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Aircraft Source Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel 6,000 6,500 6,500 6,500 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 20,000 30,000
Active -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Attack 20 13 18 18 18 18 15 10 - -
A-5C PRC 20 13 18 18 18 18 15 10 -- --
Fighter 58 38 32 45 37 27 26 16 24 64
4th Generation .. .. .. 6 6 6 6 6 24 64
?????1 ?? -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24 64
Mig-29 RU -- -- -- 6 6 6 6 6 -- --
3rd Generation 33 21 16 23 31 21 20 10 .. ..
F-7M/F-7MG2 PRC 17 17 16 23 31 21 20 10 -- --
Mig-21MF RU 16 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2nd Generation 25 17 16 16 .. .. .. .. .. ..
F-63 PRC 25 17 16 16 -- -- -- -- -- --
Transport 8 8 3 3 7 7 .. .. .. ..
Jet 1 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Yak-40 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Prop 7 8 3 3 7 7 7 7 3 3
C-130 USA -- -- -- -- 4 4 4 4 2 2
An-32 RU -- 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1
An-26 RU 4 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
An-24 RU 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DC-6 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DHC-3 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Training 40 39 55 81 42 50 38 30 18 22
Jet 20 19 35 61 32 40 28 20 13 22
Jet - Advanced .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
?????1 ?? -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8 20
Mig-29UB RU -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 -- --
Mig-21U RU 2 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Jet - Intermediate .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Yak-130 RU - - - - - - 5 24 24 24
FT-6 PRC -- -- -- 10 10 10 -- -- -- --
L-39ZA CZ -- -- 8 8 8 8 8 - - -
T-37B/C USA / PK -- -- 12 314 12 11 10 5 -- --
FT-7M/MG PRC -- 4 7 ? ? 9 8 5 -- --
CM-170 FR 14 8 8 8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Mig-15UTI RU 4 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Prop 20 20 20 20 10 10 10 10 5 ..
CJ-7/a> Yak-152 PRC - - - - - - 5 24 24 24
CJ-6 PRC 20 20 20 20 10 10 10 10 5 --

Helicopter

GTOW 27 26 31 29 30 23 22 27 25 25
Mi-8/-17/-171 RU 12 11 18 16 17 17 20 25 25 25
Bell 212/UH-1N USA 13 13 11 11 11 4 -- -- -- --
Bell 206L USA 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 -- --

Notes

    1 - This represents the planned purchase of a replacement 4th generation fighter, to enter service beginning in 2025, as well as a suitable number of trainer aircraft for the type.

    2 - The number of F-7 aircraft in Bangladeshi service may include the number of FT-7 2-seat trainers also listed at times in this table.

    3 - The number of F-6 aircraft in Bangladeshi service may include the number of FT-6 2-seat trainers also listed at times in this table.

    4 - The dramatic drop in the number of active T-37 types in the IISS Military Balance from the 2005-2006 period to the 2010 period suggests that some number of the airframes acquired from Pakistan in 2004-2005 were used to rehabilitate existing aircraft and return them to active service and that the 2005-2006 total may not have represented total airworthy aircraft.




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