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Angolan People's Air Force (2021)


Current Active Inventory: 300 Aircraft


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Last Updated: 06/28/2021 | © www.WDMMA.org
The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Angolan People's Air Force (2021). The service currently counts 300 total units in its active aircraft inventory. The WDMMA review takes into account specific categories of aircraft covering attack, logistics, special-mission, and general support types. Inventory numbers and related aircraft types / variants are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "Outlook" results are related to any future airframes currently under procurement though said airframes may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons. "Readiness Rates" are based on the published USAF standard. Due to discrepancies regarding UAV reporting between countries and sources, unmanned vehicles are currently not tracked by WDMMA.


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Total Aircraft: 300
150 / 300
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
210 / 300
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
225 / 300
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
240 / 300
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 90 units
Support: 156 units
Training: 54 units
Future: 10 units


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Fighters (72)


Airframes detailed as fighter, interceptor, or general attack types including multi-role though excluding dedicated bombers and CAS.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
23
MiG-21
Fighter
22
MiG-23
Fighter
14
Su-22
Fighter-Bomber
13
Su-27/30
Multirole

Total Units: 72 (24%)




Close-Air Support (18)


Airframes utilized in the direct-attack role; typically featuring extended loitering and excellent low-and-slow capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
12
Su-25
Close-Air Support
6
EMB-314
Close-Air Support

Total Units: 18 (6%)




Helicopters (126)


Airframes detailed as manned rotary-wing platforms used in the transport, special-mission, or direct-attack roles.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
66
Mi-8/-17
Transport/Gunship
22
Alouette III
Light Utility
15
Mi-24
Gunship/Transport
9
Bell 212
Medium Utility
8
SA342
Light Utility
4
AW139
Medium Utility
2
AW109
Medium Utility

Total Units: 126 (42%)




Transports (28)


Airframes used in the dedicated hauler role, serving either military or high-government personnel or in supply / cargo delivery.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
8
An-12
Tactical
6
IL-76
Strategic
5
An-32
Tactical
5
An-72
Tactical
2
MA60
Utility
1
An-26
Tactical
1
C-212
Utility

Total Units: 28 (9%)




Trainers (54)


Airframes reserved for dedicated Basic, Advanced, Flight, and Helicopter airman training.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
22
PC-7
Basic Trainer
12
EMB-312
Basic/Advanced Trainer
6
K-8
Advanced Jet Trainer
6
L-29
Advanced Jet Trainer
4
PC-9
Basic Trainer
4
L-39
Advanced Jet Trainer

Total Units: 54 (18%)




Special-Mission (2)


Airframes modified for Special-Mission roles - typically these are dedicated, role-specific types.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
1
C-212
Maritime Patrol
1
Citation I
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 2 (1%)




On Order (10)


Aircraft set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

6
K-8
Advanced Jet Trainer
4
AW109
Medium-Utility

Total Units: 10





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