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]

Brazilian F-39E Gripen

Current inventory[edit]

Brazilian F-5EM
A Brazilian Air Force AMX conducts an in-flight air refueling
KC-390 in flight over the federal capital Brasília
A Embraer E-99 AEW&C aircraft in flight
Brazil's Air Force One at Zürich Airport
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat aircraft
AMX International Brazil / Italy ground attack A‑1/A‑1M 47[1] 3 upgraded to A‑1M[2]
Northrop F-5 Tiger II United States fighter F-5EM 43[1]
Saab JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil multirole F-39E 1 delivered as a test program (not in service), 27 on order[1][3]
Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano Brazil COIN A-29A 93[1]
AWACS
Embraer R-99 Brazil AEW&C E-99 5[1]
Reconnaissance
Learjet 35 United States reconnaissance 6[1]
Embraer R-99 Brazil SIGINT 3[1]
Embraer EMB 110 Brazil surveillance 3[1]
Maritime patrol
Embraer 110 Brazil maritime patrol 13[1]
Lockheed P-3 United States maritime patrol P-3AM 8[1] 1 used for training
Tanker
Boeing KC-767 United States aerial refueling / transport KC-X2 1[4] 2 on order[5]
Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refueling / transport KC-130H 2[1]
Transport
Embraer KC-390 Brazil tactical airlift, aerial refueling 3 25 on order[6]
C-130 Hercules United States transport / SAR C-130M 10[1]
CASA C-295 Spain transport / SAR 12 3 used for SAR duty - 2 on order[1]
Embraer 120 Brazil utility 19[1]
Embraer 110 Brazil utility 48[1]
Cessna 208 United States utility 31[1]
Airbus A319 Germany VIP 1[7] presidential flight - Brazilian Air Force One
Embraer 190 Brazil VIP 2[7]
Embraer 100 Brazil VIP 2 2 on order[1]
Helicopter
Mil Mi-24 Russia attack Mi-35 12[1]
Eurocopter EC 725 France / Brazil utility transport / VIP 11[1] 5 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk United States utility transport UH-60L/M 16[1]
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma France / Brazil transport / VIP 4[1] 2 designated as VH-34 for VIP transport- manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil France / Brazil liaison / utility 26[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS355 Écureuil 2 France utility 4[1]
Bell UH-1 Iroquois United States utility UH-1H 2[1]
Bell 206 United States communications 1[1]
Eurocopter EC135 France / Brazil VIP 2[8] manufactured by Helibras
Trainer aircraft
Embraer EMB 312 Tucano Brazil intermediate trainer 103[1]
Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano Brazil advanced trainer A-29B 62[1]
AMX International Brazil / Italy advanced trainer AMX-T 8[1]
Northrop F-5 Tiger II United States conversion trainer F-5FM 4[1]
Saab JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil conversion trainer F-39F 8 on order[1]
UAV
Elbit Hermes 450 Israel reconnaissance 4[9]
Elbit Hermes 900 Israel reconnaissance 1[10]
IAI Heron Israel reconnaissance 15[11]

Brazilian Army Aviation[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A Brazilian Army HA-1 Pantera helicopter
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Helicopters
Eurocopter EC 725 France / Brazil utility transport 11[1] 5 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk United States utility transport UH-60L 3[1]
Eurocopter AS532 Cougar France / Brazil utility transport 9[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS565 Panther France / Brazil utility 33[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS550 Fennec France / Brazil liaison / utility 34[1] manufactured by Helibras
Transport aircraft
Short C-23 Sherpa United States transport / utility 8 on order - former US Army[12]

Brazilian Naval Aviation[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A Brazilian EC-725 Cougar helicopter
An A-4 AF-1 approaches the aircraft carrier São Paulo
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat aircraft
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk United States carrier based fighter A-4KU 3[1]
Helicopters
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk United States ASW / SAR S-70B 6[1]
Westland Lynx United Kingdom ASW Mk. 21 / Mk. 21A 11[1]
Eurocopter EC 725 France / Brazil utility / SAR 11[1] 8 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma France / Brazil utility / SAR 4[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 France / Brazil utility 19[1] manufactured by Helibras
Airbus H135 France utility 2[13] 1 on order[1]
Trainer aircraft
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk United States conversion trainer A-4KU 3[1]
Bell 206 United States rotorcraft trainer 17[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 "World Air Forces 2020". Flightglobal Insight. 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Governo corta orçamento para modernizar caças da FAB". 11 May 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil". Saab. 10 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Boeing C-767 da FAB chega ao Brasil", Airway, 11 July 2016, archived from the original on 3 May 2019, retrieved 3 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Brazil to add third converted 767 tanker". Flight International. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 August 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  6. ^ "FAB receives third KC-390 Millennium freighter". Defesa Net. 9 July 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Força Aérea Brasileira". defesabr.com. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Força Aérea Brasileira VH-35". Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  9. ^ FAB Receives Two More Drones - Defense-Aerospace.com, 18 February 2013
  10. ^ "Brazil to boost security with unmanned Hermes 900". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  11. ^ https://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/aviacao/sistema-de-aeronave-pilotada-remotamente-srpa-e-incorporado-a-aviacao-de-patrulha
  12. ^ "Brazilian Army approves purchase of C-23B Sherpa aircraft".
  13. ^ "Marinha do Brasil recebe segunda aeronave UH-17 para Operação "Antártica"".

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