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Egyptian Air Force (2020)


Current Active Inventory: 1,066 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Egyptian Air Force (2020). The service currently counts 1,066 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.


Total Aircraft: 1,066
533 / 1,066
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
746 / 1,066
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
800 / 1,066
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
853 / 1,066
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
38.7
TvR is this air service's TrueValue Rating. The value is formulated by way of assessing an air service's current strengths and weaknesses. All are matched against the top-most performer, this being the USAF which yields a TvR of 242.9.
Global Rank:
25/62
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 62 air services from 51 nations are currently tracked.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 315 units
Support: 364 units
Training: 387 units
Future: 60 units

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Fighters (303)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
168
F-16A/C
Multirole
75
Mirage 5E2/SDE+
Fighter-Bomber
21
Rafale DM/EM
Multirole
15
Mirage 2000EM
Multirole
13
Alpha Jet
Light Strike
11
MiG-29M
Multirole

Total Units: 303 (28%)




Close-Air Support (12)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
12
AT-802I
Close-Air Support

Total Units: 12 (1%)




Helicopters (294)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
89
SA342
Light Scout
62
Mi-8/-17
Medium-Lift/Gunship
46
AH-64D
Attack
35
Ka-52
Attack
23
Commando Mk.2/1
Utility
19
CH-47D
Transport
10
SH-2G
ASW/Maritime Patrol
3
AW109
Utility
3
H125M
Ligtht Scout
2
UH-60M
Multirole
2
AW139
Search & Rescue

Total Units: 294 (28%)




Transports (59)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
23
CN-295
Tactical
21
C-130H
Tactical
8
DHC-5
Utility
4
Beech 1900
Utility
3
An-74
Tactical

Total Units: 59 (6%)




Trainers (387)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
119
K-8
Advanced Jet Trainer
74
G115
Flight Trainer
54
EMB-312
Basic Trainer
50
F-16B/D
Fighter Trainer
49
L-39
Advanced Jet Trainer
27
Alpha Jet
Advanced Jet Trainer
6
Mirage 5SDD
Strike Trainer
4
Mirage 2000BM
Fighter Trainer
4
MiG-29M2
Fighter Trainer

Total Units: 387 (36%)




Special-Mission (11)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
7
E-2C
Airborne Early Warning
4
Beech 1900
Electronic Warfare

Total Units: 11 (1%)




On Order (60)


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

30
MiG-29M/M2
Multirole
11
Ka-52
Attack
10
AH-64D
Attack
6
CH-47D
Transport
3
Rafale DM/EM
Multirole

Total Units: 60


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