NATO’s mixed whole of 30 full member states contains 28 European nations, along with Canada and the USA.
Some 1,781 fight plane have been in lively use with 19 European NATO nations as of 30 September, Cirium fleets information reveals. The opposite 9 states – Albania, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia – all lack such a functionality.
Cirium data reveals that there are 16 totally different fight plane varieties in service with the militaries of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK.
Lockheed Martin’s F-16 is essentially the most quite a few and broadly employed fight kind, with 512 plane – a 29% share – flown by 9 of the nations, plus one other 180 that are individually categorised as devoted coaching property. The producer’s newest V-model can be on order for future operators Bulgaria and Slovakia.
|European NATO fight plane fleet|
|Be aware: *Excludes devoted coaching property|
|Supply: Cirium fleets information|
Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK fly a mixed 415 Eurofighter Typhoons, 23% of the regional whole, with a 38-aircraft follow-on buy just lately accredited by Berlin, and Madrid additionally eyeing a possible repeat purchase. The opposite 14 varieties every account for lower than a 10% fleet share, starting from 166 Dassault Mirage 2000-family jets flown by France and Greece to simply 4 Sukhoi Su-25s, utilized by Bulgaria.
Using Soviet-era fight property amongst European NATO nations continues to dwindle quickly, now standing at simply 111 plane: 6% of the lively fleet. This whole additionally contains 46 RAC MiG-29s, 32 Su-22s and 29 Mikoyan MiG-21s, within the inventories of Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.