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Qatari Emiri Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 125 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Qatari Emiri Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 125 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: 125

63
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
88
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
94
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
100
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
16.4
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
72 /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: 31 units
Support: 58 units
Training: 36 units
Future: 241 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (2)

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Secondary (5)

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Fighters (31)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
15
Rafale DQ/EQ
Multirole
9
M2000-5EDA
Multirole
6
Alpha Jet
Light Strike
1
Typhoon
Multirole

Total Units: 31 (25%)




Helicopters (46)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
19
AW139
Medium Utility
13
SA342
Light Utility/Scout
11
Sea King
Anti-Sumbarine Warfare
3
AH-64E
Attack

Total Units: 46 (37%)




Transports (12)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
8
C-17
Strategic/Tactical
4
C-130J
Tactical

Total Units: 12 (10%)




Trainers (36)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
24
PC-21
Basic/Advanced Trainer
8
MFI-395
Flight Trainer
3
M2000-5DDA
Fighter Trainer
1
M-346
Advanced Jet TRainer

Total Units: 36 (29%)




On Order (241)


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

72
F-15QA
Multirole
57
Rafale DQ/EQ
Multirole
45
AH-64E
Attack
28
NH90NFH/TTH
Multi-Mission
23
Typhoon
Multirole
9
Hawk 100
Advanced Jet Trainer
5
M-346
Advanced Jet Trainer
2
A330 MRTT
Aerial Tanker

Total Units: 241




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