The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Ethiopian Air Force (2023). The service currently counts 82 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.
41 / 82 Total available aircraft assuming a Below AverageReadiness Rate of 50.0%.
57 / 82 Total available aircraft assuming an AverageReadiness Rate of 70.0%.
62 / 82 Total available aircraft assuming an Above AverageReadiness Rate of 75.0%.
66 / 82 Total available aircraft assuming an ExcellentReadiness Rate of 80.0%.
This service's TrueValue Rating formulated by assessment of an air service's current strengths and weaknesses matched against the top performer - the USAF (242.9).
Global Rank: 92/128
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 128 air services from 101 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION: Attack: 24units Support: 32units Training: 26units Future: 0units
Airframes detailed as fighter, interceptor, or general attack types including multi-role though excluding dedicated bombers and CAS.
Total Units:24 (29%)
Airframes detailed as manned rotary-wing platforms used in the transport, special-mission, or direct-attack roles.
Total Units:25 (30%)
Airframes used in the dedicated hauler role, serving either military or high-government personnel or in supply / cargo delivery.
Total Units:7 (9%)
Airframes reserved for dedicated Basic, Advanced, Flight, and Helicopter airman training.