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

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

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