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Philippine Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 169 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Philippine Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 169 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.

Updated: 08/18/2022 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 169

85
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
118
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
127
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
135
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
19.2
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
60 /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: 26 units
Support: 119 units
Training: 24 units
Future: 24 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (2)

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Secondary (8)

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Close-Air Support (26)


Airframes utilized in the direct-attack role; typically featuring extended loitering and excellent low-and-slow capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
12
FA-50PH
Light Strike
8
OV-10
Close-Air Support
6
A-29 (EMB-314)
Light Strike

Total Units: 26 (15%)




Helicopters (98)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
28
UH-1D
Utility
25
MD520N
Armed Scout
9
S-76
SAR/Utility
8
AW109
Medium Utility
8
Bell 205A
Medium Utility
7
Bell 412
SAR/VIP
6
W-3
SAR/Utility
5
S-70i
Multi-Mission
2
T129 ATAK
Attack Helo

Total Units: 98 (58%)




Transports (18)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
5
C-130B
Tactical
5
CN-295
Tactical
3
Nomad
Light Utility
2
NC212i (C-212)
Light Utility
1
BN-2
Utility
1
F28
VIP/Utility
1
Turbo Commander
Utility

Total Units: 18 (11%)




Trainers (24)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
21
SF.260
Basic Trainer
3
S.211
Jet Trainer

Total Units: 24 (14%)




Special-Mission (3)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
2
Cessna 208
Reconnaissance
1
F27
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 3 (2%)




On Order (24)


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

12
S-70i
Multi-Mission
4
T129 ATAK
Attack Helo
4
H125M
Light Utility
2
AH-1F
Attack Helo
2
CN-295
Tactical

Total Units: 24




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