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THE AMR REGIONAL AIR FORCE DIRECTORY

2011

Prepared by Adam Baddeley


FEBRUARY 2011

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A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3c Orion special mission aircraft taking part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010. exercise DoD

MRs Regional Air Force Directory of the various air forces, naval air arms and army aviation assets across the Asia-Pacific Region returns in our first issue of 2011, which coincidently is also our eleventh issue of the Directory. The Asia-Pacific Region has found itself recovering quickly from the economic damage of the past few years. New notably Chinas J-20 and upgraded aircraft have continued to be acquired and developed across the services, enhancing tactical mobility, improving air superiority capabilities and enabling advanced Electronic Warfare and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions. As before, the Directory has been compiled from a range of open sources from around the world, AMRs correspondents and discussions with industry and military personnel throughout the year. AMR would like to thank those who have scratched their heads and provided answers to our questions. To claim absolute accuracy in this endeavour when for example trying to gauge serviceability levels on North Koreas aircraft would invite hubris on our part. We would therefore like to encourage readers over the next twelve months who can add information to either contact us in person at the years shows and exhibitions or by e-mail.

An-32B, US NAVAIR Support and Commercial Derivative Aircraft Program Office funded phased out as C-27 arrive 8+12 Ordered G222/C-27A, 2 more AC ordered in Sept 2010. Delivery scheduled for completion in 2011. 25+21 Ordered Mi-8 MTV-1/Mi17DV/V5, $370m recent order, delivery by 2013. 9 Mi-35, 377th Rotary Wing Squ. began operations in August 2010 2 L-39C

NO TE S: Changed its name to Afghan National Army Air Force (ANAAF) from Afghanistan National Army Air Corps in June. Legacy Mi-17s scheduled to begin $1billion upgrade in FY2014-16. US funded Afghanistan Basic Trainer/Light Lift Family of Systems requirement for a combined total of 71 turboprop trainers and 10-seat light mobility aircraft from 2012. UH-1Hs previously linked to ANAAF reported to be US State Dept aircraft. Royal Australian Air Force 55/16 F/A-18A/B, nearing end of service life 15+9 Ordered F/A-18F, test firing of AGM-15C in October 14 Ordered F-35A, requirement for a

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AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan National Army Air Corps 1 An-26

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4+2 Ordered

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4 2+3 Ordered

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Renamed in June to become the Afghan National Army Air Force, the most numerous type in service is the Mi-17 DoD

ASIAN MILITARY REVIEW

Royal Australian Navy 16 S-70B-2 Seahawk, withdrawal in 2018, no interim upgrade 6 Sea King Mk50A

further 86 AC est. at $17bil. IOC in 2018 Hawk 127 PC-9/9A King Air 350, last Air Interim Light Transport programme AC delivered in July 2010 737 Wedgetail AEW&C, delivery complete in 2011 AP-3C, Air 5276 ESM upgrade Project of Concern, due to retire in 2018-19 P-3C EW 737-700BBJ Challenger CL 604 VIP C-130H, retiring in favour of the J C-130J-30, to be upgraded to Block 7.0 standard, two further AC to be delivered in 2013-15 C-17 KC-30A, 3 to be modified by Qantas

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Australian Army Aviation Corps 14 OH-58 6 CH-47D 7 Ordered CH-47F, $560 million order due 2014-17 16+6 Ordered Tiger ARH, with 1st Aviation Regiment 34 S-70A-9 Blackhawk 1 AS350BA 8+30 Ordered MRH90, Engine failure due to compressor blade in April

MRH90, based at HMAS Albatross with new 808 Squadron AS350BA, Lead In Helicopter Training AW109E

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Bangladesh Army 2 Bell 206L4 4 Cessna 152 1 Grand Caravan

Mi-17/171 Mi-171, attack role UH-1N/Bell 212 Bell 206L FT-6 T-37B

CAMBODIA

NO TE S: F-111C/RF-111C retired in December. The MRH-90 delivery is due to complete in 2014. Potential delays to F-35 could result in 12-24 further F/A-18Fs. BAE Systems Australia preferred tenderer for the six-year Interim Basic Flying Training Services contract in July. Fourth squadron of JSF planned in Defence Capability Plan released on 17 December.

NOTES: Competition for two MPAs ongoing but plans for new fighter squadron still in flux but reported to be finalizing acquisition of JF-17 and J-10. New defence collaboration deals with China and South Korea signed in 2010

Bangladesh Navy 2 Ordered AW109, due for delivery in 2011

Royal Cambodian Air Force 6 Mi-8/17, doubts over Mi-17s operational status 2 Mi-26T 1 AS355 5 L-39C 2 Y-12-II, operated by Air Cambodia 3 An-24RV, operated by Air Cambodia

Notes: Priority given to land force procurement for defence of Khmer-Thai border.

BRUNEI

Bangladesh Air Force 8 A-5C 23 F-7M/BG 8 MiG-29SE/UB 8 L-39ZA 3 An-32 4 C-130B

BANGLADESH

Royal Brunei Air Force 1 CN-235-110M transport & maritime surveillance roles 2 Bell 206B Training role 10/1 Bell 212/214ST 4 BO105CB 4 S-70A/L 4 PC-7Mk II

NO TES: Renewed defence technology co-operation between Brunei and Indonesia, seen as paving way to further CN-235 sales. Increased Russian industrial push during 2010.

Peoples Liberation Army Air Force 120 H-6, inc. 10 H-6U Tankers 290 J-7 60 JH-7 180 J-8II 190 J-10 120+90 Ordered J-11A/B 76 Su 30MKK/MK2 76 Su-27SK/UBK 4 JF-17 230 Q-5A 8 Ordered IL-78 5 A-50I, KJ-2000 radar/mission system 2 Y-8 AEW, prototypes with different radar configurations 2 737 80/4 Y-7/MA60 45 Y-8 20+30 Ordered IL-76MD 4 Tu-154 ELINT 3 Mi-6 260 Mi8/17/171 35 Z-8 100 Z-9 40 Z-11 26+130 Ordered HC-120 2 L-15 130 JJ6 40 JJ7 190 JL-8/K-8 20 Z-11 People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force 50 H-5, phasing out quickly 26 H-6D 6 Y-8 MPA 2 Y-8 ELINT 30 J-7D/E

CHINA

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Despite the internet frenzy over the J-20 pictures in mid-December it is the Su-27/30 and local variants that dominate Chinas combat air power inventory DoD

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A I R 54 124 60 16 23 50 Ordered 3 11 8 3 7 25 JH-7A J-8 Q-5 JJ-6 Su-30MKK2 JF-15, Su-33 clone with first flight in June SA565N Ka-28 Mi-8 SH-5 Z-8 Z-9C

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NOTES: AVIC developed new L-15 Lift variant in 2010. Still considering options on JF-17. Shaanxi Y9 transport due for first flight in 2011.

INDIA

Indian Air Force 69 MiG-29S/UB, SMT upgrade due 2011-2014 57 Mirage-2000H/TH

130+60 Ordered Su-30MK/MKI, options for a further 40 by 2016 and as many as 280 157 MiG-21Bison/bis/M, 120 MiG-21 Bison will continue on to 2017, others retired from 2011-12 149 Jaguar IM/IS/T, likely recipient of Textron CBU105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon 14 MiG-23UM 122 MiG-27UPG 3 Ordered EMB-145 AEW, DRDO led project. 1st flight by mid 2011 2+4 Ordered IL-76TD AEW, 3rd AC with improved systems scheduled for 2011 7 IL-78 MKI MARS 104 An-32, $400m upgrade for 100 AC awarded 2009 6 Ordered C-130J, 1st AC delivered in December, balance in 2011

Do-228-201 HS 748, some in ELINT role 17 Il-76, in early stages of upgrade 37+40 Ordered Dhruv 120+80 Ordered Mi-8/17 3 Mi-26 20 Mi-35 12 SA315 48 SA316 Cheetak 66 + 57 Hawk 132 - $1bil. BAE/HAL deal for the 57 inked in July with Cobham weapons carriage equipment 162 HJT-16, fatal air show crash in March 2010 16 Ordered HJT-36 Sitara, Certification expected in late 2012 40 Ordered Tejas Mk1, IOC Dec 2010. Test firing of R-73 AAM in Dec.

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A I R F O R C E Indian Army 40+ 105 Ordered Dhruv ALH 20 +10 Ordered SA315 80 SA316

NOTE S: The $406m ERJ-145 based AEW solution should bear fruit in 2011 with a number of key tests planned followed by flight testing with IAF in 2012. Shortlist for MMRCA due after Aero India in April-May with contract award for 126 AC now due in 2012 with numbers potentially rising to 400. Plans to buy 10 C-17. India and Russia working toward $600m deal on new 15-20T Multirole Transport Aircraft with India requiring

Indian Naval Air Arm 4+41 Ordered MiG-29K/KUB, 29 more Ks ordered in March 2010 8/3 Sea Harrier FRS51/Harrier T4/60 to be replaced by Tejas 6 Tejas, two seat naval variant rolled out in July 8 Tu-142M 8 Ordered P-8I MPA, first P-8I due by Jan 2013 20 Do-228 MPA 4 IL-38 MPA 12 BN-2 6 Dhruv ALH no further Navy Dhruvs planned 15 Ka-25 16 Ka-28 9 Ka-31 36 SA316B/319 24 Sea King 42 16 HJT-16

45. PAK FA demonstrated to Indian officials in August near Moscow with a requirement for 200-250 AC by India, preliminary design contract signed in December. Requirement got 75-strong new basic trainer to replace MHT-32 potentially rising to 181. A $2.3billion upgrade including AESA of all Su-30s to MKI standard planned from 2012. Air Force has expressed interest in acquired amphibian aircraft for Andaman and Nicobar islands. Indian Navy has a requirement for 50+ utility aircraft to replace HAL Cheetaks/SA316B.
Indonesian Air Force 7/3 F-16A/B expected to decide on 10 year $150m MLU from 2011 29 Hawk 209 10 Hawk 53/109, 12+ replacement due for announcement in 2011 5 Su-27SK/SKM, deal to acquire missiles signed in Nov. 2010 5 Su-30MK/MK2 last deliveries in September 2010 8 Ordered EMB-314 Super Tucano plans on a further 8, delivery from 2012 2 OV-10 3 737 MPA 1+2 Ordered CN-235 MPA 2 KC-130B 1 737 15 C-130B/H/ H-30/L-100 12 C-212
Japan Air Self-Defense Force ShinMaywa US-1A Kai amphibian aircraft DoD

2 Ordered 11 11 18 16 28

5+2 4 5 2 11 12 Ordered

INDONESIA

Indonesian Navy 2+3 NC-212-200 MPA 9+1 NC-212-200 2Ordered NCN-235-220 3 Nomad 22 MPA 17 Nomad 22/24 Transport 8+1 Ordered NB 412SP 4 NAS.332 4 NBO-105 3 EC-120B 2 Mi-2

Indonesian Army 1 BN-2A 3 C-212 2 DHC-5 1 Turbo Commander 11 Bell 205A-1 18 Ordered Bell 210 28 Bell 412 17 NBO-105 16 Mi-17-V5 8 Mi-35M, last AC delivered in September

CN-235 110/220M F27-400M F-28 1000/3000 PC-6 NAS330J AW101, 2010 560m deal for government transport EC725 EC120B KT-1B SF-260M/W T-34C AS/SA-202

NOTES: Indo Defence Expo reports suggests a $65m acquisition of 14 medium utility helicopter in two tranches and a continuing required for 24 utility aircraft. In July, Indonesia signed an agreement at Farnborough with Korea to contribute up to 20 percent of the KF-Xs development costs and acquire up to 50 AC. Options to acquire 6 new F-16 Block 50/52 or ex US ANG AC. Approval to acquire a further Su-30s given in late 2010. In Sept. Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro has said Indonesia planned to acquire 180 Sukhoi aircraft over the next 20 years.

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Japan Air Self Defence Force 87+7 Ordered F-2A/B, production

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A I R F O R C E complete by late 2011 F-4EJ/EF-4EJ/RF-4EJ, 91A/C will continue in service after F-X delays F-15J/DJ E-767, $119m Boeing RSIP upgrade requested in Dec EC-1 E-2C YS-11P/FC/NT/EA/EB KC-767, final AC delivered in Feb. 2010 U-125/A C-1A/FTB C-130H Gulfstream IV CH-47J UH-60J Beechcraft T-400 T/XT-4 T-7
A SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopter on board the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana DoD

102 154/45 4

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Japan Maritime Self Defence Force 94 EP-3C/UP-3D 10 Ordered P-1 MPA 94 P-3C, small portion stored 7 US-1/-2 10 YS-11T-A/M/M-A 4 Learjet 36 4 UP-3C 4+10 Ordered MCH/CH101, replacing MH-53E 10 MH-53E 143+6 SH/UH-60J/K 31 King Air 90 9 OH-6D/J 35 T-5 2 EC135T2i, 15 Required by Naval Pilot Training School

Japanese Ground Self Defence Force 5 King Air 350/LR-2 9 MU-2 74 AH-1S, suggestions of AH-1Z type upgrade instead of more Apaches 9+4 Ordered AH-64DJP, original requirement for 55 A/C dropped 54 CH-47J/JA 20 OH-1 111 OH-6D/J 146 UH-1H/J 29 UH-60JA

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replaced F-4s. ATD-X still in R&D phase and looking overseas for engines. New SAR helicopter requirement begins in 2011 and JGSDF UH-1H/J replacement programme also expected soon.
Lao Peoples Liberation Army Air Force 5 MiG-21PFM/U 1 An-26 10 An-2 6 Ka-32 1 An-74K-100 7 Mi-8 9 Mi-17 4 Z-9

4 Ordered 14

LAOS

6 1 1 10 1 4

4 12 Ordered 20

NOTES: Declining serviceability across the board. Royal Malaysian Air Force 12 F/RF-5E/F-5F 8 F/A-18D 14/6 Hawk 208/108, Selex Seer wins RWR upgrade 10+2 Ordered MiG-29N/UB, will continue until service until 2015 18 Su-30MKM

MALAYSIA

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NOTES: FX requirement for 40-50 AC to

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A400M, to be received from 2016 C-130H/H-30/T, upgrade may be revisited with A400M delays CN-235-220M Falcon 900B F28-1000 Cessna 402 Global Express BD700 King Air 200 MPA, entered service in 1994 Mi-171Sh EC-725, to be delivered 2012-13 in $499m deal S-61A-4, Sikorsky proposed upgrade package for 15 AC AS61N-1, VIP Transport SA316 MB229AM MB339CM, purchase of a further 4 AC deferred PC-7, some likely to be transferred to Philippines PC-7Mk II, up to 12 more ordered from Spring 2011 B737 A319

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NOTES: Low levels of serviceability and funding undermine fleet capabilities. 4 Ordered 2 A400M, delivery expected 2015-16 S-70 VIP Royal New Zealand Air Force 6 P-3K MPA, 2 P-3K2 upgrades delivered to 5 Squ. Complete in 2012 2 757-200 5 C-130H, 1st L-3 Life Extension Programme (LEP) Ac accepted in October 5 King Air 200 8 Ordered NH-90, programme cost NZ$771m 13 UH-1H, replaced by the NH90 by the end of 2013. 5 Ordered AW109, to replace B47Gs, 1st Flight took place in Feb 2010 5 B47G-3B-2 Royal New Zealand Navy 5 SH-2G(NZ)

F-7M G4 MiG-29B/UB, to be upgraded to SMT standard 6 F27 2 C-212 6 Cessna 180 2 BN2 MPA 5 PC-6A/B 6 Bell 205 15 Mi-2 8 + 42 Ordered Mi-24, first units based at Myitkyina 1 Ordered Dhruv 11 Mi-17V 9 SA316B 6 W-3/UT 6 FT-7 12 + 48 Ordered K-8, sale undisclosed by either country 16 PC-7 10 PC-9

100 98 180 80 30 50 40 30 34 70 70 30 15 30 135

NOTES: Dire levels of serviceability due to a variety of reasons, suggest serviceability rates of less than 50 percent for most types.

F-5 F-6 F-7 H-5 MiG-21, fatal crash by defecting pilot reported in 2010 MiG-23 MiG-29/UB Su-7/22 Su-25 MD500D Mi-2 Mi-8/17 Mi-24 FT-2 FT-5

NEW ZEALAND

Malaysia Army Air Corps 11 AW109H 3 SA316

NOTES: Reversal of decision on MiG-29 retirement. Malaysia has requested info on Typhoon, F/A-18E/F and Saab Gripen but no MiG-35 for a requirement for up to 40 new fighters. Addition Su-30MKMs may be bought Maritime Enforcement Agency wants to double air fleet under 2011-15 national plan. Malaysia AEW requirement is still percolating under the 10th Malaysia Plan of 2011-15. Also requirement for four new MPAs likely ATR42MP or CN-235 MPA and a new attack helicopter.

Royal Malaysian Navy 6 AS.555SN 7 Super Lynx 300

MYANMAR

Myanmar Air Force 20 A-5C 1 F-6

NOTES: Requirement for a small number of light transport platforms with MP role. Also plans to expand AW109 order to eight announced in December

NORTH KOREA

Korean People's Air Force

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Pakistan Air Force 39 A-5 144 F-7P/PG, due to be replaced by JF-17 from 2015 42 F/16AB 12+6 Ordered F-16C/D Block 52+, twelfth AC arrived Nov 2010 36 Ordered FC-20/J-10B, to deliver in 2012 total requirement for up to 150 17+33 Ordered JF-17, speculation numbers could rise to 200-250 inc. 150 stealth variants in 2015-2025 99 Mirage IIIEL/ EP/ OF/RP/BE/BL/D/DP 87 Mirage 5EF/F/PA/DPA 2+2 Ordered Saab 2000 AEW, data link with F-16 fleet only 1+3 Ordered ZDK-03 1st modified Y-8 arrives in January, delivery scheduled to complete in 2011 1 Saab 2000, VIP and AEW training 4 Il-78MK, first used in PAF's 'High Mark 2010' Exercise in March 16 C-130B/E/L-100 3 707 Transport/VIP 3 CN-235-220 Transport/VIP

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A PAF Mirage III flying over Wadi Rum in Jordan as part of the 2010 Falcon Air Meet which took place in October DoD

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Pakistan Army 32 3 Ordered 10 24+12 Ordered 15 93 15 30 10 2 2 2

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F27 Embraer Phenom Falcon 20/DA-20, ELINT/ ECM role King Air 200 AB205 IAR316 Mi-171 Mi-35 FT-5 FT-6 FT-7 K-8 SA316/319 T-37B/C

20 5 6 3+9 Ordered

NOTES: 3 PAF JF-17 visited Zhuhai in November. Pakistan denied access to Thales RC 400 fire control radar and other French weaponry in Spring 2010. To receive AH-1Z from 2015. Philippines Air Force 2 OV-10A/C 1 F27 MPA 3 F27-200 1 F28-3000 1 Turbo Commander 1+1 Ordered C-130H 12 Nomad 22B/C 8 Bell 205A-1 2 Bell 212/214 25 MD-520MG 10 S-76 40 UH-1H/V, low serviceability 6 AS.211 25+18 Ordered SF260TP/MP/WP 10 S-76 7 Ordered W3 Swidnik, review of order announced in October 2 S-70A-5 VIP 29 T.41 Philippines Army 1 UH-60A

SA316 SA319B Sea King Mk.45 Z-9EC began entering service in 2009

PHILIPPINES

NOTES: US Army Security Command dispatched a further 5 UH-1s in November. China sees potential for JF-17 sales. Budget increase in FY2011 focused on COIN.

Philippine Navy 6 BN-2 MPA 2 BO105, fatal crash in August 2 Ordered W3 Swidnik, review of order announced in October

SINGAPORE

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Pakistan Navy 6 8+2 Ordered

AH-1F/S AW139 Bell 206B Bell 412 UH-1/AB-205 Mi-17/172 SA316, Switzerland announced donation of ten AC in Sept. SA330 AS550 Fennec Citation Bravo/V Turbo Commander 840 Y-12 ATL-1 Atlantique P-3C Orion, delivery due to complete 2012 F27 MPA F27

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Republic of Singapore Air Force 18+6 Ordered F-15SG, delivery complete in 2012 60 F-16C/D Block 52 26/9 F-5S/T, to be retired from 2015 5 F50ME2 MPA, potential replacement by P-3T 4 F50 UTL 2+2 Ordered G550 AEW 4 E-2C, to be replaced by G550s 10 KC-130B/H, announcement of first upgraded AC delivered Sept. 4 KC-135R 5 C-130H 19 AH-64D 31 AS332M/532 16 CH-47D/SD 10 AS.550A2/C2 4/7 A-4SUTA-4SU, RSAF's training in

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NOTE S: The RSAF further added to their regional AEW dominance with deliveries of the G550 AEW. The Navys new S-70B gives an advanced ASW capability for their growing Navy. Republic of Korea Air Force 86 F-4D/E/RF-4C 195 F-5E/F 46+15 Ordered F-15K 118/51 K/F-16C/D 2+4 Ordered 737 AEW, all four AC delivered by 2012 4 BAE125 1 737 12 C-130H/H-30 4 Ordered C-130J-30, deliveries begin 2014 18 CN-235-100/-220 2 AS332 6 CH-47D 12 BO105 6 HH-47D 8 Ka-32T 43 S-70A/V/HH-60P 3 UH-1H/Bell 412 17 Hawk 67 106 KT/KO-1

Cazaux, France replace in 2011/12 by M346 12 Ordered M346 19 PC-21 5 EC-120 Republic of Singapore Navy 6 S-60B

15 T-38A 22/50+10 Ordered T-50/F/A-50, as many as 150 F/A-50 will be acquired 3 S-92 VIP Republic of Korea Army 77 AH-1JF/J 39 CH-47D/DLR 281 MD500E/MD 98 UH-1H/N 93 UH-60P
Republic of Korea Navy 8 P-3C 1+7 P-3CK, ninth airframe used for spares 5 F406 29 Lynx Mk.99/A 7 SA319B 4 UH-1H 6+8 Ordered UH-60P/MH-60S

6 7 1 7 2 1 1 4 9 9 9+4 Ordered 14 5+2 Ordered 1

SOUTH KOREA

NOTES: Interest reported in JF-17.

MiG-23UB MiG-27D King Air 1300 An-32 C-130K C.1 Ce421 King Air 200T MPA Bell 206A/B Y-12 Bell 212/412EP Mi-17/171/V-5 Mi-24V/P/N/-35P K-8 FT-7

NOTES: RFI for T-50 received from Israel in late 2010 and first 40 KT-1Ts to Turkey delivered. Still no formal word on the $8 billion, third phase F-X programme although an RFI expected in early 2011. KAI and Boeing expected to offer F-15 Silent Eagle versus JSF and Typhoon. KF-X replacement for F-5 scheduled for first AC completed in 2021. First flight of KAI/Eurocopter KUH/Surion took place in early 2010. KAH programme due to deliver in 2018. RFP for VC-X presidential aircraft received in August.

SRI LANKA

Sri Lankan Air Force 9 F-7/GS/BS 11 Kfir C2/7/(T)C2

Republic of China Air Force 63 F-5E/F, due for retirement in 2014-15 116/28 F-16A/B Block 20, requirement for 66 F-16C/Ds still outstanding 101/23 F-CK-1A/B 70 to be upgraded to IDF-II standard 47/10 Mirage 2000-5EI/5DI, serviceability issues reported 11 Beech 1900C 6 E-2T/C Hawkeye 2000 20 C-130H, one A/C tasked with Elint with HE nomenclature 3 F.50 VIP 13 +45 Ordered S-70C-1/1A/S-70C-6 3 Ordered EC225, delivery in 2011 with options on further 17
A Singaporean Air Force delivering a diver team DoD

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The first Saab 340 Erieye AEW for the Royal Thai Air Force and a Saab 340B were delivred in December. The first six Gripen ordered by RTAF will be delivered soon. Thailand also recently doubled its order for both types of aircraft Saab

89 3 10 40 1+1 Ordered 1 2 2

3 Ordered 51 38

Republic of China Army 61 AH-1W 30 Ordered AH-64D Block III, deliveries 2012-13 8 CH-47SD 38 OH-58D 32 UH-1B/H 60 Pending UH-60M

S-92 AT-3A/B T-34C, known locally as US-1A

Republic of China Navy 21 S-2T ASW 8 MD500MD/ASW 18 S-70CM1/CM2 12 Ordered P-3T delivery from 2012

NO TE S: Ongoing push to acquire 66 F-16C/D.

Royal Thai Air Force 28 F-5A/E/B/F, serviceability dropping 53 F-16A/B, $700m for 18 fighter upgrades inc. APG-68(V)9 10/2 Ordered Gripen C/D, follow on order signed doubling fleet signed Dec. 2010. 1st batch of 4 C and 2 D AC due in 2011 2 Ordered Saab 340, AEW, second

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2 8 12 6 Ordered 5 2 1 1 4 1 1 1 15 6 12 25 3 Ordered 19 32 22 17

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Royal Thai Army 3 AH-1F, operational status unclear 2 Bell 206/B-3 54 Bell 212 16 Ordered Mi-17 7 + 6 Ordered S-70A/UH-60L 16 Ordered EN480 16 Ordered Mi17

aircraft ordered in November Saab 340, non-AEW equipped flight trainer Arava 201 BT-67/C-47TP C-130H/H-30 CN-235 HS748-208 737 A310 A319 ATR72-500 King Air 90 Learjet 35A EW Merlin IV Nomad 22B DA42 Bell 212ST/412HP/SP/EP H-1H S-92 VIP Alpha Jet L-39ZA/ART PC-9M AU-23A, armed PC-6 on COIN duty

NOTE S: The November announcement of a further 6 Gripen Cs, a second Saab 340 AEW and RB15F missiles is worth $317m and will add significant capability to the 2008 order. Vietnamese Peoples Air Force 144 MiG-21L/N/UM 38 Su-22J/K 7 +12 Ordered Su-30MK2V, announcement of further Ac made in February and due in 2011-12, 11 Su-27SK/UBK 4 Be-12 37 An-26 1+6 Ordered PZL M-28, Polish version of STOL An-28 3 C-212 1-400 MPA, MSS 6000 system under Police control 5 Ka-25 7 Ka-28 2 Ka-32S 8 W-3S/RM 32 Mi-8/17Sh/172 30 Mi-24A/D 26 L-39C

Royal Thai Navy 1 F27-200ME MPA 2 F27-200/400M 2 CL-215 1 ERJ135LR 2 P-3T/VP-3T 4 Nomad 24 7 Do 228-212 MPA 7 Bell 212/214ST 8+4 Ordered S-70B-7/MH-60S 6 S-76B 2+2 Super Lynx 110/300

UH-1H/V CH-47D U-17B TH-300C ERJ135R C-212 VIP Beechcraft 1900C King Air 200

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NOTES: Considering options of lightweight multi-role fighter to replace the MiG-21s and complement the heavy Sukhois, with a further 12 may be acquired beyond the 2010 order.