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]

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 presidential aircraft at Zürich Airport
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat aircraft
JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil multirole F-39E 1[1] 27 on order[2]
Northrop F-5 United States fighter F-5EM 43[2]
AMX International Brazil / Italy attack A‑1/A‑1M 47[2] 3 upgraded to A‑1M[3]
Embraer EMB 314 Brazil COIN A-29A 31[2]
AWACS
Embraer R-99 Brazil AEW&C E-99/E-99M 5[2] undergoing modernization to E-99M[4]
Reconnaissance
Embraer R-99 Brazil SIGINT 3[2]
Learjet 35 United States reconnaissance 6[2]
Embraer EMB 110 Brazil surveillance 3[2]
Maritime patrol
Embraer 110 Brazil maritime patrol 11[2]
Lockheed P-3 United States maritime patrol P-3AM 7[2]
Tanker
Boeing KC-767 United States aerial refueling / transport KC-X2 1[5] 2 on order[6]
KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refueling / transport KC-130H 3[2]
Transport
Airbus A319 France VIP 1[7] presidential flight - Brazilian Air Force One
Boeing 767 United States transport 1[2]
Embraer 190 Brazil VIP 2[7]
Embraer ERJ 145 Brazil utility / VIP 6[2]
Embraer 120 Brazil utility / VIP 19[2]
Embraer 110 Brazil utility / transport 48[2]
C-130 Hercules United States transport / SAR C-130E/H/M 9[2]
CASA C-295 Spain transport / SAR 13 3 used for SAR duty - 2 on order[2]
Cessna 208 United States utility 31[2]
Embraer KC-390 Brazil transport / aerial refueling 1[8] 27 on order[2]
Helicopter
Bell UH-1 United States utility UH-1H 2[2]
Bell 206 United States utility 1[2]
Eurocopter EC725 France transport / VIP 11[2] 5 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 France transport / VIP 4[2] 2 designated VH-34 for VIP transport - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter EC135 France VIP / utility 2[9] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 France liaison 26[2] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS355 France utility 4[2]
Sikorsky UH-60 United States utility UH-60L/M 16[2]
Mil Mi-24 Russia attack AH-2 12[2]
Flight Inspection
Hawker 800 United Kingdom calibration 4[10]
Legacy 500 Brazil calibration 6 on order[10]
Trainer aircraft
JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil jet trainer F-39F 8 on order[2]
Northrop F-5 United States jet trainer F-5FM 4[2]
AMX International Brazil / Italy jet trainer AMX-T 8[2]
Embraer EMB 312 Brazil trainer 103[2]
Embraer EMB 314 Brazil advanced trainer A-29B 62[2]
Lockheed P-3 United States conversion trainer P-3AM 1[2]
UAV
Hermes 450 Israel reconnaissance 4[11]
Hermes 900 Israel reconnaissance 1[12]

Brazilian Army Aviation[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A Brazilian Army HA-1 Pantera helicopter
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Helicopters
Sikorsky UH-60 United States utility UH-60L 3[2]
Eurocopter AS550 France liaison 34[2] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS565 France utility 33[2] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS532 France transport / utility 9[2] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter EC725 France transport / utility 10[2] 6 on order - manufactured by Helibras

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
A-4 Skyhawk United States carrier based fighter A-4KU 4[2]
Tanker
C-1 Trader United States aerial refueling / COD KC-2/C-1 4 on order – will be upgraded to KC-2 by Marsh Aviation[13]
Helicopters
Bell 206 United States plane guard 17[2]
Sikorsky SH-60 United States ASW / SAR S-70B 6 2 on order[2]
Westland Lynx United Kingdom ASW Mk. 21/ Mk. 21A 11[2]
Eurocopter EC725 France utility / SAR 7[2] 9 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 France utility / SAR 4[2] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 France utility 19[2] manufactured by Helibras
Trainer aircraft
A-4 Skyhawk United States jet trainer AF-1B/C 3[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saab Presents First Gripen E to Brazil". Saab. 10 September 2019.
  2. ^ 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 "World Air Forces 2019". Flightglobal Insight. 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Governo corta orçamento para modernizar caças da FAB". 11 May 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  4. ^ Barreira, Victor (13 May 2019). "Brazil seeks first modernised AEW&C aircraft in 2020". Jane's 360. Rio de Janeiro. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Boeing C-767 da FAB chega ao Brasil", Airway, 11 July 2016, archived from the original on 3 May 2019, retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Brazil to add third converted 767 tanker". Flight International. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 24 August 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Força Aérea Brasileira". defesabr.com. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Embraer delivers first KC-390 to the FAB". Jane's 360. 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Força Aérea Brasileira VH-35". Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  10. ^ a b "World Air Forces 2016 pg. 13". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  11. ^ FAB Receives Two More Drones - Defense-Aerospace.com, February 18, 2013
  12. ^ "Brazil to boost security with unmanned Hermes 900". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Brazilian Navy starts KC-2 Turbo Trader". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015.

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