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Swedish Air Force (2020)

Current Active Inventory: 152 Aircraft

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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Swedish Air Force (2020). The service currently counts 152 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: 152
76 / 152
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
106 / 152
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
114 / 152
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
122 / 152
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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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:
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 62 air services from 51 nations are currently tracked.
Attack: 71 units
Support: 12 units
Training: 69 units
Future: 70 units


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Fighters (71)

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

Gripen C

Total Units: 71 (47%)

Transports (7)

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

Saab 340
Gulfstream G550

Total Units: 7 (5%)

Trainers (69)

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

Saab 105
Jet Trainer
Gripen D

Total Units: 69 (45%)

Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (1)

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

Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 1 (1%)

Special-Mission (4)

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

Saab 340
Airborne Early Warning
Gulfstream IV

Total Units: 4 (3%)

On Order (70)

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

Gripen E

Total Units: 70

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