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List of active Egyptian military aircraft

 

List of active Egyptian military aircraft

Active Egyptian military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Egyptian Air Force.

Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1][2] Comments
Combat Aircraft
F-16 Fighting Falcon  United States
MRCA
Total
C
D
221
170
51[3]
Total 220 delivered (46 built by Turkish Aerospace Industries[4]) delivered, of which 220 either block 40 or upgraded to block 40, the last order of 20 (16 C and 4 D) are block 52.
Mirage 2000  France

OCU
MRCA
Total
BM
EM
17
3
15[3]
Out of 20 delivered, Another Mirage 2000-9 Fighter Jets maybe bought from UAE.[5]
Mirage V  France

OCU
Interceptor
MRCA
Reconnaissance
Total
E2
SDE
SDR
SDD
82
\Big\} 76
6
Maybe less number in service.
Mikoyan MiG-29M  Russia

Interceptor
MRCA
Total
M2
24 Egypt Has Signed An Agreement With Russia In Early 2014 To Supply 24 Mig-29M2 Fighter Jets To Egyptian Air Force.[6]
MiG-21 Fishbed  Soviet Union
 Ukraine


MRCA
Interceptor
Reconnaissance
OCU
Total
MF
PFM
R
UM
56
42
12
6
3
Out of over 490 delivered. Upgraded with British avionics and armed with mixed Russian and Western weapons. To be phased out.
Chengdu J-7  China Interceptor B/M 57 Some claims as much as 60, out of total of 150 delivered. To be phased out.
Close air support
Alpha Jet  France
 Egypt
COIN MS2
MS1
14
40
License built by AOI. Also Listed as trainer.
Air Tractor AT-802  United States Armed Reconnaissance/Patrol AT-802U 12 The EAF AT-802Us Sent as a gift from UAE to EAF for COIN / Border Armed Patrol
UAV
Anka-A  Turkey MALE 10 Ordered.[7]
Model-324 Scarab  United States Jet Reconnaissance UAV 52 Out of 56 delivered.
R4E-50 Sky Eye  United Kingdom Reconnaissance UAV 48
Camcopter  Austria Helicopter Reconnaissance UAV 4[8]
ASN-209  China
 Egypt
Reconnaissance UAV 21 Produced locally under license with 99.5% locally produced
Kader  Egypt Reconnaissance/Target UAV N/A
Meggitt Banshee  United Kingdom Target Drone N/A
MQM-107 Streaker  United States Target Drone N/A
Lipán M3  Argentina
 Egypt
Reconnaissance UAV N/A Bought In 2007 & Produced locally under license
Yarará  Argentina
 Egypt
Reconnaissance UAV N/A Bought In 2007 & Produced locally under license
Nostromo Caburé  Argentina
 Egypt
Reconnaissance UAV N/A Bought In 2007 & Produced locally under license
Trainer Aircraft
Alpha Jet  France
 Egypt


OCU
COIN
Total
E(MS1)
MS2
54
40
14
License built by AOI. May be replaced with Hongdu L-15.
K-8 Karakorum  Egypt Advanced trainer E 120 110 were license built by AOI.
L-59 Super Albatros  Czechoslovakia Advanced trainer E 47 Out of 48 delivered.
L-39 Albatros  Czechoslovakia Advanced trainer ZO 10 Ex-Libyan. To be phased out.
PAC MFI-17 Mushshak  Pakistan Basic Trainer B 54
EMB 312 Tucano  Egypt Basic Trainer A 54 Built under license by AOI, out of 134 built; 80 delivered to Iraq.
G-115 Tutor  Germany Primary trainer E 74
Z-142C  Czechoslovakia Primary Trainer C 48
Transports
C-130 Hercules  United States

Tactical transport
Tactical transport
EW/ELINT
Total
H
H30
EC130H
26
22
2
2
30 aircraft were delivered. 4 were lost, including one during the Cyprus operation.
Beechcraft 1900  United States

Maritime patrol
ELINT
Total
C
C
8
4
4
Super King Air  United States 200 1
C-295  Spain Tactical transport Total
C-295M
20 Out of an initial total order of 6 (3 + 3), 1 remaining to be delivered in 2013. 6 more are on order and another 8 now on new order on 15/4/2014, making Egypt the largest operator of C-295 fleet worldwide with total of 20.[9][10][11]
An-74 Coaler  Ukraine Tactical transport T-200A/TK-200A 13[12][13]
DHC-5 Buffalo  Canada

Tactical transport
Navigational training
Total
D
D
9
5
4
To be phased out.
Helicopter
CH-47 Chinook  Italy
 United States


Navigational training
Assault Support
Total
D
D
18
4
14
All 4 Navigational training CH-47C were upgraded to D standard by 2010. New order for additional 6 rebuilt CH-47D is in progress.
SH-2G Super Seasprite  United States ASW G/E 13 Electronic/Navigation Suite upgraded to Egyptian Navy requirements.
AgustaWestland AW109  Italy AM 3 Aeromedical evacuation.[14]
AgustaWestland AW139  Italy
 United States
SAR 2 Search and Rescue.[15][16]
Mi-17 Hip  Russia Assault Support H 24 Including 24 units ordered in 2009 & were delivered in 2010.
Mi-8 Hip  Soviet Union

Assault/Gunship
Gunship
Command
EW
Reconnaissance
MedEvac
Artillery observer
Total
T
TVK
PPA
MV
R
MB
K
42
16
10
3
4
4
3
2
Out of over 140 delivered, some replaced by Mi-17 Hip.
AH-64 Apache  United States Attack helicopter D 47 On May 22, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of 12 AH-64D Block II APACHE Longbow Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and support for an estimated cost of $820 million. These helicopters would join 35-42 AH-64s already operated by the Egyptian Air Force, which have already been upgraded to AH-64D Block I status.
Sea King  United Kingdom ASW Mk.47 5 Egyptian variant of the British HAS.2 model, out of 6 delivered.
Commando  United Kingdom

Assault Support
Assault Support
EW
Total
Mk.1
Mk.2
Mk.2E
26
5
17
4
A total of 28 were delivered, 2 Mk.2B version were relegated as VIP transport of the Presidential fleet.
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk  United States

Assault Support
CSAR
Assault Support
Total
A
M
M
30
22
4
4
SA-342 Gazelle  France
 Egypt


Maritime Patrol
Battlefield Scout
Attack helicopter
Total
K
L
M
84
9
40
35
Out of 108 license-built by the Arab British Helicopter Company.
Airborne Early Warning and Control
E-2 Hawkeye  United States AEW C HE2K 8 Egypt upgraded its E-2C aircraft to the Hawkeye 2000 (HE2K) configuration.

References

  1. ^ Egyptian military aviation OrBat
  2. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  3. ^ a b http://www.inss.org.il/upload/%28FILE%291280140768.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.tai.com.tr/en/project/egypt-f-16-program
  5. ^ http://www.tacticalreport.com/view_news/UAE_Egypt_and_talks_over_the_Mirage_2000-9/1580
  6. ^ http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/751819
  7. ^ http://www.sabah.com.tr/Ekonomi/2012/11/20/ankanin-ilk-yolculugu-misira
  8. ^ http://www.armada.ch/pdf/2009/1_2009/05_Shipboard_Drones.pdf
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire: Key Publishing Ltd. March 2013. p. 31. 
  11. ^ "Egypt Orders Eight More Airbus C295 Tactical Transports". defense-aerospace. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ [3]
  14. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EUf_i0gp2w&t=26m30s
  15. ^ http://brahmand.com/news/Egyptian-Air-Force-orders-AW139-helicopters/7061/1/24.html
  16. ^ http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/agustawestland-delivers-aw139-to-egyptian-air-force.html
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