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Russian Air Force (2021)


Current Active Inventory: 3,829 Aircraft


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Last Updated: 05/26/2021 | © www.WDMMA.org
The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Russian Air Force (2021). The service currently counts 3,829 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: 3,829
1,915 / 3,829
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
2,680 / 3,829
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
2,872 / 3,829
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
3,063 / 3,829
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
114.2
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:
3/100
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 100 air services from 74 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 1,507 units
Support: 1,837 units
Training: 485 units
Future: 820 units


Suppliers


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Secondary
National flag of France National flag of Czechoslovakia National flag of Austria
Historical
National flag of the Soviet Union National flag of Ukraine


Fighters (1,188)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
274
Su-24M2/MR
Strike
251
MiG-29/35
Multirole
207
Su-27/S/SM
Multirole
132
MiG-31B/BS/BM/+
Interceptor
123
Su-30/M2/SM
Multirole
123
Su-34
Strike
78
Su-35S
Multirole

Total Units: 1,188 (31%)




Bombers (125)


Airframes developed for the strategic-level direct-attack role; typical qualities include subsonic or supersonic performance, long range, and high-altitude capabilities.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
67
Tu-22M/M3/M3M
Strategic
42
Tu-95MS/MSM
Maritime
16
Tu-160/M
Strategic

Total Units: 125 (3%)




Close-Air Support (194)


Airframes utilized in the direct-attack role; typically featuring extended loitering and excellent low-and-slow capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
194
Su-25/UB/BM/SM
Close-Air Support

Total Units: 194 (5%)




Helicopters (1,364)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
746
Mi-8/17/171
Multi-Mission
330
Mi-24/35
Gunship/Transport
101
Ka-52
Attack
95
Mi-28A/N/NM
Attack
44
Mi-26
Heavy-Lift
36
Ka-226
Utility
6
Ka-27
Anti-Submarine Warfare
3
H215M (AS350)
Medium-Lift
2
SA355
Light Utility
1
Mi-2
Light Utility

Total Units: 1,364 (36%)




Transports (387)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
113
An-26
Tactical
109
IL-76M/MD/MF
Strategic
56
An-12
Tactical
43
L-410
Utility
29
An-72
Tactical
15
An-148
Tactical
5
An-22
Strategic
5
Tu-134
VIP/Airliner
4
An-124
Strategic
3
An-140
Utility
2
IL-18
Airliner/Utility
2
Tu-154
VIP/Airliner
1
IL-78
Strategic

Total Units: 387 (10%)




Trainers (485)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
210
L-39
Advanced Jet Trainer
110
Yak-130
Advanced Jet Trainer
50
Ansat
Helicopter Trainer
37
Tu-134
Airliner Trainer
29
Mi-2
Helicopter Trainer
16
Su-27UB
Fighter Trainer
12
Mi-28
Attack Trainer
12
MiG-29UB
Fighter Trainer
9
DA42
Flight Trainer

Total Units: 485 (13%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (19)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
19
IL-78
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 19 (0%)




Special-Mission (67)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
24
IL-20
ELINT
15
An-30
Reconnaissance
15
A-50/100
Airborne Early Warning
4
An-12
Electronic Warfare
3
IL-80
Airborne Command Post
2
Tu-214
Electronic Warfare
1
An-26
Reconnaissance
1
IL-76M
Reconnaissance
1
Tu-134
Reconnaissance
1
Tu-154
Reconnaissance

Total Units: 67 (2%)




On Order (820)


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

100
MTA
Tactical
99
Mi-28N
Attack
86
Ka-52
Attack
78
Su-57
Multirole
62
IL-112
Light Transport
55
Mi-17/171
Medium-Lift
54
Su-35
Multirole
48
Mi-28UB
Training/Attack
50
Tu-160M2
Strategic
42
IL-76MD-90A
Strategic
34
MiG-35UB
Fighter Trainer
31
IL-78
Aerial Refueling
26
DA42
Flight Trainer
15
Su-34
Strike
15
Mi-26
Heavy-Lift
10
IL-96
Airliner
8
Mi-38
Medium-Lift
3
MiG-29UB
Fighter Trainer
2
An-148
Tactical
1
An-124
Strategic
1
Let L-410
Airliner

Total Units: 820


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