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Turkey Air Force Equipment

Modernization

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2012 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 140.4 121.8 128 125.1 120 125 125 125 125 125
Active 67.4 56.8 63 60.1 60 60 60 60 60 60
Reserve 73 65 65 65 60 65 65 65 65 65
Aircraft Source Inventory
Fighter 603 402 401 435 416 337 367 367 367 367
5th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
F-35 US -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TF-X National Fighter TU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4th Generation 62 138 175 213 213 213 243 243 243 243
F-16C/D Falcon US / TU 62 138 175 213 2131 2131 243 243 243 243
3rd Generation 541 264 226 222 213 124 124 124 124 124
F-4E Phantom II US / ISR 1653 152 139 135 1262 702 702 702 702 702
T/F-104G/S NATO 2503 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
F-5A/B NATO / ROC 1263 88 87 87 87 54 54 54 54 54
Recon [armed] 24 46 39 35 35 35 34 34 34 34
RF-4E US 6 26 39 35 35 35 34 34 34 34
RF-5A US 18 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Electronic Warfare - - - - - - - - + +
ESHAR TU - - - - - - - - + +
HAVASOJ TU - - - - - - - - + +
Airborne Early Warning (AEW) .. .. .. .. 1 1 2 2 4 4+
B-737 Peace Eagle (PE) US -- -- -- -- 1 1 2 2 4 4+
TANKER .. 2 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
KC-135R-CRAG US -- 2 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Transport 88 55 78 77+ .. 77+ .. .. .. ..
Heavy .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
A400M EU -- -- -- -- -- -- 10 10 10 10
Medium 27 31 32 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
C-130E Hercules US 7 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13
C-160D Transall DE 20 19 19 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Light 54 22 44 46 46 46 46 46 46 46
CN-235 CN-235 ES / TU -- 22 44 46 46 46 46 46 46 46
C-47 Skytrain US 54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passenger 7 2 2 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+
Gulfstream III Gulfstream III US -- -- -- + + + + + + +
Cessna 560 Citation US 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Viscount UK 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TRAINING 195 233 230 198 198 198 198 168 153 138
Jet - Advanced 28 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
T-X Jet Trainer TU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
T-38A/M Talon US 28 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
Jet - Intermediate 137 96 94 60 60 60 60 30 15 ..
T-37B/C Tweet US 423 62 60 60 60 60 60 30 15 --
T-33 Shooting Star US 95 34 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Propeller 30 67 66 68 68 68 68 68 68 68
Hurkus TU - - - - - - - 40 40 40
SF-260D SF-260D IT -- 39 38 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
T-41D Mescalero US 18 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
T-34 Mentor US 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Helicopter

49+ 21 20 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
Transport - Intermediate 4 .. .. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
AS532 Cougar FR -- -- -- 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
AS330 Puma FR 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Transport - Light 45+ 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
TIHP TU - - - - - - + + + +
Bell 205 / UH-1H Iroquious US 45+ 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
UAV -- -- -- -- 1 28 28 28 28 28 28
Anka ISR - - - - - - - 10 10 10
Heron Heron ISR -- -- -- -- 10 10 10 10 10 10
Gnat 750 Gnat 750 US -- -- -- 1 18 18 18 18 18 18
SAM -- 152 152 116 178+ 178+ 178+ 178+ 178+ 178+ 178+
T-LORAMIDS TBD -- -- -- -- -- -- + ++ ++ ++
MIM-14 Nike-Hercules USA 128 128 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92
Rapier UK 24 24 24 86 86 86 86 86 86 86
MIM-23 HAWK USA -- -- -- + + + + + + +

Notes

    1 - This number includes aircraft upgraded to Block 50 standard. The entire fleet was planned to be upgraded to this standard as of 2012.

    2 - This number includes aircraft upgraded to Phantom 2000 and F-4E 2020/Terminator standards.

    3 - These numbers include a number of airframes in storage (30 F-4E, 44 F-5A/B, 90 T/F-104G/S, 12 T-37).




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