List of active United States military aircraft
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Active United States military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the United States military. For aircraft no longer in-service see List of military aircraft of the United States.
See also: United States Air Force
|A-10 Thunderbolt II||USA||Ground-attack aircraft||A-10C||280||To be replaced by F-35A, scheduled to be in service with the USAF until 2028.|
|Lockheed AC-130 Spectre||USA||Gunship||AC-130U
|Rockwell B-1 Lancer||USA||Bomber||B-1B||62||All assigned to active duty units; FY 2014 numbers; Only supersonic bomber aircraft active in the U.S. Air Force.|
|Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit||USA||Bomber||B-2A||20||All assigned to active duty units; FY 2014 numbers|
|Boeing B-52 Stratofortress||USA||Bomber||B-52H||78||Slated to remain in service until 2045.|
|Lockheed C-5 Galaxy||USA||Cargo aircraft||C-5B
|72||Most C-5A have been retired from service. A few C-5A plus all C-5B and C-5C are to be upgraded to C-5M Supergalaxy.|
|Beechcraft C-12 Huron||USA||Cargo aircraft
|C-17 Globemaster III||USA||Cargo aircraft||C-17A||222|
|Gulfstream C-20||USA||VIP/Passenger transport/Cargo aircraft||C-20B
|Learjet C-21||USA||VIP/Passenger aircraft||C-21A||17|
|Fairchild C-26 Metroliner||USA||Cargo aircraft||C-26B
|Boeing C-32||USA||Passenger aircraft||C-32A
|Gulfstream C-37||USA||VIP/Passenger aircraft||C-37A
|Gulfstream C-38||USA||VIP/Passenger aircraft||C-38A||2|
|Boeing C-40 Clipper||USA||Passenger aircraft||C-40B
|14||1 on order|
|Lockheed C-130 Hercules||USA||Cargo aircraft||C-130H||259||C-130E were retired from service.|
|Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules||USA||Cargo aircraft||C-130J
|C-144||Spain||Transport aircraft||CN-235-100M||2||427th SOS|
|C-146A Wolfhound||Germany||Transport aircraft||C-146A||14||524th SOS|
|Boeing E-3 Sentry||USA||Airborne command-and-control aircraft||E-3B
|One E-3B For Testing|
|Boeing E-4||USA||Airborne command-and-control aircraft||E-4B||4|
|E-8 Joint STARS||USA||Airborne command-and-control aircraft||E-8C||16||One E-8C For Testing|
|Northrop Grumman E-11A||USA
|Battlefield Airborne Communications Node||E-11A||4|
|EC-130H Compass Call||USA||Electronic-warfare aircraft||EC-130H||14|
|EC-130J Commando Solo III||USA||Electronic-warfare aircraft||EC-130J
|F-15 Eagle||USA||Air superiority fighter||F-15C
|Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2030 the aircraft will eventually be replaced by the F-35A.|
|F-15E Strike Eagle||USA||Multirole Strike fighter||F-15E||219||Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2030.|
|F-16 Fighting Falcon||USA||Fighter aircraft||F-16C/D||982||To be replaced by the F-35A.|
|F-22 Raptor||USA||Air superiority fighter||F-22A||186||No longer in production, with 177 in active service.|
|F-35 Lightning II||USA||Fighter aircraft||F-35A||47||In production with 1763 planned, currently 47 for testing|
|HC-130 Combat King/Combat King II||USA||Search and rescue aircraft||HC-130N
|78 HC-130J planned|
|KC-10 Extender||USA||Tanker aircraft||KC-10A||59||Supposedly to be replaced by the KC-Y.
but likely to remain in service until 2043
|KC-135 Stratotanker||USA||Tanker aircraft||KC-135R
|396||To be replaced by the KC-46|
|LC-130 Hercules||USA||Cargo aircraft||LC-130H||10|
Combat Talon II/Combat Shadow
|Boeing OC-135B Open Skies||USA||Observation aircraft||OC-135B||2||used as part of Treaty on Open Skies|
|Boeing RC-135||USA||Reconnaissance aircraft||RC-135S
|T-1 Jayhawk||USA||Trainer aircraft||T-1A||178||Originally 180. Two crashed after mishaps.|
|T-6 Texan II||USA||Trainer aircraft||T-6A||449|
|T-38 Talon||USA||Trainer aircraft||T-38A
|T-41 Mescalero||USA||Trainer aircraft||T-41C||4|
|Cessna T-51||USA||Trainer aircraft||T-51A||3|
|Diamond T-52||Canada||Trainer aircraft||T-52A||20|
|Cirrus T-53||USA||Trainer aircraft||T-53A||3|
|Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady||USA||Reconnaissance aircraft
|To be replaced by the RQ-4 Global Hawk block 40.|
|Pilatus U-28||Switzerland||Utility aircraft||U-28A||19|
|Boeing VC-25||USA||VIP Transport||VC-25A||2||Used as Presidential Transport, Air Force One|
|Lockheed WC-130 Hercules||USA||Weather reconnaissance aircraft||WC-130J||10||53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron|
|WC-135 Constant Phoenix||USA||Weather Reconnaissance aircraft||WC-135||2|
|Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk||USA||Search and rescue helicopter||HH-60G
|99||To be replaced by 112 HH-60W from 2021.|
|UH-1N Twin Huey||USA||Utility helicopter||UH-1N||62|
|TH-1 Iroquois||USA||Trainer helicopter||TH-1H||37|
|STOL and VTOL|
|PZL C-145 Skytruck||Poland||STOL Utility aircraft||M28||10||6th SOS|
|de Havilland Canada UV-18||Canada||STOL Utility aircraft||UV-18B||3|
|CV-22 Osprey||USA||Cargo VTOL aircraft||CV-22B||17||50 planned|
|Undesignated foreign aircraft|
|Mil Mi-8||USSR||Utility helicopter||Mi-8VT||6||Evaluations|
|Mikoyan MiG-29||USSR||Air superiority, Multirole fighter||MiG-29UB||3||Evaluation only|
|Sukhoi Su-27||USSR||Air superiority fighter||Su-27UB||2||Used for "Aggressor" training|
See also: United States Army
|Cargo aircraft||C-27J||7||Former Air Force aircraft used by Army Special Operations Command for training.|
|C-31 Troopship||Netherlands||Cargo/Transport||C-31A||2||Used for the Golden Knights Gold Team and Black Team|
|de Havilland DHC-7||Canada||Electronic WarfareReconnaissance||EO-5C
|Previously designated as RC-7B|
|Cessna UC-35||USA||Utility aircraft||UC-35A
|Bombardier Dash 8||Canada||Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance||Dash-8-315||7|
|Cessna 208 Caravan||USA||Transport||U-27A||3|
|AH-6 Little Bird||USA||Attack helicopter||MH/AH-6M||47|
|AH-64 Apache||USA||Attack helicopter||AH-64D
|CH-47 Chinook||USA||Cargo helicopter||CH-47D
|464 new CH-47F to be delivered|
|EH-60 Black Hawk||USA||Electronic-warfare helicopter||EH-60A||64|
|MH-47 Chinook||USA||Multi-mission helicopter||MH-47D
|MH-60 Black Hawk||USA||Multi-mission helicopter||MH-60K
|OH-58 Kiowa||USA||Observation helicopter||OH-58A
|618||A / C models are currently under replacement by UH-72|
|UH-60 Black Hawk||USA||Utility helicopter||UH-60A
|Utility helicopter||UH-72A||307||148 on order|
|Undesignated foreign aircraft|
|Antonov An-26||USSR||Undesignated foreign aircraft||3|
|Undesignated foreign aircraft||1|
|Mil Mi-24||USSR||Attack helicopter with transport capabilities||1||Acquired from Germany and used for adversary training. Retired to Fort Bliss Old Ironsides Museum.|
See also: United States Coast Guard
|Gulfstream C-37||USA||Long Range Command & Control aircraft||C-37A||2||Two USCG VC-37As provides VIP transport for high-ranking members of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard using the designation Coast Guard 01 or Coast Guard 02. The C-37A enjoys commonality of parts and supplies with more than a dozen C-37As operated by the Department of Defense.|
|HC-130 Hercules||USA||Search and rescue aircraft||HC-130B
|The Coast Guard's fleet currently includes five HC-130H (1500 series), 22 HC-130H-7 (1700 series), and six HC-130J models of the famous Hercules, widely recognized as the West's premier military transport. Many of the HC-130Bs are slated to be replaced by HC-130Js.|
|HC-144 Ocean Sentry||USA
|Search and rescue aircraft||HC-144||18||The HC-144A will assume medium range surveillance and transport requirements, replacing the HU-25 and some HC-130s. The Ocean Sentry has the capability to perform aerial delivery of search and rescue equipment such as rafts, pumps, and flares, and it can serve as an on-scene commander platform for homeland security missions, since it is outfitted with the IDS Command and Control (C2) System, and the start-of-the-art C4ISR suite of sensors and avionics. CGAS Miami is the first unit to receive operational HC-144A's.|
|HH-60 Jayhawk||USA||Medium Range Recovery (MRR) helicopter||HH-60J
|41||There are 42 total Jayhawks in the Coast Guard air fleet, with 35 in operational use. A number of the MH-60s have completed an upgrade and are redesigned as MH-60T.|
|Short Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter||MH-65C
|101||There are 101 H-65s in the inventory. As part of the ongoing H-65 Conversion / Sustainment Project, all HH-65Bs have been upgraded to HH-65C configuration, equipped with Turbomecca Arriel 2C2 engines. Furthermore, the re-designation of AUF HH-65Cs to MH-65Cs reflects the installation of armament and a significantly upgraded communications package. The MH-65D is also currently being delivered to air stations throughout the Coast Guard. The MH-65E model is expected to begin to be delivered to the fleet in FY14.|
See also: United States Marine Corps
|C-9 Skytrain II||USA||Cargo/Transport aircraft||C-9B||2|
|C-130 Hercules||USA||Cargo aircraft||C-130T||1||Single aircraft assigned to the US Navy's Blue Angels, known as Fat Albert|
|EA-6B Prowler||USA||Carrier-based Electronic-warfare aircraft||EA-6B||25||To be retired by 2019.|
|F/A-18 Hornet||USA||Carrier-based Fighter aircraft||F/A-18A
|To be replaced by ten squadrons of F-35B and four squadrons of F-35C. The Marine Corps will purchase a total of 353 F-35Bs and 67 F-35Cs to replace various aircraft.|
|F-5E/F/N Tiger II||USA||Fighter aircraft||F-5E/N
|13||Used for adversary training|
|KC-130 Hercules/Super Hercules||USA||Tanker aircraft||KC-130T
|UC-12 Huron||USA||Utility aircraft||UC-12F/M
|UC-12W replacing UC-12F/M models.|
|UC-35 Citation||USA||Utility aircraft||UC-35C
|AH-1 SuperCobra||USA||Attack helicopter||AH-1W||128||To be upgraded to/replaced by AH-1Z Viper beginning in 2009|
|AH-1Z Viper||USA||Attack helicopter||AH-1Z||33||189 planned|
|CH-53E Super Stallion||USA||Cargo helicopter||CH-53E||147[Note 1]||To be replaced with 200 CH-53K beginning in 2018.|
|UH-1Y Venom||USA||Utility helicopter||UH-1Y||92||160 planned|
|VH-3 Sea King||USA||Marine One VIP Transport helicopter||VH-3D||11||Used as Presidential Transport|
|VH-60 Whitehawk||USA||Marine One VIP Transport helicopter||VH-60N||7|
|VSTOL and VTOL|
|AV-8B Harrier II||UK
|VTOL Attack aircraft||AV-8B/+||112||To be replaced by F-35B|
|MV-22 Osprey||USA||Multi-mission VTOL aircraft||MV-22B||204||126 on order|
|TAV-8B Harrier II||UK
|VTOL Trainingaircraft||TAV-8B||16||To be replaced by F-35B|
|F-35 Lightning II||USA||VSTOL Fighter aircraft||F-35B||30||353 ordered|
See also: United States Navy
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
|MQ-1 Predator||USA||Air Force||MQ-1B||154||To be replaced by the MQ-9|
|MQ-1C Grey Eagle||USA||Army||MQ-1C||75||133 planned|
|RQ-4 Global Hawk||USA||Air Force, Navy||RQ-4A
|37||66 RQ-4B planned plus 68 MQ-4C |
|RQ-7 Shadow||USA||Army, Marine Corps||RQ-7B||500||450 aircraft are operated by the Army and 50 aircraft are operated by the Marine Corps. The US Army has ordered an additional 68 RQ-7 Shadows.|
|MQ-9 Reaper||USA||Air Force||MQ-9B||104||396 planned|
|RQ-11 Raven||USA||Army, Marine Corps, USSOCOM|
|Prioria Robotics Maveric||USA||Army||36|||
|RQ-170 Sentinel||USA||Air Force|
|McDonnell Douglas QF-4 Phantom||USA||Air Force, Navy||QF-4E||230||Retired fighter now used as a target drone|
|ScanEagle||USA||Navy, Marine Corps||1|
|Switchblade||USA||Army, Marine Corps|
|Puma AE||USA||Army, Marine Corps, Air Force|
|Lockheed Martin Stalker||USA||US SOCOM||Stalker XE|
|RQ-21 Blackjack||USA||Marine Corps, Navy||RQ-21A|
|MQ-8 Fire Scout||USA||Marine Corps, Navy||MQ-8B||27||168 planned|
|K-MAX||USA||Marine Corps||1||One lost to crash in June 2013.|
|VSTOL and VTOL|
|CQ-10 Snowgoose||Canada||Army||15||49 CQ-10 Snowgooses are planned.|
- U.S. DoD aircraft designations table
- List of military aircraft of the United States
- Future military aircraft of the United States
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