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]

Current inventory[edit]

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 46[1] 3 upgraded to A‑1M[2] Brazilian A1M lost on April 5th, 2019.[3]
Embraer EMB 314 Brazil COIN A-29A 31[1]
JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil multirole JAS 39E 28 on order[1]
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 7[1]
Maritime patrol
Embraer 110 Brazil maritime patrol 6[1]
Lockheed P-3 United States maritime patrol P-3AM 8[1]
Tanker
KC-130 Hercules United States aerial refueling / transport KC-130H 3[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 utility / VIP 6[1]
Embraer 120 Brazil utility / VIP 19[1]
Boeing 767 United States transport 1[1]
Embraer 110 Brazil utility / transport 49[1]
C-130 Hercules United States transport / SAR C-130E/H/M 13[1] one used for SAR duty
CASA C-295 Spain transport / SAR 13 3 used for SAR duty - 1 on order[1]
Cessna 208 United States utility 31[1]
Embraer KC-390 Brazil transport / aerial refueling 28 on order[1]
Helicopter
Bell 206 United States communications 1[1]
Eurocopter EC725 France transport / VIP 10[1] 6 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 France transport / VIP 4[1] 2 designated VH-34 for VIP transport- manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter EC135 France VIP / utility 2[5] 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[6]
Legacy 500 Brazil calibration 6 on order[6]
Trainer aircraft
AMX International Brazil / Italy attack AMX-T 8[1]
Embraer EMB 312 Brazil trainer 103[1]
Embraer EMB 314 Brazil advanced trainer A-29B 61[1]
Northrop F-5 United States jet trainer F-5FM 2[1]
Lockheed P-3 United States conversion trainer P-3AM 1[1]
JAS 39 Gripen Sweden / Brazil conversion trainer JAS 39F 8 on order[1]
UAV
Hermes 450 Israel reconnaissance 4[7]
Hermes 900 Israel reconnaissance 1[8]
IAI Heron 1 Israel reconnaissance 15 operated jointly with the Federal Police[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 34[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 9[1] 7 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 A-4KU 3[1]
Tanker
C-1 Trader United States aerial refueling / COD KC-2/C-1 4 on order – will be upgraded to KC-2 by Marsh Aviation[10]
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 10[1] Being upgraded to the Super Lynx standard from 2019 through 2022[11]
Eurocopter EC725 France utility / SAR 7[1] 9 on order - manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS332 France utility / SAR 4[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS355 France utility 8[1] manufactured by Helibras
Eurocopter AS350 France utility 19[1] manufactured by Helibras
Airbus Helicopters H135 France utility T3 3 on order, to replace AS355
Trainer aircraft
A-4 Skyhawk United States jet trainer AF-1B/C 1[1]

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 "World Air Forces 2018". Flightglobal Insight. 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Governo corta orçamento para modernizar caças da FAB". 11 May 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ (in Portuguese). "A1M destroyed". 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Força Aérea Brasileira". defesabr.com. 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Força Aérea Brasileira VH-35". Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b "World Air Forces 2016 pg. 13". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ FAB Receives Two More Drones - Defense-Aerospace.com, February 18, 2013
  8. ^ "Brazil to boost security with unmanned Hermes 900". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  9. ^ Barreira, Victor (15 January 2019). "Brazil to resume operations with Heron 1 UAVs". Jane's 360. Rio de Janeiro. Archived from the original on 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Brazilian Navy starts KC-2 Turbo Trader". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  11. ^ Barreira, Victor (17 January 2019). "Brazil to receive first modernised Super Lynx helicopters". Jane's 360. Rio de Janeiro. Archived from the original on 17 January 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

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