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 editions of Flight International (Flightglobal.com).

Figures current as of early 2012.[1]

Brazilian Air Force[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Type Versions Number[1] Notes
Fighter aircraft
Saab JAS 39 Gripen JAS 39 Gripen NG  Sweden Fighter Aircraft Gripen C/D
Gripen NG (E/F)
0
0
10 Gripen C/D from Swedish Air Force will be delivered about 2015 to operate from Anápolis air base while the Gripen NG is not delivered.
36 Gripen NG (28 single-seat+8 two-seat) ordered. To be gradually delivered from 2018 to 2023.[2] The total is expected to be up to 120 aircraft.
Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II F-5, 2004  United States Fighter aircraft F-5EM
F-5FM
43 (+8)[3]
3 (+3)[3]
To be gradually withdrawn between 2017 and 2030[4][5]
Attack aircraft
AMX International AMX AMX A-1  Brazil
 Italy
Ground-attack aircraft A-1/RA-1
A-1B
43 [1]
10 [1]
43 aircraft to be upgraded to A-1M[6] To be withdrawn by 2030[7]
Embraer Super Tucano FAB Super Tucano  Brazil Counter-insurgency aircraft
Trainer Aircraft / Counter-insurgency aircraft
A-29A
AT-29B
33[1]
66[1]
Trainer aircraft
Embraer Tucano Embraer AT-27 Tucano (EMB-312) Lofting.jpg  Brazil Counter-insurgency aircraft
Trainer (aircraft)
AT-27
T-27
105[1] To be retired in 2022[8]
Neiva T-25 Universal Neiva T-25 Universal.jpg  Brazil Trainer (aircraft) T-25A/C 57 To be retired in 2022[8]
EMB 202 Ipanema G-19  Brazil Towing target G-19 4
Transport and Aerial refueling
Boeing-IAI 767 The KC-767J of 404th Squadron.jpg  United States
 Israel
Aerial refueling KC-767 0 2 ordered. To be delivered in 2014. With option to 2 more. More 1 ordered in May, 2014.
Embraer KC-390 KC-390 concept 1.jpg  Brazil Aerial refueling
Tactical transport aircraft
KC-390 0 28 ordered. To be delivered from 2015 to 2016
Lockheed C-130 Hercules FAB-2475 Hercules.jpg  United States Aerial refueling
Search & Rescue
Transport Aircraft
KC-130H
SC-130EM
C-130EM/HM
2[1]
3[1]
16[1]
EADS/CASA C-295 CASA C-105A Amazonas (C-295), Brazil - Air Force AN1976288.jpg  Spain Transport Aircraft
Search & Rescue
C-105A
SC-105A
10
2(+3)
3 more SC-105A ordered
Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante EMB 110  Brazil Electronic Warfare
Calibration (EC)
Maritime Patrol
Reconnaissance
Search & Rescue
Utility aircraft
EW
EC-95
P-95A/B
RC-95
SC-95B
C-95C
2[1]
2[1]
12[1]
5[1]
4[1]
78[1]
54 units being upgraded, 10 of these units to be used in maritime patrol. To be retired in 2034[9]
Cessna 208 Caravan Caravan of Brazilian Air Force  United States Transport C-98
C-98A
34[1][10] 1 lost in an accident
Utility aircraft and Transport VIP
Airbus A319 Brazilian Air Force Airbus A319CJ Wallner.jpg  Germany Government VIP Transport VC-1A 1 Aircraft carrying the President of Brazil
Embraer 190 Embraer VC-2, Brazil - Air Force JP6903556.jpg  Brazil Government VIP Transport VC-2 2 Aircraft carrying the President of Brazil
Embraer Legacy 600 VC-99B  Brazil Government VIP Transport VC-99B 4 Aircraft carrying the President of Brazil
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia Embraer C-97 Brasilia EMB-120RT Lofting.jpg  Brazil Utility aircraft C-97
VC-97
19[1]
1[1][10]
Embraer ERJ 145 family EMB-145  Brazil Utility aircraft C-99A
VC-99C
5[1]
2[1]
EMB-810C Seneca PA-34  Brazil Utility aircraft U-7 13
Embraer EMB 121 Xingu Xingu  Brazil Utility aircraft VU-9 6
Special Operations: MPA, AEW&C, IMINT, ELINT and SIGINT
Embraer R-99 R-99A  Brazil Airborne early warning and control
ELINT
E-99
R-99
5[1]
3[1]
Lockheed P-3 Orion FAB - P-3 Orion.jpg  United States Maritime Patrol P-3AM 8(+1)[11][12][13][14] 1 currently being upgraded in Spain[15]
Learjet 35 R-35  United States Reconnaissance R-35 4[1] Used for Aircraft recognition
Hawker 800 EU-93A  United States SIGINT EU-93A 4[1]
Embraer Legacy 500 EmbraerMSJ.jpg  Brazil SIGINT - 0 6 ordered in 2016[16]
Helicopters
Mil Mi-35 AH-2 Sabre (MI-35).jpg  Russia Attack Helicopter AH-2 9(+3)[1][17][18] 12 ordered[19]
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk H-60L (7952398164).jpg  United States Combat search and rescue H-60L 16[3]
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma H-34 Super Puma da FAB.jpg  Brazil
 France
Utility Helicopter H-34 9[1]
Helibras HB-350B Helibras UH-50 Esquilo (HB-350B), Brazil - Air Force AN1133070.jpg  Brazil
 France
Training Helicopter
Armed helicopter
H-50 25[1] There are plans of updating the entire fleet to the same army standard
Bell UH-1 Iroquois Iroquois (4892003325) (2).jpg  United States Armed helicopter
Utility Helicopter
H-1H
SH-1D
26[1]
7[1]
To be replaced by EC-725BR and UH-60.[20] 2 donated to Rio de Janeiro police
Eurocopter EC 725 Caracal2552.jpg  Brazil
 France
Utility Helicopter
VIP Transport
H-36
VH-36
3(+13)
2
18 ordered
Eurocopter EC 135 EC-135 (4824878634).jpg  Brazil
 Germany
VIP Transport EC-135 2 Bought in 2008[21]
UAVs
Elbit Hermes 450 RQ-450  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-450 4[10][22]
Elbit Hermes 900 Hermes 900  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle RQ-900 1 [23] 1 on order.[24]
Acauã VANT  Brazil Unmanned aerial vehicle/ 1 UAV experimental training.[25]

Brazilian Naval Aviation[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Type Versions Number[1] Notes
Fixed-wing aircraft
C-1A Trader Grumman C-1 flying side view.jpg  United States Aerial Refueling, COD KC-2 0[1] 4 C-1A are being upgraded to KC-2 by Marsh Aviation. They will be delivered from April 2014 to October 2015[26]
A-4 Skyhawk AF1 da Marinha do Brasil 2.jpg  United States Ground-Attack Aircraft AF-1B
AF-1C
AF-1BM
8[1]
3[1][27]
1[1][28]
12 units being upgraded (9 A-4 + 3 TA-4). To be retired in 2025[29]
Helicopters
Super Lynx Helicopter of the Brazilian Navy.jpg  United Kingdom Maritime Helicopter AH-11A 12[1] 6 have been upgraded. 8 will be upgraded to AH-11B patern.
SH-3 Sea King SH-3 Sea King Força Aeronaval, Esquadrão HS-1.jpg  United States Maritime Helicopter SH-3A
SH-3B
2[1]
2[1]
Being replaced with S-70.[citation needed] 11 stored (not operational)
Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk SH-60B Seahawk.jpg  United States Maritime Helicopter MH-16 4(+4)[30] 4 more ordered[31]
Helibras HB-350B (Esquilo) UH-12 Esquilo Brazilian Navy 2003.jpg  Brazil
 France
Reconnaissance Helicopter
Utility Helicopter
UH-13 (HB-355F)
UH-12 (HB-350B/BA)
7[1]
18[1]
1 HB-355F donated to Uruguay
AS332 Super Puma UH-14 Brazilian Navy 2003.jpg  France Transport Helicopter UH-14 5[1] Total of 6 aircraft received. 1 lost in accident
AS532 Cougar AS-332 (7952347754).jpg  France Transport Helicopter UH-14 2[1]
EC 725 Cougar UH-15 Super Cougar.jpg  Brazil
 France
Transport Helicopter
Maritime Helicopter
UH-15
UH-15A
4(+4)[1]
0(+8)
16 ordered
Bell 206 Bell 206 JetRanger Força Aeronaval, Esquadrão HI-1.jpg  United States Training Helicopter
Utility Helicopter
IH-6B
UH-6B
16
2
All are being used for training

Brazilian Army Aviation[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Type Versions Number[1] Notes
Helicopters
Eurocopter EC 725 Helicóptero EC725.JPG  Brazil
 France
Transport Helicopter HM-4 (EC725BR) 5(+11)[1] 16 ordered
Eurocopter AS532 Cougar Brazilian military helicopter, 2012.jpg  Brazil
 France
Transport Helicopter HM-3 (AS 532UE) 8[1]
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk ÖBH BlackHawk Zams Boden2st.jpg  United States Transport Helicopter HM-2 (S-70A) 4[3] More units to be acquired to be based in Manaus airbase and Taubaté army airbase (source: revista ASAS 71, page 16). 3 UH-60M confirmed on order.
Helibras HM-1 Pantera (AS565) HA-1 Pantera of the Brazilian Army. Demo in the city center of Brasilia (11091705124).jpg  Brazil
 France
Utility Helicopter
Armed helicopter
HM-1 (AS365K) 34[1] Upgrade announced on 24 December 2009
Eurocopter AS550 Fennec 050618-Fennec-03.jpg  Brazil
 France
Utility Helicopter
Armed helicopter
HA-1 (AS 550A-2) 19[1] Upgrade announced on 30 December 2010
Helibras HB350 (AS350) Aviação do Exército (4821485138).jpg  Brazil
 France
Utility Helicopter
Armed helicopter
HA-1 (HB 350-L1) 16[1] Upgrade ordered at 30 December 2010
UAV
VANT VT-15  Brazil Unmanned aerial vehicle VT-15 3+ unknown number ordered
FT-200 Watchdog  Brazil Unmanned aerial vehicle FT-200 ? unknown

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ a b c d "World Air Forces 2013". Flightglobal Insight. 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
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  5. ^ "Burnier: primeiros F-5 darão baixa em 2017, F-X2 não pode ser mais postergado" (in Portuguese). Poder Aéreo, 14 November 2011. Retrieved: 28 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Aprovada operação de crédito para modernização de caças AMX". Brazilian Congress. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "FAB ganha poder de fogo com 'novo' caça". Estadao (in Portuguese). 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Flight vai desenvolver sistemas de controle e informação" (in Portuguese). Agencia Sebrae, 21 August 2009. Retrieved: 25 January 2012.
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  18. ^ "Brazil to receive last 3 of 12 Mi-35 helicopters". 12 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Russia Close to Complete Attack Helicopter Mi-35M Hind-E Deliveries to Brazil.". 18 October 2013. 
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  21. ^ "Eurocopter EC135 de uso militar no Brasil" (in Portuguese). Poder Aereo, 21 September 2011. Retrieved: 12 January 2012
  22. ^ http://www.fab.mil.br/portal/capa/index.php?mostra=14101&REAPARELHAMENTO%20-%20FAB%20recebe%20mais%20dois%20VANTs
  23. ^ http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/?p=43769
  24. ^ Brazil to boost World Cup security with unmanned Hermes 900 - Flightglobal.com, 26 March 2014
  25. ^ [1] - Flightglobal.com, 26 March 2014
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  27. ^ http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/?p=38770
  28. ^ http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/?p=38770
  29. ^ "Modernização dos A-4 da Marinha do Brasil" (in Portuguese.) Retrieved: 4 January 2012
  30. ^ "Aviação Naval da Marinha do Brasil recebe novos helicópteros Sikorsky SH-60B Sea Hawk" (in Portuguese). Info Defesa, 28 August 2012. Retrieved: 5 September 2012.
  31. ^ "Aviação Naval da Marinha do Brasil recebe novos helicópteros Sikorsky SH-60B Sea Hawk" (in Portuguese). Info Defesa, 28 August 2012. Retrieved: 5 September 2012.

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