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Sri Lanka Air Force Equipment

SYSTEMS Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2020
FIGHTER/GROUND ATTACK - 7 10 16 16 16 -
F-7M/BS/GS - 4 4 3 3 3 -
Kfir C2 - - 4 7 7 7 -
Kfir C7 - - 2 2 2 -
IA 58A Pucara - 3 2 - - - -
Mig-27M - - - 4 4 4 -
MARITIME RECCE - - - - - - -
Cessna 337 3 6 - - - - -
UAV - - 5 3 2+ 2+ -
Blue Horizon 2 - - - - + + -
Searcher II - - - 2 2 2 -
Scout - - - 1 - - -
Superhawk - - 5 - - - -
TRANSPORT 12 20 23 16 13 13 -
An-2 - 3 - - - - -
An-24 - 4 - - - -
An-32B - - 4 7 7 7 -
BAe 748 2 3 3 2 - - -
Beechcraft Super King Air 1 1 1 1 - - -
Cessna 421C 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
C-130 - - - 2 2 2 -
Y-8 2 3 1 - - - -
Y-12 6 9 7 3 3 3 -
TRAINING 20 26 21 28 19 19 -
Cessna 150L 6 3 1 5 5 5 -
DHC-1 5 4 4 - - - -
FT-5 - 2 2 2 - - -
FT-7 - 1 1 1 1 1 -
K-8 - - - 3 3 3 -
Kfir TC2 - - 1 1 2 2 -
Mig-23UB - - - 1 1 1 -
PT-6 - - - 10 7 7 -
SF-260MB - 8 4 - - - -
SF-260TP1 9 8 8 5 - - -
Helicopters
ATTACK - - 4 14 13 13 -
Mi-24V - - 2 1 1 1 -
Mi-35P - - 2 13 12 12 -
TRANSPORT/ARMED TRANSPORT 14 22 25 23 22 21? -
Bell 212 10 12 11 10 10 10 -
Bell 412 4 4 3 6 6 6 -
Mi-17 - 6 112 72 62 5? -
MARITIME RECCE 2 2 - - - - -
SA 365 2 2 - - - - -
UTILITY/TRAINING 7 9 12 12 5 5 -
Bell 206 7 9 12 12 5 5 -

Notes

    1 - These aircraft were armed trainer types, operating in the counter-insurgency role.

    2 - As of 2000, the IISS Military Balance reported 6 of the 11 Mi-17 aircraft in Sri Lankan inventory to be in storage. As of 2005, 4 of the 7 Mi-17 aircraft were reported to be in storage. As of 2010, 3 of the 6 Mi-17 aircraft were reported to be in storage.




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