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]

Replica of Brazilian version Gripen NG cockpit with AEL Wide Area Display (WAD)
roll out of the Embraer KC-390
Brazil’s Air Force One at Zürich Airport
A Brazilian Air Force AMX conducts an in-flight air refueling
A Embraer E-99 AEW&C aircraft in flight
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat aircraft
Northrop F-5 United States fighter F-5EM 43[1]
AMX International Brazil / Italy attack A‑1/A‑1M 47[1] 3 upgraded to A‑1M[2]
Embraer EMB 314 Brazil COIN A-29A 31[1]
JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil multirole JAS 39E 28 on order[1][3]
AWACS
Embraer R-99 Brazil AEW&C E-99 5[1]
Reconnaissance
Embraer R-99 Brazil SIGINT 3[1]
Learjet 35 United States reconnaissance 6[1]
Embraer EMB 110 Brazil surveillance 4[1]
Maritime patrol
Embraer 110 Brazil maritime patrol 11[1]
Lockheed P-3 United States maritime patrol P-3AM 8[1]
Tanker
KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refueling / transport KC-130H/M 2[1]
Boeing KC-767 United States aerial refueling 3 on order[1]
Transport
Airbus A319 France VIP 1[4] presidential flight - Brazilian Air Force One
Embraer 190 Brazil VIP 2[4]
Embraer ERJ 145 Brazil VIP transport 6[1]
Embraer 120 Brazil utility / VIP 20[1]
Embraer 110 Brazil utility / transport 50[1]
C-130 Hercules United States transport / SAR C-130E/H/M 12[1]
CASA C-295 Spain transport / SAR 12 3 on order[1]
Cessna 208 United States utility 32[1]
Embraer KC-390 Brazil transport / aerial refueling 30 on order[5]
Helicopter
Bell UH-1 United States utility UH-1H 24[1]
Bell 206 United States communications 1[1]
Eurocopter EC725 France transport / VIP 5[1] 11 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 France transport / VIP 5[1] 2 designated VH-34 for VIP transport- manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter EC135 France VIP / utility 2[6] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS355 France liaison 4[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 France liaison 26[1] manufactured by Helibras
Sikorsky UH-60 United States utility UH-60L/M 16[1]
Mil Mi-24 Russia attack Mi-35 12[1]
Flight Inspection
Hawker 800 United Kingdom calibration 4[1]
Embraer 110 Brazil calibration 6[1]
Legacy 500 Brazil calibration 6 on order[1]
Trainer aircraft
AMX International Brazil / Italy attack AMX-T 8[1]
Embraer EMB 312 Brazil trainer 104[1]
Embraer EMB 314 Brazil advanced trainer A-29B 61[1]
Northrop F-5 United States jet trainer F-5FM 2[1] one accident loss[7]
JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil conversion trainer JAS 39F 8 on order[1]
UAV
Hermes 450 Israel reconnaissance 4[8]
Hermes 900 Israel reconnaissance 1[9]

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
Sikorsky UH-60 United States utility UH-60L 3[1]
Eurocopter AS550 France liaison 33[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS565 France utility 33[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS532 France transport / utility 9[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter EC725 France transport / utility 4[1] 12 on order - manufactured by Helibras

Brazilian Naval Aviation[edit]

Current inventory[edit]

A Brazilian Navy SH-3 Sea King on approaching USS Bunker Hill.
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 AF-1 3[1]
A-4 Skyhawk United States carrier based fighter AF-1B 1 7 under upgrade from A‑4KU[10][11]

One lost after collision[12]

Tanker
C-1 Trader United States Aerial refueling / COD KC-2/C-1 4 order to be upgraded to KC-2 by Marsh Aviation[13]
Helicopters
Bell 206 United States plane guard 17[1]
Sikorsky SH-60 United States ASW / SAR S-70B 6 2 on order[1]
Westland Lynx United Kingdom ASW Mk. 21/ Mk. 21A 12[1]
Eurocopter EC725 France utility / SAR 7[1] 9 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 France utility / SAR 5[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS355 France utility 9[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 France utility 19[1] manufactured by Helibras
Trainer aircraft
A-4 Skyhawk United States jet trainer AF-1A 1[1]
A-4 Skyhawk United States jet trainer AF-1C 1 2 under upgrade from TA‑4KU[10][14]

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 "World Air Forces 2016 pg. 13". Flightglobal Insight. 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Governo corta orçamento para modernizar caças da FAB". 11 May 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "The first group of Brazilians have landed in Linköping, Sweden. There are 46 employees from Embraer and two from AEL Sistemas.". Saab. Retrieved July 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Força Aérea Brasileira". defesabr.com. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "FAB to add Prototypes to KC-390". Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Força Aérea Brasileira VH-35". Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Caça da Força Aérea cai em Santa Cruz, Rio; tripulantes se salvam" (in Portuguese). 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  8. ^ FAB Receives Two More Drones - Defense-Aerospace.com, February 18, 2013
  9. ^ "Brazil to boost security with unmanned Hermes 900". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Embraer hands first modernized AF-1B carrier jet to Brazilian Navy". Flightglobal. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Marinha do Brasil recebe aviões modernizados" [Brazilian Navy receives upgraded planes] (in Portuguese). 5 April 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Caça da Marinha do Brasil cai no Rio de Janeiro" [A Brazilian Navy's fighter dropped down in Rio de Janeiro] (in Portuguese). 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Brazilian Navy starts KC-2 Turbo Trader". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Marinha do Brasil: Primeiro voo do protótipo do Programa de Modernização das Aeronaves AF-1". 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 

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