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Syria - Air Force Equipment

Totals in this table do not necessary accurately reflect combat attrition sustained during the ongoing civil war.

AIR FORCE
SYSTEMS Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2001 2003 2005 2010 2013 2015
FIGHTER/GROUND ATTACK
MiG-17 38 - - - - - - - -
MiG-21 Fishbed H/J 172 160 170 170 170 200 159 105 105
MiG-23BN 60 44 44 44 44 60 60 50 50
MiG-29SMT - - - - 14? - - - 24
Su-7 15 - - - - - - - -
Su-20 35 - - - - - - - -
Su-22 - 90 90 90 90 50 50 50 50
Su-24 22 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
FIGHTER
MiG-31 - - - - - - - - 8 ?
MiG-29 Fulcrum A 30 20 20 20 22 42 40+1 40+1 40+
MiG-25 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
MiG-23MLD 80 90 90 90 90 107 80 80 80
RECCE
MiG-25R 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8
MiG-21 Fishbed H/J 6 8 8 8 8 40 40 40 40
EW
Mi-8 Hip J/K 8 10 - - - - - - -
TRANSPORT
An-12 6 - - - - - - - -
An-24 4 4 - - - 1 1 1 1
An-26 5 5 5 5 4 6 6 6 6
Da-20 Falcon (civilian reg.) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Falcon 900 (civilian reg.) - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Il-76 (civilian reg.) 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 3 3
PA-31 Navajo (civilian reg.) - - - - - 2 2 2 2
Tu-134 (civilian reg.)   6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4
Yak-40 (civilian reg.) 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6
TRAINING
MiG-29UB2 - - - - 6 6 ~6 ~6 ~6
L-392 90 80 80 80 80 70 70 40 40
L-29 10 10 - - - - - - -
MBB-223 20 20 20 20 20 35 35 35 35
MiG-21U2 50 20 20 20 20 20 20 15 15
MiG-23UM2 16 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
MiG-25U 5 5 5 5 5 2 2 - -
Su-7U 5 0 - - - - - - -
MFI-17 Mushshak - 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Yak-130 - - - - - - - - 36
HELICOPTERS
Mi-23 10 18 10 10 10 20 20 20 20
Mi-8 100 ~60 ~60 ~60 ~60 138 100 80 80
Mi-17 45 ~40 ~40 ~40 ~40
Mi-25 50 50 48 48 48 36 36 33 33
SA-342L 50 50 39 39 42 35 35 30 30
MISSILES
ASM
AT-2 + + + + + + + - -
AS-7 + + + + + + + + +
AS-9 - - - - + + + - -
AS-10 - - - - + + + - -
AS-11 - - - - + + + - -
AS-12 + + + + + + + - -
AS-14 - - - - + + + - -
AS-17 - - - - - - + + +
AS-20 - - - - - - + + +
HOT + + + + + + + + +
AAM
AA-2 + + + + + + + + +
AA-6 + + + + + + + + +
AA-7 + + + + + + + + +
AA-8 + + + + + + + + +
AA-10 + + + + + + + + +
AA-11 - - - - - - - + +
AA-12 - - - - - - - + +
MISSILES
AIR DEFENSE COMMAND
SAM
SA-2 392 450 ~480 ~600 ~600 320 320 320 320
SA-3 148 148 148 148
SA-5 ~48 ~48 ~48 ~48 ~48 44 44 44 44
SA-6 ~200 ~200 ~200 ~200 ~200 195 195 195 195
SA-7A/SA-7B + + ~4000 ~4000 ~4000 4000 4000 4000 4000
SA-8 ~60 ~60 ~60 ~60 ~60 - - - -
SA-10 - - - - - - - - ?

Source: The Military Balance, International Institute for Strategic Studies; SIPRI

Notes

    1 - This number may include approximately 6 MiG-29UB 2-place trainers.

    2 - These training aircraft are also combat capable.

    3 - Listed in the source as "PZL Mi-2 Hoplite," these may in fact be PZL W-3 Sokols.




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