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Kuwait Air Force

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The Kuwait Air Force (Arabic: القوات الجوية الكويتية Trans: al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya) is the air arm of the State of Kuwait. The Air Force headquarters is located at Abdullah Al-Mubarak Air Base, with the remaining forces stationed at Air Defense Brigades, Ali Al Salem Air Base and Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base. The Kuwait Air Force numbers approximately 5,300 officers and enlisted personnel.

Aircraft Inventory[edit]


  • Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet x 0 (Multirole Fighter) - 40 on order
  • Eurofighter Typhoon x 0 (Multirole Fighter) - 28 on order
  • McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18C Hornet x 32 (Multirole Fighter)

Transport Aircraft[edit]

  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster III x 2 (Strategic Airlifter)
  • Lockheed KC-130J Super Hercules x 4 (Aerial Tanker)
  • Lockheed L-100 Hercules x 4 (Tactical Transport)


  • Aérospatiale SA330 Puma x 6 (Transport/Utiity Helicopter)
  • Aérospatiale SA342 Gazelle x 14 (Scout/Anti-Armor Helicopter)
  • Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow x 16 (Attack Helicopter)
  • Eurocopter EC725 Caracal x 0 (Transport/Utility Helicopter) - 30 on order
  • Sikosky S-92 Superhawk x 4 (VIP Transport Helicopter)

Trainer Aircraft[edit]

  • BAe Systems Hawk Mk.64 x 10 (Primary Trainer)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon x 0 (Conversion Trainer) - 6 on order
  • McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18D Hornet x 8 (Conversion Trainer)
  • Short Tucano Mk.52 x 12 (Basic Trainer)
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