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German Naval Aviation (2024) Aircraft Inventory

Current Active Inventory: 56 Aircraft

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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the German Naval Aviation (2024). The service currently counts 56 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.

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Total Aircraft: 56

Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
79 /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: 0 units
Support: 56 units
Training: 0 units
Future: 36 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (3)

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Secondary (1)

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Helicopters (50)

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

Sea Lynx MK.88A
Anti-Submarine Warfare
Sea King Mk.41

Total Units: 50 (89%)

Special-Mission (6)

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

Maritime Patrol
Do 228/NG
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 6 (11%)

On Order (36)

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

NFH90 Sea Tiger
Anti-Submarine Warfare
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 36

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