 6 24 12 14

F-5F SF-260 PC-7 PC-9

C-130H (EW) Falcon 20 (EW)
TANKER

Bell 205 Dhruv ALH Mi-2 Mi-17 SA316/SE3160 W-3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

KC-130H
TRANSPORT

MEXICAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

C-212 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

8 4 6 2 1 1 1 4 2 2 11 6 2 23 7 4

C-27J C-130H CN-235 Dornier 28 King Air 200/300
COMBAT HELICOPTER

FT-7 K-8 PC-7 PC-9

NAMIBIA NAMIBIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

An-32 C-295 F27 Learjet 25 Sabreliner 60 Turbo Commander 900/1000
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS555 AS565 BO105 MD902 Mi-2 Mi-8
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

3

AB205 AB206 Bell/AB212 CH-47C EC725 SA315 SA330 SA342
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-7/NG
TRANSPORT

6 1 2 2 2 2 12
Active

8

An-26
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-17 Mi-25 SA315 SA316/319
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

1 2

M-290TP MD500

MOLDOVA

Alpha Jet F-5B/F F-16D King Air 100 T-6C T-34C T-37

FT-7 K-8

NATO
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

E-3A (AEW)
TRANSPORT

17

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

707 C-17

3 3

NIGERIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

SPECIAL MISSION

Skyvan 3M (MPA)
TRANSPORT

3 3 1 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 15 4 4 4 12

NEPAL NEPAL ARMY
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

F-7
SPECIAL MISSION

12 2 3 8 7 2 1 1 3 2 5 9 3 5 14 3 17 12
Active Ordered

ATR 42 (MPA) 2 2 1 2 2 4 5 2 4 6 1
TRANSPORT

BN-2 M-28 MA60
COMBAT HELICOPTER

C-130H C-130J One-Eleven Skyvan 3M
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS350 Dhruv ALH Mi-14 Mi-17 Mi-24 SA315 SA/IAR316/SA319 SA330

C-130H Dornier 128 Dornier 228 Falcon 900 G222 Gulfstream V
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AB205 AS332 Bell 206 NH90 SA330 Super Lynx 120
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

18

NETHERLANDS ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS332 AW139 Mi-34 Mi-24/35 Mi-171 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-16D Hawk 103 Jaguar B/T2 PC-9

F-16A F-35A
TANKER

94 1+84* 2 2 1 2 11 13
Active Ordered

Alpha Jet FT-7 L-39ZA MB-339

PAKISTAN PAKISTAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

KDC-10
TRANSPORT

NIGERIAN NAVAL AVIATION
2
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

C-130H DC-10 F50
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AW109

4

F-16B PC-7
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

NORTH KOREA KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

A-5 F-5 F-7 F-16A/C J-10 (FC-20) JF-17 Mirage IIIEL/EP/OF/RP Mirage 5EF/F/PA
SPECIAL MISSION

39 30 144 25 9 81 90 1

12 36* 141

Saab 2000 (AEW) 120 98 180 80 27 56 40 30 34 70 70 43 20 30 135
TANKER

3 4

NETHERLANDS DEFENCE HELICOPTER COMMAND
AB412 AH-64D AS332 CH-47D/F Lynx SH-14D NH90 SA316 3 27 17 11 12 4

6 20

F-5 F-6 F-7 H-5 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 Su-7 Su-25
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Il-78
TRANSPORT

C-130B/E/L-100 CN-235 F27 Falcon 20 Gulfstream IV King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

16 3 1 3 1 1 5 3 4 10 22 25 9 7 36 19 2 11 1 18
Active

NEW ZEALAND ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE
Type SPECIAL MISSION Active Ordered

MD500 Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AB205 IAR316 Mi-171 Mi-35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

P-3K (MPA)
TRANSPORT

6 2 5 5 9 14 5
Active Ordered

757 C-130H King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

FT-2 FT-5

NORWAY ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

NH90 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-16A F-35A
SPECIAL MISSION

47 48* 2 6 2 1 18 6 6 12 10
Active Ordered

AW109

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

Falcon 20 (EW) P-3C/N (MPA)
TRANSPORT

F-16B/D FT-5 FT-6 FT-7 K-8 Mirage IIIBE/BL/D/DP Mirage 5DPA SA316 Saab 2000 T-37

5

2

PAKISTAN ARMY
2
Type TRANSPORT Ordered

SH-2G

5

NICARAGUA NICARAGUAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

C-130J Falcon 20
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Citation Bravo/V Turbo Commander 840
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 2 39 10 3 10 22 92 16 32 9
Active Ordered

An-26 King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 1 2 23 1

Bell 412 Lynx 86 NH90 Sea King 43
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

MD500 Mi-8/17 OH-6B

F-16B

ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

NIGER NIGER NATIONAL FLIGHT
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

AH-1F/S AS550 AW139 Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-17/172 SA316 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

NH90

6

C-130H Dornier 28
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 1 2

OMAN ROYAL AIR FORCE OF OMAN
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Bell 206

PAKISTAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

Mi-8

NIGERIA

F-16C Hawk 203 Jaguar GR1/S

8 11 12

ATL-1 (MPA) F27 (MPA) P-3C (MPA)

6 4 4

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TRANSPORT

Cessna 208 2 6 6 3
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 1 22 4
Active Ordered

F27
COMBAT HELICOPTER

SW-4 W-3

5 39
Active Ordered

SA316/SE3160 Sea King 45 Z-9C

Bell 412 Mi-17 SA318 3

POLISH NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

PANAMA NATIONAL AERONAVAL SERVICE OF PANAMA
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

PERUVIAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

M-28 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

8 4 1 6 13 3 8

M-28 3 2 1 1 2 2 4 3 2
COMBAT HELICOPTER

King Air 200 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

BN-2 C-212
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 5 1 3 1 6

An-32 DHC-6 F27
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Bell 205 Bell 212/412 EC145
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-14 SH-2G W-3

1

T-35

AB212 Bell 206 Mi-8 SH-3D
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

PORTUGAL PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

PAPUA NEW GUINEA PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEFENCE FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

F-16A
SPECIAL MISSION

24 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 12 11 4 18 12* 6 16
Active Ordered

T-34C

Arava 201 CN-235 Nomad 22
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 2 1 5

PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-212 (MPA) C-295 (MPA) P-3C/P (MPA)
TRANSPORT

OV-10
SPECIAL MISSION

11 1 2 1 12 1 8 2 24 10 55 13 25
Active

UH-1H

F-27 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

PARAGUAY PARAGUAYAN AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

C-130H C-212 C-295 Falcon 50
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2

C-212 King Air 90
COMBAT HELICOPTER

5 1 3 9 3 11
Active Ordered

C-130H F27 Nomad 22 Turbo Commander 690
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AW101 SA316 SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AS350 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

EMB-312 T-35

Bell 205 Bell 212/214 MD520 S-76 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Alpha Jet EC120 F-16B TB30

PORTUGUESE ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

PARAGUAYAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

S-211 SF-260/E

18
Ordered

NH90

10
Active Ordered

AS350

2

PHILIPPINE ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

PORTUGUESE NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

PERU PERUVIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

UH-60A

1
Active Ordered

Lynx 95

5

PHILIPPINE NAVY AVIATION
Type SPECIAL MISSION

A-37 MiG-29 Mirage 2000P Su-22 Su-25
SPECIAL MISSION

16 19 10 17 18 3 2 7 2 4 6 1 1 1 1 1 7 13 7 14 16 16 7 2
Active Ordered

QATAR QATAR EMIRI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

BN-2 (MPA)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6 7

Mirage 2000-5EDA
TRANSPORT

9 2 2* 4 17

BO105

Metro (Recce)
TRANSPORT

POLAND POLISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-17 C-130J
COMBAT HELICOPTER

737 An-32 An-72 C-130A/L-100 DHC-6 Falcon 20 King Air 300 Learjet 36 PC-6 Turbo Commander 690
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F-16C MiG-29 Su-22
TRANSPORT

36 32 48 1 2 11 15 4 28 15 24* 16 12 20 18 42
Active

AW139 SA342 Sea King
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

1 9 11 6 4

An-28 C-130E C-295 M-28 Yak-40
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Alpha Jet Mirage 2000-5DDA

8

ROMANIA ROMANIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-21
SPECIAL MISSION

73 1 4 1 4 7 68 20
Active Ordered

Bell 206 Bell 212/214/412 BO105 Mi-17 Mi-25
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Mi-2 Mi-8/17 SW-4 W-3
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

An-30 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

EMB-312 MB-339 Mirage 2000DP

F-16D PZL-130 SW-4 TS-11

An-26 C-27J C-130B/H
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6

35*

Mi-8/17 SA/IAR330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

PERUVIAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

POLISH LAND FORCES
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Ordered

IAR-99

An-28 An-32

2 2

Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24

56 33 27

ROMANIAN ARMY
Type TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

IAR316

8

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ROMANIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

TRANSPORT

SA341 2 2 2 1 1 1 96 28 5 5 30 11
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

1 2

IAR330

2

RUSSIA RUSSIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

An-12 An-26 An-72 Il-114 Tu-154
COMBAT HELICOPTER

TB30

SERBIA SERBIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-25 MiG-29 MiG-31 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27/30/35 Su-34 Tu-22 Tu-95 Tu-160
SPECIAL MISSION

39 190 148 316 193 197 10 93 64 16 1 1 6 26 1 4

48 32+26*

Ansat Ka-27 Ka-29 Ka-31 Mi-6 Mi-8 Mi-24

G2 G4 J22 MiG-21 MiG-29
TRANSPORT

1 14 33 10 3 4 3

RWANDA RWANDAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

An-26 Yak-40

2

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO SERBIA & MONTENEGRO AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

An-12 (EW) An-30 (MPA) An-30 (Recce) Il-76 (AEW) Il-76 (Comms) Il-86 (Comms) Tu-214 (Comms)
TANKER

Mi-17 Mi-24 SA342

8 5 4

Mi-8 SA341/342

16 128

SAUDI ARABIA ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

SIERRA LEONE SIERRA LEONE DEFENCE FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

4 1 11 131 6 70 2 43 1 3 203 1 1 11 4 1 2 21 16 9 280 114 173 11 806 13 17

Il-76 Il-78
TRANSPORT

Eurofighter Typhoon F/RF-5E F-15C/S Tornado ADV Tornado IDS
SPECIAL MISSION

8 68 130 20 82 1 5 1

52

Mi-24

1

SINGAPORE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

An-12 An-22 An-24/26 An-30 An-72/74 An-124 Il-62 Il-76 Il-78 L-410 Tu-134 Tu-154 Yak-40
COMBAT HELICOPTER

707 (Recce) E-3A (AEW) RE-3A (EW)
TANKER

A-4SU F-5S F-15SG F-16C/D
SPECIAL MISSION

9 26 4 60 4 5 1 5 4 5 4 5 20 33 1 16 2 9 19 14
Active

20

2

A330 KC-130H KE-3A
TRANSPORT

6 6 7 40 3 1 6 14 38 12* 3 12 41 21 45 48
Active Ordered

E-2C (AEW) F50 (MPA) G550 (AEW)
TANKER

3

C-130E/H CN-235 Jetstream 31
COMBAT HELICOPTER

KC-130B/H KC-135R
TRANSPORT

Ka-28 Ka-29 Ka-50 Ka-52 Mi-2 Mi-6 Mi-8/17 Mi-9 Mi-24/35 Mi-26 Mi-28
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

6

AB205 AS332/532 Bell/AB412/AB212 EC725 S-61
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

C-130H F50
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Eurofighter Typhoon F-5B/F F-15D Hawk 65/A PC-9

AB205 AH-64D AS332/532 Bell 412 CH-47D/SD
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

ROYAL SAUDI LAND FORCES
40*
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS550 F-5T PC-21 TA-4SU

Ansat F480 L-39 Tu-134 Yak-130

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Ordered

1 27 3 1
Active

73+76*
Ordered

AH-64A/D AS550 OH-58 S-70A/UH-60L

12 15 14
Active

37 30* 48
Ordered

S-70B

6

RUSSIAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

ROYAL SAUDI NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

SLOVAKIA SLOVAKIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-29 13 4* 52* 21
SPECIAL MISSION

12 1 2 2* 3 4 17 17 7

L-410

2
Active Ordered

RUSSIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

AS532 AS565 NH90 SA365

L-410 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

MiG-29K Su-24 Su-25 Su-27 Tu-22 Tu-142
SPECIAL MISSION

24* 94 49 23 58 45 1 2 9 4 35

SENEGAL SENEGAL AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered

An-26 C-27J L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

SPECIAL MISSION
C-212 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

1 3 1 2 3 2

Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F27
COMBAT HELICOPTER

An-26 (Calibration) An-72 (MPA) Be-12 (SAR) Be-42 (SAR) Il-38 (MPA)

L-39CA/ZA/ZAM

AS355 Mi-2 Mi-17/171 Mi-35

SLOVENIA SLOVENIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

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Bell 206

1
Active Ordered

Type SPECIAL MISSION

Active

Ordered

COMBAT HELICOPTER

NH90 8 5 1 24 7 2 7

45

SLOVENIAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

P-3C (MPA)
TRANSPORT

F406 1 2 4 5 3 11
COMBAT HELICOPTER

SRI LANKA SRI LANKAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

L-410 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS532 Bell 412
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206 Lynx 99/A SA319 UH-1H UH-60P/MH-60S

F-7 Kfir MiG-23 MiG-27 8*
SPECIAL MISSION

9 11 1 7 1 7 2 1 5 10 4 15 1 5

Bell 206 PC-9

SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

SPAIN SPANISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

King Air 1300 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

Gripen C
SPECIAL MISSION

17 2 5 4 7 1 4 27 7 45 11 9 23 54
Active

EF-18A/M Eurofighter Mirage F1M
SPECIAL MISSION

74 16 36 1 7 3 1 3 4 7 5 2 1

An-32 C-130K King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

43+13*

Oryx (ELINT)
TRANSPORT

C-130B C-212 Cessna 208 CN-235 King Air 200/300
COMBAT HELICOPTER

C-212 (EW) C-212 (Recce) Citation V (Recce) CN-235 (Recce) F27 (MPA) King Air C90 (Recce) P-3A/B/M (MPA)
TANKER

Bell 206 Bell 212/412 Mi-17 Mi-24/35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

4*

FT-7 K-8

2*

SUDAN SUDANESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AW109 BK117 Oryx Rooivalk
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2

KC-130H KC-137 (707)
TRANSPORT

Gripen D Hawk 120 PC-7 Mk II

1

SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Ordered

707 A400M Bombardier 215/415 C-130H C-212 C-295 CN-235 Falcon 20
COMBAT HELICOPTER

27 17 7 22 13 18 4 11 2 6 73 1 15 12 8 20 3 6 35
Active

2

A-5 F-5S F-6 F-7 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 Su-25
TRANSPORT

3 5 8 20 4 3 11 11 5 7 1 6 3 3 4 16 20 12

Super Lynx 300

4

SOUTH KOREA REPUBLIC OF KOREA AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS332 S-76C SA330
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

An-12 An-24/26 An-30 C-130H DHC-5
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F-4D/E/RF-4C F-5E F-15K F-16C
SPECIAL MISSION

135 159 39 118

21*

737 (AEW)
TRANSPORT

4 1 8 12 18 2 3 12 18 8 42 12 37 51 17 106 15 25
Active

737 BAe 125 C-130H CN-235
COMBAT HELICOPTER

C-101 C-212 EC120 EF-18B Eurofighter F-5M/SF-5B Mirage F1BM S-76C T-35

AB212 IAR330 Mi-8/171 Mi-24/35 6+1*
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

K-8

SURINAM SURINAM DEFENCE FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Ordered Active Ordered

SPANISH ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

Dhruv ALH

3

AS332 Bell 412 BO105 CH-47D Ka-32 S-70A/HH-60P UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

AB212 AS332/532 BO105 CH-47D EC135 OH-58B Tiger UH-1H

4 26 26 17 4 3 5 32
Active

2 1 8 20

SWEDEN SWEDISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Gripen A/C
SPECIAL MISSION

146 2 6 7 3 1 1 24 106
Active

18

Gulfstream IV (EW) Saab 340 (AEW)
TRANSPORT

F-5F F-16D Hawk 67 KT/KO-1 T-38A T-50

SPANISH NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

C-130H Saab 340 Sabreliner 40
TANKER

ASH-3H (AEW)
COMBAT AIRCRAFT

4 16 4 10 6 7 12 1
Active Ordered

KC-130H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

10+50*
Ordered

EAV-8B/+
TRANSPORT

REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

Citation II/VII
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Gripen B/D Saab 105
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

4

King Air U-21
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 77 27 281 88 92

AH-1J/S CH-47D MD500E/MD UH-1H UH-60P

AB212 MD500 SH-3H SH-60B
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

SWEDISH DEFENCE FORCES HELICOPTER WING
Ordered

TAV-8B

AW109 AS332 BO105 NH90

20 9 15 4

15

REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY

SPANISH ARMED FORCES
Type

SWITZERLAND SWISS AIR FORCE

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

Active

Ordered

F-5E F/A-18C
SPECIAL MISSION

45 26 1 1 1 15 26 14 47 12 7 37 11 6

King Air 350 (Recce)
TRANSPORT

Beech 1900 DHC-6 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS332/532 EC635 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2

SYRIA SYRIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Thailand’s first AEW-roled Saab 340 (above) and Gripen D (top) made debuts in 2009
UH-1H 28 19 8 15 2+2* 36 23 1
Active Ordered

MiG-15 MiG-17 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-22 Su-24
TRANSPORT

10 30 219 145 40 48 69 20 2 10 100 40 42 40 70
Active Ordered

REPUBLIC OF CHINA NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Active Ordered

TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

S-2 (AEW)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

21 8 18

MD500 S-70C

Falcon 20
COMBAT HELICOPTER

TAJIKISTAN TAJIKISTAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER Active Ordered

Alpha Jet F-5B/F F-16B Gripen D L-39ZA PC-9 Saab 340

ROYAL THAI ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-25 SA342
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Mi-8 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

8 3 4

C-212 King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 2 1 3 3 54 7 89
Active

L-39C

L-29C L-39C

SYRIAN NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

TANZANIA TANZANIAN PEOPLE’S DEFENCE FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Ka-28 Mi-14

2 14

F-5 F-6 F-7
TRANSPORT

8 8 11 4 1 1 1 2 1

AB412 AH-1F Bell 206 Bell 212 Mi-17 S-70A/UH-60L UH-1H

6 3*

TAIWAN REPUBLIC OF CHINA AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

ROYAL THAI NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

DHC-5 King Air 100
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F27 (MPA) P-3T (MPA)
TRANSPORT

1 1 7 2 4 7 6 3 2 2

F/RF-5E F-16A F-CK-1A Mirage 2000-5EI
SPECIAL MISSION

32 117 101 47 2 6 20 13 3* 52 25 33 28 10 40
Active Ordered

AB205 AB412
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

FT-2 FT-6

Dornier 228 F27 Nomad 24
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Beech 1900 (Calibration) E-2K/T (AEW)
TRANSPORT

THAILAND ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-130H
COMBAT HELICOPTER

S-70C S-92
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-5A/E F-16A Gripen C
SPECIAL MISSION

47 42 4+4* 1 1 3 8 12 6 3 5 1 1 2 16 17 12

Bell 212/214 S-70B/MH-60S S-76B Super Lynx 110/300 UH-1H

2+6* 2*

TOGO TOGOLESE AIR FORCE
Type TRANSPORT Active Ordered

AT-3 F-CK-1B F-5F F-16B Mirage 2000-5DI T-34C

Saab 340 (AEW)
TRANSPORT

King Air 200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

1 3 1 5 4 3

REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

AH-1W AH-64D CH-47SD OH-58D UH-1B/H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

61 30 8 38 44 29

A310 Arava 201 BT-67 C-130H CN-235 G222 HS 748 King Air 90 Learjet 35 Merlin IV Nomad 22 PC-6
COMBAT HELICOPTER

SA315/316 SA365
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Alpha Jet EMB-326 TB30

TUNISIA TUNISIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

F-5E
TRANSPORT

12 9

Bell 206

Bell 212/412

C-130B/H

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F-5F F/A-18D PC-7 PC-9 PC-21

DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

L-410
COMBAT HELICOPTER

5 6 24 15 8 7 16 4 9 16 18

Mi-8 Mi-24

10 10

AS350 Bell/AB205 CH/HH-53E SE313 SA316 UH-1H/N
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

UGANDA UGANDA PEOPLE’S DEFENCE FORCES
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-21
TRANSPORT

7 1 4 3 2 5 4

Gulfstream IV
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS350 AS550 AS565 AW139 Bell/AB206 Bell 214 CH-47C/F S-70/UH-60M SA342
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

6 6 4 7 2 1 10 8 1 25 12 36

4

8+16* 26

F-5F L-59T MB-326 SF-260

TURKEY TURKISH AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Bell/AB206 Bell/AB412 Mi-17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

SF-260

F/RF-4E F-16C F-35A
SPECIAL MISSION

161 175

14 100* 4

UKRAINE UKRAINE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS350 F-16F G115 Hawk 61/63/102 M-346 MB-339 Mirage 2000DAD Mirage 2000-9DAD PC-7 PC-21

48* 6 2 13 31 25
Active Ordered

737 (AEW) CN-235 (EW) CN-235 (Recce)
TANKER

1 1 7 10 17 13 41 20 65 50 41 38 37 59 67
Active Ordered

MiG-29 Su-17 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27
SPECIAL MISSION

220 55 230 63 65 4 1 16 36 2 43 98 1
Active Ordered

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NAVY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

AS332 AS565

8 7

KC-135
TRANSPORT

A400M C160 C-130B/E CN-235
COMBAT HELICOPTER

An-30 (Recce) An-72 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

UNITED KINGDOM ROYAL AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

AS532 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

An-12 An-24/26 An-72/74 Il-76/78
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Eurofighter Typhoon F-35B Harrier GR7/9 Tornado F3 Tornado GR4
SPECIAL MISSION

42 62 21 99 3 7 3 11 2 5

91+35* 2+147*

Mi-8/17
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-5A/B F-16D KT-1 NF-5A/B SF-260 T-37 T-38A

16 40

L-39C

UKRAINE ARMY
Type COMBAT HELICOPTER

TURKISH ARMY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

Mi-6 Mi-8 Mi-24

4 56 42
Active Ordered

BN-2 (Recce) E-3D (AEW) King Air 350ER (Recce) Nimrod MR2 (MPA) Nimrod MRA4 (MPA) Nimrod R1 (ELINT) Sentinel R1 (Recce)
TANKER

1 9

UKRAINE NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

King Air 200 (Recce)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 5 69 3 24 26 3 56 50 85 10 22
Active Ordered

A330 TriStar VC10
TRANSPORT

14 6 15 25 6 2 6 23 13 3 3 28 4 38 1 2 30 22 15 117 8 76 11 (+6 stored) 10 29 18 51
Active

Be-12 (SAR)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

10 18 14 4 8 6

AB204 AB205 AB206 AH-1P/S/W AS532 OH-58B S-70A T129 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Ka-25 Ka-27 Ka-29 Mi-8 Mi-14

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

A400M BAe 125 BAe 146 C-17 C-130J C-130K TriStar
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AB204 AB206

TURKISH NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

F-16E Mirage 2000EAD/RAD Mirage 2000-9/EAD/RAD
SPECIAL MISSION

54 21 30 2 3 2 5 1 8 4* 5 12* 7 1 2 2 2 30 2

Saab 340 (AEW) 10 6 2 12 7
TANKER

ATR 72 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AW109 AW101 Merlin HC3/3A Bell 412 CH-47 Chinook HC2/2A CH-47 Chinook HC3 Mi-17 SA330/Puma Sea King HAR3/3A
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

2* 7

A330
TRANSPORT

AB204 AB212 S-70B

12

TURKMENISTAN TURKMENISTAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-7 Su-17 Su-25
COMBAT HELICOPTER

3 58 24 24 3 65 2

747 An-32 Beech 1900 Cessna 208 C-17 C-130H/L-100 C-130J CN-235 DHC-6 King Air 350 P180
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Eurofighter Typhoon G115 (VT) Harrier T10/12 Hawk T1 Hawk T2 King Air 200 T67 Firefly (Babcock) Tornado GR4 Tucano

8+13* 3

11

ARMY AIR CORPS
Type SPECIAL MISSION Ordered

BN-2 (Recce)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

13 67 4

1

AB412 AH-64A/D AS332

Apache AH1 AS365

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Bell 212 Lynx Wildcat SA341
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

7 34 29 1
Active Ordered

BN-2

ROYAL NAVY – FLEET AIR ARM
Type SPECIAL MISSION

Sea King ASaC7 (AEW)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

11 32 53 28 41 14 9 4
Active Ordered
Senior Airman Laura Turner/US Air Force

AW101 Merlin HM1 Lynx HAS3/HMA8 Lynx Wildcat Sea King HC4+/HC6/HU5
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Hawk T1 Jetstream 31 King Air 350ER
Type TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

DEFENCE HELICOPTER FLYING SCHOOL
AW109 (FBH) AS350 (FBH) AW139 (FBH) Bell 212/412 (FBH) 2 35 2 12

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA US AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

A-10A/C/OA-10 AC-130H/U B-1B B-2A B-52H F-15A/C F-15E F-16C F-22 F-35A
SPECIAL MISSION

358 25 64 20 78 319 223 993 129

Lockheed Martin’s production line for the USAF’s F-22 Raptor will run cold in 2012
Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) Gulfstream V/G550 (C-37) King Air 200/350ER/C-12 Learjet 35 (C-21) M-28 Metro III (C-26) PC-12 (U-28)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

47+4* 52+1,711*

10 10 28 56 1 6 34 15 68 102 9 179 50 174 398 499 3 1 37 4
Active

9

MH-6M MH-47D/E/G MH-60A/K/L Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24/25 OH-58A/C/D UH-1H/V UH/HH-60A/L/M
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

44 63 68 3 5 428 76 1,490 179 11 6 4
Active

28

419+263* 6 1

DHC-8 (MPA) DHC-8 (Recce) E-3B/C (AEW) E-4B (Comms) E-8C JSTARS (Recce) EC-130H (EW) EC-130J (EW) Global Express (Recce) HC-130J (SAR) HC-130N/P (SAR) King Air MC-12W (Recce) Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) OC-135 (Recce) RC-135 (ELINT) U-2S (Recce) WC-130J (Weather recce) WC-135 (Research) YAL-1 (Airborne Laser)
TANKER

2 1 31 4 18 15 6 1 2+16* 35 7 11 2 22 29 10 2 1 29

CV-22B HH-1H/N/UH-1N HH/MH-60G/MH-60L
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

5+21*

737 Beechjet T-1A F-15D F-16D T-6A T-38A/C TC-135 TE-8A TH/UH-1H TU-2S

Bell 206 (TH-67A) Bell 407 King Air RC-12D OH-6 T-34C

US MARINE CORPS
2+46*
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Ordered

AV-8B/+ F-35B F/A-18A/C/D
SPECIAL MISSION

129 41+50* 198 25 34 36 12 2 1 14 81 159 5 156 174 93 20 14 32 3 16
Active Ordered

EA-6B (EW)
TANKER Ordered

US ARMY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

KC-130F/R/T KC-130J
TRANSPORT

1+9*

6* 10+16*

MC-130J MC-130P KC-135R/T KDC-10
TRANSPORT

27 416 59 6 1 2 1 4 111 191 354 62 2 1 3 3 57 1 1

DHC-7 (EO-5B) (EW) DHC-7 (RC-7) (Recce) EH-60A (ELINT) King Air/300 (C/RC-12) (Recce) Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce)
TRANSPORT

2 3 57 59 2 3 3 3 1 27 2 6 2 3 104 1 10 1 47 688 415 87

Citation Encore/Ultra DC-9 Gulfstream IV (C-20) King Air (UC-12) MV-22B
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6 179

737 (C-40) 757 1125 Astra SPX An-26 Beech 1900 C-5A/B/C/M C-17 C-27J C-130E/H C-130J C-212 Cessna 208 CN-235 DHC-6 EC/LC/MC/WC-130E/H/W Falcon 20 (HU-25)

14 8+16* 13+3*

Beech 1900 C-27J C-212 Cessna 208 Citation Encore/Ultra DHC-6 DHC-7 Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) Gulfstream V/G550 (C-37) King Air/200/300/350 (C-12) L-410 Metro 23 (C-26) PC-6 Shorts 330/360 (C-23A/B/C)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

10+41*

AH-1W AH-1Z CH-46E CH-53D/E UH/HH-1N UH-1Y
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

94

91

5

F-5F/N F/A-18B/C/D T-34C TAV-8B

US NAVY
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT

AH-64A/D CH-47D/F EC145 (UH-72A)

25 169 291

F-35C F/A-18A/C F/A-18E/F

10+579* 244 304 88

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DIRECTORY WORLD AIR FORCES

SPECIAL MISSION

COMBAT AIRCRAFT

SPECIAL MISSION

E-2C/D (AEW) E-6B (Comms) EA-6B (EW) EA-18G (EW) EH-60A (ELINT) EP-3E (ELINT) King Air (RC-12) (Recce) NC-130H (Trials) P-3C (MPA) P-8A (737) (MPA) S-3B (MPA) S-3B (Recce)
TRANSPORT

64 16 77 14 1 16 1 1 155 3 2 9 35 20 16 1 7 4 25 8 1

9+12*

71

MiG-29 Su-17 Su-25 Su-27
TRANSPORT

39 30 20 30 2 30 55 28 2

Be-12 (SAR)
TRANSPORT

4 38 1 5 7 2 32 30 26

An-26 M-28
COMBAT HELICOPTER

6

Il-76
COMBAT HELICOPTER

8+109*

Mi-6 Mi-8 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Ka-25 Ka-28 Ka-32 Mi-8/17 Mi-24
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

L-39C 3

L-39C

737 (C-40) C-2A C-130T DC-9 DHC-6 Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) Gulfstream V/G550 (C-37) King Air (UC-12) Metro 23 (C-26)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

VENEZUELA VENEZUELAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

YEMEN YEMEN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

F-16A OV-10 Su-30MK VF-5A
SPECIAL MISSION

7 10 24 8 1 2 1 6 2 2 4 2 14 2 2 9 19 2 18 3 12
Active Ordered

F-5E MiG-21 MiG-29 Su-22
TRANSPORT

11 23 23 33 6 11 2 12 3 7 2 19

32*

Falcon 20 (EW) Metro III (C-26) (EW)
TANKER

AH-1W CH-53K HH/UH-1N HH-60H MH/CH-53E MH-60R/S SH-60B/F UH-3H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

An-12 An-24/26 C-130H
COMBAT HELICOPTER

156 16 38 35 176 208 3 115 1 33 14 145 80 79 5 21 3 49 283 10 200 4

707
TRANSPORT

138+244*

C-130H Cessna 208 Citation I/II King Air 200 Shorts 360
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Mi-8/17/171/172 Mi-14 Mi-35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

F-5B L-39C

Bell 206 (TH-57) EMB-314 F-5E/F/N F-16A/B F/A-18A/B/C/D F/A-18E/F King Air (T-44/TC-12) NP-3C/D Sabreliner 40/60 (T-39) T-2C T-6A/B T-34C T-38C T-45A/C TE-2C

AS332/532 Bell 212 Mi-17 UH-1D/H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

ZAMBIA ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

EMB-312 F-16B K-8 NF-5B/VF-5D SF-260 24+241*

F-6 J-1 MiG-21
TRANSPORT

8 2 15 7 1 2 14 1 4 8 8 15 8

Dornier 28 HS 748 MA60
COMBAT HELICOPTER

VENEZUELAN ARMY
Type TRANSPORT

URUGUAY URUGUAYAN AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

Arava 102/201/202 King Air 90 M-28
COMBAT HELICOPTER

4 1 12 3 1 2 12 20 3 12 2
Active Ordered

AB205 AS565 Mi-8 Mi-24/35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

A-37 IA-58
SPECIAL MISSION

5 4 2 2 2 3 4 14 5 12
Active Ordered

C-212 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

AW109 Bell 205 Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-17 Mi-26 Mi-35
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

K-8 MB-326 SF-260

ZIMBABWE ZIMBABWE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

C-130B C-212 EMB-110
COMBAT HELICOPTER

F-7 MiG-23
TRANSPORT

7 3 5 12 9 2 9 5 11 11 29

Bell 206

VENEZUELAN NAVY
Type SPECIAL MISSION

BN-2 C-212
COMBAT HELICOPTER

Bell 412 UH-1H
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

C-212 (MPA) Turbo Commander 980 (MPA)
TRANSPORT

3 1 4 2 6 1 6 1

PC-7 SF-260

URUGUAYAN NAVAL AVIATION
Type SPECIAL MISSION

C-212 King Air 90/200
COMBAT HELICOPTER

AB412 Mi-8 Mi-24/35 SA316
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Jetstream 31 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA)
COMBAT HELICOPTER

2 1 3 6 1 2

AB212/Bell 412 Bell 206 Mi-17
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Hawk 60/A K-8 SF-260

AS355 BO105 Wessex HC2
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

Bell 206

VIETNAM VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE
Type COMBAT AIRCRAFT Active Ordered

T-34C

UZBEKISTAN UZBEKISTAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered

MiG-21 Su-22 Su-27/30

146 38 18

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