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Brazilian Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 527 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Brazilian Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 527 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: 10/26/2022 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 527

264
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
369
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
395
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
422
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
48.3
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
16 /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: 119 units
Support: 211 units
Training: 197 units
Future: 163 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (3)

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Secondary (4)

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Fighters (88)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
46
AMX A-1/A-1M
Light Strike
42
F-5EM
Fighter

Total Units: 88 (17%)




Close-Air Support (31)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
31
A-29A (EMB-314)
Close-Air Support

Total Units: 31 (6%)




Helicopters (42)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
16
UH-60L/M
Multi-Mission
12
H225M
Medium-Lift
12
AH-2 (Mi-35M)
Gunship/Transport
2
H135
VIP

Total Units: 42 (8%)




Transports (126)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
45
EMB-110
Utility
30
Cessna 208
Utility
19
EMB-120
Utitliy/VIP
10
C-130H/M
Tactical
9
CN-295
Tactical
6
ERJ-145
VIP
4
KC-390
Tactical
2
Phenom 100
VIP
1
A319
VIP

Total Units: 126 (24%)




Trainers (197)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
102
EMB-312
Basic/Advanced Trainer
62
A-29B (EMB-314)
Strike Trainer
20
H125M
Helicopter Trainer
8
AMX-T
Strike Trainer
4
F-5FM
Fighter Trainer
1
P-3AM
Crew Trainer

Total Units: 197 (37%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (2)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
2
KC-130M
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 2 (0%)




Special-Mission (41)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
12
EMB-110
Maritime Patrol
7
P-3AM
Maritime Patrol
6
Learjet 35
Reconnaissance
5
E-99
Airborne Early Warning
5
CN-295
Search and Rescue
3
EMB-110
Reconnaissance
3
EJR-145
SIGINT

Total Units: 41 (8%)




On Order (163)


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

100
Gripen E
Multirole
27
H125
Helo Training
19
KC-390
Transport
8
Gripen F
Fighter Trainer
4
H225M
Medium-Lift
3
UH-60L/M
Multi-Mission
2
Phenom 100
VIP

Total Units: 163




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