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Argentine Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 150 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Argentine Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 150 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.

Updated: 08/18/2022 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 150

75
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
105
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
113
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
120
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
27.4
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
39 /103
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMA. 103 total air services from 103 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Attack: 51 units
Support: 44 units
Training: 55 units
Future: 26 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (2)

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Secondary (7)

National flag of Germany National flag of France National flag of Austria National flag of Brazil National flag of Russia National flag of Italy National flag of the Netherlands


Fighters (29)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
23
A-4AR
Fighter/Attack
6
IA 63
Light Strike

Total Units: 29 (19%)




Close-Air Support (22)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
22
IA 58
Close-Air Support

Total Units: 22 (15%)




Helicopters (30)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
9
MD500D
Light Scout/Utility
7
Bell 212
Medium Utility
6
Bell 412
Multi-Mission
3
SA315B
Light Utility
2
S-76
VIP
2
Mi-171
Transport
1
S-70
VIP

Total Units: 30 (20%)




Transports (11)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
3
C-130H
Tactical
3
Aero Cmdr 500
VIP
2
PA-31
Light Utility
1
F28
Utility
1
L-100
Tactical
1
Boeing 737
VIP

Total Units: 11 (7%)




Trainers (55)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
18
AT 63
Strike Trainer
14
EMB-312
Basic Trainer
12
T-6C+
Basic Trainer
7
G120TP
Flight Trainer
3
OA-4AR
Fighter Trainer
1
King Air 200
Crew Trainer

Total Units: 55 (37%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (2)


Airframes modified for the purpose of aerial fuel delivery to support allied aircraft / operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
2
KC-130H
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 2 (1%)




Special-Mission (1)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
1
EC-21A
Electronic Warfare

Total Units: 1 (1%)




On Order (26)


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

12
H125M
Light Scout/Utility
6
KC-390
Tactical Transport
4
CH-47F
Transport Helo
3
Mi-171
Transport Helo
1
IA 63
Light Strike

Total Units: 26




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