The Royal Malaysian Air Force inventory finds a fairly consistent balance between attack, defense, and support platforms.
POWER INDEX SCORE
(Ranked 48 of 53)
The Royal Malaysian Air Force relies on modern equipment to accomplish a variety of over-battlefield roles. The fighter force receives a commitment of 32% and includes top-flight platforms such as the Sukhoi Su-30, MiG-29, F/A-18 'Hornet' and BAe Systems 'Hawk' (the MiG-29 aircraft are held in 'active reserve' status and reside in storage but are nonetheless available). All can cover several roles as needed.
The rotorcraft force receives 25% commitment and is made of of all foreign-originated types from the United States and France - all being proven platforms. The transport fleet relies on three consistent performers in the C-130 'Hercules' CN-235, and A400M 'Atlas' - giving the branch a tactical/strategic capability. The trainer force consists of the usual basic, advamced, helicopter, flight, and fighter trainer forms - accounting for 26% of all strength. A modest tanker force, making up 2% of all strength, exists to provide tactical flexibility in the event of war. Special-mission platforms cover maritime patrol roles critical to the country. No systems are on-order for 2019.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.
82 Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50%.
114 Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70%.
122 Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75%.
130 Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80%.