The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Pakistan Air Force (2023). The service currently counts 818 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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Attack: 453 units
Support: 80 units
Training: 285 units
Future: 69 units
Material Suppliers (Past and Present)
Airframes detailed as fighter, interceptor, or general attack types including multi-role though excluding dedicated bombers and CAS.
Airframes detailed as manned rotary-wing platforms used in the transport, special-mission, or direct-attack roles.
Airframes used in the dedicated hauler role, serving either military or high-government personnel or in supply / cargo delivery.
Airframes reserved for dedicated Basic, Advanced, Flight, and Helicopter airman training.
Advanced Jet Trainer
Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (4)
Airframes modified for the purpose of aerial fuel delivery to support allied aircraft / operations.
Airframes modified for Special-Mission roles - typically these are dedicated, role-specific types.
Airborne Early Warning
Airborne Early Warning
Super King Air
On Order (69)
Aircraft set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).
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