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German Air Force - Luftwaffe (2020)


Current Active Inventory: 423 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the German Air Force - Luftwaffe (2020). The service currently counts 423 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: 423
212 / 423
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
296 / 423
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
317 / 423
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
338 / 423
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
46.2
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:
19/99
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 99 air services from 73 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 202 units
Support: 215 units
Training: 6 units
Future: 28 units

Suppliers


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Secondary
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Fighters (202)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
128
Typhoon
Multirole
74
Tornado IDS
Strike

Total Units: 202 (48%)




Helicopters (97)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
79
CH-53G/GA/GS
Heavy-Lift
15
H145
Special Forces
3
AS532
VIP

Total Units: 97 (23%)




Transports (71)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
42
C-160
Tactical
28
A400M
Strategic/Tactical
1
A310
VIP/Airliner

Total Units: 71 (17%)




Trainers (6)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
6
Tornado IDS
Fighter Trainer

Total Units: 6 (1%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (7)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
4
A310 MRTT
Aerial Refueling
3
A400M
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 7 (2%)




Special-Mission (40)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
30
Tornado ECR
Electronic Warfare
4
Global Express
Reconnaissance
3
A319J
Surveillance
2
A340-300
Surveillance
1
A321-200
Reconnaissance

Total Units: 40 (9%)




On Order (28)


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

144
A400M
Strategic/Tactical
3
C-130J
Tactical
3
KC-130J
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 28


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