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
(Ranked 42 of 53)
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.
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%.