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Latest update: November 2017
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Aircraft totals Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
AW101 16 6       16             0
Bell 412 19       19 0   1         18
C-130 11       11 0 1 6         4
F-16 74       74 0 17 1         56
F-35 22 18 12   10 12             10
F-5 60       60 0 10 41 9       0
Falcon 20 3       3 0             3
H-3 11       11 0   3   4     12
Lynx 6       6 0   6         0
NH90 14       6 8             6
P-3 11       11 0     5       6
P-8     5     0             0
T-17 22       22 0 4 2         16
Total 269 24 17   233 36 32 60 14 4     131
 
Comment(s):

AW101:

Will enter service in the 2018 - 2021 timeframe and replace the H-3 Sea Kings currently performing the SAR role.

F-35A:

Ten F-35As have been delivered to the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The first seven aircraft are based at Luke AFB, Arizona. These aircraft are operating within the 62nd FS and used for training the pilots and maintainers. Four were delivered in 2016 and three in 2017 with the seventh aircraft delivered on June 29, 2017.

On Friday November 3, 2017 three F-35As were flown non-stop and supported by a USAF KC-135R and KC-10A from Fort Worth, Texas to Ørland in Norway. The Norwegian base will become the main operating base for the Lightnings.

P-8A:

The contract for the puchase of the Poseidon has been signed with Boeing Defense. Annually the DoD, US Navy awards a contract to Boeing to deliver USN P-8As which will also include FMS orders. At that time the aircraft will be listed as ordered.

Sea King (H-3):

Two ex Royal Air Force Sea King HAS3As were purchased in 2015. These are used for spares.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Aircraft detailed Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
AW101 Mk612 16 6       16             0
Bell 412SP 19       19 0   1         18
C-130H 6       6 0   6         0
C-130J.30 5       5 0 1           4
F-16A 13       13 0 13           0
F-16AM 47       47 0             47
F-16B 4       4 0 4           0
F-16BM 10       10 0   1         9
F-35A 22 18 12   10 12             10
F-5A 30       30 0 4 25 1       0
F-5B 14       14 0 2 11 1       0
RF-5A 16       16 0 4 5 7       0
Falcon 20ECM 2       2 0             2
Falcon 20VIP 1       1 0             1
Sea King Mk.43 2       2 0             2
Sea King Mk.43B 9       9 0       1     10
Sea King HAR.3A           0   3   3     0
Lynx Mk.86 6       6 0   6         0
NH90-ASW 6         6             0
NH90-NFH (CG) 8       6 2             6
P-3B 5       5 0     5       0
P-3C 4       4 0             4
P-3N 2       2 0             2
P-8A     5     0             0
T-17 22       22 0 4 2         16
Total 269 24 17   233 36 32 60 14 4     131
 
Squadron / Wing overview
 
Wing Group Squadron Aircraft Tailcode Base State Command
56th FW   62 F-35A LF Luke AFB Arizona  
132 Luftving   331 F-16AM/BM   Bodø    
133 Luftving   333 P-3C/N   Andoya    
135 Luftving   335 C-130J.30   Gardermoen (Oslo)    
135 Luftving   717 Falcon 20ECM/VIP   Gardermoen (Oslo)    
138 Luftving   338 F-16AM/BM   Ørland    
138 Luftving   338 F-35A   Ørland    
139 Luftving   330 Sea King Mk.43B   Rygge    
139 Luftving   334 NH90-ASW   Bardufoss    
139 Luftving   337 NH90-NFH   Bardufoss    
139 Luftving   339 Bell 412SP   Bardufoss    
139 Luftving   LFT T-17   Bardufoss    
139 Luftving   LFT T-17   Bardufoss    
               
 
Comment(s):

330 Skv will receive the AW101s between 2018 - 2021.
338 Skv received its first three F-35A on November 3, 2017.
62nd FS is one of six squadrons of the 56th FW AETC which are assigned to F-35A training for USAF and partner nations at Luke AFB, Arizona.
 
Photo gallery
 
C-130J.30 supporting F-16s during exercise Frisian Flag 2014. F-16AM during the NTM 2010 held at Volkel.  F-16BM 'sporting 'Tiger' markings at NTM 2010.
     
 
Falcon 20 ECM at Lechfeld Air Base Germany during exercise ELITE 2010. NH90-NFH at De Kooy for a fuel stop during its delivery flight to Norway.  P-3N Orion arriving for static display at the Belgian Air Show Kleine-Brogel 2014
 
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