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Royal Australian Air Force Aircraft Inventory (2019)

Total: 313

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) relies heavily on training its airmnen with over 45% of the inventory committed to the type. After this is a 25% commitment to frontline fighters encompassing the venerable F/A-18A 'Hornet' and F/A-18F 'Super Hornet' fighter lines and soon to include the 5th Generation F-35A 'Lightning II'. Transports account for 12% of all aircraft while the rotorcraft force is just seven units making up 2% of total strength. The service does field an all-important tanker model through six KC-30A (A330) MRTT platforms and calls upon forty aircraft (including the EA-18G 'Growler') to take up speciallized mission roles as needed. Some 90 F-35A strike fighters are on order as are 25 PC-21 trainers and four P-8A 'Poseidon' Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) - all of which are sure to help modernize the service for the better.

NOTES: Images found below are indicative of series type (for representation purposes) and do not reflect current service colors. On-Order systems are not included in the overall Aircraft Total.

A readiness rate of 50% would equate to 157 of the 313 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 70% would equate to 219 of the 313 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 75% would equate to 235 of the 313 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 80% would equate to 250 of the 313 available aircraft.
Inventory Breakdown
Fighters
Total: 78 (25%)
54
F/A-18A
Multirole
24
F/A-18F
Multirole


Helicopters
Total: 7 (2%)
6
S-76
Search and Rescue
1
AW139
Search and Rescue


Transports
Total: 39 (12%)
12
C-130J
Tactical
10
C-27J
Tactical
8
C-17
Strategic/Tactical
8
King Air 350
Reconnaissance
1
A340
Airliner


Trainers
Total: 143 (46%)
59
PC-9
Advanced Trainer
33
Hawk 127
Advanced Jet Trainer
22
PC-21
Flight Trainer
15
F/A-18B
Fighter Trainer
10
F-35A
Fighter Trainer
4
King Air 350
Flight Trainer


Tankers
Total: 6 (2%)
6
KC-30A (MRTT)
Aerial Refueling


Special
Total: 40 (13%)
18
EA-18G
Electronic Warfare
9
AP-3C
Maritime Patrol
7
P-8A
Maritime Patrol
6
Model 737
Airborne Early Warning


On-Order
Total: 123
90
F-35A
Multirole
25
PC-21
Flight Trainer
4
King Air 350
Flight Trainer
4
P-8A
Maritime Patrol