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 Image Type Versions Quantity Notes
Combat aircraft
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16.JPG
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]

All f-16s will be upgraded to block 70 viper standerd. 12 more f-16 viper on order

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Moroccan Mirage F1CH 7 (modified).jpg
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
Moroccan F-5 jet.jpg
Fighter Aircraft F-5B/F T III
F-5E TIII
4
22
Used for advanced training
Fighter aircraft
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet
Alpha jet zj646 arp.jpg
Light Attack, CAS & COIN Alpha Jet E+ 24 Used as advanced trainer and Ground-attack aircraft [6][7]
Trainer aircraft
T-6 Texan II
Royal Moroccan Air Force T-6.JPG
Trainer T-6C 24
Transport aircraft & Aerial refueling
Alenia C-27J Spartan
C-27J Spartan - Royal Moroccan Air Force.jpg
Transport aircraft C-27J 4
CASA CN-235
Royal Moroccan AF - CASA CN-235-100M.jpg
Transport aircraft CN-235M 7
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Moroccan Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382).jpg
Transport aircraft C-130H 12
Lockheed KC-130
KC-130J Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response.jpg
Tanker KC-130H 2
Surveillance, Electronic warfare & Others
Lockheed RC-130 Surveillance aircraft for reconnaissance RC-130H 1
Gulfstream G550
RSAF Gulfstream IAI G550 CAEW (Conformal Airborne Early Warning).jpg
Electronic warfare 4 IAI EL/W-2085, AEW&C
Dassault Falcon 20
053 Dassault Falcon F.20 5B-ECM Royal Norwegian Air Force (8582481334).jpg
Electronic warfare Falcon 20 2 ECM/ELINT platforms
Bombardier 415
I-DPCN at work 03 (4203528315).jpg
Amphibious aircraft CL-415 5
BN-2T Defender
ZH002 Britten-Norman Defender AL 2 British Armys 651 Sqdn landing at RAF Waddington (cropped).jpg
Maritime patrol and reconnaissance BN-2T Defender 13
CAP 232
CAP 232 - AirExpo Muret 2007 0018 2007-05-12.jpg
Aerobatic CAP 232 8
Helicopters
AH-1Z Viper
AH-1Z lands on USS Makin Island LHD-8.jpg
Attack Helicopter AH-1Z Viper UN
Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle
Gazelle SA342M.jpg
Attack helicopter SA 342M/L 24
Eurocopter SA 330 Puma
Moroccan Eurocopter Puma.jpg
Transport Helicopter SA 330C
SA 330L
12
25
Original imported version
25 Upgraded by EC Romania
Agusta-Bell 205
Kfd-205-N408KC-050430-05 (framed).jpg
multi-role helicopter Bell 205 31
Agusta-Bell 206B
LAPD Bell 206 Jetranger.jpg
Utility helicopter Bell 206 26
Agusta-Bell 212
Kachina-b212-N212KA-030909-02cr.jpg
Utility helicopter Bell 212 3
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
CH-47 Chinook helicopter flyby.jpg
Transport Helicopter CH-47C
CH-47D
9
3
Unmanned aerial vehicles
BAE SkyEye [[]] UAV Skyeye R4E-50 UN
RQ-1 Predator
General Atomics RQ-1A Predator USAF.jpg
UAV Predator A 4 [8][9][10][11]
GNAT
General Atomics I-GNAT ER.jpg
UAV I-GNAT ER UN [12]
IAI Heron
IAI Heron 1 in flight 2.JPEG
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
Royal Air Force King Air B200 Training Aircraft MOD 45153010.jpg
VIP transport and Trainer Super King Air 16 6 Beech A100 +4 Beech B200 +3 Beech B300 +3 Beech 350
Boeing 737-BBJ2
P4-KAZ Boeing B737-7EJ W BBJ B737 (9784776696).jpg
VIP transport Boeing 737 2
Dassault Aviation
Armee de l'Air - Dassault Falcon 50.jpg
VIP transport Dassault 2 1 Dassault Falcon 50
1 Dassault Falcon 100
Gulfstream Aerospace
2010-07-21 G550 NetJets CS-DKE EDDF 01.jpg
VIP transport Gulfstream 5 2 Gulfstream II
1 Gulfstream III
1 Gulfstream V
1 Gulfstream G550
AgustaWestland AW139
Italian Helicopter HH139, Trident Juncture 15 (cropped).jpg
VIP transport AW139 1

Previous aircraft[edit]

Armament[edit]

Name Version Type Picture
Air to Ground Missiles and Bombs
Exocet AM-39 Anti-ship missile
Exocet AM39 P1220892.jpg
Harpoon Anti-ship missile
USS Coronado Launches First Over-The-Horizon Missle Using a Harpoon Block 1C Missile in Pacific Ocean, July 19, 2016.jpg
AGM-65 Maverick D/G/H D/G/H Air-to-surface missile
AGM-65 Maverick MG 1382.jpg
AGM-88 HARM B/C B/C Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile
AGM-88E HARM p1230047.jpg
HOT I/II I/II Anti-tank missile
Long Range Anti-tank Weapon HOT 3 - ILA2002-clean.jpg
BGM-71 TOW UN 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 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 IR/EM air-to-air missile
MICA P1220883.jpg
AIM-120 C7 C7 air-to-air missile
Aim 120 amraam missile 20040710 145603 1.4.jpg

Others[edit]

Name Picture Aircraft Type
Lockheed Martin Sniper XR F-16C/D Block 52+
Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod.jpg
targeting pod
ASTAC Elint Pod Dassault Mirage F1
Dassault Mirage MF2000
ASTAC p1220866.jpg
signals inteligence pod
Thales Damocles Pod Dassault Mirage MF2000
Salon du Bourget 20090619 103.jpg
targeting pod
LITENING II Pod F-16C/D Block 52+
F-5 TIII
Litening Pod on FA-18.jpg
targeting pod
AMIN Hares pod [14][15] Dassault Mirage F1
F-5 TIII
Local Made Recon Pod
Goodrich DB-110 reconnaissance pod [16] F-16C/D Block 52+
Tornado GR4 with Raptor Reconnaissance Pod MOD 45150905.jpg
Recon Pod

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Air Forces 2014 - FlightGlobal.com
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ https://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 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  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 [5]
  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. ^ [6]
  13. ^ Revista de Aeronáutica y Astronáutica, March 2013 [7]
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  15. ^ [8]
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-04-27.