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ANALYSIS Worldwide active fleet per region Worldwide active fleet share per country Worldwide top 10 active aircraft types WORLD AIR FORCES World Air Forces directory 4 5 6 8

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The US Air Forces F-16 strike aircraft should perform their last offensive sorties over Afghanistan in late 2014, as the NATO-led assistance force passes control to Kabul

COMBAT TRANSITION
Air arms from around the globe were in action during 2012, while most budgets faced mounting pressure. We list the inventories and purchase plans of 160 nations
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onicts in Afghanistan, Syria and between Israeli forces and Hamas militants grabbed the headlines in 2012, along with the major budget issues most militaries continue to face, and the outcomes and implications of presidential elections in the USA and China. Although the USA and its NATO and other allies plan to end their combat involvement in
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Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Kabul still has a long way to go before taking full control of the nation. Its air force and Army Air Corps which currently operate a combined total of 98 transport aircraft and combat helicopters will also require more investment to be made in equipment terms if they are to be able to cope after the drawdown phase has concluded. Time is tight, for example, if the US Air

Force is to drive through a planned light air support acquisition of 20 armed turboprops for the Afghan air force. A programme should be launched in 2013, with an earlier selection of Embraers EMB-314 Super Tucano having been abandoned. The process of leaving Afghanistan will be a difcult one for participating nations, with a great deal of valuable equipment requiring extraction by air, and land convoys needing signicant protection from above. Another aspect of the Afghan drawdown process will be the conclusion of major joint coalition air operations, after more than a decade of experience gained in the country. The removal of such an opportunity to y alongside other air forces day-to-day will require nations to participate in more regular largescale exercises in order to retain the skills learned in combat and maintain links with current partners. Despite widespread condemnation of the actions of Syrian president Bashar al-Assads regime in the face of a domestic opposition movement, the prospect of an international intervention similar to that seen over Libya in 2011 remains remote. With an inventory of 480 Russian-sourced combat aircraft, including RAC MiG-29

WORLD AIR FORCES 2013

WORLDWIDE ACTIVE FLEET PER REGION


EURO EUROPE EUROP Com omb mbat mb m b aircraft ft t Combat C Com Co o t helicopters pters te te ers rs r s Transports/Tankers Trans Tank ank a nkers n s 2,915 5 5,818 8 1 1,8 1,845 1,84 845 84 45 MIDDLE M IDDL LE E EAS AST AS T Combat mbat at airc aircraft cra craft craft r Com Combat C Co om t helicopters helic co copters Tra ansp anspo po orts/Tan orts/Ta ankers an nkers ers 2,618 3,489 3,489 76 765

NORTH AMERICA A Combat aircraft Combat helicopters s Transports/Tankers Tankers nkers n nk kers k ke e

RUSSIA USSIA A & THE E CIS Combat aircraft Combat helicopters Transports/Tankers kers

2,042 1,221 2 3 393

1,4 49 498 1,247 1,2 247 7 333

SOUTH AMERICA Combat aircraft C Combat helicopter Transports/Tankers

656 56 6 1,184 1 84 482

AFRICA Combat aircraft t Combat helicopters pters s Transports/Tankers nkers kers s

1 032 1,0 03 32 1,388 1 1,3 388 444 44

ASIA-PACIFIC Combat aircraft Combat helicopters Transports/Tankers

4,807 7 4,339 9 87 879

US Air Force

ghters and Sukhoi Su-24 strike aircraft, the Syrian air force has been routinely called into action. Television footage has also shown Mil Mi-8/17 helicopters and armed Aero Vodochody L-39 jet trainers used to suppress the uprising. The Syrian military would represent a different challenge to coalition air forces than during the UN-mandated and NATO-led mission to protect Libyan civilians, because of

its possession of so-called double-digit surface-to-air missile systems, also acquired from Russia. Assads forces demonstrated their willingness to use such equipment in June, when a Turkish air force McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom was shot down after violating Syrian airspace. Novembers eight-day conict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip underscored the importance of an air force

being able to maintain persistent surveillance cover over a potential conict area, including with unmanned air vehicles.

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Israeli pilots were called into action over the Gaza Strip

HAMAS TARGETS Israeli air force combat aircraft and helicopters, along with ground artillery and naval vessels, attacked more than 1,500 targets during the Pillar of Defense operation. These included not only launchers for the rockets which were being red into Israeli territory, but also previously identied sites, such as weapons stores, resupply tunnels and even Hamas leaders. Despite its military might and the impressive performance of its Iron Dome antirocket shield, Israels vulnerability to nontraditional attack had already been highlighted in early October, when a UAV launched in Lebanon entered its airspace, before being destroyed by a Lockheed Martin F-16I. For the rst time, this years World Air Forces directory uses information sourced from Flightglobals Ascend Online Fleets and MiliCAS databases. Completed in 2011, the merger of Flightglobal and Ascend has resulted in an enhanced product, including improved information on the equipment in use gg in nations such as China and Russia.
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gg This years directory contains almost 51,800 aircraft listed in the active duty inventories of air arms from 160 nations. This represents an overall reduction of fewer than 200 airframes since our 2011-2012 snapshot of the worldwide eet. A further 6,100 aircraft are shown as the subject of rm orders, with more than 5,700 others pending contract signatures.

Washingtons numerical strength is unlikely to be overturned by Russia or growing military power China
Notable major deletions from our previous listing for Soviet-era equipment have included the removal of almost 500 aged Mi-24 assault helicopters from the Russian air forces inventory, along with 220 obsolete Mi-2s. As with previous listings, the USA dominates the directory in the number of aircraft in use and on order, with its air force, army, Marine Corps and navy together accounting for 27% of all active aircraft. While Washingtons numerical strength is unlikely to be overturned by former rival Russia or growing military power China, the end of its combat commitment in Afghanistan and budget reductions will have a major near-term impact. Unless averted by early January, a Congressionally-threatened sequestration measure could wipe about $500 billion from the Department of Defenses budget during a 10-year period, with this to come on top of planned reductions of $487 billion already in the USAs planning cycle. While the US Air Force says it remains committed to acquiring 1,763 Lockheed F-35A Lightning II combat aircraft, sequestration could yet hurt its plans. In May, the service took delivery of its last of 187 F-22 Raptor

stealth ghters from the company, versus an original goal of acquiring 750 of the fthgeneration type. The emergence of several developmental Russian and Chinese ghters within the past two years has focused minds within the USA and other nations as to the capabilities that potential future adversaries could purchase. While Western types such as the F-35, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, Euroghter Typhoon and Saab Gripen E will be technologically superior to Chinese models such as the Chengdu J-20 and Shenyang J-31, the latter could eventually prove overwhelming if elded in sufciently high numbers. Beijings continuing major investment in defence aerospace was highlighted by the rst ight of the stealthy-looking J-31 in October, and by Shenyangs J-15 derivative of the Sukhoi Su-33 performing trials from the deck of the Chinese navys newly-introduced aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. Chinas admission to the elite carrier club which in 2013 will also include India was one of the most signicant military developments of the year.

MOSCOW MODERNISATION Moscow, meanwhile, has continued to make a substantial investment in modernising its military machine. Major recent commitments have included orders for 92 Su-34 bombers, 30 Su-30SM ghters and 24 carrierborne MiG-29K/KUBs, along with 39 improved Il-76MD transports. It also has advanced a longplanned project with India to develop a new Medium Transport Aircraft up to a combined 145 of which could be acquired and on producing a version of Sukhois T-50/PAK-FA ghter. Questions remain, however, over whether Russia will be able to sustain its recent spending spike, and particularly on its ability and desire to develop a proposed new-generation bomber dubbed PAK-DA. Indias planned medium multirole combat aircraft acquisition reached the preferred bid-

The Joint Strike Fighter has been on target during weapons release trials der status in late January, when it awarded a Dassault-led team so-called L1 vendor status with the Rafale, following a battle with the Euroghter Typhoon. However, New Delhi has yet to sign a contract for the 126-unit deal. Switzerlands government and air force continue to pursue a deal to acquire 22 nextgeneration Gripen Es, in conjunction with a Swedish commitment for between 40 and 60 of the type, but Berns plans face the threat of

WORLDWIDE ACTIVE FLEET SHARE PER COUNTRY


GLOBAL MILITARY FLEET
Country Active eet Share

COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Country Active eet Share

SPECIAL MISSION
Country Active eet Share

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA Russia China Japan India South Korea France Egypt Turkey UK Other TOTAL

13,940 2,855 2,731 1,667 1,591 1,451 1,191 1,156 1,146 1,063 22,991 51,782

27% 6% 5% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 44% 100%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA China Russia India North Korea Syria Egypt South Korea Pakistan Turkey Other TOTAL

2,851 1,455 1,372 614 574 480 457 430 361 331 6,643 15,568

18% 9% 9% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 43% 100%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA Japan Russia India China Brazil UK Spain Indonesia Israel Other TOTAL

758 164 74 61 53 52 43 42 39 34 538 1,858

41% 9% 4% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 29% 100%

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a public referendum, which could potentially derail the scheme. A decision could nally come during 2013 on the direction of Brazils long-planned F-X2 ghter contract. The nations previous administration had favoured the Rafale, but a change of government and fresh delays mean the opportunity is potentially also still open to the Gripen and Super Hornet. Lockheeds F-35 programme, meanwhile,

recently achieved its 5,000th test ight, with the rst airborne weapons separation trials having been performed and the rst two international examples delivered to the UK, which is now acquiring the short take-off and vertical landing B-model. The same variant is now in the hands of the USMCs rst operational squadron to convert to the Joint Strike Fighter, VMFA-121. In the training aircraft sector, while manu-

facturers continue to await the launch of the biggest contest in decades to replace the US Air Forces almost 500 Northrop T-38C Talons most secured fresh orders in 2012. Alenia Aermacchi beneted from a bilateral agreement between the Italian and Israeli governments, under which the latter nations air force will get access to 30 M-346 advanced jet trainers. The type will replace the Israeli air forces remaining Douglas A/TA-4 Skyhawk gg

TRANSPORTS/TANKERS
Country Active eet Share

COMBAT HELICOPTERS
Country Active eet Share

TRAINING AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS
Country Active eet Share

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA Russia India China France Brazil Iran Turkey Japan Germany Other TOTAL

1,795 337 238 186 146 142 119 87 86 76 1,933 5,145

35% 7% 5% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 38% 100%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA Russia China Japan South Korea France India UK Turkey Italy Other TOTAL

5,690 854 708 700 682 485 466 419 391 376 7,915 18,686

30% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 42% 100%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA Japan Egypt UK Israel China Turkey South Korea France Russia Other TOTAL

2,846 421 384 360 340 329 329 278 239 218 4,781 10,525

27% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 45% 100%

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Lockheed Martin

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WORLDWIDE TOP 10 ACTIVE AIRCRAFT TYPES


COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Type Active eet Share

TRANSPORTS/TANKERS
Type Active eet Share

COMBAT HELICOPTERS
Type Active eet Share

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

F-16 F-18 F-15 MiG-29 MiG-21 Su-27/30/35 F-5 Su-25 Su-24 F-4 Other TOTAL

2,309 1,005 870 856 793 791 521 487 473 450 7,013 15,568

15% 6% 6% 5% 5% 5% 3% 3% 3% 3% 45% 100%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

C-130/L-100 KC-135/707 King Air C-17 An-24/26 CN235/C295 Il-76/78 An-30/32 C160 Cessna 208 Other TOTAL

1,131 470 269 246 221 219 165 152 127 111 2,034 5,145

22% 9% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 40% 100%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

S-70/SH/UH-60 Mi-8/17/171/172 UH-1 Mi-24/25/35 AH-64 CH-47 OH-58 Bell 212/412 MD500 AH-1 Other TOTAL

3,342 2,328 1,509 987 956 904 773 661 633 541 6,052 18,686

18% 12% 8% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 32% 100%

gg trainers, and made available by a TOR Systems joint venture between Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. For its part, Italy will acquire two Gulfstream G550s adapted for airborne early warning duties by IAIs Elta Systems subsidiary. Also vying for the USAFs trainer requirement is BAE Systems, which signed a deal to produce 22 Hawk 165s for Saudi Arabia. The success represents the UK companys rst export deal for the new-generation aircraft that forms the basis of its offer in the T-X battle. Lock-

heed is promoting the T-50 developed jointly with Korea Aerospace Industries a type already in use in South Korea and ordered by Indonesia. The Philippines has also expressed interest in potentially acquiring 12 examples.

EQUIPMENT CHOICE Boeing is expected to pitch a new design for the T-X requirement, which holds the potential to sway the equipment choice of numerous nations over the coming decades. Swiss manufacturer Pilatus enjoyed a

EXPLANATORY NOTES
For the first time, Flightglobals World Air Forces directory 2013 uses fleet data compiled for its Ascend Online Fleets and MiliCAS databases by Sandra LewisRice, John Maloney, Marc-Antony Payne and Martin Smith, and abridged by Craig Hoyle. Published as premium products, our databases provide subscribers with detailed fleet and orders information, in the majority of cases down to serial-number level. The directory also includes global fleet analysis provided by Antoine Fafard, from Flightglobals Insight team. Responsible for producing special reports on the aviation industry, Insight provides bespoke analysis on sectors ranging from business aviation to commercial and military aircraft. To find out more, and to download other special reports, visit ightglobal.com/insight Fleet information is divided into these categories: Active: Aircraft in day-to-day use. For some Soviet-era types where only summary information is available, this also includes some non-operational platforms. Ordered: Aircraft on firm 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 To download your free copy of the directory from 11 December, visit ightglobal.com/waf2013

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Commonwealth of Australia

Joint exercises offer an important learning experience for air forces, such as those of RIMPAC allies Australia and Indonesia

bumper 2012, securing orders for a combined 79 PC-21 trainers from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and also nalising a deal to produce 75 PC-7 Mk IIs for the Indian air force. Iraq also made progress with its plans to acquire 28 Aero Vodochody L-159s, while a new era of Russian air force pilot training began as Irkut delivered its rst Yakovlev Yak-130s to Borisoglebsk air base in early October. Partly looking at the looming airlift requirements linked with their departure from Afghanistan, Australia and the UK added lone Boeing C-17s to their eets in 2012, while Norway swiftly acquired a replacement for the C-130J lost in a fatal accident in March. Canberra also retired its last aged C-130Hs, as its rst of 10 Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartans entered nal assembly. In the rotorcraft sector, the US Army has formally rebranded its Block III productionstandard Apache Longbow the AH-64E, and potential buyers such as India and Indonesia are already eyeing the type. The early days of 2013 will determine whether the DoD will advance with key programmes such as the F-35 as intended, or have future budget reductions hurt equipment plans made by it and many of its allies. O This years directory is dedicated to Ascend Online Fleets data researcher Martin Smith, who died on 3 December following a short illness

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AFGHANISTAN AFGHAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Il-76

8 5 48 15 20 2 14 6 3 22 4
Active Ordered

C212
DHC-6 Merlin III/IV

Combat helicopter
Bell 212 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-25/35

1 2 4 3 44 5
Active Ordered

Special mission
PC-12NG 18 13 18
Active

Combat helicopter
AS332

Transport C-27A (G222)


Cessna 208

5 8
Ordered

AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY AIR CORPS


Type

SA316 SA342 Training aircraft/helicopters EMB-312


L-29 L-39 PC-7 PC-9

UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters


Bell 206

ARGENTINIAN NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17

MI-35 UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters MD530 ALBANIA ALBANIAN AIR BRIGADE


Type

46 6 9 6

12

ANGOLAN ARMY
Type

Combat aircraft Super Etendard Special mission King Air 200 (MPA/Recce) P-3B (MPA)
S-2 (MPA)

11 6 3 2 2 1 1 4 8 10

48*

Combat helicopter
AS565 7

Transport
F28 King Air 200

Active

Ordered

ARGENTINA ARGENTINIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter AS532 AW109


Bell 205

5 1 3 7 6 1

Combat aircraft
A-4 IA-58 Mirage IIIEA Mirage 5 23 32 6 5 10 3 1 2 5 5 6* 8 12 2 2 1 1 19 26 2 4
Active

PC-6 Combat helicopter AS555


H-3/S-61

Bell 206
BO105 EC145

Training aircraft/helicopters
T-34

ALGERIA ALGERIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Nesher Special mission


Learjet 35 (Calibration/Recce)

ARMENIA ARMENIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active 1 14 Ordered

Combat aircraft MiG-25


MiG-29

Su-24
Su-30

14 34 22 28

Tanker KC-130H Transport


C-130H F27 F28

Combat aircraft
MiG-25

Su-25 Special mission


Mi-9 (EW)

2 3 6 8 15 4

16

Special mission
Beech 1900 (Recce) King Air 200 (MPA)

6
2 5 6 16 5 13 19 2 16 3 3 28 102 36 4 32 16
Active Ordered

Tanker Il-78 Transport


Beech 1900 C-130H C295 Il-76 King Air 90/200/350 PC-6

KC-390 Combat helicopter Bell 212/412


MD500

Transport Il-76 Combat helicopter


Mi-2

Mi-8
3* Mi-24

Mi-171
SA315 UH-1H

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 29 18+40*

Z-11 Training aircraft/helicopters


AT/IA-63 EMB-312 Mirage IIIDA

AUSTRALIA ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F/A-18A F/A-18F F-35A
Ordered

Combat helicopter AS355/555


Bell 412 Ka-32

T-A4 ARGENTINIAN ARMY


Type

55 24 2+98*
6 19

Special mission
737 (AEW)

Mi-2
Mi-8/17/171

Special mission OV-1 (Recce) Transport


6

AP-3C (MPA) Tanker

Mi-24
Super Lynx 130/300

Training aircraft/helicopters L-39


Yak-130

ALGERIAN NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
AW101 6

ANGOLA NATIONAL AIR FORCE OF ANGOLA


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
EMB-314 MiG-21 MiG-23 Su-22 Su-25 Su-27 6 24 22 14 15 7 4 11 2 8 5 2 1

Special mission C212 (MPA) Transport


An-12 An-26 An-30/32 An-72/74 C212

Dornier 28

Afghanistans growing air force inventory includes C-27A and Cessna 208 transports
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A330 (KC-30A)

5 6 10 12 9
16 33 8 63 Active Ordered

BO105

Transport
C-17 C-27J

F-5F
F-16D Hawk 129

C-130J
King Air 200/350

T67M260 Firefly
TAH-1

4 4 4 6 3 6
Active Ordered

BELIZE BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
BN-2 1 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
T67M260 Firefly

Training aircraft/helicopters
F/A-18B

ROYAL BAHRAINI NAVY


Type

Hawk 127
King Air 350 PC-9/9A

Combat helicopter
BO105 1

BENIN BENIN PEOPLE'S ARMED FORCES


Type Active Ordered

AUSTRALIAN ARMY AVIATION CORPS


Type

BANGLADESH BANGLADESH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
DHC-6 Dornier 28 HS 748 1 2 1 1 4

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 CH-47D/F 22 6 15 34 22 15
Active Ordered

Combat aircraft A-5


7 31 F-7

NH90/MRH90 S-70
Tiger

MiG-29 Transport An-32


C-130B/E

8 23 8 3 4 7 14 20 9 12 7 11
Active

16

Combat helicopter AS350


AW109

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206

BHUTAN ROYAL BHUTAN ARMY


4* Type Active 2 Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 206

Combat helicopter
Mi-8

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY


Type

Combat helicopter S-70/MH-60R Training aircraft/helicopters


AS350 Bell 429

16 12 3

24

Bell 212 Mi-17/171 Training aircraft/helicopters FT-6


FT-7 L-39 T-37

BOLIVIA BOLIVIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active 2 Ordered

Special mission
Learjet 25 (Recce)

Transport
C-130B C212 King Air 90/200 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 1 15 9 6 5 6 14
Active Ordered

AUSTRIA AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

BANGLADESH ARMY
Type Ordered

Combat aircraft Eurofighter Transport C-130K


PC-6

Transport
15 3 8 22 11 9 16 13 8 28 Cessna 208 1 2
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AS365

MA60 Combat helicopter


AS332 AS350

BANGLADESH NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
Bell 212 OH-58 S-70

Special mission
Dornier 228NG 2 2
3

EC145 SA316
UH-1H

SA316 Training aircraft/helicopters PC-7


SA316 Saab 105

Combat helicopter AW109


Z-9

Training aircraft/helicopters
DA40

K-8
PC-7 R44 T-33

BELARUS BELARUS AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

AZERBAIJAN AZERBAIJAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-29 Su-24 38 35 69 22 1 4 1 42 26 1 10

BOLIVIAN ARMY
Type

Transport
C212 F27 1 1 1 6

Combat aircraft
MiG-21

Su-25
5 5 13 11 11 1 7 35 12 12 Su-27

MIG-25 MiG-29
Su-24

Special mission
An-26 (Recce)

King Air 90 Combat helicopter


Z-9

Su-25 Transport
Tu-134

Transport An-24/26
Il-76

BOSNIA-HERZIGOVINA BIH ARMED FORCES


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8
18

Combat aircraft
G4 J-1 J-22 1 10 7 8 7 5

Combat helicopter Mi-2


Mi-8/17

Mi-24/35 Training aircraft/helicopters


L-39

BAHAMAS BAHAMAS DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

MI-24 Mi-26 Training aircraft/helicopters L-39 BELGIUM BELGIAN AIR COMPONENT


Type

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 SA341/342 UH-1H
Ordered

Active 49

Combat aircraft
F-16A

Special mission
King Air 350 (MPA) 1 1

BOTSWANA BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
A330 A400M 1 7 11 4 23 8+2* 3 4 29 10 32

Combat aircraft
F-5 10 10 3 2 2 1 11 7 5 6

Transport
Cessna 208

Transport
BN-2 C-130B C212

BAHRAIN ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

C-130H
EMB-135/145

Combat aircraft
F-5E

F-16C Combat helicopter


AH-1

8 17
16 13 9

Combat helicopter AW109 NH90


SA316

CN235
King Air 200

Combat helicopter
AS350

Bell 212
S-70/UH-60M

Sea King 48 Training aircraft/helicopters Alpha Jet F-16B


SF-260

Bell 412 Training aircraft/helicopters


F-5 PC-7/Mk II

Training aircraft/helicopters

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Transport
AT-802 CN235 HS 748 King Air 200 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 4

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-35 SA316

Training aircraft/helicopters
SF-260

BURUNDI BURUNDI NATIONAL ARMY


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-24 SA316 SA342 3 3 6 5

Training aircraft/helicopters
SF-260
Eurocopter

CAMBODIA ROYAL CAMBODIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Eurocopters Helibras subsidiary has opened a final assembly line for Brazils EC725s
BRAZIL BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE
Type Active Ordered

Transport
An-24 MA60 Y-12 1 2 1 1 8 1

S-70

3
Active Ordered

BRAZILIAN NAVY
Type

Combat aircraft
AMX-A/T EMB-314 F-5E/EM Mirage 2000C 51 31 43 10 4 2 2 6 5 17 1 5 3 4 3 2 3 28 16 10 30 52 20 3 6 7 6 3 2 9 26 15 8 30 106 63 1 3 2
Active

Combat aircraft
A-4 19 7 19 9 17 1 12 2 11 3

Combat helicopter
AS355 Mi-8/17 UH-1H

Combat helicopter
8 AS332/532 AS350

Special mission
Beech 125 (Calibration) C-130E (SAR) C295 (SAR) EMB-110 (Calibration) EMB-110 (EW) EMB-110 (MPA) EMB-110 (SAR) EMB-145 (AEW) EMB-145 (Recce) Learjet 35 (Recce) P-3AM (MPA)

CAMEROON CAMEROON AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

AS355
Bell 206

Combat aircraft
15 4 Impala Magister 5 6 1 3 1 1 4 1 3 1 2 3 5

EC725
Lynx 21 S-70 SH-3D/S-61

Transport
Arava C-130H CN235 MA60

Training aircraft/helicopters
TA-4

BRUNEI ROYAL BRUNEI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-24 SA319 SA330 SA342

Transport
CN235 1 9 6 4 3 4

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

Combat helicopter
Bell 212/214 BO105 S-70/70i

Transport
C-130E/H/M C295 Cessna 208 EMB-110 EMB-120 EMB-121 EMB-145

12

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 PC-7 Mk II

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet

CANADA ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

BULGARIA BULGARIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F/A-18A F-35A 64 65*
6 2 18

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 MiG-29 Su-25 6 15 14 1 2 1
12 4

Combat helicopter
AS332 AS355 Bell 205 EC725 Mi-35 UH-1H UH-60L

Special mission
DHC-5 (SAR) King Air 200 (Recce) P-3 (MPA)

Special mission
13 3 1 An-30 (Recce)

Transport
C-27J PC-12

Tanker
A310 KC-130H 2 4
3 4 14 17 4 2

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

Combat helicopter
AS532 Mi-8/17

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

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 PC-9
3

6 5
Active Ordered

BULGARIAN NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
AW101 (SAR) Bell 412 CH-47F H-3 S-92 14 86 15 26 2 13 9 26

BRAZILIAN ARMY
Type Ordered

Combat helicopter
AS365 3

Combat helicopter
AS532 AS550 AS565 EC725 9 32 32 1

BURKINA FASO BURKINA FASO AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
16 EMB-314 3

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 (Allied Wings) Bell 412 (Allied Wings)

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

27 4 26 13 16 7 26

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
BN-2 2 2

Combat helicopter
AS350/550

CHAD CHAD NATIONAL FLIGHT


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Su-25 6 2 1 6 8 6 2 1 1 1

Transport Combat helicopter


AS550 Mi-17/171 Mi-24 SE3160
Rex Features

An-26 C-130H

Shenyang L-15s have performed at-sea trials aboard Chinas aircraft carrier Liaoning
C212 3 7 8 2 4 2 7

Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 PC-9 SF-260

Combat helicopter
AS332/532 AS365 Bell 206 BO105

J-10 JH-7 Q-5 Su-30/33/J-15

6 35 30 23 3 5 8 9 12 6 17 2 8 16 25 14 12

50*

Special mission
Y-8 (MPA) Y-8 (Recce) Y-8/KJ200 (AEW)

CHILE CHILEAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 PC-7 20 8 35 1 3 1 2 3 3 4 10 6* 14 1 13 4 12 2 11 23
Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
C-101 F-5E F-16A/C

Transport
Y-7 Y-8

CHINA CHINESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Special mission
707 (AEW)

Combat helicopter
AS365/565 Ka-28 Ka-31 Mi-8 Z-8/SA321 Z-9

Combat aircraft
H-6 J-7 J-8 J-10 J-11 (Su-27/30) JH-7 Q-5 Su-35 120 389 96 200 273 72 119

Tanker
707/KC-135

Transport
737 Beech 99 C-130B/H C212

71

Training aircraft/helicopters
48* JJ-6 JL-8 (K-8)

Citation
DHC-6 KC-390

Special mission
737 (Comms) An-30 (Surveying) Il-76/KJ2000 (AEW) Tu-154 (Recce) Y-8 (Recce) Y-8/KJ200 (AEW) 2 4 5 3 16 7 25 13 9 8 50 59 1 330 16 8 210 10 60 1 93 39 170
Active

COLOMBIA COLOMBIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 412 BK117 UH-1H

Combat aircraft
A-37 BT-67 EMB-314 Kfir OV-10 7 8 6 24 20 9 6 5 3 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 5 3 4 11 3 2 6 1 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 EMB-314 F-5F F-16B/D T-35

Transport
An-26 Il-76 MA60 Tu-154 Y-7 Y-8 Y-9

Special mission
Cessna 208 (Recce) Citation Ultra (Recce) King Air 300/350 (EW) Metro 23 (Recce) Turbo Commander (Recce)

CHILEAN ARMY
Type

Transport
C212 Cessna 208 CN235 5 3 3 10 3 1 11 4 1
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17/171 S-70 Z-8/SA321 Z-9 Z-10 Z-11 52

Tanker
707 767

Combat helicopter
AS332/532 AS350 AS355 MD530 SA330 UH-1H

Transport
727 737 Arava C-130B/H C212 C295 Cessna 208 CN235 EMB-110 KC-390 King Air 90/350 PA-31 Turbo Commander

Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 HC120 JJ-7 JL-8 (K-8) 57

CHILEAN NAVY
Type

Special mission
C295 (MPA) EMB-110 (MPA) P-3 (MPA) 3 5 3

CHINESE NAVY
Type Ordered

12*

Combat aircraft
H-6 J-7 J-8 14 30 48

Transport

Combat helicopter

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Bell 205 Bell 212 MD500/530 S-70/UH-60A/L UH-1H

2 10 4 23 50 12 14 6 17
Active

Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-9/M 17

Transport
C212 Turbo Commander 3 1 2 12 11 2 5
Active Ordered

CUBA CUBAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 412 OH-58 UH-1H

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 EMB-312 Lancair Synergy T-37

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 12 24 3 3 2
10 4

Training aircraft/helicopters
Schweizer 333 T-35

19

Transport
Ordered

COLOMBIAN ARMY
Type

An-26 Yak-40

DOMINICAN NATIONAL ARMY


Type

Special mission
King Air 200/350 (EW) 4 2 2 5 1 4 2
22 64 55 Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-35

Combat helicopter
OH-58A/C 9 3

Transport
An-32 C212 Cessna 208 CV580 King Air 90/200/350 Turbo Commander

Training aircraft/helicopters
R44

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 25

CYPRUS CYPRUS AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

ECUADOR ECUADORIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Cheetah C Kfir 10 8
2 4 3 1

Transport
BN-2 1 3 11 4

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

Combat helicopter
AW139 (SAR) Mi-35 SA342

Transport
727 C-130B/H/L-100 DHC-6 HS 748

COLOMBIAN NAVY
Type

Special mission
CN235 (MPA) 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 5

CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH REPUBLIC AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 6 9 2 6 17 13
Active

Transport
C212 Cessna 208 King Air 350

Combat aircraft
Gripen C L-159A 12 19 2 4 2*
8 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 Cheetah D DA20 EMB-314 T-34

Special mission
L-410 (Surveying)

Combat helicopter
AS555 BK117 BO105 UH-1N

Transport
C295 KC-390 L-410 Yak-40
Ordered

ECUADORIAN ARMY
Type Ordered

Transport
Arava C212 Citation II CN235 King Air 200 PC-6 4 2 1 1 1 1 4 6 9 3 10
Active

CONGO CONGOLESE AIR FORCE


Type Active

Combat helicopter Mi-2


Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24/35 W-3

Combat aircraft
Mirage F1 2 2 2 4 3

Transport
An-32

6 29 15 10 2 8 4

Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen D L-39 L-159T

Combat helicopter
AS332 AS350/550 Mi-171 SA315 SA342
Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35

12

CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

DENMARK ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE


Type Active

ECUADORIAN NAVY
Type Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-16A F-35A 36 48* 3
4

Combat aircraft
MiG-23 Su-25 2 2 2 5 2 2
2 3 14 2 10

Special mission
CN235 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA) 1 4 2 1 1 2 2 2 4

Special mission
Challenger 604 (MPA)

Transport
727 An-12 An-26 HS 748

Transport
King Air 300/350

Transport
C-130J

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 230 Bell 430

Combat helicopter
AS550 AW101 Lynx 90 MH-60R 8 14 7 9* 11

Combat helicopter
Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 SA316 SA330

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 T-34 T-35

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B

CROATIA CROATIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

DJIBOUTI DJIBOUTI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

EGYPT EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 6 6 3 2 5 8 23

Transport Cessna 208


L-410

Combat aircraft
1 1 1 2 3 Alpha Jet MS2 F-4E F-6 F-7 F-16A/C MiG-21 Mirage 5E2/SDE/SDR Mirage 2000EM
Ordered

Special mission
Bombardier 415 (Firefighting) PC-9M (EW)

Combat helicopter
AS355 Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35

Transport
An-32 AT-802

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DOMINICAN AIR FORCE


Type Active

15 34 45 60 154 58 76 15 2 2

16

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Mi-8/171

Special mission
Beech 1900 (Calibration) Beech 1900 (MPA)

Combat aircraft
EMB-314 8

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Beech 1900 (Recce) E-2C (AEW)

2 7 3 4 21 2 8 1
36

T-35

Transport
An-74 Beech 1900 C-130H C295 DHC-5 King Air 200

EQUATORIAL GUINEA EQUATORIAL GUINEA AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Su-25 3 4
1

An-12 An-26 An-32 C-130B DHC-6

5 1 1 1 2 10 17 5 7 4
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35 SA316

Transport
An-32

Combat helicopter
Mi-24
10 3

Combat helicopter
AH-64D AW109 AW139 (SAR) CH-47D Mi-8/17 S-70/UH-60M SA342 Sea King SH-2G

5 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 SF-260

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

2 19 93 2 79 23 9 30 54 47 74 120 10 39 6 4

6* 4*

ERITREA ERITREAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

ETHIOPIAN ARMY AVIATION


Type

Combat helicopter
UH-1H 12

Combat aircraft
MiG-29 Su-27 5 6 1 4 1 4 16 8 5

FINLAND FINNISH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
King Air 200 Y-12

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet MS1 EMB-312 F-16B/D G115 K-8 L-39 L-59 Mirage 5SDD Mirage 2000BM EL SALVADOR

Combat aircraft
F-18C 54 1 3 1 3 6 7 42 9
Active

Combat helicopter
4 Bell 412 Mi-8/17 Mi-24/35

Special mission
F27 (EW)

Transport
C295 F27 Learjet 35 PC-12NG

Training aircraft/helicopters
M-290TP MB-339

ESTONIA ESTONIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-18D Hawk 51/51A/66 M-290TP 15

SALVADORIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 R44 1 4

Combat aircraft
A-37 9 3 1 4 8 16 6

FINNISH ARMY
Type Ordered

Transport
Arava BT-67

ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
MD500 NH90 2 14 5 6

Combat helicopter
Bell 412 MD500 UH-1D/H/M

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 MiG-23 Su-25 Su-27 15 10 8 14

Training aircraft/helicopters
MD500

FRANCE FRENCH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Schweizer 300

Transport

Combat aircraft
Mirage 2000C Mirage 2000D Mirage 2000N Mirage 2000-5 Mirage F1CR Rafale B/C 37 61 34 27 13 71 2 4 14* 14 3 2 50 39 14 24 5 15 10 40 10 26 100 30 18 8 3 1 34
Active Ordered

7+152*

Special mission
C160 Gabriel (ELINT) E-3F (AEW)

Tanker
A330 C/KC-135

Transport
A310 A340 A400M C160 C-130H CN235 DHC-6 TBM700

Combat helicopter
AS332/532 AS555 EC725 SA330

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet EMB-121 G120 (Cassidian) Mirage 2000B Mirage F1B SR20 (Cassidian) SR22 (Cassidian) TB30

Airbus Military

12 7

FRENCH ARMY
Type

The French air force is scheduled to receive its first three A400Ms during 2013
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Transport
PC-6 TBM700 5 8 23 8 3 94 156 34 18 27
Active 20 25 Ordered 4+22*

GERMAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

T-6A TA-7C

42 9
Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Eurofighter F-4F Tornado ECR Tornado IDS 65 23 31 103 4 1 53 71 42 19 6 7
Active

HELLENIC ARMY AVIATION


31
Type

Combat helicopter
AS532 EC725 NH90 SA330 SA341/342 Tiger

Transport
King Air 200 2 29 27 15 15 4 66 20
Active Ordered

31

Combat helicopter
AH-64A/D Bell 205 Bell 206 CH-47DG/SD NH90 UH-1H

Tanker
A310 46

Transport
A310 A400M C160

Training aircraft/helicopters
AS555 SA341

16+14*

FRENCH NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
CH-53

Training aircraft/helicopters
NH-300C

Combat aircraft
Rafale M Super Etendard

Training aircraft/helicopters
Eurofighter G120 (Lufthansa) Tornado IDS 11

HELLENIC NAVAL AVIATION


Type

Special mission
Bell 212 (EW) 1 7 11 2

Special mission
ATL-2 (MPA) E-2C (AEW) Falcon 50 (MPA) Falcon 200 (MPA) 15 3 4 5 11 6 28 2 22 7 22 9

GERMAN ARMY
Type Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 212 S-70

Combat helicopter
BO105 NH90 Tiger UH-1D 145 23 21 99 14
Active 1 1 8 Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
57+12* 18 SA319

Transport
EMB-121 Falcon 10

GUATEMALA GUATEMALAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AS365/565 EC225 Lynx HAS2/4 NH90 SA316/319/SE3160 SA365

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135

Combat aircraft
A-37 EMB-314 PC-7 3 6* 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 12 4

GERMAN NAVY
Type

20

Special mission
Dornier 228NG (MPA) Dornier 228 (Recce) P-3C (MPA)

Transport
Arava BT-67 Cessna 208

Training aircraft/helicopters
SR20 (Cassidian) 3

Combat helicopter
Lynx 88 Sea King 41 22 20

GABON GABONESE AIR FORCE


Type Active 3 6 Ordered

F27
King Air 90/200

Combat aircraft
Mirage 5G Mirage F1

GHANA GHANA AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 205 Bell 212 UH-1H

Special mission
DA42 (Recce) 2 4 2 1 2 1 3 4

Transport
C-130H CN235 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 5 3 4 2 4

Training aircraft/helicopters
T-35

Transport
BN-2 C295 F27

Combat helicopter
AS332 AS350 Bell 412 EC120 EC135 SA319 SA330 SA342

GUINEA GUINEA AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AW109 Bell 412 Mi-17/171 SA316

Combat aircraft
MiG-15 MiG-17 MiG-21 1 4 3 1 2 4 1

10

Combat helicopter
1 2 AS350 Mi-8 Mi-24 SA342

Training aircraft/helicopters
DA42 K-8 4

Training aircraft/helicopters
Magister Mirage 5DG T-34

GREECE HELLENIC AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

GAMBIA GAMBIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
A-7E F/RF-4E F-16C Mirage 2000EG Mirage 2000-5/Mk II 19 50 116 16 25 8 2 4 2 13 8 13
12 3 12

GUYANA GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
Skyvan Y-12 1 1 2 1

Combat aircraft
Su-25 1 2

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 412

Transport
AT-802

Special mission
Bombardier 415 (Firefighting/SAR) C-130H (EW) EMB-145 (AEW) P-3B (MPA)

GEORGIA GEORGIAN LAND FORCES


Type Active Ordered

HONDURAS HONDURAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Su-25 11 2 18 2 7 7 4 4

Combat aircraft
A-37 F-5E 9 9
1 1 1 1

Transport
Bombardier 215 C-27J C-130B/H

Transport
An-28

Transport
Arava C-130A King Air 200 Turbo Commander

Combat helicopter Mi-8


Mi-14 Mi-24 UH-1H

Combat helicopter
AS332 AW109 Bell 205

Combat helicopter
Bell 412 MD500 UH-1H 4 2 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-29 L-39

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D Mirage 2000BG T-2C/E 41 2 40

GERMANY

Training aircraft/helicopters

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EMB-312 F-5F

7 2

Transport
Saras 15 8 7 13 32 27 6 3

BO105 EC120B

4 3

HUNGARY HUNGARIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH Ka-25

IRAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Gripen C 12 5 13 5 2

Ka-28
SA316/319 Sea King 42 UH-3

Combat aircraft
F-4D/E/RF-4E F-5E F-6 F-7 F-14 MiG-29 Mirage F1 Su-24 28 20 18 17 26 16 5 27 1

Transport
An-26

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-24/25/35

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

17
20 3

Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen D

INDIA INDIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

INDONESIA INDONESIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Special mission
707 (EW) P-3F (MPA)

5
1 3 2 4 45 12 5 13 2 10 4 35
Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Jaguar M/S MiG-21 MiG-27 MiG-29 Mirage 2000H Rafale C Su-30/MKI T-50 (Sukhoi) Tejas LCA 118 152 80 68 45 120 1 1 2 3 3 3 7 109 6 40 59 17 10 6* 2* 10

Combat aircraft
EMB-314 F-5E F-16A Hawk 209 OV-10 Su-27/30 4 6 7 24 2 10 3 1 1 16 8 2 6 5 2 7 7 4 15
10 3 3

Tanker
12 24* 707 747

Transport
707 747 C-130E/H F27 Il-76 PC-6 Turbo Commander

86* 149 144* 19+40*

Special mission
737 (MPA) CN235 (MPA) 1

Special mission
707 (Recce) 1125 G100 Astra (Recce) EMB-145 (AEW) Gulfstream III (EW) Il-76 (AEW)

Tanker
KC-130B

Training aircraft/helicopters
4 7 F-5F FT-7 PC-7

Transport
C-130B/H/L-100 C212 C295 CN235 F27 PC-6

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ARMY


Type

Tanker
Il-78

Transport
F27 Turbo Commander 9 6 2 5 6 3 15 6
Active Ordered

Transport
An-32 C-17 C-130J Dornier 228 HS 748

Combat helicopter
AS332 BO105 EC725 S-58 SA330

Combat helicopter
AH-1J Bell 206 CH-47C Mi-8/17

Il-76
Medium Transport Aircraft

45* 47 150 27 3 74 65 81 31 10 75 40* 15 20


Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC120B F-5F F-16B G120TP Hawk 53/109 KT-1 SF-260 T-34 T-50

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN NAVY


Type

Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH LCH Mi-8/17 Mi-25/35 Mi-26 SA316/319 65 25 44+59*

Transport
F27 18 4 10 4 3
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
ASH-3D Bell 412 RH-53

Training aircraft/helicopters
Hawk 132 HJT-16 Kiran HJT-36 Sitara Jaguar T Mirage 2000TH PC-7 MkII Rafale B Saras Tejas LCA 40+20* 16

13 11 18 15 16
Active Ordered

IRANIAN REVOULTIONARY GUARD


Type

INDONESIAN ARMY
Type

Combat aircraft
Su-25 13 9 1 3 8 38 13

Transport
BN-2 C212 1 6 1 8* 11

Transport
An-74 Falcon 20 Il-76 Y-12

Turbo Commander Combat helicopter


AH-64E Bell 205 Bell 412 BO105 Mi-17 Mi-35 SA316 Schweizer 369

Combat helicopter
Mi-171

INDIAN ARMY
Type

36
7 12 5 7 14

Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 6

Combat helicopter
AH-64E Dhruv ALH LCH SA315 45 27
Active

22* 179 114 13


Ordered

IRAQ IRAQI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Cessna AC-208 F-16C 3 12+18* 3 8 5 2 6 3 6 1

INDIAN NAVY
Type

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC120B 2
Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-29/K Sea Harrier FRS51 14 8 8 12 26 5 9 8+12* 29 8

INDONESIAN NAVY
Type

Special mission
Cessna 208 CH2000 (Recce) King Air 350/ER (Recce) SB7L-360 (Recce)

Special mission
C212 (MPA) CN235 (MPA) Nomad 22/24 (MPA) 6 5+3* 29 9 1 3 1

Tejas LCA
Tu-142

Special mission
BN-2 (MPA) Dornier 228 (MPA) Il-38 (MPA) Ka-31 (AEW) P-8I (737) (MPA)

Transport
An-32 C-130E C-130J King Air 350

Transport
C212

Combat helicopter
AS332 Bell 412

Combat helicopter

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SA342

Training aircraft/helicopters
Cessna 208 F-16D L-159 Lasta 95 T-6A 3 6 28* 20 15
Active Ordered

IRAQI ARMY AVIATION COMMAND


Type

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 407 EC635 Mi-8/171 UH-1H 10 27 22 44 15 3 8

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell T-407 OH-58C

IRELAND IRISH AIR CORPS


Type Active Ordered
Rex Features

Special mission
BN-2 (Recce) CN235 (MPA) 1 2 6 2 7

Combat helicopter
AW139

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135 PC-9

Israels air campaign against Hamas militants involved combat types such as the F-15
G222 (EW) G550 (AEW) Gulfstream III (Recce) P166 (Surveying)
Ordered

1 2 1 5 2 4 12 18 2 17 2+13* 7

Training aircraft/helicopters
TAV-8B 2

ISRAEL ISRAELI AIR FORCE


Type Active 42 25 76 100

IVORY COAST IVORY COAST AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-15A/C F-15I F-16C F-16I F-35A

Tanker
KC-130J KC-767

Combat helicopter
AS365 SA316/319 2 2 7

Transport
20 C-27J C-130J G222 P180

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet

Special mission
707 (AEW) 1124 Westwind (MPA) G550 (AEW) G550 (SIGINT) King Air 200 (Recce) King Air RC-12 (Recce) 1 3 2 3 18 7
7 4

JAMAICA JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AW101 AW/HH139 Bell 212 HH-3F NH500 5 37 21 2 14 12 2 73 45 30 8
Active

Transport
BN-2 1
2 3 1

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 407 Bell 412

Tanker
707 KC-130H

Training aircraft/helicopters
AMX-T Eurofighter M-346 MB-339 NH500 SF-260 Tornado IDS 2 4+9*

Training aircraft/helicopters
DA40 2

Transport
AT-802 C-130E/H C-130J King Air 200 7 12 3+6* 2 46 45 6 23 48 119 16 148 17 2 30 18 20

JAPAN JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-2A F/EF/RF-4EJ F-15J F-35A 63 80 153 42* 4 3 27 1 13 3 4 1 4 26 2 15 5 4 19 41 13 16 45

Combat helicopter
AH-1E/F/S AH-64A/D AS565 CH-53 S-70/UH-60A

ITALIAN ARMY
Type Ordered

Transport
Dornier 228 P180 3 3
12 60 58 39 31 14 19 Active

Special mission
767 (AEW) BAe 125 (Calibration) BAe 125 (SAR) C-1 (EW) E-2C (AEW) YS-11 (Calibration) YS-11 (EW) 16+4* 40
Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
A-4N/TA-4H/J F-15B/D F-16A/B/D G120 (Elbit Systems) King Air 200 M-346 (TOR) OH-58B T-6A

Combat helicopter
AW109 AW129 Bell 205 Bell 206 Bell 212/412 CH-47C/F NH90

Tanker
KC-130H KC-767

ITALIAN NAVY
Type

Transport
C-1 C-2 C-130H Gulfstream IV YS-11 20

ITALY ITALIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
AV-8B F-35B 14 15* 3 3
16 22 37 3

Combat aircraft
AMX

Special mission
49 45 16 54 ATR 72 (MPA) 35 75*

Eurofighter
F-35A/B

Transport
P180

Combat helicopter
CH-47J UH-60J 40

Tornado ECR
Tornado IDS

Combat helicopter
ASH/SH-3D AW101 Bell 212 NH90

Special mission
ATL-1 (MPA) ATR 72 (MPA)

Training aircraft/helicopters
Beechjet 400 F-2B F-15DJ

7
1

53

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KUWAIT AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F/A-18C 27 3+5*
1*

Tanker
KC-130J

Transport
C-17 L-100

3
16 4 2 7 15

Combat helicopter
AH-64D AS332 S-92 SA330 SA342

Training aircraft/helicopters
F/A-18D Hawk 64 Tucano 52
Airbus Military

7 10 12

KYRGYZSTAN KYRGYZ AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8 Mi-24 9 6 3

Airbus Military delivered C295s to Mexico in 2012, and sold the type to Kazakhstan
T/XT-4 T-7 YS-11 203 48 3
Active Ordered

JAPAN GROUND SELF DEFENCE FORCE


Type

Transport
King Air 350 MU-2 7 6 76 10 57 111 33 179 30 10
Active

AH-1F AH-6I AS332 AS350 EC635 MD530 S-70/UH-60L UH-1H

24 18*
9 5 9 9 9 31

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

LAOS LAOS AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 25 1 2 18 1 4 4

Combat helicopter
AH-1S AH-64D CH-47J/JA MD500 OH-1 UH-1H/J UH-60

Training aircraft/helicopters
C-101 F-5F F-16B T67M260 Firefly 10 8 18 14

Transport An-26 Combat helicopter Ka-32


Mi-8/17 Mi-26 UH-1H Z-9
Ordered

KAZAKHSTAN KAZAKHSTAN AIR FORCE


Type Active

Training aircraft/helicopters
EN480 20
Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-23 MiG-27 MiG-29 MiG-31 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27
3 12 39 30 25 14 14 2 7 2

LATVIA LATVIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

JAPAN MARITIME SELF DEFENCE FORCE


Type

Combat helicopter
Mi-2 Mi-17 1 4

Special mission
EP-3 (EW) P-1 (MPA) P/OP-3C (MPA) US-1 (SAR) US-2 (SAR) 5 2 95 2 5
5 4 4 3

10

LEBANON LEBANESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
An-12 An-24/26 An-72/74 C295

Combat aircraft
Cessna AC-208 Hunter 70 1 2+6* 1 2 11 3 7 19
3 1 3

Transport
King Air 90 Learjet 36 UP-3C YS-11

Combat helicopter
IAR330 S-61 SA342 UH-1H

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-24 Mi-26
40 36 2 20

Combat helicopter
AW101 (CH/MCH101) BK117 MH-53E 7 2 10 9 116 6 27 50 7

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bulldog Hunter 66 R44

OH-6D/DA
SH/UH-60J/K

KENYA KENYA AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135 King Air 90 T-5 9

Combat aircraft
F-5E
17 5 3 11 39 5 2 14 8
10 4 12

LESOTHO LESOTHO DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
DHC-5 DHC-8 Y-12

JORDAN ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport C212 Combat helicopter


Bell 206 Bell 412 BO105 11

2
1 3 2

Combat aircraft
CN235 (Gunship) F-5E F-16A
2 32 44 1 7 1 2 6

Combat helicopter
MD500 Mi-28 Mi-171 SA330 Z-9

LIBYA LIBYAN ARAB AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
An-32 C-130E/H C212 C295 Cessna 208

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 Mirage F1 1 2 3 1 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bulldog

Transport
An-26

F-5F
Tucano 51

Combat helicopter

An-32
An-72

KUWAIT

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C-130H/L-100 Il-76

2 2 2 4 2 4 1 6*

AS555 Super Lynx 300

6 6

Combat helicopter
CH-47C Mi-2 Mi-8

MALDIVES MALDIVES NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

MD530 Mi-8 S-70 SA330

15 31 4 1 21 2 30 1 25 6
Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 F-5F PC-7 PC-9 SF-260 T-6C

Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 1

Mi-14
Mi-24

Training aircraft/helicopters
Yak-130

MALI MALI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

LITHUANIA LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 9 3* 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 6

MEXICAN NAVY
Type

Special mission
F406 Caravan II (MPA)

Combat aircraft
L-39 1 3 1 6

Special mission
C212 (MPA) CN235 (MPA) 8 6 1 4 1 4 2 4 11 3 6 23 3 3 2 8 4 1 3 1

Transport
An-26 BN-2 BT-67

Transport
C-27J L-410

Transport
An-32 C295 DHC-8

Combat helicopter Mi-8 LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG AIR FORCE


Type

Combat helicopter
AS350 Mi-8 Mi-24
Ordered

Turbo Commander Combat helicopter


AS555 AS565 BO105 EC725 MD902 Mi-8 UH-60M

Active

Transport
A400M 1

Z-9 Training aircraft/helicopters


L-29

MACEDONIA MACEDONIAN ARMY


Type Active Ordered

MALTA ARMED FORCES OF MALTA


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-17 Mi-24 UH-1H 6 4 2

Special mission
BN-2 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA) 2 2 3 4

Training aircraft/helicopters
Lancair IVP/Super ES Lancair Legacy M-290TP MD500 R44

Combat helicopter
SA316

MADAGASCAR MADAGASCAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bulldog

Transport
An-26 1

MAURITANIA MAURITANIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

MOLDOVA MOLDOVAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

MALAWI MALAWI ARMY AIR WING


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
EMB-314 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 2
3 4

Transport
1 An-26 1 4

Transport
Dornier 228 3 2 1 1 2

Special mission
C212 (MPA) PA-31 (MPA)

Combat helicopter
Mi-8

Combat helicopter
AS350 AS355 AS532 SA330

Transport
BN-2 BT-67 PC-6 Y-12

MONGOLIA MONGOLIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active
3

Ordered

Transport
An-26

MALAYSIA ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/171 Mi-24 13 10

Combat helicopter
Z-9

Combat aircraft
F/RF-5E F/A-18D Hawk 208 MiG-29 Su-30MKM 10 8 13 10 18 4 4 4 10 6 2 29 25 3 6 8 47
Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 SF-260 2*

MONTENEGRO ARMY OF MONTENEGRO


Type Active Ordered

MEXICO MEXICAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
G4 9 4

Combat helicopter
SA341/342

Special mission
King Air 200 (MPA)

Combat aircraft
F-5E PC-7 6 37 1 2 2 5 1 12 4 6 6 6 2 4 5 10 30 4 4 2* 4*

Tanker
KC-130H

MOROCCO ROYAL MOROCCAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Special mission
EMB-145 (AEW) EMB-145 (Recce) Metro III (Recce)

Transport
A400M C/PC-130H CN235

Combat aircraft
F-5E F-16C Mirage F1CH/EH 22 16 50 3 2 1
2

Transport
10 727 An-32 Arava C-27J C-130E/K/L-100 C-130J C295 King Air 90/300 Metro III PC-6 Turbo Commander

Combat helicopter
EC725 S-61 SA316/SE3160

Special mission
Bombardier 215 (Firefighting) Falcon 20 (EW) King Air 200 (Research) 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F

Tanker
KC-130H

Hawk 108
MB-339 PC-7/Mk II

Transport
C-27J C-130H CN235 Dornier 28 4 13 6 2 47 5 3 8

ROYAL MALAYSIAN ARMY


Type

Combat helicopter
AW109 11
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 212/412 CH-53 EC725

Combat helicopter
Bell 205 Bell 206 Bell 212 CH-47C/D

ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY


Type

Combat helicopter

3*

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SA330

SA342 Training aircraft/helicopters


Alpha Jet Bell 206 F-5B/F F-16D King Air 100 T-6C

33 22 24 17 8 8 5 24
Active Ordered

AS350 Dhruv ALH Mi-17 SA316/319 SA330

1 3 5 5 1

AW109 AW139 Mi-24 Mi-171

6 1 9 3 4 2 17

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet FT-7 L-39 MB-339 R66

NETHERLANDS ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-16A F-35A 74
2+83*

12 2
Active Ordered

ROYAL MOROCCAN NAVY


Type

NIGERIAN NAVAL AVIATION


Type

Combat helicopter
AS565 3

Tanker
KDC-10 2 4 1 11 13
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AW109 Bell 206

MOZAMBIQUE MOZAMBIQUE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
C-130H DC-10

5
1

Transport An-26 Combat helicopter Mi-8


Mi-24

Training aircraft/helicopters
6 4 2 F-16B PC-7
Type

NORTH KOREA KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-5 (Shenyang) F-6 F-7 H-5 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 107 98 120 80 26 56 35 18 34

NETHERLANDS DEFENCE HELICOPTER COMMAND Combat helicopter

MYANMAR MYANMAR AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
A-5 F-6 F-7 G4 MiG-29 21 1 24 4 15 2 2 5 4 12 10 26 10 9 12 6 12 16 10

AB412 (SAR) AH-64D AS532 CH-47D/F NH90

3 29 8 14 7

2 13

Su-7
Su-25

NEW ZEALAND ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE


13
Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
MD500 Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-24

36
60 40 20

Transport
F27 FH-227 PC-6 Y-8

Special mission
P-3K (MPA) 6 2 4 3 13
5 4

Transport
757 C-130H 1 5

Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-2 FT-5 Mi-2 30 135 2

Combat helicopter
Bell 205 Mi-2 Mi-17/171 Mi-35 SA316/SE3160 W-3

Combat helicopter
NH90

UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters


50 AW109 King Air 200

NORWAY ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE


3*

Type

Active

Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-16A F-35A 47 2+50* 2 6
4 1*

ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-7 K-8 MiG-29UB PC-7 PC-9 50 4

Combat helicopter
SH-2G 5

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

NICARAGUA NICARAGUAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
C-130J

NAMIBIA NAMIBIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport An-26 Combat helicopter


MD500/OH-6 Mi-2 Mi-17/171

Combat helicopter
Bell 412 Lynx 86 NH90 Sea King 43 (SAR) 18 2 6
12

2 2 4 15

Combat aircraft
F-7 6

Transport
An-26 Y-8 Y-12

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B 10
Active Ordered

1
4 2

NIGER NIGER AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY


Type

Combat helicopter
Mi-17 Mi-24 SA315 SA316 2 2 1 2 2 12
Active Ordered

Special mission
DA42 (Recce) 2 1 1 1 2 2

Combat helicopter
NH90 1 7

Transport
C-130H Dornier 28 Dornier 228

OMAN ROYAL AIR FORCE OF OMAN


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-7 K-8

Combat aircraft
Eurofighter Typhoon F-16C Hawk 203 Jaguar S 8 10 8 12* 10

Combat helicopter
Mi-17 Mi-24

NATO
Type

Special mission
E-3A (AEW) 17 1 3

NIGERIA NIGERIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Special mission
C295 (MPA) Skyvan (MPA) 3 3 5 3 1 2 2 9 3 10 2

Transport 757 (leased)


C-17 (SAC)

Combat aircraft
F-7 10 2 1 11 6 2 5

Special mission
ATR 42 (MPA)

Transport C295
C-130H C-130J Skyvan

NEPAL NEPAL ARMY


Type Active Ordered

Transport
C-130H Dornier 128 Dornier 228 G222

Transport
BN-2 HS 748 1 1 2

Combat helicopter
AS332 Bell 205 Bell 206 NH90

M-28 Combat helicopter

Combat helicopter
AS332

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SA330 Super Lynx 120

2 15 4 5 4 12 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D Hawk 103/A Jaguar B/T2 PC-9

PAKISTAN PAKISTAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-7 F-16A/C JF-17 Mirage IIIEP/OF/RP Mirage 5EF/F/PA 142 36 30 69 84 2 2 4 1 4

70+50*

Special mission
Lockheed Martin

Falcon 20 (EW) King Air 350 (Recce) Saab 2000 (AEW) Y-8/ZDK-03 (AEW)

Tanker
Il-78

Transport
C-130B/E/L-100 CN235 Saab 2000 Y-12 16 3 1 2 5 1 1 6 1 1 27 25 9 5 39 18 2 8 18
Active Ordered

The Royal Air Force of Oman has accepted its first C-130J tactical transport
Bell 212/412 EC145 MD500 3 1 1 6 2 BO105 Mi-17/171 Mi-25/35 2 20 18 13 20 6 2 5
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 205 Bell 412 Mi-14 Mi-171 SA330 SE3160

Training aircraft/helicopters
T-35

Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 KT-1 MB-339 Mirage 2000DP Schweizer 300

PAPUA NEW GUINEA PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active
3 2

Ordered

Transport
Arava CN235

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16B/D FT-5 FT-6 FT-7 K-8 Mirage IIIBE/D/DP Mirage 5DPA SA316 T-37

PERUVIAN ARMY
Type

Combat helicopter
UH-1H 5

Transport
An-28 An-32 Beech 1900 Cessna 208 King Air 350 2 3 1 1 1 8 8 6 6 2
Active Ordered

PARAGUAY PARAGUAYAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
C212 Cessna 208 5 2 3 8 6 10
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
2 Mi-2 Mi-8/17 SA318

PAKISTAN ARMY
Type

Combat helicopter
AS350 UH-1H

Transport
Citation Bravo King Air 350 Turbo Commander Y-12 1 2 2 4 35 10 19 30 47 12 14 31
Active

Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 T-35

Training aircraft/helicopters
Enstrom F28 R44

PERUVIAN NAVY
Type

PARAGUAYAN NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
AH-1F AS550 Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-17/172 SA315 SA316 SA330 2 2+30*

Combat helicopter
AS350 1

Special mission
F60 (MPA) King Air 200 (MPA) 2 3 2 2 2 2 3
2 2

PERU PERUVIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
An-32 F60

Combat aircraft
A-37 EMB-314 MiG-29 Mirage 2000P Su-22 Su-25 24 10* 19 10 17 18 2 2 1 2 3 1 8 2 1 1 2 4

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Mi-8 SH/UH-3

PAKISTAN NAVY
Type Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Enstrom F28 T-34

Special mission
BAe 125 (Recce) F27 (MPA) P-3C (MPA) 1 7 6 5 6 6

Special mission
Learjet 36 (Surveying) Metro 23 (Recce) Turbo Commander (Surveying)

PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
SA316 Sea King 45 Z-9

Transport
737

Combat aircraft
OV-10 12 2 2 1 1 4 8 2 25

Transport
C-130H F27 Nomad 22

PANAMA NATIONAL AERONAVAL SERVICE OF PANAMA


Type Active Ordered

An-32
An-72 DHC-6 L-100 PC-6

Transport
C212 Cessna 208 3 2 6 1

Turbo Commander Combat helicopter


AS550 Bell 205 Bell 212/214 MD520

Metro 23
Y-12

Combat helicopter
AW139 Bell 205

Combat helicopter
Bell 212/412

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S-76 UH-1H/V W-3

10 36 4 5 20

Training aircraft/helicopters
S-211 SF-260 T-50

12*
Active Ordered

PHILIPPINE NAVY AVIATION


Type

Special mission
BN-2 (MPA) 6 4

Combat helicopter
BO105

POLAND POLISH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-16C MiG-29 Su-22 36 32 38 5 13 22 23 8 29 18 12 23 25 47
Active Ordered

Transport
C-130E C295 M/An-28 3 6

Combat helicopter
Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-24 W-3
Pilatus

Pilatus has secured fresh orders for the PC-21 trainer from Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Mirage 2000-5EDA 9 3 4 18 14 11 6 4 24 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-16D PZL-130TC-I/II SW-4 TS-11

Transport
C-17 C-130J

Il-20/22 (Recce) Il-76/A-50 (AEW) Il-86 (Comms) Tu-204 (Recce)

11 12 4 4 21 36 5 37 17 6 2 5 86

POLISH LAND FORCES


Type

Combat helicopter
AW139 MH-60R/S SA342 Sea King Commando 3 22*

Tanker
Il-78

Combat helicopter
Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24 W-3 40 34 30 38
Active Ordered

Transport
An-12 An-22 An-24/26 An-72 An-124 An-140 Il-62 Il-76 L-410 Medium Transport Aircraft Tu-134 Tu-154

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet Mirage 2000-5DDA PC-21

POLISH NAVY
Type

20* 8 39
100*

Special mission
M-28 (MPA) 9 4 3 2 9 4 6

ROMANIA ROMANIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
M-28

47
12 16
29

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 36 2 5 3 67 19
Active Ordered

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

Special mission
An-30 (Recce)

1
146 100

Combat helicopter
2 Ka-50/52 Ka-60 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-9 Mi-24/35 Mi-26 Mi-28

Transport
C-27J C-130H

PORTUGAL PORTUGUESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
IAR/SA330

340 8

289
34 51

38
16 19

Training aircraft/helicopters
IAR-99

Combat aircraft
F-16A 29 5 5 6 7
6*

ROMANIAN NAVY
Type

Training aircraft/helicopters
Ansat Ka-226 L-39 Tu-134 Yak-130 13 5 160 20 20
Active

Special mission
C295 (MPA) P-3C (MPA)

Combat helicopter
SA330 3

Transport
C-130H C295 KC-390

RUSSIA RUSSIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

46+10*
Ordered

RUSSIAN NAVY
Type

Combat aircraft
MiG-25 MiG-29 MiG-31 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27/30/35 Su-34 T-50 (Sukhoi) Tu-22 Tu-95 Tu-160 15 250 124 270 180 260 16 105 55 12 8 4 12

Combat helicopter
AW101 SA316 12 8 15 6 16
Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
MiG-29K Su-24 Su-25 Su-33 Tu-142 20 38 4 21 22 6 7 10 4 29 8 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet F-16B TB30

PORTUGUESE NAVY
Type

92 108 60*

Special mission
Be-12 (SAR) Il-20/22 (EW) Il-38 (MPA)

Combat helicopter
Lynx 95 5

14*

Transport
An-12 An-24/26 An-72 An-140

QATAR QATAR EMIRI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Special mission An-12 (EW)


An-26 (Recce) An-30 (Surveying)

Combat aircraft

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Tu-134 Tu-154

4 2 47 45 11 4

UH-1H

1 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
TB30

AS532 Bell 412

4 8 4 11

Combat helicopter
Ka-27 Ka-29 Mi-8

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 PC-9

SERBIA SERBIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
MiG-29KUB

Combat aircraft
G2 G4 1 23 31 10 4 2 8 69 6 1 8

SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE


Type Active
17

Ordered

RWANDA RWANDAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Gripen C

J22
MiG-21 MiG-29

Special mission
DC-3 (EW) DC-3 (MPA) 1 4 7 4 10 5 4 1 29 6 46 11 9 24 55
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-17 Mi-24/35 SA342 9 5 4 5

Transport
An-26

Combat helicopter
Mi-8 SA341/342

Transport C-130B
C212 Cessna 208 DC-3 King Air 200/300

SAUDI ARABIA ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Lasta 95 Piper Seneca V

Combat aircraft
Eurofighter Typhoon F-15C/S/SA Tornado IDS 18 129 82 5 2 1 42 84

SIERRA LEONE SIERRA LEONE DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

PC-12 Combat helicopter


AW109 BK117 Oryx Rooivalk

Special mission
E-3A (AEW) King Air 350 (Recce) RE-3A (EW) 4* 1 6 7 5* 7 31 20* 4 2 1 1 1 11 5 32 2 6 20 45 47 6 22 55
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-17 Mi-24 2 1

Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen D Hawk 120 PC-7 Mk II

Saab 2000 (AEW) Tanker


A330 KC-130H KC-130J KE-3A

SINGAPORE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-5S F-15SG F-16C/D

SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY


26
24 60

Type

Combat helicopter
Super Lynx 300 4

Transport
C-130H C-130J Citation Bravo CN235 Gulfstream IV Jetstream 31 Saab 2000

Special mission
E-2C (AEW) F50 (MPA) G550 (AEW) 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 19 33 16 6 9 12 19 21
Active Ordered

SOUTH KOREA REPUBLIC OF KOREA AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-4E/RF-4C F-5E F-15K F-16C FA-50 TA-50 83 158 60 118 11
4 8

Tanker
KC-130B/H KC-135R

Combat helicopter
AS532 Bell 205 Bell 212/412 UH-60L

Transport
C-130H F50

20 11

Combat helicopter
AH-64D AS332/532 CH-47SD

Special mission
737 (AEW) BAe 125 (Recce) Falcon 2000S (ISR)

Training aircraft/helicopters
Eurofighter Typhoon F-15D Hawk 65/A/165 PC-9 PC-21

2* 12 4 18 3 3 5 7 25 41 36 51 16 106 63
Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC120B F-5T M-346 PC-21 A/TA-4SU

Transport
C-130H C-130J CN235

ROYAL SAUDI LAND FORCES


Type

Combat helicopter
AS332

Combat helicopter
AH-6I AH-64A/D/E MD530 OH-58 S-70/UH-60L/M 12 15 19 19
Active
20 26

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE NAVY


36 70 16
Type

Bell 412
CH-47D Ka-32 MD500 S-70/UH-60P

Combat helicopter S-70 SLOVAKIA SLOVAKIAN AIR FORCE


Type

Training aircraft/helicopters
S-434

Active

Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters F-5F


F-16D Hawk 67 KT-1 T-50/B

Combat aircraft
MiG-29
Ordered

ROYAL SAUDI NAVY


Type

12 1 2 2* 7 4 15 9

Special mission
L-410 (Recce)

Combat helicopter
AS332/532 AS365/565

Transport
An-26 C-27J L-410
Ordered

REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY


Type

SENEGAL SENEGAL AIR FORCE


Type Active

Transport
King Air 90 1
77 12 38 257 81 94

Combat helicopter
Mi-2 Mi-8/17

Combat helicopter
AH-1J/S BO105 CH/HH-47D MD500 UH-1H S-70/UH-60P Surion

Special mission
C212 (SAR) King Air 200 (Weather recce) 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

Transport
CN235 F27

SLOVENIA SLOVENIAN ARMED FORCES


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AS355 Mi-2 Mi-17 Mi-35

24
Active Ordered

Transport
L-410 PC-6 1 2

REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY


Type

Special mission
P-3C/K (MPA) 13

Combat helicopter

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Transport
F406 5 24 7 6 8

SH-60B

12 1

K-8

12

Training aircraft/helicopters
TAV-8B 8*

Combat helicopter Lynx 99/A


S-70/UH-60P/MH-60S SA319 UH-1H

SURINAM SURINAM DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

SRI LANKA SRI LANKAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Dhruv ALH 3

Combat aircraft
F-7

SOUTHERN SUDAN SOUTHERN SUDANESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Kfir
MiG-23 MiG-27

Combat helicopter
Mi-171/172 10

9 9 1 6 2 5 2 2
9

SWAZILAND SWAZI DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
Arava 1 3

Special mission
King Air 200/1300 (Recce)

Combat helicopter
SA316

SPAIN SPANISH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
An-32 C-130K MA60 Y-12

SWEDEN SWEDISH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
EF-18A/M Eurofighter Mirage F1M 74 31 22 1 17 1 3 2 7 3 2 6 5 2 1 27 7 13 13 3 9 2 4 9 2 6 2 70 15 12 9 19 3 6 35
Active

Combat aircraft
Gripen A/C Gripen E 155 40-60* 2 2 1 1 7 1 1 25 72
Active Ordered

27+13*

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 412 4 14 15 14

Special mission
707 (SIGINT) Bombardier 215/415 (Firefighting) C212 (EW) C212 (SAR) CN235 (Surveying) CN235 (SAR) F27 (MPA) Falcon 20 (EW) P-3A/M (MPA)

Special mission
14 Gulfstream IV (EW) Saab 340 (AEW) Saab 340 (SAR)

Mi-17
Mi-24/35

Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-7 K-8

Tanker
1
5 2

KC-130H

Transport
C-130H Saab 340 Sabreliner 40

SUDAN SUDANESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Tanker
KC-130H KC-137 (707)

Combat aircraft
A-5 F-6 F-7 MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 3 8 20 4 3 11 11 5 6 5 3 1 1 2 3 4 2 20 25

Training aircraft/helicopters
Gripen B/D Saab 105
Type

Transport
707 A400M C-130H C212 C295 Citation V CN235 Falcon 20 King Air 90

SWEDISH DEFENCE FORCES HELICOPTER WING Combat helicopter


AS332 NH90 UH-60M 9 6 10 20 12 5

Su-25 Transport
An-12 An-26 An-30/32 C-130H DHC-5 Il-76

Training aircraft/helicopters
AW109

SWITZERLAND SWISS AIR FORCE


Type Active
41 26

Combat helicopter
AS332 S-76 SA330

Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-5E F/A-18C Gripen E

Combat helicopter
Bell 205 Bell 212 IAR330 Mi-2 Mi-8 Mi-24 4+1*

Training aircraft/helicopters
C212

22* 1 1 1 15

Transport
Beech 1900 DHC-6 King Air 300 PC-6

C-101
EC120B EF-18B Eurofighter F-5M Mirage F1BM S-76 T-35

Training aircraft/helicopters

SPANISH ARMY
Type Ordered

Combat helicopter
AS332/532 Bell 412 BO105 CH-47D 34 6 28 17 6 3 6 30 8
Active Ordered

EC135
NH90 OH-58

7+4* 38 18

Tiger
UH-1H

Training aircraft/helicopters
EC135

SPANISH NAVY
Type

Combat aircraft
EAV-8B/+ 16 4 8 6 9
Peter Liander/Saab

Transport
Citation II/VII

Combat helicopter
Bell 212 MD500 SH/ASH-3H

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Combat helicopter
AS332/532 EC635 25 18 12 7 28 11 8

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39 4

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F F/A-18D PC-7 PC-9 PC-21

TANZANIA TANZANIAN PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCE


Type Active Ordered

S-70/MH-60S S-76 Super Lynx 110

8 4 2

TOGO TOGOLESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-6 F-7 3 11 2 4 2 3 2 1 6

Transport
King Air 200 2 1 4 4 1 3

Transport
An-28 DHC-5 Y-8 Y-12

Combat helicopter
SA316

SYRIA SYRIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Alpha Jet EMB-326 SA315 TB30

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-29 Su-22 Su-24 217 145 48 50 20 3 2 15 70 10 36 30 69

Combat helicopter
Bell 212

Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-6

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO AIR GUARD


Type Active Ordered

Transport
An-26

K-8 THAILAND ROYAL THAI AIR FORCE


Type

Special mission
Metro 23 (MPA)
Active Ordered

2 4

Combat helicopter
Ka-28 Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-14 Mi-25/35 SA342

Combat helicopter
AW139 (SAR)

Combat aircraft Alpha Jet


F-5A/E F-16A

Gripen C Special mission


DA42 (Recce) Learjet 35 (Surveying) Saab 340 (AEW)

19 45 39 2 5 1 2 2 8 10 4 1 1 14 16 1 11

TUNISIA TUNISIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-5E 12 8 2 5 6 22 3 19 8 8 8 4 9 10 18

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

Transport
C-130B/H C-130J L-410

TAIWAN REPUBLIC OF CHINA AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
Arava BT-67 C-130H HS 748

Combat helicopter
AS350 Bell 205 Bell 412 CH/HH-3 SA313 SA316 UH-1H/N 1

Combat aircraft
F/RF-5E F-16A F-CK-1A Mirage 2000-5EI 29 117 101 47 2 1 4

King Air 90
Merlin IV Nomad 22 PC-6 Saab 340 2 6*

Special mission
Beech 1900 (Calibration) C-130H (EW) E-2K (AEW)

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5F L-59 MB-326 SF-260

Combat helicopter
Bell 412 EC725 UH-1H 4 19 6 8 15 4 34 22
Active Ordered

Transport
C-27J C-130H 19 3 13 51 25 32 28 10 37
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
EC225 S-70/UH-60A

Training aircraft/helicopters
DA42 F-5B/F F-16B Gripen D

TURKEY TURKISH AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
AT-3 F-CK-1B

Combat aircraft
F/RF-4E F-16C F-35A 152 179 10 100* 4 1 1 7 10 17 15 43 20 6 63 83 48 24 36 49 67
Active

L-39
PC-9

F-5F
F-16B Mirage 2000-5DI T-34

ROYAL THAI ARMY


Type

Special mission
737 (AEW) CN235 (EW) CN235 (Recce)

Transport
C212 King Air 200 2 2 7 6 2 18 54 6 3 6 82 16
Active Ordered

REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARMY


Type

Tanker
KC-135

Combat helicopter AH-1W


AH-64E CH-47SD OH-58 UH-1H UH-60M

Combat helicopter
62
45

8 38 91 4+56* 29
Active Ordered

AH-1F AS550 AW139

Transport
A400M C160 C-130B/E CN235

Bell 206
Bell 212 CH-47D Mi-17 S-70/UH-60M UH-1H

Combat helicopter
2+2* AS532 T-70 UH-1H

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206

REPUBLIC OF CHINA NAVY


Type

Training aircraft/helicopters
F480

Training aircraft/helicopters
F/NF-5A/B F-16D KT-1 SF-260 T-37 T-38 9 16

Special mission
S-2 (AEW) 21 8 17

ROYAL THAI NAVY


Type

Combat helicopter
MD500 S-70

Special mission
Dornier 228 (MPA)

TAJIKISTAN TAJIKISTAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

F27 (MPA)
P-3T (MPA)

7 1

1
1 2 3 9

TURKISH ARMY
Type Ordered

Transport
Bombardier 215 F27 Nomad 24

Transport An-26 Combat helicopter


Mi-8 Mi-24

Special mission
King Air 200 (Recce) 2
4

1 14 4

Transport
King Air 200

Combat helicopter
Bell 212/214

Combat helicopter

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AH-1P/S/W AS532 Bell 204 Bell 205 CH-47F OH-58 S-70/T-70 T129

28 27 2 69 6 3 56 86 22
Active Ordered

An-26

2 3 3 4

Combat helicopter
Ka-27 Ka-29 Mi-14

SA330/Puma HC1/2 Sea King HAR3/3A (SAR)

10 24 17 119 58 28 10 15 46
Active

24

Training aircraft/helicopters
Eurofighter Typhoon G115 (Babcock) Hawk T1 Hawk T2 King Air 200 Tornado GR4 Tucano T1 2

37 59+41*

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

UH-1H Training aircraft/helicopters


Bell 206

Combat aircraft
AT-802U F-16E Mirage 2000EAD/RAD Mirage 2000-9/EAD/RAD 18 54 16 33 2 2 3 6 8 7 7 2 2 2 30 13 9 5 14 6 34 12 24 12 31 3 10 2 13 31 25
Active Ordered

ARMY AIR CORPS


Type Ordered

TURKISH NAVY
Type

Special mission
BN-2 (Recce) 11 66 5 7 81 5 23 1 1
Active Ordered

Special mission
ATR 72 (MPA) CN235 (MPA) 10 4 1 12 25

Special mission
Dash 8 (MPA) Saab 340 (AEW)

Combat helicopter
Apache AH1 AS365 Bell 212 Lynx AH7/9A Lynx Wildcat SA341

Transport
CN235

Tanker
A330

Combat helicopter
Bell 212 S-70B/T-70 6

Transport
C-17 C-130H/L-100 Cessna 208 CN235 DHC-6 King Air 350 P180

29

TURKMENISTAN TURKMENISTAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
1 Bell 212 BN-2

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 MiG-23 MiG-25 MiG-29 3 58 24 24 3 65 2 1 2 2 1 8 10 3

ROYAL NAVY - FLEET AIR ARM


Type

Combat helicopter
AH-64D/E AS550 AW139 Bell 214/412 CH-47C/F SA330 UH-60L/M 30*

Special mission
Sea King ASaC7 (AEW) 13 31 37 28 34 15 3 14 4
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
AW101 Merlin HM1/2 Lynx AH7/HAS3/HMA8 Lynx Wildcat Sea King HC4/4+ Sea King HU5 (SAR)

Su-7
Su-17 Su-25

16 16

Transport
An-26 An-74

Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 F-16F G115 Hawk 61/63/102 King Air 90 MB-339 Mirage 2000DAD Mirage 2000-9DAD PC-7 PC-21

Training aircraft/helicopters
AS365 Hawk T1 King Air 350ER

Combat helicopter
AW139 EC145 Mi-8/17 Mi-24

DEFENCE HELICOPTER FLYING SCHOOL


Type

UGANDA UGANDA PEOPLE'S DEFENCE FORCES


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
AS350 (FB Heliservices) AW139 (FB Heliservices) Bell 412 (FB Heliservices) 32 1 11

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 Su-30 7 6 7 1 14 1 4

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES NAVY


Type

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA US AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-17/171 Mi-24

Combat helicopter
AS332 AS565 8 8

Combat aircraft
A-10A/C/OA-10 AC-130H/U/W B-1B B-2A B-52H F-15C F-15E F-16C F-22 F-35A 351 37 66 19 78 218 219 855 186 12 35+1,716* 2 31 4 17 14 7 3 5 29 43 2 11 1 2 12 22 28 2 10 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
SF-260

UNITED KINGDOM ROYAL AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

UKRAINE UKRAINE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
Eurofighter Typhoon F-35B/C 73 2 104 3 6 5 5
3

54 1+135*

Combat aircraft
MiG-29 Su-24 Su-25 Su-27 80 25 36 36 2 27 3 4 2 9
Active Ordered

Tornado GR4 Special mission


BN-2 (Recce) E-3D (AEW) Global Express (Sentinel R1) (Recce) King Air 350CER (Shadow R1) (Recce) RC-135 Airseeker (ELINT)

Special mission
Dash 8 (E-9) (Recce) E-3B/C (AEW) E-4B (Comms) E-8C JSTARS (Recce) EC-130H (EW) EC-130J (EW) Global Express (E-11A) (Communications) HC-130J (SAR) HC-130N/P (SAR) King Air 350 (MC-12W) (Recce) Learjet 35 (C-21) (Calibration) Metro 23 (RC-26) (Recce) NC-135 (Research) OC-135 (Recce) PC-12 (U-28) (Recce) RC-135 (ELINT) U-2S (Recce) WC-130H (Weather recce) WC-130J (Weather recce) WC-135 (Research)

Special mission
An-30 (Recce)

Transport
An-24/26 An-70 Il-76 Tu-134

Tanker
A330 (AirTanker) TriStar VC10 1 4 6 13

10+21*

Transport
A400M BAe 125 BAe 146 C-17 C-130J C-130K TriStar 22 6 2 8 24 8 3 27 4 4 46 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

UKRAINE ARMY
Type

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-24 30 40
Active Ordered

UKRAINE NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
AW101 Merlin HC3/3A AW109 Bell 412 CH-47 Chinook HC2/2A/3/4/6

Special mission
Be-12 (SAR) 4

Transport

14

Tanker

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Citation Encore/Ultra/Sovereign DC-9 Gulfstream IV (C-20) King Air 200/350 (UC-12) MV-22B

12 2 1 12 164
140 23 123 153

76

Combat helicopter
AH-1W AH-1Z CH-46E CH/MH-53E CH-53K UH-1N UH-1Y

15+151*

227 42 61 13 37 3 16
Active Ordered

41+56*

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

US NAVY
Type

Combat aircraft
F-35C F/A-18A/C F/A-18E/F 11+249* 210 271 1 67 16 53 74 16 2 4 2 3 3 123 20 11 3 4 12 33 20 11 4 14 4 2 1 1 5 31 378 1 163 11 119 30 14 159 168 83 5 20 3 185 154 10 195 2 78

Special mission
DHC-6 (Research) E-2C/D (AEW) E-6B (Comms) EA-6B (EW) EA-18G (EW) EP-3E (ELINT) King Air (RC-12) (Recce) King Air 350 (EW) Learjet 35/36 (EW) Metro 23 (Recce) NC-130F/H (Research) P/NP-3C/D (MPA) P-3C (Recce) P-8A (737) (MPA) S-3B (Recce)
US Marine Corps

13+5*

52

The US Marine Corps VMFA-121 unit is the first operational squadron to field the F-35B
KC-46A KC-135R/T KC-10 MC-130E/H/P MC-130J 4+175* 415 59 51 10 1 2 4 73 216 13 288 90 1 3 2 1 3 11 2 2 11 28 49 11 1 24 31 102 65 179 51 12 36 162 24 448 493 1 3 1 29 4
Type Active Ordered

Special mission
Dash 8 (Recce) DHC-7 (EO-5B) (EW) King Air 200/300/350 (C/RC-12) (Recce) King Air 200 (JRC-12) (Research) 2 9 75 1 3 2 3 4 28 6 2 104 12 1 42 669 513 233 72 59 4 49 681 74 1,842 179 1 1 2 4
Active Ordered

17+58*

Transport
707 757 (C-32) Beech 1900 C-5A/B/C/M C-17 C-27J C/LC-130E/H C-130J C212 Cessna 208 CN235 Dash 8 DHC-6 Dornier 328/328Jet Falcon 20 G100 Astra (C-38) Gulfstream II/III/IV (C-20) King Air 200/350 (C-12) Learjet 35 (C-21) M-28 Metro III (C-26) PC-12 (U-28)

Transport
Beech 1900 C-27J C212 Cessna 208 Citation Encore/Ultra (U-35) DHC-6 F27 King Air 200/C-12 Metro 23 (C-26) PC-6 Shorts 330/360 (C-23A/B/C)

32+72*

Tanker
KC-130F/R

Transport
737 (C-40) C-2A C-130T DC-9 Gulfstream IV (C-20) King Air 200 (UC-12) Metro 23 (C-26) P-3C PC-12NG

5 6+17*

12+17* 5

Combat helicopter
AH-64A/D/E CH-47D/F EC145 (UH-72A) MH-47D/E/G MH-60A/K/L Mi-8 OH-6C/D OH-58A/C/D UH-1H/V UH/HH-60A/L/M 20 3+118* 170 159 71+41* 3

Combat helicopter
AH-1W EC145 (UH-72A) MH/CH-53E MH-60R/S OH-58 SH/HH/UH-60A/B/F/H/J/L UH-1N

191

Combat helicopter
CV-22B HH/MH-60G/L/UH-60M UH/HH-1N

Training aircraft/helicopters
349 Bell 206 (TH-57) F-5F/N F-16A/B F/A-18A/B/C/D F/A-18E/F King Air 90/200 (T-44/TC-12) OH-58 Sabreliner (T-39) T-2 T-6A/B T-34 T-38 T-45A/C TE-2C

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206 (TH-67A) DHC-7 King Air 100 (UC-12) Mi-24 T-34

Training aircraft/helicopters
Beechjet T-1A DA20 (DOSS Aviation) DA40 (DOSS Aviation) F-15D F-16D SR20 (T-53A) T-6A T/AT/NT-38 TC-130H TC-135 TE-8A TH-1H TU-2S

US MARINE CORPS
Type

Combat aircraft
1 AV-8B/+ F-35B/C F/A-18A/C/D 121 16 192 26 44 28 2+1* 16+388*

16+122*

Special mission
EA-6B (EW)

Tanker
KC-130J KC-130T

URUGUAY URUGUAYAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

US ARMY

Transport

Combat aircraft
A-37 5

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IA-58

5 2 2 1 3 1 4 14 5 12
Active Ordered

Special mission
C212 (MPA)

Transport
C-130B C212 EMB-110

Bell 206 Bell 412 Mi-17 Mi-26 Mi-35

2 12 35 3 10 2
Active Ordered

MiG-21 MiG-29 Su-22

20 24 31 2 13

32

Transport
An-12 An-24/26 CN235 Il-76

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206

1 2 2 3 35 2 22 4 2 19

Combat helicopter
AS365 Bell 212 UH-1H

VENEZUELAN NAVY
Type

Combat helicopter
Bell 212 Ka-32 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-14 Mi-24/35 UH-1H

Special mission
C212 (MPA) 3 4 2 1 10 6 2

Training aircraft/helicopters
PC-7 SF-260

Transport
C212 King Air 90/200 Turbo Commander

URUGUAYAN NAVAL AVIATION


Type

Combat helicopter
Bell 212/412 Mi-17

Training aircraft/helicopters
F-5B L-39

Special mission
King Air 200 (MPA) 1 2 5 2 4*

Combat helicopter
AS355 BO105

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 206

ZAMBIA ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
T-34 T-35

VIETNAM VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Combat aircraft
F-6 MiG-21 8 10 5 2 8 1 14 2 16 2

Combat aircraft
MiG-21 Su-22 Su-27/30 144 38 29 1 4 22 2 90 25 15 26
Active Ordered

UZBEKISTAN UZBEKISTAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Transport
11 Dornier 28 MA60 Y-12

Combat aircraft
MiG-29 Su-17 Su-25 Su-27 39 30 20 30 3 4 2 40 25 2

Special mission
An-28 (MPA) Be-12 (SAR)

Combat helicopter
AS565 Bell 205

Transport
An-26

Training aircraft/helicopters
FT-6 K-8 SF-260

Transport
An-12 An-26 Il-76

Combat helicopter
Ka-32 Mi-8/17/171 Mi-24 UH-1H

Combat helicopter
Mi-8/17 Mi-24

ZIMBABWE ZIMBABWE AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

Combat aircraft
F-7 MiG-23 7 3 5 11 2 6 7 8 11 29

Training aircraft/helicopters
L-39

VIETNAMESE NAVY
Type

VENEZUELA VENEZUELAN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Special mission
DHC-6 (MPA) 3 3 2 7

Transport
BN-2 C212

Transport
DHC-6

Combat aircraft
F-16A OV-10 Su-30 VF-5A 7 8 24 8 1 1 1 4 3 1 4 1 2 2 11 7 19 2 17 3 12
Active Ordered

Combat helicopter
Mi-8 Mi-24/35 SA316

Combat helicopter
EC225 Ka-27

Special mission
Falcon 20 (EW) Metro III (EW)

YEMEN YEMEN AIR FORCE


Type Active Ordered

Training aircraft/helicopters
Bell 412 K-8 SF-260

Combat aircraft
F-5E 11

Tanker
707

Transport
C-130H Cessna 208 Citation II King Air 200 Metro III Shorts 360 Y-8

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Combat helicopter
AS332/532 Mi-17

Training aircraft/helicopters
EMB-312 F-16B K-8 NF-5B/VF-5D SF-260

VENEZUELAN ARMY
Type

Transport
Arava King Air 200 M-28 4 2 11 1

Combat helicopter
Bell 205

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