List of United States naval aircraft

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Naval aircraft currently used by the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. For a complete list of naval aircraft designated under the pre-1962 United States Navy designation system, see List of military aircraft of the United States (naval). For a list of naval aircraft designated under the post-1962 unified Department of Defence designations, see List of military aircraft of the United States.


Current inventory[edit]

A F-35C takes off from Eglin Air Force Base
A C-2 Greyhound from VRC-40
A SH-60 Seahawk helicopter
A F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to VFA-102
A C-40A Clipper
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
Boeing F/A-18 United States multirole F/A-18A/B/C 267[citation needed] Retired from US Naval service.[1]
Boeing F/A-18E/F United States multirole 608[2] 66 on order.
F-35 Lightning II United States multirole F-35C 73[2] 374 Planned.[2]
E-2 Hawkeye United States AEW E-2C/D 90 44 E-2C, 46 E-2D w/ 24 additional E-2D Planned.[2]
Gulfstream G550 United States AEW&C CAEW equipped with the IAI EL/W-2085 radar – 1 on order[3]
Electronic Warfare
EA-18G Growler United States radar jamming / SEAD 163[2]
Lockheed Martin KC-130 United States aerial refueling / transport C-130T 5[3]
Maritime Patrol
P-3 Orion United States ASW / patrol P-3C 73[4]
Boeing P-8 United States ASW / patrol 104[2] 117 planned.
C-40 Clipper United States VIP transport 12[2] 2 on order[3]
C-37 Citation United States VIP transport 4[3] 1 C-37A, 3 C-37B
Beechcraft C-12 United States utility / transport 70[3] 57 provide multi-engine training
C-2 Greyhound United States COD / transport 34[3]
C-26 Metroliner United States transport C-26D 6[3]
Pilatus PC-12 Switzerland transport / utility PC-12NG 1[3]
C-130 Hercules United States transport C-130T 20[3]
V-22 Osprey United States COD / transport CMV-22B 1 13 on order[3]
H-60 Seahawk United States ASW / VERTREP / SAR SH-60R/S/H 526[4]
CH-53E Super Stallion United States minesweeping / MCM MH-53E 30[4]
Trainer Aircraft
DHC-3 Otter United States trainer 1[3]
Northrop F-5 United States jet trainer F-5F/N 44[4] OpFor training. 41 F-5N, 3 F-5F
F-16 Fighting Falcon United States multirole F-16A/B 14[3]
TH-57 Sea Ranger United States rotorcraft trainer 126[4]
Eurocopter UH-72 Germany trainer / test evaluator 5[3]
T-6 Texan II United States basic trainer T-6A/B/C 295 29 on order[3]
T-38 Talon United States test pilot trainer 10[3]
T-45 Goshawk United States jet trainer 196[3]
Gulfstream G100 United States jet trainer 2[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Navy retires F/A-18C Hornet from combat as F-35C nears operational status". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Estimates volume I" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "World Air Forces 2018". Flightglobal Insight. 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Estimates volume II" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-02-03.

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