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Royal Malaysian Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 176 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 176 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: 03/01/2023 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 176

88
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
123
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
132
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
141
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
18.8
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
63 /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: 39 units
Support: 75 units
Training: 62 units
Future: 22 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (3)

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Secondary (6)

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Fighters (39)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
18
Su-30MKM
Multirole
13
Hawk 208
Light Strike
8
F/A-18D
Multirole

Total Units: 39 (22%)




Helicopters (42)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
24
S-61
SAR/Utility
12
H225M
SAR/Utility
4
S-70A
VIP/Utility
2
AW139
Utility

Total Units: 42 (24%)




Transports (24)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
9
C-130H
Tactical
7
CN235-200/220
Tactical
4
A400M
Strategic/Tactical
1
A319
VIP
1
Boeing 737
VIP
1
Global Express
VIP
1
Falcon 900
VIP

Total Units: 24 (14%)




Trainers (62)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
22
PC-7 Mk II
Basic Trainer
21
Tiga
Basic Trainer
7
MB.339
Jet Trainer
5
Hawk 108
Advanced Jet Trainer
5
H120
Helicopter Trainer
2
King Air 350
Flight/Crew Trainer

Total Units: 62 (35%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (4)


Airframes modified for the purpose of aerial fuel delivery to support allied aircraft / operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
4
KC-130H
Tactical

Total Units: 4 (2%)




Special-Mission (5)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
3
King Air 200
Maritime Patrol
1
C-130H
Maritime Patrol
1
CN235-200M
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 5 (3%)




On Order (22)


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

18
FA-50
Trainer/Lt Atk
2
AW139
Utility
2
CN235-200M
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 22




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