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Active UAE Air Force Aircraft (2024)


Military | Modern Airpower

Lacking an aero-industry of its own, the UAE depends heavily on purchases of warplanes from abroad.

There are a total of [ 35 ] Active UAE Air Force Aircraft (2024) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.


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1978
Picture of the Aermacchi MB.339
Aermacchi MB.339
Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
2/35
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1990
Picture of the Air Tractor AT-802
Air Tractor AT-802
Multirole Light Aircraft
3/35
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2011
Picture of the Airbus A330 MRTT
Airbus A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling Tanker / General Transport
4/35
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1975
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil/Astar
Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil/Astar
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
5/35
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1982
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS532 (Super Puma / Cougar)
Airbus Helicopters AS532 (Super Puma / Cougar)
Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
6/35
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1985
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther
Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter
7/35
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1990
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (AS550)
Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (AS550)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
8/35
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1969
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
9/35
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1988
Picture of the Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
10/35
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1976
Picture of the BAe Hawk
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
11/35
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1972
Picture of the Beechcraft Super King Air
Beechcraft Super King Air
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
12/35
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1981
Picture of the Bell Model 412
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
13/35
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1986
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
14/35
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1995
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
15/35
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1962
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
16/35
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1980
Picture of the Bombardier Challenger 600 (series)
Bombardier Challenger 600 (series)
Twin-Engined Business Jet
17/35
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1984
Picture of the Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
Turboprop Passenger Airliner / Cargo Hauling Aircraft
18/35
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1979
Picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
Dassault Mirage 2000 (M2000)
Multirole Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
19/35
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2001
Picture of the Dassault Rafale
Dassault Rafale
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
20/35
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1966
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Civilian-Military Transport / Light Utility Aircraft
21/35
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1986
Picture of the Denel Dynamics Seeker
Denel Dynamics Seeker
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
22/35
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2023
Picture of the Edge REACH-S
Edge REACH-S
ISR / Attack Drone
23/35
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1995
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
24/35
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1999
Picture of the Grob G115
Grob G115
Basic Trainer / Light Aircraft
25/35
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2003
Picture of the Leonardo AW139
Leonardo AW139
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
26/35
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1956
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
27/35
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1965
Picture of the Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft
28/35
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1978
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
29/35
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2016
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
30/35
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1990
Picture of the Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Twin-Engine Turboprop VIP Transport Aircraft
31/35
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2020
Picture of the Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead
Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) / Drone
32/35
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1978
Picture of the Pilatus PC-7
Pilatus PC-7
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
33/35
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1984
Picture of the Saab 340
Saab 340
Regional Passenger Airliner / Special Missions Platform
34/35
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2019
Picture of the Saab GlobalEye
Saab GlobalEye
Airborne Early Warning and Control Special-Mission Aircraft Platform
35/35
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1979
Picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Medium-Lift, Multi-Mission Helicopter
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