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Global military fleet and training aircraft inventories, which have
climbed by 512 and 369 units, respectively.
Country Active fleet Share Also included are more than 4,600 aircraft
1 USA 13,764 26% that are the subject of firm orders, plus almost
2 Russia 3,792 7% 7,000 that are pending deals or covered by let-
3 China 2,955 6% ters of intent, including a potential 2,900 F-35s
4 India 2,104 4% for the USA and its allies.
5 Japan 1,594 3% The US military’s share of the total in-ser-
6 South Korea 1,477 3% vice fleet remains static year-on-year, at 26%.
7 France 1,305 2% Its fleet of just under 13,800 aircraft is bigger
than the combined assets owned by our sec-
8 Egypt 1,137 2%
ond- to seventh-ranked nations: Russia, China,
9 Turkey 1,018 2%
India, Japan, South Korea and France. The
10 Pakistan 951 2%
only movement in our top-10 operator listing
Other 22,945 43% sees Pakistan enter in tenth place, where it re-
Total 53,042 100% places North Korea. Islamabad’s 951-aircraft

Commonwealth of Australia
total represents just short of 2% of the total
Chengdu J-20 stealth fighters: Beijing’s on-pa- global inventory.
per rival to the US Air Force’s Lockheed F-22. Reflecting the overall increase to this year’s
As is China’s intention, very little is known directory numbers, our map of the worldwide
about the type’s true capabilities or intended active fleet (See P24) shows that all but one of
role, but its development supports the nation’s the seven geographical regions have seen posi- Canada and Kuwait also want Super Hornets
drive to highlight its regional supremacy by tive change, varying from a 1% rise in Europe
developing air bases and other infrastructure to 5% in Africa. Having changed by only 35 Delhi’s earlier medium multi-role combat air-
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on disputed islands. Its anti-access, area-denial units over the course of the review period, craft requirement.
strategy is a concern to numerous countries in North America’s total of almost 14,200 aircraft During the course of 2016, Kuwait signed
A US Air Force B-52 bomber flies in formation with F-16, Gripen and Typhoon fighters during the Baltops exercise, staged in June 2016 the region and to the USA. translates to a static performance. for a batch of 28 Italian-assembled Eurofighter

Powerful approach
Also on show in Zhuhai for the first time Across our six type categories, two – special Typhoons, and it is also close to securing US
were the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s mission aircraft and transports – have seen de- authorisation to acquire 40 F/A-18E/F Super
improved Chengdu J-10B fighter and upgraded clines, although these were by a modest 31 and Hornets from Boeing. Qatar, meanwhile, is
Xian H-6H bomber, along with its recently de- nine units, respectively. close to finalising a major order for 72 Boe-
livered Xian Y-20 strategic transport. Two of the ing F-15QAs.
four-engined type have been delivered to date. TAKING ORDERS In late September, Romania joined the Lock-
Totalling more than 64,000 aircraft, our an- While the number of combat aircraft in service heed F-16 operators club, taking a first batch of
nual overview of the global military inventory around the globe edged up by only 87 units, to refurbished A/B-model examples from surplus
A modest rise in the global military aircraft fleet over the year belies global tensions, from is powered by Flight Fleets Analyzer, which just over 14,600, the past few months have Portuguese stocks. And in a significant move,
holds premium-quality data on more than brought considerable encouragement to the France’s navy retired its last Dassault Super Et-
the Middle East to disputed territory in Asia, which could drive procurement programmes 360,000 aircraft, also including airliners, rotor- leading Western airframers vying for business. endards, leaving Argentina as the sole remain-
craft and business jets. Building on a stellar 2015, during which ex- ing operator of the carrier-based strike asset.
CRAIG HOYLE LONDON on their military capabilities and development This year’s directory details just over 53,000 port deals were signed with Egypt and Qatar, The F-35 made star appearances at the
DATA COMPILED BY MARK KWIATKOWSKI, SANDRA LEWIS-RICE & JOHN MALONEY plans. In September, North Korea’s Wonsan aircraft that are in active service with militaries Dassault has tasted further success with its Ra- Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnbor-
FLIGHT FLEETS ANALYZER LONDON Air Festival strove to encourage “peace and around the globe: an increase of 935, or almost fale, with India at last signing for 36 examples. ough air show in the UK during July, but suf-
DATA ANALYSIS BY ANTOINE FAFARD FLIGHTGLOBAL LONDON friendship through aviation” for a small group 2%, from last year. This rise is largely the re- However, this is a much more modest total fered a recent setback as Justin Trudeau’s gov-
of Western journalists and enthusiasts, barely sult of improved data on combat helicopter than the 126 originally expected under New ernment in Canada has kept to its pre-election ❯❯


f global instability is indeed the “new nor- One of the hottest topics for the coming year two weeks after Pyongyang had faced almost
mal”, then the past 12 months brought will be to measure reality against the campaign universal condemnation for conducting its lat-
more of the same, with major conflicts hav- promises of US President-elect Donald Trump, est test of a nuclear weapon. WORLDWIDE TOP 10 ACTIVE AIRCRAFT TYPES
ing continued to involve military air arms who will take the keys to the White House in
in the skies above nations including Afghani- January. His administration’s foreign policy OLD AND NEW Combat aircraft Transport Combat helicopters
stan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen. stance, such as its willingness to remain in- The air show offered a rare opportunity to gauge
Type Active fleet Share Type Active fleet Share Type Active fleet Share
Tensions between the multiple countries volved in conflicts in the Middle East – plus the condition of North Korea’s aviation assets,
1 F-16 2,312 16% 1 C-130/L-100 915 21% 1 S-70/SH/UH-60 3,794 19%
engaged in Syria’s civil war have eased since his posture towards the likes of China and Rus- the bulk of which are limited when compared
early 2016, when the scale of Russia’s involve- sia – could drive procurement decisions, for with those of any potential adversary. Our new 2 F-18 1,071 7% 2 King Air 300 7% 2 Mi-8/17 2,815 14%
ment – specifically its in-country basing of a example on the pace of the production ramp- directory shows its air force as having an active 3 Su-27/30 940 6% 3 C-17 282 7% 3 UH-1 1,401 7%
large detachment of fighters and attack heli- up for the Lockheed Martin F-35. fleet of 944 aircraft, of which 572 are categorised 4 F-15 874 6% 4 C295/CN325 276 6% 4 AH-64 1,110 6%
copters – was of concern to other participants, In the latter part of 2016, two of the USA’s as combat types. While this total includes sev- 5 MiG-29 829 6% 5 An-24/26 239 6% 5 Mi-24/35 918 5%
notably the USA and Israel. Since then con- ideological adversaries partially lifted the veil eral relatively modern models, such as the RAC 6 MiG-21 547 4% 6 Il-76 175 4% 6 CH-47 896 4%
cerns about the likelihood of a diplomatically MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-25, its inventory is dom- 7 Su-25 511 3% 7 An-30/32 143 3% 7 MD500/530 688 3%
challenging in-flight incident involving their inated by aged Chinese-built Shenyang F-6 and
air forces appears to have diminished, while
The US fleet of just under F-7 fighters, which would appear to be little
8 F-7 450 3% 8 Cessna 208 134 3% 8 AH-1 556 3%
9 J-7 418 3% 9 C160 109 3% 9 OH-58 502 2%
the parties continue to pursue different objec- 13,800 aircraft is bigger than more than combat curiosities in today’s opera- 10 F-5 416 3% 10 C212 91 2% 10 SA341/342 496 2%
tives: either engaging the threat of the so-called the combined assets owned tional environment. Other 6,271 43% Other 1,611 38% Other 6,986 35%
Islamic State or ensuring the continued sur- November saw the biennial Airshow China
vival of Bashar al-Assad’s authority. by the next six nations in Zhuhai, and a debut appearance by a pair of
Total 14,639 100% Total 4,275 100% Total 20,162 100%

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Worldwide active
fleet by region Russia & CIS

4 %
Year-on-year
fleet change
Middle East

North America
Europe

1 % 3 %
Year-on-year

0 % fleet change
Year-on-year
fleet change

Year-on-year
fleet change
Asia-Pacific

2%
Year-on-year
fleet change
Africa

Our data provides the regional split in Latin America
5 %
2 %
active aircraft by type category, along Year-on-year
fleet change
with the percentage shift per year in
air power fleets around the globe Year-on-year
fleet change

North America Europe Latin America Russia & CIS Middle East Africa Asia-Pacific
Combat aircraft 2,831 Combat aircraft 2,132 Combat aircraft 538 Combat aircraft 1,907 Combat aircraft 1,288 Combat aircraft 992 Combat aircraft 4,951
Special mission 780 Special mission 298 Special mission 141 Special mission 128 Special mission 100 Special mission 62 Special mission 507
Tanker 596 Tanker 49 Tanker 11 Tanker 19 Tanker 44 Tanker 5 Tanker 37
Transport 1,096 Transport 655 Transport 479 Transport 413 Transport 280 Transport 416 Transport 936
Combat helicopter 5,903 Combat helicopter 3,440 Combat helicopter 1,235 Combat helicopter 1,703 Combat helicopter 1,386 Combat helicopter 1,466 Combat helicopter 5,029
Training aircraft/ Training aircraft/ Training aircraft/ Training aircraft/ Training aircraft/ Training aircraft/ Training aircraft/
2,972 2,104 864 462 1,037 1,063 2,687
helicopters helicopters helicopters helicopters helicopters helicopters helicopters

Note: CIS countries include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belrarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Source: Flight Fleets Analyzer

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FLEET SIZE FOR LEADING COUNTRIES BY ROLE

Combat aircraft Special mission Tanker Transport Combat helicopter Training aircraft/helicopters
Country Active fleet Share Country Active fleet Share Country Active fleet Share Country Active fleet Share Country Active fleet Share Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 2,771 19% 1 USA 757 38% 1 USA 590 78% 1 USA 1,058 25% 1 USA 5,757 29% 1 USA 2,831 25%
2 China 1,523 10% 2 Russia 153 8% 2 Saudi Arabia 20 3% 2 Russia 375 9% 2 Russia 1,360 7% 2 Japan 447 4%
2 Russia 1,523 10% 3 Japan 128 6% 3 Russia 19 2% 3 India 232 5% 3 China 809 4% 3 Russia 387 4%
4 India 806 6% 4 China 84 4% 4 France 14 2% 4 China 184 4% 4 South Korea 709 4% 4 Egypt 384 4%
5 North Korea 572 4% 5 India 82 4% 5 Israel 13 2% 5 France 131 3% 5 India 652 3% 5 China 352 3%
6 Egypt 426 3% 6 France 44 2% 6 Singapore 9 1% 6 Brazil 128 3% 6 Japan 637 3% 6 India 325 3%
6 South Korea 426 3% 7 Indonesia 42 2% 6 UK 9 1% 7 Iran 88 2% 7 France 537 2% 6 UK 325 3%
8 Pakistan 391 3% 8 UK 40 2% 8 India 7 1% 8 Turkey 83 2% 8 Turkey 430 2% 8 France 283 2%
9 France 296 2% 9 Brazil 38 2% 8 Italy 7 1% 9 Colombia 71 2% 9 Italy 382 2% 9 Turkey 276 2%
10 Japan 288 2% 9 Germany 38 2% 8 Turkey 7 1% 9 Germany 71 2% 10 Germany 359 2% 10 South Korea 273 2%
Other 5,617 38% Other 610 30% Other 66 8% Other 1,854 43% Other 8,530 42% Other 5,306 48%
Total 14,639 100% Total 2,016 100% Total 761 100% Total 4,275 100% Total 20,162 100% Total 11,189 100%

❯❯ pledge to hold an open competition to re- early examples have now been delivered to and Singapore is also to acquire 16 of the type
place its F/A-18A/Bs. In another potential Australia, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Nor-
F-35s have been delivered and Boeing’s CH-47F Chinook. Elsewhere, the
boost for Boeing’s Super Hornet programme, way and the UK to support initial training. A to Australia, Italy, Japan, UK confirmed an intention to field 50 Boeing
Ottawa has announced its intention to acquire first pair of F-35Is should arrive in Israel in the Netherlands, Norway AH-64Es.
an interim batch of 28 F/A-18E/Fs. mid-December. One of the major topics in 2017 will be the
Meanwhile, Northrop Grumman is advanc- and the UK for training USAF’s T-X trainer contest, with Boeing/Saab
JOINT THINKING ing its work on the USAF’s highly secretive and Northrop to fly clean-sheet candidates in
Canada wants to maintain its industrial partic- B-21 bomber, with the company likely to pro- the coming months. Recent activity elsewhere
ipation in the Joint Strike Fighter project, but duce at least 100 of the stealthy type. livered by Afghanistan’s Mil Mi-35s, just three in the training sector has included Leonardo’s
will pit the type against rivals likely to include While less sophisticated in nature, Em- of which remain in operational use. Aermacchi delivering the first of Poland’s
the Super Hornet, Rafale and Typhoon, plus braer’s A-29 Super Tucano – supplied by the Recent activity in the special mission aircraft M-346 Masters, and Aero Vodochody reviving

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Saab’s Gripen E. Brazilian airframer via US prime contractor sector has included UK confirmation of a plan production of its L-159 to complete a single
Although it faces potential rejection by a na- Sierra Nevada – made its first strikes in combat to buy nine Boeing 737-based P-8A Poseidon two-seat example as part of an order for Iraq.
China debuted
tion that has a long-stated requirement for 65 with the Afghan air force in April. The service maritime patrols, plus a recent indication from Excluded from our listing are 685 fixed-
its J-20 fighter
production examples, the F-35 programme ex- has so far received 15 examples from an initial Norway that it also wants to acquire five to re- wing aircraft and helicopters recorded as dedi-
at Zhuhai show
perienced a reasonably smooth 2016. The type 20-unit deal brokered via the USAF, with sev- place its Lockheed P-3C/Ns and electronic war- cated to VIP transport duties, and 480 used for
achieved initial operational capability with eral still at Moody AFB in Georgia to support fare-roled Dassault Falcon 20s. France, mean- research and development or experimental ac-
the USAF – following the same declaration pilot training. The armed turboprop is progres- while, will receive a pair of Beechcraft King Air promotional tour, which also included visits to bilities and a lingering propeller gearbox issue tivities, including those assigned to bodies
made by the US Marine Corps in 2015 – and sively replacing the capabilities previously de- 350s configured for reconnaissance tasks, and the Czech Republic and Portugal. mean the European company has yet to add to such as the UK’s Qinetiq.
Australia is to field two Gulfstream G550s out- In the airlift sector, 2016 saw the final deliv- its sales total through fresh exports. Other exclusions include almost 5,200 air-
fitted for signals intelligence gathering. eries of the Boeing C-17 to Qatar and the Unit- Partly as a result of the A400M’s protracted craft that Flight Fleets Analyzer records as in
In the tanker arena, Boeing’s 767-derived ed Arab Emirates. Flight-testing of the An- teething problems, France has finalised a con- storage – also counting those involved in or
KC-46A has passed several test milestones, but tonov An-178 continues, while Airbus tract to acquire four Lockheed C-130Js, includ- awaiting upgrade – and piston-engined types,
can afford no slips if a contractually required Defence & Space is still struggling to fully de- ing two tankers, to support its combat search on which our database does not hold informa-
18 exampes are to be delivered to the USAF in liver with its A400M. Spain recently took its and rescue-roled Airbus Helicopters tion. We also have removed aircraft tasked
2017, for boom refuelling only. In the air-to-air first example – becoming the sixth of a cur- H225M Caracals. with performing functions such as calibration
refuelling sector, the US military can call on rently contracted eight nations to field the type A proposed Polish buy of the H225M col- or mapping duties, target towing, skydiving or
590 tankers: 78% of the global fleet. – but the delayed introduction of tactical capa- lapsed, but Kuwait announced a deal for 30, satellite tracking. ■

TANKER ALTERNATIVES
Airbus Defence & Space is to provide an initial
two A330 multi-role tanker transports follow-
Explanatory notes
ing a commitment from Luxembourg and the Flight International’s annual World Air Forces To find out more about our Fleets Analyzer are marked with an asterisk. This category includes
Netherlands. Further support for the pooled directory uses information compiled for Flight product, or to request a demonstration of its current planned order totals, which may be subject
fleet initiative by NATO allies Belgium, Nor- Fleets Analyzer by Mark Kwiatkowski, Sandra capabilities, go online at to future revision.
way and Poland via the European Defence Lewis-Rice and John Maloney, and abridged by flightglobal.com/products/fleets-analyzer
editor Craig Hoyle for our listings format. Fleet Abbreviations
Agency could in time raise this order total analysis is provided by FlightGlobal’s Antoine Fleet information is divided into these AEW airborne early warning; Comms
to eight. Fafard. categories: communications; ELINT electronic intelligence;
A new player in the sector – Embraer’s Available to subscribers, our extensive database Active: Aircraft in day-to-day use. For some EW electronic warfare; MPA maritime patrol
KC-390 – also appears to be making solid pro- provides users with detailed fleet and orders Soviet-era types where only summary aircraft; Recce reconnaissance; SAR search and
information for the commercial aviation, business information is available, this also includes some rescue; SIGINT signals intelligence
US Marine Corps

gress, with the Brazilian airframer expecting to aircraft, rotorcraft and military sectors, with more non-operational platforms.
begin deliveries to its domestic air force in than 360,000 individual aircraft covered – in the Ordered: Aircraft on firm order. Others which are To download your free copy of the directory from
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Afghan Air Force
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
EMB-314 (A-29) 15 5
Transport
727 1
C-130H 4
Cessna 208 25
Combat helicopter
MD530 29
Mi-8/17 41
Mi-25 3
SA315 3

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UH-1H 10
Training aircraft/helicopters

US Air Force
MD530 4
Afghan Special Mission Wing
Type Active Ordered

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PC-12NG 18
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Mi-8/17 56 Angolan People's Air Force SA315 3

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ALBANIA Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters
Albanian Air Force Combat aircraft EMB-312 14
Type Active Ordered EMB-114 6 G120TP 10
Combat helicopter MiG-21 23 IA-63 17 18
AW109 1 MiG-23 22 OA-4AR 3
Bell 205 3 Su-22 14 P2002 8

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Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army Air Force Combat aircraft Type Active Ordered H225M 9
Type Active Ordered MiG-21 5 Combat helicopter S-70/UH-60M 3 3*
Combat aircraft MiG-29 13 Mi-8/17 6 Brazilian Navy
Su-25 2 Su-25 11 SA341/342 9 Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter Transport UH-1H 5 Combat aircraft
Mi-8 5 Il-76 1 BOTSWANA A-4KU 3
Mi-24 5 Combat helicopter Botswana Defence Force Tanker
AUSTRALIA Ka-32 4 Type Active Ordered C-1/KC-2 4
Royal Australian Air Force Mi-8/17 65 Combat aircraft Combat helicopter
Type Active Ordered Mi-24 17 F-5A 10 AS355 8
Combat aircraft Training aircraft/helicopters Transport Bell 206 17
F/A-18A 54 L-39 12 BN-2 1 H125M/AS350 19
F/A-18F 24 Mi-2 7 C-130B 3 H215M/AS332 4
F-35A 98* BAHAMAS C212 2 H225M 9
Special mission Royal Bahamas Defence Force CN325 2 Lynx 21 11
737 (E-7A) (AEW) 6 Type Active Ordered King Air 200 1 S-70 6 2
737 (P-8A) (MPA) 1 5+4* Special mission Combat helicopter Training aircraft/helicopters
AP-3C (MPA) 15 King Air 350 (MPA) 1 Bell 412 6 TA-4KU 1
EA-18G (EW) 1 11 Transport H125M/AS350 10 BRUNEI
G550 (SIGINT) 2 Cessna 208 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Royal Brunei Air Force
Tanker BAHRAIN F-5D 3 Type Active Ordered
A330 (KC-30A) 5 2 Royal Bahraini Air Force PC-7 Mk II 5 Transport
Transport Type Active Ordered BRAZIL C-130J 1*
A340 1 Combat aircraft Brazilian Air Force CN325 1

Russian Helicopters
C-17 8 F-5E 8 Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter
C-27J 3 7 F-16C 17 Bangladesh is among almost 80 nations Combat aircraft Bell 214 1
C-130J 12 Combat helicopter which operate Mi-8/17-series rotorcraft AMX-A/T 47 BO105 6
King Air 350 8 AH-1E/F 22 EMB-314 (A-29) 31 S-70i 12
Combat helicopter Bell 212 18 F-5EM 43 Training aircraft/helicopters
S-76 (SAR) (CHC) 6 S-70 8 AW109 2 Combat helicopter Gripen E 28 Bell 206 3
Training aircraft/helicopters Training aircraft/helicopters Z-9 2+1* UH-1H 2 Special mission PC-7 Mk II 4
F/A-18B 15 AH-1P 8 BELARUS Training aircraft/helicopters C-130E (SAR) 1 BULGARIA
F-35A 2 BO105 4 Belarus Air Force T67M260 1 C295 (SAR) 2 3 Bulgarian Air Force
Hawk 127 33 F-5F 4 Type Active Ordered BENIN EMB-110 (MPA) 10 Type Active Ordered
King Air 350 8 F-16D 4 Combat aircraft Benin Air Force EMB-110 (Recce) 3 Combat aircraft
PC-9 59 Hawk 129 6 MiG-29 43 Type Active Ordered ERJ-145 (AEW) 5 MiG-29 15
PC-21 49 T67M260 3 Su-25 68 Transport ERJ-145 (Recce) 3 Su-25 12
Australian Army Aviation Royal Bahraini Navy Su-30 4+8* DHC-6 1 Learjet 35 (Recce) 6 Special mission
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered Transport HS 748 1 P-3AM (MPA) 8 An-30 (Recce) 1
Combat helicopter Combat helicopter An-26 3 BHUTAN Tanker Transport
Bell 206 19 BO105 2 Il-76 2 Royal Bhutan Army 767 MMTT 3 C-27J 3
CH-47D/F 11 BANGLADESH Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered KC-130H 2 PC-12 1
NH90 (TTH) 36 11 Bangladesh Air Force Mi-8 30 6 Combat helicopter Transport Combat helicopter
S-70 34 Type Active Ordered Mi-24 21 Mi-8 2 767 1 Bell 206 2
Tiger 22 Combat aircraft Mi-26 5 BOLIVIA C-130E/H/M 12 H215M/AS332 12 2*
Training aircraft/helicopters F-7 37 Training aircraft/helicopters Bolivian Air Force C295 9 Mi-17 4
Bell 206 12 MiG-29 8 L-39 10 Type Active Ordered Cessna 208 32 Training aircraft/helicopters
H135 (HATS) 14 Transport Mi-2 6 Transport EMB-110 48 Bell 206 4 2
Royal Australian Navy An-32 3 Yak-130 5 3+4* C-130B 3 EMB-120 20 L-39 4
Type Active Ordered C-130B/E 4 4* BELGIUM Jetstream 31 2 ERJ-145 6 PC-9 5
Combat helicopter L-410 3 Belgian Air Component King Air 90/200/250/350 6 KC-390 28 Bulgarian Navy
Bell 429 1 Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered
S-70/MH-60R 40 AW139 2 Combat aircraft H125M/AS350 2 AS355 4 Combat helicopter
Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 212 14 F-16A 49 H145 (SAR) 3 Bell 205 2 AS565 3
Bell 429 3 Mi-17/171 33 4 Tanker H215M/AS332 5 1 Bell 206 1 BURKINA FASO
H215/AS350 12 Training aircraft/helicopters A330 MRTT 3* SE3160 1 H125M/AS350 26 Burkina Faso Air Force
AUSTRIA Bell 206 6 Transport UH-1H 15 H215M/AS332 4 Type Active Ordered
Austrian Air Force FT-6 9 A321 1 Training aircraft/helicopters H225M 11 Combat aircraft
Type Active Ordered FT-7 11 A400M 7 DA40 9 Mi-35 12 EMB-314 3
Combat aircraft K-8 4 5 C-130H 11 Foxtrot 4 2 S-70/UH-60L/M 16 3* Special mission
Eurofighter 15 L-39 7 ERJ-135/145 4 K-8 6 UH-1H 21 AT-802 (Firefighting) 1
Transport Yak-130 16 Combat helicopter PC-7 3 Training aircraft/helicopters Transport
C-130K 2 Bangladesh Army AW109 23 R44 5 AMX-T 8 CN325 1
PC-6 8 Type Active Ordered NH90 (NFH/TTH) 8 T-33 14 EMB-312 102 HS 748 1
Combat helicopter Transport SA316 3 Bolivian Army EMB-314 61 King Air 200 1
Bell 212 23 C295/CN325 3 Sea King 48 3 Type Active Ordered F-5FM 2 Combat helicopter
OH-58 11 Cessna 208 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Transport Gripen F 8 H125M/AS350 1
S-70/UH-60M 9 3* Combat helicopter Alpha Jet 29 F27 1 P-3AM 1 Mi-8 3
SA316 24 AS365 2 F-16B 10 King Air 90 1 Brazilian Army Mi-24 2
Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 2 SF-260 32 Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 13 Bangladesh Navy BELIZE Z-9 6 Combat helicopter SF-260 4
Saab 105 18 Type Active Ordered Belize Defence Force Training aircraft/helicopters AS565 33 BURUNDI
AZERBAIJAN Special mission Type Active Ordered R44 1 CH-47F 8* Burundi National Army
Azerbaijan Air Force Dornier 228NG (MPA) 2 Transport BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA H125M/AS350 34 Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter BN-2 1 Air Force Brigade of Bosnia-Herzegovina H215M/AS332 9 Combat helicopter

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Mi-24 3 Transport Bell 206 6 Transport Turbo Commander 1 Congolese Air Force
SA316 3 BN-2 2 PC-7 7 Y-7 17 Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered
SA342 6 Combat helicopter CHINA Y-8 12 Bell 205 2 Combat aircraft
Training aircraft/helicopters H125M/AS350 2 People's Liberation Army Air Force Combat helicopter Bell 206 15 Mirage F1 2
SF-260 5 CHAD Type Active Ordered AS365/565 6 Bell 212 10 Transport
CAMBODIA Chad Air Force Combat aircraft Ka-27 1 MD500/530 6 An-32 2
Royal Cambodian Air Force Type Active Ordered H-6 120 Ka-28 17 S-70/AH/MH/UH-60L 24 CN325 1
Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft J-7 388 Z-8 27 UH-1H 48 Combat helicopter
Transport MiG-29 1 2 J-8 96 Z-9 29 Training aircraft/helicopters Mi-8/17 6
BN-2 1 Su-25 8 J-10 237 Z-18 2 Bell 206 6 Mi-24 3
MA60 2 Transport J-11/Su-27/30/35 272 24 Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 14 Congolese Navy
Y-12 2 An-26 3 JH-7 70 JJ-6 14 Lancair T90 25 Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter C-27J 2 Q-5 118 JL-8 11 T-37 17 Combat helicopter
AS355 1 C-130H 1 Special mission JL-9 2 Colombian Army Mi-14 1
H125M/AS350 1 Combat helicopter 737 (MPA) 2 Mi-8 8 Type Active Ordered CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC)
Mi-8/17 6 H125M/AS350 6 An-30 (EW) 4 Y-7 5 Special mission Democratic Republic of Congo Air Force
Z-9 9 Mi-8/17/171 6 Challenger 870 (Recce) 5 COLOMBIA King Air 200 (EW) 3 Type Active Ordered
CAMEROON Mi-24 5 Il-76 (A50I) (AEW) 1 Colombian Air Force Transport Combat aircraft
Cameroon Air Force SE3160 2 Il-76 (KJ-2000) (AEW) 4 Type Active Ordered An-32 2 MiG-23 2
Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Tu-154 (EW) 7 Combat aircraft C212 2 Su-25 4
Transport PC-7 2 Y-8 (KJ-200) (AEW) 7 A-37 7 Cessna 208 8 Transport
Arava 1 PC-9 1 Y-8 (EW) 17 BT-67 6 King Air 90/200/350 5 727 2
C-130H 3 SF-260 1 Tanker EMB-314 24 Turbo Commander 3 An-12 4
CN325 1 CHILE Il-78 3 Kfir 19 Combat helicopter An-26 2
MA60 1 Chilean Air Force Transport Special mission Mi-8/17 20 Combat helicopter
Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered Il-76 20 Cessna 208 (Recce) 6 S-70i/UH-60L 55 Mi-2 2
Bell 206 1 Combat aircraft MA60 9 Citation Ultra (MPA) 5 UH-1H/N 44 Mi-8/17 4
Bell 412 1 F-5E 9 Tu-154 4 King Air 300/350 (EW) 3 Colombian Navy Mi-24 8
Mi-8/17 5 F-16A/C 35 Y-7 43 Merlin IV (Recce) 1 Type Active Ordered Mi-26 1
SA318 1 Special mission Y-8 60 Turbo Commander (MPA) 2 Special mission SA316 2
SA330 2 707 (AEW) 1 Y-9 7 Tanker CN325 (MPA) 3 SA330 10
SA342 3 Tanker Y-20 2 767 MMTT 1 Transport CROATIA
Z-9 3 KC-130R 2 Combat helicopter Transport ATR 42 1 Croatian Air Force
Training aircraft/helicopters KC-135E 3 Mi-8/17/171 16 727 2 C212 1 Type Active Ordered
Alpha Jet 6 Transport Z-8 34 737 2 Cessna 208 3 Combat aircraft
Magister 6 737 1 Z-9 20 Arava 1 King Air 350 1 MiG-21 12
CANADA C-130B/H/R 4 Training aircraft/helicopters C-130B/H 5 Combat helicopter Special mission
Royal Canadian Air Force C212 3 JJ-7 35 C212 4 AS555 2 AT-802 (Firefighting) 6
Type Active Ordered Citation CJ1 4 JL-8 170 C295/CN325 8 Bell 212/412 8 CL-415 (Firefighting) 6
Combat aircraft DHC-6 11 Y-7 13 Cessna 208 10 BK117 1 PC-9 (EW) 3
F/A-18A 60 KC-390 6* People's Liberation Army Ground Force EMB-110 2 BO105 2 Combat helicopter
F/A-18E/F 18* Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered KC-390 12* Mi-8 1 Mi-8/17 23
F-35A 65* Bell 412 15 Transport King Air 90/350 9 UH-1N 6 OH-58 5
Special mission S-70i 6 Y-7 7 PA-31T 1 CONGO Training aircraft/helicopters
DHC-5 (SAR) 6 UH-1H 15 Y-8 3 Bell 206 8
P-3 (CP-140) (MPA) 17 Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter PC-9 11
Tanker Bell 206 4 Mi-8/17/171 239 China’s first two Xian Y-20 strategic CUBA
A310 2 EMB-314 12 S-70 23 transports have been delivered Cuban Revolutionary Air Force
KC-130H 4 F-5F 2 Z-8 51 Type Active Ordered
Transport F-16B/D 11 Z-9 92 Combat aircraft
A310 3 SR22 4 Z-10 101 18 MiG-21 12
C-17 5 T-35 32 Z-11 46 MiG-23 24
C-130H 8 Chilean Army Z-19 105 15 MiG-29 3
C-130J 17 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Transport
DHC-6 4 Transport H120 93 57 An-26 2
King Air 350 1 C212 2 H125/AS350 1 Combat helicopter
Combat helicopter Cessna 208 3 People's Liberation Army Naval Force Mi-8/17 10
AW101 (SAR) 14 CN325 1 Type Active Ordered Mi-35 4
Bell 412 88 Combat helicopter Combat aircraft Training aircraft/helicopters
CH-47F 15 H125M/AS350 5 H-6 30 L-39 25
S-61/SH-3A (SAR) 26 H215M/AS332 9 2+12* J-7 30 CYPRUS
S-92 3 16 MD530 9 J-8 47 Cyprus National Guard
Training aircraft/helicopters SA330 3 J-10 25 Type Active Ordered
Bell 206 (Allied Wings) 13 Chilean Navy J-15/Su-27/30 26 50* Transport
Bell 412 (Allied Wings) 9 Type Active Ordered JH-7 34 BN-2 1
CT-114 27 Special mission Q-5 30 Combat helicopter
Dash 8 4 C295 (MPA) 3 Special mission AW139 3
F/A-18B 25 EMB-110 (MPA) 5 Challenger 870 (Recce) 2 Mi-24 11
G120A (Allied Wings) 13 P-3A (MPA) 3 Ka-31 (AEW) 9 SA342 4
King Air 90 (Allied Wings) 7 P68 (MPA) 1 6 SH-5 (SAR) 3 CZECH REPUBLIC

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Hawk 115 (NFTC) 18 Combat helicopter Y-7 (SAR) 1 Czech Air Force
T-6A (NFC) 25 AS365 6 Y-8 (KJ-200) (AEW) 8 Type Active Ordered
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC BO105 4 Y-8 (MPA) 5 Combat aircraft
Central African Republic Air Force H215M/AS332 8 Y-8 (Recce) 8 Gripen C 12
Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Z-18 (AEW) 1 L-159A 17

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SA342 7 Special mission Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter
We record 29 L-159s in service with the air Ecuadorian Navy C295 (MPA) 1 Combat helicopter AS365/565 27
forces of the Czech Republic and Iraq Type Active Ordered Transport MD500 2 H225M 2
Special mission An-72 1 NH90 (TTH) 20 Lynx HAS2/4 21
CN325 (MPA) 2 C295 1 Training aircraft/helicopters NH90 (NFH) 16 11
King Air 200/300 (MPA) 5 Combat helicopter MD500 5 SA316/319/SE3160 22
Transport Ka-29 1 FRANCE Training aircraft/helicopters
King Air 350 2 Mi-24 7 French Air Force Jetstream 41 2
Combat helicopter Mi-26 1 Type Active Ordered GABON
Bell 206 4 Training aircraft/helicopters Combat aircraft Gabon Air Force
Bell 430 3 L-39 2 Mirage 2000C 34 Type Active Ordered
Training aircraft/helicopters ERITREA Mirage 2000D 70 Combat aircraft
Bell 206 1 Eritrean Air Force Mirage 2000N 31 Mirage 5G 3
T-35 3 Type Active Ordered Mirage 2000-5 28 Mirage F1 6
EGYPT Combat aircraft Rafale B/C 96 31 Transport
Egyptian Air Force MiG-29 5 Special mission C-130H 1
Type Active Ordered Su-27 2 707 (E-3F) (AEW) 4 CN325 1
Combat aircraft Transport C160 (ELINT) 2 Combat helicopter
Alpha Jet 13 King Air 200 1 King Air 350 (Recce) 2 H120 2
F-4E 34 Y-12 4 Tanker H125M/AS350 1
F-7 60 Combat helicopter A330 MRTT 11* H135 2

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F-16A/C 168 Bell 412 1 C/KC-135 14 H215M/AS332 1
MiG-21 54 Mi-17/171 6 KC-130J 2 SA319 2
MiG-29 46* Mi-24 6 Transport SA330 5
Mirage 5E2/SDE/SDR 76 Training aircraft/helicopters A310 3 SA342 3
Mirage 2000EM 15 M-290TP 8 A400M 9 41 Training aircraft/helicopters
Transport Special mission Rafale D/E 6 18 MB-339 6 C-130H 14 Mirage 5DG 2
C295 4 P2006 (MPA) 1 Special mission ESTONIA C-130J 2 T-34 4
KC-390 2* Transport E-2C (AEW) 7 Estonian Air Force C160 29 GAMBIA
L-410 5 C212 3 Transport Type Active Ordered CN325 27 Gambian Air Force
Yak-40 1 Turbo Commander 1 An-74 3 Training aircraft/helicopters DHC-6 5 Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter Combat helicopter Beech 1900 4 L-39 2 TBM 700 15 Combat aircraft
Mi-2 3 Bell 412 2 C-130H 21 R44 4 Combat helicopter Su-25 1
Mi-17/171 26 OH-58 12 C295 22 1 ETHIOPIA AS555 40 Special mission
Mi-24/25 17 UH-1H 12 DHC-5 8 Ethiopian Air Force H125M/AS550 1 AT-802 (Firefighting) 2
W-3 10 Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered H215M/AS332 6 GEORGIA
Training aircraft/helicopters Schweizer 333 2 AH-64D 46 Combat aircraft H225M 11 Georgian Land Forces
Gripen D 2 T-35 4 AW109 3 MiG-23 10 SA330 27 Type Active Ordered
L-39 8 Dominican Republic Army AW139 2 Su-27 14 Training aircraft/helicopters Combat aircraft
L-159T 4 Type Active Ordered CH-47D 19 6* Transport Alpha Jet 103 Su-25 11
DENMARK Combat helicopter Ka-52 46 757 1 EMB-121 22 Transport
Royal Danish Air Force OH-58 8 Mi-8/17 62 An-12 3 G120 (Airbus Defence & Space) 18 An-28 2
Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters S-70/UH-60M 2 4* An-32 1 Mirage 2000B 5 Combat helicopter
Combat aircraft R22 4 SA342 90 C-130B/E 2 SR20 (Airbus Defence & Space) 15 Mi-8/171 15
F-16A 33 R44 3 Sea King 23 Combat helicopter SR22 (Airbus Defence & Space) 8 Mi-14 2
F-35A 27* ECUADOR SH-2G 10 Mi-8/17 14 TB 30 37 Mi-24 9
Special mission Ecuadorian Air Force Training aircraft/helicopters Mi-24 8 French Army UH-1H 12
Challenger 604 (MPA) 3 Type Active Ordered Alpha Jet 27 SA316 3 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters
Transport Combat aircraft EMB-312 54 Training aircraft/helicopters Transport L-29 4
C-130J 4 Cheetah 10 F-16B/D 50 L-39 10 PC-6 5 L-39 4
Combat helicopter Transport G115 74 SF-260 4 TBM 700 8 Abkhazian Air Force
AW101 13 727 1 K-8 120 Ethiopian Army Aviation Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered
H125M/AS350 12 737 1 L-39/59 49 Type Active Ordered H215M/AS532 25 Combat helicopter
Lynx 90 6 C-130B/H/L-100 3 Mirage 5DD 6 Transport H225M 8 Mi-8 2
S-70/MH-60R 3 6 C295 3 Mirage 2000BM 4 DHC-6 2 NH90 (TTH) 18 56 Mi-24 2
Training aircraft/helicopters DHC-6 3 EL SALVADOR Combat helicopter SA330 89 Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B 10 King Air 350 1 Salvadoran Air Force UH-1H 8 SA341/342 175 L-39 5
DJIBOUTI Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered FINLAND Tiger 49 37 GERMANY
Djibouti Air Force Bell 206 8 Combat aircraft Finnish Air Force Training aircraft/helicopters German Air Force
Type Active Ordered DA20 11 A-37 15 Type Active Ordered AS555 17 Type Active Ordered
Transport EMB-314 17 Transport Combat aircraft H120 (Helidax) 37 Combat aircraft
Cessna 208 1 T-34 9 Arava 3 F-18C 54 SA330 1 Eurofighter 92 11
L-410 1 Ecuadorian Army Aviation BT-67 1 Special mission SA341/342 18 Tornado IDS 87
MA60 1 Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter C295 (EW) 1 French Navy Special mission
Short 330 (C-23) 2* Transport Bell 412 4 F27 (EW) 1 Type Active Ordered Tornado ECR (EW) 28
Y-12 2 Arava 2 Hughes 269 5 Transport Combat aircraft Tanker
Combat helicopter C212 1 MD500 8 C295 2 Rafale M 37 3 A310 4
AS355 1 CN325 2 UH-1H/M 13 Learjet 35 3 Special mission Transport
Mi-8 2 King Air 200 1 Training aircraft/helicopters PC-12NG 6 ATL-2 (MPA) 22 A310 1
Mi-24 2 Combat helicopter T-35 3 Training aircraft/helicopters E-2C (AEW) 3 A400M 5 48
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC H125M/AS350/550 8 1 EQUATORIAL GUINEA F-18D 7 Falcon 20/200 (MPA) 5 C160 65
Dominican Republic Air Force H215M/AS332 3 Equatorial Guinea Air Force G115 28* Falcon 50 (MPA) 8 Combat helicopter
Type Active Ordered Mi-171 8 Type Active Ordered Hawk 51/A/66 43 Transport CH-53G/GA/GS 81
Combat aircraft SA315 2 Combat aircraft M-290TP 9 EMB-121 10 Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-314 8 SA330 1 Su-25 4 Finnish Army Falcon 10/100 6 Eurofighter 24 1

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Tornado IDS 7 UH-1H 66 An-26 4 Transport Combat helicopter AH-1J 12
German Army Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter BN-2 1 AS365 3 8 Bell 206 3
Type Active Ordered Hughes 269 19 H125M/AS350 2 US-2 12* Bell 412 3 Bell 214 22
Combat helicopter Hellenic Navy Mi-8/17 14 Combat helicopter BO105 8 CH-47C 38
BO105 37 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Dhruv ALH 8 16 H120 2 Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
H145M (Kommando Spezialkrafte) 4 11 Combat helicopter Gripen D 2 Ka-28 14 4 H215M/AS332 1 Type Active Ordered
NH90 (TTH) 47 25 Bell 212 7 INDIA S-61/H/UH-3H 8 Training aircraft/helicopters Special mission
SE313 1 S-70 11 Indian Air Force S-70 16* H120 2 F27 (MPA) 2
Tiger 47 8 GUATEMALA Type Active Ordered SA316/319 33 8 IRAN Falcon 20 (SAR) 1
UH-1D 115 Guatemalan Air Force Combat aircraft Sea King 42 25 Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force Transport
Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered Jaguar M/S 130 Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered F27 1
H135 14 Combat aircraft MiG-21 245 Hawk 132 15 2 Combat aircraft Combat helicopter
German Navy A-37 3 MiG-27 84 HJT-16 Kiran 20 F-4D/E/RF-4E 42 Bell 212 8
Type Active Ordered PC-7 1 MiG-29 66 INDONESIA F-5E/Saegheh 25 Mi-171 5
Special mission Transport Mirage 2000H/I 45 Indonesian Air Force F-7 17 RH-53D 6
Dornier 228/NG (MPA, Recce) 2 Arava 1 Rafale B/C 36 Type Active Ordered F-14 24 S-61/ASH-3D 8
P-3C (MPA) 8 BT-67 3 Su-30MKI 200 53 Combat aircraft MiG-29 20 Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Combat helicopter Cessna 208 1 T-50 (Sukhoi) 144* EMB-314 15 Mirage F1 9 Type Active Ordered
Lynx 88 6 F27 1 Tejas LCA 3 117 F-5E 6 Su-24 23 Combat aircraft
NH90 (NFH) 18 King Air 90/200 2 Special mission F-16A/C 17 7 Special mission Su-25 9
Sea King 41 (SAR) 21 Combat helicopter 707 (Recce) 1 Hawk 209 24 707 (EW) 2 Transport
Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 205 1 ERJ-145 (AEW) 1 Su-27/30/35 16 10* F27 (MPA) 1 An-74 8
H135 2 Bell 206 1 G100/1125 Astra (Recce) 2 Special mission P-3F (MPA) 5 Falcon 20 2
GHANA Bell 212/412 3 Gulfstream III (EW) 3 737 (MPA) 3 Tanker Il-76 3
Ghana Air Force UH-1H 14 Global 5000 (ELINT) 2 Be-200 (Firefighting) 4* 707 2 Y-12 8
Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Il-76 (A50E) (AEW) 3 2 CN325 (MPA) 2 747 3 Combat helicopter
Special mission T-35 4 Tanker Transport Transport Mi-171 17
DA42 (Recce) 2 GUINEA A330 MRTT 2* 737 1 707 2 Training aircraft/helicopters
Transport Guinea Air Force Il-78 7 C-130B/H/L-100 21 747 4 EMB-312 15
C295 3 Type Active Ordered Transport C212/NC212i 9 4* C-130E/H 30 IRAQ
F27 1 Combat aircraft An-32 104 C295/CN325 15 2 F27 9 Iraqi Air Force
Y-12 2* MiG-21 3 C-17 10 PC-6 2 Il-76 5 Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter Combat helicopter C-130J 5 6+1* Combat helicopter PC-6 13 Combat aircraft
AW109 2 H125M/AS350 1 C295 56* BO105 4 Combat helicopter AT-6C 24*
Bell 412 1 Mi-17 2 Dornier 228 40 14 H225M 2 2+10* Bell 206 2 Cessna AC-208 2
Mi-8/17/171 7 6 Mi-24/25 3 HS 748 57 SA330 11 Bell 212 2 F-16C/IQ 13 10
Mi-35 1+3* SA330 1 Il-76 15 Training aircraft/helicopters CH-47C 2 L-159A 8 10+7*
Z-9 4 SA342 1 Combat helicopter F-5F 3 Training aircraft/helicopters Su-25 21
Training aircraft/helicopters GUYANA AH-64E 22 F-16B/D 7 1 Bell 206 1 Special mission
DA42 1 Guyana Defence Force CH-47F 15 G120TP 18 F-5B/F/Simorgh 21 Cessna 208 (Recce) 3
EMB-314 9* Type Active Ordered Dhruv ALH 62 49 H120 10 FT-7 3 CH2000 (Recce) 7
K-8 4 Transport Ka-226 64* Hawk 109 7 Mirage F1 4 King Air 350 (Recce) 6 1
GREECE Skyvan 1 Light Combat Helicopter 65 KT-1/B 14 2 PC-7 35 SB7L-360 (Recce) 2
Hellenic Air Force Y-12 1 Mi-8/17 259 48* SF-260 18 Islamic Republic of Iran Army Transport
Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-24/25/35 16 T-34 15 Type Active Ordered An-32 6
Combat aircraft Bell 206 2 Mi-26 3 T-50 15 Transport An-178 3
F/RF-4E 49 Bell 412 1 SA315 15 1 Indonesian Army F27 2 C-130E 3
F-16C 115 HONDURAS SA316/319 77 Type Active Ordered Turbo Commander 1 C-130J 6
Mirage 2000EG 17 Honduran Air Force Training aircraft/helicopters Transport Combat helicopter DHC-6 2
Mirage 2000-5/Mk II 25 Type Active Ordered Hawk 132 90 14+20* BN-2 1
Special mission Combat aircraft HJT-16 Kiran 81 C212 6
C-130H (EW) 2 A-37 9 HTT-40 68 Premier I 1
CL-215 (Firefighting) 11 EMB-314 2* Jaguar T 30 Turbo Commander 1
CL-415 (Firefighting) 6 F-5E 3 Mirage 2000TH/TI 12 Combat helicopter
CL-415 (SAR) 1 Special mission PC-7 Mk II 75 AH-64E 8
ERJ-145 (AEW) 4 King Air 200 (MPA) 1 Indian Army Aviation AS355 6
Transport Transport Type Active Ordered Bell 205 10
C-27J 8 Arava 1 Combat helicopter Bell 412 41
C-130B/H 12 C-130A 1 Dhruv ALH 100 124 BO105 20
Combat helicopter Cessna 208 2 1 Ka-226 133* H125M/AS350 1 5
Bell 205 12 L-410 3 1 SA315 28 18 Hughes 269 14
H215M/AS332 12 Turbo Commander 2 SA316 4 Mi-8/17 11 6
Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter Light Combat Helicopter 114 Mi-24 5
F-16D 40 Bell 412 3 Indian Navy SA316 7
Mirage 2000BG 2 H125M/AS350 1 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters
T-2C/E 40 UH-1H 5 Combat aircraft H120 2
T-6A 45 Training aircraft/helicopters MiG-29 33 12 Indonesian Navy
Hellenic Army Aviation EMB-312 3 3* Tejas LCA 8 Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered F-5F 1 Special mission Special mission
Combat helicopter HUNGARY 737 (P-8I) (MPA) 8 12* C212 (MPA) 6
AH-64A/D 29 Hungarian Air Force BN-2 (MPA) 11 CN325 (MPA) 3 2+3*
Bell 205 27 Type Active Ordered Dornier 228 (MPA) 25 12* Nomad (MPA) 28

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Bell 206 11 Combat aircraft Il-18 (MPA) 5 Transport
CH-47D/SD 18 7 Gripen C 11 Ka-31 (AEW) 14 C212 9 1
NH90 (TTH) 11 9 Transport Tu-142 (MPA) 8 Nomad 1 After a lengthy wait, India has confirmed a production order for 36 Rafale multirole fighters

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King Air 350 1 KC-767 4 H215M/AS332 10 L-100 3
PC-12 4 Transport MD530/AH-6i 7 18* Combat helicopter
Combat helicopter C-1 22 Mi-26 4 AH-64D 16
Bell 412 12* C-2 1 19 S-70/UH-60L 10 H215M/AS332 5
SA342 6 C-130H 14 UH-1H 36 H225M 30
Training aircraft/helicopters Gulfstream IV 5 Training aircraft/helicopters S-92 2
Bell 206 10 YS-11 2 C-101 13 SA330 6
Cessna 208 3 Combat helicopter F-16B 13 SA342 14
F-16D/IQ 7 5 CH-47J 17 G120TP 10 Training aircraft/helicopters
L-159T 2* S-70/UH-60J 41 3+32* PC-21 8 Eurofighter 6
Lasta 20 Training aircraft/helicopters R44 8 F/A-18D 7
T-6A 15 Beechjet 400 13 T67M260 24 F/A-18F 8*
T-50 6 18 F-2B 19 Jordanian Special Operations Command Hawk 9
Iraqi Army Aviation Command F-15DJ 45 Type Active Ordered Tucano T52 12
Type Active Ordered F-35A 1 Special mission KYRGYZSTAN
Combat helicopter T-3 48 AC235 2 Kyrgyz Air Force
Bell 407 25 T-4 201 KAZAKHSTAN Type Active Ordered
H135M/EC635 25 YS-11 2 Kazakhstan Air Force Combat helicopter
Mi-8/171 42 Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Type Active Ordered Mi-8 4
Mi-28 17 19* Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Mi-24 2
Mi-35 15 8+12* Transport MiG-23 3 LAOS
OH-58 8 King Air 350 7 MiG-27 12 Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force
UH-1H 15 Combat helicopter MiG-29 39 Type Active Ordered
Italian air force

Training aircraft/helicopters AH-1S 71 MiG-31 32 Transport
Bell 407 3 AH-64D 11 2 Su-24 25 An-26 1
OH-58 1 Bell 412 (UH-X) 150* Su-25 14 MA60 2
IRELAND In February 2016, Italian-assembled AL-1 became the first F-35 to cross the Atlantic CH-47J/JA 62 4 Su-27/30 17 32* Combat helicopter
Irish Air Corps MD500 98 Transport Ka-32 2
Type Active Ordered AMX 35 AV-8B+ 14 MV-22 9+8* An-12 1 Mi-17 11
Special mission Eurofighter 64 18 F-35B 15* OH-1 37 112* An-24/26 5 Mi-26 1
BN-2 (Recce) 1 F-35A/B 1 4+67* Special mission S-70/UH-60JA 37 An-72 1 UH-1H 4
CN325 (MPA) 2 Tornado IDS 62 AW101 (AEW) 4 UH-1H 130 C295 5 3* Z-9 4
Combat helicopter Special mission Transport Training aircraft/helicopters Tu-154 1 LATVIA
AW139 6 ATL-1 (MPA) 4 P180 3 Enstrom 480 30 Combat helicopter Latvian Air Force
H135 2 Gulfstream III (Recce) 1 Combat helicopter Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force H145 1 20* Type Active Ordered
Training aircraft/helicopters Gulfstream G550 (AEW) 2 AW101 15 Type Active Ordered H225M 20* Combat helicopter
PC-9 7 Tornado ECR (EW) 6 Bell 212 37 Special mission Mi-8/17 46 Mi-17 (SAR) 4
ISRAEL Tanker NH90 (NFH) 19 27 EP-3 (EW) 4 Mi-24/35 18 8 LEBANON
Israel Air and Space Force KC-130J 3 S-61/ASH-3D/H 7 Learjet 36 (Recce) 4 Mi-26 2 Lebanese Air Force
Type Active Ordered KC-767 4 Training aircraft/helicopters OP-3C (Recce) 4 Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft Transport TAV-8 1 P-1 (MPA) 8 2+60* L-39 17 Combat aircraft
F-15A/C/I 67 C-27J 11 IVORY COAST P-3C (MPA) 78 Yak-130 4 Cessna AC208 2 1
F-16C/I 176 C-130J 16 Ivory Coast Air Force US-1 (SAR) 2 KENYA EMB-314 6
F-35I 9+41* P180 17 Type Active Ordered US-2 (SAR) 4 Kenya Air Force Hunter 70 3
Special mission Combat helicopter Combat helicopter Transport Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter
707 (AEW) 1 AW101 5 7 AS365 1 C-130R 5 Combat aircraft S-61 3
1124 Westwind (MPA) 3 AW139 15 SA316/319 2 King Air 90 5 F-5E 17 SA330 11
Gulfstream G550 (AEW) 2 Bell 212 32 SA330 1 UP-3C/D 3 Special mission SA342 7
Gulfstream G550 (SIGINT) 3 MD500 2 Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter Cessna 208 (Recce) 1 UH-1H 29
King Air 200 (Recce) 25 Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet 1 AW101 9 5 Transport Training aircraft/helicopters
Tanker AMX-T 11 JAMAICA MH-53E 7 Dash 8 3 Bulldog 3
707 9 Eurofighter 12 Jamaica Defence Force S-70/SH-60J/K/UH-60J 117 2* DHC-5 5 Hunter T66 1
KC-130H 4 F-35A 3 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Y-12 11 R44 4
Transport M-346 (T-346A) 5 13 Combat helicopter H135 15 Combat helicopter LESOTHO
C-130E/H 12 MB-339 72 Bell 206 2 King Air 90 27 MD500 40 Lesotho Defence Force
C-130J 4 3* MD500 44 Bell 407 3 MD500 7 Mi-171 2 Type Active Ordered
King Air 200 2 P2006T 3 Bell 412 2 T-3 39 SA330 13 Transport
Combat helicopter SF-260 30 Training aircraft/helicopters JORDAN UH-1H 5 C212 2
AH-64A/D 48 Tornado IDS 8 DA40 2 Royal Jordanian Air Force Z-9 6 Combat helicopter
AS565 5 Italian Army JAPAN Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 412 3
Bell 206 1 Type Active Ordered Japan Air Self-Defence Force Combat aircraft Bulldog 11 BO105 1
CH-53 23 Transport Type Active Ordered AT-802I 6 F-5F 4 H135 1
S-70/UH-60A/SH-60F 48 8* Dornier 228 3 Combat aircraft F-16A 46 G120A 6 LIBYA
Training aircraft/helicopters P180 3 F-2A 62 Special mission Tucano T51 12 Libyan Air Force
F-15B/D 25 Combat helicopter F/RF-4EJ 71 AT-802 (Recce) 4 KUWAIT Type Active Ordered
F-16A/B/D 107 AW109 15 F-15J 155 Transport Kuwait Air Force Combat aircraft
G120 (Elbit Systems) 17 AW129 59 F-35A 5+36* An-28 2 Type Active Ordered MiG-21 13
King Air 200 2 Bell 205 59 Special mission C-130E/H 7 Combat aircraft MiG-23 5
M-346 Lavi (TOR Systems) 30 Bell 206 32 767 (AEW) 4 C212 1 Eurofighter 22 Mirage F1 2
OH-58 18 Bell 212/412 30 C-1 (EW) 1 C295 2 F/A-18C 27 Su-22 1
T-6A 20 CH-47C/F 22 8 E-2C/D (AEW) 13 2+2* Cessna 208 6 F/A-18E 32* Su-24 2
ITALY NH90 (TTH) 33 26 Hawker 800 (SAR) 27 Combat helicopter Tanker Transport
Italian Air Force Italian Navy YS-11 (EW) 4 AH-1E/F 47 KC-130J 3 5* An-24/26 2
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered Tanker H125M/AS350 7 Transport An-30/32 1
Combat aircraft Combat aircraft KC-130H 1 H135M/EC635 9 C-17 2 An-72 1

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Royal Malaysian Air Force Transport MOLDOVA Bell 206 17 PC-7 16
Type Active Ordered BT-67 1 Moldovan Air Force F-5F 4 PC-9 10
Combat aircraft Cessna 441 1 Type Active Ordered F-16D 8 Yak-130 12
F/A-18D 8 PC-6 1 Transport King Air 100 4 United Wa State Army
Hawk 208 13 Y-12 1 An-26 1 T-6C 24 Type Active Ordered
MiG-29 10 Combat helicopter Transnistrian Air Force Royal Moroccan Navy Combat helicopter
Su-30 18 AW109 2 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered Mi-17 5
Special mission Z-9 2 Combat helicopter Combat helicopter NAMIBIA
King Air 200 (MPA) 4 Training aircraft/helicopters Mi-2 1 AS565 3 Namibian Air Force
Tanker EMB-312 5 Mi-8 1 MOZAMBIQUE Type Active Ordered
KC-130H 4 SF-260 4 MONGOLIA Mozambique Air Force Combat aircraft
Transport MEXICO Mongolian Air Force Type Active Ordered F-7 6

Eric Raz/Airbus Helicopters
A400M 3 1 Mexican Air Force Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Transport
C-130H 10 Type Active Ordered Transport MiG-21 8 An-26 1
CN325 6 Combat aircraft An-26 3 Transport Y-12 2
Combat helicopter PC-7 35 Combat helicopter An-26 1 Combat helicopter
H225M 12 Special mission Mi-8/171 6 Combat helicopter Mi-8 2
S-61 25 Citation I (Recce) 2 MONTENEGRO Mi-8 3 Mi-24 2
Mexico’s navy received its first AS565 MBe S-70 6 ERJ-145 (AEW) 1 Montenegro Army Mi-25 2 SA315 1
SA316 15 ERJ-145 (MPA) 2 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters SA316 3
C-130/L-100 3 2* Training aircraft/helicopters King Air 350 (Recce) 1 Combat helicopter L-39 1 Training aircraft/helicopters
Combat helicopter H120 5 Merlin IV/Metro (Recce) 3 SA341/342 5 MYANMAR FT-7 2
AW139 1 Hawk 108 6 Transport MOROCCO Myanmar Air Force K-8 12
CH-47C 3 King Air 350 2 737 2 1 Royal Moroccan Air Force Type Active Ordered NATO
Mi-2 4 MB-339 7 C-27J 4 Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft NATO
Mi-8 7 PC-7/Mk II 53 C-130E/K/L-100 7 Combat aircraft A-5 21 Type Active Ordered
Mi-14 3 Malaysian Army Air Corps C-130J 2* F-5E 22 F-6 1 Special mission
Mi-24 8 Type Active Ordered C295 8 2* F-16C 15 F-7 24 707 (E-3A) (AEW) 16
Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter King Air 90/300/350 7 Mirage F1 9 MiG-29 31 Tanker
G-2 14 AW109 11 PC-6 3 Special mission Transport A330 MRTT (European Defence Agency) 2*
L-39 10 MD530 6 Turbo Commander 3 CL-415 (Firefighting) 5 ATR 42 1 Transport
SF-260 39 S-61 2 Combat helicopter Falcon 20 (EW) 2 Beech 1900 5 C-17 (Strategic Airlift Consortium) 3
Libya Dawn Royal Malaysian Navy Bell 206 20 King Air 200 (Recce) 1 F27 2 NEPAL
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered Bell 212/412 31 Tanker FH-227 2 Nepal Army Air Wing
Combat aircraft Combat helicopter Bell 407 15 KC-130H 2 PC-6 5 Type Active Ordered
MiG-25 2 AS555 6 H225M 11 6 Transport Y-8 6 Transport
LITHUANIA Super Lynx 100 6 MD530 14 C-27J 4 Y-12 2 An-28 2
Lithuanian Air Force MALDIVES Mi-8/17 28 C-130H 14 Combat helicopter BN-2 1
Type Active Ordered Maldives National Defence Force S-70/UH-60M 9 31 CN325 6 Bell 205 14 HS 748 1
Combat aircraft Type Active Ordered UH-1H 1 King Air 200/300/350 7 Mi-2 21 Combat helicopter
L-39 1 Combat helicopter Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 12 Dhruv ALH 4
Transport Dhruv ALH 2 Bell 206 11 Bell 205 47 Mi-24 9 H125M/AS350 1
C-27J 3 MALI G120TP 25 Bell 206 5 SA316/SE3160 13 Mi-8/17 6
L-410 1 Mali Air Force PC-7 31 Bell 212 4 W-3 12 SA315 2
Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered PC-9 1 CH-47D 3 Training aircraft/helicopters SA316/319 4
AS365 (SAR) 3 Combat aircraft SF-260 25 SA330 26 FT-7 6 SA330 1
Mi-8 2 MiG-21 9 T-6C+ 34 14 SA342 23 G-4 4 NETHERLANDS
LUXEMBOURG Special mission Mexican Navy Training aircraft/helicopters G120TP 20 Royal Netherlands Air Force
Luxembourg Air Force F406 Caravan II (MPA) 3* Type Active Ordered Alpha Jet 23 K-8 12 50 Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered Transport Special mission Combat aircraft
Transport BN-2 1 C212 (MPA) 8 F-16A 61
A400M 1 C295 1 CN325 (MPA) 6 1* F-35A 35*
MACEDONIA Combat helicopter Transport Special mission
Macedonian Air Force Mi-24 3 C295 6 Learjet 36 (Recce) 1
Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Dash 8 1 Tanker
Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-314 6 King Air 350 7 1 KDC-10 2
Bell 206 4 SF-260 1 Turbo Commander 4 Transport
Macedonian Army MALTA Combat helicopter C-130H 3
Type Active Ordered Armed Forces of Malta Air Wing AS555 2 Training aircraft/helicopters
Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered AS565 4 9 F-16B 8
Mi-8/17 6 Special mission BO105 5 F-35A 2
Mi-24 4 BN-2 (MPA) 1 H225M 3 PC-7 13
UH-1H 2 King Air 200 (MPA) 2 1 MD500/900 5 Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command
MALAWI Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 25 Type Active Ordered
Malawi Defence Force Air Wing AW139 3 S-70/UH-60M 9 Combat helicopter
Type Active Ordered SA316 3 Training aircraft/helicopters AH-64D 28
Transport MAURITANIA Hughes 269 4 CH-47D/F 17 12+5*
Dornier 228 3 Mauritanian Air Force Lancair Super ES 1 H215M/AS532 12
Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered Legacy 2000 2 NH90 (NFH) 17

Airbus Defence & Space
AS355 1 Combat aircraft M-290TP 5 NEW ZEALAND
H125M/AS350/550 2 EMB-314 2 2 MD500 3 Royal New Zealand Air Force
H215M/AS532 1 Special mission R22 1 Type Active Ordered
SA330 2 BN-2 (MPA) 3 R44 1 Special mission
SA341 4 Cessna 208 (MPA) 2 1 Schweizer 333 10 P-3K (MPA) 6
MALAYSIA PA-31T (MPA) 2 T-6C+ 6 Luxembourg and the Netherlands are lead NATO partners for a pooled fleet of A330 tankers Transport

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757 2 Cessna 208 6 PERU F60 (MPA) 2
C-130H 4 Challenger 605 1 Peruvian Air Force King Air 200 (MPA) 3
Combat helicopter Citation Bravo 1 Type Active Ordered Transport
AW109 5 King Air 350 3 Combat aircraft An-32 2
NH90 (TTH) 8 Turbo Commander 2 A-37 24 DHC-6 3
SH-2G 8 Y-12 4 MiG-29 19 F50 2
Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter Mirage 2000P 9 F60 2
King Air 200 4 AH-1F 48 Su-25 18 Combat helicopter
T-6C 11 AH-1Z 24 Special mission Bell 206 1
NICARAGUA AW139 1 3 Learjet 36 (Recce) 1 Bell 212 2
Nicaraguan Air Force Bell 206 19 Merlin IV/Metro (Recce) 2 Mi-8/171 2 5*
Type Active Ordered Bell 412 32 2 Transport S-61/UH-3H 5
Transport H125M/AS550 22 4 737 1 Training aircraft/helicopters
An-26 2 Mi-8/17/171 48 An-32 3 Enstrom F-28 4
King Air 90 1 Mi-24 4 C-27J 3 1 T-34 2

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Combat helicopter SA315 18 DHC-6 15 PHILIPPINES
Bell 206 1 SA316 14 L-100 2 Philippine Air Force
MD500 2 SA330 45 Merlin IV/Metro 1 Type Active Ordered
Mi-17/171 12 UH-1H 1 PC-6 1 Combat aircraft
Training aircraft/helicopters North Korea put the best of its air power on show during spectacular Wonsan air festival Z-10 3 17* Combat helicopter OV-10 8
R44 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 212/412 3 T-50PH 2 10
NIGER MiG-21 26 Bell 206 4 Hughes 269 12 BO105 2 Transport
Niger Air Force MiG-23 56 H215M/AS332 2 Pakistan Navy Mi-8/17/171 11 8* BN-2 1
Type Active Ordered MiG-29 35 NH90 (TTH) 17 2 Type Active Ordered Mi-24 16 C-130B/H/T 5
Combat aircraft Su-7 18 SA330 2 Special mission Training aircraft/helicopters C295 3
Su-25 2 Su-25 34 Super Lynx 120 15 F27 (MPA) 7 CH2000 6 F27 1
Special mission Transport Training aircraft/helicopters Hawker 850 (Recce) 1 EMB-312 17 F28 1
Cessna 208 (Recce) 2 An-24 1 Bell 429 5 P-3C (MPA) 6 Hughes 269 6 NC212i 2
DA42 (Recce) 2 Combat helicopter Eurofighter 3 Transport KT-1P 11 9 Nomad 22 1
Transport MD500 84 F-16D 6 ATR 72 1 MB-339 5 Turbo Commander 1
C-130H 1 Mi-2 45 Hawk 103/A/166 4 8 Combat helicopter Mirage 2000DP 2 Combat helicopter
Cessna 208 2 Mi-8 41 PC-9 12 Mi-14 2 Peruvian Army AW109 8
Dornier 228 1 Mi-14 8 PAKISTAN SA316/319 7 Type Active Ordered Bell 205 8
Combat helicopter Mi-24 20 Pakistan Air Force Sea King 45 6 Transport Bell 212/412 7
Mi-17 3 Mi-26 4 Type Active Ordered Z-9 6 An-32 3 H125M 4
Mi-24 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Combat aircraft PANAMA Beech 1900 1 MD500 25
SA342 3 FT-2 30 F-7 139 National Aeronaval Service of Panama Cessna 208 1 S-76 (SAR) 9
NIGERIA FT-5 135 F-16A/C 45 2* Type Active Ordered Citation XLS 1 UH-1D/H 28
Nigerian Air Force MiG-15 4 JF-17 48 50+50* Transport DHC-6 3* W-3 7
Type Active Ordered NORWAY Mirage IIIEP/OF/RP 69 C212 3 King Air 350 1 Training aircraft/helicopters
Combat aircraft Royal Norwegian Air Force Mirage 5EF/F/PA 90 Cessna 208 3 Combat helicopter S-211 3
Alpha Jet 9 Type Active Ordered Special mission DHC-6 1 AW109 2 SF-260 19
F-7 9 Combat aircraft Falcon 20 (EW) 2 Combat helicopter Mi-8/17/171 46 Philippine Army
Special mission F-16A 46 King Air 350 (Recce) 2 AW109 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered
ATR 42 (MPA) 2 F-35A 6+42* Saab 2000 (AEW) 4 AW139 5 Enstrom F-28/280 6 Combat helicopter
Transport Special mission Y-8 (ZDK-03) (AEW) 4 Bell 205 1 R44 1 Bell 412 5
C-130H 3 737 (P-8A) (MPA) 5* Tanker Bell 212/412 5 Peruvian Navy Philippine Naval Aviation
Dornier 128 11 Falcon 20 (EW) 2 Il-78 4 Bell 407 1 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
Dornier 228 5 P-3C/N (MPA) 6 Transport H145 1 Special mission Transport
G222 2 Transport C-130B/E/L-100 16 MD500 1
King Air 350 3 C-130J 3 1* CN325 3 Training aircraft/helicopters
Combat helicopter Combat helicopter Saab 2000 2 T-35 4
AW139 2 AW101 16 Y-12 3 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
H215M/AS332 5 Bell 412 18 Combat helicopter Papua New Guinea Defence Force
Mi-17/171 5 6 NH90 (TTH) 6 8 AH-1F 1 Type Active Ordered
Mi-24/35 9 6 Sea King 43 11 Bell 205 5 Transport
Training aircraft/helicopters Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 412 1 Arava 3
Alpha Jet 2 F-16B 10 Mi-171 6 CN325 2
AW109 13 F-35A 4 SA330 1 P-750 4
FT-7 2 OMAN SE3160 10 PARAGUAY
L-39 17 Royal Air Force of Oman Training aircraft/helicopters Paraguayan Air Force
MB-339 6 Type Active Ordered F-16D 31 6* Type Active Ordered
Nigerian Navy Combat aircraft FT-5 25 Transport
Type Active Ordered Eurofighter 9 FT-6 9 C212 4
Combat helicopter F-16C 17 FT-7 9 Cessna 208 2
AW109 4 Hawk 203 10 K-8 38 Combat helicopter
Bell 206 1 Special mission Mirage IIIBE/D/DP 18 H125M/AS350 1
NORTH KOREA C295 (MPA) 4 Mirage 5DPA2 2 UH-1H 8
Korean People's Army Air Force Skyvan (MPA) 3 SA316 8 Training aircraft/helicopters
Type Active Ordered Transport T-37 38 24 EMB-312 6

Romanian air force
Combat aircraft C-130H 3 Pakistan Army T-35 9
F-5 (Shenyang) 106 C-130J 3 Type Active Ordered Paraguayan Navy
F-6 97 C295 4 Special mission Type Active Ordered
F-7 120 Combat helicopter King Air 350 (Recce) 2 Combat helicopter
H-5 80 Bell 205 5 Transport H125M/AS350 1 Romania has joined the F-16 operators club – our data shows 26 nations fly the type

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BN-2 6 Alpha Jet 6 An-148 7 8
Combat helicopter F-15QA 72* Il-18 4
AW109 5 Mirage 2000-5EDA 9 Il-76 93 36+9*
AW159 2 Rafale C 18 Il-96 10*
SE313 1 Special mission Il-112 35*
POLAND 737 (AEW) 3* L-410 24
Polish Air Force Tanker Medium Transport Aircraft 100*
Type Active Ordered A330 MRTT 2* Tu-134 5
Combat aircraft Transport Tu-154 3
F-16C 36 C-17 8 Combat helicopter
MiG-29 31 C-130J 4 AS355 2

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Su-22 32 Combat helicopter H125M/AS350 3
Transport AH-64E 24 Ka-27 7
An-28 24 AW139 19 Ka-52 83 73+25*
C-130E 5 NH90 (NFH/TTH) 22 Ka-62 16+84*
C295 16 SA342 13 Ka-226 36

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Combat helicopter Sea King 11 Mi-8/17 684 80
Mi-2 17 Training aircraft/helicopters Mi-24/35 325
Mi-8/17 12 Mirage 2000-5DDA 4 Mi-26 41 3+18*
W-3 17 PC-21 24 Mi-28 82 12
Training aircraft/helicopters Rafale B 6 Mi-38 3*
Cabri G2 4 ROMANIA Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D 12 Romanian Air Force Ansat 38 2

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PZL-130 18 Combat aircraft Mi-2 26
SW-4 24 F-16A 5 4 Mi-28 24+36*

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Mi-2 44 C-27J 7 Type Active Ordered
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Mi-24 29 Combat helicopter MiG-29 14 10
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Ka-31 (AEW)
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Mi-14 9 Combat aircraft Transport
SH-2G 4 MiG-29 256 12+37* An-12 2
W-3 7 MiG-31 135 An-24/26 26

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Su-25
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197
An-72
An-140
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Special mission Tu-22M 69 Tu-154 1
C295 (MPA) 5 Tu-95 42 Combat helicopter
P-3C (MPA) 5 Tu-160 16 50* Ka-27 83
Transport Special mission Ka-28 2
C-130H 4 An-12 (Recce) 5 Ka-29 3
C295 7 An-26 (Recce) 1 Mi-8 9
KC-390 6* An-30 (Recce) 14 Training aircraft/helicopters
Combat helicopter Il-20/22 (Recce) 25 Il-18 1
AW101 12 Il-76 (A50) (AEW) 14 Tu-134 4
SA316 8 Il-76 (Recce) 1 Yak-130 5+5*
Training aircraft/helicopters Il-86 (Command Post) 4 RWANDA
Alpha Jet 10 Tu-134 (Recce) 1 Rwandan Air Force
F-16B 6 Tu-204 (EW) 4 Type Active Ordered
TB 30 11 Tanker Combat helicopter
Portuguese Navy Il-78 19 31* Mi-8/17 12
Type Active Ordered Transport Mi-24 5
Combat helicopter An-12 56 SA342 4
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QATAR An-26 103 Royal Saudi Air Force
Qatar Emiri Air Force An-72 26 Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered An-124 3 Combat aircraft
Combat aircraft An-140 3 1 Eurofighter 48 6

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F-15C/S/SA 129 84 Type Active Ordered Transport Transport
Tornado IDS 81 Combat aircraft L-410 1 An-32 4
Special mission J-22 17 PC-6 2 C-130K 2
707 (E-3A) (AEW) 6 MiG-21 20 Combat helicopter Y-12 9
707 (RE-3A) (SIGINT) MiG-29 4 6* Bell 412 8 Combat helicopter
King Air 350 (EW) 2 3* Transport H215M/AS332 4 Bell 206 4
Saab 2000 (AEW) 2 An-26 2 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 212/412 13
Tanker PA-34 1 Bell 206 4 Mi-8/17/171 15
707 (KE-3A) 7 Combat helicopter PC-9 9 Mi-24/35 9
A330 MRTT 4 Mi-8/17 9 SOUTH AFRICA Training aircraft/helicopters
KC-130H 7 SA341/342 30 South African Air Force FT-7 1
KC-130J 2 3* Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered K-8 5 2*
Transport G-2 1 Combat aircraft Sri Lankan Navy
An-132 6* G-4 23 Gripen C 17 Type Active Ordered
An-178 30* Lasta 95 14 Special mission Combat helicopter
C/VC-130H 33 SEYCHELLES Cessna 208 (EW) 1 Mi-171 4
C-130J 20* Seychelles Air Force DC-3 (EW) 1 SUDAN
Citation Bravo 4 Type Active Ordered DC-3 (MPA) 5 Sudan Air Force
CN325 2 Special mission Transport Type Active Ordered

Airbus Helicopters
Gulfstream IV 1 DHC-6 1 C-130B 6 Combat aircraft
Jetstream 31 1 Dornier 228 1 C212 3 A-5 20
King Air 350 10 Transport Cessna 208 7 F-6 8
Combat helicopter Y-12 1 DC-3 3 The Swedish armed forces helicopter wing has received its first maritime-configured NH90 F-7 20
Bell 212/412 36 SIERRA LEONE King Air 200/300 4 MiG-21 4
H215M/AS332 11 Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces PC-12 1 MiG-23 3
S-70/UH-60L 2 Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Combat helicopter C212 10 MiG-29 11
Training aircraft/helicopters Combat helicopter AW109 27 AH-1J/S 77 C295/CN325 21 Su-24 3
Eurofighter 18 Mi-17 2 BK117 6 AH-64E 4 32 Citation V 3 Su-25 15
F-15D 21 Mi-24 2 Oryx 46 BO105 12 King Air 90 3 Transport
Hawk 65/A/165 57 32 SA319 1 Rooivalk 12 CH/HH-47D 37 Combat helicopter An-12 7
PC-9 48 SINGAPORE Training aircraft/helicopters MD500 252 H215M/AS332 11 An-26 6
PC-21 55 Republic of Singapore Air Force Gripen D 9 S-70/UH-60L/P 69 S-76 2 An-30/32 5
SR22 25 Type Active Ordered Hawk 120 23 Surion KUH-1 62 30+153* SA330 6 C-130H 1
Royal Saudi Land Forces Combat aircraft PC-7 Mk II 56 UH-1H 76 Training aircraft/helicopters DHC-5 1
Type Active Ordered F-15SG 32 8* South African Navy Republic of Korea Marine Corps C-101 65 Il-76 1
Combat helicopter F-16C/D 60 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered EF-18BM 12 Combat helicopter
AH-64A/D/E 18 29 Special mission Combat helicopter Combat helicopter Eurofighter 11 Bell 205 2
MD530 12 F50 (MPA) 5 Super Lynx 300 4 Surion KUH-1 40* F-5M 19 Bell 212 3
OH-58 15 Gulfstream G550 (AEW) 4 SOUTH KOREA Republic of Korea Navy H120 15 Mi-2 1
S-70/UH-60L/M 43 48* Tanker Republic of Korea Air Force Type Active Ordered S-76 6 Mi-8/17/171 23
Training aircraft/helicopters A330 MRTT 5 Type Active Ordered Special mission T-35 35 Mi-24/35 41
Schweizer 330 19 KC-130B/H 5 Combat aircraft P-3C/CK (MPA) 16 Spanish Army Training aircraft/helicopters
Royal Saudi Navy KC-135R 4 F-4E 71 S-3 (MPA) 12* Type Active Ordered K-8 6
Type Active Ordered Transport F-5E 158 Transport Combat helicopter SURINAME
Combat helicopter C-130H 5 F-15K 59 F406 5 Bell 212 6 Suriname Air Force
AS365 26 F50 4 F-16C 118 Combat helicopter BO105 14 Type Active Ordered
H215M/AS332 20 Combat helicopter F-35A 40* AW159 4 4 CH-47D 17 Combat helicopter
S-70/MH-60R 10 AH-64D 17 FA-50 20 Lynx 99/A 24 H135 7 SA316 3
Saudi Arabian National Guard CH-47SD/F 16 TBC* Special mission S-70/MH-60R/UH-60P 8 10* H215M/AS332 29 SWAZILAND
Type Active Ordered H215M/AS332 32 737 (AEW) 4 SA319 6 NH90 (TTH) 3 19 Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force
Combat helicopter H225M 16 Falcon 2000 (EW) 1 UH-1H 7 Tiger 10 8 Type Active Ordered
AH-64E 3 9+24* S-70 6 2 Hawker 800 (Recce) 8 SOUTH SUDAN UH-1H 13 Combat helicopter
MD530/AH-6i 24+12* Training aircraft/helicopters Tanker Sudan People's Air Force Training aircraft/helicopters SA316 3
S-70/UH-60M 24 H120 5 A330 MRTT 4* Type Active Ordered H135 7 SWEDEN
SENEGAL M-346 12 Transport Combat helicopter Spanish Naval Aviation Swedish Air Force
Senegal Air Force PC-21 19 C-130H 12 Mi-8/17 9 Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered
Type Active Ordered SLOVAKIA C-130J 4 SPAIN Combat aircraft Combat aircraft
Combat aircraft Slovak Air Force CN325 18 Spanish Air Force EAV-8B+ 12 Gripen C 72
EMB-314 3 Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered Transport Gripen E 60
Special mission Combat aircraft Bell 412 3 Combat aircraft Citation II/VII 4 Special mission
C212 (SAR) 1 MiG-29 12 CH-47D 5 E/F/A-18A/AM 74 Combat helicopter Gulfstream IV (SIGINT) 2
Transport Special mission H215M/AS332 3 Eurofighter 35 15 Bell 212/412 8 Saab 340 (AEW) 3
F27 2 L-410 (Recce) 1 Ka-32 7 Special mission MD500 7 Tanker
Combat helicopter Transport MD500 25 C212 (EW) 1 S-61/SH-3H 8 KC-130H 1
AS355 1 C-27J 2 S-70/UH-60P 28 C212 (MPA) 4 S-70/SH-60B 10 Transport
Bell 206 2 L-410 6 Training aircraft/helicopters CN325 (MPA) 8 Training aircraft/helicopters C-130H 4
Mi-2 2 Combat helicopter F-5F 36 CL-215 (Firefighting) 14 TAV-8 1 Saab 340 1
Mi-8/17 2 Mi-2 3 F-16D 51 CL-415 (Firefighting) 3 SRI LANKA Training aircraft/helicopters
Mi-24 2 Mi-17 13 KT-1 106 Falcon 20 (EW) 2 Sri Lankan Air Force Gripen D 23
UH-1H 1 S-70/UH-60M 9 KT-100 23* P-3A/M (MPA) 5 Type Active Ordered PC-21 20*
Training aircraft/helicopters Training aircraft/helicopters T-50/B 80 Tanker Combat aircraft Saab 105 43
KT-1 4 L-39 7 Republic of Korea Army KC-130H 5 JF-17 8* Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing
TB 30 6 SLOVENIA Type Active Ordered Transport Kfir 1 Type Active Ordered
SERBIA Slovenian Armed Forces Transport A400M 1 26 Special mission Combat helicopter
Serbian Air Force Type Active Ordered King Air 90 1 C-130H 6 King Air 200/1300 (MPA) 2 AW109 20

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NH90 (TTH) 14 4 OH-58 38 Saab 340 (AEW) 2 F27 2 TURKEY Mi-24 5
S-70/UH-60M 15 S-70/UH-60M 46 Transport Combat helicopter Turkish Air Force UH-1H 5
SWITZERLAND UH-1H 91 BT-67 7 Bell 212 7 Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters
Swiss Air Force Training aircraft/helicopters C-130H 12 Bell 214 2 Combat aircraft L-39 6
Type Active Ordered Bell 206 29 King Air 90 1 H145M 5 1 F-4E 49 SF-260 4
Combat aircraft Republic of China Navy PC-6 16 S-70/MH-60S 8 F-16C 158 UKRAINE
F/A-18C 25 Type Active Ordered Saab 340 2 S-76 4 F-35A 100* Ukrainian Air Force
F-5E 39 Combat helicopter Combat helicopter Super Lynx 110 2 Special mission Type Active Ordered
Transport MD500 8 Bell 412 8 TOGO 737 (AEW) 4 Combat aircraft
Beech 1900 1 S-70/MH-60R 18 10* H225M 4 4 Togolese Air Force CN325 (MPA) 2 MiG-29 21
PC-6 15 TAJIKISTAN UH-1H 17 Type Active Ordered Tanker Su-24 12
Combat helicopter Tajikistan Air Force Training aircraft/helicopters Transport KC-135R 7 Su-25 13
H135M/EC135 18 Type Active Ordered Alpha Jet 1 King Air 2 Transport Su-27 18
H215M/AS332 24 Transport DA42 11 Training aircraft/helicopters A400M 3 7 Special mission
Training aircraft/helicopters An-26 1 F-5B/F 4 Alpha Jet 5 C-130B/E 16 An-30 (Recce) 3
F/A-18D 5 Combat helicopter F-16B 15 MB-326 6 C160 15 Transport
F-5F 12 Mi-8 14 Gripen D 4 TB 30 3 CN325 43 An-24/26 22
PC-7 28 Mi-24 6 L-39 35 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Combat helicopter An-70 1 3+2*
PC-9 8 Training aircraft/helicopters PC-9 23 Trinidad & Tobago Air Guard H215M/AS332 20 Il-76 5
PC-21 8 L-39 4 T-50 4 Type Active Ordered S/T-70 6 Tu-134 1
SYRIA TANZANIA Royal Thai Army Special mission UH-1H 59 Combat helicopter
Syrian Air Force Tanzanian People's Defence Force Type Active Ordered Merlin IV/Metro (MPA) 2 Training aircraft/helicopters Mi-8 16
Type Active Ordered Type Active Ordered Transport Combat helicopter F-16D 87 Training aircraft/helicopters
Combat aircraft Combat aircraft C212 2 AW139 4 Hurkus 15 L-39 40
MiG-21 53 F-6 3 C295 1 TUNISIA KT-1 40 15* Ukrainian Army Aviation
MiG-23 89 F-7 11 King Air 200 2 Tunisian Air Force NF-5A/B 23 Type Active Ordered
MiG-25 2 Special mission Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered SF-260 36 Combat helicopter
MiG-29 20 12 SB7L-360 (Recce) 1 AH-1F 7 Combat aircraft T-38 68 Mi-8 37
Su-22 42 Transport AW139 8 F-5E 12 Turkish Army Mi-24 34
Su-24 20 An-28 1 Bell 206 20 Transport Type Active Ordered Ukrainian Navy
Transport Y-8 2 Bell 212 51 C-130B/H 7 Transport Type Active Ordered
An-26 2 Y-12 2 H125M/AS350 8 C-130J 2 King Air 200 4 Special mission
Il-76 1 Combat helicopter H145 5 9* L-410 4 Combat helicopter An-148 (MPA) 1
Combat helicopter Bell 412 2 Mi-8/17 5 1* Combat helicopter AH-1P/S/W 54 Be-12 (SAR) 2
Ka-28 2 Training aircraft/helicopters S-70/UH-60L/M 10 Bell 205 20 Bell 205 69 Transport
Mi-2 13 FT-6 1 UH-1H 78 Bell 412 3 CH-47F 4 7 An-26 2
Mi-8/17 51 FT-7 2 Training aircraft/helicopters H125M/AS350 6 H215M/AS332 27 Combat helicopter
Mi-14 11 K-8 5 Enstrom 480 16 OH-58 5 OH-58 3 Ka-27 4
Mi-25 28 THAILAND Hughes 269 44 S-61/CH/HH-3E/F 17 S/T-70 58 31 Ka-29 4
SA342 62 Royal Thai Air Force R44 1 S-70/UH-60M 12 T129 16 43 Mi-14 3
Training aircraft/helicopters Type Active Ordered Royal Thai Navy SA316 8 UH-1H 86 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
L-39 65 Combat aircraft Type Active Ordered SE313 8 Training aircraft/helicopters United Arab Emirates Air Force
Yak-130 36 Alpha Jet 18 Special mission UH-1H/N 16 Bell 206 22 Type Active Ordered
TAIWAN F-5E 30 CL-215 (Firefighting) 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Turkish Navy Combat aircraft
Republic of China Air Force F-16A 38 Dornier 228 (MPA) 7 F-5F 3 Type Active Ordered F-16E 55 30*
Type Active Ordered Gripen C 8 F27 (MPA) 2 L-59 9 Special mission Mirage 2000/-9/EAD/RAD 49
Combat aircraft Special mission P-3T (MPA) 1 MB-326 10 CN325 (MPA) 6 Special mission
F/RF-5E 23 P180 (Recce) 1 Transport SF-260 18 Transport Dash 8 (MPA) 2
F-16A 114 ATR 72 2 Global 6000 (AEW) 2
F-CK-1A/C 102 Combat helicopter Saab 340 (AEW) 2
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E-2K (AEW) 6 Turkmenistan Air Force C-17 8
P-3C (MPA) 8 Type Active Ordered C-130H/L-100 8
S-2 (MPA) 11 Combat aircraft Cessna 208 2
Transport MiG-29 24 CN325 7
C-27J 6* Su-25 20 King Air 350 2
C-130H 19 Transport P-750 1
Combat helicopter An-26 1 P180 2
H225M 3 An-74 2 Saab 340 1
S-70 13 Combat helicopter Combat helicopter
Training aircraft/helicopters Mi-8 15 AW139 8
AT-3 49 Mi-24 10 Bell 407 1
F-5F 26 UGANDA Bell 412 4
F-16B 28 Uganda People's Defence Forces Training aircraft/helicopters
F-CK-1 25 Type Active Ordered Bell 407 12
Mirage 2000-5DI 9 Combat aircraft F-16F 23
T-34 37 MiG-21 5 G115 11 1
Republic of China Army Su-30 5 GA8 1
Type Active Ordered Transport Hawk 61/63/102 31
Combat helicopter Cessna 208 2 King Air 90 3

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AH-64E 29 Bell 206 6 Mirage 2000/-9/DAD 16
CH-47SD 8 Mi-8/17 10 PC-7 31

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PC-21 25
United Arab Emirates Joint Air Command
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
AT-802 18
Special mission
Cessna 208 (Recce) 1
DHC-6 (Recce) 3
S2R Archangel (Recce) 2 22
Transport
Cessna 208 7
DHC-6 7
Combat helicopter
AH-64D/E 30 30*
AS565 13
AW139 6
AW609 (SAR) 3*
Bell 407 27
CH-47C+/F 19 5
H125M/AS350 14
S-70/UH-60L/M 60

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H215M/AS332 8 DA20 (DOSS Aviation) 50 Special mission Merlin IV/Metro (C-26) 6
UNITED KINGDOM AW159 Wildcat AH1 15 5 757 (C-32B) (Recce) 2 DA40 (T-52A) (DOSS Aviation) 2 EA-6B (EW) 21 PC-12NG 2
Royal Air Force Bell 212 (Cobham) 5 Beechjet T1A (Recce) 21 F-15D 25 Tanker Combat helicopter
Type Active Ordered Lynx AH9A 14 Dash 8 (E-9A) (Recce) 5 F-16D 152 KC-130J 22 MH-53E 27
Combat aircraft SA341 19 DHC-6 (Recce) 1 F-35A 68 KC-130T 51 10+1* MV-22 1 7+41*
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 87 21 Training aircraft/helicopters EC-130H (EW) 14 SR20 25 Transport S-70/EH/HH/MH/UH-60 484 49+41*
F-35B 1 9+124* BN-2 1 EC-130J (EW) 7 T-6A 447 Citation Encore/Sovereign/Ultra (U-35) 12 2 Training aircraft/helicopters
Tornado GR4 59 G115 (Babcock) 5 Falcon 20 (HU-25) (Recce) 4 T-38A/C 490 DC-9 (C-9) 2 Bell 206 (TH-57) 113
Special mission H125/AS350 11 Global Express (E-11A) (Comms) 7 TC-135S/W 3 Gulfstream IV 1 E-2C 2
707 (E-3D) (AEW) 6 Royal Navy HC-130J (SAR) 18 21+8* TU-2S 4 King Air (UC-12) 12 1 F/A-18A/B/C/D 125
737 (P-8A) (MPA) 9* Type Active Ordered HC-130N/P (SAR) 13 UH-1H 37 Combat helicopter F/A-18E/F 139
BN-2 (Recce) 3 Special mission King Air 350 (MC-12W) (Recce) 35 United States Army AH-1W 117 F-5F/N 30
Global Express (Sentinel R1) Sea King ASaC7 (AEW) 8 Merlin IV/Metro (RC-26B) (Recce) 22 Type Active Ordered AH-1Z 38 89+73* F-16A/B 14
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(Recce) Combat helicopter OC-135B (Recce) 1 Special mission CH-53E 144 F-35C 16
King Air 350 (Shadow R1) (Recce) 5 AW101 Merlin HM2 24 PC-12 (U-28A/B) (Recce) 17 Dash 8 5 CH-53K 2+198* Gulfstream G100 (C-38) 2
RC-135W (ELINT) 2 1 AW101 Merlin HM3/A/4 18 RC-135S/U/V/W (ELINT) 21 DHC-7 9 MV-22 234 58+36* H145 (TH-72A) 5
Tanker U-2S (Recce) 27 King Air 200/300/350 (MC/RC-12) UH-1N 5 King Air 77
AW159 Wildcat AH1/HMA2 57 89
A330 MRTT (AirTanker) 9 WC-130J (Weather recce) 10 (Recce) UH-1Y 115 56 OH-58 3
Lynx HMA8 11
Transport WC-135C/W (Weather recce) 2 Transport Training aircraft/helicopters T-6A/B/C 294 29
Training aircraft/helicopters
A400M 10 12 AS365 2 Tanker Beech 1900 (C-12J) 3 F/A-18B/C/D 37 T-34 76
BAe 146 2 Hawk T1 15 767 (KC-46A) 19+156* C-27J 12 1 F-5F/N 13 T-38 10
C-17 8 King Air 350 (Ascent) 4 DC-10 (KC-10) 59 C212 3 F-35B/C 26 T-45A/C 198
C-130J 19 Defence Helicopter Flying School KC-135R/T 398 Citation Encore/Ultra 28 T-34 3 URUGUAY
Combat helicopter Type Active Ordered MC-130H/P 21 King Air 200/350 (C-12) 106 1 TAV-8B 16 Uruguayan Air Force
AW109 3 Training aircraft/helicopters MC-130J 36 37+13* Merlin IV/Metro (C-26) 24 United States Navy Type Active Ordered
Bell 412 (Cobham) (SAR) 4 H125/AS350 23 6 Transport Short 330 2 Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft
CH-47 Chinook HC3/4/6 55 H135 (Airbus Helicopters UK) 29 An-28 (C-146A) 9 Short 360 8 Combat aircraft A-37 12
SA330 Puma HC2 22 H145 (Airbus Helicopters UK) 3 Beech 1900 (C-12J) 3 Combat helicopter F/A-18A/C 177 IA-58 5
Training aircraft/helicopters UNITED STATES C-5A/B/M 43 AH-64D/E 792 24 F/A-18E/F 368 10 Special mission
AW139 1 United States Air Force C-17 230 CH-47D/F/MH-47G 508 33+12* F-35C 2 5+231* C212 (MPA) 4
Bell 412 10 Type Active Ordered C/LC-130H 237 H145 (UH-72A) 349 1 Special mission Transport
Eurofighter Typhoon T3 21 Combat aircraft C-130J 107 43+27* MD500 (AH/MH-6) 47 74* 707 (E-6B) (Comms) 16 C-130B 2
F-35B 4 A-10C/OA-10A 289 C212 1 Mi-8/17 7 737 (P-8A) (MPA) 53 27+11* C212 1
G115 (Babcock) 106 2* AC-130J 2 Cessna 208 2 OH-58A/C/D 397 E-2C/D (AEW) 74 26+24* EMB-110 2
G120TP (Affinity) 23 AC-130U/W 28 CN3235 1 S-70/EH/HH/MH/UH-60 2,248 98+184* EA-18G (EW) 113 15+3* EMB-120 1
Hawk T1/A 46 B-1 60 DHC-6 1 UH-1H 38 EP-3E (ELINT) 12 Y-12 2*
Hawk T2 (Ascent) 26 B-2 20 Dornier 328 Jet 36 Training aircraft/helicopters Gulfstream G550 (AEW) 1 Combat helicopter
King Air 200/350 8 B-21 100* Gulfstream III/IV 5 Bell 206 130 King Air 350 (Recce) 4 AS365 2
Phenom 100 (Affinity) 5 B-52 75 King Air 200 (C-12) 26 G120TP (CAE USA) 6 Learjet 35/36 (Recce) 2 Bell 212 3
T-6C (Affinity) 10 F-15C/E 431 Learjet 35 (C-21A) 29 H145 (UH-72A) 18 35+19* Merlin IV/Metro (C-26D) (Recce) 1 UH-1H 2
Tornado GR4 7 F-16C 795 Merlin IV/Metro (C-26A) 2 King Air 100/200 12 P-3C (MPA) 78 Training aircraft/helicopters
Tucano T1 39 F-22 178 PC-12 (U-28A) 28 Mi-24 1 Tanker PC-7 5
Army Air Corps F-35A 15 34+1,633* Combat helicopter T-6D 4 C-130T/KC-130R 3 SF-260 5
Type Active Ordered Special mission CV-22 43 2+5* United States Marine Corps Transport Uruguayan Naval Aviation
Special mission 707 (Recce) 1 S-70/HH-60G/U/W/MH-60G 100 112* Type Active Ordered 737 (C-40A) 15 Type Active Ordered
BN-2 (Recce) 11 707 (E-3B/C/G) (AEW) 30 UH-1H/N 64 Combat aircraft C-2 35 Special mission
Combat helicopter 707 (E-8C) (Recce) 16 Training aircraft/helicopters AV-8B/+ 108 C-130T 20 King Air 200 (MPA) 1
AH-64D/E Apache AH1 39 50 747 (E-4B) (Comms) 4 707 (E-8C) 1 F/A-18A/C/D 200 Gulfstream IV (C-20) 4 Transport
AS365 6 Beechjet T-1A 157 F-35B/C 22 10+358* King Air 200 (UC-12) 13 King Air 200 1

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