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Colombian Air Force

Total Aircraft: 321

Active Aircraft Inventory (2020)

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
The Colombian Air Force fields many aging types in its current inventory - its centerpiece being the Cold War-era IAI Kfir from Israel.



POWER INDEX SCORE

27.0

(Ranked 31 of 53)
*See Notes
The modern Colombian Air Force achieves a balance between all facets of its air service with an 11% commitment to its fighter force, a 28% commitment to its rotorcraft force, and a 13% commitment to its transport fleet. A hefty 33% is tied up with airman training, these vehicles covering helicopter, advanced, basic, and fighter training types. A single tanker supplies aerial refueling. The special-mission force accounts for 7% of all strength and is made up of a mix of platforms designed to fulfill various over-battlefield roles. The most notable system on order are a dozen Brazilian Embraer KC-390 tactical airlifters which will certainly modernize the transport force.
NOTES: The WDMMA.org Power Index (PwrIndx) score looks at various qualities of an individual air power (or service branch). While total aircraft certainly influences the rating, aircraft variety (force balance) also plays a key role in determining an air service's placement on the list. Other focused qualities include local industry (aerospace-related) capability, future outlook, and current/recent combat experience. All this is worked into a formula which provides an analytical approach to resolving a force's fighting state in the modern world. This approach to fighting strength is highly theoretical and does not take into account a nation's available manpower or resolve in the face of conflict nor does it involve land and naval fighting strength. The top achievable PwrIndx score belongs to the United States Air Force with its rating of 242.9. As of now, UAV systems are not taken into account due to reporting differences between publicly-available sources (these will be integrated as some point). Navy aviation branches do not take into account the fighting capacity of naval ships.
Inventory Breakdown
161
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50%.
225
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70%.
241
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75%.
257
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80%.


Fighters
Total: 35 (11%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
21
Kfir
Multirole
14
A-37
Light Attack




CAS
Total: 24 (7%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
24
EMB-314
Close-Air Support




Helicopters
Total: 91 (28%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
48
Bell UH-1H
Utility
24
UH-60U/M/AH-60L
Multirole
11
Bell 212
Utility
6
MD500/530F
Light Scout
2
Bell 205
Utility




Transports
Total: 42 (13%)
OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
10
Cessna 208
Utility
7
C-295
Tactical
7
King Air 90/350
Utility
5
C-130B/H
Tactical
4
C-212
Utility
2
EMB-110
Utility
1
Boeing 737
VIP
1
Boeing 727
VIP
1
Arava
Utility
1
Cessna 402
Utility
1
Legacy 600
VIP
1
PA-31T
Light Transport
1
Turbo Commander
Light Transport




Trainers
Total: 105 (33%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
47
TH-67A
Helicopter Trainer
25
Lancair T90
Flight Trainer
17
T-37
Advanced Jet Trainer
14
EMB-312
Basic Trainer
2
Kfir
Fighter Trainer




Tankers
Total: 1 (0%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
1
KC-767 MMTT
Aerial Refueling




Special
Total: 23 (7%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
6
AC-47T (BT-67)
Attack/Reconnaissance
6
Cessna 208
Reconnaissance
5
Citation Ultra
Maritime Patrol
3
King Air 350
Electronic Warfare
2
Turbo Commander
Maritime Patrol
1
CN-235
Reconnaissance




On-Order
Total: 42
30
TH-67A
Helicopter Trainer
12
KC-390
Tactical/Strategic
National Powers (A-to-Z)
53 Countries Ranked; 366 Aircraft Types Tracked; 35,953 Total Aircraft Followed.
Switzerland (167)
#40
Swiss Air Force (167)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (327)
#27
United Arab Emirates Air Force (327)