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Latest update: July 2018

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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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 Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
F-16           0       12     12
Mig-21 306       306 0 66 211         29
Mig-29 21       21 0 3 18         0
An-26 15       15 0   8 7       0
An-30 3       3 0   1         2
C-27 7       7 0             7
C-130           0       5     5
IAR-99 28       28 0 6 3         19
Yak-52 31       31 0 1 10 4       16
Mi-8 38       38 0 3 23 9       3
Mi-17 6       6 0 1   2       3
SA.316 109       109 0 4 89 7       9
SA.330 111       111 0 14 39 1       57
Total 675       675 0 98 402 30 17     162
 
Comment(s):

F-16:

The first six F-16s were delivered to the Romanian Air Force on September 28th. Twelve F-16s are on order and purchased from Portugal (who in turn bought these from the USAF which kept them stored at AMARG - Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona).
More F-16s are expected to be purchased as the Romanian Air Force has a requirement for five additional aircraft and plans to buy 36 F-16C/Ds. The later might be purchased from Greece, Israel or the United States.

Mig-21:

A number of Mig-21 were updated and known as Lancer. The Lancer A and Lancer C are upgraded Mig-21M and Mig-21MFs, the Lancer B are upgraded Mig-21UM.

SA.316:

The Alouette IIIs were build in licencse by Industria Aeronautică Română (IAR) and designated IAR.316

SA.330:

The Puma's were build in licencse by Industria Aeronautică Română (IAR) and designated IAR.330
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Aircraft Aircraft type Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
F-16 F-16AM           0       9     9
  F-16BM           0       3     3
Mig-21 Lancer A 70       70 0 2 68         0
  Lancer B 13       13 0 2 2         9
  Lancer C 27       27 0 6 1         20
  Lancer III 1       1 0   1         0
  Mig-21F-13 24       24 0 5 19         0
  Mig-21M 26       26 0 16 10         0
  Mig-21MF 9       9 0 5 4         0
  Mig-21MF-75 4       4 0 3 1         0
  Mig-21PF (RFM) 34       34 0 2 32         0
  Mig-21PFM (RFMM) 30       30 0 4 26         0
  Mig-21R (C) 12       12 0 3 9         0
  Mig-21RFMM (PFMA) 21       21 0 4 17         0
  MiG-21U-400 4       4 0 1 3         0
  Mig-21U-600 3       3 0   3         0
  MiG-21UM 19       19 0 9 10         0
  Mig-21US 9       9 0 4 5         0
Mig-29 MiG-29A 16       16 0 2 14         0
  MiG-29S 1       1 0   1         0
  MiG-29UB 4       4 0 1 3         0
An-26 An-26 13       13 0   7 6       0
  An-26B 1       1 0   1         0
  An-26B-100 1       1 0     1       0
An-30 An-30 3       3 0   1         2
C-27 C-27J 7       7 0             7
C-130 C-130B           0       4     4
  C-130H.30           0       1     1
IAR-99 IAR-99 12       12 0 2 3         7
  IAR-99C 16       16 0 4           12
Yak-52 Iak-52 31       31 0 1 10 4       16
Mi-8 Mi-8PS 12       12 0   3 7       2
  Mi-8T 26       26 0 3 20 2       1
Mi-17 Mi-17 4       4 0 1   2       1
  Mi-17-1V 1       1 0             1
  Mi-17-1VA 1       1 0             1
SA.316 IAR316B 109       109 0 4 89 7       9
SA.330 IAR.330 Puma Naval 3       3 0             3
  IAR.330L 67       67 0 10 37 1       19
  IAR.330L SOCAT 24       24 0 3 2         19
  IAR.330M 17       17 0 1           16
Total   675       675 0 98 402 30 17     162
 
Comment(s):

Mig-21, Lancer versions:

Lancer A: ground attack version. Originally 75 ordered but revised to 71 aircraft. (4 aircraft changed to Lancer B).
Lancer B: trainer version. Originally 10 ordered but revised to 14 aircraft.
Lancer C: Air-to-Air version. 14 ordered.

The numbers of aircraft ordered and numbers in above table will be validated.
 
Squadron / Wing overview
 
Overview will be updated.
 
Squadron Wing Air Base Aircraft
Baza 71 Aeriana   Câmpia Turzii Mig-21 (Lancer B/C), IAR-330
      IAR-330
Baza 86 Aeriana   Mihail Kogalniceanu Mig-21 (Lancer B/C), IAR-330
Baza 90 Aeriana   Bucarest An-30,C-27J, C-130B/H
      IAR-330
Baza 95 Aeriana   Bacau IAR-99, IAR-330
    Boboc Yak-52, IAR-316B, IAR-99
 
Photo gallery
 
C-27J Spartan Mig-21UM (Lancer B) IAR-330M