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Swedish Air Force (2024)


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 (2024). 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.

Updated: 03/23/2023 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 152

76
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
106
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
114
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
122
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
38.6
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
30 /103
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMA. 103 total air services from 103 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Attack: 71 units
Support: 12 units
Training: 69 units
Future: 70 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (2)

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Fighters (71)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
71
Gripen C
Multirole

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.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
5
C-130H
Tactical
1
Saab 340
Utility
1
Gulfstream G550
VIP

Total Units: 7 (5%)




Trainers (69)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
46
Saab 105
Jet Trainer
23
Gripen D
Fighter Trainer

Total Units: 69 (45%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (1)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
1
KC-130H
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 1 (1%)




Special-Mission (4)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
2
Saab 340
Airborne Early Warning
2
Gulfstream IV
Electronic Intelligence

Total Units: 4 (3%)




On Order (70)


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

70
Gripen E
Multirole

Total Units: 70




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