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Royal Saudi Air Force (2020)


Current Active Inventory: 702 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Royal Saudi Air Force (2020). The service currently counts 702 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: 702
351 / 702
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
491 / 702
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
527 / 702
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
562 / 702
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
46.4
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:
17/98
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 98 air services from 72 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 380 units
Support: 134 units
Training: 188 units
Future: 106 units

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Fighters (380)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
167
F-15S/SA
Strike Fighter
81
Tornado IDS
Strike
72
Typhoon
Multirole
60
F-15C
Fighter

Total Units: 380 (54%)




Helicopters (53)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
24
Bell 212
Utility
16
Bell 412
Utility
11
H215M (AS332)
Search & Rescue
2
UH-60L
Multi-Mission

Total Units: 53 (8%)




Transports (49)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
33
C-130H
Tactical
10
King Air 350
Utility
4
Citation Bravo
Business Jet
1
Gulfstream V
Business Jet
1
Jetstream 31
VIP

Total Units: 49 (7%)




Trainers (188)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
67
Hawk 65/A
Advanced Jet Trainer
55
PC-21
Flight Trainer
25
SR22
Flight Trainer
21
F-15D
Fighter Trainer
20
MFI-395
Flight Trainer

Total Units: 188 (27%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (22)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
7
KC-130H
Aerial Refueling
7
Boeing 707
Aerial Refueling
6
A330 (MRTT)
Aerial Refueling
2
KC-130J
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 22 (3%)




Special-Mission (10)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
5
E-3A
Airborne Early Warning
2
King Air 350
SIGINT/ELINT
2
Saab 2000
Airborne Early Warning
1
RE-3A
Reconnaissance

Total Units: 10 (1%)




On Order (106)


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

30
An-178
Tactical
25
F-15S/SA
Strike Fighter
22
Hawk 65/A
Advanced Jet Trainer
20
C-130J
Tactical
6
An-132D
Tactical
3
KC-130J
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 106


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