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Ethiopia Air Force Equipment

1990 1995* 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 4.5 ~2.5 ~2.5 ~2.5 3 3 3 3 3 3
Active 4.5 ~2.5 ~2.5 ~2.5 3 3 3 3 3 3
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Aircraft Source Inventory
Attack - - 2 2 2 - - - - -
Su-25 Frogfoot RU -- -- 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
Type Name Country -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fighter 115 58 65 40 33 18 18 18 8 8
4th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Su-27S Flanker RU -- -- 7 7 11 8 8 8 8 8
Type Name Country -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3rd Generation 115 58 58 33 22 10 10 10.. ..
Mig-23BN Flogger USSR 37 23 23 13 12 -- -- -- -- --
Mig-21MF / PF / bis Fishbed USSR 78 35 35 20 10 10 10 10 -- --
Transport 24 18 20 20 20 11 11 11 11 11
Medium 13 13 15 15 15 7 7 7 7 7
C-130B Hercules US -- -- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
L-100-30 Hercules US 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
An-12 Cub USSR 11 11 11 11 11 3 3 3 3 3
Light 10 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
An-32 Cline USSR 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
An-26 Curl USSR 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
DHC-61 Twin Otter CAN 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
U-1A1 Otter US 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
U-17A Skywagon US 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passenger 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yak-40 Codling USSR 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
TRAINING 47 34 31 25 25 23 23 23 23 23
Jet - Advanced 26 19 21 21 21 19 19 19 19 19
Su-27US Flanker RU -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Su-25UB Frogfoot RU -- -- 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
Mig-21U Fishbed USSR 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
L-39C Albatros BUL / CZ 21 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Piston 21 15 10 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
SF-260TP ITA 21 15 10 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Helicopter

GTOW 95 68 66 59 60 37 37 37 37 37
Attack 20 18 24 25 18 18 18 18 18 18
Mi-24D / P / V Hind Various 20 18 24 25 18 18 18 18 18 18
Transport - Heavy 20-ton 10 10 10 10 10 .. .. .. .. ..
Mi-6 Hook USSR 10 10 10 10 10 -- -- -- -- --
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 35 23 22 14 14 12 12 12 12 12
Mi-17 Hip RU -- -- -- 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Mi-8T Hip Various 35 23 22 6 6 4 4 4 4 4
Transport - Medium 5-ton 7 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
UH-1H1 Iroquois US 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SA-330 Puma FRA 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Light / Utility 23 17 10 10 8 7 7 7 7 7
AW139 Iroquois ITA -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 1 1 1
SA-316B / IAR-316B Alouette III FRA / ROM 20 15 10 10 8 6 6 6 6 6
AB-204B Iroquois ITA 3 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

    * - Eritrea declared independence in 1993, leading to a significant reorganization of the Ethiopian armed forces by 1995, including transfer of equipment, added to the loss of equipment during the civil war.

    1 - Possibly part of Naval Aviation assets prior to 1993.




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