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Latest update: May 2019
 
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 WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.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 detailed
 
Aircraft Aircraft type Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
F-4 F-4E 10       10 0 3 7         0
  F-4F 175       175 0 26 149         0
  RF-4E 88       88 0 14 1 73       0
F-104 F-104G 39       39 0   5 38 4     0
  RF-104G 3       3 0     3       0
EF-2000 EF-2000 120   33   111 9   2         109
  EF-2000(T) 26       26 0             26
Mig-29 MiG-29A           0 1   18 19     0
  MiG-29G           0   1   1     0
  MiG-29GT           0     4 4     0
Tornado Tornado 5       5 0   5         0
  Tornado ECR 35       35 0 2 12         21
  Tornado IDS 256       256 0 35 171         50
  Tornado IDS(T) 67       67 0 10 41         16
A310 A310-304           0   2   2     0
  A310PAX           0       1     1
A310MRTT A310MRTT           0       4     4
A319 A319-133X 3       3 0             3
A321 A321           0       1     1
A340 A340-313X           0       2     2
A350 A350     3     0             0
A400M A400M 53       28 25             28
An-26 An-26           0   5 7 12     0
B-707 B-707.307C 4       4 0   1 3       0
C-130 C-130J     3     0             0
  KC-130J     3     0             0
C-160 C-160D 114       114 0 4 48 19       43
Do-228 Do-228-201 1       1 0     1       0
  Do-228-212(LM) 2       2 0   1         1
  Do-228-212(LT) 2       2 0     2       0
  Do-228NG 1       1 0             1
Global 5000 Global 5000 4       4 0             4
L-410 L-410UVP-S           0   2 2 4     0
  L-410UVP-T           0     8 8     0
BR.1150 Br.1150 15       15 0 1 16   1     -1
  Br.1150 SIGINT 5       5 0   5         0
P-3 P-3C           0       8     8
  P-3C-II           0   1   1     0
Alpha Jet Alpha Jet A 175       175 0 7 44 124 1     1
L-39 L-39V           0   2   2     0
  L-39ZO           0   12 38 50     0
H135 EC135T1 15       15 0             15
H145 H145 7         7             0
H145M H145M 15       15 0             15
AS532 AS532U2 3       3 0             3
BO-105 BO-105C 10       10 0     10       0
  BO-105M 99       99 0 1 66 32       0
UH-1 UH-1D 340       340 0 43 135 21       141
H-3 Sea King Mk..41 23       23 0 2 1         20
H-53 CH-53G 59       59 0 4 18         37
  CH-53GA 25       25 0   1         24
  CH-53GE 6       6 0             6
  CH-53GS 22       22 0 2           20
Lynx Sea Lynx Mk.88 4       4 0 4           0
  Super Lynx Mk88A 22       22 0             22
Mi-24 Mi-24D           0   6 33 39     0
  Mi-24P           0   5 7 12     0
NH90 NH90-NFH 18         18             0
  NH90-TTH 82       63 19             63
Tiger Tiger UHT 68       68 0 2 5         61
MQ-4 MQ-4C     4     0             0
Total   2.021   46   1.943 78 161 770 443 176     745
 
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Aircraft currently in service and procurements

F-4F / RF-4E
 
Phantom Farewell at Wittmund on June 28, 2013.

In the 1990 the RF-4Es operated by AG 51 based at Bremgarten and AG 52 based at Leck were withdrawn from use. The aircraft which were not written off or preserved were sold to the Air Forces of Greece and Turkey.


A310MRTT A310-304 
 
A310MRTT during EART 2015 over the Noordzee on April 10, 2014. One of the two VIP A310s arriving at Schiphol on October 24, 2007.

The two A310-304s were modified to perform the VIP transport role and replaced by the new VIP fleet consisting of the Airbus A319, A340 and Bombardier Global 5000. The A310PAX is configured solely for the passenger and transport role.
Four A310s were modified to A310MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport). One of these aircraft is configured as Medevac aircraft.

A319/A321
A319-133X on approach to Eindhoven Air Base April 21, 2016.

A319:

The German Air Force bought a third A319. It should be dedicated to the Open Skies role.


A321:

One A321 has been bought on the civilian market. After a retrofit / upgrade it will join the BMVg VIP fleet. The aircraft is bought as it's capable of transporting more people over long distances then the A319s and Global 5000s.

A350:

Germany will buy three Airbus A350s to replace its current two A340s. The first aircraft will enter service in 2019 with the other two to follow in 2020 and 2021.

A400M
A400M on approach to Eindhoven Air Base August 5, 2015.

Delivery of A400M to the German Air Force - and the other customers - was delayed as a result of problems with the program. The earlier delivered aircraft of which the first two were grounded for some time were returned to Airbus D&S to be upgraded to the latest production standard. Only 40 of the 53 purchased aircraft will be operated by the German Air Force. The German MoD intended to lease 13 aircraft to other countries with the Czech Republic and Switzerland reported as countries interested to lease the A400Ms but a deal didn't materialize.

From August 1, 2018 LTG 62 has one A400M assigned for the ICAE (Intensive Care Aeromedical Evacuation) role with the aircraft on a continuous 12 hour standby. The aircraft can provide for the treatment of up to six patients (two Intensive Care, two Intermediate Care and two Low Care) in the air by the 11-member medical team onboard.

Besides the regular transport of cargo and personnel and the ICAE mission the German Air Force A400Ms are also able to perform Air-to-Air refuelling missions by using the AAR refuelling pods installed on the wings of the aircraft.

C-130J Super Hercules:

The German MoD will place an order to buy six Lockheed Martin C-130Js in 2019. These aircraft will be based in France alongside six French Air Force Super Hercules (two C-130J.30 and two KC-130J contracted in early 2016 and two aircraft to be ordered) and will operated by joint France-German unit.


C-160D
 
A C-160D from LTG 63 arriving at Eindhoven to be preserved in front of the EATC building on  September 12, 2016.

The Transall is in the process of being withdrawn from service and replaced by the A400M. Two wings are operating the transport aircraft. Both will be disbanded see squadron and wing overview.


Bo-105
 
BO-105P from KHR 26 after its display
at the Karup air show on June 22, 2014.

The BO-105Ps has been withdrawn from use in October 2016. BO-105Ms had already been retired.


H145:

The H145 helicopters have been purchased for the special operations role and will replace the UH-1Ds from THR 30 which were tasked with supporting special forces.

Tiger (EC665)
Tiger during an exercise over the Leusderheide February 21, 2017.

The original order was signed for 80 helicopters but changed to 68 in 2013. On July 25, 2018 the last Tiger was delivered to Germany. It will be delivered to KHR 36. More than 30 Tigers who have been operated for many years will receive an hard- and software upgrade to bring them to the latest specifications.



UH-1D
 
UH-1D from HSG 64 at the SAR Meet held at Kiel on June 23, 2012.

The Huyes will be from service during 2020. They remaining UH-1Ds are assigned to THR 30 and dedicated to the SAR role. THR 30 maintains a SAR detachment at other bases.