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Turkish Air Force (2020)


Current Active Inventory: 618 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Turkish Air Force (2020). The service currently counts 618 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: 618
309 / 618
Total available aircraft assuming a Below Average Readiness Rate of 50.0%.
433 / 618
Total available aircraft assuming an Average Readiness Rate of 70.0%.
464 / 618
Total available aircraft assuming an Above Average Readiness Rate of 75.0%.
494 / 618
Total available aircraft assuming an Excellent Readiness Rate of 80.0%.
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TvR:
44.6
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:
21/99
This air service's Global Rank when compared to the rest of the national powers of WDMMA. A total of 99 air services from 73 nations are currently tracked. View the current ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:
Attack: 206 units
Support: 158 units
Training: 254 units
Future: 132 units

Suppliers


Primary
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Secondary
National flag of Turkey National flag of Spain National flag of Germany National flag of Italy National flag of South Korea National flag of Pakistan National flag of Canada


Fighters (206)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
158
F-16C
Multirole
48
F-4E
Multirole

Total Units: 206 (33%)




Helicopters (78)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
57
UH-1H
Utility
21
H215M (AS532)
Transport

Total Units: 78 (13%)




Transports (66)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
41
CN-235
Tactical
16
C-130B/E
Tactical
9
A-400M
Strategic/Tactical

Total Units: 66 (11%)




Trainers (254)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
87
F-16D
Fighter Trainer
68
T-38
Advanced Jet Trainer
40
KT-1
Basic Trainer
35
SF.260
Advanced Jet Trainer
23
NF-5A/B
Fighter Trainer
1
Hurkus-B
Basic Trainer

Total Units: 254 (41%)




Aerial Tankers / Refuelers (7)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
7
KC-135R
Aerial Refueling

Total Units: 7 (1%)




Special-Mission (7)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
4
Boeing 737
Airborne Early Warning
1
C-160
Electronic Warfare
1
CN-235
Maritime Patrol
1
CN-235
Reconaissance

Total Units: 7 (1%)




On Order (132)


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

54
Hurkus-B
Basic Trainer
52
MFI-395
Flight Trainer
15
KT-1
Basic Trainer
6
T-70
Multirole
4
Global 6000
Reconnaissance
1
A400M
Strategic/Tactical

Total Units: 132


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