The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) (2023). The service currently counts 394 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.
197 / 394 Total available aircraft assuming a Below AverageReadiness Rate of 50.0%.
276 / 394 Total available aircraft assuming an AverageReadiness Rate of 70.0%.
296 / 394 Total available aircraft assuming an Above AverageReadiness Rate of 75.0%.
315 / 394 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: 19/124
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 124 air services from 98 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION: Attack: 209units Support: 177units Training: 8units Future: 67units
Airframes detailed as fighter, interceptor, or general attack types including multi-role though excluding dedicated bombers and CAS.
Total Units:209 (53%)
Airframes detailed as manned rotary-wing platforms used in the transport, special-mission, or direct-attack roles.
Total Units:98 (25%)
Airframes used in the dedicated hauler role, serving either military or high-government personnel or in supply / cargo delivery.