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List of active Brazilian military aircraft

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).

Figures current as of early 2014.[1]

Contents

  • Brazilian Air Force 1
  • Brazilian Naval Aviation 2
  • Brazilian Army Aviation 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Brazilian Air Force

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number[1] Note
Combat aircraft
Saab JAS 39 Gripen JAS 39 Gripen NG  Sweden Fighter aircraft NG (E/F) 0[1] Initial batch of 36 ordered with deliveries starting 2019.[2] According to a high-ranking commander of the FAB, a further 72 will be ordered in two batches, bringing the total to 108 by the early 2030s.[3]
Northrop F-5E/F Tiger II F-5, 2004  United States Fighter aircraft F-5EM
F-5FM
43[1]
3[1]
8 "E" and 3 "F" ex Jordanian Air Force to be upgrade to "EM" and "FM" standard. To be gradually withdrawn between 2017 and 2030. Expected to be replaced by Gripen NG.[4][5]
AMX International AMX AMX A-1  Brazil Attack aircraft A-1/RA-1
A-1B
48[1]
8[1]
43 aircraft to be upgraded to A-1M[6] To be withdrawn by 2032. Expected to be replaced by Gripen NG.[7]
Embraer Super Tucano FAB Super Tucano  Brazil Counter-insurgency aircraft A-29A 31[1] Turboprop aircraft. 4 belong to the demonstration team Fumaça ("Smoke")
Special mission
Embraer R-99 R-99A  Brazil AEW&C
Signals intelligence
E-99
R-99B
5[1]
3[1]
Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante EMB 110 MP-95A  Brazil Electronic warfare
Maritime patrol
Search and rescue
EW
MP-95A/B
SC-95B
5[1]
17[1]
1[1]
Maritime patrol variant to be retired in 2034[8]
Lockheed P-3 Orion  United States Maritime patrol P-3AM 6[1]
Learjet 35 R-35  United States Reconnaissance aircraft R-35 6[1]
Aerial refueling and transport
Boeing-IAI 767  United States
 Israel
Aerial refueling KC-767 0[1] Contract awarded to IAI in 2013 for the conversion of 2 used Boeing 767 for the aerial refueling role. However, the purchase of the actual aircraft is still pending.
Embraer KC-390  Brazil Transport aircraft KC-390 0[1] 28 on order with deliveries starting 2015/2016. Aircraft has a limited aerial refueling capability.[1]
Lockheed C-130 Hercules  United States Aerial refueling
Transport aircraft
KC-130H
C-130E/H/M
2[1]
16[1]
One C-130E used in a search and rescue capacity.
EADS/CASA C-295  Spain Transport aircraft C-105A 12[1] Two of the aircraft, designated SC-105A are used in a search and rescue capacity.
Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante EMB 110  Brazil Utility transport C-95A/B/C 53[1] Undergoing upgrades.[9]
Cessna 208 Caravan Caravan of Brazilian Air Force  United States Utility transport C-98A
C-98B
32[1]
VIP transport
Airbus A319  Germany Government VIP transport VC-1A 1 Presidential VIP transport.
Embraer 190  Brazil Government VIP transport VC-2 2 Presidential VIP transport.
Embraer Legacy 600 VC-99B  Brazil Government VIP transport VC-99B 4 Presidential VIP transport.
Learjet 55 VU-55C  United States Government VIP transport VU-55C 1
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia  Brazil VIP transport C-97
VC-97
20[1] Military chief VIP transport.
Embraer ERJ 145 family EMB-145  Brazil VIP transport C-99A
VC-99C
6[1] Military chief VIP transport.
Trainer aircraft
Embraer Super Tucano FAB Super Tucano  Brazil Trainer aircraft A-29B 61[1] 6 belong to the demonstration team Fumaça ("Smoke")
Embraer Tucano  Brazil Trainer aircraft T-27 104[1] A small number of aircraft designated AT-27 were previously used in a counter-insurgency role, until they were replaced by the A-29A Super Tucano. T-27 to be retired in 2022.[10]
Neiva T-25 Universal  Brazil Trainer aircraft T-25A/C 42 To be retired in 2022.[10]
Helicopters
Mil Mi-35  Russia Attack helicopter AH-2 9[1] 3 more to be delivered.[1]
Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma  Brazil
 France
Transport helicopter CH-34 9[1]
Eurocopter EC 725  Brazil
 France
Transport helicopter H-36
VH-36
0[1] 16 on order.[1]
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk  United States Utility Helicopter H-60L 16[1]
Helibras HB-350B  Brazil
 France
Utility helicopter UH-50 29[1]
Bell UH-1 Iroquois  United States Utility Helicopter H-1H
SH-1D
27[1] To be replaced by EC-725BR and UH-60.[11]
UAVs
Elbit Hermes 450 RQ-450  Israel Reconnaissance RQ-450 4
Elbit Hermes 900 Hermes 900  Israel Reconnaissance RQ-900 1

Brazilian Naval Aviation

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number[1] Note
Fixed-wing aircraft
A-4 Skyhawk  United States Attack aircraft AF-1B
AF-1C
9
3
12 units currently being upgraded. To be retired in 2025.[12]
C-1A Trader  United States Aerial refueling (COD) KC-2 0[1] 4 C-1A are being upgraded to KC-2 by Marsh Aviation (more 4 bought for surplus). They will be delivered starting in December of 2018.
Helicopters
Super Lynx  United Kingdom Naval helicopter (ASW/ASuW) AH-11A 12[1]
Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk  United States Naval helicopter (ASW/ASuW) MH-16 4[1] 4 more on order.[1]
AS332 Super Puma  France Transport helicopter UH-14 5[1] To be replaced by Eurocopter EC 725.
AS532 Cougar  France Transport helicopter UH-14 2[1] To be replaced by Eurocopter EC 725.
Eurocopter EC 725  Brazil
 France
Transport helicopter UH-15
UH-15A
0[1] 16 on order to replace AS332 Super Puma and AS532 Cougar.[1]
Helibras HB-350B (Esquilo)  Brazil
 France
Utility helicopter UH-13 (HB-355F)
UH-12 (HB-350B/BA)
19[1]
Bell 206  United States Utility helicopter IH-6B
UH-6B
17[1] All are being used for training.

Brazilian Army Aviation

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number[1] Note
Helicopters
Eurocopter EC 725  Brazil
 France
Transport helicopter HM-4 (EC725BR) 0[1] 16 on order.[1]
Eurocopter AS532 Cougar  Brazil
 France
Transport helicopter HM-3 (AS 532UE) 7[1]
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk  United States Transport helicopter HM-2 (S-70A) 3[1] Possibly more on order.
Helibras HM-1 Pantera (AS565)  Brazil
 France
Utility helicopter AS365K 33[1] Upgrade announced on 24 December 2009.
Eurocopter Fennec (AS550)
Helibras HB350 (AS350)
 Brazil
 France
Utility helicopter AS 550A-2
HB 350-L1
32[1] Upgrade announced on 30 December 2010.
UAVs
VANT VT-15  Brazil UAV VT-15 Unknown number ordered.
FT-200 Watchdog  Brazil UAV FT-200 Unknown number ordered.

See also

References

  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 au av aw ax ay az ba World Air Force 2014 - Flight International, Flightglobal.com, Accessed 23 November 2014
  2. ^ "Após mais de dez anos, Dilma escolhe caças suecos para a FAB" [After more than 10 years, Dilma chooses swedish fighters to FAB] (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brazilian air force confirms Gripen acquisition numbers". Flight Global. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aeronáutica reforma 11 caças por R$ 276 mi" (in Portuguese). Agencia T1, 18 April 2011. Retrieved: 27 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Burnier: primeiros F-5 darão baixa em 2017, F-X2 não pode ser mais postergado" (in Portuguese). Poder Aéreo, 14 November 2011. Retrieved: 28 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Aprovada operação de crédito para modernização de caças AMX". Brazilian Congress. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "FAB ganha poder de fogo com 'novo' caça". Estadao (in Portuguese). 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Com modernização, Bandeirantes ganharão mais 25 anos" (in Portuguese). Poder Aereo, 17 April 2009. Retrieved: 25 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Com modernização, Bandeirantes ganharão mais 25 anos" (in Portuguese). Poder Aereo, 17 April 2009. Retrieved: 25 December 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Flight vai desenvolver sistemas de controle e informação" (in Portuguese). Agencia Sebrae, 21 August 2009. Retrieved: 25 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Esquadrão Pantera recebe novos helicópteros" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Air Force, 25 February 2011. Retrieved: 8 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Modernização dos A-4 da Marinha do Brasil" (in Portuguese.) Retrieved: 4 January 2012

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