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CRAIG HOYLE LONDON
DATA COMPILED BY SANDRA LEWIS-RICE, MARTIN SMITH &
JON UNDERDOWN FLIGHTGLOBAL MILICAS & HELICAS RUGBY
Air arms around the world reacted to multiple challenges during 2011, despite fleet
and budget cuts. We list the current inventories and procurement plans of 160 nations.
A
n action-packed 2011 saw air power
put to the test across its full spec-
trum of activities, from all-out con-
flict and clandestine cross-border
raids to flying humanitarian relief missions in
the wake of natural disasters.
For once, the main defence headlines of the
year were not driven by coalition action in Af-
ghanistan or Iraq, but the result of the “Arab
Spring” movement that swept through Mid-
dle Eastern and North African nations, bring-
ing unrest and political upheaval.
While regime change was brought about in
Egypt without the major involvement of the
local military in support of then-president
Hosni Mubarak, the national movement to
oust Col Muammar Gaddafi from more than
four decades of power in Libya was a longer
and more bloody experience. Initially led by
the US armed forces from mid-March under
the banner “Odyssey Dawn”, the United
Nations-backed campaign to protect Libyan
civilians from persecution also benefitted
from the involvement of several members
of the Arab League. NATO took full command
of the activity from 31 March, with its
“Unified Protector” mission eventually last-
ing for seven months and totalling more than
26,300 sorties.
Libya provided an unusual test for partici-
pating nations. While the assembled force of
fighters from players such as Canada, France,
Qatar, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and
the UK allocated to enforce a no-fly zone over
the country provided sufficient threat to keep
any pro-Gaddafi aircraft on the ground, the
long distances involved in operating from
bases throughout the Mediterranean delivered
a logistical challenge. Command and control,
targeting and communication issues also
arose for some participants, such as the UAE’s
Lockheed Martin F-16E/Fs. And with no ac-
knowledged coalition forces on the ground,
the task of identifying rebel forces from re-
gime troops was also testing.
COMBAT FOCUS
While the USA stepped back from playing the
lead role over Libya following its provision of
early and intense strikes against Gaddafi’s forc-
es and infrastructure, it did continue to deliver
key support via the allocation of tankers and
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
aircraft: both of which are still in short supply
among its allies.
Washington’s main focus remained in
fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, and also
in targeting its senior leadership in neighbour-
ing Pakistan, and also further afield in nations
such as Yemen. On 2 May, its decade-long ac-
JOINT RESPONSE
The French and Qatari air forces deployed
Mirage 2000-5s for the fight over Libya
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tion to locate Osama bin Laden was finally
ended when he was killed during a special
forces raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pa-
kistan. A tantalising glimpse of the USA’s ad-
vances into the world of stealthy rotorcraft
was provided after one of its helicopters
crashed during the troop insertion.
While the bulk of the aircraft – believed to
have been a heavily modified Sikorsky UH-60
Black Hawk – was destroyed, its tail structure
survived intact.
Meanwhile, in addition to supporting the
fight over Libya and in Afghanistan, several
nations also found the capacity to fly in sup-
plies in the aftermath of a massive earthquake
and tsunami which devastated parts of Japan
in March. US Air Force Boeing C-17s flew
into Sendai, for example, to help assist with
the recovery efforts.
Elsewhere this year, major earthquakes also
hit New Zealand and Turkey, and floods af-
fected parts of Pakistan. All drew support
from air arms which are typically being asked
to do more with reduced resources or person-
nel as most nations contend with severe budg-
etary limitations.
Our new World Air Forces directory lists
over 52,000 aircraft as being in active use with
160 nations around the globe: a drop of
approximately 2,000 airframes since last year.
More than one-third of this reduction can be
attributed to improved data, which has al-
lowed a combined 850 obsolete Harbin H-5
and Nanchang Q-5 combat aircraft to be de-
leted from the inventories of the Chinese air
force and navy.
Another significant contributor has been
the coalition and rebel action which de-
stroyed or disabled a large amount of the
former Libyan Arab Air Force’s fleet.
LIBYAN ATTRITION
With no information available yet about
which of the Gaddafi regime’s aircraft sur-
vived the conflict, our new entry for the na-
tion has been restricted to showing only the
little more than a dozen transport aircraft and
helicopters that have been seen in use since
the end of hostilities. This contrasts with last
year’s data for the nation, which listed almost
380 aircraft as operational.
Another significant reduction is also
marked in the entry for Ukraine, which is re-
ported to now have around 300 fewer RSK
MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-24 strike aircraft in
use than previously listed.
Southern Sudan appears as a first-time
entrant, with a small fleet of 11 Mil Mi-17
WORLDWIDE ACTIVE FLEET PER REGION
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Combat a
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Transport 7
SOUTH AMERICA
Combat aircraft
Combat helicopter
Transports/Tankers
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Transports/
ASIA-PACIFIC
Combat aircraft 4,8
Combat helicopters 4,3
Transports/Tankers 888
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Ukraine is reported to now
have around 300 fewer RSK
MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-24
strike aircraft in use than
previously listed
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transport helicopters. As with previous
directories, more than 900 military air-
craft dedicated for use as VIP transports
around the world are not included.
As before, the USA tops our league tables
in every directory category for the number of
aircraft in active use, with its air force, army,
Marine Corps and navy together accounting
for 25% of the total equipment listed this year.
Russia is a distant second, followed by China,
Japan and India, although these four nations
combined account for only three-quarters of
Washington’s total assets.
While a severe budget crunch is now being
faced by Department of Defense planners, this
dominance shows no sign of being dimin-
ished for many years to come. This is borne
out by our data about confirmed orders, where
the USA accounts for almost 1,700 of the
5,400 aircraft recorded. This roughly 30%
stake increases to more than half of the pend-
ing future purchases detailed in the directory,
with the US military to potentially acquire
over 3,900 of the 6,700 aircraft identified.
In line with the overall decrease recorded
in the directory, global fleets have shrunk in
three of our equipment categories: combat air-
craft; transports/tankers; and training aircraft/
WORLDWIDE ACTIVE FLEET SHARE PER COUNTRY
GLOBAL MILITARY FLEET
Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 13,051 25%
2 Russia 3,666 7%
3 China 2,598 5%
4 Japan 1,682 3%
5 India 1,637 3%
6 South Korea 1,440 3%
7 France 1,375 3%
8 Egypt 1,165 2%
9 Turkey 1,152 2%
10 UK 1,072 2%
Other 23,195 45%
TOTAL 52,033 100%
SPECIAL MISSION
Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 692 40%
2 Japan 174 10%
3 Russia 100 6%
4 Brazil 54 3%
5 Indonesia 45 3%
6 UK 42 2%
7 France 41 2%
8 Taiwan 34 2%
9 India 33 2%
10 Spain 33 2%
Other 499 29%
TOTAL 1,747 100%
COMBAT HELICOPTERS
Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 4,892 26%
2 Russia 1,561 8%
3 Japan 713 4%
4 China 703 4%
5 South Korea 701 4%
6 France 504 3%
7 India 451 2%
8 UK 415 2%
9 Italy 410 2%
10 Germany 397 2%
Other 8,155 43%
TOTAL 18,902 100%
COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 2,818 18%
2 Russia 1,485 9%
3 China 1,452 9%
4 India 653 4%
5 North Korea 574 4%
6 Syria 483 3%
7 Egypt 458 3%
8 South Korea 413 3%
9 Pakistan 373 2%
10 France 363 2%
Other 6,674 42%
TOTAL 15,746 100%
TRANSPORTS/TANKERS
Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 1,794 35%
2 Russia 467 9%
3 India 238 5%
4 Brazil 158 3%
5 France 148 3%
6 China 109 2%
7 Iran 106 2%
8 Germany 84 2%
9 Turkey 78 2%
10 Japan 74 1%
Other 1,853 36%
TOTAL 5,109 100%
TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Country Active fleet Share
1 USA 2,855 27%
2 Japan 423 4%
3 Egypt 403 4%
4 UK 383 4%
5 Turkey 345 3%
6 Israel 339 3%
7 China 324 3%
8 France 319 3%
9 South Korea 270 3%
10 India 262 2%
Other 4,606 44%
TOTAL 10,529 100%
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helicopters. But reflecting the current needs
of operating in Afghanistan, numbers for com-
bat helicopters and special mission aircraft
have both seen slight increases.
FIGHTER BATTLES
As ever, potential business in the fighter mar-
ket resulted in many stories during 2011, but
few new sales by early December. The Swiss
Federal Council in late November announced
its intention to buy 22 Gripen NGs from Saab,
with funding to be sought next year. If con-
firmed, the win will be of great significance to
the Swedish manufacturer, which is looking
to kick-start the new generation version of its-
fighter after making previous deliveries to the
Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa, Swe-
den and Thailand.
Iraq’s acquisition of 18 F-16C/Ds is also
progressing, with the sale to extend Lock-
heed’s production of the type through 2018.
Companies are also awaiting the outcome
of several other key battles. India’s initially
126-unit medium multi-role combat aircraft
contest could potentially be concluded before
year-end, with the decision to provide a mas-
sive boost for either the Dassault-led Rafale U
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Safety concerns meant
airborne sightings of the
US Air Force’s F-22A
Raptors were rare in 2011
It aced carrier-based
trials, but the F-35B
had problems too
But many future fighter orders remain like-
ly to go to the F-35, despite the programme’s
mixed fortunes over the last 12 months. Com-
pared against 2010, Lockheed had a good
year, exceeding its planned number of test
flights – with 917 flown by 6 December – and
also performing well during the first deck-
based operations using two short take-off and
vertical landing (STOVL) F-35Bs aboard the
US Marine Corps’ amphibious carrier the USS
Wasp. The first aircraft destined for an inter-
national customer was also recently rolled off
the assembly line in Fort Worth, Texas, with
the UK to take delivery of the STOVL plat-
form during 2012.
But the discovery of cracks in a lift fan-
related component provided the latest exam-
ple of the challenges facing Lockheed and its
industry partners in having to develop, test
and produce the F-35 concurrently. Such con-
cerns have prompted some Congressmen to
seek a reduction in planned orders while
teething problems can be addressed.
MIXED PROSPECTS
A six-year battle between the General Elec-
tric/Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team and the
US Department of Defense over the alternate
F136 engine has finally come to an end
though, with the industry team having pulled
the plug on its proposed self-funding of re-
maining development work. This leaves Pratt
& Whitney as the exclusive engine supplier
for the JSF, with its F135.
Elsewhere in the US fighter sector, Lock-
heed will during 2012 deliver its last F-22A
Raptor air superiority fighter to the US Air
Force. The service has had most of its current
examples grounded over recent months while
it continues investigations into the cause of
several incidents where pilots encountered
hypoxia-like symptoms.
Safety also remains in the spotlight in the
UK, where the Royal Air Force’s BAE Systems
Hawk T1/1As are returning to action after a
grounding period prompted by the death of a
Red Arrows display team pilot in a ground in-
cident involving his Martin-Baker Mk 10 ejec-
tion seat. This represented the team’s second
fatality during 2011.
Meanwhile, Sukhoi has continued devel-
opment work on its PAK-FA/T-50. A third
development aircraft entered flight test in No-
vember, by which point its predecessors had
logged more than a combined 100 sorties.
United Aircraft president Mikhail Pogosyan
in August forecast that up to 600 production
aircraft could be built, including 200 each for
the Russian and Indian air forces. Although
sales of Russian combat aircraft have fallen
markedly since the end of the Cold War, a
projection of just 200 more for export custom-
ers could be on the modest side.
China’s march towards fielding a fifth-gen-
eration fighter also appears to be progressing
well, with Chengdu having flown its J-20
demonstrator on numerous occasions since
its surprise debut last January. Beijing’s
CATIC export body is also now marketing the
JF-17 jointly developed by Chendgu and the
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China’s march towards
fielding a fifth-generation
fighter appears to be
progressing well with the J-20
International team or the Eurofighter consor-
tium. But India’s Hindustan Aeronautics will
be a perhaps bigger beneficiary of the selec-
tion, as just 18 of the winning type are to un-
dergo final assembly in Europe before work
and vital know-how is progressively trans-
ferred to the customer nation.
Japan also could be poised to announce the
winner of its F-X contest to replace air force-
operated McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms.
Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Eu-
rofighter Typhoon are in contention, along
with Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Rafale and Typhoon are also now going
toe-to-toe in a process to meet the future needs
of the UAE, with earlier exclusive negotia-
tions conducted with the French team having
failed to progress to a contract. Although the
Rafale performed well both from land bases
and the deck of the French navy aircraft carri-
er Charles de Gaulle during the course of the
Libya campaign, the rebuke from the Gulf has
come at a bad time for Dassault, which is still
seeking the first international buyer for its
“omnirole” strike aircraft. Brazil could also
potentially reach a decision in its delayed
fighter competition in 2012, although the na-
tion is facing financial pressures linked to it
hosting the Football World Cup in 2014. The
Rafale was identified as the preferred choice
of the previous government, but faces stiff
competition from the Gripen NG and Super
Hornet. Boeing delivered its last of 24 F/A-
18Fs to the Royal Australian Air Force recent-
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EXPLANATORY NOTES
Flightglobal’s World Air Forces directory uses feet data
compiled for its MiliCAS and HeliCAS databases by
Sandra Lewis-Rice, Martin Smith and Jon Underdown,
and abridged by Craig Hoyle. Published as premium
products, MiliCAS and HeliCAS provide subscribers with
detailed feet and orders information, in the majority of
cases down to serial number level.
The directory also includes global feet analysis provided
by Antoine Fafard from Flightglobal’s Insight team.
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industry, Insight provides bespoke analysis on sectors
ranging from business aviation to commercial and
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Fleet information is divided into these categories:
Active: Aircraft in day-to-day use. For Soviet-era types
where only summary information is available, this also
includes some non-operational platforms.
Ordered: Aircraft on frm order. Others which are pending
purchase approval or contract signature are marked with
an asterisk. This category includes current planned order
totals, which may be subject to future revision.
Abbreviations
AEW airborne early warning; Comms communications;
ELINT electronic intelligence; EW electronic warfare;
MPA maritime patrol aircraft; Recce reconnaissance;
SAR search and rescue; SIGINT signals intelligence
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WORLDWIDE TOP 10 ACTIVE AIRCRAFT TYPES
COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Type Active fleet Share
1 F-16 2,311 15%
2 F-18 1,009 6%
3 F-15 859 5%
4 MiG-21 797 5%
5 MiG-29 794 5%
6 Su-27/30 784 5%
7 Su-24 622 4%
8 Su-25 541 3%
9 F-5 518 3%
10 F-4 475 3%
Other 7,036 45%
TOTAL 15,746 100%
TRANSPORTS/TANKERS
Type Active fleet Share
1 C-130/L-100 1,150 22%
2 KC-135/707 442 9%
3 An-24/26 304 6%
4 King Air 246 5%
5 C-17 237 5%
6 Il-76/78 208 4%
7 An-32 149 3%
8 C-160 145 3%
9 CN-235 137 3%
10 An-12 137 3%
Other 1,954 38%
TOTAL 5,109 100%
COMBAT HELICOPTERS
Type Active fleet Share
1 S-70/SH/UH-60 2,722 14%
2 Mi-8/17/171/172 2,523 13%
3 Mi-24/25/35 1,494 8%
4 UH-1 1,366 7%
5 AH-64 951 5%
6 CH-47 797 4%
7 OH-58 761 4%
8 Bell/AB212/412 686 4%
9 AH-1 569 3%
10 SA341/342 487 3%
Other 6,546 35%
TOTAL 18,902 100%
customers, with the design offering a
lower-cost alternative to its Western rivals.
Further nations also have aspirations to de-
velop their own fighters, with early work
under way in Japan, South Korea and Turkey,
and with Brazil having also shown a long-
term desire to gain an indigenous capability.
NEW PRETENDERS
More modestly, 2011 also saw a first move
from the South African defence industry to re-
establish a presence in the combat aircraft sec-
tor, with the Paramount Group and Aerosud
having unveiled the advanced high-perform-
ance reconnaissance light aircraft, or AHR-
LAC. Unveiled in September, the two-seat
design is expected to make its first flight in the
second quarter of 2012. But while some na-
tions may be interested in acquiring such low-
cost aircraft for counter-insurgency missions,
the USAF appears likely to step back from the
niche role. In late November, Hawker Beech-
craft was told its AT-6 would not be consid-
ered for a light air support deal for the Afghan
air force, and funding for a proposed follow-
on deal for the US service has been deleted.
An Embraer/Sierra Nevada team is waiting to
hear by the end of the year whether it could
secure the 15-aircraft sale to Kabul with the
EMB-314 Super Tucano.
In other developments, Airbus Military saw
delays to the introduction of its A330 multi-
role tanker/transport overcome, with three
now having been handed over to launch user
the Royal Australian Air Force. The compa-
ny’s first of at least 176 A400Ms has also en-
tered final assembly, ahead of its planned de-
livery to France in late 2012 or early 2013.
Alenia Aermacchi experienced highs and
lows with its M-346 “Master”, handing over
its first production example of the advanced
jet trainer to the Italian air force in mid-No-
vember, but crashing its first prototype barely
one week later as the company left the Dubai
air show still without the closure of a long-
planned contract with the UAE.
Equipped with aircraft new and old, air
arms around the world must be prepared to
perform familiar tasks in 2012, but also stand
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used its C-17s to
fly relief supplies
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AFGHANISTAN
AFGHAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
C-27A (G222) 12
Cessna 208 5 21
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 46 35
Mi-35 9
UH-1H 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
MD530 6 48
ALBANIA
ALBANIAN AIR BRIGADE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AB205 3
AB206 7
AS532 5
AW109 1
BO105 7
ALGERIA
ALGERIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-25 14
MiG-29 34
Su-24 22
Su-30 28 16
Special mission
Beech 1900 (Recce) 6
King Air 200 (MPA) 2
Tanker
Il-78 5
Transport
Beech 1900 6
C-130H 16
C-295 6
Il-76 11
King Air 90/200/350 15
Combat helicopter
AS355 4
AS555 9
Bell 412 3
Ka-32 5
Mi-2 2
Mi-8/17/171 74
Mi-24 36
Super Lynx 130 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 30
Yak-130 3 13
ALGERIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AW101 2 4
ANGOLA
ANGOLAN PEOPLE'S AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 24
MiG-23 22
Su-22 14
Su-25 15
Su-27 7
Transport
An-12 8
An-26 17
An-32 8
An-72/74 2
C-212 5
Dornier 28 1
F27 1
Il-76 6
King Air 200 1
Combat helicopter
AS565 6
Bell 212 5
Mi-8/17 79
Mi-25/35 15
ARGENTINIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Super Etendard 11
Special mission
King Air 200 (MPA) 5
King Air 200 (Recce) 2
P-3B (MPA) 3
S-2 (AEW) 2
Transport
F28 2
PC-6 1
Combat helicopter
AS555 4
H-3/S-61 8
Training aircraft/helicopters
T-34 10
ARMENIA
ARMENIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-25 1
Su-25 14
Transport
Il-76 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 9
Mi-8 12
Mi-9 2
Mi-24 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 4
AUSTRALIA
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F/A-18A 55
F/A-18F 24
F-35A 14*+86*
Special mission
737 (AEW) 4 2
AP-3C (MPA) 19
Tanker
A330 (KC-30A) 3 2
Transport
C-17 5 1*
C-130H 9
C-130J 12
King Air 200/350 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
F/A-18B 16
Hawk 127 33
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SA/IAR316 20
SA342 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 14
L-29 6
L-39 3
PC-7 22
PC-9 4
ARGENTINA
ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-4 23
IA-58 31
Mirage IIIEA 6
Mirage 5 5
Nesher 10
Special mission
Learjet 35 (Calibration) 2
Learjet 35 (Recce) 2
Tanker
KC-130H 1
Transport
C-130B/H 2
DHC-6 7
F27 5
F28 5
KC-390 6*
Saab 340 4
Combat helicopter
Bell 212/412 8
MD500 11
SA315 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
AT/IA-63 19 18+40*
EMB-312 24
Mirage IIIDA 2
T-A4 4
ARGENTINIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
OV-1 (Recce) 9
Transport
C-212 1
DHC-6 2
Combat helicopter
AS332 3
Mi-17 5
SA315 4
UH-1H 27
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 2 3
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Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
BO105 2
BANGLADESH
BANGLADESH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-5 8
F-7 23
MiG-29 8
Transport
An-32 3
C-130B 4
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 4
Bell 212 14
Mi-17/171/172 25
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-6 9
FT-7 12
L-39 8
T-37 11
BANGLADESH ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
Cessna 208 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 2
BANGLADESHNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Dornier 228NG 2
BELARUS
BELARUS AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29 38
Su-24 35
Su-25 70
Su-27 22
Transport
An-26 2
Il-76 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-6 2
Mi-8/172 110
Mi-24 67
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 10
BELGIUM
BELGIAN AIR COMPONENT
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16A 50
Transport
A330 1
A400M 7
C-130H 11
EMB-135/145 4
Combat helicopter
AW109 24
NH90 8+2*
SA316 3
Sea King 48A 3
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 29
F-16B 10
SF-260 32
BELIZE
BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
BN-2 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
T67M260 Firefy 1
BENIN
BENIN PEOPLE'S ARMED FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Transport
King Air 350 8
PC-9/9A 63
AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVIATION CORPS
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
CH-47D/F 5 7
NH90/MRH90 8 33
OH-58 14
S-70 34
Tiger 22
Training aircraft/helicopters
OH-58 12
ROYAL AUSTRALIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
NH90/MRH90 5
S-70/MH-60R 16 24
Sea King 50 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
AW109 3
AS350 13
Bell 429 3
AUSTRIA
AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Eurofghter 15
Transport
C-130K 3
PC-6 13
Combat helicopter
Bell/AB212 23
OH-58 11
S-70 9
SA316 24
Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 16
Saab 105 28
AZERBAIJAN
AZERBAIJAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 5
MiG-25 5
MiG-29 13
Su-24 11
Su-25 11
Transport
Tu-134 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17/171 23
Mi-24 49
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 12
AZERBAIJAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-35 24
BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Cessna 208 (MPA) 1
King Air 350 (Recce) 1
BAHRAIN
ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 8
F-16C 17
Combat helicopter
AB212 13
AH-1 32
S-70/UH-60M 14 7
Training aircraft/helicopters
BO105 4
F-5F 4
F-16D 4
Hawk 129 6
T67M260 Firefy 3
Dornier 128 2
HS 748 1
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
AW109 4
BHUTAN
ROYAL BHUTAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 2
BOLIVIA
BOLIVIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Learjet 25 (Recce) 2
Transport
Arava 3
Beech 1900 1
C-130B 2
C-212 1
F27 1
King Air 90/200 3
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
AS332 1
AS350 2
Dhruv ALH 2
Mi-17 5*
SA316 1
UH-1H 16
Training aircraft/helicopters
DA40 9
K-8 6
PC-7 5
R44 6
T-33 14
BOLIVIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
C-212 1
King Air 90 1
BOSNIA-HERZIGOVINA
BIH ARMED FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
G4 1
J-1 10
J-22 7
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 11
SA342 6
UH-1H 13
BOTSWANA
BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5 10
Transport
BN-2 10
C-130B 3
C-212 2
CN-235 2
King Air 200 1
Combat helicopter
AS350 11
Bell 412 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5 5
PC-7/Mk II 3 5
BRAZIL
BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
AMX-A/T 52
EMB-314 29 3
F-5E/EM 44
Mirage 2000C 10
Special mission
Beech 125 (Calibration) 4
C-130E/M (SAR) 3
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C-295 (SAR) 2
EMB-110 (Calibration) 3
EMB-110 (EW) 2
EMB-110 (MPA) 12
EMB-110 (Recce) 5
EMB-110 (SAR) 4
EMB-120 (Recce) 1
EMB-145 (AEW) 5
EMB-145 (Recce) 3
Learjet 35 (Recce) 4
P-3AM (MPA) 1 8
Tanker
KC-130H 2
KC-137 (707) 3
KC-390 28*
Transport
C-130E/H/M 15
C-212 50*
C-295 10
Cessna 208 29
EMB-110 78
EMB-120 14
EMB-145 7
Combat helicopter
AS332 8
AS355 6
Bell 205 3
Bell 206 1
EC725 1 15
Mi-35 9 3+18*
UH-1H/SH-1D 31
UH-60L 10 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
AMX-T 8
AS350 31
EMB-312 105
EMB-314 55 9
F-5FM 3
Mirage 2000B 2
BRAZILIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS350 16
AS532 8
AS550 19
AS565 34
EC725 1 15
S-70 3 6
BRAZILIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-4 11
Combat helicopter
AS332/532 7
AS350 17
AS355 8
Bell 206 2
EC725 1 15
Lynx 21 12
S-70 6
SH-3D/S-61 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 16
TA-4 3
BRUNEI
ROYAL BRUNEI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
CN-235 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 2
Bell 212/214 11
BO105 6
S-70/70i 4 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 Mk II 4
BULGARIA
BULGARIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 6
MiG-29 16
Su-25 14
Special mission
An-30 (Recce) 1
Transport
A319 1
An-26 2
C-27J 2
L-410 2
Combat helicopter
AS532 12
Mi-17 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 6
PC-9 5
BULGARIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS365 1 2
Mi-14 2
BURKINA FASO
BURKINA FASO AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
AT-802 1
CN-235 1
HS 748 1
King Air 200 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-17 3
Mi-35 1
SA316 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-314 3
SF-260 4
BURUNDI
BURUNDI NATIONAL ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
Mi-24 2
SA316 4
SA342 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
SF-260 5
CAMBODIA
ROYAL CAMBODIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-24 1
Combat helicopter
AS355 1
Mi-17 2
UH-1H 1
CAMEROON
CAMEROON AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Impala 5
Magister 6
Transport
C-130H 3
DHC-5 4
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 1
Bell 412 1
SA319 1
SA330 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 5
CAMEROON ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
SA342 4
CANADA
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F/A-18A 64
F-35A 65*
Special mission
C-130E (SAR) 2
King Air 200 (Recce) 2
P-3 (MPA) 18
Tanker
A310 2
KC-130H 5
Transport
A310 3
C-17 4
C-130E/H 14
C-130J 13 4
DHC-5 6
DHC-6 4
King Air 200 2
Combat helicopter
AW101 (SAR) 14
Bell 412 88
CH-47F 15
H-3 27
Mi-17 (leased) 4
S-92 1 27
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 (Allied Wings) 12
Bell 412 (Allied Wings) 9
CT-114 Tutor 27
DHC-8 4
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CHILEANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
C-295 (MPA) 3
EMB-110 (MPA) 5
P-3 (MPA) 3
Transport
C-212 3
Combat helicopter
AS/SA365 8
AS532 5
Bell 206 3
BO105 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 2
PC-7 7
CHINA
CHINESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
H-6 120
J-7 389
J-8 96
J-10 200
J-11 (Su-27/30) 273 71
JH-7 72
Q-5 120
Special mission
737 (Comms) 2
Il-76/KJ2000 (AEW) 8
Tanker
Il-78 8*
Transport
An-12 3
An-26 80
An-30 7
Il-76 10 30*
MA60 4
Tu-154 4
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/171 100
Z-8/SA321 28
Z-9 21
Z-11 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
JJ-7 39
JL-8 (K-8) 170
CHINESE ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-6 3
Mi-8/17/171/172 231
Mi-26 4
S-70 16
Z-8 13
Z-9 193
Z-10 11
Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 1
HC120 28 128*
Z-11 60
CHINESE NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
H-6 14
J-7 30
J-8 48
J-10 2
JH-7 35
Q-5 30
Su-30/33 23 50*
Transport
Yak-42 1
Combat helicopter
AS565 3
Ka-28 12 6
Ka-31 9
Mi-8 8
SA365 3
Z-8 26
Z-9 21
Training aircraft/helicopters
JJ-6 14
JL-8 (K-8) 12
COLOMBIA
COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-37 8
BT-67 6
EMB-314 25
Kfr 20
OV-10 9
Special mission
Cessna 208 (Recce) 6
Citation Ultra (Recce) 5
King Air 300/350 (EW) 3
Metro 23 (Recce) 1
Turbo Commander (Recce) 3
Tanker
707 1
767 1
Transport
727 1
Arava 1
C-130B/H 7
C-212 3
C-295 4
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F/A-18B 26
G120 (Allied Wings) 11
Hawk 115 (NFTC) 16
King Air 90 (Allied Wings) 7
T-6A (NFTC) 26
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
BN-2 2
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
CHAD
CHADNATIONAL FLIGHT
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Su-25 6
Transport
An-26 1
C-130H 1
PC-6 1
Combat helicopter
AS550 6
Mi-17/171 4
Mi-24/35 7
SA330 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 1
PC-9 1
SF-260 1
CHILE
CHILEAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
C-101 20
F-5E 8
F-16A/C 35
Special mission
707 (AEW) 1
Beech 99 (MPA) 1
King Air 100 (Recce) 1
Learjet 35 (Recce) 2
Tanker
707/KC-135 3
Transport
737 1
767 1
Beech 99 1
C-130B/H 3
C-212 3
DHC-6 12
KC-390 6*
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
Bell 206 1
Bell 412 15 1
BK117 1
Mi-17 10*
SA315 1
UH-1H 13
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 2
EMB-314 12
F-5F 2
F-16B/D 11
T-35 23
CHILEAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
C-212 5
Cessna 208 3
CN-235 3
Combat helicopter
AS332/532 10
AS350 2
AS355 1
Bell 206 1
MD530 9
SA315 1
SA330 4
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Cessna 208 5
Citation II 1
CN-235 3 7
EMB-110 2
KC-390 12*
King Air 90/350 5 2
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 205 3
Bell 212/412 12
MD500/530 3
S-70 46
UH-1H 50
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 12
EMB-312 14
Lancair Synergy 2 23
T-37 17
COLOMBIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
King Air 200/350 (EW) 4
Transport
An-32 2
C-212 2
Cessna 208 2
King Air 90/200/350 4
Turbo Commander 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-17 33
UH-1H/N 50
UH-60L 46
COLOMBIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
CN-235 (MPA) 3
Transport
C-212 1
Combat helicopter
AS555 2
Bell 412 1
BK117 1
BO105 2
UH-1N 6
CONGO
CONGOLESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Mirage F1 2
Transport
727 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 5
Mi-14 2
Mi-35 6
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC)
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-23 2
Su-25 2
Transport
An-12 5
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 1
Mi-26 1
Mi-35 6
SA316/SE3160 2
SA330 11
CROATIA
CROATIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 6
Transport
An-32 2
AT-802 5
Bombardier 215 6
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 8
Mi-8/171 23
Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-9 20
CUBA
CUBAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 12
MiG-23 24
MiG-29 3
Transport
An-26 4
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 41
Mi-24/35 16
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 25
CUBANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-14 1
CYPRUS
CYPRUS AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
BN-2 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-35 12
SA342 4
UH-1H 2
CZECH REPUBLIC
CZECH REPUBLIC AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Gripen C 12
L-159A 20
Special mission
L-410 (Recce) 2
Transport
C-295 4
KC-390 2*
L-410 6
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17/171 34
Mi-35 10
W-3 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen D 2
L-39 8
L-159T 4
DENMARK
ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16A 39
F-35A 48*
Special mission
Challenger 604 (MPA) 3
Transport
C-130J 4
Combat helicopter
AS550 12
AW101 14
Lynx 90 7
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B 13
DJIBOUTI
DJIBOUTI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
Cessna 208 1
L-410 1
M-28 1
Combat helicopter
AS355 1
Mi-8 3
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
EMB-314 8
Transport
C-212 3
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 2
OH-58 12
UH-1H 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
Schweizer 333 2
T-35 5
DOMINICANNATIONAL ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
OH-58A/C 7
Training aircraft/helicopters
R44 3
ECUADOR
ECUADORIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Kfr 8
Transport
727 1
C-130B/H 3
DHC-6 2
Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 25
EMB-314 18
T-34 13
ECUADORIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Citation II (Recce) 1
King Air 200 (Recce) 1
Transport
Arava 5
C-212 2
CN-235 2
DHC-5 1
PC-6 1
Combat helicopter
AS332 4
AS350 2 1
Mi-171 7 4
SA315 1
SA330 1
SA342 10
ECUADORIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
CN-235 (MPA) 1
King Air 200 (MPA) 4
Transport
CN-235 1
King Air 300/350 2
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 2
Bell 230 1
Bell 430 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 3
T-34 2
T-35 4
EGYPT
EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Alpha Jet MS2 15
F-4E 34
F-6 45
F-7 60
F-16A/C 154 16
MiG-21 59
Mirage 5E2/SDE/SDR 76
Mirage 2000EM 15
Special mission
Beech 1900 (Calibration) 2
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EQUATORIAL GUINEA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Su-25 4
Special mission
An-72 (MPA) 1
Transport
An-32 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 2
ERITREA
ERITREAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29 5
Su-27 6
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 1
Mi-8/17 3
Mi-24 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
M-290TP 8
MB-339 5
ESTONIA
ESTONIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Training aircraft/helicopters
R44 4
ETHIOPIA
ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 15
MiG-23 10
Su-25 8
Su-27 14
Transport
An-12 12
An-32 1
C-130B 1
DHC-6 3
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Beech 1900 (MPA) 2
Beech 1900 (Recce) 4
E-2C (AEW) 7
Transport
An-74 3
C-130H 24
C-295 1 2
DHC-5 9
Combat helicopter
AB212 1
AH-64D 36 10
AW139 2
CH-47C/D 19 6*
Mi-8/17 72
S-70/UH-60M 4 4*
SA342 88
Sea King 23
SH-2G 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet MS1 30
EMB-312 54
F-16B/D 47 4
G115 74
K-8 120
L-39 10
L-59 39
Mirage 5SDD 6
Mirage 2000BM 4
UH-12 19
EL SALVADOR
SALVADORIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-37 9
Transport
Arava 3
BT-67 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 3
MD500 5
UH-1H/M 18
Training aircraft/helicopters
T-35 5
Mi-8/17 24
Mi-24/35 15
SA/IAR316/SE3160 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 7
SF-260 4
ETHIOPIAN ARMY AVIATION
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
UH-1H 12
FINLAND
FINNISH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-18C 55
Special mission
F27 (EW) 1
Transport
C-295 3
F27 1
Learjet 35 3
PC-12NG 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-18D 7
Hawk 51/51A/66 40 17
M-290TP 9
FINNISH ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
MD500 2
NH90 11 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
MD500 5
FRANCE
FRENCH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Mirage 2000C 51
Mirage 2000D 75
Mirage 2000N 60
Mirage 2000-5 32
Mirage F1CR/CT 57
Rafale B/C 63 15+152*
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Special mission
C160 Gabriel (ELINT) 2
E-3F (AEW) 4
Tanker
C/KC-135 14
Transport
A310 3
A340 2
A400M 50
C160 49
C-130H 14
CN-235 19 8
DHC-6 5
TBM700 15
Combat helicopter
AS332/532 10
AS355 1
AS555 40
EC725 9
SA330 31
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 124
EMB-121 28
G120 (EADS) 18
Mirage 2000B 8
Mirage F1B 9
TB30 46
FRENCH ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
PC-6 5
TBM700 11
Combat helicopter
AS532 19
EC725 8
NH90 34
SA/IAR330 93
SA341/342 180
Tiger 31 49
Training aircraft/helicopters
AS555 18
SA341 27
FRENCHNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Rafale M 19 6+22*
Super Etendard 40
Special mission
ATL-2 (MPA) 23
E-2C (AEW) 3
Falcon 20 (MPA) 5
Falcon 50 (MPA) 4
Transport
EMB-121 11
Combat helicopter
AS365 3 1
AS565 17
EC225/725 2 2
Lynx HAS4 30
NH90 4 23
SA316/319/SE3160 17
SA365 9
Training aircraft/helicopters
Falcon 10 6
GABON
GABONESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Mirage 5G 3
Mirage F1 6
Transport
C-130H 1
CN-235 1
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
Bell 412 1
EC120 1
EC135 1 1
SA319 1
SA330 8
SA342 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
Magister 4
Mirage 5DG 2
T-34 4
GAMBIA
GAMBIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Su-25 1
Transport
AT-802 2
GEORGIA
GEORGIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Su-25 11
Transport
An-28 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 7
Mi-8 18
Mi-24 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-29 4
L-39 4
GEORGIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
UH-1H 3
GERMANY
GERMAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Eurofghter 50 51
F-4F 27
Tornado ECR 31
Tornado IDS 117
Tanker
A310 4
Transport
A310 1
A400M 53
C160 79
Combat helicopter
NH90 4 38
UH-1D 70
Training aircraft/helicopters
Eurofghter 18 14
Tornado IDS 7
GERMAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
BO105 67
CH-53 92
NH90 16 67
Tiger 10 67
UH-1D 97
Training aircraft/helicopters
BO105 110
EC135 14
GERMANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Dornier 228NG (MPA) 1
Dornier 228 (Recce) 2
P-3C (MPA) 8
Combat helicopter
Lynx 88 22
Sea King 41 21
GHANA
GHANA AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
DA42 (Recce) 2
Transport
BN-2 4
C-295 1 1
F27 3
Combat helicopter
AB412 1
Mi-17 2
SA316 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
K-8 4 2
GREECE
HELLENIC AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-7E 26
F/RF-4E 52
F-16C 116
Mirage 2000EG 16
Mirage 2000-5/Mk II 25
Special mission
C-130H (EW) 2
EMB-145 (AEW) 4
P-3B (MPA) 6
YS-11 (Calibration) 1
Transport
Bombardier 215 21
C-27J 8
C-130B/H 12
Combat helicopter
AB205 10
AS332/532 10 2+10*
UH-1H 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D 41
Mirage 2000BG 2
T-2C/E 42
T-6A 38
TA-7C 15
HELLENIC ARMY AVIATION
Type Active Ordered
Transport
King Air 200 1
Combat helicopter
AB205 27
AB206 15
AH-64A/D 28
Bell 212 1
CH-47DG/SD 14
NH90 2 18
UH-1H 66
HELLENICNAVAL AVIATION
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AB212 8
S-70 11
Training aircraft/helicopters
SA319 2
GUATEMALA
GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-37 3
PC-7 2
Transport
Arava 1
BT-67 3
Cessna 208 1
F27 1
King Air 90 2
Combat helicopter
AB205 1
Bell 212 2
UH-1H 13
Training aircraft/helicopters
T-35 4
GUINEA
GUINEA AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-15 1
MiG-17 4
MiG-21 3
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
IAR330 1
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Mi-8 1
Mi-24 2
SA342 1
GUINEA-BISSAU
GUINEA-BISSAU AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
SE3130 1
GUYANA
GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
Skyvan 1
HONDURAS
HONDURAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-37 9
F-5E 9
Transport
Arava 1
C-130A 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 4
UH-1H 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 7
F-5F 2
HUNGARY
HUNGARIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Gripen C 12
Transport
An-26 5
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 6
Mi-24 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen D 2
R44 2
INDIA
INDIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Jaguar M/S 120 10
MiG-21 153
MiG-23 14
MiG-27 88
MiG-29 68
Mirage 2000H 45
Su-30/MKI 137 53+40*
Tejas LCA 1 19
Special mission
1125 G100 (Recce) 1
EMB-145 (AEW) 3
Gulfstream III (EW) 2
Il-76 (AEW) 3 3
Tanker
Il-78 7
Transport
1125 Astra SPX 1
An-32 108
C-17 10*
C-130J 6 6*
Dornier 228 28 12
HS 748 55
Il-76 17
Combat helicopter
AH-64D 22*
Dhruv ALH 25 54
LCH 25
Mi-8/17 138 54+59*
Mi-26 3
Mi-35 20
SA315 11
SA316 72
Training aircraft/helicopters
Hawk 132 35 70
HJT-16 Kiran 161
INDONESIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
BN-2 1
C-212 3
DHC-5 2
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 205 11
Bell 210 18*
Bell 412 31
BO105 19
Mi-17 12 6
Mi-35 8
SA316 7
Training aircraft/helicopters
BO105 1
EC120B 2
INDONESIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
C-212 (MPA) 3
CN-235 (MPA) 3
Nomad 22/24 (MPA) 33
Transport
C-212 13
DHC-5 2
Combat helicopter
AS332 4
Bell 412 1
BO105 4
EC120B 3
Mi-2 8
IRAN
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-4D/E/RF-4E 25
F-5E 20
F-6 18
F-7 17
F-14 24
MiG-29 16
Mirage F1 4
Su-24 27
Special mission
707 (EW) 1
C-130E (EW) 1
P-3F (MPA) 5
Tanker
707 1
747 3
Transport
707 3
747 4
C-130E/H 44
F27 10
Il-76 5
PC-6 10
Turbo Commander 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/171 53
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F/RF-5A 12
FT-7 4
PC-7 35
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
F27 2
Turbo Commander 3
Combat helicopter
AB206 3
AH-1J 6
Bell 214 7
CH-47C 15
Mi-171 45
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
HJT-36 Sitara 16
Jaguar T 31
Mirage 2000TH 12
Saras 15*
Tejas LCA 20
INDIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 53
LCH 114
SA315 25 10
INDIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29/K 11 32
Sea Harrier FRS51 8
Tejas LCA 6*
Tu-142 8
Special mission
Dornier 228 (MPA) 22
Il-38 (MPA) 5
P-8I (737) (MPA) 8
Transport
BN-2 12
Dornier 228 4
Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 5
Ka-25 16
Ka-28 12
Ka-31 9 4
SA316/319 32
Sea King 42 27
UH-3 3
Training aircraft/helicopters
Harrier T4/60 3
Hawk 132 17
HJT-16 Kiran 20
MiG-29KUB 2
INDIAN ARMED FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 154
INDONESIA
INDONESIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
EMB-314 8
F-5E 6
F-16A 7 25*
Hawk 209 25
OV-10 2
Su-27/30 10
Special mission
737 (MPA) 3
CN-235 (MPA) 1 2
Tanker
KC-130B 1
Transport
C-130B/H/L-100 15
C-212 10
C-295 9*
CN-235 5
F27 6
PC-6 2
Combat helicopter
AS332 13
BO105 1
EC725 2
S-58 7
SA330 11
Training aircraft/helicopters
EC120B 13
F-5F 3
F-16B 3
G120TP 18*
Hawk 53/109 13
KT-1 11
SF-260 18
T-34 16
T-50 16
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Tanker
707 7
KC-130H 5
Transport
707 4
AT-802 7
Bombardier 215 6*
C-130E/H 11
C-130J 2
King Air 200 20
Combat helicopter
AH-1E/F/S 49
AH-64A/D 50
AS565 5
CH-53 25
S-70/UH-60A 49
Training aircraft/helicopters
A4-N/TA-4H/J 119
F-15B/D 16
F-16A/B/D 147
G120 (Elbit Systems) 17
King Air 200 2
OH-58B 18
T-6A 20
ITALY
ITALIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
AMX 50
Eurofghter 44 37+25*
F-16A 14
F-35A/B 131*
Tornado ECR 16
Tornado IDS 55
Special mission
ATL-1 (MPA) 7
ATR 72 (MPA) 4
G222 (EW) 1
Tanker
KC-130J 2
KC-767 2 2
Transport
C-27J 12
C-130J 18
G222 2
P180 14
Combat helicopter
AB212 33
HH-3F 21
NH500 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
767 1
AMX-T 14
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Combat helicopter
AB212 4
ASH-3D 10
CH-53 3
IRANIAN REVOULTIONARY GUARD
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Su-25 13
Transport
An-74 9
Falcon 20 1
Il-76 3
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
AH-1J 8
Mi-171 38
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 13
IRAQ
IRAQI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Cessna AC-208 4
F-16C/D 18
Special mission
CH2000 (Recce) 8
King Air 350/ER (Recce) 4 6
SB7L-360 (Recce) 2
Transport
An-32 1 5
C-130E 3
C-130J 6
Cessna 208 7
King Air 350 1 1
Combat helicopter
EC635 5
Mi-171 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
Lasta 3 20
T-6A 15
IRAQI ARMY AVIATION COMMAND
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Bell/AB206 5
Bell 407 4 24
EC635 19
Mi-17/171 36
OH-58C 1
SA342 6
UH-1H 16
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 5
Bell T-407 3
OH-58C 7
IRELAND
IRISH AIR CORPS
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
CN-235 (MPA) 2
Combat helicopter
AW139 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135 2
PC-9 7
ISRAEL
ISRAELI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-15A/C 42
F-15I 25
F-16C 76
F-16I 100
F-35A 20
Special mission
707 (AEW) 3
1123/1124 Westwind (MPA) 3
G550 (AEW) 4
G550 (SIGINT) 3
King Air RC-12 (Recce) 7
Eurofghter 11 4
F-16B 2
M-346 1 5+9*
MB-339 82
NH500 44
SF-260 30
Tornado IDS 7
ITALIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
Dornier 228 3
P180 3
Combat helicopter
AB205 64
AB206 49
AB212/412 39
AW109 19
AW129 59
CH-47C/F 21 16
NH90 16 44
ITALIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
AV-8B 14
Special mission
AW101 (AEW) 4
Transport
P180 3
Combat helicopter
AB212 48
ASH/SH-3D 15
AW101 23 12*
NH90 1 55
Training aircraft/helicopters
TAV-8B 2
IVORY COAST
IVORY COAST AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
SA316/319 2
SA365 3
Mi-24 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 7
JAMAICA
JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
BN-2 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
DA40 2
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JAPAN
JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-2A 63
F/EF/RF-4EJ 82
F-15J 153
Special mission
767 (AEW) 4
BAe 125 (Calibration) 3
BAe 125 (SAR) 27
C-1 (EW) 1
E-2C (AEW) 13
YS-11 (Calibration) 3
YS-11 (EW) 4
Tanker
KC-130H 1
KC-767 4
Transport
C-1 26
C-2 20*
C-130H 15
Gulfstream IV 5
YS-11 3
Combat helicopter
CH-47J 19
UH-60J 40 40
Training aircraft/helicopters
Beechjet 400 13
F-2B 15
F-15DJ 45
T/XT-4 204
T-7 48
YS-11 3
JAPAN GROUNDSELF-DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
King Air 350 (Recce) 7
Transport
MU-2 7
Combat helicopter
AH-1S 75
AH-64D 10 2*
CH-47J/JA 57
OH-1 14
OH-6D 139
UH-1H/J 168 6
UH-60 30
Training aircraft/helicopters
EN480 1 1
OH-1 13
JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
EP-3 (EW) 5
P-1 (MPA) 10*
P/OP-3C (MPA) 96
US-1 (SAR) 8
YS-11 (SAR) 3
Transport
King Air 90 5
Learjet 36 4
UP-3C 4
Combat helicopter
AW101 (CH/MCH101) 7 6
MH-53E 10
SH/UH-60J/K 144 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135 4 10
King Air 90 29
OH-6D 5
T-5 43
JORDAN
ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 33
F-16A 43
Special mission
Cessna 208 (Recce) 5
Transport
An-32 3
C-130H 4
C-212 1
C-295 2
Combat helicopter
AH-1F/S 25
AH-6I 18*
AS332 8
AS350 4
EC635 9
MD530 9
S-70/UH-60L 9
UH-1H 38
Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 1
C-101 10
F-5F 9
F-16B 18
T67M260 Firefy 14
KAZAKHSTAN
KAZAKHSTAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-23 3
MiG-27 12
MiG-29 39
MiG-31 30
Su-24 40
Su-25 16
Su-27 30
Transport
An-12 2
An-24/26 6
An-72 3
Combat helicopter
EC145 6 39
Mi-17 14
Mi-24 35
Mi-26 8
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 20
KENYA
KENYA AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 17
Transport
DHC-5 8
DHC-8 3
Combat helicopter
MD500 40
SA/IAR330 12
Z-9 4 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bulldog 10
F-5F 4
Hawk 52 2
Tucano 51 12
KUWAIT
KUWAIT AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F/A-18C 27
Transport
C-17 1*
L-100 3
Tanker
KC-130J 3
Combat helicopter
AB205 1
AH-64D 16
AS332 3
S-92 2
SA330 6
SA342 17
Training aircraft/helicopters
F/A-18D 7
Hawk 64 10
Tucano 52 12
KYRGYZSTAN
KYRGYZ AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-12 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 8
Mi-24 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 3
LAOS
LAOS AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 25
Transport
An-26 1
Combat helicopter
Ka-32 6
Mi-8/17 18
Mi-26 1
UH-1H 4
Z-9 4
LATVIA
LATVIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 4
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Hawk 208 14
MiG-29 10 2*
Su-30MKM 18
Special mission
King Air 200 (MPA) 4
Tanker
C-130H/T 4
Transport
A400M 4
C-130H 10
CN-235 6
Combat helicopter
EC725 12
Mi-171 4
S-61 28
SA316 21
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F 2
Hawk 108 6
MB-339 8
PC-7/Mk II 47
ROYAL MALAYSIAN ARMY
Type
Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AW109 11
ROYAL MALAYSIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS555 6
Super Lynx 300 6
MALI
MALI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 9
Transport
An-26 2
BN-2 2
BT-67 1
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
Mi-8 1
Mi-24 2
Z-9 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-29 6
MALTA
ARMED FORCES OF MALTA
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
BN-2 (MPA) 2
King Air 200 (MPA) 1 1
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LEBANON
LEBANESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Cessna AC-208 1
Hunter 70 3
Combat helicopter
IAR330 11
SA342 11
UH-1H 19
Training aircraft/helicopters
Hunter 66 1
R44 4
LESOTHO
LESOTHO DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
C-212 2
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 1
Bell/AB412 3
BO105 2
LIBYA
LIBYAN ARAB AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-26 9
An-72 2
C-130H/L-100 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-14 3
Training aircraft/helicopters
Yak-130 6*
LITHUANIA
LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE
Type
Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
L-39 1
Transport
C-27J 3
L-410 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 4
LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
A400M 1
MACEDONIA
MACEDONIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 5
Mi-24 4
UH-1H 2
MADAGASCAR
MADAGASCAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 3
MADAGASCAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 2
MALAWI
MALAWI ARMY AIR WING
Type Active Ordered
Transport
Dornier 228 1
Combat helicopter
AS350 1
AS355 1
AS532 1
SA330 2
MALAYSIA
ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F/RF-5E 10
F/A-18D 8
Combat helicopter
SA316 3
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bulldog 4
MAURITANIA
MAURITANIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
C-212 (MPA) 1
Transport
BN-2 3
BT-67 1
Combat helicopter
Z-9 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 3
SF-260 4
MEXICO
MEXICAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 6
PC-7 37
Special mission
EMB-145 (AEW) 1
EMB-145 (Recce) 2
King Air 90 (Recce) 5
Metro III (Recce) 4
Transport
727 5
Arava 10
C-27J 1 3
C-130E/K/L-100 6
C-295 4 1
PC-6 4
Turbo Commander 2
Combat helicopter
AS532 2
Bell 206 21
Bell 212/412 31
CH-53 4
EC725 2 10
MD530 28
Mi-8/17 27
Mi-26 1
S-70 4 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F 2
PC-7 30
PC-9 1
SF-260 26
T-6C 10*
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MEXICANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
C-212 (MPA) 8
CN-235 (MPA) 3 3
Transport
An-32 4
C-295 4
F27 1
Learjet 25 1
Sabreliner 60 1
Turbo Commander 4
Combat helicopter
AS555 2
AS565 5
BO105 12
MD902 6
Mi-8/17 23
UH-60M 3
Training aircraft/helicopters
Lancair IVP/Super ES 3
Lancair Legacy 2
M-290TP 8
MD500 4
MOLDOVA
MOLDOVAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-26 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 5
MONGOLIA
MONGOLIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-26 3
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 25
Mi-24 25
MONTENEGRO
ARMY OF MONTENEGRO
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
G4 4
Combat helicopter
SA341/342 4
MOROCCO
ROYAL MOROCCAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 22
F-16C 2 16
Mirage F1CH/EH 50
Special mission
C-130H (EW) 2
Falcon 20 (EW) 2
Tanker
KC-130H 2
Transport
Bombardier 215 2 2
C-27J 3 1
C-130H 12
CN-235 6
Dornier 28 2
King Air 200 1
Combat helicopter
AB205 47
AB206 5
Bell/AB212 5
CH-47C/D 9 3*
EC725 12
SA315 1
SA330 33
SA342 22
Training aircraft/helicopters
AB206 17
Alpha Jet 24
F-5B/F 8
F-16D 2 4
King Air 100 6
T-6C 20 4
T-34 12
T-37 14
ROYAL MOROCCANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS565 3
MOZAMBIQUE
MOZAMBIQUE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-26 4
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 2
Mi-24 2
MYANMAR
MYANMAR AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-5 21
F-6 1
F-7 24
G4 4
MiG-29 15 14
Transport
An-148 2*
F27 6
PC-6 5
Combat helicopter
Bell 205 14
Dhruv ALH 1*
Mi-2 15
Mi-17 11
Mi-35 5
SA316/SE3160 9
W-3 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-7 6
K-8 12
MiG-29UB 3
PC-7 16
PC-9 10
NAMIBIA
NAMIBIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-7 6
Transport
An-26 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-17 2
Mi-25 2
SA315 1
SA316 1 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-7 2
K-8 12
NATO
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
E-3A (AEW) 17
Transport
707 1
C-17 (SAC) 3
NEPAL
NEPAL ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
BN-2 2
M-28 2
MA60 1
Combat helicopter
AS350 2
Dhruv ALH 2
Mi-14 4
Mi-17 9
Mi-24 2
SA315 1
SA/IAR316/SA319 6
SA330 1
NETHERLANDS
ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16A 74
F-35A 2+84*
Tanker
KDC-10 2
Transport
C-130H 4
DC-10 1
F50 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B 11
PC-7 13
NETHERLANDS DEFENCE HELICOPTER COMMAND
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AB412 3
AH-64D 28
AS532 8
CH-47D/F 11 6
Lynx SH-14D 12
NH90 4 16
SA316 4
NEW ZEALAND
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
P-3K (MPA) 6
Transport
757 2
C-130H 5
Combat helicopter
NH90 9
UH-1H 13
Training aircraft/helicopters
AW109 3 5
King Air 200 5
ROYAL NEW ZEALANDNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
SH-2G 5
NICARAGUA
NICARAGUAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-26 2
King Air 90/200 2
Combat helicopter
MD500 1
Mi-8/17/171 22
OH-6B 1
NIGER
NIGER AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
DA42 (Recce) 2
Transport
C-130H 1
Dornier 28 1
Dornier 228 1
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 3
NIGERIA
NIGERIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-7 11
Special mission
ATR 42 (MPA) 2
Transport
C-130H 2
Dornier 128 8
Dornier 228 6
G222 1
Combat helicopter
AS332 3
AW109 6 7
AW139 1
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Mi-24/35 9
Mi-171 3
SA330 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 4
FT-7 2
L-39 17
MB-339 12
Mi-34 12
NIGERIANNAVAL AVIATION
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AB206 2
AW109 4
NORTH KOREA
KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5 (Shenyang) 107
F-6 98
F-7 120
H-5 80
MiG-21 26
MiG-23 56
MiG-29 35
Su-7 18
Su-25 34
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 70
Mi-8/17 43
Mi-24 20
Mi-26 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-2 30
FT-5 135
NORWAY
ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16A 47
F-35A 4+44*
Special mission
Falcon 20 (EW) 2
P-3C/N (MPA) 6
Transport
C-130J 4
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 18
Lynx 86 5
NH90 1 5
Sea King 43 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B 10
ROYAL NORWEGIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
NH90 8
OMAN
ROYAL AIR FORCE OF OMAN
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16C 8
Hawk 203 10
Jaguar S 8
Special mission
Skyvan (MPA) 3
Transport
C-130H 3
C-130J 3
Skyvan 2
Combat helicopter
AS332 3
Bell/AB205 13
Bell 206 3
NH90 4 16
SA330 1
Super Lynx 120 15
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D 4
Hawk 103/A 5
Jaguar B/T2 4
PC-9 12
PAKISTAN
PAKISTAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-7 143
F-16A/C 36
JF-17 29 70
Mirage IIIEL/EP/OF/RP 80
Mirage 5EF/F/PA 85
Special mission
Falcon 20 (EW) 2
Saab 2000 (AEW) 4
ZDK-03 (AEW) 4
Tanker
Il-78 3
Transport
C-130B/E/L-100 16
CN-235 3
Combat helicopter
AB205 5
IAR316 4
Mi-35 10
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B/D 27
FT-5 25
FT-6 9
FT-7 7
K-8 39
Mirage IIIBE/BL/D/DP 19
Mirage 5DPA 2
SA316 10
Saab 2000 1
T-37 18
PAKISTAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AH-1F 35
AS350 3
AS550 20
Bell 206 9
Bell 412 24 2+40*
Mi-8/17/172 93
SA316 16
SA330 31
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 9
PAKISTANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
ATL-1 (MPA) 1
F27 (MPA) 6
P-3C (MPA) 3
Transport
F27 1
Combat helicopter
SA316 5
Sea King 45 6
Z-9 4 2
PANAMA
NATIONAL AERONAVAL SERVICE OF PANAMA
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Cessna 208 (MPA) 1
Transport
BN-2 2
C-212 4
Cessna 208 1
Combat helicopter
AW139 4
Bell 412 1 3
EC145 1
MD500 2
UH-1H 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
T-35 6
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
Arava 3
CN-235 2
Combat helicopter
UH-1H 5
PARAGUAY
PARAGUAYAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
C-212 5
Combat helicopter
AS350 3
UH-1H 7
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 6
T-35 10
PARAGUAYANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS350 2
PERU
PERUVIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-37 24
MiG-29 19
Mirage 2000P 10
Su-22 17
Su-25 18
Special mission
Learjet 36 (Recce) 1
Metro 23 (Recce) 3
Transport
737 2
An-32 7
An-72 1
DHC-6 1 11
King Air 300 1
L-100 2
PC-6 1
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 212/412 3
BO105 2
Mi-17/171 20
Mi-25/35 16 2
Mi-26 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 13
MB-339 7
Mirage 2000DP 2
PERUVIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
An-28 2
An-32 1
Beech 1900 1
Cessna 208 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 1
Mi-8/17 17
Training aircraft/helicopters
F28 Falcon 6
R44 2
PERUVIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
F50 (MPA) 2
King Air 200 (MPA) 3
Transport
An-32 2
F50 2
Combat helicopter
AB212 1
ASH-3D 2
Bell 206 1
Mi-8 2
UH-3 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
F28 Falcon 3
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PHILIPPINES
PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
OV-10 12
Special mission
F-27 (MPA) 1
Transport
C-130H 1
F27 2
Turbo Commander 1
Combat helicopter
Bell 205 8
Bell 212/214 2
MD520 25
S-76 10
UH-1H/V 41
W-3 2 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
S-211 6
SF-260/F 21
PHILIPPINE ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
UH-60A 1
PHILIPPINE NAVY AVIATION
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
BN-2 (MPA) 6
Combat helicopter
BO105 6
POLAND
POLISH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16C 36
MiG-29 32
Su-22 38
Transport
An-28 2
C-130E 5
C-295 11
M-28 16 7
Combat helicopter
Bell 412 1
Mi-2 28
Mi-8/17 12
W-3 17
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D 12
PZL-130TC-I/II 21
SW-4 25 22*
TS-11 53
POLISHLAND FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 56
Mi-8/17/171 44 2
Mi-24 25
W-3 40
POLISHNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
M-28 (MPA) 8
M-28 (Recce) 2
Transport
M-28 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 1
Mi-8/17 6
Mi-14 13
SH-2G 4
W-3 7
PORTUGAL
PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16A 29
Special mission
C-212 (MPA) 3
C-295 (MPA) 5
P-3C (MPA) 5
Transport
C-130H 6
C-212 3
C-295 7
KC-390 6*
Combat helicopter
AW101 12
SA316 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 19
EC120B 12*
F-16B 6
TB30 16
PORTUGUESE ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
NH90 10
PORTUGUESE NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Lynx 95 5
QATAR
QATAR EMIRI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Mirage 2000-5EDA 9
Transport
C-17 2 2*
C-130J 4
Combat helicopter
AW139 9 9
SA342 14
Sea King 11
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 6
Mirage 2000-5DDA 4
PC-21 12*
ROMANIA
ROMANIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 36
Special mission
An-30 (Recce) 1
Transport
An-26 4
C-27J 3 4
C-130B/H 4
Combat helicopter
IAR/SA330 70
Mi-8/17 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
IAR-99 20
ROMANIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Training aircraft/helicopters
IAR316 8
ROMANIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
IAR330 3
RUSSIA
RUSSIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-25 39
MiG-29 190
MiG-31 146
Su-24 314
Su-25 192
Su-27/30/35 201 58
Su-34 9 28+26*
Tu-22 93
Tu-95 45
Tu-160 16
Special mission
An-12 (EW) 21
An-26 (Calibration) 1
An-30 (Recce) 13
An-72 (MPA) 1
Il-76 (AEW) 24
Il-76 (Comms) 1
Il-86 (Comms) 4
Tu-214 (Recce) 2
Tanker
Il-78 19
Transport
An-12 94
An-22 1
An-24/26 91
An-72/74 32
An-124 2 20
An-140 1+7*
Il-62 3
Il-76 104 2
L-410 95
Tu-134 11
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Tu-154 7
Yak-40 1
Combat helicopter
Ka-28 2
Ka-29 21
Ka-50/52 25
Ka-60 5
Mi-2 220
Mi-6 6
Mi-8/17 251
Mi-9 11
Mi-24/35 760
Mi-26 22 22
Mi-28 50
Training aircraft/helicopters
An-26 4
Ansat 40*
F480 1
L-39 27
Tu-134 8
Yak-130 8 65+76*
RUSSIANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29K 24*
Su-24 94
Su-25 43
Su-33 30
Tu-22 58
Tu-142 15
Special mission
An-26 (Calibration) 1
An-72 (MPA) 2
Be-12 (SAR) 4
Il-38 (MPA) 28
Transport
An-12 3
An-26 1
An-72 1
Il-114 1
Tu-154 1
Combat helicopter
Ansat 5 6
Ka-27 96
Ka-29 28
Mi-6 5
Mi-8 30
Mi-14 9
Mi-24 20
RWANDA
RWANDAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 2
Mi-24 2
SA342 4
SAUDI ARABIA
ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Eurofghter Typhoon 18 42
F-15C/S/SA 130
F-15SA 84*
Tornado IDS 82
Special mission
E-3A (AEW) 5
King Air 350 (Recce) 2
RE-3A (EW) 1
Saab 2000 (AEW) 1
Tanker
A330 6
KC-130H 7
KE-3A 7
Transport
C-130H 30
CN-235 3
Jetstream 31 1
Combat helicopter
AB205 5
AS332/532 14
Bell/AB412/AB212 38
EC725 12*
Mi-17 120*
Mi-35 30*
UH-60L 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
Eurofghter Typhoon 6 6
F-15D 20
Hawk 65/A 45
PC-9 47
Saab 2000 1
ROYAL SAUDI LAND FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AH-6I 36*
AH-64A/D 11 70*
AS550 30*
MD530 12*
NH90 42*
OH-58 15
S-70/UH-60L/M 14 48+72*
ROYAL SAUDI NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS532 13
AS565 6
NH90 10*
SA365 21
SENEGAL
SENEGAL AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
C-212 (MPA) 1
King Air 200 (Weather recce) 2
Transport
F27 3
Combat helicopter
AS355 1
Mi-2 2
Mi-17/171 3
Mi-35 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
TB30 2
SERBIA
SERBIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
G2 1
G4 23
J22 31
MiG-21 10
MiG-29 4
Transport
An-26 2
Yak-40 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 19
SA341/342 43
SEYCHELLES
SEYCHELLES PEOPLES DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
DHC-6 (MPA) 1
SIERRA LEONE
SIERRA LEONE DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-24 1
SINGAPORE
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-4SU 7
F-5S 26
F-15SG 18 6
F-16C/D 60
Special mission
E-2C (AEW) 4
F50 (MPA) 5
G550 (AEW) 3 1
Tanker
KC-130B/H 5
KC-135R 4
Transport
C-130H 5
F50 4
Combat helicopter
AH-64D 19
AS332/532 31
Bell 412 1
CH-47D/SD 16
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5T 9
M-346 12
PC-21 19
TA-4SU 15
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
S-70 6
SLOVAKIA
SLOVAKIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29 12
Special mission
L-410 (Recce) 1
Transport
An-26 2
C-27J 2*
L-410 5
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 4
Mi-8/17 14
Mi-24 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 9
SLOVENIA
SLOVENIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 1
SLOVENIAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
L-410 1
PC-6 2
Combat helicopter
AS532 4
Bell 412 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 3
PC-9 11
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Gripen C 9 8
Special mission
DC-3 (EW) 1
DC-3 (MPA) 5
Transport
C-130B 7
C-212 4
Cessna 208 10
CN-235 1
DC-3 5
King Air 200/300 4
Combat helicopter
AW109 29
BK117 7
Oryx 47
Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen D 9
Hawk 120 24
PC-7 Mk II 55
SOUTH AFRICANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Super Lynx 300 4
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SOUTH KOREA
REPUBLIC OF KOREA AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-4E/RF-4C 85
F-5E 158
F-15K 52 8
F-16C 118
TA-50 22
Special mission
737 (AEW) 1 3
BAe 125 (Recce) 8
Transport
C-130H 12
C-130J 4
CN-235 18
Combat helicopter
AS332 2
Bell 412 3
BO105 12
CH-47D 6
Ka-32 8
S-70 41
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F 36
F-16D 51
Hawk 67 17
KT-1 106
T-50 60
REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
King Air U-21 1
Combat helicopter
AH-1J/S 77
CH/HH-47D 38
MD500 282
UH-1H 92
UH-60P 94
REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
P-3C (MPA) 11
Transport
F406 5
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 1
Lynx 99/A 23
SA319 7
UH-1H 8
UH-60P/MH-60S 7 8*
SOUTHERNSUDAN
SOUTHERNSUDANESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-17 11
SPAIN
SPANISH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
EF-18A/M 74
Eurofghter 29 30+13*
Mirage F1M 22
Special mission
707 (EW) 1
C-212 (EW) 1
C-212 (SAR) 3
Citation V (Recce) 3
CN-235 (Recce) 2
CN-235 (SAR) 6
F27 (MPA) 3
Falcon 20 (Calibration) 2
Falcon 20 (EW) 2
King Air 90 (Recce) 4
P-3A/M (MPA) 6
Tanker
KC-130H 5
KC-137 (707) 2
Transport
707 1
A400M 27
Bombardier 215 17
C-130H 7
C-212 13
C-295 13
CN-235 10
Combat helicopter
AS332 11
S-76 2
SA330 6
Training aircraft/helicopters
C-101 71
EC120 15
EF-18B 12
Eurofghter 8 5+1*
F-5M 20
Mirage F1BM 3
S-76 6
T-35 35
SPANISH ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AB212 4
AS332/532 28
BO105 25
CH-47D 17
EC135 9
NH90 45
OH-58 2
Tiger 6 18
UH-1H 30
Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135 6 6
SPANISHNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
EAV-8B/+ 16
Transport
Citation II/VII 4
Combat helicopter
AB212 9
MD500 4
SH/ASH-3H 9
SH-60B 11
Training aircraft/helicopters
TAV-8B 1
SRI LANKA
SRI LANKAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-7 9
Kfr 9
MiG-23 1
MiG-27 7
Special mission
King Air 200/1300 (Recce) 2
Transport
An-32 5
C-130K 2
MA60 2
Combat helicopter
Bell 206 4
Bell 212/412 14
Mi-17 9 4*
Mi-24/35 14
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-7 1
K-8 5 50+2*
SUDAN
SUDANESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-5 3
F-6 8
F-7 20
MiG-21 4
MiG-23 3
MiG-29 11
Su-25 11
Transport
An-12 1
An-26 5
An-30/32 2
C-130H 5
DHC-5 3
Combat helicopter
AB205 2
AB212 3
IAR330 4
Mi-8/171/172 17
Mi-24/35 8
Training aircraft/helicopters
K-8 12
SURINAM
SURINAM DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 3
SWEDEN
SWEDISH AIR FORCE
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Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Gripen A/C 155
Special mission
Gulfstream IV (EW) 2
Saab 340 (AEW) 3
Saab 340 (SAR) 1
Tanker
KC-130H 1
Transport
C-130H 7
Saab 340 1
Sabreliner 40 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen B/D 24
Saab 105 72
SWEDISH DEFENCE FORCES HELICOPTER WING
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS332 9
BO105 14
NH90 6 12
UH-60M 4 11
Training aircraft/helicopters
AW109 20
SWITZERLAND
SWISS AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 41
F/A-18C 26
Gripen NG 22*
Special mission
DHC-6 (Recce) 1
King Air 350 (Recce) 1
Transport
Beech 1900 1
PC-6 15
Combat helicopter
AS332/532 25
EC635 18
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F 12
F/A-18D 7
PC-7 28
PC-9 11
PC-21 6 2
SYRIA
SYRIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 219
MiG-23 146
MiG-29 48
Su-22 50
Su-24 20
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 15
Mi-8/17 101
Mi-25 40
SA342 32
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 70
TAIWAN
REPUBLIC OF CHINA AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F/RF-5E 29
F-16A 117
F-CK-1A 101
Mirage 2000-5EI 47
Special mission
Beech 1900 (Calibration) 2
E-2K/T (AEW) 6
Transport
C-130H 20
Combat helicopter
EC225 3
S-70 13 45
Training aircraft/helicopters
AT-3 52
F-CK-1B 25
F-5F 32
F-16B 28
Mirage 2000-5DI 10
T-34 37
REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AH-1W 61
AH-64D 30
CH-47SD 8
OH-58 38
UH-1B/H 84
UH-60M 60*
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 29
REPUBLIC OF CHINA NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
S-2 (AEW) 21
Combat helicopter
MD500 8
S-70 16
TAJIKISTAN
TAJIKISTAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 8
Mi-24 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 4
TANZANIA
TANZANIAN PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-6 3
F-7 11
Combat helicopter
AB205 1
AB412 2
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-6 1
THAILAND
ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Alpha Jet 19
F-5A/E 45
F-16A 39
Gripen C 2 6
Special mission
DA42 (Recce) 4
Learjet 35 (EW) 1
Saab 340 (AEW) 1 1
Transport
A310 1
Arava 2
BT-67 7
C-130H 10
CN-235 6
HS 748 3
King Air 90 1
Merlin IV 1
Nomad 22 14
PC-6 17
Combat helicopter
Bell 212/412 12
UH-1H 14
Training aircraft/helicopters
DA42 6
F-5B/F 8
F-16B 15
Gripen D 4
L-39 34
PC-9 22
Saab 340 1
ROYAL THAI ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
C-212 1
King Air 200 2
Combat helicopter
AB412 1
AH-1F 3
Bell 206 3
Bell 212 53
CH-47D 6
Mi-17 5 3
S-70/UH-60M 6 2
UH-1H/V 90
Training aircraft/helicopters
F480 3 13
ROYAL THAI NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
F27 (MPA) 1
P-3T (MPA) 1
Transport
Bombardier 215 1
Dornier 228 7
F27 2
Nomad 24 3
Combat helicopter
Bell 212/214 10
S-70/MH-60S 6 2
S-76 4
Super Lynx 110/300 2 2*
TOGO
TOGOLESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Transport
King Air 200 1
Combat helicopter
SA315 2
SA316 1
SA365 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet 4
EMB-326 4
TB30 3
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIR GUARD
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Metro 23 (Recce) 2
Combat helicopter
AW139 2
TUNISIA
TUNISIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 12
Transport
C-130B/H 8
C-130J 2
L-410 5
Combat helicopter
AS350 6
Bell/AB205 22
S-61 15
SE313 8
SA316 7
UH-1H/N 8
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F 4
L-59 9
MB-326 10
SF-260 18
TURKEY
TURKISH AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F/RF-4E 157
F-16C 175 14
F-35A 116*
Special mission
737 (AEW) 4
CN-235 (EW) 1
CN-235 (Recce) 1
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Tanker
KC-135 7
Transport
A400M 10
C160 17
C-130B/E 13
CN-235 41
Combat helicopter
AS532 20
UH-1H 62
Training aircraft/helicopters
F/NF-5A/B 86
F-16D 42 15
KT-1 29 11
SF-260 36
T-37 58
T-38 66
TURKISH ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
King Air 200 (Recce) 2
Combat helicopter
AB204 5
AB205 69
AB206 3
AH-1P/S/W 26 2
AS532 26
CH-47F 6
OH-58 3
S-70 56
T129 59
UH-1H 85
Training aircraft/helicopters
AB204 10
AB206 36
TURKISHNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
ATR 72 (MPA) 10
CN-235 (MPA) 6
Combat helicopter
AB204 2
AB212 12
S-70B 18 14
TURKISH ARMED FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
T-70 69
TURKMENISTAN
TURKMENISTAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 3
MiG-23 58
MiG-25 24
MiG-29 24
Su-7 3
Su-17 65
Su-25 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-8 10
Mi-24 10
UGANDA
UGANDA PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCES
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 7
Su-30 2 6
Combat helicopter
Bell/AB206 8
Bell/AB412 3
Mi-17 2
Mi-24 5
Training aircraft/helicopters
SF-260 4
UKRAINE
UKRAINE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29 80
Su-24 59
Su-25 36
Su-27 36
Special mission
An-30 (Recce) 4
An-72 (MPA) 1
Transport
An-12 3
An-24/26 27
An-70 3*
An-74 1
Il-76 11
Combat helicopter
Mi-2 4
Mi-8/17 36
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 8
UKRAINE ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
Mi-6 4
Mi-8 56
Mi-24 42
UKRAINE NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Be-12 (SAR) 4
Transport
An-26 2
Combat helicopter
Ka-25 18
Ka-27 14
Ka-29 4
Mi-8 8
Mi-14 6
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
AT-802U 9 1
F-16E 54
Mirage 2000EAD/RAD 16
Mirage 2000-9/EAD/RAD 33
Special mission
Saab 340 (AEW) 2
Tanker
A330 3
Transport
An-32 5
Cessna 208 7
C-17 4 2
C-130H/L-100 6
C-130J 12*
CN-235 7
DHC-6 1
King Air 90 2
P180 2
Saab 340 1
Combat helicopter
AB412 2
AH-64D 30 30*
AS550 6
AS565 1
AW139 8
Bell 214 1
CH-47C/F 12 12
UH-60L/M 21 40
Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 1
F-16F 24
G115 12
Hawk 61/63/102 31
M-346 48*
MB-339 10
Mirage 2000DAD 2
Mirage 2000-9DAD 13
PC-7 31
PC-21 9 16
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat helicopter
AS332 9
AS565 7
UNITED KINGDOM
ROYAL AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
Eurofghter Typhoon 58 72+35*
F-35B/C 3+147*
Tornado GR4 108
Special mission
BN-2 (Recce) 3
E-3D (AEW) 5
Global Express (Sentinel R1) (Recce) 5
King Air 350CER (Shadow R1) (Recce) 4
RC-135 Airseeker (ELINT) 3
Tanker
A330 (AirTanker) 14
TriStar 4
VC10 12
Transport
A400M 22
BAe 125 6
BAe 146 2
C-17 7
C-130J 24
C-130K 8
TriStar 3
Combat helicopter
AW101 Merlin HC3/3A 25
AW109 2
Bell 412 4
CH-47 Chinook HC2/2A/3/4/6 45 16
SA330/Puma HC1 19
Sea King HAR3/3A 22
Training aircraft/helicopters
Eurofghter Typhoon 16 5+13*
G115 (Babcock) 119
Hawk T1 68
Hawk T2 28
King Air 200 10
Tornado GR4 17
Tucano T1 54
ARMY AIR CORPS
Type Active
Special mission
BN-2 (Recce) 14
Combat helicopter
Apache AH1 66
AS365 4
Bell 212 7
Lynx AH7/9/9A 79
Lynx Wildcat 34
SA341 28
Training aircraft/helicopters
BN-2 1
ROYAL NAVY - FLEET AIR ARM
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
Sea King ASaC7 (AEW) 11
Combat helicopter
AW101 Merlin HM1 30
Lynx HAS3/HMA8 36
Lynx Wildcat 28
Sea King HC4+/HU5 48
Training aircraft/helicopters
Hawk T1 14
King Air 350ER 4
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Type Active Ordered
Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 (FB Heliservices) 35
AW109 (FB Heliservices) 2
AW139 (FB Heliservices) 3
Bell 212/412 (FB Heliservices) 12
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Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-10A/C/OA-10 352
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B-1B 66
B-2A 19
B-52H 77
F-15C 218
F-15E 221
F-16C 857
F-22 170 9
F-35A 8 39+1,716*
Special mission
DC-10 (Research) 1
DHC-8 (Recce) 2
E-3B/C (AEW) 31
E-4B (Comms) 4
E-8C JSTARS (Recce) 17
EC-130H (EW) 14
EC-130J (EW) 7
Global Express (E-11A) (Recce) 3
HC-130J (SAR) 2 9+26*
HC-130N/P (SAR) 34
King Air MC-12W (Recce) 37 5
Learjet 35 (Calibration) 2
Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) 11
NC-135 (Research) 1
OC-135 (Recce) 2
RC-135 (ELINT) 22
U-2S (Recce) 29
WC-130J (Weather recce) 10
WC-135 (Research) 2
YAL-1 (Airborne Laser) 1 6*
Tanker
KC-46A 4+175
KC-135R/T 415
KDC-10 59
MC-130J 4 16+65*
MC-130P 27
Transport
737 (C-40) 3 2
757 (C-32) 2
1125 Astra SPX 2
Beech 1900 4
C-5A/B/C/M 91
C-17 212 4+5*
C-27J 4 8+8*
C-130E/H 286
C-130J 77 27+18*
C-212 2
CN-235 3
DHC-6 3
Dornier 328 3
EC/LC/MC/WC-130E/H/W 61
Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) 10
King Air 200/C-12 27
Learjet 35 (C-21) 51
M-28 10
Metro III (C-26) 1
PC-12 (U-28) 36
Combat helicopter
CV-22B 19 14+5*
HH/MH-60G/L/UH-60M 101 6+118*
UH/HH-1H 62
Training aircraft/helicopters
Beechjet T-1A 179
DA20 (DOSS Aviation) 49
DA40 (DOSS Aviation) 20
F-15D 36
F-16D 162
SR20 (T-53A) 2 23
T-6A 448
T/AT-38 489
TC-130 1
TC-135 3
TH-1H 36
TU-2S 4
US ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
DHC-7 (EO-5B) (EW) 2
DHC-7 (RC-7) (Recce) 5
King Air/300/350ER (C/RC-12) (Recce) 65 2
King Air JC/JRC-12 (Research) 2
Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) 1
Transport
Beech 1900 3
C-27J 7 2
C-212 3
Cessna 208 1
Citation Encore/Ultra 27
DHC-6 2
DHC-7 3
Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) 2
King Air 200/C-12 98 5
Metro III/23 (C-26) 11
PC-6 1
Shorts 330/360 (C-23A/B/C) 31
Combat helicopter
AH-64A/D 722 148
CH-47D/F 411 189
EC145 (UH-72A) 175 36+125*
MH-6 49
MH-47E/G 63 3
MH-60K/L/M 50
Mi-8/17/171 3
Mi-24/25 5
OH-58A/C/D 658 20*
UH-1H/V 73
UH/HH-60A/L/M 1,284 241+401*
Training aircraft/helicopters
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King Air 100/RC-12D 11
OH-58 2
T-34 4
US MARINE CORPS
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
AV-8B/+ 128
F-35B/C 42 378*
F/A-18A/C/D 195
Special mission
EA-6B (EW) 24
Tanker
KC-130F/R/T 35
KC-130J 44 3
Transport
Citation Encore/Ultra 12
DC-9 2
Gulfstream IV (C-20) 1
King Air (UC-12) 14
MV-22B 125 103+30*
Combat helicopter
AH-1W 148
AH-1Z 18 41+89*
CH-46E 125
CH-53D/E 179
H-3 1
UH-1N 62
UH-1Y 34 101+42*
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F/N 13
F/A-18B/C/D 39
T-34 3
TAV-8B 16
US NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-35C 11 249*
F/A-18A/C 212
F/A-18E/F 269 79
Special mission
E-2C/D (AEW) 67 15+4*
E-6B (Comms) 16
EA-6B (EW) 63
EA-18G (EW) 50 64
EP-3E (ELINT) 16
King Air (RC-12) (Recce) 1
NC-130H (Research) 1
P-3C (MPA) 121
P-3C (Recce) 20
P-8A (737) (MPA) 4 14+104
S-3B (Recce) 3
Transport
737 (C-40) 12
C-2A 33
C-130T 20
DC-9 13
DHC-6 1
Gulfstream IV (C-20) 4
King Air (UC-12) 12
Metro 23 (C-26) 7
P-3C 2
Combat helicopter
AH-1W 1
CH-53K 156
MH/CH-53E 31
MH-60R/S 280 70+209*
SH/HH-60B/F/H 203
UH/HH-1N 10
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 (TH-57) 111
F-5F/N 31
F-16A/B 14
F/A-18A/B/C/D 157
F/A-18E/F 135
King Air (T-44/TC-12) 79
Sabreliner 40/60 (T-39) 20
T-2 3
T-6A/B 145 14+166*
T-34 257
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TE-2C 2
URUGUAY
URUGUAYAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
A-37 5
IA-58 4
Special mission
C-212 (MPA) 2
Transport
C-130B 2
C-212 1
EMB-110 3
Combat helicopter
Bell 212 4
UH-1H 12
Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 5
SF-260 12
URUGUAYANNAVAL AVIATION
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
King Air 200 (MPA) 1
Combat helicopter
AS355 2
BO105 5
Wessex 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
T-34 2
T-35 4*
UZBEKISTAN
UZBEKISTAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-29 39
Su-17 30
Su-25 20
Su-27 30
Transport
Il-76 2
Combat helicopter
Mi-6 30
Mi-8 55
Mi-24 28
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 2
VENEZUELA
VENEZUELAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-16A 7
OV-10 10
Su-30 24
VF-5A 8
Special mission
Falcon 20 (EW) 1
Metro III (EW) 2
Tanker
707 1
Transport
C-130H 4
Cessna 208 3
King Air 200 4
Shorts 360 2
Y-8 8
Combat helicopter
AS332/532 13 8
Bell 212 2
Mi-28 4*
Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 19
F-16B 2
K-8 17
NF-5B/VF-5D 3
SF-260 12
VENEZUELAN ARMY
Type Active Ordered
Transport
MiG-21 21
MiG-29 24 32*
Su-22 31
Transport
An-12 5
An-26 9
C-130H 1
CN-235 1
Il-76 2
Combat helicopter
Ka-27 4
Ka-28 2
Mi-8/17/171/172 12
Mi-14 2
Mi-24/25/35 9
UH-1H 4
Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5B 2
L-39 17
ZAMBIA
ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-6 8
MiG-21 10
Transport
Dornier 28 5
HS 748 1
Combat helicopter
AB205 14
AS565 1
Mi-8 4
Mi-24/35 8
Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-6 2
K-8 8
SF-260 5
ZIMBABWE
ZIMBABWE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-7 7
MiG-23 3
Transport
BN-2 5
C-212 10
Combat helicopter
AB412 7
Mi-8 2
Mi-24/35 6
SA316 7
Training aircraft/helicopters
Hawk 60/A 11
K-8 11
SF-260 29
Arava 4
M-28 11
Combat helicopter
AW109 7
Bell 205 1
Bell 206 3
Bell 412 12
Mi-17 35
Mi-26 4
Mi-35 10
Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 2
VENEZUELANNAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
King Air 200 (MPA) 1
Combat helicopter
AS355 2
BO105 2
Wessex 1
Training aircraft/helicopters
T-34 2
T-35 4*
VIETNAM
VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
MiG-21 144
Su-22 38
Su-27/30 22 4+12*
Special mission
Be-12 (SAR) 4
Transport
An-26 20
M-28 1
Combat helicopter
Ka-25 5
Ka-28 7
Ka-32 2
Mi-8/17/172 50
Mi-24 30
UH-1H 8
Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 26
VIETNAMESE NAVY
Type Active Ordered
Special mission
DHC-6 (MPA) 3
Transport
DHC-6 3
YEMEN
YEMEN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered
Combat aircraft
F-5E 11
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with its “Unified Protector” mission eventually lasting for seven months and totalling more than 26. the United Nations-backed campaign to protect Libyan civilians from persecution also benefitted from the involvement of several members of the Arab League. On 2 May. the long distances involved in operating from bases throughout the Mediterranean delivered a logistical challenge. France. And with no acknowledged coalition forces on the ground. Command and control. Washington’s main focus remained in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. such as the UAE’s Lockheed Martin F-16E/Fs. Initially led by the US armed forces from mid-March under A the banner “Odyssey Dawn”. it did continue to deliver key support via the allocation of tankers and intelligence. and also further afield in nations such as Yemen. NATO took full command of the activity from 31 March. from all-out conflict and clandestine cross-border raids to flying humanitarian relief missions in the wake of natural disasters. Spain. the task of identifying rebel forces from regime troops was also testing. While regime change was brought about in Egypt without the major involvement of the local military in support of then-president Hosni Mubarak. Libya provided an unusual test for participating nations. targeting and communication issues also arose for some participants.WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 The French and Qatari air forces deployed Mirage 2000-5s for the fight over Libya JOINT RESPONSE Air arms around the world reacted to multiple challenges during 2011. the United Arab Emirates and the UK allocated to enforce a no-fly zone over the country provided sufficient threat to keep any pro-Gaddafi aircraft on the ground. but the result of the “Arab Spring” movement that swept through Middle Eastern and North African nations. despite fleet and budget cuts. and also in targeting its senior leadership in neighbouring Pakistan. CRAIG HOYLE LONDON DATA COMPILED BY SANDRA LEWIS-RICE. MARTIN SMITH & JON UNDERDOWN FLIGHTGLOBAL MILICAS & HELICAS RUGBY n action-packed 2011 saw air power put to the test across its full spectrum of activities. surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft: both of which are still in short supply among its allies. For once. bringing unrest and political upheaval. the main defence headlines of the year were not driven by coalition action in Afghanistan or Iraq. COMBAT FOCUS While the USA stepped back from playing the lead role over Libya following its provision of early and intense strikes against Gaddafi’s forces and infrastructure. While the assembled force of fighters from players such as Canada.300 sorties. its decade-long ac- 4 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 . Qatar. We list the current inventories and procurement plans of 160 nations. the national movement to oust Col Muammar Gaddafi from more than four decades of power in Libya was a longer and more bloody experience.

000 aircraft as being in active use with 160 nations around the globe: a drop of Ukraine is reported to now have around 300 fewer RSK MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-24 strike aircraft in use than previously listed approximately 2. This contrasts with last year’s data for the nation. in addition to supporting the fight over Libya and in Afghanistan. and floods affected parts of Pakistan. LIBYAN ATTRITION With no information available yet about which of the Gaddafi regime’s aircraft survived the conflict. Another significant contributor has been the coalition and rebel action which destroyed or disabled a large amount of the former Libyan Arab Air Force’s fleet. to help assist with the recovery efforts. several nations also found the capacity to fly in supplies in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami which devastated parts of Japan in March. US Air Force Boeing C-17s flew into Sendai. Meanwhile. Our new World Air Forces directory lists over 52. Another significant reduction is also marked in the entry for Ukraine. A tantalising glimpse of the USA’s advances into the world of stealthy rotorcraft was provided after one of its helicopters crashed during the troop insertion. which has allowed a combined 850 obsolete Harbin H-5 and Nanchang Q-5 combat aircraft to be deleted from the inventories of the Chinese air force and navy.000 airframes since last year. Pakistan. our new entry for the nation has been restricted to showing only the little more than a dozen transport aircraft and helicopters that have been seen in use since the end of hostilities. its tail structure survived intact. which is reported to now have around 300 fewer RSK MiG-29 and Sukhoi Su-24 strike aircraft in use than previously listed.3 8 French Air Force tion to locate Osama bin Laden was finally ended when he was killed during a special forces raid on a compound in Abbottabad. While the bulk of the aircraft – believed to have been a heavily modified Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk – was destroyed. for example. major earthquakes also hit New Zealand and Turkey.WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 WORLDWIDE ACTIVE FLEET PER REGION NORTH A Combat a Combat h Transport 1 7 ombat airc ombat helic ansports/T 2 400 SOUTH AMERICA Combat aircraft Combat helicopter Transports/Tankers Pic credit AFRICA Combat air Combat he Transports/ ASIA-PACIFIC Combat aircraft Combat helicopters Transports/Tankers 4. with a small fleet of 11 Mil Mi-17 Bin Laden raid prompted stealth questions World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 5 Rex Features . which listed almost 380 aircraft as operational. All drew support from air arms which are typically being asked to do more with reduced resources or personnel as most nations contend with severe budgetary limitations.8 4. Elsewhere this year. Southern Sudan appears as a first-time entrant. More than one-third of this reduction can be attributed to improved data.

155 18.818 1. where the USA accounts for almost 1. which is looking to kick-start the new generation version of itsfighter after making previous deliveries to the Czech Republic.700 of the 5. If confirmed. with its air force. Sweden and Thailand.195 52. As with previous directories. although these four nations combined account for only three-quarters of Washington’s total assets. In line with the overall decrease recorded in the directory.033 25% 7% 5% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 45% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 USA Russia China India North Korea Syria Egypt South Korea Pakistan France Other TOTAL 2.452 653 574 483 458 413 373 363 6. but few new sales by early December.485 1.109 35% 9% 5% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 36% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 USA Russia Japan China South Korea France India UK Italy Germany Other TOTAL 4. Japan and India.674 15.746 18% 9% 9% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 42% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 USA Japan Russia Brazil Indonesia UK France Taiwan India Spain Other TOTAL 692 174 100 54 45 42 41 34 33 33 499 1. transports/tankers.440 1. with the sale to extend Lockheed’s production of the type through 2018.598 1.072 23.051 3.561 713 703 701 504 451 415 410 397 8. Companies are also awaiting the outcome of several other key battles. This is borne out by our data about confirmed orders. Marine Corps and navy together accounting for 25% of the total equipment listed this year. FIGHTER BATTLES As ever.902 26% 8% 4% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 43% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 USA Japan Egypt UK Turkey Israel China France South Korea India Other TOTAL 2.682 1. more than 900 military aircraft dedicated for use as VIP transports around the world are not included. numbers for combat helicopters and special mission aircraft have both seen slight increases.529 27% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 44% 100% 6 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .400 aircraft recorded.855 423 403 383 345 339 324 319 270 262 4.165 1. army. this dominance shows no sign of being diminished for many years to come. Russia is a distant second. South Africa. potential business in the fighter market resulted in many stories during 2011. Iraq’s acquisition of 18 F-16C/Ds is also progressing.375 1.637 1. with funding to be sought next year. and training aircraft/ helicopters.794 467 238 158 148 109 106 84 78 74 1. This roughly 30% stake increases to more than half of the pending future purchases detailed in the directory.606 10. global fleets have shrunk in three of our equipment categories: combat aircraft. As before. Hungary. the win will be of great significance to the Swedish manufacturer.152 1. But reflecting the current needs of operating in Afghanistan.WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 transport helicopters.666 2. with the US military to potentially acquire over 3. with the decision to provide a massive boost for either the Dassault-led Rafale WORLDWIDE ACTIVE FLEET SHARE PER COUNTRY GLOBAL MILITARY FLEET Country Active fleet Share COMBAT AIRCRAFT Country Active fleet Share US Air Force SPECIAL MISSION Country Active fleet Share 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 USA Russia China Japan India South Korea France Egypt Turkey UK Other TOTAL 13. The Swiss Federal Council in late November announced its intention to buy 22 Gripen NGs from Saab.892 1. While a severe budget crunch is now being faced by Department of Defense planners. the USA tops our league tables in every directory category for the number of aircraft in active use.700 aircraft identified. India’s initially 126-unit medium multi-role combat aircraft contest could potentially be concluded before year-end.900 of the 6.853 5. followed by China.747 40% 10% 6% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 29% 100% TRANSPORTS/TANKERS Country Active fleet Share COMBAT HELICOPTERS Country Active fleet Share TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS Country Active fleet Share 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 USA Russia India Brazil France China Iran Germany Turkey Japan Other TOTAL 1.

several incidents where pilots encountered hypoxia-like symptoms. but faces stiff competition from the Gripen NG and Super Hornet. United Aircraft president Mikhail Pogosyan in August forecast that up to 600 production aircraft could be built. But the discovery of cracks in a lift fanrelated component provided the latest example of the challenges facing Lockheed and its industry partners in having to develop. the rebuke from the Gulf has come at a bad time for Dassault. Although the Rafale performed well both from land bases and the deck of the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during the course of the Libya campaign. including 200 each for the Russian and Indian air forces. Japan also could be poised to announce the winner of its F-X contest to replace air forceoperated McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantoms. A third development aircraft entered flight test in November. Compared against 2010. where the Royal Air Force’s BAE Systems Hawk T1/1As are returning to action after a grounding period prompted by the death of a Red Arrows display team pilot in a ground incident involving his Martin-Baker Mk 10 ejection seat. along with Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The service has had most of its current examples grounded over recent months while it continues investigations into the cause of International team or the Eurofighter consortium. This represented the team’s second China’s march towards fielding a fifth-generation fighter appears to be progressing well with the J-20 fatality during 2011. Although sales of Russian combat aircraft have fallen markedly since the end of the Cold War. Brazil could also potentially reach a decision in its delayed fighter competition in 2012. as just 18 of the winning type are to undergo final assembly in Europe before work and vital know-how is progressively transferred to the customer nation. test and produce the F-35 concurrently. The first aircraft destined for an international customer was also recently rolled off the assembly line in Fort Worth. Lockheed will during 2012 deliver its last F-22A Raptor air superiority fighter to the US Air Force. Sukhoi has continued development work on its PAK-FA/T-50.WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 But many future fighter orders remain likely to go to the F-35. exceeding its planned number of test flights – with 917 flown by 6 December – and also performing well during the first deckbased operations using two short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35Bs aboard the US Marine Corps’ amphibious carrier the USS Wasp. with Chengdu having flown its J-20 demonstrator on numerous occasions since its surprise debut last January. Safety also remains in the spotlight in the UK. Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Eurofighter Typhoon are in contention. by which point its predecessors had logged more than a combined 100 sorties. The Rafale was identified as the preferred choice of the previous government. Boeing delivered its last of 24 F/A18Fs to the Royal Australian Air Force recently under its first export sale of the type. with the industry team having pulled the plug on its proposed self-funding of remaining development work. Such concerns have prompted some Congressmen to seek a reduction in planned orders while teething problems can be addressed. Meanwhile. a projection of just 200 more for export customers could be on the modest side. China’s march towards fielding a fifth-generation fighter also appears to be progressing well. with the UK to take delivery of the STOVL platform during 2012. Texas. Lockheed had a good year. although the nation is facing financial pressures linked to it hosting the Football World Cup in 2014. This leaves Pratt & Whitney as the exclusive engine supplier for the JSF. despite the programme’s mixed fortunes over the last 12 months. with its F135. The Rafale and Typhoon are also now going toe-to-toe in a process to meet the future needs of the UAE. but the F-35B had problems too World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 7 Lockheed Martin . Elsewhere in the US fighter sector. But India’s Hindustan Aeronautics will be a perhaps bigger beneficiary of the selection. Beijing’s CATIC export body is also now marketing the JF-17 jointly developed by Chendgu and the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex to potential Safety concerns meant airborne sightings of the US Air Force’s F-22A Raptors were rare in 2011 MIXED PROSPECTS A six-year battle between the General Electric/Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team and the US Department of Defense over the alternate F136 engine has finally come to an end though. It aced carrier-based trials. with earlier exclusive negotiations conducted with the French team having failed to progress to a contract. which is still seeking the first international buyer for its “omnirole” strike aircraft.

The US Air Force used its C-17s to fly relief supplies to Sendai. Published as premium products. EW electronic warfare. In late November. The directory also includes global fleet analysis provided by Antoine Fafard from Flightglobal’s Insight team. An Embraer/Sierra Nevada team is waiting to hear by the end of the year whether it could secure the 15-aircraft sale to Kabul with the EMB-314 Super Tucano. but crashing its first prototype barely one week later as the company left the Dubai air show still without the closure of a longplanned contract with the UAE. and to download other special reports. Alenia Aermacchi experienced highs and lows with its M-346 “Master”.036 15.746 15% 6% 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 45% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 C-130/L-100 KC-135/707 An-24/26 King Air C-17 Il-76/78 An-32 C-160 CN-235 An-12 Other TOTAL 1. with early work under way in Japan. visit flightglobal. SIGINT signals intelligence To download your free copy of the directory from 13 December 2011. and funding for a proposed followon deal for the US service has been deleted. but also stand ready to respond to the unexpected. In other developments.722 2.109 22% 9% 6% 5% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 38% 100% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 S-70/SH/UH-60 Mi-8/17/171/172 Mi-24/25/35 UH-1 AH-64 CH-47 OH-58 Bell/AB212/412 AH-1 SA341/342 Other TOTAL 2.WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 WORLDWIDE TOP 10 ACTIVE AIRCRAFT TYPES COMBAT AIRCRAFT Type Active fleet Share TRANSPORTS/TANKERS Type Active fleet Share COMBAT HELICOPTERS Type Active fleet Share 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 F-16 F-18 F-15 MiG-21 MiG-29 Su-27/30 Su-24 Su-25 F-5 F-4 Other TOTAL 2. EXPLANATORY NOTES Flightglobal’s World Air Forces directory uses fleet data compiled for its MiliCAS and HeliCAS databases by Sandra Lewis-Rice. South Korea and Turkey. with the Paramount Group and Aerosud having unveiled the advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft. Ordered: Aircraft on firm order. For Soviet-era types where only summary information is available. the USAF appears likely to step back from the niche role. air arms around the world must be prepared to perform familiar tasks in 2012. visit flightglobal. 2011 also saw a first move from the South African defence industry to reestablish a presence in the combat aircraft sector. in the majority of cases down to serial number level. and with Brazil having also shown a longterm desire to gain an indigenous capability.494 1. The company’s first of at least 176 A400Ms has also entered final assembly.com/wafdownload 8 | Flightglobal Insight | 13-19 Air Forces 2011/2012 Flight International World December 2011 US Air Force . the two-seat design is expected to make its first flight in the second quarter of 2012. Martin Smith and Jon Underdown. ELINT electronic intelligence. Equipped with aircraft new and old. Others which are pending purchase approval or contract signature are marked with an asterisk.954 5. or AHRLAC. with three now having been handed over to launch user the Royal Australian Air Force. Airbus Military saw delays to the introduction of its A330 multi- role tanker/transport overcome. Further nations also have aspirations to develop their own fighters. Comms communications. Recce reconnaissance. Hawker Beechcraft was told its AT-6 would not be considered for a light air support deal for the Afghan air force. MiliCAS and HeliCAS provide subscribers with detailed fleet and orders information.009 859 797 794 784 622 541 518 475 7.902 14% 13% 8% 7% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 35% 100% customers.com/insight Fleet information is divided into these categories: Active: Aircraft in day-to-day use. Insight provides bespoke analysis on sectors ranging from business aviation to commercial and military aircraft. But while some nations may be interested in acquiring such lowcost aircraft for counter-insurgency missions.546 18. handing over its first production example of the advanced jet trainer to the Italian air force in mid-November. and abridged by Craig Hoyle.523 1. To find out more. Unveiled in September. with the design offering a lower-cost alternative to its Western rivals. Japan NEW PRETENDERS More modestly. which may be subject to future revision.311 1.150 442 304 246 237 208 149 145 137 137 1. Responsible for producing special reports on the aviation industry. ahead of its planned delivery to France in late 2012 or early 2013.366 951 797 761 686 569 487 6. this also includes some non-operational platforms. This category includes current planned order totals. Abbreviations AEW airborne early warning. MPA maritime patrol aircraft. SAR search and rescue.

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 AFGHANISTAN AFGHAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered SA/IAR316 SA342 20 2 14 6 3 22 4 ARGENTINIAN NAVY Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 L-29 L-39 PC-7 PC-9 Combat aircraft Super Etendard 11 5 2 3 2 2 1 4 8 10 Transport C-27A (G222) Cessna 208 12 5 46 9 9 6 21 35 Special mission King Air 200 (MPA) King Air 200 (Recce) P-3B (MPA) S-2 (AEW) Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 Mi-35 UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters MD530 48 ARGENTINA ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport F28 PC-6 Combat aircraft A-4 IA-58 Mirage IIIEA Mirage 5 Nesher 23 31 6 5 10 2 2 1 2 7 5 5 6* 4 8 11 2 19 24 2 4 Active ALBANIA ALBANIAN AIR BRIGADE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS555 H-3/S-61 Combat helicopter AB205 AB206 AS532 AW109 BO105 3 7 5 1 7 Training aircraft/helicopters T-34 Special mission Learjet 35 (Calibration) Learjet 35 (Recce) ARMENIA ARMENIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Tanker KC-130H Combat aircraft MiG-25 Su-25 1 14 1 9 12 2 12 4 ALGERIA ALGERIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport C-130B/H DHC-6 F27 F28 KC-390 Saab 340 Transport Il-76 Combat aircraft MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-24 Su-30 14 34 22 28 6 2 5 6 16 Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-9 Mi-24 16 Special mission Beech 1900 (Recce) King Air 200 (MPA) Combat helicopter Bell 212/412 MD500 SA315 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Tanker Il-78 Training aircraft/helicopters AT/IA-63 EMB-312 Mirage IIIDA T-A4 18+40* AUSTRALIA ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport Beech 1900 C-130H C-295 Il-76 King Air 90/200/350 Combat aircraft F/A-18A F/A-18F F-35A Ordered 6 11 15 4 9 3 5 2 74 36 4 30 3 Active 55 24 14*+86* 4 19 3 5 9 12 9 16 33 2 ARGENTINIAN ARMY Type Special mission 737 (AEW) AP-3C (MPA) Combat helicopter AS355 AS555 Bell 412 Ka-32 Mi-2 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24 Super Lynx 130 Special mission OV-1 (Recce) 9 1 2 3 5 4 27 2 3 Transport C-212 DHC-6 Tanker A330 (KC-30A) 2 1* Transport C-17 C-130H C-130J King Air 200/350 Combat helicopter AS332 Mi-17 SA315 UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Yak-130 13 Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F/A-18B Hawk 127 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 ALGERIAN NAVY Type Combat helicopter AW101 2 4 ANGOLA ANGOLAN PEOPLE'S AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-23 Su-22 Su-25 Su-27 24 22 14 15 7 8 17 8 2 5 1 1 6 1 6 5 79 15 ISAF Media Transport An-12 An-26 An-32 An-72/74 C-212 Dornier 28 F27 Il-76 King Air 200 Combat helicopter AS565 Bell 212 Mi-8/17 Mi-25/35 Afghanistan’s air force revival includes a growing number of Mi-17 helicopters World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 9 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 King Air 350 PC-9/9A 8 63 Active Ordered ROYAL BAHRAINI NAVY Type Active Ordered Dornier 128 HS 748 2 1 1 4 AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVIATION CORPS Type Combat helicopter BO105 2 Combat helicopter AS350 AW109 Ordered Combat helicopter CH-47D/F NH90/MRH90 OH-58 S-70 Tiger 5 8 14 34 22 12 Active Ordered 7 33 BANGLADESH BANGLADESH AIR FORCE Type Active Combat aircraft A-5 F-7 MiG-29 8 23 8 3 4 4 14 25 9 12 8 11 Active Ordered BHUTAN ROYAL BHUTAN ARMY Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8 2 Training aircraft/helicopters OH-58 Transport An-32 C-130B BOLIVIA BOLIVIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY Type Combat helicopter NH90/MRH90 S-70/MH-60R Sea King 50 5 16 6 3 13 3 24 Combat helicopter Bell 206 Bell 212 Mi-17/171/172 Special mission Learjet 25 (Recce) 2 3 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 5* 1 16 9 6 5 6 14 Active Ordered Transport Arava Beech 1900 C-130B C-212 F27 King Air 90/200 Turbo Commander Training aircraft/helicopters AW109 AS350 Bell 429 Training aircraft/helicopters FT-6 FT-7 L-39 T-37 AUSTRIA AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered BANGLADESH ARMY Type Combat helicopter AS332 AS350 Dhruv ALH Mi-17 SA316 UH-1H Combat aircraft Eurofighter 15 3 13 23 11 9 24 16 28 Transport Cessna 208 1 2 Active Ordered Transport C-130K PC-6 Combat helicopter Bell 206 BANGLADESH NAVY Type Combat helicopter Bell/AB212 OH-58 S-70 SA316 Special mission Dornier 228NG 2 Training aircraft/helicopters DA40 K-8 PC-7 R44 T-33 BELARUS BELARUS AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters PC-7 Saab 105 Combat aircraft MiG-29 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27 38 35 70 22 2 2 2 110 67 10 BOLIVIAN ARMY Type AZERBAIJAN AZERBAIJAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport C-212 King Air 90 1 1 Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-24 Su-25 5 5 13 11 11 1 23 49 12 Active Ordered Transport An-26 Il-76 BOSNIA-HERZIGOVINA BIH ARMED FORCES Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-6 Mi-8/172 Mi-24 Combat aircraft G4 J-1 J-22 1 10 7 11 6 13 Transport Tu-134 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 SA342 UH-1H Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24 BELGIUM BELGIAN AIR COMPONENT Type Active Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Combat aircraft F-16A 50 1 7 11 4 24 8+2* 3 3 29 10 32 BOTSWANA BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered AZERBAIJAN ARMY Type Transport A330 A400M C-130H EMB-135/145 Combat aircraft F-5 10 10 3 2 2 1 11 6 5 3 Combat helicopter Mi-35 24 Transport BN-2 C-130B C-212 CN-235 King Air 200 BAHAMAS BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AW109 NH90 SA316 Sea King 48A Special mission Cessna 208 (MPA) King Air 350 (Recce) 1 1 Combat helicopter AS350 Bell 412 BAHRAIN ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet F-16B SF-260 Training aircraft/helicopters F-5 PC-7/Mk II 5 Combat aircraft F-5E F-16C 8 17 13 32 14 4 4 4 6 3 Combat helicopter AB212 AH-1 S-70/UH-60M BELIZE BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered BRAZIL BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport 7 BN-2 1 1 Combat aircraft AMX-A/T EMB-314 F-5E/EM Mirage 2000C 52 29 44 10 4 3 3 Training aircraft/helicopters BO105 F-5F F-16D Hawk 129 T67M260 Firefly Training aircraft/helicopters T67M260 Firefly BENIN BENIN PEOPLE'S ARMED FORCES Type Active Ordered Special mission Beech 125 (Calibration) C-130E/M (SAR) Transport 10 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 King Air 200 2 3 1 1 3 4 Combat helicopter Mi-17 Mi-35 SA316 Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-314 SF-260 BURUNDI BURUNDI NATIONAL ARMY Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS350 Mi-24 SA316 SA342 1 2 4 5 5 Training aircraft/helicopters SF-260 Royal tCanadian Air Force CAMBODIA ROYAL CAMBODIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport An-24 1 1 2 1 The rebranded Royal Canadian Air Force will receive its last four C-130Js by mid-2012 C-295 (SAR) EMB-110 (Calibration) 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) 2 3 2 12 5 4 1 5 3 4 1 2 3 28* 15 50* 10 29 78 14 7 8 6 3 1 1 9 31 10 8 31 105 55 3 2 Active Combat helicopter AS355 Mi-17 UH-1H AS350 AS355 Bell 206 EC725 Lynx 21 S-70 SH-3D/S-61 17 8 2 1 12 12 16 3 CAMEROON CAMEROON AIR FORCE 15 6 Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Impala Magister 5 6 3 4 1 1 1 2 5 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 TA-4 8 Transport C-130H DHC-5 Tanker KC-130H KC-137 (707) KC-390 BRUNEI ROYAL BRUNEI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Bell 206 Bell 412 SA319 SA330 Transport CN-235 1 2 11 6 4 4 Transport C-130E/H/M C-212 C-295 Cessna 208 EMB-110 EMB-120 EMB-145 Combat helicopter Bell 206 Bell 212/214 BO105 S-70/70i Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet CAMEROON ARMY Type 12 Combat helicopter SA342 4 Training aircraft/helicopters PC-7 Mk II Combat helicopter AS332 AS355 Bell 205 Bell 206 EC725 Mi-35 UH-1H/SH-1D UH-60L BULGARIA BULGARIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered CANADA ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F/A-18A F-35A 64 65* 2 2 18 2 5 3 4 14 13 6 4 2 14 88 15 27 4 1 12 9 27 4 Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-29 Su-25 6 16 14 1 1 2 2 2 12 4 6 5 Active Ordered Special mission C-130E (SAR) King Air 200 (Recce) P-3 (MPA) 15 3+18* 6 Special mission An-30 (Recce) Transport A319 An-26 C-27J L-410 Tanker A310 KC-130H Training aircraft/helicopters AMX-T AS350 EMB-312 EMB-314 F-5FM Mirage 2000B Transport A310 C-17 C-130E/H C-130J DHC-5 DHC-6 King Air 200 9 Combat helicopter AS532 Mi-17 4 BRAZILIAN ARMY Type Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 PC-9 Combat helicopter AS350 AS532 AS550 AS565 EC725 S-70 16 8 19 34 1 3 Active BULGARIAN NAVY Type Combat helicopter AW101 (SAR) Bell 412 CH-47F H-3 Mi-17 (leased) S-92 Combat helicopter 15 6 Ordered AS365 Mi-14 1 2 2 BRAZILIAN NAVY Type BURKINA FASO BURKINA FASO AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 27 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 (Allied Wings) Bell 412 (Allied Wings) CT-114 Tutor DHC-8 Combat aircraft A-4 11 7 Transport AT-802 CN-235 HS 748 1 1 1 Combat helicopter AS332/532 World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 11 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 F/A-18B G120 (Allied Wings) Hawk 115 (NFTC) King Air 90 (Allied Wings) T-6A (NFTC) 26 11 16 7 26 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport BN-2 2 1 Combat helicopter AS350 CHAD CHAD NATIONAL FLIGHT Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Su-25 6 1 1 1 6 4 7 2 1 1 1 Transport An-26 C-130H PC-6 Combat helicopter AS550 Mi-17/171 Mi-24/35 SA330 China’s large Su-27/30 fleet provides a potent force while its stealthy J-20 is developed CHILEAN NAVY Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters PC-7 PC-9 SF-260 Special mission C-295 (MPA) EMB-110 (MPA) P-3 (MPA) Ordered Z-8 Z-9 Z-10 13 193 11 1 28 60 Active CHILE CHILEAN AIR FORCE Type Active 3 5 3 3 8 5 3 5 2 7 Training aircraft/helicopters AS350 HC120 Z-11 128* Transport C-212 Combat aircraft C-101 F-5E F-16A/C 20 8 35 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 3 12 6* 1 1 15 1 1 13 2 12 2 11 23 Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS/SA365 AS532 Bell 206 BO105 CHINESE NAVY Type Ordered Combat aircraft H-6 J-7 J-8 J-10 JH-7 Q-5 Su-30/33 14 30 48 2 35 30 23 1 3 12 9 8 3 26 21 14 12 Special mission 707 (AEW) Beech 99 (MPA) King Air 100 (Recce) Learjet 35 (Recce) Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 PC-7 Tanker 707/KC-135 CHINA CHINESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 50* Transport Yak-42 Transport 737 767 Beech 99 C-130B/H C-212 DHC-6 KC-390 Combat aircraft H-6 J-7 J-8 J-10 J-11 (Su-27/30) JH-7 Q-5 120 389 96 200 273 72 120 2 8 8* 3 80 7 10 4 4 100 28 21 1 39 170 Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS565 Ka-28 Ka-31 Mi-8 SA365 Z-8 Z-9 6 71 Combat helicopter AS350 Bell 206 Bell 412 BK117 Mi-17 SA315 UH-1H Special mission 1 10* 737 (Comms) Il-76/KJ2000 (AEW) Training aircraft/helicopters JJ-6 JL-8 (K-8) Tanker Il-78 Transport An-12 An-26 An-30 Il-76 MA60 Tu-154 COLOMBIA COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft A-37 BT-67 EMB-314 Kfir OV-10 8 6 25 20 9 6 5 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 7 3 4 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 EMB-314 F-5F F-16B/D T-35 30* Combat helicopter Mi-8/171 Z-8/SA321 Z-9 Z-11 Special mission Cessna 208 (Recce) Citation Ultra (Recce) King Air 300/350 (EW) Metro 23 (Recce) Turbo Commander (Recce) CHILEAN ARMY Type Transport C-212 Cessna 208 CN-235 5 3 3 10 2 1 1 9 1 4 Training aircraft/helicopters JJ-7 JL-8 (K-8) Tanker 707 767 Combat helicopter AS332/532 AS350 AS355 Bell 206 MD530 SA315 SA330 CHINESE ARMY Type Transport 727 Arava C-130B/H C-212 C-295 Combat helicopter Mi-6 Mi-8/17/171/172 Mi-26 S-70 3 231 4 16 12 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 Rex Features .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Cessna 208 Citation II CN-235 EMB-110 KC-390 King Air 90/350 Turbo Commander 5 1 3 2 5 1 3 12 3 46 50 12 14 2 17 Active Mi-8/171 23 20 EMB-314 8 3 1 2 12 9 2 5 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters 7 12* 2 PC-9 Transport C-212 Turbo Commander CUBA CUBAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Bell 412 OH-58 UH-1H Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 12 24 3 4 41 16 25 Active Ordered Combat helicopter Bell 205 Bell 212/412 MD500/530 S-70 UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters Schweizer 333 T-35 Transport An-26 DOMINICAN NATIONAL ARMY Type Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 EMB-312 Lancair Synergy T-37 Combat helicopter OH-58A/C 7 3 Training aircraft/helicopters 23 L-39 Training aircraft/helicopters R44 CUBAN NAVY Type Ordered COLOMBIAN ARMY Type ECUADOR ECUADORIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-14 1 Special mission King Air 200/350 (EW) 4 2 2 2 4 2 33 50 46 Active Ordered Combat aircraft Kfir 8 1 3 2 6 25 18 13 Active Ordered Transport An-32 C-212 Cessna 208 King Air 90/200/350 Turbo Commander CYPRUS CYPRUS AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport 727 C-130B/H DHC-6 Transport BN-2 1 12 4 2 Combat helicopter Mi-35 SA342 UH-1H Combat helicopter Dhruv ALH Combat helicopter Mi-17 UH-1H/N UH-60L Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 EMB-314 T-34 Ordered CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH REPUBLIC AIR FORCE Type Active COLOMBIAN NAVY Type ECUADORIAN ARMY Type Combat aircraft Gripen C L-159A 12 20 2 4 2* 6 34 10 9 2 8 4 Special mission CN-235 (MPA) 3 1 2 1 1 2 6 Special mission Citation II (Recce) King Air 200 (Recce) 1 1 5 2 2 1 1 4 2 7 1 1 10 Active Transport C-212 Special mission L-410 (Recce) Transport Arava C-212 CN-235 DHC-5 PC-6 Combat helicopter AS555 Bell 412 BK117 BO105 UH-1N Transport C-295 KC-390 L-410 Combat helicopter Mi-8/17/171 Mi-35 W-3 Ordered Combat helicopter AS332 AS350 Mi-171 SA315 SA330 SA342 1 4 CONGO CONGOLESE AIR FORCE Type Active Training aircraft/helicopters Gripen D L-39 L-159T Combat aircraft Mirage F1 2 1 5 2 6 Transport 727 Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 Mi-14 Mi-35 DENMARK ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered ECUADORIAN NAVY Type Ordered Special mission CN-235 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA) 1 4 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 4 Combat aircraft F-16A F-35A 39 48* 3 4 12 14 7 13 CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport CN-235 King Air 300/350 Special mission Challenger 604 (MPA) Combat aircraft MiG-23 Su-25 2 2 5 1 1 6 2 11 Transport C-130J Combat helicopter Bell 206 Bell 230 Bell 430 Combat helicopter AS550 AW101 Lynx 90 Transport An-12 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 T-34 T-35 Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-26 Mi-35 SA316/SE3160 SA330 Training aircraft/helicopters F-16B DJIBOUTI DJIBOUTI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered EGYPT EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered CROATIA CROATIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport Cessna 208 L-410 M-28 1 1 1 1 3 Combat aircraft Alpha Jet MS2 F-4E F-6 F-7 F-16A/C MiG-21 Mirage 5E2/SDE/SDR Mirage 2000EM Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-21 6 2 5 6 8 Combat helicopter AS355 Mi-8 Transport An-32 AT-802 Bombardier 215 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DOMINICAN AIR FORCE Type Active 15 34 45 60 154 59 76 15 2 16 Combat helicopter Bell 206 Special mission Beech 1900 (Calibration) Combat aircraft World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 13 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Beech 1900 (MPA) Beech 1900 (Recce) E-2C (AEW) 2 4 7 3 24 1 9 1 36 19 72 4 88 23 9 30 54 47 74 120 10 39 6 4 19 EQUATORIAL GUINEA EQUATORIAL GUINEA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 SA/IAR316/SE3160 24 15 5 7 4 Active Ordered Transport An-74 C-130H C-295 DHC-5 Combat aircraft Su-25 4 1 1 2 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 SF-260 Special mission 2 An-72 (MPA) ETHIOPIAN ARMY AVIATION Type Transport An-32 Combat helicopter AB212 AH-64D AW139 CH-47C/D Mi-8/17 S-70/UH-60M SA342 Sea King SH-2G 10 2 6* 4* Combat helicopter UH-1H 12 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 ERITREA ERITREAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered FINLAND FINNISH AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-18C 55 1 3 1 3 6 7 40 9 Active Combat aircraft MiG-29 Su-27 5 6 1 3 1 8 5 Special mission F27 (EW) Combat helicopter Bell 412 Mi-8/17 Mi-24 4 Transport C-295 F27 Learjet 35 PC-12NG Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet MS1 EMB-312 F-16B/D G115 K-8 L-39 L-59 Mirage 5SDD Mirage 2000BM UH-12 Training aircraft/helicopters M-290TP MB-339 Training aircraft/helicopters F-18D Hawk 51/51A/66 M-290TP Ordered ESTONIA ESTONIAN AIR FORCE Type Active 17 FINNISH ARMY Type Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters R44 4 Combat helicopter MD500 NH90 2 11 5 9 EL SALVADOR SALVADORIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters MD500 Combat aircraft A-37 9 3 1 3 5 18 5 Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-23 Su-25 Su-27 15 10 8 14 12 1 1 3 Transport Arava BT-67 FRANCE FRENCH AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Mirage 2000C Mirage 2000D Mirage 2000N Mirage 2000-5 Mirage F1CR/CT Rafale B/C 51 75 60 32 57 63 Combat helicopter Bell 412 MD500 UH-1H/M Transport An-12 An-32 C-130B DHC-6 Training aircraft/helicopters T-35 Combat helicopter 15+152* French air force Rafale B/Cs and Mirage 2000Ds were among the nation’s aircraft contribution to strike action over Libya 14 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 French Air Force .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Special mission C160 Gabriel (ELINT) E-3F (AEW) 2 4 14 3 2 50 49 14 19 5 15 10 1 40 9 31 124 28 18 8 9 46 Active Ordered SA342 5 4 2 4 Training aircraft/helicopters Magister Mirage 5DG T-34 AB412 Mi-17 SA316 1 2 2 4 2 Tanker C/KC-135 Training aircraft/helicopters K-8 Transport A310 A340 A400M C160 C-130H CN-235 DHC-6 TBM700 GAMBIA GAMBIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered GREECE HELLENIC AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Su-25 1 2 Combat aircraft A-7E F/RF-4E F-16C Mirage 2000EG Mirage 2000-5/Mk II Ordered Transport 8 AT-802 Combat helicopter AS332/532 AS355 AS555 EC725 SA330 GEORGIA GEORGIAN AIR FORCE Type Active 26 52 116 16 25 2 4 6 1 21 8 12 10 10 4 41 2 42 38 15 Active Ordered Special mission C-130H (EW) EMB-145 (AEW) P-3B (MPA) YS-11 (Calibration) Combat aircraft Su-25 11 2 7 18 12 4 4 Active Ordered Transport An-28 Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-24 Transport Bombardier 215 C-27J C-130B/H Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet EMB-121 G120 (EADS) Mirage 2000B Mirage F1B TB30 Training aircraft/helicopters L-29 L-39 Combat helicopter AB205 AS332/532 UH-1H 2+10* GEORGIAN ARMY Type FRENCH ARMY Type Training aircraft/helicopters F-16D Mirage 2000BG T-2C/E T-6A TA-7C Combat helicopter UH-1H 3 Transport PC-6 TBM700 5 11 19 8 34 93 180 31 18 27 Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS532 EC725 NH90 SA/IAR330 SA341/342 Tiger GERMANY GERMAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Eurofighter F-4F Tornado ECR Tornado IDS 50 27 31 117 4 1 53 79 4 70 18 7 Active HELLENIC ARMY AVIATION 51 Type Transport King Air 200 1 27 15 28 1 14 2 66 Active Combat helicopter AB205 AB206 AH-64A/D Bell 212 CH-47DG/SD NH90 UH-1H 49 Tanker A310 Training aircraft/helicopters AS555 SA341 Transport A310 A400M C160 FRENCH NAVY Type 18 Combat aircraft Rafale M Super Etendard 19 40 23 3 5 4 11 3 17 2 30 4 17 9 6 1 2 23 6+22* Combat helicopter NH90 UH-1D 38 HELLENIC NAVAL AVIATION Type Ordered Special mission ATL-2 (MPA) E-2C (AEW) Falcon 20 (MPA) Falcon 50 (MPA) Training aircraft/helicopters Eurofighter Tornado IDS 14 Combat helicopter AB212 S-70 8 11 2 GERMAN ARMY Type Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters SA319 Transport EMB-121 Combat helicopter BO105 CH-53 NH90 Tiger UH-1D 67 92 16 10 97 110 14 Active Ordered GUATEMALA GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS365 AS565 EC225/725 Lynx HAS4 NH90 SA316/319/SE3160 SA365 67 67 Combat aircraft A-37 PC-7 3 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 13 4 Training aircraft/helicopters BO105 EC135 Transport Arava BT-67 Cessna 208 F27 King Air 90 Training aircraft/helicopters Falcon 10 GERMAN NAVY Type Special mission Dornier 228NG (MPA) Dornier 228 (Recce) P-3C (MPA) 1 2 8 22 21 GABON GABONESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AB205 Bell 212 UH-1H Combat aircraft Mirage 5G Mirage F1 3 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 Combat helicopter Lynx 88 Sea King 41 Training aircraft/helicopters T-35 Transport C-130H CN-235 GHANA GHANA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered GUINEA GUINEA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS350 Bell 412 EC120 EC135 SA319 SA330 Special mission DA42 (Recce) 2 4 1 3 Combat aircraft MiG-15 MiG-17 MiG-21 1 4 3 1 1 Transport BN-2 C-295 F27 1 Combat helicopter AS350 IAR330 Combat helicopter World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 15 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Mi-8 Mi-24 SA342 1 2 1 GUINEA-BISSAU GUINEA-BISSAU AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered HJT-36 Sitara Jaguar T Mirage 2000TH Saras Tejas LCA 16 31 12 15* 20 Active Ordered INDONESIAN ARMY Type Active Ordered Transport BN-2 C-212 DHC-5 Turbo Commander 1 3 2 1 11 18* 31 19 12 8 7 1 2 Active Ordered INDIAN ARMY Type Combat helicopter SE3130 1 Combat helicopter Dhruv ALH LCH SA315 53 25 Active Combat helicopter 114 10 Ordered GUYANA GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport Skyvan 1 INDIAN NAVY Type HONDURAS HONDURAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-29/K Sea Harrier FRS51 Tejas LCA Tu-142 11 8 8 22 5 8 12 4 5 16 12 9 32 27 3 3 17 20 2 Active Ordered 32 6* Bell 205 Bell 210 Bell 412 BO105 Mi-17 Mi-35 SA316 6 Training aircraft/helicopters BO105 EC120B Combat aircraft A-37 F-5E 9 9 1 1 4 1 7 2 Special mission Dornier 228 (MPA) Il-38 (MPA) P-8I (737) (MPA) INDONESIAN NAVY Type Transport Arava C-130A Special mission C-212 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA) Nomad 22/24 (MPA) 3 3 33 13 2 4 1 4 3 8 Combat helicopter Bell 412 UH-1H Transport BN-2 Dornier 228 Transport C-212 DHC-5 Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 F-5F Combat helicopter Dhruv ALH Ka-25 Ka-28 Ka-31 SA316/319 Sea King 42 UH-3 Combat helicopter 4 AS332 Bell 412 BO105 EC120B Mi-2 HUNGARY HUNGARIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Gripen C 12 5 6 5 2 2 Transport An-26 Training aircraft/helicopters Harrier T4/60 Hawk 132 HJT-16 Kiran MiG-29KUB IRAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 Mi-24 Combat aircraft F-4D/E/RF-4E F-5E F-6 F-7 F-14 MiG-29 Mirage F1 Su-24 25 20 18 17 24 16 4 27 1 1 5 1 3 3 4 44 10 5 10 2 53 12 4 35 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Gripen D R44 INDIAN ARMED FORCES Type Combat helicopter Dhruv ALH 154 INDIA INDIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered INDONESIA INDONESIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Jaguar M/S MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-27 MiG-29 Mirage 2000H Su-30/MKI Tejas LCA 120 153 14 88 68 45 137 1 1 3 2 3 7 1 108 6 28 55 17 10* 6* 12 3 10 Combat aircraft EMB-314 F-5E F-16A Hawk 209 OV-10 Su-27/30 8 6 7 25 2 10 3 1 1 15 10 9* 5 6 2 13 1 2 7 11 13 3 3 18* 13 11 18 16 16 25* Special mission 707 (EW) C-130E (EW) P-3F (MPA) Tanker 707 747 53+40* 19 Special mission 737 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA) 2 Transport 707 747 C-130E/H F27 Il-76 PC-6 Turbo Commander Special mission 1125 G100 (Recce) EMB-145 (AEW) Gulfstream III (EW) Il-76 (AEW) Tanker KC-130B Transport C-130B/H/L-100 C-212 C-295 CN-235 F27 PC-6 Tanker Il-78 Transport 1125 Astra SPX An-32 C-17 C-130J Dornier 228 HS 748 Il-76 Combat helicopter Mi-8/171 Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F/RF-5A FT-7 PC-7 Combat helicopter AS332 BO105 EC725 S-58 SA330 ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ARMY Type Combat helicopter AH-64D Dhruv ALH LCH Mi-8/17 Mi-26 Mi-35 SA315 SA316 25 138 3 20 11 72 35 161 22* 54 25 54+59* Transport F27 Turbo Commander 2 3 3 6 7 15 45 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters EC120B F-5F F-16B G120TP Hawk 53/109 KT-1 SF-260 T-34 T-50 Combat helicopter AB206 AH-1J Bell 214 CH-47C Mi-171 Training aircraft/helicopters Hawk 132 HJT-16 Kiran 70 ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN NAVY Type Transport 16 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 F27 5 4 10 3 Active Ordered Combat helicopter AB212 ASH-3D CH-53 IRANIAN REVOULTIONARY GUARD Type Combat aircraft Su-25 13 9 1 3 1 8 38 13 Transport An-74 Falcon 20 Il-76 Turbo Commander Combat helicopter AH-1J Mi-171 Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 IRAQ IRAQI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Cessna AC-208 F-16C/D 4 18 Special mission CH2000 (Recce) King Air 350/ER (Recce) SB7L-360 (Recce) 8 4 2 1 3 7 1 5 12 20 15 Active Ordered Alenia Aermacchi has delivered its first production M-346 to the Italian air force 6 Tanker 707 KC-130H 7 5 4 7 6* 11 2 20 49 50 5 25 49 119 16 147 17 2 18 20 Transport An-32 C-130E C-130J Cessna 208 King Air 350 5 6 1 Transport 707 AT-802 Bombardier 215 C-130E/H C-130J King Air 200 Eurofighter F-16B M-346 MB-339 NH500 SF-260 Tornado IDS 11 2 1 82 44 30 7 Active 4 5+9* Combat helicopter EC635 Mi-171 ITALIAN ARMY Type Ordered Transport Dornier 228 P180 3 3 64 49 39 19 59 21 16 Active Training aircraft/helicopters Lasta 3 T-6A Combat helicopter AH-1E/F/S AH-64A/D AS565 CH-53 S-70/UH-60A Combat helicopter AB205 AB206 AB212/412 AW109 AW129 CH-47C/F NH90 IRAQI ARMY AVIATION COMMAND Type Combat helicopter Bell/AB206 Bell 407 EC635 Mi-17/171 OH-58C SA342 UH-1H 5 4 36 1 6 16 5 3 7 24 19 Training aircraft/helicopters A4-N/TA-4H/J F-15B/D F-16A/B/D G120 (Elbit Systems) King Air 200 OH-58B T-6A 16 44 Ordered ITALIAN NAVY Type Combat aircraft AV-8B 14 4 3 48 15 23 1 2 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 Bell T-407 OH-58C ITALY ITALIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission AW101 (AEW) Transport P180 Combat aircraft Ordered IRELAND IRISH AIR CORPS Type Active Special mission CN-235 (MPA) 2 6 2 7 Combat helicopter AW139 AMX Eurofighter F-16A F-35A/B Tornado ECR Tornado IDS 50 44 14 16 55 7 Combat helicopter 37+25* 131* AB212 ASH/SH-3D AW101 NH90 12* 55 Training aircraft/helicopters TAV-8B 4 Training aircraft/helicopters EC135 PC-9 Special mission ATL-1 (MPA) ATR 72 (MPA) G222 (EW) IVORY COAST IVORY COAST AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 1 2 2 12 18 2 14 33 21 2 1 14 ISRAEL ISRAELI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Tanker KC-130J KC-767 2 Combat helicopter SA316/319 SA365 Mi-24 2 3 1 7 Combat aircraft F-15A/C F-15I F-16C F-16I F-35A 42 25 76 100 20 3 3 4 3 7 Transport C-27J C-130J G222 P180 Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet JAMAICA JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission 707 (AEW) 1123/1124 Westwind (MPA) G550 (AEW) G550 (SIGINT) King Air RC-12 (Recce) Combat helicopter AB212 HH-3F NH500 Transport BN-2 1 1 2 Combat helicopter Bell 412 Training aircraft/helicopters 767 AMX-T Training aircraft/helicopters DA40 World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 17 Alenia Aermacchi .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27 40 16 30 2 6 3 6 14 35 8 20 39 Transport An-12 An-24/26 An-72 Combat helicopter EC145 Mi-17 Mi-24 Mi-26 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 KENYA KENYA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-5E 17 8 3 40 12 4 10 4 2 12 Transport Rex Features DHC-5 DHC-8 Combat helicopter MD500 SA/IAR330 Z-9 Japanese F-2Bs were damaged when a tsunami hit Higashi air base in March 2011 JAPAN JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered 4 Combat aircraft F-2A F/EF/RF-4EJ F-15J 63 82 153 4 3 27 1 13 3 4 1 4 26 20* 15 5 3 19 40 13 15 45 204 48 3 Active Ordered EP-3 (EW) P-1 (MPA) P/OP-3C (MPA) US-1 (SAR) YS-11 (SAR) 5 10* 96 8 3 5 4 4 7 10 144 4 29 5 43 6 1 10 Training aircraft/helicopters Bulldog F-5F Hawk 52 Tucano 51 Transport King Air 90 Learjet 36 UP-3C KUWAIT KUWAIT AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission 767 (AEW) BAe 125 (Calibration) BAe 125 (SAR) C-1 (EW) E-2C (AEW) YS-11 (Calibration) YS-11 (EW) Combat aircraft F/A-18C 27 1* 3 3 1 16 3 2 6 17 7 10 12 Combat helicopter AW101 (CH/MCH101) MH-53E SH/UH-60J/K Transport C-17 L-100 Training aircraft/helicopters EC135 King Air 90 OH-6D T-5 Tanker KC-130J Tanker KC-130H KC-767 Combat helicopter AB205 AH-64D AS332 S-92 SA330 SA342 Transport C-1 C-2 C-130H Gulfstream IV YS-11 JORDAN ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-5E F-16A 33 43 5 3 4 1 2 25 18* 8 4 9 9 9 38 1 10 9 18 14 Training aircraft/helicopters F/A-18D Hawk 64 Tucano 52 Combat helicopter CH-47J UH-60J 40 Special mission Cessna 208 (Recce) Transport An-32 C-130H C-212 C-295 Training aircraft/helicopters Beechjet 400 F-2B F-15DJ T/XT-4 T-7 YS-11 KYRGYZSTAN KYRGYZ AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport An-12 1 8 6 3 Combat helicopter AH-1F/S AH-6I AS332 AS350 EC635 MD530 S-70/UH-60L UH-1H Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-24 JAPAN GROUND SELF-DEFENCE FORCE Type Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Special mission King Air 350 (Recce) 7 7 75 10 57 14 139 168 30 1 13 Active LAOS LAOS AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport MU-2 Combat aircraft MiG-21 25 1 6 18 1 4 4 Combat helicopter AH-1S AH-64D CH-47J/JA OH-1 OH-6D UH-1H/J UH-60 2* Training aircraft/helicopters AS350 C-101 F-5F F-16B T67M260 Firefly Transport An-26 Combat helicopter Ka-32 Mi-8/17 Mi-26 UH-1H Z-9 6 KAZAKHSTAN KAZAKHSTAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters EN480 OH-1 1 Combat aircraft MiG-23 MiG-27 MiG-29 MiG-31 3 12 39 30 LATVIA LATVIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENCE FORCE Type Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 4 Special mission 18 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Combat helicopter 2* SA316 3 4 LEBANON LEBANESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Hawk 208 MiG-29 Su-30MKM 14 10 18 4 4 Training aircraft/helicopters Bulldog Combat aircraft Cessna AC-208 Hunter 70 1 3 11 11 19 1 4 Special mission King Air 200 (MPA) Tanker C-130H/T MAURITANIA MAURITANIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter IAR330 SA342 UH-1H Transport A400M C-130H CN-235 4 10 6 12 4 28 21 2 6 8 47 Active Ordered Special mission C-212 (MPA) 1 3 1 2 3 4 Transport BN-2 BT-67 Training aircraft/helicopters Hunter 66 R44 Combat helicopter EC725 Mi-171 S-61 SA316 Combat helicopter Z-9 LESOTHO LESOTHO DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 SF-260 Transport C-212 2 1 3 2 Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F Hawk 108 MB-339 PC-7/Mk II Combat helicopter Bell 206 Bell/AB412 BO105 MEXICO MEXICAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-5E PC-7 6 37 1 2 5 4 5 10 1 6 4 4 2 2 21 31 4 2 28 27 1 4 2 30 1 26 10* ROYAL MALAYSIAN ARMY LIBYA LIBYAN ARAB AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Type AW109 Combat helicopter 11 Active Ordered Special mission EMB-145 (AEW) EMB-145 (Recce) King Air 90 (Recce) Metro III (Recce) Transport An-26 An-72 C-130H/L-100 9 2 2 3 6* ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY Type Combat helicopter AS555 Super Lynx 300 6 6 Transport 727 Arava C-27J C-130E/K/L-100 C-295 PC-6 Turbo Commander Combat helicopter Mi-14 Training aircraft/helicopters Yak-130 MALI MALI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 3 1 LITHUANIA LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE Combat aircraft MiG-21 Active Ordered 9 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 6 Type L-39 Transport An-26 BN-2 BT-67 Combat aircraft 1 3 2 4 Combat helicopter AS532 Bell 206 Bell 212/412 CH-53 EC725 MD530 Mi-8/17 Mi-26 S-70 Transport C-27J L-410 Combat helicopter AS350 Mi-8 Mi-24 Z-9 Combat helicopter Mi-8 10 LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters L-29 5 Transport A400M 1 MALTA ARMED FORCES OF MALTA Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F PC-7 PC-9 SF-260 T-6C MACEDONIA MACEDONIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission BN-2 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA) 2 1 1 Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 Mi-24 UH-1H 5 4 2 MADAGASCAR MADAGASCAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8 3 Active Ordered MADAGASCAN ARMY Type Combat helicopter Mi-8 2 MALAWI MALAWI ARMY AIR WING Type Active Ordered Transport Dornier 228 1 1 1 1 2 Rex Features Combat helicopter AS350 AS355 AS532 SA330 MALAYSIA ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F/RF-5E F/A-18D 10 8 NATO and rebel action left the majority of Col Gaddafi’s Libyan air force beyond use World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 19 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 MEXICAN NAVY Type Active Ordered Special mission C-212 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA) 8 3 4 4 1 1 1 4 2 5 12 6 23 3 3 2 8 4 3 T-6C T-34 T-37 20 12 14 Active 4 NETHERLANDS ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered ROYAL MOROCCAN NAVY Type Ordered Combat aircraft F-16A F-35A 74 2+84* 2 4 1 2 11 13 Active Ordered Transport An-32 C-295 F27 Learjet 25 Sabreliner 60 Turbo Commander Combat helicopter AS565 3 Tanker KDC-10 MOZAMBIQUE MOZAMBIQUE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport C-130H DC-10 F50 Transport An-26 4 2 2 Combat helicopter AS555 AS565 BO105 MD902 Mi-8/17 UH-60M Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-24 Training aircraft/helicopters F-16B PC-7 Type Active Ordered MYANMAR MYANMAR AIR FORCE Type NETHERLANDS DEFENCE HELICOPTER COMMAND Combat helicopter AB412 AH-64D AS532 CH-47D/F Lynx SH-14D NH90 SA316 3 28 8 11 12 4 4 Combat aircraft A-5 F-6 F-7 G4 MiG-29 21 1 24 4 15 Training aircraft/helicopters Lancair IVP/Super ES Lancair Legacy M-290TP MD500 6 16 14 2* MOLDOVA MOLDOVAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport An-148 F27 PC-6 6 5 14 1* 15 11 5 9 6 6 12 3 16 10 NEW ZEALAND ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport An-26 1 5 Combat helicopter Bell 205 Dhruv ALH Mi-2 Mi-17 Mi-35 SA316/SE3160 W-3 Special mission P-3K (MPA) 6 2 5 9 13 3 5 Active Combat helicopter Mi-8 Transport 757 C-130H MONGOLIA MONGOLIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter NH90 UH-1H Transport An-26 3 25 25 Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-24 Training aircraft/helicopters FT-7 K-8 MiG-29UB PC-7 PC-9 Training aircraft/helicopters AW109 King Air 200 5 MONTENEGRO ARMY OF MONTENEGRO Type Active Ordered ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY Type Ordered Combat helicopter SH-2G 5 Combat aircraft G4 4 4 Combat helicopter SA341/342 NAMIBIA NAMIBIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered NICARAGUA NICARAGUAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-7 6 1 2 2 1 2 12 Active Ordered MOROCCO ROYAL MOROCCAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport An-26 King Air 90/200 2 2 1 22 1 Transport An-26 Combat aircraft F-5E F-16C Mirage F1CH/EH 22 2 50 2 2 2 2 3 12 6 2 1 47 5 5 9 1 33 22 17 24 8 2 6 2 1 16 Combat helicopter Mi-17 Mi-25 SA315 SA316 Combat helicopter MD500 Mi-8/17/171 OH-6B Special mission C-130H (EW) Falcon 20 (EW) 1 2 Training aircraft/helicopters FT-7 K-8 NIGER NIGER AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Tanker KC-130H Special mission DA42 (Recce) 2 1 1 1 3 Transport Bombardier 215 C-27J C-130H CN-235 Dornier 28 King Air 200 NATO Type Transport C-130H Dornier 28 Dornier 228 Special mission E-3A (AEW) 17 1 3 Transport 707 C-17 (SAC) Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 Combat helicopter AB205 AB206 Bell/AB212 CH-47C/D EC725 SA315 SA330 SA342 NEPAL NEPAL ARMY Type Active Ordered NIGERIA NIGERIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport 3* 12 BN-2 M-28 MA60 2 2 1 2 2 4 9 2 1 6 1 Combat aircraft F-7 11 2 2 8 6 1 3 6 1 Special mission ATR 42 (MPA) Combat helicopter AS350 Dhruv ALH Mi-14 Mi-17 Mi-24 SA315 SA/IAR316/SA319 SA330 Transport C-130H Dornier 128 Dornier 228 G222 Training aircraft/helicopters AB206 Alpha Jet F-5B/F F-16D King Air 100 Combat helicopter AS332 AW109 AW139 7 4 20 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Transport Arava CN-235 3 2 5 Mi-24/35 Mi-171 SA330 9 3 5 4 2 17 12 12 Active Ordered Jaguar B/T2 PC-9 4 12 Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet FT-7 L-39 MB-339 Mi-34 PAKISTAN PAKISTAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter UH-1H Combat aircraft F-7 F-16A/C JF-17 Mirage IIIEL/EP/OF/RP Mirage 5EF/F/PA 143 36 29 80 85 2 4 4 3 16 3 5 4 10 27 25 9 7 39 19 2 10 1 18 Active Ordered PARAGUAY PARAGUAYAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 70 Transport C-212 5 3 7 6 10 Active Ordered NIGERIAN NAVAL AVIATION Type Combat helicopter AS350 UH-1H Combat helicopter AB206 AW109 2 4 Special mission Falcon 20 (EW) Saab 2000 (AEW) ZDK-03 (AEW) Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 T-35 NORTH KOREA KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Tanker Il-78 PARAGUAYAN NAVY Type Combat aircraft F-5 (Shenyang) F-6 F-7 H-5 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 Su-7 Su-25 107 98 120 80 26 56 35 18 34 70 43 20 4 30 135 Transport C-130B/E/L-100 CN-235 Combat helicopter AS350 2 Combat helicopter AB205 IAR316 Mi-35 PERU PERUVIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft A-37 MiG-29 Mirage 2000P Su-22 Su-25 24 19 10 17 18 1 3 2 7 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 20 16 1 13 7 2 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F-16B/D FT-5 FT-6 FT-7 K-8 Mirage IIIBE/BL/D/DP Mirage 5DPA SA316 Saab 2000 T-37 Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24 Mi-26 Special mission Learjet 36 (Recce) Metro 23 (Recce) Training aircraft/helicopters FT-2 FT-5 Transport 737 An-32 An-72 DHC-6 King Air 300 L-100 PC-6 Turbo Commander NORWAY ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered PAKISTAN ARMY Type 11 Combat helicopter AH-1F AS350 AS550 Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-8/17/172 SA316 SA330 35 3 20 9 24 93 16 31 9 Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-16A F-35A 47 4+44* 2 6 4 18 5 1 12 10 Active Ordered Special mission Falcon 20 (EW) P-3C/N (MPA) Combat helicopter 2+40* Bell 212/412 BO105 Mi-17/171 Mi-25/35 Mi-26 Transport C-130J 2 Combat helicopter Bell 412 Lynx 86 NH90 Sea King 43 Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312 MB-339 Mirage 2000DP PAKISTAN NAVY 5 Type Special mission ATL-1 (MPA) F27 (MPA) P-3C (MPA) 1 6 3 1 5 6 4 Training aircraft/helicopters F-16B PERUVIAN ARMY Type ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY Type Transport An-28 An-32 Beech 1900 Cessna 208 2 1 1 1 1 17 6 2 Active Ordered Transport F27 Combat helicopter NH90 8 Combat helicopter SA316 Sea King 45 Z-9 OMAN ROYAL AIR FORCE OF OMAN Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter 2 Bell 412 Mi-8/17 Combat aircraft F-16C Hawk 203 Jaguar S 8 10 8 3 3 3 2 3 13 3 4 1 15 4 5 PANAMA NATIONAL AERONAVAL SERVICE OF PANAMA Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F28 Falcon R44 Special mission Cessna 208 (MPA) 1 2 4 1 4 3 Special mission Skyvan (MPA) PERUVIAN NAVY Type Transport BN-2 C-212 Cessna 208 Transport C-130H C-130J Skyvan Special mission F50 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA) 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 3 Combat helicopter AW139 Bell 412 EC145 MD500 UH-1H 1 1 2 2 6 Transport An-32 F50 Combat helicopter AS332 Bell/AB205 Bell 206 NH90 SA330 Super Lynx 120 Combat helicopter AB212 ASH-3D Bell 206 Mi-8 UH-3 16 Training aircraft/helicopters T-35 Training aircraft/helicopters F-16D Hawk 103/A PAPUA NEW GUINEA PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F28 Falcon World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 21 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 T-34 2 PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft OV-10 12 1 1 2 1 8 2 25 10 41 2 6 21 Russian Helicopters Special mission F-27 (MPA) Transport C-130H F27 Turbo Commander Combat helicopter Bell 205 Bell 212/214 MD520 S-76 UH-1H/V W-3 6 Training aircraft/helicopters S-211 SF-260/F PHILIPPINE ARMY Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter UH-60A 1 Active Ordered PHILIPPINE NAVY AVIATION Type Special mission BN-2 (MPA) 6 6 The Russian air force has received more Ulan-Ude-built Mi-8AMTSh transports C-212 (MPA) C-295 (MPA) P-3C (MPA) 3 5 5 6 3 7 6* 12 12 19 12* 6 16 Active Ordered Combat helicopter BO105 C-130B/H 4 70 5 20 Active Ordered Combat helicopter IAR/SA330 Mi-8/17 POLAND POLISH AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport C-130H C-212 C-295 KC-390 Training aircraft/helicopters IAR-99 Combat aircraft F-16C MiG-29 Su-22 36 32 38 2 5 11 16 1 28 12 17 12 21 25 53 Active ROMANIAN ARMY Type Combat helicopter AW101 SA316 Training aircraft/helicopters IAR316 8 Active Ordered Transport An-28 C-130E C-295 M-28 Training aircraft/helicopters 7 Alpha Jet EC120B F-16B TB30 ROMANIAN NAVY Type Combat helicopter IAR330 3 Combat helicopter Bell 412 Mi-2 Mi-8/17 W-3 RUSSIA RUSSIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered PORTUGUESE ARMY Type Combat aircraft MiG-25 MiG-29 MiG-31 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27/30/35 Su-34 Tu-22 Tu-95 Tu-160 39 190 146 314 192 201 9 93 45 16 21 1 13 1 24 1 4 2 19 94 1 91 32 2 3 104 95 11 Combat helicopter NH90 10 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F-16D PZL-130TC-I/II SW-4 TS-11 PORTUGUESE NAVY Type 22* Combat helicopter Lynx 95 5 POLISH LAND FORCES Type Ordered QATAR QATAR EMIRI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 58 28+26* Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24 W-3 56 44 25 40 Active Combat aircraft 2 Mirage 2000-5EDA 9 2 4 9 14 11 6 4 12* 2* Special mission An-12 (EW) An-26 (Calibration) An-30 (Recce) An-72 (MPA) Il-76 (AEW) Il-76 (Comms) Il-86 (Comms) Tu-214 (Recce) Transport C-17 C-130J POLISH NAVY Type Ordered Combat helicopter AW139 SA342 Sea King 9 Special mission M-28 (MPA) M-28 (Recce) 8 2 2 1 6 13 4 7 Transport M-28 Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet Mirage 2000-5DDA PC-21 Tanker Il-78 Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-14 SH-2G W-3 Transport An-12 An-22 An-24/26 An-72/74 An-124 An-140 Il-62 Il-76 L-410 Tu-134 ROMANIA ROMANIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-21 36 1 4 3 PORTUGAL PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission An-30 (Recce) 20 1+7* 2 Combat aircraft F-16A 29 Transport An-26 C-27J 4 Special mission 22 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Tanker 12* 120* 30* 2 6 20 45 47 6 KC-130B/H KC-135R 5 4 5 4 19 31 1 16 9 12 19 15 Active Ordered Tu-154 Yak-40 7 1 2 21 25 5 220 6 251 11 760 22 50 4 40* 1 27 8 8 Active Combat helicopter Ka-28 Ka-29 Ka-50/52 Ka-60 Mi-2 Mi-6 Mi-8/17 Mi-9 Mi-24/35 Mi-26 Mi-28 Bell/AB412/AB212 EC725 Mi-17 Mi-35 UH-60L 38 Transport C-130H F50 Training aircraft/helicopters Eurofighter Typhoon F-15D Hawk 65/A PC-9 Saab 2000 Combat helicopter AH-64D AS332/532 Bell 412 CH-47D/SD 1 Active Ordered ROYAL SAUDI LAND FORCES 22 Type Training aircraft/helicopters F-5T M-346 PC-21 TA-4SU Combat helicopter AH-6I AH-64A/D AS550 MD530 NH90 OH-58 S-70/UH-60L/M 11 36* 70* 30* 12* 42* 48+72* Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters An-26 Ansat F480 L-39 Tu-134 Yak-130 REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE NAVY Type Combat helicopter S-70 6 65+76* Ordered 15 14 Active RUSSIAN NAVY Type ROYAL SAUDI NAVY Type SLOVAKIA SLOVAKIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-29K Su-24 Su-25 Su-33 Tu-22 Tu-142 24* 94 43 30 58 15 1 2 4 28 3 1 1 1 1 5 96 28 5 30 9 20 6 Combat helicopter AS532 AS565 NH90 SA365 13 6 10* 21 Combat aircraft MiG-29 12 1 2 2* 5 4 14 6 9 Special mission L-410 (Recce) Transport An-26 C-27J L-410 SENEGAL SENEGAL AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission An-26 (Calibration) An-72 (MPA) Be-12 (SAR) Il-38 (MPA) Special mission C-212 (MPA) King Air 200 (Weather recce) 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 2 Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24 Transport F27 Transport An-12 An-26 An-72 Il-114 Tu-154 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Combat helicopter AS355 Mi-2 Mi-17/171 Mi-35 SLOVENIA SLOVENIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Bell 206 1 Active Ordered Combat helicopter Ansat Ka-27 Ka-29 Mi-6 Mi-8 Mi-14 Mi-24 Training aircraft/helicopters TB30 SLOVENIAN ARMY Type SERBIA SERBIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport L-410 PC-6 1 2 4 5 3 11 Combat aircraft G2 G4 J22 MiG-21 MiG-29 1 23 31 10 4 2 2 19 43 Combat helicopter AS532 Bell 412 RWANDA RWANDAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 PC-9 Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-24 SA342 2 2 4 Transport An-26 Yak-40 SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8/17 SA341/342 SAUDI ARABIA ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Gripen C 9 1 5 7 4 10 1 5 4 29 7 47 9 24 55 Active Ordered 8 Combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon F-15C/S/SA F-15SA Tornado IDS 18 130 82 5 2 1 1 6 7 7 30 3 1 5 14 42 84* SEYCHELLES SEYCHELLES PEOPLES DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission DC-3 (EW) DC-3 (MPA) Special mission DHC-6 (MPA) 1 Transport C-130B C-212 Cessna 208 CN-235 DC-3 King Air 200/300 Special mission E-3A (AEW) King Air 350 (Recce) RE-3A (EW) Saab 2000 (AEW) SIERRA LEONE SIERRA LEONE DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-24 1 Tanker A330 KC-130H KE-3A SINGAPORE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AW109 BK117 Oryx Combat aircraft A-4SU F-5S F-15SG F-16C/D 7 26 18 60 4 5 3 Training aircraft/helicopters 6 Gripen D Hawk 120 PC-7 Mk II Transport C-130H CN-235 Jetstream 31 Special mission E-2C (AEW) F50 (MPA) G550 (AEW) SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY Type Combat helicopter AB205 AS332/532 Combat helicopter 1 Super Lynx 300 4 World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 23 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 SOUTH KOREA REPUBLIC OF KOREA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft F-4E/RF-4C F-5E F-15K F-16C TA-50 85 158 52 118 A400M Bombardier 215 C-130H C-212 C-295 CN-235 27 17 7 13 13 10 11 2 6 71 15 12 8 20 3 6 35 Active F-7 Kfir MiG-23 MiG-27 9 9 1 7 2 5 2 2 4 14 9 14 1 5 Special mission King Air 200/1300 (Recce) 8 22 Combat helicopter AS332 S-76 SA330 Transport An-32 C-130K MA60 Special mission 737 (AEW) BAe 125 (Recce) 1 8 12 4 18 2 3 12 6 8 41 36 51 17 106 60 Active Ordered 3 Training aircraft/helicopters C-101 EC120 EF-18B Eurofighter F-5M Mirage F1BM S-76 T-35 Combat helicopter Bell 206 Bell 212/412 Mi-17 Mi-24/35 Transport C-130H C-130J CN-235 4* 5+1* Training aircraft/helicopters FT-7 K-8 50+2* Combat helicopter AS332 Bell 412 BO105 CH-47D Ka-32 S-70 SPANISH ARMY Type Ordered SUDAN SUDANESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter AB212 AS332/532 BO105 CH-47D EC135 NH90 OH-58 Tiger UH-1H 4 28 25 17 9 45 2 6 30 6 Active Combat aircraft A-5 F-6 F-7 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 Su-25 3 8 20 4 3 11 11 1 5 2 5 3 2 3 4 17 8 12 Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F F-16D Hawk 67 KT-1 T-50 REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY Type 18 Transport An-12 An-26 An-30/32 C-130H DHC-5 Transport King Air U-21 1 77 38 282 92 94 Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters EC135 6 Ordered Combat helicopter AH-1J/S CH/HH-47D MD500 UH-1H UH-60P SPANISH NAVY Type Combat aircraft EAV-8B/+ 16 4 9 4 9 11 1 Combat helicopter AB205 AB212 IAR330 Mi-8/171/172 Mi-24/35 Transport Citation II/VII REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY Type Combat helicopter AB212 MD500 SH/ASH-3H SH-60B Special mission P-3C (MPA) 11 5 1 23 7 8 7 Training aircraft/helicopters K-8 Transport F406 Training aircraft/helicopters TAV-8B SURINAM SURINAM DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Bell 206 Lynx 99/A SA319 UH-1H UH-60P/MH-60S SRI LANKA SRI LANKAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Dhruv ALH 3 Combat aircraft 8* SWEDEN SWEDISH AIR FORCE SOUTHERN SUDAN SOUTHERN SUDANESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-17 11 SPAIN SPANISH AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft EF-18A/M Eurofighter Mirage F1M 74 29 22 1 1 3 3 2 6 3 2 2 4 6 5 2 1 30+13* Special mission 707 (EW) C-212 (EW) C-212 (SAR) Citation V (Recce) CN-235 (Recce) CN-235 (SAR) F27 (MPA) Falcon 20 (Calibration) Falcon 20 (EW) King Air 90 (Recce) P-3A/M (MPA) Tanker Transport 707 Boeing KC-130H KC-137 (707) Boeing has delivered its first 737-based airborne early warning aircraft to South Korea 24 | Flightglobal Insight | World Air Forces 2011/2012 .

WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft Gripen A/C 155 2 3 1 1 7 1 1 24 72 Active Ordered Special mission Gulfstream IV (EW) Saab 340 (AEW) Saab 340 (SAR) AT-3 F-CK-1B F-5F F-16B Mirage 2000-5DI T-34 52 25 32 28 10 37 Active Ordered C-212 King Air 200 1 2 1 3 3 53 6 5 6 90 3 Active Combat helicopter AB412 AH-1F Bell 206 Bell 212 CH-47D Mi-17 S-70/UH-60M UH-1H/V REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARMY Type Tanker KC-130H Combat helicopter AH-1W AH-64D CH-47SD OH-58 UH-1B/H UH-60M 61 30 8 38 84 60* 29 Active Ordered Transport C-130H Saab 340 Sabreliner 40 3 2 Training aircraft/helicopters F480 13 Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Gripen B/D Saab 105 Type ROYAL THAI NAVY Type Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 Special mission F27 (MPA) P-3T (MPA) 1 1 1 7 2 3 10 6 4 2 SWEDISH DEFENCE FORCES HELICOPTER WING Combat helicopter AS332 BO105 NH90 UH-60M 9 14 6 4 20 REPUBLIC OF CHINA NAVY Type Transport Bombardier 215 Dornier 228 F27 Nomad 24 Special mission S-2 (AEW) 12 11 21 8 16 Combat helicopter MD500 S-70 Training aircraft/helicopters AW109 Combat helicopter Bell 212/214 S-70/MH-60S S-76 Super Lynx 110/300 2 2* SWITZERLAND SWISS AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered TAJIKISTAN TAJIKISTAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-24 8 4 4 Combat aircraft F-5E F/A-18C Gripen NG 41 26 22* 1 1 1 15 25 18 12 7 28 11 6 TOGO TOGOLESE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Transport King Air 200 1 2 1 1 4 4 3 Special mission DHC-6 (Recce) King Air 350 (Recce) TANZANIA TANZANIAN PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCE Type Active Ordered Combat helicopter SA315 SA316 SA365 Transport Beech 1900 PC-6 Combat aircraft F-6 F-7 3 11 1 2 1 Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet EMB-326 TB30 Combat helicopter AS332/532 EC635 Combat helicopter AB205 AB412 Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F F/A-18D PC-7 PC-9 PC-21 Training aircraft/helicopters FT-6 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIR GUARD Type Active Ordered THAILAND ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission Metro 23 (Recce) 2 2 2 Combat aircraft Alpha Jet F-5A/E F-16A Gripen C 19 45 39 2 4 1 1 1 2 7 10 6 3 1 1 14 17 12 14 6 8 15 4 34 22 1 Active Ordered Combat helicopter AW139 SYRIA SYRIAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered TUNISIA TUNISIAN AIR FORCE 6 Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 Su-22 Su-24 219 146 48 50 20 15 101 40 32 70 Special mission DA42 (Recce) Learjet 35 (EW) Saab 340 (AEW) Combat aircraft F-5E 12 8 2 5 6 22 15 8 7 8 4 9 10 18 Transport 1 C-130B/H C-130J L-410 Transport A310 Arava BT-67 C-130H CN-235 HS 748 King Air 90 Merlin IV Nomad 22 PC-6 Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-25 SA342 Combat helicopter AS350 Bell/AB205 S-61 SE313 SA316 UH-1H/N Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 TAIWAN REPUBLIC OF CHINA AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F L-59 MB-326 SF-260 Combat aircraft F/RF-5E F-16A F-CK-1A Mirage 2000-5EI 29 117 101 47 2 6 20 3 13 Combat helicopter Bell 212/412 UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters DA42 F-5B/F F-16B Gripen D L-39 PC-9 Saab 340 TURKEY TURKISH AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Special mission Beech 1900 (Calibration) E-2K/T (AEW) Combat aircraft F/RF-4E F-16C F-35A 157 175 14 116* 4 1 1 Transport C-130H Combat helicopter EC225 S-70 45 Special mission 737 (AEW) CN-235 (EW) CN-235 (Recce) ROYAL THAI ARMY Type Training aircraft/helicopters Transport World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 25 .

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WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Tanker KC-135 7 10 17 13 41 20 62 86 42 29 36 58 66 Active Transport A400M C160 C-130B/E CN-235 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27 59 36 36 4 1 3 27 3* 1 11 4 36 8 Active Ordered Combat helicopter AS332 AS565 9 7 Special mission An-30 (Recce) An-72 (MPA) UNITED KINGDOM ROYAL AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Transport An-12 An-24/26 An-70 An-74 Il-76 15 11 Combat aircraft Eurofighter Typhoon F-35B/C Tornado GR4 58 108 3 5 5 4 3 14 4 12 22 6 2 7 24 8 3 25 2 4 45 19 22 16 119 68 28 10 17 54 72+35* 3+147* Combat helicopter AS532 UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters F/NF-5A/B F-16D KT-1 SF-260 T-37 T-38 Special mission BN-2 (Recce) E-3D (AEW) Global Express (Sentinel R1) (Recce) King Air 350CER (Shadow R1) (Recce) RC-135 Airseeker (ELINT) Combat helicopter Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 Tanker A330 (AirTanker) TriStar VC10 TURKISH ARMY Type Ordered UKRAINE ARMY Type Special mission King Air 200 (Recce) 2 5 69 3 26 26 3 56 59 85 10 36 Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-6 Mi-8 Mi-24 4 56 42 Active Ordered Transport A400M BAe 125 BAe 146 C-17 C-130J C-130K TriStar Combat helicopter AB204 AB205 AB206 AH-1P/S/W AS532 CH-47F OH-58 S-70 T129 UH-1H UKRAINE NAVY Type 2 6 Special mission Be-12 (SAR) 4 2 18 14 4 8 6 Transport An-26 Combat helicopter AW101 Merlin HC3/3A AW109 Bell 412 CH-47 Chinook HC2/2A/3/4/6 SA330/Puma HC1 Sea King HAR3/3A Combat helicopter Ka-25 Ka-27 Ka-29 Mi-8 Mi-14 Training aircraft/helicopters AB204 AB206 16 TURKISH NAVY Type Special mission ATR 72 (MPA) CN-235 (MPA) 10 6 2 12 18 Active UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered Training aircraft/helicopters Eurofighter Typhoon G115 (Babcock) Hawk T1 Hawk T2 King Air 200 Tornado GR4 Tucano T1 5+13* Combat aircraft AT-802U F-16E Mirage 2000EAD/RAD Mirage 2000-9/EAD/RAD 9 54 16 33 2 3 5 7 4 6 7 1 2 2 1 2 30 6 1 8 1 12 21 1 24 12 31 48* 10 2 13 31 9 Active 1 Combat helicopter AB204 AB212 S-70B 14 Ordered Special mission Saab 340 (AEW) ARMY AIR CORPS TURKISH ARMED FORCES Type Tanker A330 Type Special mission BN-2 (Recce) Active 14 66 4 7 79 34 28 1 Active Ordered Combat helicopter T-70 69 Transport An-32 Cessna 208 C-17 C-130H/L-100 C-130J CN-235 DHC-6 King Air 90 P180 Saab 340 Combat helicopter Apache AH1 AS365 Bell 212 Lynx AH7/9/9A Lynx Wildcat SA341 TURKMENISTAN TURKMENISTAN AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered 2 12* Combat aircraft MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-25 MiG-29 Su-7 Su-17 Su-25 3 58 24 24 3 65 2 10 10 Training aircraft/helicopters BN-2 ROYAL NAVY .FLEET AIR ARM Type Combat helicopter AB412 AH-64D AS550 AS565 AW139 Bell 214 CH-47C/F UH-60L/M 30* Special mission Sea King ASaC7 (AEW) 11 30 36 28 48 14 4 Active Ordered Combat helicopter Mi-8 Mi-24 Combat helicopter AW101 Merlin HM1 Lynx HAS3/HMA8 Lynx Wildcat Sea King HC4+/HU5 UGANDA UGANDA PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCES Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-21 Su-30 7 2 8 3 2 5 4 6 12 40 Training aircraft/helicopters Hawk T1 King Air 350ER Training aircraft/helicopters AS350 F-16F G115 Hawk 61/63/102 M-346 MB-339 Mirage 2000DAD Mirage 2000-9DAD PC-7 PC-21 Combat helicopter Bell/AB206 Bell/AB412 Mi-17 Mi-24 DEFENCE HELICOPTER FLYING SCHOOL Type Training aircraft/helicopters AS350 (FB Heliservices) AW109 (FB Heliservices) AW139 (FB Heliservices) Bell 212/412 (FB Heliservices) 35 2 3 12 Training aircraft/helicopters SF-260 UKRAINE UKRAINE AIR FORCE Type Active Ordered UNITED STATES OF AMERICA US AIR FORCE 16 Ordered Type Active Ordered Combat aircraft MiG-29 80 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NAVY Type Combat aircraft A-10A/C/OA-10 352 World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 27 .

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WORLD AIR FORCES 2011/2012 Bell 206 (TH-67A) King Air 100/RC-12D OH-58 T-34 179 11 2 4 Active Ordered US MARINE CORPS Type Combat aircraft AV-8B/+ F-35B/C F/A-18A/C/D 128 42 195 24 35 44 12 2 1 14 125 148 18 125 179 1 62 34 13 39 3 16 Active Ordered 378* Special mission EA-6B (EW) Tanker KC-130F/R/T KC-130J 3 Transport Citation Encore/Ultra DC-9 Gulfstream IV (C-20) King Air (UC-12) MV-22B Eurofighter 103+30* Combat helicopter AH-1W AH-1Z CH-46E CH-53D/E H-3 UH-1N UH-1Y 41+89* The UK gave a combat debut to its multi-role Typhoon over Libya during 2011 AC-130H/U B-1B B-2A B-52H F-15C F-15E F-16C F-22 F-35A 25 66 19 77 218 221 857 170 9 8 39+1.284 241+401* Training aircraft/helicopters Bell 206 (TH-57) F-5F/N F-16A/B F/A-18A/B/C/D F/A-18E/F King Air (T-44/TC-12) Sabreliner 40/60 (T-39) T-2 T-6A/B T-34 Training aircraft/helicopters 14+166* World Air Forces 2011/2012 | Flightglobal Insight | 29 .716* 1 2 31 4 17 14 7 3 2 34 37 2 11 1 2 22 29 10 2 1 M-28 Metro III (C-26) PC-12 (U-28) 10 1 36 19 101 62 179 49 20 36 162 2 448 489 1 3 36 4 Active Combat helicopter CV-22B HH/MH-60G/L/UH-60M UH/HH-1H 14+5* 6+118* 101+42* Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F/N F/A-18B/C/D T-34 TAV-8B Training aircraft/helicopters Beechjet T-1A DA20 (DOSS Aviation) DA40 (DOSS Aviation) F-15D F-16D SR20 (T-53A) T-6A T/AT-38 TC-130 TC-135 TH-1H TU-2S Special mission DC-10 (Research) DHC-8 (Recce) E-3B/C (AEW) E-4B (Comms) E-8C JSTARS (Recce) EC-130H (EW) EC-130J (EW) Global Express (E-11A) (Recce) HC-130J (SAR) HC-130N/P (SAR) King Air MC-12W (Recce) Learjet 35 (Calibration) Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) NC-135 (Research) OC-135 (Recce) RC-135 (ELINT) U-2S (Recce) WC-130J (Weather recce) WC-135 (Research) YAL-1 (Airborne Laser) US NAVY Type Combat aircraft 23 F-35C F/A-18A/C F/A-18E/F 11 212 269 67 16 63 50 16 1 1 121 20 4 3 12 33 20 13 1 4 12 7 2 1 156 31 280 203 10 111 31 14 157 135 79 20 3 145 257 70+209* 249* 79 15+4* Special mission E-2C/D (AEW) E-6B (Comms) EA-6B (EW) EA-18G (EW) EP-3E (ELINT) King Air (RC-12) (Recce) NC-130H (Research) P-3C (MPA) P-3C (Recce) P-8A (737) (MPA) S-3B (Recce) 9+26* 5 64 US ARMY Type Ordered Special mission DHC-7 (EO-5B) (EW) DHC-7 (RC-7) (Recce) King Air/300/350ER (C/RC-12) (Recce) King Air JC/JRC-12 (Research) Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) 2 5 65 2 1 3 7 3 1 27 2 3 2 98 11 1 31 2 14+104 Transport 737 (C-40) C-2A C-130T DC-9 DHC-6 Gulfstream IV (C-20) King Air (UC-12) Metro 23 (C-26) P-3C Transport 6* 4+175 Beech 1900 C-27J C-212 Cessna 208 Citation Encore/Ultra DHC-6 DHC-7 Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) King Air 200/C-12 Metro III/23 (C-26) PC-6 Shorts 330/360 (C-23A/B/C) 2 Tanker KC-46A KC-135R/T KDC-10 MC-130J MC-130P 415 59 4 27 3 2 2 4 91 212 4 286 77 2 3 3 3 61 10 27 51 16+65* Transport 737 (C-40) 757 (C-32) 1125 Astra SPX Beech 1900 C-5A/B/C/M C-17 C-27J C-130E/H C-130J C-212 CN-235 DHC-6 Dornier 328 EC/LC/MC/WC-130E/H/W Gulfstream III/IV (C-20) King Air 200/C-12 Learjet 35 (C-21) 2 5 Combat helicopter AH-1W CH-53K MH/CH-53E MH-60R/S SH/HH-60B/F/H UH/HH-1N Combat helicopter 4+5* 8+8* 27+18* AH-64A/D CH-47D/F EC145 (UH-72A) MH-6 MH-47E/G MH-60K/L/M Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24/25 OH-58A/C/D UH-1H/V UH/HH-60A/L/M 722 148 411 189 175 36+125* 49 63 3 50 3 5 658 20* 73 1.

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