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Current Service Types:
Aircraft Type Total
Del'd
Total
Now
Role Origin
Airbus A400M 25* - Transport Spain
BAC Canberra PR.9/T.4 24/52 4/1 Recce./Training local
BAe 125 CC.3 6 6 VVIP Transport local
BAe 146-100 CC.2 3 2 VVIP Transport local
BAe Dominie T.1 20 11 Nav. Training local
BAe Harrier GR.7/7A 79 54 Attack/Interdiction local
BAe Harrier GR.9/9A 41/20 & 41/20 & Attack/Interdiction local
BAe Harrier T.10 13 8 Training local
BAe Harrier T.12 9 && 9 && Training local
BAe Hawk T.1/T.1A/T.1W 176 85 Training local
BAe Hawk T.1A 12 12 Target Tug local
BAe Nimrod MR.2 34 21 Maritime Recce./SAR local
BAe Nimrod R.1P 4 3 ELINT local
BAe VC-10 C.1K 14 10 Tanker/Transport local
BAe VC-10 K.3/K.4 4/5 4/4 Tanker local
BAE SYSTEMS Hawk Mk.128 20* - Training local
BAE SYSTEMS Nimrod MRA.4 12* - Maritime Recce./SAR/Attack local
Beech Super King Air 200 7 7 Training USA (c)
Bell 412EP Griffin HT.1/HAR.2 11/4 11/4 Training/SAR USA (c)
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III 4 4 Transport USA
Boeing Chinook HC.2/2A 41 30 Transport USA
Boeing Chinook HC.3 (8) (8) Assault/CSAR USA
Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.1 7 7 AEW USA
Bombardier Sentinel R.1 5 # 5 # ASTOR USA
EHI Merlin HC.3 22 22 Transport local
Eurocopter Squirrel HT.1/HT.2 26/12 25/12 Training France (c)
Eurocopter Twin Squirrel HCC.1 3 3 VVIP Transport France (c)
Eurofighter Typhoon T.1/F.2 120/24 # 120/24 # Interception/Attack local
Grob G.109B Vigilant T.1 66 64 Training Germany
Grob G.115E Tutor % 100 99 Training Germany
Lockheed Hercules C.1/3 65 25 Transport USA
Lockheed Hercules C.4/C.5 15/10 15/10 Transport USA
Lockheed TriStar K.1/KC.1/K.2 9 9 Tanker/Transport British Airways
Panavia Tornado F.3 152 94 Interception local
Panavia Tornado GR.4/4A 142 140 Strike/Recce. local
PBN BN-2T Islander CC.2/2A 1/1 2 Liaison/Photo Survey local
SEPECAT Jaguar GR.3A/T.4 46/11 33/6 Strike/Recce. local
Shorts Tucano T.1 130 84 Training local
Slingsby Viking T.1 100 86 Gliding local
Westland Puma HC.1 49/6 # 34/6 # Transport local/South Africa
Westland Sea King HAR.3 19 19 SAR local
Westland Sea King HAR.3A 6 6 SAR local
* = on order.
# = on delivery.
(c) = Operated by civilian contractor.
() = Delivered but not accepted, in store.
& = Converted from GR.7/7A - on delivery.
&& = Converted from T.10 - on delivery.
ASTOR = Airborne STand-Off Radar.


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