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Venezuelan Military Aviation Aircraft Inventory (2019)

Total: 183

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
The modern Venezuelan Military Aviation service is modest, yet appropriate, for its regional position. It relies on heavy support from foreign players as its equipment is largely made up of American, Russia, Chinese, and French goods. Its fighter force, making up 21.3% of total inventory, consists of the older American F-16A Fighting Falcon bolstered by the newer Russian Su-30MK2 multirole type. The two total just thirty-nine aircraft, however. The rotorcraft force is even more contained, with just three types making up sixteen total helicopters (9% of fighting strength). The training arm has been given considerable attention in that it makes up 52% of all strength and incorporates basic and advanced types as well as helicopter trainers. Beyond this is a relatively useful transport force encompassing thirty aircraft (16%) and a single aerial refueling tanker. 1% is dedicated to special-mission types. Notable on-order aircraft include the powerful Russian Mil Mi-28 'Havoc' attack helicopter of which ten have been secured.

NOTES: Images found below are indicative of series type (for representation purposes) and do not reflect current service colors. On-Order systems are not included in the overall Aircraft Total.

A readiness rate of 50% would equate to 92 of the 183 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 70% would equate to 128 of the 183 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 75% would equate to 137 of the 183 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 80% would equate to 146 of the 183 available aircraft.
Inventory Breakdown
Fighters
Total: 39 (21%)
23
Su-30MK2
Multirole
16
F-16A
Multirole


Helicopters
Total: 16 (9%)
6
AS532
Medium-Lift
6
Mi-17
Medium-Lift
4
AS332/H215M
Medium-Lift


Transports
Total: 30 (16%)
8
Y-8
Tactical
6
King Air 200
Utility
5
C-130H
Tactical
4
C-208
Utility
3
Do 228
Utility
2
Short 360
Light Transport
1
Citation II/SP
Utility
1
Metroliner IV
Transport


Trainers
Total: 95 (52%)
24
DA40
Flight Trainer
24
K-8
Trainer / Light Attack
19
EMB-312
Basic Trainer
12
SF-260
Basic Trainer
6
DA42
Flight Trainer
4
Enstrom 480
Helicopter Trainer
4
F-16B
Fighter Trainer
2
Enstrom 280
Helicopter Trainer


Tankers
Total: 1 (1%)
1
Model 707
Aerial Refueling


Special
Total: 2 (1%)
1
Falcon 20
Electronic Warfare
1
Metroliner III
Electronic Warfare


On-Order
Total: 39
12
Enstrom 480
Helicopter Trainer
10
MC-12W
Reconnaissance
10
Mi-28NE
Attack
7
Do 228
Utility