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Active United States military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that is use by the United States military. For aircraft no longer in-service see List of military aircraft of the United States.

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Air Force

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity[1] Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
A-10 Thunderbolt II  United States Attack Aircraft A-10A
A-10C
111
138
To be replaced by F-35A.Template:Http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/jsf/
AC-130 Spectre  United States Attack Aircraft AC-130H
AC-130U
8
13
B-1 Lancer  United States Bombers B-1B 67 2 Test Aircraft
B-2 Spirit  United States Bombers B-2A 20 1 Test Aircraft
B-52 Stratofortress  United States Bombers B-52H 74 20 in reserve
C-5 Galaxy  United States Cargo Aircraft C-5A
C-5B
C-5C
C-5M
58
50
2
1
C-12 Huron  United States Cargo Aircraft C-12C
C-12D
C-12F
C-12J
MC-12W
16
6
2
4
1 (24 ordered)
C-17 Globemaster III  United States Cargo Aircraft C-17A 205 Deliveries in progress with 205 planned
Gulfstream C-20  United States Cargo Aircraft C-20B
C-20H
5
2
Learjet C-21  United States Cargo Aircraft C-21A 76
Boeing C-22  United States Cargo Aircraft C-22B 3
C-26 Metroliner  United States Cargo Aircraft C-26B 11
Boeing C-32  United States Cargo Aircraft C-32A
C-32B
4
2
Gulfstream C-37  United States Cargo Aircraft C-37A 9
Gulfstream C-38  United States Cargo Aircraft C-38A 2
C-40 Clipper  United States Cargo Aircraft C-40B
C-40C
4
6
C-130 Hercules  United States Cargo Aircraft C-130E
C-130H
171
283
C-130J Super Hercules  United States Cargo Aircraft C-130J
C-130J-30
28
5
C-135 Stratolifter  United States Cargo Aircraft C-135 2
E-3 Sentry  United States Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-3B
E-3C
22
10
Boeing E-4  United States Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-4B 4
E-8 Joint STARS  United States Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-8A
E-8C
1
17
EC-130 Commando Solo  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft EC-130E
EC-130H
4
14
EC-130J Commando Solo  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft EC-130J 6
F-15 Eagle  United States Fighter Aircraft F-15C
F-15D
336
54
To be replaced by the F-22 Raptor
F-15E Strike Eagle  United States Fighter Aircraft F-15E 224
F-16 Viper  United States Fighter Aircraft F-16C
F-16D
1,082
180
To be replaced by the F-35A
F-22 Raptor  United States Fighter Aircraft F-22A 145 Deliveries in progress with 187 planned
F-35 Lightning II  United States Fighter Aircraft F-35A 0 About 1,763 planned
HC-130 Hercules  United States Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-130N
HC-130P
10
22
KC-10 Extender  United States Tanker Aircraft KC-10A 59
KC-135 Stratotanker  United States Tanker Aircraft KC-135E
KC-135R
KC-135T
--
364
54
KC-135E being retired
MC-130E/H/P Combat Talon I/II/Combat Shadow  United States Multi-mission Aircraft MC-130E
MC-130H
MC-130P
14
20
27
OA-10 Thunderbolt II  United States Observation Aircraft OA-10A 108 To be replaced by the F-35A
OC-135 Open Skies  United States Observation Aircraft OC-135B 2
Boeing RC-135  United States Reconnaissance Aircraft RC-135S
RC-135U
RC-135V
RC-135W
3
2
8
8
T-1 Jayhawk  United States Trainer Aircraft T-1A 179
T-6 Texan II  United States Trainer Aircraft T-6A 337
T-38 Talon  United States Trainer Aircraft T-38A
T-38C
(A)T-38B
200
246
31
T-41 Mescalero  United States Trainer Aircraft T-41C 4
Boeing T-43  United States Trainer Aircraft T-43 8
TU-2 Dragon Lady  United States Trainer Aircraft TU-2S 5
U-2 Dragon Lady  United States Reconnaissance Aircraft U-2S 28
Pilatus U-28  United States Utility Aircraft U-28A 6
Boeing VC-25  United States VIP Transport VC-25A 2 Used as Presidential Transport
WC-130 Hercules  United States Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-130H
WC-130J
10
10
WC-135 Constant Phoenix  United States Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-135 2
Helicopters
HH-60 Pave Hawk  United States Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60G 101
UH-1N Twin Huey  United States Utility Helicopter UH-1N 62
UH-1 Iroquois  United States Utility Helicopter UH-1V 2
TH-1 Iroquois  United States Training Helicopter TH-1H 1
VSTOL and VTOL
de Havilland Canada UV-18  Canada Utility STOL Aircraft UV-18B 3
CV-22 Osprey  United States Cargo VTOL Aircraft CV-22B 7 50 Planned
Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Mil Mi-8  Soviet Union Utility Helicopter
Mikoyan MiG-29  Soviet Union Air-superiority fighter, multirole fighter Evaluation only

Army

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity[2] Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-12 Huron  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-12C
C-12D
C-12F
17
14
17
Gulfstream C-20  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-20C 4
C-23 Sherpa  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-23 43 To be replaced be Alenia C-27J
C-26 Metroliner  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-26B 11
C-31 Troopship  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-31A 2
Gulfstream C-37  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-37A
C-37B
2
1
RC-12 Huron  United States Reconnaissance Aircraft RC-12D
RC-12H
RC-12K
12
6
18
Cessna UC-35  United States Utility Aircraft UC-35A
UC-35B
20
7
Helicopters
AH-6 Little Bird  United States Attack Helicopter AH-6A 20
AH-64 Apache  United States Attack Helicopter AH-64A
AH-64D
251
500
CH-47 Chinook  United States Cargo Helicopter CH-47D
CH-47F
394
48
191 new CH-47F to be delivered, plus 24 options
EH-60 Black Hawk  United States Electronic-Warfare Helicopter EH-60A 64
MH-47 Chinook  United States Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-47D
MH-47E
MH-47G
11
23
27
MH-60 Black Hawk  United States Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-60K
MH-60L
23
35
OH-58 Kiowa  United States Observation Helicopter OH-58A
OH-58C
OH-58D
150
210
368
A / C models are currently under replacement by UH-72
TH-67 Creek  United States Training Helicopter TH-67 172
UH-1 Iroquois  United States Utility Helicopter UH-1H 875 To be replaced by UH-72
UH-60 Black Hawk  United States Utility Helicopter UH-60A
UH-60L
UH-60M
751
593
100[3]
UH-72 Lakota  United States Utility Helicopter UH-72A 25 345 Planned
VSTOL and VTOL
DHC-6 Twin Otter  United States Utility VSTOL Aircraft UV-18A 6
Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Antonov An-26  Soviet Union Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Antonov An-2  Soviet Union Undesignated Foreign Aircraft
Mil Mi-24  Soviet Union Attack Helicopter with transport capabilities Mi-24 1 Used for adversary training and acquired from Germany

Coast Guard

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity[4] Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
Gulfstream C-37  United States Cargo Aircraft C-37A 1
C-143A Challenger  Canada Cargo Aircraft C-143A 1
HC-130 Hercules  United States Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-130B
HC-130H
HC-130J
2
24
6
HC-130B to be replaced by HC-130J
HC-144 Ocean Sentry  Spain Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-144 3
HU-25 Guardian  France Search and Rescue Aircraft HU-25 41
Helicopters
HH-60 Jayhawk  United States Multi-Mission Helicopter HH-60J
MH-60T
41
HH-65 Dolphin  France Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-65C
MH-65D
102

Marines

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity[5] Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-9 Skytrain II  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-9B 2
EA-6B Prowler  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft EA-6B 21 To be retired by 2015
F/A-18 Hornet  United States Fighter Aircraft F/A-18A
F/A-18C
F/A-18D
28
86
95
To be replaced by F-35B
KC-130 Hercules  United States Tanker Aircraft KC-130F
KC-130R
KC-130T
KC-130J
20
14
24
21
Cessna UC-35  United States Utility Aircraft UC-35C
UC-35D
2
14
Helicopters
AH-1 SuperCobra  United States Attack Helicopter AH-1W 167 To be upgraded to/replaced by AH-1Z Viper beginning in 2009
AH-1Z Viper  United States Attack Helicopter AH-1Z 1 226 Planned
CH-46 Sea Knight  United States Cargo Helicopter CH-46E 221 To be replaced by V-22
CH-53 Sea Stallion  United States Cargo Helicopter CH-53D 35 To be replaced by CH-53K 2015
CH-53E Super Stallion  United States Cargo Helicopter CH-53E 140 To be replaced by CH-53K 2015
UH-1N Twin Huey  United States Utility Helicopter UH-1N 107 To be replaced by UH-1Y Venom beginning in 2009
UH-1Y Venom  United States Utility Helicopter UH-1Y 17 123 Planned
VH-3 Sea King  United States VIP Transport Helicopter VH-3D 11 Used as Presidential Transport
VH-53 Sea Stallion  United States VIP Transport Helicopter VH-53D 2
VH-60 Whitehawk  United States VIP Transport Helicopter VH-60N 7
VSTOL and VTOL
AV-8B Harrier II  United States
 United Kingdom
Attack VTOL Aircraft AV-8B 99 To be replaced by F-35B
MV-22 Osprey  United States Multi-Mission VTOL Aircraft MV-22B 126 360 Planned
TAV-8B Harrier II  United States
 United Kingdom
Training VTOL Aircraft TAV-8B 19 To be replaced by F-35B
F-35 Lightning II  United States Fighter Aircraft F-35B 0 About 340 planned

Navy

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Quantity[6] Notes
Fixed-wing Aircraft
C-2 Greyhound  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-2A 34
C-9 Skytrain II  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-9B 15 To be replaced by C-40 Clipper
Gulfstream C-20  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-20A
C-20D
C-20G
1
2
5
Gulfstream C-37  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-37A
C-37B
1
3
C-40 Clipper  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-40A 9
C-130 Hercules  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft C-130T 19
CT-39 Sabreliner  United States Cargo/Transport Aircraft CT-39G 1
E-2 Hawkeye  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft E-2C 67
E-6 Mercury  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft E-6B 16
EA-6B Prowler  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft EA-6B 81 To be replaced by EA-18G
EA-18G Growler  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft EA-18G 1 57 Planned
EP-3E ARIES  United States Electronic Warfare Aircraft EP-3E 11
F-5E/F Tiger II  United States Fighter Aircraft F-5E
F-5F
F-5N
26
4
6
Used for adversary training
F/A-18 Hornet  United States Fighter Aircraft F/A-18A
F/A-18B
F/A-18C
F/A-18D
74
26
286
47
To be replaced by F-35C
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet  United States Fighter Aircraft F/A-18E
F/A-18F
156
176
31 more to be acquired in FY 2010
F-35 Lightning II  United States Fighter Aircraft F-35C 0 About 480 planned
P-3 Orion  United States Maritime Patrol Aircraft P-3C 170 To be replaced by P-8
T-6 Texan II  United States Trainer Aircraft T-6A 49
T-34 Mentor  United States Trainer Aircraft T-34C 229 To be replaced by T-6B
T-39 Sabreliner  United States Trainer Aircraft T-39G
T-39N
8
7
Beech T-44  United States Trainer Aircraft T-44A 52
T-45 Goshawk  United States
 United Kingdom
Trainer Aircraft T-45C 218
Cessna UC-35  United States Utility Aircraft UC-35D 1
Helicopters
HH-1N Twin Huey  United States Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-1N 11
HH-46 Sea Knight  United States Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-46D 10
HH-60 Rescue Hawk  United States Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60H 49
MH-53 Sea Dragon  United States Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-53E 36
MH-60 Seahawk  United States Multi-Mission Helicopter MH-60R
MH-60S
10
109
SH-60 Seahawk  United States Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter SH-60B
SH-60F
129
60
TH-57 Sea Ranger  United States Training Helicopter TH-57B
TH-57C
44
85

UAVs

Aircraft Operators Variants In service Notes
M/RQ-1 Predator Air Force 195 [7]
MQ-1C Warrior Army 12
RQ-4 Global Hawk Air Force 10 51 Planned
RQ-5 Hunter Army
RQ-7 Shadow Army, Marine Corps 110+
MQ-8 Fire Scout Marine Corps, Navy
MQ-9 Reaper Air Force 28 [7]
CQ-10 Snowgoose Army
RQ-11 Raven Army, Marine Corps
RQ-170 Sentinel Air Force
ScanEagle Navy, Marine Corps
Bell Eagle Eye Coast Guard
Northrop Grumman X-47 Navy

References

  1. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 JAN 2009 240. Web.28 Aug 2009. <http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/sourcebook/content.jsp?channelName=pro&story=xml/sourcebook_xml/2009/01/26/AW_01_26_2009_p0240-112924-158.xml&headline=World%20Military%20Aircraft%20Inventory%20-%20United+States>.
  2. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 JAN 2009 240. Web.28 Aug 2009. <http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/sourcebook/content.jsp?channelName=pro&story=xml/sourcebook_xml/2009/01/26/AW_01_26_2009_p0240-112924-158.xml&headline=World%20Military%20Aircraft%20Inventory%20-%20United+States>.
  3. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS182954+25-Mar-2009+PRN20090325
  4. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 JAN 2009 240. Web.28 Aug 2009. <http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/sourcebook/content.jsp?channelName=pro&story=xml/sourcebook_xml/2009/01/26/AW_01_26_2009_p0240-112924-158.xml&headline=World%20Military%20Aircraft%20Inventory%20-%20United+States>.
  5. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 JAN 2009 240. Web.28 Aug 2009. <http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/sourcebook/content.jsp?channelName=pro&story=xml/sourcebook_xml/2009/01/26/AW_01_26_2009_p0240-112924-158.xml&headline=World%20Military%20Aircraft%20Inventory%20-%20United+States>.
  6. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 JAN 2009 240. Web.28 Aug 2009. <http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/sourcebook/content.jsp?channelName=pro&story=xml/sourcebook_xml/2009/01/26/AW_01_26_2009_p0240-112924-158.xml&headline=World%20Military%20Aircraft%20Inventory%20-%20United+States>.
  7. ^ a b "Drones Are Weapons of Choice in Fighting Qaeda". New York Times. March 16, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/business/17uav.html?hp. Retrieved 2009-03-17. "Considered a novelty a few years ago, the Air Force’s fleet has grown to 195 Predators and 28 Reapers, a new and more heavily armed cousin of the Predator." 

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