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Kuwait Air Force

Aircraft Source Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Active 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Attack 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 - - -
Hawk 64 UK 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 - - -
Fighter 18 44 44 43 31 31 31 28 76 76
5th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 0 0
TBD US -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - 0 0
4th Generation .. 32 32 31 31 31 31 68 68 68
Typhoon Eurofighter EU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 28 28 28
F/A-18C Hornet US -- 32 32 31 31 31 31 40 40 40
3rd Generation 18 12 12 12 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mirage F1CK1 FRA 18 12 12 12 -- -- -- -- -- --
Tanker .. .. .. .. .. 3 3 3 3 3
KC-130J Hercules US -- -- -- -- -- 3 3 3 3 3
Transport 8 4 4 4 5 5 7 7 7 7
Heavy - - - - - - 2 2 2 2
C-17 Globemaster III US - - - - - - 2 2 2 2
Medium 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
L-100-30 Hercules US 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Light 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
DHC-4 Caribou CAN 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passenger 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
B737-200 US -- -- -- -- 1 1 1 1 1 1
DC-9 US 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
TRAINING 5 26 26 26 24 24 24 16 16 16
Jet - Advanced 5 10 10 10 8 8 8 .. .. ..
F/A-18D Hornet US -- 8 8 8 8 8 8 -- -- --
Mirage F1BK1 FRA 5 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Piston .. 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
T-52 Tucano UK -- 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Helicopter

GTOW 33 30 30 30 41 39 39 39 39 39
Attack 12 16 16 16 29 29 29 29 29 29
AH-64D Longbow US -- -- -- -- 16 16 16 16 16 16
SA-342L Gazelle FRA 12 16 16 16 13 13 13 13 13 13
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 6 5 5 5 5 3 3 24 24 30
EC725 / H225M Caracal FR - - - - - - - 24 24 30
AS-332 / B Super Puma FRA 6 5 5 5 5 3 3 - - -
Transport - Medium 5-ton 10 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7
S-330 Puma FRA 10 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7
Light / Utility 5 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
SA-342 Gazelle FRA 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Air Defense

.. 24 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48
SAM 24 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
Aspide / Aspide-20002 ITA -- 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
MIM-23B I-HAWK US 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft .. 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
35mm Oerlikon GDF2 EGY -- 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Missile Defense

.. .. .. 5 5 5 5+ 5+ 5+ 5+ 5+
MIM-104E GEM-T Patriot US -- -- -- -- -- + + + + +
MIM-104C PAC-2 Patriot US -- -- 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Notes

    1 - These aircraft were said to be non-operational by 2005.

    2 - Components of the Amoun air defense system, a variant of the Skyguard air defense system, produced in Egypt.




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