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United Arab Emirates Air Force

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The United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) is the air force of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its predecessor was established in 1968, when the Emirates were still under British rule. Since then, it has undergone a continual reorganization and expansion in terms of both capability and numbers of aircraft. Currently, the UAEAF has around 6,000 personnel and operates approximately 530 fixed and rotorcraft.

Aircraft Inventory[edit]

Fighters[edit]

  • Dassault Mirage 2000-9/9D x 32 (Strike Fighter)
  • Lockheed Martin F-16E/F Blk.60 Fighting Falcon x 82 (Multirole Fighter) - another 28 aircraft on order

ELINT Aircraft[edit]

  • Bombardier Global 6000 Erieye x 4 (AWACS Aircraft)
  • De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Guardian 400 x 4 (Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
  • De Havilland Canada DHC-8-Q300 Dash-8 x 2 (Maritime Patrol Aircraft)
  • Saab 340 AEW&C x 2 (AWACS Aircraft)

Transport Aircraft[edit]

  • Airbus A330-243 MRTT x 4 (Aerial Tanker)
  • Boeing C-17 Globemaster III x 8 (Strategic Airlifter)
  • CASA CN-235-100 x 8 (Tactical Transport)
  • Cessna 208B Grand Caravan x 8 (Utility Transport)
  • De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter x 2 (Special Operations)
  • Lockheed C-130H/C-130H-30 x 8 (Tactical Transport)
  • Lockheed L-100-30 x 4 (Tactical Transport)
  • Piaggio P.180 Avanti x 2 (Utility Transport)

Helicopters[edit]

  • Aerospatiale SA330 Puma x 36 (Medium Lift Transport Helicopter)
  • Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma x 2 (Maritime Helicopter)
  • Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin x 2 (VIP Transport Helicopter)
  • Eurocopter AS550C3 Fennec x 12 (Scout Helicopter)
  • Eurocopter AS565SB Panther x 16 (Maritime Helicopter)
  • Agusta-Bell AB-412HP/SP x 6 (Search and Rescue Helicopter)
  • AgustaWestland AW139 x 24 (SAR/VIP Transport Helicopter)
  • Bell 214 Heuy Plus x 4 (Utility Transport)
  • Boeing CH-47D Chinook x 20 (Heavy Lift Transport Helicopter)
  • Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow x 30 (Attack Helicopter)
  • Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian x 0 (Attack Helicopter) - 38 on order
  • Sikorsky UH-60L Blackhawk x 26 (Utility Transport)
  • Sikorsky UH-60M Battlehawk x 14 (Assault Transport)

Trainers[edit]

  • Aermacchi MB-339NAT x 10 (Jet Trainer)
  • Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master x 20 (Advanced Trainer)
  • Air Tractor AT-802U x 24 (Basic Trainer)
  • BAE Hawk Mk.61/63/102 x 46 (Jet Trainer)
  • Eurocopter AS350B3 Ecureuil x 14 (Trainer Helicopter)
  • Grob G 115TA Acro x 12 (Trainer)
  • Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer x 30 (Primary Trainer)
  • Pilatus PC-21 x 26 (Primary Trainer)
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