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Algerian Air Force
القوات الجوية الجزائرية
Al Quwwat aljawwiya aljaza'eriiya
Active 1962
Country  Algeria
Branch Air Force
Size 632 aircraft / 245 armed helicopters
Insignia
Roundel Algeria A-F Roundel.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack Su-30MKA, Su-24, L-39ZA, Mi-24, Yakovlev Yak-130
Fighter Su-30MKA, MiG-29
Interceptor MiG-25, Su-30MKA
Patrol Fokker F27, King Air 200T
Reconnaissance MiG-25R, Seeker, Su-24, Mirach-100, Beechcraft 1900D HISAR
Trainer Z 142, T-34C, L-39ZA, Yak-130
Transport C-130, Il-76, C-295, Mi-8, Mi-17,

The Algerian Air Force (QJJ) is the aerial arm of the Algerian People's Military.

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Inventory

In 2006 a large contract with Russia provided for over 80 top modern fighters, yet to be delivered. The QJJ presently maintains an inventory of 440 aircraft, including 213 jet combat aircraft(242 in total), 73 transport and patrol aircraft, 31 trainers, and 245 helicopters.

AAF Su-24 MK2 and IL-78
C-130H Hercules in 2009
Aircraft Source Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Fighter Aircraft
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23  Soviet Union Bomber
Fighter
MiG-23BN
MiG-23MF
17
10
second raw
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25  Soviet Union /  Ukraine
Interceptor
Reconnaissance
Training

MiG-25PDS
MiG-25RBSh

8
2
10
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29  Russia /  Belarus /  Ukraine Multirole Fighter MiG-29 65
Sukhoi Su-24  Russia Strike
Reconnaissance
Electronic Warfare
Su-24Bis
Su-24MR
Su-24MP
38
4
2
Sukhoi Su-30  Russia Multirole Fighter Su-30MKA 28 28 more will be delivered until 2011
Sukhoi Su-35  Russia Multirole Fighter Su-35BM 34 Under negociations
Trainer Aircraft
Aero L-39 Albatros  Czechoslovakia Advanced Trainer; Light attack L-39ZA / L-39 C 45/7
Yakovlev Yak-130  Russia advanced trainer
light attack
Yak-130 0 16 on order (delivered by end 2010)
Zlin Z-142  Algeria/ Czechoslovakia Trainer Z-142 25
Transports
Beechcraft King Air  United States Utility Transport C90B 3
Raytheon 200  United States Utility Transport Raytheon 200
Raytheon 200T
8
2
Raytheon 1900D  United States Utility Transport Raytheon 1900D 12
CASA C-295  Spain Transport
Maritime Patrol
C-295
C-295 MSA/MPA
6
4 ordered
Fokker F27 Friendship  Netherlands Transport
Maritime Patrol
F27-400 2
Gulfstream IVSP  United States VIP Transport 4
Ilyushin Il-76  Soviet Union /  Russia Transport
Transport
Il-76MD
Il-76TD
3
9
Lockheed C-130 Hercules  United States Transport C-130H
C-130H-30
9
8
Tanker
Ilyushin Il-78  Soviet Union /  Russia Tanker Il-78M/T 6
Helicopters
Bell 412  United States Transport Helicopter 412EP 3 VIP and utility transport
Eurocopter AS 355 Ecureuil  France Utility Helicopter AS 355N
AS 555N
19
Kamov Ka-32  Soviet Union SAR Ka-32T/Ka-32C 5
Mil Mi-2  Poland Utility Helicopter Mi-2 21 For basic training. Some helicopters are used by security forces (Gendarmerie Nationale)
Mil Mi-8  Soviet Union Transport Helicopter Mi-8 33
Mil Mi-17  Russia Attack Helicopter Mi-17 42 Upgrading underway to SuperHip with ATE systems
Mil Mi-24  Soviet Union/  Ukraine Attack Helicopter Mi-24MKIII SuperHind 38 Upgrading underway from MKIII to MKIV format with ATE systems in Algeria[2]
AgustaWestland Super Lynx  United Kingdom ASuW 0 4 on order [2] firsts deliveries are expected for 2010
AgustaWestland EH101  United Kingdom /  Italy SAR/CSAR EH101 0 6 on order [2] firsts deliveries are expected for 2010

Future Equipment

100 helicopters,including both AW109A and AW109 LUH models. The larger twin-engine AW139 helicopters are also reportedly part of the deal.

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