The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Salvadoran Air Force (2023). The service currently counts 47 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.
24 / 47 Total available aircraft assuming a Below AverageReadiness Rate of 50.0%.
33 / 47 Total available aircraft assuming an AverageReadiness Rate of 70.0%.
35 / 47 Total available aircraft assuming an Above AverageReadiness Rate of 75.0%.
38 / 47 Total available aircraft assuming an ExcellentReadiness Rate of 80.0%.
FORCE CONCENTRATION: Attack: 13units Support: 32units Training: 2units Future: 0units
Close-Air Support (13)
Airframes utilized in the direct-attack role; typically featuring extended loitering and excellent low-and-slow capabilities.
Total Units:13 (28%)
Airframes detailed as manned rotary-wing platforms used in the transport, special-mission, or direct-attack roles.
Total Units:30 (64%)
Airframes used in the dedicated hauler role, serving either military or high-government personnel or in supply / cargo delivery.
Total Units:2 (4%)
Airframes reserved for dedicated Basic, Advanced, Flight, and Helicopter airman training.