List of aircraft and armament of the Royal Moroccan Air Force

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A list of all past and current aircraft in service with the Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). Sources are Flightglobal 2014 report [1] INSS report 2013[2] and Farmorocco webpage[3]

Current aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Type Versions Quantity Notes
Combat aircraft
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Multirole Fighter Aircraft F-16C Block 52+
F-16D Block 52+
15
8
F-16 Block 52+ Version

One F-16C was lost during the 2015 Saudi-led intervention in Yemen.[4]

Dassault Mirage F1 Fighter Aircraft Mirage F1
MF2000
12
27
F1CH/EH/EH-200 1 F1 lost to bird strike 2015.[5]
Upgraded. Local designation MF-1EM-VI
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter Fighter Aircraft F-5B/F T III
F-5E TIII
4
22
Used for advanced training
Fighter aircraft
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet Light Attack, CAS & COIN Alpha Jet E+ 24 Used as advanced trainer and Ground-attack aircraft [6][7]
Trainer aircraft
T-6 Texan II Trainer T-6C 24
Transport aircraft & Aerial refueling
Alenia C-27J Spartan Transport aircraft C-27J 4
CASA CN-235 Transport aircraft CN-235M 7
Lockheed C-130 Hercules Transport aircraft C-130H 12
Lockheed KC-130 Tanker KC-130H 2
Surveillance, Electronic warfare & Others
Lockheed RC-130 Surveillance aircraft for reconnaissance RC-130H 1
Dassault Falcon 20 Electronic warfare Falcon 20 2 ECM/ELINT platforms
Bombardier 415 Amphibious aircraft CL-415 5
BN-2T Defender Maritime patrol and reconnaissance BN-2T Defender 13
CAP 232 Aerobatic CAP 232 8
Helicopters
Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle Attack helicopter SA 342M/L 24
Eurocopter SA 330 Puma Transport Helicopter SA 330C
SA 330L
12
25
Original imported version
25 Upgraded by EC Romania
Agusta-Bell 205 multi-role helicopter Bell 205 31
Agusta-Bell 206B Utility helicopter Bell 206 26
Agusta-Bell 212 Utility helicopter Bell 212 3
Boeing CH-47 Chinook Transport Helicopter CH-47C
CH-47D
9
3
Unmanned aerial vehicles
BAE SkyEye UAV Skyeye R4E-50 UN
RQ-1 Predator UAV Predator A 4 [8][9][10][11]
GNAT UAV I-GNAT ER UN [12]
IAI Heron UAV At least 3 [13]
VIP transport
Cessna VIP transport Cessna 4 1 Cessna 414 +1 Cessna 421 +1 Cessna Citation V +1 Cessna Citation XLS
Beechcraft Super King Air VIP transport and Trainer Super King Air 16 6 Beech A100 +4 Beech B200 +3 Beech B300 +3 Beech 350
Boeing 737-BBJ2 VIP transport Boeing 737 2
Dassault Aviation VIP transport Dassault 2 1 Dassault Falcon 50
1 Dassault Falcon 100
Gulfstream Aerospace VIP transport Gulfstream 5 2 Gulfstream II
1 Gulfstream III
1 Gulfstream V
1 Gulfstream G550
AgustaWestland AW139 VIP transport AW139 1

Previous aircraft[edit]

Armament[edit]

Name Type Picture
Air to Ground Missiles and Bombs
AGM-65 Maverick D/G/H Air-to-surface missile
AGM-65 Maverick MG 1382.jpg
AGM-88 HARM B/C Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile
AGM-88E HARM p1230047.jpg
HOT I/II Anti-tank missile
Long Range Anti-tank Weapon HOT 3 - ILA2002-clean.jpg
BGM-71 TOW Anti-tank missile
Tow atm.jpg
GBU-10 Paveway II Precision-guided munition
GBU-10 xxl.jpg
GBU-12 Paveway II Precision-guided munition
GBU-12 xxl.jpg
GBU-24 Paveway III Precision-guided munition
GBU-24 xxl.jpg
AASM GPS/INS
AASM GPS/INS+IIR
Precision-Guided Munition
Aasm5.jpg
JDAM
LJDAM
Precision-Guided Munition
GBU-31 xxl.jpg
Mk-82 General purpose bomb
Mk-82 xxl.jpg
Mk-84 General purpose bomb
Mk-84 xxl.jpg
CBU-52
CBU-58A/B
CBU-71A/B
Mk 20 Rockeye II
cluster bombs
Rockeye Cluster Bomb.jpg

Cbu-87 cluster bomb.jpg
Air to Air Missiles
AIM-9L/M/M-9/X-2 air-to-air missile
AIM-9L DF-ST-82-10199.jpg
Matra R530 D air-to-air missile
Matra R530 missile-001.jpg
R550 Magic II air-to-air missile
Magic II and Super 530D.jpg
MBDA MICA IR/EM air-to-air missile
MICA P1220883.jpg
AIM-120 C7 air-to-air missile
Aim 120 amraam missile 20040710 145603 1.4.jpg

Others[edit]

Name Aircraft Picture
Targeting pods
Lockheed Martin Sniper XR F-16C/D Block 52+
Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod.jpg
ASTAC Elint Pod Dassault Mirage F1
Dassault Mirage MF2000
ASTAC p1220866.jpg
Thales Damocles Pod Dassault Mirage MF2000
Salon du Bourget 20090619 103.jpg
LITENING II Pod F-16C/D Block 52+
F-5 TIII
Litening Pod on FA-18.jpg
AMIN Hares pod [14][15] Dassault Mirage F1
F-5 TIII
Goodrich DB-110 reconnaissance pod [16] F-16C/D Block 52+

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Air Forces 2014 - FlightGlobal.com
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/11/us-yemen-security-idUSKBN0NW0SQ20150511
  5. ^ "Un avion Mirage F1 monomoteur des Forces Royales Air s'est écrasé lundi au sud de la Base aérienne de Sidi Slimane (communiqué)". lemag.ma. 
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ The basic Predator-A is used in small numbers by Italy, Morocco and Turkey [5]
  9. ^ Multiple sources confirme de purchase of UAV Predator for the RMAF
  10. ^ General Atomics has already received export licenses to sell an unarmed export version of the Predator to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, U.A.E. and Morocco [6]
  11. ^ Base production Predators (not XP models) are already operated in limited numbers by Italy, Morocco and Turkey."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  12. ^ [7]
  13. ^ Revista de Aeronáutica y Astronáutica, March 2013 [8]
  14. ^ [9]
  15. ^ [10]
  16. ^ [11]