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Syria - Air Force Equipment

Numbers in this table probably do not accurately reflect combat attrition sustained during the ongoing civil war. By 2017 IISS was rather optimistic as to the remaining inventory, while FlightGlobal tends towards pessimism, and provided no totals on helicopters.

SYSTEMS Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2017 2020 2025 2030
FIGHTER/GROUND ATTACK
MiG-17 38 - - - - - - - - -
MiG-21 Fishbed H/J 172 160 170 200 159 105 53-70 ? ? ?
MiG-23BN 60 44 44 60 60 50 30-41 ? ? ?
MiG-29SMT - - - 14? - 24 20 ? ? ?
Su-7 15 - - - - - - - - -
Su-20 35 - - - - - - - - -
Su-22 - 90 90 50 50 50 36-42 ? ? ?
Su-24 22 20 20 20 20 20 11-20 ? ? ?
FIGHTER
MiG-31 - - - - - 8 ? - - - -
MiG-29 Fulcrum A 30 20 20 42 40+1 40+1 20-30 ? ? ?
MiG-25 30 30 30 30 30 30 2 ? ? ?
MiG-23MLD 80 90 90 107 80 80 39-50 ? ? ?
RECCE
MiG-25R 6 6 6 8 8 8 ? ? ? ?
MiG-21 Fishbed H/J 6 8 8 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 6 6 6 2-6 ? ? ?
PASSENGER / VIP (civilian reg.)
Il-76 4 4 4 4 4 3 1-3 ? ? ?
Tu-134   6 6 4 4 4 ?-4 ? ? ?
Yak-40 7 7 7 6 6 6 ?-4 ? ? ?
Da-20 Falcon 2 2 2 2 2 2 ?-2 ? ? ?
Falcon 900 - - 1 1 1 1 ?-1 ? ? ?
PA-31 Navajo - - - 2 2 2 ?-2 ? ? ?
TRAINING
Jet - Advanced .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
MiG-29UB2 - - - - 6 6 6 ? ? ?
MiG-21U2 50 20 20 20 20 15 ?-9 ? ? ?
MiG-23UM2 16 6 6 6 6 6 ? ? ? ?
MiG-25U 5 5 5 2 2 - - - - -
Su-7U 5 0 - - - - - - - -
Jet - Intermediate .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
L-392 90 80 80 70 70 40? 17-65 ? ? ?
L-29 10 10 - - - - - - - -
MBB-223 20 20 20 35 35 35 ?? ? ? ?
Prop .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
MFI-17 Mushshak - 6 6 6 6 6 ? ? ? ?
Yak-130 - - - - - - - 36 ? ? ?
HELICOPTERS
Attack .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mi-25 50 50 48 36 36 33 25 ? ? ?
Transport .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mi-23 10 18 10 20 20 20 ? ? ? ?
Mi-8 100 60 60 138 100 80 27 ? ? ?
Mi-17 45 40 40 27 ? ? ?
SA-342L 50 50 39 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-2 392 450 480 320 320 320 320 ? ? ?
SA-3 148 148 148 148 ? ? ?
SA-5 48 48 48 44 44 44 44 ? ? ?
SA-6 200 200 200 195 195 195 195 ? ? ?
SA-7A/SA-7B + + 4000 4000 4000 4000 4000 ? ? ?
SA-8 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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