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Philippine Air Force (The Philippines)

Total Aircraft: 155

Active Aircraft Inventory (2020)

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
The Philipine Air Force fields aircraft originating from around the world - America, Australia, the Netherlands and South Korea to name a few.



POWER INDEX SCORE

19.3

(Ranked 42 of 53)
*See Notes
The modern Philippines Air Force (PAF) relies heavily on its rotorcraft force which accounts for nearly 60% of all inventory. This is backed by a useful transport arm which sees some 10% dedicated to types such as the Lockheed C-130 'Hercules' and other high-winged STOL models. For attack there two on-call platforms, the South Korean-made FA-50PH (which can double as an Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) and the ages-old North American OV-10 'Bronco' armed reconnaissance / Close-Air Support aircraft (CAS accounts for nearly 13% of inventory). Beyond this is a modest (15.5%) commitment to airman basic and advanced training (SF.260 and S.211 types) and 2% dedicated to special-mission types. The on-order commitment seeks to strengthen a relatively impressive helicopter fleet and up to six A-29 'Super Tucano' trainer/light strike aircraft are set to be received.
NOTES: The WDMMA.org Power Index (PwrIndx) score looks at various qualities of an individual air power (or service branch). While total aircraft certainly influences the rating, aircraft variety (force balance) also plays a key role in determining an air service's placement on the list. Other focused qualities include local industry (aerospace-related) capability, future outlook, and current/recent combat experience. All this is worked into a formula which provides an analytical approach to resolving a force's fighting state in the modern world. This approach to fighting strength is highly theoretical and does not take into account a nation's available manpower or resolve in the face of conflict nor does it involve land and naval fighting strength. The top achievable PwrIndx score belongs to the United States Air Force with its rating of 242.9. As of now, UAV systems are not taken into account due to reporting differences between publicly-available sources (these will be integrated as some point). Navy aviation branches do not take into account the fighting capacity of naval ships.
Inventory Breakdown
78
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50%.
109
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70%.
116
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75%.
124
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80%.


CAS
Total: 20 (13%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
12
FA-50PH
Light Strike
8
OV-10
Close-Air Support




Helicopters
Total: 92 (59%)
OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
28
UH-1D
Utility
25
MD520N
Armed Scout
9
S-76
SAR/Utility
8
AW109
Multirole
8
Bell 205A
Utility
7
Bell 412
SAR/VIP
6
W-3
SAR/Utility
1
UH-60 (S-70A-5/I)
Multirole




Transports
Total: 16 (10%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
5
C-130B/H/T
Tactical
3
C-295
Tactical
3
Nomad
Light Transport
2
NC212i (C-212)
Light Transport
1
BN-2
Light Transport
1
F28
Regional Jet
1
Turbo Commander
Utility




Trainers
Total: 24 (15%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
21
SF.260
Basic Trainer
3
S.211
Advanced Jet Trainer




Special
Total: 3 (2%)
OUTLOOK
STABLE
2
Cessna 208
Reconnaissance
1
F27
Maritime Patrol




On-Order
Total: 28
16
UH-60 (S-70A-5/I)
Multirole
6
A-29 (EMB-314)
Trainer / Light Attack
4
H125M
Light Utility
2
AH-1F
Attack
National Powers (A-to-Z)
53 Countries Ranked; 366 Aircraft Types Tracked; 35,953 Total Aircraft Followed.
Switzerland (167)
#40
Swiss Air Force (167)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) (327)
#27
United Arab Emirates Air Force (327)