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Vietnamese People's Air Force (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 274 Aircraft


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The following represents an overview of the modern aerial fighting capabilities of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (2024). The service currently counts 274 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: 08/18/2022 | © www.WDMMA.org


Total Aircraft: 274

137
Aircraft at 50.0% Readiness Rate
192
Aircraft at 70.0% Readiness Rate
206
Aircraft at 75.0% Readiness Rate
219
Aircraft at 80.0% Readiness Rate
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TvR
18.0
TrueValue Rating assesses air service current strengths/weaknesses matched against top performer USAF (242.9).
Global Rank
68 /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: 75 units
Support: 165 units
Training: 34 units
Future: 28 units

Material Suppliers (Past and Present)

Primary (1)

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Secondary (7)

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Fighters (75)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
35
Su-30
Multirole
34
Su-22
Fighter-Bomber
6
Su-27P/SK
Multirole

Total Units: 75 (27%)




Helicopters (129)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
87
Mi-8MT/-17
Transport/Gunship
25
Mi-24
Gunship/Transport
15
UH-1H
Utility
2
Ka-32
Utility

Total Units: 129 (47%)




Transports (35)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
30
An-26
Tactical
3
C-295
Tactical
2
NC212i
Utility

Total Units: 35 (13%)




Trainers (34)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
28
L-39C
Advanced Jet Trainer
5
Su-27UBK
Fighter Trainer
1
Cabri G2
Helicopter Trainer

Total Units: 34 (12%)




Special-Mission (1)


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

OUTLOOK
STABLE
1
M28
Maritime Patrol

Total Units: 1 (0%)




On Order (28)


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

12
Yak-130
Advanced Jet Trainer
12
L-39NG
Advanced Jet Trainer
3
T-6 Texan II
Basic Trainer
1
NC212i
Transport

Total Units: 28




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