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Luftwaffe (German Air Force) (2024) Aircraft Inventory


Current Active Inventory: 394 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) (2024). 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.

Updated: 06/12/2024 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 394

197
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
276
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
296
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
315
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
46.2
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
19 /103
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMA. 103 total air services from 103 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Attack: 209 units
Support: 177 units
Training: 8 units
Future: 102 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (3)

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Secondary (1)

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Fighters (209)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
134
Typhoon
Multirole
75
Tornado IDS
Strike

Total Units: 209 (53%)




Helicopters (98)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
80
CH-53G/GA/GS
Heavy-Lift
15
H145
Special Forces
3
AS532
VIP

Total Units: 98 (25%)




Transports (43)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
35
A400M
Strategic/Tactical
7
C-160
Tactical
1
A310
VIP

Total Units: 43 (11%)




Trainers (8)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
6
Tornado IDS
Strike Trainer
2
G120TP
Flight Trainer

Total Units: 8 (2%)




Special-Mission (36)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
30
Tornado ECR
Electronic Warfare
3
A319J
Surveillance
2
A340-300
Surveillance
1
A321-200
Reconnaissance

Total Units: 36 (9%)




On Order (102)


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

38
Typhoon
Multirole
35
F-35A
Strike
18
A400M
Strategic Transport
3
C-130J
Tactical Transport
3
KC-130J
Aerial Refueling
3
Global 6000
SIGINT
2
A321
VIP

Total Units: 102




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