List of active Brazilian military aircraft

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List of active Brazilian military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Brazilian Armed Forces. Figures are sourced from the latest annual editions of Flight International (Flightglobal.com).

Brazilian Air Force[edit]

Main article: Brazilian Air Force

Current inventory[edit]

A-29B on a training mission
A Brazilian Air Force P-3AM on patrol
A Brazilian Air Force C-95CM in flight
roll out of the Embraer KC-390
A EC725 designated VH-34 for VIP flights
Brazil’s Air Force one at Zürich Airport
A Embraer E-99 AEW&C aircraft in flight
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
AMX  Brazil  Italy attack AMX-A 47[1] 43 to be upgraded to A-1M[2]
F-5  United States fighter F-5EM 43[1]
EMB 314  Brazil COIN A-29A 31[1]
JAS 39  Sweden multirole JAS 39E 28 on order[3] - deliveries to commence in 2019.[4]
AWACS
EMB R-99  Brazil AEW&C E-99 5[1]
Electronic Aircraft
EMB 110  Brazil electronic warfare 4[1]
Reconnaissance
EMB R-99  Brazil SIGINT 5[1]
Learjet 35  United States reconnaissance 6[1]
Maritime Patrol
EMB 110  Brazil maritime patrol 12[1]
P-3  United States maritime patrol P-3AM 12[1]
Tanker
KC-130  United States aerial refueling / transport KC-130H 2[1]
KC-767  United States aerial refueling 3 on order[1]
Transport
A319  France VIP 1[5] presidential flight - Brazilian Air Force One
EMB-190  Brazil VIP 2[5]
ERJ 145  Brazil VIP 6[1]
EMB-120  Brazil utility / VIP 20[1]
EMB 110  Brazil utility / transport 51[1]
C-130  United States transport / SAR C-130E/H/M 15[1]
C-295  Spain transport / SAR 12[1] 12 on order[1]
Cessna 208  United States utility 32[1]
Learjet 35  United States utility / transport 1[1]
KC-390  Brazil transport / aerial refueling 23 on order[1]
Helicopters
EC 725  France transport / VIP 4[1] 12 on order[1] - manufactured by Helibras
AS332  France transport / VIP 7[1] 2 designated VH-34 for the VIP mission - manufactured by Helibras
EC135  France VIP 2[6] manufactured by Helibras
AS355  France liaison / VIP 4[1] manufactured by Helibras
AS350  France liaison 29[1] manufactured by Helibras
UH-1  United States utility UH-1H 24[1]
Bell 206  United States communications 1[1]
UH-60  United States utility UH-60L 16[1] UH-60M’s on order[1]
Mil Mi-24  Russia attack Mi-35 12[1]
Flight Inspection
Hawker 800  United Kingdom calibration 4[1]
EMB 110  Brazil calibration 6[1]
Legacy 500  Brazil calibration 6 on order[1]
Trainer Aircraft
AMX  Brazil  Italy attack AMX-T 8[1]
EMB-312  Brazil trainer 105[1]
EMB 314  Brazil advanced trainer A-29B 61[1]
F-5  United States jet trainer F-5FM 3[1]
JAS 39  Sweden jet trainer JAS 39F 8 [3]
UAV
Hermes 450  Israel reconnaissance 4[7]
Hermes 900  Israel reconnaissance 1[8]

Brazilian Army Aviation[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A Brazilian Army HA-1 Pantera performs an insertion demonstration
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Helicopters
EC 725  France transport / utility 4[1] 12 on order[1] - manufactured by Helibras
AS532  France transport / utility 9[1] manufactured by Helibras
AS565  France utility 33[1] manufactured by Helibras
AS550  France liaison 33[1] manufactured by Helibras
UH-60  United States utility UH-60L 3[1]

Brazilian Naval Aviation[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A Brazilian A-4KU in flight
A Brazilian Navy SH-3 Sea King on approaching USS Bunker Hill.
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
A-4  United States carried base fighter A-4KU 2[1]
Tanker
C-1 Trader  United States Aerial refueling / COD KC-2/C-1 4 C-1A order to be upgraded to KC-2 by Marsh Aviation[9]
Helicopters
EC 725  France utility / SAR 3[1] 13 on order[1] - manufactured by Helibras
AS532  France utility / SAR 7[1] manufactured by Helibras
SH-3  United States ASW / SAR A SH-3D 9[1]
SH-60  United States ASW / SAR S-70B 4[1] 4 on order[1]
Lynx  United Kingdom ASW Mk. 21/ Mk. 21A 12[1]
AS355  France utility 9[1] manufactured by Helibras
AS350  France utility 19[1] manufactured by Helibras
Bell 206  United States plane guard 17[1]
Trainer Aircraft
A-4  United States jet trainer TA-4KU 1[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc "World Air Forces 2015 pg. 12". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aprovada operação de crédito para modernização de caças AMX". Brazilian Congress. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Saab, Brazil finalise Gripen NG deal". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Após mais de dez anos, Dilma escolhe caças suecos para a FAB" [After more than 10 years, Dilma chooses swedish fighters to FAB] (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Força Aérea Brasileira". defesabr.com. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Força Aérea Brasileira VH-35". Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  7. ^ FAB Receives Two More Drones - Defense-Aerospace.com, February 18, 2013
  8. ^ "Brazil to boost security with unmanned Hermes 900". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Brazilian Navy starts KC-2 Turbo Trader". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 

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