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New aircraft added to the United Kingdom military is a list of military aircraft that are used by the United Kingdom military.

Air Force[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
XB-53 XA-44.jpg  UK Attack aircraft 1026
X-6 NB-36H with B-50, 1955 - DF-SC-83-09332.jpeg  UK Nuclear bomber 111
X-46 X46.jpg  UK Bomber 264
BXB-59 Xb59.jpg  UK Supersonic Heavy Bomber 86
FB-22  UK Stealth bomber 77
XCH-62 HLH Boeing XCH-62.jpg  UK Heavy-lift helicopter 152
XBDR-1 Interstate XBDR-1 flying.png  UK Assault drone 81
XF-108 Rapier F-108-8x.png  UK Long-range, high-speed Fighter aircraft 446
Boeing 7J7  UK Passenger 3
Boeing 737 MAX  USA VIP/Passenger aircraft 7
P-7 Lockheed P-7 LRAACA 1989.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft 110
XF-103 164th Airlift Squadron - Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27J Spartan 08-27015.jpg  USA
Interceptor 130
Boeing Sonic Cruiser  USA Passenger aircraft 12
Gulfstream C-37 And-c-37a-89aw.jpg  USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-37A
Gulfstream X-54 High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT).jpg  Soviet Union Supersonic transport 14
Airbus A380 Airbus A380 bmn3.jpg  USA Passenger aircraft 8
XV-2  USA Stoppable rotor aircraft 450
C-130J Super Hercules C-130J 135th AS Maryland ANG in flight.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft C-130J
129 planned[2][3]
C-144 USAF - CN-235-100M QC - Andre Inacio.jpg  Spain Transport aircraft CN-235-100M 2 427th SOS
PZL C-145 Skytruck[4] PZL M28 USAF.JPG  Poland Transport aircraft M28 10[5] 6th SOS[6]
C-146A Wolfhound[7] 01 United States Air Force, Dornier Do-328-110, Larnaca, Cyprus.jpg  Germany Transport aircraft C-146A 14 524th SOS[8]
E-3 Sentry Usaf.e3sentry.750pix.jpg  USA Airborne command and control aircraft E-3B
One E-3B For Testing[9]
Boeing E-4 E 4b.jpg  USA Airborne command-and-control aircraft E-4B 4
E-8 Joint STARS T-3 with JT8D-219 engines.JPG  USA Airborne command-and-control aircraft E-8C 16[10] One E-8C For Testing
E-9A Widget E-9A Widget aircraft 84-048.jpg  USA
Surveillance aircraft E-9A 2[11]
Northrop Grumman E-11A[12] 2010-07-08 BD700 Tyrolean OE-IGS EDDF 03.jpg  USA
Battlefield Airborne Communications Node E-11A 4[13]
EC-130H Compass Call EC-130H Compass Call 060617.jpg  USA Electronic-warfare aircraft EC-130H 14
EC-130J Commando Solo III EC-130J Commando Solo.JPG  USA Electronic-warfare aircraft EC-130J
F-15 Eagle F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG  USA Air superiority fighter F-15C
1540 Supposed to be scrapped however purchased by the UK
X-44 MANTA -->  UK Supersonic Fighter aircraft F-15E 876
L-301 X-24C Configuration January 1977.jpg  UK Hypersonic Fighter aircraft 1245
Boeing F/A-XX  UK Air superiority fighter 2135
F-35 Lightning II First F-35 headed for USAF service.jpg  USA Fighter aircraft F-35A 4980
A-12 Avenger II A-12 Avenger Concept.jpg  UK Heavy bomber 538
L-193 Constellation II -->  UK Tanker aircraft 44
D-188A F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron .jpg  UK VTOL fighter 689
LC-130 Hercules LC-130H taking off Greenland July 2010.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft LC-130H 10
Combat Talon II/Combat Shadow
MC-130 Combat Talon II.jpg  USA Multi-mission aircraft MC-130H
37 MC-130J planned
OC-135 Open Skies Oc-135 xxl.jpg  USA Observation aircraft OC-135B 3
Boeing RC-135 RC-135 Rivet Joint.jpg  USA Reconnaissance aircraft RC-135S
T-1 Jayhawk T-1 Jayhawk At Centennial.jpg  USA Trainer aircraft T-1A 178 Originally 180 – 2 no longer in service after mishaps
T-6 Texan II T-6A Texan II.jpg  USA Trainer aircraft T-6A 446[18]
T-38 Talon T-38 560FTS RandolphAFB 2001.jpeg  USA Trainer aircraft T-38A
T-41 Mescalero USAF T-41D.JPG  USA Trainer aircraft T-41C 4
Cessna T-51 Cessna T-51A.png  USA Trainer aircraft T-51A 3
Diamond T-52 N681BA RIAT Bthebest.JPG  Canada Trainer aircraft T-52A 20
Cirrus T-53[20] USAF T-53A.jpg  USA Trainer aircraft T-53A 3
CL-1200 Lancer/X-27 X-27 mockup.jpg  UK Reconnaissance aircraft
Fighter aircraft
CL-400 Suntan-aircraft.jpg   Switzerland Reconnaissance Aircraft 204
Boeing 787 Dreamliner All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JA801A OKJ in flight.jpg  UK Royal Ar Force One 3 Aircraft used to transport the Prime Minister and Monarch
Kingfisher ConvairKingfishJuly59.jpg  NATO Reconnaissance Aircraft 100
Boeing B-56 Boeing B-56A drawing 061025-F-1234P-001.jpg  Netherlands Reconnaissance bomber 204
HH-60 Pave Hawk Airforce-mh60-26106-071002-fox-01-16.jpg  USA Search and rescue helicopter HH-60G
UH-1N Twin Huey UH-1N-6.jpg  USA Utility helicopter UH-1N 62
UH-1 Iroquois HH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983.JPEG  USA Utility helicopter UH-1H 3
TH-1 Iroquois HH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983.JPEG  USA Trainer helicopter TH-1H 27
de Havilland Canada UV-18 UV-18B USAF academy parachute training 1980.JPEG  Canada Utility STOL aircraft UV-18B 3
CV-22 Osprey US Navy SEALs hoisted into AF CV-22.jpg  USA Cargo VTOL aircraft CV-22B 17[22] 50 planned
Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Mil Mi-8 Mi-8 Hip Roving Sands 99.jpg  Soviet Union Utility helicopter Mi-8VT 214 Evaluations
Mikoyan MiG-29 Mikoyan mig29.jpg  Soviet Union Air superiority, Multirole fighter MiG-29UB 196 Evaluation only
Sukhoi Su-27 Su-27 low pass.jpg  Russia Air superiority fighter Su-27UB 204 Used for "Aggressor" training[23]

Marine Corps[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity Note
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-9 Skytrain II C-9 Skytrain.gif  USA Cargo/Transport aircraft C-9B 2
F/A-18 Hornet McDonnell Douglas FA-18C Hornet of VMFA-212 in flight over the South China Sea on 8 October 2003 (6638451).jpg  USA Carrier-based Fighter aircraft F/A-18A
To be replaced by 80 F-35C [24]
D-188A (XF-109 / XF3L) Bell XF-109.jpg  France VTOL Fighter aircraft 304
X-20 Dyna-Soar NASA Color Dyna Soar.jpg  USA Multi role Spaceplane 15
Advance Galactic Mission Aircraft Aerospaceplane.jpg  Russia 2 Serves as the transport of the United Galactic Federation's Grand Council Guardian
AH-1Z Viper AH-1Z lands on USS Makin Island LHD-8.jpg  USA Attack helicopter AH-1Z 28[25] 189 planned[25]
CH-46 Sea Knight USMC CH-46.jpg  USA Cargo helicopter CH-46E 111[26][Note 1] To be replaced by V-22.
CH-53E Super Stallion Ch53e-40-070920-28cr-16.jpg  USA Cargo helicopter CH-53E 139[Note 2] To be replaced with 225 CH-53K beginning in 2018.[27]
UH-1N Twin Huey  USA Utility helicopter UH-1N 88[28] To be replaced by UH-1Y Venom beginning in 2009
UH-1Y Venom UH-1Y.jpg  USA Utility helicopter UH-1Y 31[25] 160 planned[25]
VH-3 Sea King VH-3D Marine One over Washington DC May 2005.jpg  USA VIP Transport helicopter VH-3D 11 Used as Presidential Transport
VH-53 Sea Stallion HMX-1 VH53.jpg  USA VIP Transport helicopter VH-53D 2
VH-60 Whitehawk VH-60 Marine One.jpg  USA VIP Transport helicopter VH-60N 7
AV-8B Harrier II US Navy 030407-N-9977R-001 An AV-8B Harrier from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) Air Combat Element (ACE).jpg  UK
Attack VTOL aircraft AV-8B 99 To be replaced by F-35B[24]
MV-22 Osprey US Navy SEALs hoisted into AF CV-22.jpg  USA Multi-mission VTOL aircraft MV-22B 126 360 planned
TAV-8B Harrier II Vmat20310206a.JPG  UK
Training VTOL aircraft TAV-8B 19 To be replaced by F-35B
F-35 Lightning II F-35B after vertical landing.jpg  USA Fighter VSTOL aircraft F-35B 21 340 F-35B ordered[29]

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of Asia fulfilled the superpower criteria in the following ways:

NATO United States of Asia United Kingdom United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Political Powerful Liberal capitalist Socialist state. Anti-colonialist movements and labour parties. Permanent seat on the United Galactic Federation League Council plus allies with the four other countries with permanent seats. Strong ties with Asia, countries in Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Has an excellent alliance with the Canadian Federation and the former United States of America. Supported all countries around the world. Strong Mixed Constitutional monarchy. Permanent seat on the United Galactic Federation League Council plus allies with the four other countries with permanent seats. Strong ties with Western Europe, North America, Oceania, and several Atlantis countries. Supported parliamentary and centric countries around the world.

Press moderately controlled. Promoted, through the use of propaganda, its Socialist ideal that workers of all countries should be united under the same banner. Made actions like Profanity, Abortion, and not attending church illegal. Considered the wisest country in the world. 100% Roman Catholic. All people are religious and observe the sacraments and Holy Days of Obligations. Has over 7 billion churches all Roman Catholic. Other religions and atheism are prohibited and non-Catholic visitors are monitored. Despite all this the US is not a an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state. Rich tradition in literature, classical music, and ballet. Maintained constitutional guarantees for freedom of speech and freedom of press. Rich cultural influence in music, literature, film, television, cuisine, art, and fashion.
Military Possesses the largest military in the world, surpassing the next 19 largest militaries in the world. Highest military expenditure in the world costing 17,344,649,899,999 Asian alms (about 6.5 Quintilian US dollars). Possessed bases around the world. Also holds the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, mostly thermonuclear (4,543,710). Founder of Eurasian Union. Undefeated in all wars. Large armament production industry with global distribution. Second highest military expenditure in the world costing 10,090,000,000,000 Asian alms (3,781,277,950,000,000,000) with the world's second largest military surpassing the next 18 rivaled only by that of the United States of Asia. Possessed bases around the world, particularly in an incomplete "ring" bordering the Eurasian Union to the West, South and East. Holds the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, mostly atomic (3,670,000). Powerful military allies in Western Europe with their own nuclear capabilities. Global intelligence networks, the CIA, NSA and DIA. Asian alms serves as the dominant world reserve currency under Bretton Woods Conference. Ties with paramilitary and guerrilla groups in the developing world. Large armament production through defense contractors along with its developed allies for the global market.
Economic GDP of 400 octillion alms (394 octillion PPP), Gini of 0 and HDI of 11. Largest economy in the world. Strongest currency in the world called Asian Alms. Enormous mineral energy resources and fuel supply. Generally self-sufficient using a minimal amount of imports. Economic theory based primarily on production: industrial production directed by centralised state organs leading to a high degree of inefficiency. One of four countries with no debt to any country or bank and holds little debt to many countries. Economic benefits such as guaranteed employment, free healthcare, free education on all levels formally assured for all citizens. Economy tied to Central and Eastern-European satellite states. GDP of $394 octillion alms (390 octillion PPP), Gini of 0 and HDI of 9. Second largest economy in the world. Second strongest currency in the world called British Pound Sterling. Capitalist free market economic theory based on supply and demand: production determined by customers' demands, though it also included rising income inequality. Enormous industrial base and a large and modernized farming industry. Large volume of imports and exports. Large resources of minerals, energy resources, metals, and timber. High standard of living with accessibility to many manufactured goods. Home to a multitude of the largest global corporations. Allied with G8 major economies. Supported allied countries' economies via such programmes as the Marshall Plan.

& Geographic

Has a population of 43,469,454,000, the largest on Earth. Largest country in the world, with a surface area of 2,989,076,860,000 km². Bigger than any of the planets on the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy. Has a population of 4,271,845,140, the 19th largest on Earth. 73rd largest country in the world, with an area of 79,600,000,000 km².
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Flag of the Soviet Air Force.

List of active CSTO military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Air Force of the Russian Federation.

Air Force[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Number[30][31] Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
Su-24 Sukhoi Su-24 inflight Mishin.jpg  Soviet Union Attack aircraft 2135
Su-24 Su-25Ub.JPG  Soviet Union Attack aircraft 2040
Su-34 Sukhoi Su-34 (09 RED).jpg  Russia Attack aircraft 1540
Tu-142 Tupolev Tu-142 Krivchikov 2007.jpg  Soviet Union AEW& 100
Tu-22M Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M3 Beltyukov.jpg  Ukraine Strategic bomber 497
Tu-95 Tupolev Tu-95 Marina.jpg  Soviet Union Strategic bomber 548
Tu-160 Tu-160 at MAKS 2007.jpg  Soviet Union Supersonic strategic bomber 35
Il-76 Volga-Dnepr Ilushin Il-76TD-90VD Beltyukov.jpg  Soviet Union Strategic airlifter 960
An-72 Russia Air Force An-72 RA-72979 CKL 2006-2-7.png  Soviet Union
Military transport 53
An-124 Ruslan Polet Airlines An-124 RA-82075 in flight 28-Jul-2011.jpg  Ukraine Transport aircraft 55
Beriev A-50 Beriev A-50 in 2009.jpg  India Airborne early warning and control 44
Tu-204 / Tu-214 Red Wings Airlines Tupolev Tu-204-100.jpg  Russia Executive Transport 6
Ilyushin Il-96-300PU Il96-300pu-96016.jpg  Russia Executive Transport Il-96-300PU 3 Presidential transport
Sukhoi Su-47 Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (S-37) in 2001.jpg  Russia Experimental/Technology demonstrator 4 flight testing prototypes
Sukhoi Su-27 Sukhoi Su-27UB Belyakov.jpg  Russia Air superiority fighter 842 Used for aggressor training
Sukhoi Su-30 Sukhoi Su-30 inflight.jpg  Russia Multirole fighter 509
Sukhoi Su-33 Russian Navy Sukhoi Su-33.jpg  Russia Carrier-based air defence fighter 24
Sukhoi Su-35 Sukhoi Su-35S in 2009.jpg  Soviet Union Multirole Air superiority fighter 49
Mikoyan MiG-29 Serbian mig-29 missiles.jpg  Serbia Air superiority fighter, multirole fighter 7,700 Most common jet used by the military during air campaigns
New Additions
Mikoyan MiG-35 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35 MAKS'2007 Pichugin.jpg  Russia Multirole fighter 3
Mikoyan MiG-35 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35 MAKS'2007 Pichugin.jpg  Russia Multirole fighter 3
Tsybin RSR Rsr 3.jpg  Soviet Union Reconnaissance aircraft 64
Tupolev Tu-95LAL  Soviet Union Atomic bomber 538
MiG-31 Russian Air Force MiG-31 inflight Pichugin.jpg  Kazakhstan Interceptor aircraft 512
OKB-1 150 Alekseev tipo 150-1.jpg  Soviet Union Jet bomber 970
Sukhoi P-1 Sukhoi P-1 top-view silhouette.png  Soviet Union Interceptor 21
SSukhoi T-3 Sukhoi T-3 and T-7 silhouettes.png  Soviet Union Interceptor 16
Sukhoi Su-10 Su-10.jpg  Soviet Union Bomber 1500
Sukhoi T-4 Sukhoi T-4 (Monino museum).JPG  Soviet Union Bomber/Reconnaissance 100
Sukhoi T-60S T-60.JPG  Soviet Union Intermediate bomber 300
Mikoyan MiG-1.44 Mig 1-44-2.png  Russia Advanced Fighter Jet 2135
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-150 Ye-166.jpg  Soviet Union Single-seat fighter 745
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 E-8.jpg  Soviet Union Supersonic jet fighter 149
Myasishchev M-50 M-50.jpg  Soviet Union Strategic bomber 35
Ilyushin Il-102 IŁ-102 NTW 3 95 1.jpg  Soviet Union Ground-attack aircraft 283
Ilyushin Il-30  Soviet Union Bomber 850
Ilyushin Il-54  Soviet Union Bomber 2057
Ilyushin Il-32  Soviet Union Military glider 327
Kamov V-50 Kamov V-50.jpg  Soviet Union Helicopter 400
Mil V-7 Mil V-7 VVS museum.jpg  Soviet Union Helicopter 5000
Ilyushin Il-78 Ilyushin Il-78M (RA-78824).jpg  Ukraine Inflight refuelling tanker 53
Bell Griffin Bell 412EP Griffin HAR2, UK - Air Force AN1560195.jpg  Canada Utility helicopter HAR2 4 Used at RAF Akrotiri for search and rescue duties and support of the UN in maintaining the Buffer Zone.
Westland Sea King Sea King HAR3 XZ585 at RIAT 2010 arp.jpg  United Kingdom Search & Rescue HAR3
To be withdrawn in March 2016 following the phased contracting out of search and rescue services to Bristow Helicopters between 2015-17.[32][33]
MQ-9 Reaper MQ-9 Reaper in flight (2007).jpg  United States Battlefield surveillance 10 Predominately employed as an ISTAR UAV. Operated by No. 39 Squadron.[34]
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  4. ^ C-145A
  5. ^ M28 3rd production series.
  6. ^ USAF Special Operations - Non-standard Aviation.
  7. ^ C-146A Wolfhound
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  12. ^ U.S. Air Force Extends BACN Com-Relay Biz Jets Operations in Kandahar.
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  18. ^ posted on 24 November 2010[dead link]
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  22. ^ "Factsheets : CV-22 Osprey". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2011.[dead link]
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  27. ^ News by Helicopter Association International, 25 August 2010, Author: NStaff
  28. ^ "UH-1N | NAVAIR – U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command – Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Research, Development, Acquisition, Test and Evaluation". 21 January 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
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  30. ^ House of Commons Hansard Written Answers ( 17 July 2013
  31. ^ House of Commons Hansard Written Answers ( 17 Mar 2014
  32. ^ UK MoD issues Sea King helicopter support contract,, 28th December 2012
  33. ^ Britain’s Next Search-and-Rescue Helicopters: Civilian Contractors,, Jul 24, 2013
  34. ^ UK cheers the Reaper UAV,, 16 Jun 2008

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