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Royal Malaysian Air Force (2020)


Current Active Inventory: 173 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (2020). The service currently counts 173 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.


Total Aircraft: 173
87 / 173
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
121 / 173
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
130 / 173
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
138 / 173
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
18.8
TvR is this air service's TrueValue Rating. The value is formulated by way of assessing an air service's current strengths and weaknesses. All are matched against the top-most performer, this being the USAF which yields a TvR of 242.9.
Global Rank:
60/99
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 99 air services from 73 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 39 units
Support: 72 units
Training: 62 units
Future: 0 units

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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 Attack
8
F/A-18D
Multirole

Total Units: 39 (23%)




Helicopters (40)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
24
S-61
SAR/Utility
12
H225M
SAR/Utility
4
S-70A
VIP/Utility

Total Units: 40 (23%)




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
CN-235-200/220
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
STABLE
22
PC-7 Mk II
Basic Trainer
21
Tiga
Basic Trainer
7
MB.339CM
Jet Trainer
5
Hawk 108
Advanced Jet Trainer
5
H120
Helicopter Trainer
2
King Air 350
Flight/Crew Trainer

Total Units: 62 (36%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (4)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
4
KC-130H
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 4 (2%)




Special-Mission (4)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
3
King Air 200
Maritime Patrol
1
C-130H
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 4 (2%)




On Order (0)


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

Total Units: 0


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