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Italian Air Force (2020)


Current Active Inventory: 506 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Italian Air Force (2020). The service currently counts 506 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: 506
253 / 506
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
354 / 506
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
380 / 506
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
405 / 506
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
51.9
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:
13/99
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: 185 units
Support: 124 units
Training: 197 units
Future: 134 units

Suppliers


Primary
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Secondary
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Fighters (185)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
79
Typhoon
Multirole
53
Tornado IDS
Strike
35
AMX International
Strike
9
F-35A/B
Multirole

Total Units: 185 (37%)




Helicopters (55)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
32
Bell 212
Utility
15
AW139
Utility/SAR
6
AW101
Utility/SAR
2
NH-500M
Light Scout

Total Units: 55 (11%)




Transports (40)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
16
C-130J
Tactical
8
C-27J
Tactical
7
P.180
VIP
3
A319
VIP
3
Falcon 900
VIP
2
Falcon 50
VIP
1
Airbus A340-500
VIP

Total Units: 40 (8%)




Trainers (197)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
72
MB.339
Advanced Jet Trainer
37
NH-500M
Helicopter Trainer
30
SF.260
Basic Trainer
18
T-346A
Advanced Jet Trainer
13
Typhoon
Fighter Trainer
8
Tornado IDS
Strike Trainer
7
P.180
Flight Trainer
5
AMX-T
Strike Trainer
4
F-35A
Strike Trainer
3
P2006T
Flight Trainer

Total Units: 197 (39%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (8)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
4
KC-767A
Aerial Refueling
4
KC-130J
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 8 (2%)




Special-Mission (21)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
14
Tornado ECR
Electronic Warfare
2
ATR 72
Maritime Patrol
2
C-27J
Eletronic Warfare
2
G550
Airborne Early Warning
1
Super King Air 350
SIGINT

Total Units: 21 (4%)




On Order (134)


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

60
F-35A
Multirole
45
M-345
Advanced Jet Trainer
15
F-35B
VTOL Multirole
6
AW101
Medium Utility
4
ATR 72
Maritime Patrol
3
Typhoon
Multirole
1
Typhoon
Fighter Trainer

Total Units: 134


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