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Encyclopedia > List of air forces

This is a list of air forces, sorted alphabetically by country, followed by a list of former countries' air forces. It includes naval air arms, army aviation corps, and coast guards. Country names in italics indicate countries that are not generally recognized internationally. An air force, in some countries called an air army, is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare. ...

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A

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
Flag of Abkhazia Abkhazia Abkhazian Air Force 1992
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghan National Army - Air Corps
Afghan Melli-e Ourdou
2002[1]

Air and Air Defense Force of the Islamic State of Afghanistan (Mujahideen)[2] Image File history File links Flag_of_Abkhazia. ... Capital Sokhumi Official languages Abkhaz, Georgian Government  -  Chairman, Cabinet of Ministers  -  Chairman, Supreme Council Temur Mzhavia Autonomous republic of Georgia  -  Georgian independence Declared Recognised 9 April 1991 25 December 1991  Currency Georgian lari (GEL) Anthem Aiaaira Capital Sukhumi Official languages Abkhaz, Russian1 Government  -  President Sergei Bagapsh  -  Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab... Image File history File links Abkhazian_Air_Force. ... The Abkhazian Air Force is a small air force operating from the Georgian breakaway state of Abkhazia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Afghan Air Force is the military branch in Afghanistan responsible for air warfare, including air defense. ...

1996-2001

Army Air Force of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban)[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1996-2001

Air and Air Defense Force of the Islamic State of Afghanistan[4] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1992-1996

Afghan Republican Air Force
De Afghan Hanoi Quirah Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1983-1992

Afghan Army Air Force[5]
De Afghan Hawa-e Quvah Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1980-1983

Afghan Republican Air Force
De Afghan Hanoi Quirah Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1973-1979

Royal Afghan Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Afghan Air Force is the military branch in Afghanistan responsible for air warfare, including air defense. ...

1948-1973

Afghan Air Force
Afghan Hawa-e Ourdou Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Variants of this emblem adorned many Afghan military aircraft in 2006. ...

1937-1947

Afghan Military Air Arm Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1924[6]-1929
Flag of Albania Albania Albanian Air Force
Forcave Ajrore
1947

Albanian Air Corps Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Albanian Air Force (Forcat Ajrore Shqiptare, FASH) is the national Air Force of the Albanian military. ...

1914-1939
Flag of Algeria Algeria Algerian Air Force
Al Quwwat aljawwija aljaza'eriiya
1962
Flag of Angola Angola People's Air and Air Defence Force of Angola
Força Aérea Popular de Angola/Defesa Aérea y Antiaérea
 

Angolan People's Air Force & Anti-Aircraft Defence
Força Aérea Popular de Angola/Defesa Anti-Aviões Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links Algeria_A-F_Roundel. ... The Algerian Air Force (QJJ) is the aerial arm of the Algerian Peoples Military. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Peoples Air and Air Defence Force of Angola or Força Aérea Popular de Angola/Defesa Aérea e Antiaérea (FAPA/DAA) was established on 21 January 1976 and initially made use of the aircraft left behind by Portugal. ...

1976-?
Flag of Argentina Argentina Argentine Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Argentina
1945

Servicio Aéronautico del Ejército Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Argentina-roundel. ... The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina or FAA) is the national aviation branch of the armed forces of Argentina. ...

1912-?
Argentine Naval Aviation
Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina
1919
Argentine Army Aviation
Comando de Aviación del Ejército Argentino
1957
Coast Guard Air Service
Servicio de Aviación de la Prefectura Naval Argentina
1970s
Border Guard Air Service
Dirección de Aeronáutica de Gendarmería [1]
1955
Flag of Armenia Armenia Armenian Air Force 1994
Flag of Australia Australia Royal Australian Air Force 1921

Australian Air Corps Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Argentina-roundel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Armenian_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Armenian Air Force is the air force component of the Armed Forces of Armenia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links RAAF-Roundel. ... The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the Air Force branch of the Australian Defence Force. ...

1921

Australian Flying Corps Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The RAAF Roundel is based on that of the British Royal Air Force, with the central circle replaced by a Kangaroo, a symbol of Australia. ...

1914-1921
Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm 1947
Australian Army Aviation Corps 1968
Flag of Austria Austria Austrian Air Force
Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
1955

Luftwaffen Kommando Österreich Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Fleet Air Arm (more formally known as the Australian Navy Aviation Group) is the operational part of the Royal Australian Navy responsible for the operation of aircraft aboard ship. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Symbol of the Austrian Air Force The Austrian Air Force (de: Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte) was formed in May 1955 by the victorious Allied powers, it was formed as part of the now fully independent Austrian armed forces. ...

1938-1945

Heimwehr Flieger Korps Image File history File links Balkenkreuz. ...

1927-1938
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Air Force 1991

Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Azerbaijan_Air_Force_roundel. ... Military airshow in Baku. ...

B

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas Royal Bahamas Defence Force Air Wing 1981
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Royal Bahraini Air Force 2002

Bahrain Ameri Air Force Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Bahamas. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Under The Defence Act, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has been mandated to defend The Bahamas, protect its territorial integrity, patrol its waters, provide assistance and relied in times of disaster, maintain order in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies of The Bahamas, and carry our any such duties... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Royal_Bahraini_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) was formerly known as Bahrain Ameri Air Force (BAAF) but since the elections of 14 February 2002, the state became a Monarchy and the Armed Forces were renamed accordingly. ...

1987-2002

Bahrain Defence Force Air Wing Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1977-1987
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladeshi Air Force
বাংলাদেশ বিমান বাহিনী
Bangladesh Biman Bahini
1971
Flag of Barbados Barbados Barbados Defence Force 1981[7]
Flag of Belarus Belarus Belarus Air Force post 1995

Belarus Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Bangladeshi_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Bangladesh Air Force (Bangladesh Biman Bahini in Bangla) is the Aviation branch of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Barbados Defence Force is the name given to the combined armed forces of Barbados. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... Image File history File links URSS-Russian_aviation_red_star. ... The Belorussian Air Force is the air force of the Armed Forces of Belarus. ... The Belorussian Air Force is the air force of the Armed Forces of Belarus. ...

1991-1995
Flag of Belgium Belgium Belgian Air Force[8]
Belgische Luchtmacht, Force Aérienne Belge
1946

Militair Vliegwezen, Aviation Militaire Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus_1991. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Belgian_Air_Force. ... Roundel of the Belgian Air Force F-16 of Belgian Air Forces Solo Display Team // The Belgian Air Force was founded in 1909 as a branch of the Belgian Army. ...

1915-1940

Compagnie des Ouvries et Aérostiers Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Belgian_Air_Force. ...

1910-1915
Flag of Belize Belize Belize Defence Force Air Wing 1983
Flag of Benin Benin Benin Air Force
Force Aérienne Populaire de Benin
1975

Dahomey Air Force
Force Aérienne de Dahomey Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Belize Defence Force is responsible for protecting the soverignty of the former British colony of Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The military of Benin constitutes the army, navy, air force, and national gendarmerie of Benin. ...

1961-1975
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan Air Force
Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Bolivian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Boliviana
1923
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Republika Srpska Air Force
V i PVO VRS
1992
Flag of Botswana Botswana Botswana Defence Force Air Wing 1977
Flag of Brazil Brazil Brazilian Air Force
Força Aérea Brasileira
1918
Brazilian Naval Aviation
Força Aeronaval
1965
Brazilian Army Aviation
Aviação do Exército Brasileiro
1931

(Roundel used during World War II) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bhutan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), formed in 1950, is the all-volunteer army of the Kingdom of Bhutan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require rewriting and/or reformatting. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... Image File history File links US_Army_Air_Roundel. ... Puk Vazduhoplovstva i protivvazdušna odbrana Vojske Republike Srpske or V i PVO VRS SFOR (NATO Stabilisation Force) still plays a large role in Bosnia-Herzegovina, forcing the two parties (Federal government of Croats/Muslims and Republika Srpska) to create one stabile country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Botswana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ensign of the Botswana Defence Force Air Wing Logo of the BDF The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing is the air force of Botswana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Brazilian_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Brazilian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the aerial warfare branch of the Brazilian armed forces and one of the three national uniformed services. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1941-1945
Flag of Brunei Brunei Royal Brunei Air Force
Angkatan Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei
1991

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Air Wing Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the Air Force of Brunei. ...

1984-1991

Royal Brunei Malay Regiment Air Wing Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1965-1984
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian Air Force
Български Военновъздушни Сили
Balgarski Voennovazdushni Sili (BVVS)
1992

Bulgarian Air Defense and Air Force
Protivovazdushna Otbrana i Voennovazdushni Sili (PVOiVVS) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel. ... Bulgarian Air Force Roundel Bulgarian Air Force (Bulgarian: Военновъздушни сили, ВВС) is a branch of the Bulgarian Army, the other two being the Bulgarian Navy and Bulgarian land forces. ...

1961-1992

Bulgarian Military Air Force
Balgarski Voennovazdushni Sili (BVVS) Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1948. ...

1952-1961

Bulgarian Military Air Force
Balgarski Voennovazdushni Sily (VVS) Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1948. ...

1949-1952

Air Army
Vazdusni Voiski (VV) Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1948. ...

1945-1949

  Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1944. ...

1941-1944

Royal Bulgarian Air Force[9]
Vazhdushnite na Negovo Velichestvo Voiski (VNVV) Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1941. ...

1937-1941

Department of Aeronautics under Ministry of Railways, Posts and Telegraphs Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1938. ...

1924-1937

Section of Aeronautics under Ministry of Railways, Posts and Telegraphs[10] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1920-1924

Gendarmery Aeroplane Detachment
Zhandarmeriisko Aeroplanno Otdelenie Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1919-1920

Aeroplane Group Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1918-1919

Army Aviation Corps[11] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1915-1918

Aeronautical Battalion Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ...

1914-1915

Aeronautical Detachment[12] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1906-1914
Bulgarian Naval Aviation
Aviatsia Na Bulgarskiya Voennomorski Flot (AnBVMF)
1992

Independent ASW Squadron of the Navy
Otdelna Protivolodachna Eskadrila na VMF (OPLEV-VMF) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel. ...

1959-1990

Bulgarian Naval Aviation Image File history File links Bulgarian_Air_Force_roundel_1948. ...

1915-1918
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Air Force
Force Aérienne de Burkina Faso
1964
 Burundi Burundi Army Aviation
Force Armée du Burundi
1966

Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burkina_Faso. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Air Force, National Gendarmerie, National Police, Peoples Militia Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 2,688,072 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burundi. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military of Burundi Military branches: Army (includes naval and air units), paramilitary Gendarmerie Military manpower - military age: 16 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,344,177 (2000 est. ...

C

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Cambodia Royal Cambodian Air Force
Toap Akas Khemarak Phoumin
Force Aérienne Royale Cambodge
1993

Kampuchean People's Air Force Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Royal_Cambodian_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) consists of the Supreme Command Headquarters (SCHQ) located in Phnom Penh, three distinct forces, the army, navy, air force and the military police. ...

1984-1991[13]

Air Force of the Kampuchean Liberation Army Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1977-1979[14]

Khmer Air Force
Aviation Nationale Khmer Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1970-1975

Royal Khmer Air Force
Aviation Royale Khmere Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1954-1970
 Cameroon Cameroon Air Force
Armée de l'Air du Cameroun
1960
 Canada Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) 1968

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Cameroonian_Air_Force. ... The Cameroonian military generally has been an apolitical force dominated by civilian control. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links RCAF-Roundel. ... CF-18 off the coast Hawaii CH-124 Sea King CH-149 Cormorant CC-115 Buffalo Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Forces. ...

until 1968
 Cape Verde Cape Verde Air Force
Forza Aérea Caboverdaine
1982
Cape Verde Coast Guard
Guarda Costeira de Cabo Verde
1992[15]
 Central African Republic Central African Republic Air Force
Force Aérienne Centrafricaine
1961
 Chad Chad Air Force
Force Aérienne Tchadienne
1973
 Chile Chilean Air Force
Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACh)[16]
1930

Chilean Military Aviation Service
Servició de Aviación Militar de Chile Royal Canadian Air Force roundel, 1948-1967 File links The following pages link to this file: Royal Canadian Air Force Categories: GFDL images ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Coast Guard Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 92,486 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Coast Guard Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 92,486 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The military of the Central African Republic (Forces armées centrafricaines or FACA), currently numbers at approximately 2,000, and military expenditures amount to 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Douglas C-47 in 1976 The Chad Air Force was formed in 1961 as Escadrille Nationale Tchadienne, and renamed Force Aérienne Tchadienne in 1973. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Chilean_Air_Force_roundel. ... Air Force Flag The Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile, FACH) is the national Air Force or aviation branch of the armed forces of Chile. ...

1910-1930
Chilean Naval Aviation
Servicio de Aviación de la Armada de Chile (popularly, Aviación Naval)
1953

Chilean Naval Aviation Service
Servicio de Aviación Naval de Chile Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1919-1930[17]
Chilean Army Aviation
Comando de Aviación del Ejército de Chile (popularly, Aviación del Ejército)
1970[18]
 China (PRC) People's Liberation Army Air Force
中国人民解放军空军
Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Kongjun
1949

Nanyuan Flying Group[19] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force The Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is the aviation branch of the Peoples Liberation Army, the military of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

1949

Red Army of China Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

c. 1930[20]
People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force
中国人民解放军海军航空兵
Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Haijun Hangkongbing
1953
 Taiwan (ROC) Republic of China Air Force
中華民國空軍
Chung-Hua Min-Kuo K'ung-Chün
1938

Nationalist Chinese Air Force (Central Government)[21] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Peoples Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF) (解放军海军航空兵; pinyin: JiÄ›fàng JÅ«n HÇŽijÅ«n HángkōngbÄ«ng) is the naval aviation branch of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital (and largest city) Taipei1 Official languages Standard Mandarin (GuóyÇ”), Taiwanese, Aborigine Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung Establishment Xinhai Revolution   -  Independence declared October 10, 1911   -  Republic established January 1, 1912... Image File history File links Republic_of_China_National_Emblem. ... The Republic of China Air Force (中華民國空軍; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó KōngjÅ«n) is the aviation branch of the armed forces of the Republic of China on Taiwan, and is often viewed as one of the most professional and capable branches of the Republic of Chinas armed forces. ...

1925-1938

Chinese Aviation Ministry Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1920-1925?

Chinese Aviation Service Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1916?-1919?

Chinese Army Air Arm Image File history File links Beiyang_star. ...

1914-1916?

Airplane Corps of the Chinese Army Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1913-1914
Republic of China Army Aviation and Special Forces Command 1999

Army Paratroops and Special Forces Command Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1979-1999

Army Aviation Command[22] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1976-1979
Republic of China Navy Aviation Command 1995

Naval Anti-Submarine Group Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1991-1995

Fleet Helicopter Squadron Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1977-1991

Chinese Naval Air Service Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1927-1938
 Colombia Colombian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
1922
Colombian Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval
Colombian Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército
 Congo[23] Congolese Air Force
L'Armée de l'Air du Congo
1961
 Dem. Rep. of the Congo[24] Congolese (DRC) Air Force
Force Aérienne du Congo

Zaire Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coat of arms of the Colombian Air Force The Colombian Air Force or FAC (Fuerza Aerea Colombiana) is the Air Force of The Republic of Colombia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The military of the Democratic Republic of Congo is currently in the rebuilding process after the Second Congo War officially ended in July 2003. ...

1971-1997
 Costa Rica Air Force of Costa Rica
Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea
 Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Côte d'Ivoire
 Croatia Croatian Air Force and Defense
Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo i Protuzracna Obrana
1991

Kroatische Luftwaffen Legion[25] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... There is officially no Air Force in Costa Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ivory Coast Airforce used to have 2 Russian made Sukhoi Su-25 Aircraft but the French destroyed them on the ground. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Croatian Air Force and Defense (Croatian: ) is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia. ...

1941-1945
 Cuba Cuban Revolutionary Air Force[26]
Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
1959

Cuban Rebel Air Force[27]
Fuerza Aérea Rebelde
Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

1958

Cuban Army Air Force
Fuerza Aérea del Ejército de Cuba Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1952-1958

Cuban Army Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación del Ejército de Cuba Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1934-1952

Cuban Army Air Corps
Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército de Cuba Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1915-1934

Cuban Army Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación del Ejército de Cuba Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1913-1915
Cuban Naval Aviation[28]
Aviación Naval
1934-1952
 Czech Republic Czech Air Force
Vzdušné síly armády České republiky
1993

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Image File history File links Czech_roundel. ... The Czech Air Force is the air force branch of the Czech Republic Army. ...

D

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Denmark Royal Danish Air Force
Flyvevåbnet
1950

Royal Danish Army Air Corps[29]
Hærens Flyvertropper Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Royal_Danish_Air_Force_Roundel. ... Danish Air Forces F-16 MLU at Radom Air Show 2005 History The Danish armed forces received 38 Supermarine Spitfire H. F. Mk. ...

1912-1950

Royal Danish Naval Aviation
Marinens Flyvevæsen Image File history File links Royal_Danish_Air_Force_Roundel. ...

1911-1950
Royal Danish Navy Helicopter Service
Søværnets Helikoptertjeneste
2003

Royal Danish Navy Flying Service
Søværnets Flyvetjeneste (SVF) Image File history File links Royal_Danish_Air_Force_Roundel. ... Image File history File links Royal_Danish_Air_Force_Roundel. ...

1962-2003
 Djibouti Djibouti Air Force
Force Aérienne du Djibouti
1977
 Dominican Republic Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)
1962

Dominican Military Aviation
Aviación Militar Dominicana (AMD) Image File history File links Royal_Danish_Air_Force_Roundel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Djibouti. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Djiboutis military consists of the Djibouti National Army (includes Navy and Air Force). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Dominican_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Military of the Dominican Republic consists of approximately 44,000 active duty personnel, about 30 percent of which are utilized for non-military operations, including security providers for government owned non-military facilities, toll security, prison guards, forestry workers and other state enterprises. ...

1957-1962

Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1955-1957

Dominican Military Aviation
Aviación Militar Dominicana (AMD) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1952-1955

Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1950-1952

Dominican Military Aviation Corps (DMAC)
El Cuerpo de Aviación Militar Dominicana (CAMD/AMD) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1948-1950
Air Cavalry Squadron
Escuadrón de Caballería Aérea (EdCA)
2002

Air Transport Cavalry Brigade
Brigada de Caballería Aerotransportada Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

2001-2002

Aviation Company of the National Army
Compañía de Aviación del Ejército Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1942-1948[30]

Dominican Army Aviation Company
Compañía de Aviación del Ejército Dominicano Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1939-1942

Aviation Detachment of the National Army
Destacamento de Aviación del Ejército Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1936-1939

National Air Transport Company, Aviation Arm
Compañía Nacional de Transporte Aérea, Arma de Aviación Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1934-1935

Aviation Company
Compañía de Aviación Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1933-1934

Aviation Arm of the National Army
Arma de Aviación del Ejército Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1932-1933
Dominican Republic Naval Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación Naval Dominicana
2003

Coastguard Search and Rescue Squadron
Escuadrón de Vigilancia y Rescate de Guardacostas Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1951-1952[31]

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E

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Ecuador Ecuadorian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana
1920
Ecuadorian Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Ecuatoriana
Ecuadorian Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército Ecuatoriano
 Egypt Egyptian Air Force
Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya

United Arab Republic Air Force Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ecuadorian Air Force (Spanish: , FAE) is the Air arm of the Military of Ecuador which includes many fighter aircraft and is one of the most powerful air forces in South America with the Brazilian Air Force, Chilean Air Force, Peruvian Air Force and the Venezuela Air Force. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Egyptian_Air_Force_Roundel. ... The Egyptian Air Force, or EAF (Arabic: , ), is the aviation branch of the Egyptian armed forces. ...

1958-1961

Egyptian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1952-1958

Royal Egyptian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Egyptian Air Force, or EAF (Arabic: , ), is the aviation branch of the Egyptian armed forces. ...

1937-1952

Egyptian Army Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1931-1937
 El Salvador El Salvador Air Force
Fueza Aerea Salvadorena
 Eritrea Eritrean Air Force 1994
 Estonia Estonian Air Force
Eesti Õhuvägi
1991

Luftwaffe units[32] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Fuerza Armada de El Salvador (El Salvador Armed Forces) is the official name of the combined armed forces of El Salvador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Eritrea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Eritrean Air Force was established shortly after Eritrean War of Independence in 1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Estonian Air Force insignia The Estonian Air Force (Estonian: Eesti Õhuvägi) is the air force of Estonia. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, literally Air Weapon, pronounced lufft-va-fa, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ...

1943-1944

Sonderstaffel Buschmann[33] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1942-1943

Aircraft Squadron of the 22nd Territorial Corps of the Soviet Army Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1940-1941

Aviation Regiment Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1920?-1940

Aviation Company Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1918-1920?
 Ethiopia Ethiopian Air Force
Ye Ithopya Ayer Hayl
1975[34]

Imperial Ethiopian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1946-1975

Imperial Ethiopian Aviation Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1929-1935

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F

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Fiji none

Air Wing, Republic of Fiji Military Forces Image File history File links Flag_of_Fiji. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), with a total manpower of only 3500 men, is one of the smallest in the world. ...

1987-1998
 Finland Finnish Air Force
Suomen Ilmavoimat
1918

  Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Finland_roundel_border. ... The Finnish Air Force (FAF) (Finnish: Ilmavoimat) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. ...

1918-1945
Finnish Army Aviation
Suomen Maavoimat - Helikopterilentue
1997
Finnish Frontier Guard
Rajavartiolaitos
1919

Finnish Coast Guard
Merivartiolaitos Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Border Guard (Finnish: Rajavartiolaitos) of Finland is the Finnish security authority responsible for the border security. ...

1919-1944
 France French Air Force
Armée de l'Air
1933

Normandie-Niémen squadron
Groupe de Chasse Normandie-Niémen Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links French-roundel. ... The French Air Force is the air force branch of the French Armed Forces. ... The Normandie-Niemen squadron (Нормандия-Неман in Russian) is a fighter squadron of the French Air Force. ...

1942-1945

RAF squadrons 326-329 and 340-347
Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres Image File history File links Red_star. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

1940-1945

French Army Aviation
Aviation Militaire Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ...

1909-1933
French Naval Air Arm
Aviation Navale
1925
French Army Light Aviation
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre
1954

Image File history File links French-roundel. ... Image File history File links Cocarde-aviation-marine. ... The Aviation Navale (Naval Aviation) of the French Navy includes 162 airplanes (138 of them combat-capable) and 6,800 men, both civilians and military personel. ... Image File history File links French-roundel. ... The French Army Light Aviation (French: Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre) (ALAT) is a the aviation part of the French Army. ...

G

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Gabon Gabon Air Force
Armée de l'Air Gabonaise
1961
 Gambia Gambian Air Wing
 Georgia Georgian Air Force 1990
 Germany German Air Force
Luftwaffe
1955

East German Air Force
Luftstreitkräfte der Nationale VolksArmee Image File history File links Flag_of_Gabon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Gabon has a small, professional military of about 5,000 personnel, divided into army, navy, air force, gendarmerie, and national police. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_The_Gambia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Gambian national army numbers about 1,900. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Georgian Air Force has 1,194 personnel[1] 22 aircraft (Su-25, An-2, Yak-52, Mig-21) and 11 helicopters of different type (Mi-24, Mi-8/17, Mi-14, UH-1H, Mi-2) and 380 air defense missiles of the surface-to-air class. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_German_Air_Force_border. ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, literally Air Weapon, pronounced lufft-va-fa, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... MIG-21PFM with marking of the NVA Die Luftstreitkräfte der NVA, was the Air Force of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). ...

1956-1990

German Air Force
Luftwaffe Image File history File links Emblem_of_aircrafts_of_NVA_(East_Germany). ...

1935-1945

Marineluftschiffe-Abteilung Image File history File links Balkenkreuz. ... Luftschiffertruppe, a German word meaning airshipmens troop, was the designation of the German air ship units. ...

1912-1919

Die Marinefliegerabteilung des deutschen Kaiserreiches Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ...

1911-1919

Imperial German Army Air Service
Luftstreitkräfte (Die Fliegertruppen des deutschen Kaiserreiches) Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ... The Luftstreitkräfte or Imperial German Army Air Service (Die Fliegertruppen des deutschen Kaiserreiches), was the over-land air arm of the German military during World War I (1914–1918). ...

1910-1919

Heeresluftschiffe-Abteilung Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ... Luftschiffertruppe, a German word meaning airshipmens troop, was the designation of the German air ship units. ...

1909-1917
German Naval Aviation
Marineflieger
1955
German Army Aviators Corps
Heeresfliegertruppe
1955
 Ghana Ghana Air Force 1959
 Greece Greek Air Force
Πολεμική Αεροπορία
Polemiki Aeroporia
1930
Greek Army Aviation
Αεροπορία Στρατού
Aeroporia Stratou
1956
Greek Naval Aviation
Πολεμικό Ναυτικό
Polemiko Navtiko
1976
Greek Coast Guard
Λιμενικό Σώμα
Limeniko Soma
1982
 Guatemala Guatemalan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
 Guinea Guinea Air Force
Force Aérienne de Guinée
1959
 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau Air Force
Força Aérea da Guiné-Bissau
1978
 Guyana Guyana Defence Force 1968

Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_German_Air_Force_border. ... German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern air... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_German_Air_Force_border. ... The German Army Aviators Corps (Heeresflieger) is a special unit within the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ghana Air Force (GAF) is the air force of the African nation of Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Hellenic_Air_Force_Roundel. ... The Greek Air Force (Greek: Πολεμική Αεροπορία) is one of the braches of the Greek Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Hellenic Coast Guard (Greek Ελληνικό Λιμενικό Σώμα - lit. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Guatemalan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca or FAG) is a small air force. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Guineas armed forces are divided into four branches--army, navy, air force, and gendarmerie--whose chiefs report to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is subordinate to the Minister of Defense. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Peoples Revolutionary Armed Force (FARP; includes Army, Navy, and Air Force), paramilitary force Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 296,482 (2000 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guyana. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Guyana Defence Force The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) came into existence on 1965-11-01 when training began under a team of instructors from the United Kingdom. ...

H

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Haiti Haiti Air Corps
Corps d'Aviation d'Garde d'Haiti
1942
 Honduras Honduran Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
 Hungary Hungarian Air Force
Magyar Légierő
1989

Air Force of the Hungarian People's Army
Magyar Néphadsereg légiereje Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Since 1995, when the HNP was created to bring public security under civilian control as mandated in Haitis constitution, more than 6,000 police officers have completed training in modern law enforcement. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Honduras. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Events during the 1980s in El Salvador and Nicaragua led Honduras—with US assistance—to expand its armed forces considerably, laying particular emphasis on its air force, which came to include a squadron of US-provided F-5s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Hungarian Air Force is the air force branch of the Hungarian Army. ...

1947-1989

Royal Hungarian National Defense Air Force
Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1939-1945

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

I

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Iceland Iceland Air Defense System
Íslenska Loftvarnarkerfið
1987
Icelandic Coast Guard Aeronautical Division
Landhelgisgæsla Íslands
1955
 India Indian Air Force
भारतीय वायु सेना
Bharatiya Vayu Sena
1950

Royal Indian Air Force Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of the Radar Stations of Ratsjárstofnun, centrepieces of the Icelandic Air Defence System The Iceland Air Defence System or Íslenska Loftvarnarkerfið was founded in 1987. ... Image File history File links Icstateflag. ... Coat of arms of the Icelandic Coast Guard Naval Ensign of the Icelandic Coast Guard Origins of the Icelandic Coast Guard (Landhelgisgæsla Íslands or Landhelgisgæslan) can be traced to 1859, when the corvette Ørnen started patrolling Icelandic waters. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links IAF-roundel. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... History Formation and early pilots The Indian Air Force (IAF) was established the passing of the Indian Air Force act on October 8, 1932. ...

1945-50

Indian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1932-?1945
Army Aviation Corps 1986
Naval Air Arm 1953
Indian Coast Guard Air Wing
Bharatiya Tatarakshak Dal
1978
 Indonesia Indonesian Air Force
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU)
1974

Republic of Indonesia Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (AURI) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links IAF-roundel. ... Image File history File links IAF-roundel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Indonesias armed forces (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia, abbreviated as TNI, formerly Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia, abbreviated as ABRI) total about 1,602,000 members, including the Army (TNI-AD), Navy(including marines), and Air Force. ...

1946-1974
Indonesian Naval Aviation
Dinas Penerbangan TNI Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL)
1974

Indonesian Naval Aviation Service
Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Laut RI (ALRI) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1956-1974
Indonesian Army Aviation
Dinas Penerbangan TNI Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD)
1974

Indonesian Army Aviation Service
Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Darat RI (DINAS PENERBAD) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1959-1974
 Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
نیروی هوایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران
1979

Imperial Iranian Air Force
Nirou Havai Shahanshahiye Iran Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Iran_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) (Persian: ) is the aviation branch of the Iranian armed forces. ... The IRIAF began as the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) which was officially formed in August of 1955 by the Shah of Iran. ...

1925-1979
 Iraq Iraqi Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya
1958

Royal Iraqi Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Image File history File links IQAF_Symbol. ... The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) is the military branch in Iraq responsible for aerial warfare. ...

1931-?1958
 Ireland Irish Air Corps
Aer-Chór na h-Éireann
1922
 Israel Israeli Air Force
חיל האוויר
Heyl Ha'Avir
1948

Haganah Sherut Avir Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Irish_Air_Corps_roundel. ... The Irish Air Corps (in Irish: Aer Chór na hÉireann) provides the air defence function of Oglaigh na hÉireann (the Irish Defence Forces), in support of the Army and Naval Service, together with such other roles as may be assigned by the Government (e. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links IAF-roundel. ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF; Hebrew: זרוע האויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal, Air and Space Division, commonly known as חיל האוויר Hel HaAvir) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces. ...

1947-1948
 Italy Italian Air Force[35]
Aeronautica Militare
1946

Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force
Aviazione Cobelligerante ed Aeronautica Militare Italiana Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ... The Aeronautica Militare Italiana is the Italian air force. ... The Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force was an air force formed in 1943 in Southern Italy, whose pilots flew with the Allies after the Italian Armistice. ...

1943-1946

Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana [36] Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ...

1943-1944

Règia Aeronautica[37] Image File history File links ASD.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of air forces ... Insignia applied with a decal on the tail of the Règia Aeronautica aircraft (reconstruction). ...

1923-1943

Royal Naval Aviation
Aviazione della Règia Marina Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Italian Regia Marina (literally: Royal Navy) dates from the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861 after Italian unification. ...

1912-1923

Military Aeronautical Corps
Corpo Aeronautico Militare Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ...

1911-1923

Balloon Corps
Servizio Aeronautico Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ...

1884-?1911
Italian Naval Aviation
Aviazione Navale
1956
Italian Army Aviation
Cavalleria dell'Aria
1951
Air Service of the Italian Paramilitary Police Force
Nucleo Elicotteri Carabinieri
1965
For Ivory Coast, see Côte d'Ivoire above.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Italian_Air_Force. ...

J

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Jamaica Jamaican Defence Force 1963

Jamaica Air Squadron Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Badge of the JDF The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is the overall name given to the combined armed forces of Jamaica. ...

1963
 Japan Japan Air Self-Defense Force[38]
航空自衛隊 Kōkū Jieitai
1954
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
海上自衛隊 Kaijō Jieitai

Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service[39]
大日本帝国海軍航空本部 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Kōkū Hombu Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Japan_Air_Self-Defense_Force_roundel. ... The Japan Air Self-Defense Force ), or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking... The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service or Dai Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Koku Hombu was a major force in the Pacific War during World War II. The Japanese military acquired their first aircraft in 1910 and followed the development of air combat during World War I with great interest. ...

1910-1945
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
陸上自衛隊 Rikujō Jieitai

Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
大日本帝国陸軍航空本部 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun Kōkū Hombu Image File history File links Japan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The flag of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force The Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force ), or JGSDF, is the name of the military ground forces (army) of Japan. ... The Imperial Japanese Army Air Service (more traditionally called the Japanese Army Air Force) was Imperial Japans land-based aviation force. ...

1910-1945
 Jordan Royal Jordanian Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya Almalakiya al-Urduniya
1955

Arab Legion Air Force Image File history File links Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Royal Jordanian Air Force insignia The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) (Arabic: القوات الجوية الملكية الأردنية, Transliterated: Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya Almalakiya al-Urduniya in Arabic) is the Aviation branch of the Jordanian Armed Forces. ...

1946-1955

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

K

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Air Defense Force
Sil Vozdushnoy Oborony Respubliki Kazakhstan
1992
 Kenya Kenya Air Force 1964
 North Korea Korean People's Army Air Force 1955
 South Korea Republic of Korea Air Force
대한민국 공군 (大韓民國空軍)
Daehan Minguk Gonggun
1949
 Kuwait Kuwait Air Force
Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya
1988

Kuwait Air Force and Air Defense Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Military of Kazakhstan is derived from a remnant force of the former Soviet Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Kenya Air Force has Northrop F-5E TigerII fighter jets as well as British Aerospace Hawk jets. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Roundel of the KPAAF The Korean Peoples Air force (aka North Korean Air Force) is equipped mainly with Soviet-era and non-vital Chinese technology. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROK Air Force, ROKAF, Hangul: 대한민국 공군, Hanja: 大韓民國 空軍) is the air force of South Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Kuwait Air Force (al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya) is the air arm of the State of Kuwait. ...

1961
 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Air Force 1991

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Air and Air Defense, Security Forces, and Border Troops Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,234,457 (2002 est. ...

L

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Laos Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force 1975

Royal Lao Air Force[40] [41] Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Organisation of the military of Laos. ...

1960-1975

Aviation Laotienne Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1955-1960
 Latvia Latvian Air Force
Latvijas Gaisaspeki
1991

  Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Latvian Air Force is the aviation branch of the Latvia armed forces. ...

1926-1940
 Lebanon Lebanese Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnamia
1945
 Lesotho Lesotho Defence Force - Air Squadron c.1988
 Liberia Liberian Army Air Wing 1987
 Libya Libyan Air Force
Al Quwwatal Jawwiya al Jamahiriya al Arabia al Libyya
1978

Libyan Arab Republic Air Force Image File history File links Latvia_roundel_1940_border. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The military of the Republic of Lebanon is officially known as the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) (Arabic: القوات المسلحة اللبنانية ) and consists of three branches: The Lebanese Army The Lebanese Navy The Lebanese Air Force // The Lebanese Armed Forces primary missions include; defending Lebanon and its citizens against all aggression, confronting threats against... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lesotho. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) is the army and Air Wing of Lesotho. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liberia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) is the military of Liberia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Libya. ... Image File history File links Libyan_Air_Force_roundel. ... Libyan Air Force roundel Libyan Air Force Mi-8 The Libyan Air Force (Arabic: - Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Libiyya) is the air force of Libya. ...

1970-1978?

Royal Libyan Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya al Libiyya Image File history File links Libyan_Arab_Republic_Air_Force_roundel. ...

1951-1970
 Lithuania Lithuanian Air Force
Karinės Oro Pajėgos
1992
 Luxembourg NATO Airborne Early Warning Force [42] 1982

Image File history File links Royal_Libyan_Air_Force_roundel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lithuanian Air Force is the aviation branch of the Lithuanian armed forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Luxembourg. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, located near Geilenkirchen, Germany, is the main operating base of the NATO Airborne Early Warning Force (NAEWF) Commands E-3A Component (AWACS). ...

M

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Air Force and Air Defense Force
Военно Воздухопловство и Противвоздушна Одбрана
Voeno Vozduhoplovstvo i Protivvozdushna Odbrana
1992
 Madagascar Malagasy Air Force
Armée de l'Air Malgache
1961
 Malawi Malawi Army Air Wing 1978

Malawi Young Pioneers Air Arm[43] Image File history File links Flag_of_Macedonia. ... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Armed Forces of the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Армија на Република Македонија) were formed in 1992 after withdrawal of the Yugoslav Peoples Army which left behind only a small number of infantry weapons and four broken World War 2-era T-34 tanks to equip the new army. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Madagascar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Popular Armed Forces (includes Intervention Forces, Development Forces, Aeronaval Forces - includes Navy and Air Force), Gendarmerie, Presidential Security Regiment. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malawi. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army (includes Air Wing and Naval Detachment), Police (includes paramilitary Mobile Force Unit) Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 2,535,207 (2002 est. ...

1970-1978
 Malaysia Royal Malaysian Air Force
Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia
1963

Royal Malayan Air Force
Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Royal_Malaysian_Air_Force. ... The Royal Malaysian Air Force (Malay: Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia) was formed in 1958 as the Royal Malayan Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan). ... The Royal Malaysian Air Force (Malay: Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia) was formed in 1958 as the Royal Malayan Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan). ...

1958-1963
 Mali Mali Air Force
Force Aérienne de la République du Mali
1961
 Malta Armed Forces of Malta No.2 Regiment – Air Squadron 1992
 Mauritania Mauritanian Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Islamique de Mauritanie
1961
 Mauritius Mauritius Coast Guard 1987

Mauritius Police Force Marine Wing Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mali. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Malis armed forces number some 7,000 and are under the control of the Minister of Armed Forces and Veterans. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Armed Forces of Malta is the name given to the combined armed services of Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, National Gendarmerie, National Guard, National Police, Presidential Guard Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 644,294 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Mauritius does not have a standing army. ... Mauritius does not have a standing army. ...

1970-1987
 Mexico Mexican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
1915
Mexican Naval Aviation
Fuerza Aeronaval
1926[44]
 Moldova Moldovan Air Force 1991
 Mongolia Mongolian Air Defense Forces Command
Agaaryn Dovtolgoonoos Khamgaalakh Tsergiyn Komandlal
1993

Mongolian People's Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Image File history File links Mexican_Air_Force_roundel. ... Mexican Air Force roundel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Mexican Navy (official name Secretaría de Marina or SEMAR) is a branch of the Mexican Military responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Moldovan Air Force is the national air force of the Republic of Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // The military of Mongolia has three branches: General purpose forces, Border defence forces, Internal security forces. ... // The military of Mongolia has three branches: General purpose forces, Border defence forces, Internal security forces. ...

1925-1993
 Montenegro Montenegrin Air Force
Vazdušne snage Crne Gore
2006
 Morocco Royal Moroccan Air Force
Alkowat al malakiya al jawiya
(Force Aérienne Royale Marocaine)
1961

Sherifan Royal Aviation
Aviation Royale Chérifienne Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... After the Montenegro separation from the Serbia and Montenegro State Union the Military of Serbia and Military of Montenegro will be separated. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Royal Moroccan Air Force Insignia. ...

1956-1961
 Mozambique Mozambique Air Force
Força Aérea de Moçambique
c.1976/77?

People's Liberation Air Force of Mozambique
Força Populare Aérea de Libertacão de Moçambique Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1975-c.1976/77?
 Myanmar Myanmar Air Force
Tatmdaw Lei
1947

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Air Force Flag Personnel: 15,000 all ranks The Myanmar Air Force (Tatmdaw Lei) was formed on 24 December 1947. ...

N

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Namibia Namibian Air Force 2005

Namibia Defence Force Air Wing Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

1994-2005
 Nepal Royal Nepal Army Air Wing 1979

Royal Nepal Army Air Service Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... There is no Air Force in Nepal. ... There is no Air Force in Nepal. ...

1965-1979
 Netherlands Royal Netherlands Air Force[45]
Koninklijke Luchtmacht
1953

  Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image:Flag of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. ...

1939-1940

Luchtvaartafdeeling Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1913-1940
Netherlands Naval Aviation
Marineluchtvaartdienst
1917
 New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force[46][47] 1934

New Zealand Squadrons of the RAF Nos. 75, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490 Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Dutch Naval Aviation Service (Dutch: Marine-Luchtvaartdienst; MLD) is the naval aviation branch of the Royal Netherlands Navy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Rnzaf_roundel. ... The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is the air force arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. ... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF... Formed from a World War II RAF bomber squadron intially equipped and largely manned by New Zealanders 75 Squadron RNZAF was formed from No. ... Manned by New Zealand pilots of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, but controlled by the Royal Air Force, 485 Squadron was formed on 1 March 1941 at Driffield, in Yorkshire. ... // 486 (NZ) Squadron RAF 486 Squadron was manned by New Zealand pilots, trained by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, but controlled by the Royal Air Force. ... 487 Squadron formed as a day bomber unit on Lockheed Venturas, with Royal New Zealand Air Force pilots, at Feltwell on 15 August 1942. ... 488(NZ) Squadron, Royal Air Force 488 Squadron formed in September 1941 at Rongotai, New Zealand under squadron leader W.G. Clouston, a veteran of the Battles of France and Britain with 9 victories to his credit. ... Formed from pilots of the Royal New Zealand Air Force on 12 August 1941 under Coastal Command as an anti submarine and reconissance unit at Leuchars with Bristol Beauforts. ... Also known as 490 (NZ) Squadron, Royal Air Force Fortunate as the New Zealand squadron of the RAF which saw the least action, 490 formed 28 March 1943 with Royal New Zealand Air Force aircrew at Jui near Freetown in West Africa under Wing Commander D W Baird. ...

1939-1945

New Zealand Territorial Air Force Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ...

1930-1957

New Zealand Permanent Air Force Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... Formed after World War I, as a mostly part time organisation, manned by New Zealand pilots who had served in the war. ...

1923-1934

New Zealand Army Flying Corps Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ...

1913-1923
 Nicaragua Nicaraguan Army Air Force
Fuerza Aérea – Ejército de Nicaragua
1995‎

Nicaraguan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Nicaraguënse Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nicaragua. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

1990-1995

Sandanista Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Sandinista Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

1979-1990

Air Force of Nicaragua
Fuerza Aérea de Nicaragua Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

c.1950-1979

Guard Air Force of Nicaragua
Fuerza Aérea Guardia de Nicaragua Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

c.1947-c.1950

Air Force of the National Guard
Fuerza Aérea de la Guardia Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

1938-c.1947

Air Corps of the National Guard
Cuerpo de Aviación de la Guardia Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

1936-1938

Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo Militar de Aviación Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

1926-1936

National Guard
Guardia Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... When the Sandinistas assumed control in 1979, the Sandinista Air Force/Air Defense Force (Fuerza Aérea Sandinista/Defensa Anti-Aérea--FAS/DAA) inherited only the remnants of the National Guards small air force. ...

1920-1926
 Niger National Squadron of Niger
Escadrille Nationale du Niger
2003

Niger Air Force
Force Aérienne du Niger Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Niger. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Niger Armed Forces total 8,000 personnel, in addition to 2,700 national gendarmes and 4,000 members of the Garde Republicaine. ... The Niger Armed Forces total 8,000 personnel, in addition to 2,700 national gendarmes and 4,000 members of the Garde Republicaine. ...

1961-2003?
 Nigeria Nigerian Air Force 1964
 Norway Royal Norwegian Air Force
Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret
1944

Royal Air Force squadrons 331 and 332 Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Royal_Norwegian_Air_Force_Roundel. ... Ranks Norwegian military ranks The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Norwegian: Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

1942-1945

Army Air Service
Hærens Flyvevesen Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ...

1915-1944

Naval Air Service
Marinens Flyvevesen Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1916-1944

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

O

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Oman Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Sultanya al-Omanya
1990

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF) Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Royal Air Force of Oman is the air arm of the Sultan of Omans Armed Forces Mainly supported by the United Kingdom and the Royal Air Force Fighter Aircraft SEPECAT Jaguar BAC Strikemaster Transport Aircraft C-130 Hercules Shorts Skyvan De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou Helicopters Westland... The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) is the air arm of the Sultan of Omans Armed Forces The Sultan of Omans Air Force (SOAF) was formed with British personnel and aircraft in March 1959. ...

1959-1990
 OECS[48] Regional Security System 1999

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_OECS.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States User:Nightstallion/currencies User:Mysid/flags Image:Oecsflag1. ... Map of the Eastern Caribbean showing OECS member states (dark green) and associate member states (light green) Secretariat Castries, St. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Regional Security System (RSS) for the Eastern Caribbean region is an agreement for defence and security. ...

P

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Pakistan Pakistani Air Force
پاکستانی فضائيہ
1956

Royal Pakistani Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (Pakistan Fizaya in Urdu) is the Aviation branch of the Pakistan armed forces. ...

1947-1956
Army Aviation Wing 1958
Pakistan Navy Air Arm 1973
 Panama Panamanian Air Force
Servicio Aéreo Nacional
1983
 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Defence Force 1974
 Paraguay Paraguay Air Force
Aeronautica Militar Paraguaya
1989
 Peru Peruvian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea del Perú
1950

Peruvian Aeronautical Corps
Cuerpo Aeronáutico del Perú Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Panama. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Panamanian Government has converted the former Panama Defense Forces (PDF) into a civilian public force, subordinate to civilian officials and composed of four independent units: the Panamanian National Police, the National Maritime Service (Coast Guard), the National Air Service, and the Institutional Protective Service (VIP Security). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Papua New Guinea Defense Force is the unified armed forces of Papua New Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The constitution of Paraguay designates the president as commander in chief of the armed forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Peruvian_Air_Force. ... The Peruvian Air Force (Spanish: Fuerza Aerea del Peru, or FAP) is the aviation branch of the armed forces of Peru. ...

1936-1950

Peruvian Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación del Perú Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1929-1936
Peruvian Naval Aviation
Fuerza Aviación Naval
1980

Aeronaval Service
Servicio Aeronaval Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1963-1980
Peruvian Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército
1977

Army Light Aviation Group
Grupo de Aviación Ligera del Ejército Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1973-1977
 Philippines Philippine Air Force
Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas
1947
 Poland Polish Air Force
Siły Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
2004

Air and Air Defence Forces
Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is the air force of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Szachownica. ... Flag of the Polish Air Force Polish Air Force (Siły Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, Siły Powietrzne RP). ...

1993-2004

  Image File history File links Szachownica. ...

1990-1993

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ...

1962-1990

Air Defence Force of Country
Wojska Obrony Powietrznej Kraju Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ...

1962-1990

Air and Air Defence Forces of Country
Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Przeciwlotniczej Obszaru Kraju Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ...

1954-1962

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ...

1947-1954

Air Force of the Polish Army
Lotnictwo Wojska Polskiego Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ... Fighters of the Air Force of the Polish Army in post 11 July 1945 painting Yak-9 with Polish markings Il-2m3 with Polish markings Pe-2 with Polish markings The Air Force of the Polish Army (Polish: ), unofficially known as the Peoples Polish Air Force is the name...

1945-1947

  Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ...

1943-1945

RAF squadrons 300-309, 315-318 and 663 Image File history File links Red_star. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ...

1940-1947

Forces Aerienes Polonaises Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ...

1940

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze Image File history File links French-roundel. ...

1918-1939
Polish Army Aviation
Lotnictwo Wojsk Lądowych
1994
Polish Naval Aviation
Lotnictwo Marynarki Wojennej
1947
Aviation of Polish Border Guard
Lotnictwo Straży Granicznej
1990
 Portugal Portuguese Air Force
Força Aérea Portuguesa
1952

Army Air Service
Arma da Aeronáutica Militar Image File history File links Szachownica-till1993. ... Image File history File links Szachownica. ... Image File history File links Szachownica. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Polish Border Guards PZL-104M Wilga 2000 Border Guard (Polish Straż Graniczna, SG) is a Polish military unit tasked with patrol of the Polish border. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Portuguese_Air_Force_roundel. ... The Portuguese Air Force or FAP (Força Aérea Portuguesa) is the air force of Portugal. ...

1924-1952

Military Aeronautical Service
Serviço Aeronáutico Militar Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1914-1924

Balloon Corps
Companhia de Aerosteiros Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1911-1914
Navy Helicopter Squadron
Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha
1993

Portuguese Naval Aviation
Aviação Naval Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1957-1993

Formerly Aeronaval Forces
Forças Aeronavais Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1952-1957

Naval Aeronautical Service
Serviço da Aeronáutica Naval Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1918-1952

Naval Aviation Service
Serviço de Aviação da Armada Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1917-1918

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Q

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Qatar Qatar Emiri Air Force 1968

Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Qatars defense expenditures accounted for approximately 4. ...

R

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Romania Romanian Air Force
Fortele Aeriene Române
1989

Aeronautica Regala Românã Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Roundel_of_the_Romanian_Air_Force. ... The Romanian Air Force (Romanian: ) has an air force headquarters, an operational command, four air bases and an air defense brigade. ...

1913
 Russia Russian Air Force
Военно-воздушные cилы России
Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii
1991

Soviet Air Force
Военно-воздушные силы
Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links URSS-Russian_aviation_red_star. ... The Russian Air Force (Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы России, transliteration: Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii) is the air force of Russia. ... The Soviet Air Force, also known under the abbreviation VVS, transliterated from Russian: ВВС, Военно-воздушные силы (Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily), formed the official designation of the air force of the Soviet Union. ...

1918-1991

Imperial Russian Air Force
Императорский военно-воздушный флот Image File history File links URSS-Russian_aviation_red_star. ... Ilya Muromets The Imperial Russian Air Force existed in the Russian Empire between 1910 and 1917. ...

1910-1917
Russian Naval Aviation
Авиация Военно-Морского Флота
Aviatsiya Voyenno-Morskogo Flota
1991
 Rwanda Rwandan Air Force
Force Aérienne Rwandaise
1972

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Insignia of Russian Air Force The Russian Air Force or VVS (transliterated from Russian: Военно-воздушные силы (Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily)) is the air force of the Russian Federation, , the official designation of the former Soviet Air Force. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Rwanda. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Rwandan Defence Forces (RDF, in French Forces rwandaises de défense), formerly known as the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA), is the national army of Rwanda. ...

S

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Saudi Arabia Royal Saudi Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya as Sa'udiya
1950
 Senegal Senegalese Air Force
Armée de l'Air du Sénégal
1960
 Serbia Serbian Air Force
Srpsko Vazduhoplovstvo i PVO
2006[49]

Serbian Military Air Service
Srpska Avijatika Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... RSAF Tornado during Gulf War Boeing F-15S Eagle, the multirole backbone fighter of the RSAF RSAF Lockheed C-130H Hercules RSAF Boeing E-3A Sentry RSAF BAe Hawk The Royal Saudi Air Force (Arabic: , ), is the air force of Saudi Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Senegal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Senegal has well-trained and disciplined armed forces consisting of about 19,000 personnel in the army, air force, navy, and gendarmerie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Air Force of Serbia consists of a relatively large array of combat aircraft, cargo aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, UAV, combat helicopters, and cargo/utility helicopters. ...

1913-1918[50]

Serbian Aviation Service Aircraft Command
Vazduhoplovna Komanda Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1912-1913
 Seychelles Coast Guard Air Wing (Seychelles) 1980
 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Defence Force 1973
 Singapore Republic of Singapore Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura
1975
 Slovakia Slovak Air Force
Velitelstvo Vzdušnych Sil
1993

Slovenske Vzdusne Zbrane Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Seychelles. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Coast Guard (includes Air Wing), Presidential Protection Unit (includes Presidential Guard), Police Force (includes Police Mobile Unit, a special weapons and tactics unit capable of assisting the Army in maintaining internal stability) Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 23,210 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches:Army (RSLAF) Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,228,664 (2003 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF, Chinese: 新加坡空军部队; Malay Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura) was established in 1968. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Slovakia. ... The armed forces of the Slovak Republic number about 27,000 uniformed personnel and comprise: Land Forces - largely made up of two mechanized infantry brigades, one artillery brigade, and an immediate reaction battalion Air and Air Defense Forces - comprising one wing of fighters, one wing of attack and utility helicopters...

1939-1944
 Slovenia Air Force of the Slovenian Army
Vojaško Letalstvo in Zracna Obramba Slovenske Vojske
2004

15th Aviation Brigade of the Slovenian Army Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Military of Slovenia consists of the Slovenian Armed Forces (also Slovenian Army; officially Slovene Slovenska vojska; SAF/SV). ...

1995-2004

15th Aviation Brigade of the Territorial Defense Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1992-1995

Slovenian Territorial Defense Force - Air Force Unit Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1991-1992
 Somalia Somali Air Corps
Cuerpo Aeronautica della Somalia
1991
 South Africa South African Air Force
Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag
1920

South African Aviation Corps Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Somalia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Somali Hawker hunter Somali Air Force - translation of the original designation meant actually „Somali Air Corps“ (SAC) - was originally established with Italian aid, in the early 1960s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Public Domain image of the South African Air Force roundel from af. ... The South African Air Force roundel The South African Air Force (SAAF) (Afrikaans: Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag) is the air force of South Africa. ...

1915-1920
 Spain Spanish Air Force
Ejército del Aire
1939

Aviación Nacional Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Spanish Air Force (Spanish: Ejército del Aire; literally, Army of the Air) is the air force of Spain. ...

1936-1939

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1937-1939

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1939

Fuerzas Aéreas de la República Española (F.A.R.E.) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1931-1939

Aeronáutica Militar Española Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1911-1931

Servicio Militar de Aerostacion Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1896-1911
FAMET Spanish Army Aviation
Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra
1973
Armada Española Air Arm
Arma Aérea de la Armada
1954

Aeronáutica Naval Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra - Spanish Army Airmobile Force FAMET Ensign An Independent Army Aviation force was formed in 1965 as Aviacion Ligera del Ejercito de Tierra and renamed FAMET in 1973. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Armada Española operates one of the most modern V/STOL aircraft carriers today at sea . ...

1917-1936
 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Air Force 1972

Royal Ceylon Air Force Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sri Lankan Air Force Ensign. ...

1951-1972
 Sudan Sudanese Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya As-Sudaniya
1956
 Suriname Suriname Air Force
Surinaamse Luchtmacht
1982
 Swaziland Swazi Air Force 1979
 Sweden Swedish Air Force
Svenska Flygvapnet
1926

Aircraft Coy of the Signal Corps
Flygkompaniet Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Sudanese Air Force is the air force operated by the Republic of the Sudan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Suriname. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Surinames armed forces consist of the national army, under the control of the Minister of Defense, and a smaller civil police force, which reports to the Minister of Justice and Police. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Swaziland. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force (Army), Royal Swaziland Police Force Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 284,530 (2003 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flygvapnet_roundel. ... Coat of arms of the Swedish Air Force. ...

1912-1926

Naval Air Service
Marinens Flygväsen Image File history File links Flygvapnet_roundel. ...

1911-1926
Defence Helicopter Wing[51]
Försvarsmaktens Helikopterflottilj
1998-2003

Swedish Army Aviation
Arméflyget Image File history File links Flygvapnet_roundel. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1954-1998

Swedish Naval Aviation
Marinflyget Image File history File links Flygvapnet_roundel. ...

1958-1998
 Switzerland Swiss Air Force
Schweizer Luftwaffe
Forces Aériennes Suisses
Forze Aeree Svizzere
1946

Independent service under the Swiss Federal Military Department
Schweizerische Flugwaffe Image File history File links Flygvapnet_roundel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Swiss_roundel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

1936-1946

Swiss Army Aviation
Schweizerische Fliegertruppe Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ...

1914-1936
 Syria Syrian Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Arabiya as-Souriya
1961

  Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Syrian Air Force (Arabic: , Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Arabiya as-Souriya) is the Aviation branch of the Syrian armed forces. ...

1948-1958

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T

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
For Taiwan, see Republic of China above.
 Tajikistan Tajikistan Air and Air Defense Troops c. 1993-1994[52]
 Tanzania Tanzanian People's Defense Force Air Wing
Jeshi la Anga la Wananchi wa Tanzania
1965
 Thailand Royal Thai Air Force
กองทัพอากาศไทย
Kongthap Akat Thai
1937

Air Force Division
กรมทหารอากาศ
Krom Tahan Akat Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Air Force, Air Defense Forces, Presidential National Guard, Security Forces (internal and border troops) Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (2003 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Tanzania Peoples’ Defence Force (TPDF) (swahili: Jeshi la Wananchi la Tanzania - JWTZ) was created in september 1964. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Royal Thai Air Force (Thai: กองทัพอากาศไทย, Kong Thab Akat Thai) is the air force of the Kingdom of Thailand. ...

1935-1937

Air Division
กรมอากาศยาน
Krom Akatsayan Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1921-1935

Army Aviation Division
กรมอากาศยานทหารบก
Krom Akatsayan Tahan Bok Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1917-1921

Army Aviation Unit
กองบินทหารบก
Kong Bin Tahan Bok Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1914-1917
 Togo Togolese Air Force
Force Aérienne Togolaise
1964[53]
 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Air Guard 1966
 Tunisia Tunisian Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jamahiriyah at'Tunisia
1959[54]
 Turkey Turkish Air Force
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri
1944

Turkish Ministry of Defense,
Undersecretariat of Military Aviation
Hava Müsteşarlığı Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Togo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Gendarmerie Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,220,758 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches: Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (includes Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, Coast Guard, and Air Wing), Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 342,980 (2000 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Military branches The Tunisian Armed Forces consist of the : Army Navy Air Force Arms & Security Assistance US: Arms Transfers: Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft (2002) Italy : Arms Transfers: Alenia G.222 aircraft (2003) Germany: Arms Transfers: Type 143 MFPBs (2004) Spain: Arms Transfers: Barcelo PBs (2005) US: Assistance: $4... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links TAF_Roundel. ... Turkish Air Force (Turkish: Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) is a branch of the Turkish Armed Forces. ...

1928-1944

Turkish Air Force Inspectorate
Hava Kuvvetleri Müfettişliği Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1922-1928

Turkish Air Force General Directorate
Kuva-yı Havaiye Müdüriyet-i Umumiyesi Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1921-1922

Turkish Army Air Service
Kuva-yı Havaiye Şubesi Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1920-1921
Turkish Land Force Aviation
Türk Kara Kuvvetleri Havacılığı
1948
Turkish Naval Aviation
Türk Donanma Havacılığı
1971
Turkish Coast Guard Aviation
Türk Sahil Güvenlik Havacılığı
1993
 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Air Force and Air Defense Force 1992

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that State Security Council of Turkmenistan be merged into this article or section. ...

U

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Uganda Ugandan Air Force 1964
 Ukraine Ukrainian Air Force
Військово-Повітряні Сили України
Viys'kovo-Povitriani Syly Ukrayiny
1992
Ukrainian Naval Aviation
Авіація Військово-Морських Сил
Aviatsiya Viys'kovo-Mors'kykh Syl
1992
 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Air Force[55] 1976[56]
 United Kingdom Royal Air Force 1918

Royal Naval Air Service Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF), previously the National Resistance Army, constitutes the armed forces of Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ukrainian Air force (Ukrainian: , Povitryani Syly Ukrayiny) is a part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ukrainian Navy Ensign The Ukrainian Navy (Ukrainian: Військово-Морські Сили України, ВМСУ) is a part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) is the air force of the United Arab Emirates // The UAE Air Force consists of about 4,000 personnel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Personnel of No 1 Squadron RNAS in late 1914 The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy until near the end of World War I, when it merged with the British Armys Royal Flying Corps (RFC) to form the Royal Air Force. ...

1914-1918

Royal Flying Corps Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the over-land air arm of the British military during most of World War I. // Formed by Royal Warrant on 13 May 1912, the RFC superseded the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers. ...

1912-1918
Fleet Air Arm[57] 1937
Army Air Corps[57] 1942
 United States United States Air Force 1947

  Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships. ... Image File history File links RAF-Roundel. ... The Army Air Corps is a component of the British Army. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links USAF_roundel. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ...

1947-1990?

United States Army Air Forces Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was the aviation component of the United States Army primarily during World War II. The title of Army Air Forces succeeded the prior name of Army Air Corps in June 1941 during preparation for expected combat in what came to be known as...

1943-1947

  Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1942-1943

  Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1941-1942

United States Army Air Corps Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...

1926-1941

United States Army Air Service Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The United States Army Air Service was a forerunner of the United States Air Force. ...

1917-1926

[[2]] Image File history File links US_Army_Air_Roundel. ...

1907
Army Aviation 1947
U.S. Naval Aviation 1911

  Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links USAF_roundel. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Image File history File links USAF_roundel. ... Naval aircraft used by the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ...

1947-1990?

  Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1943-1947

  Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1942-1943

  Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

1926-1942
Marine Corps Aviation 1912
[[3]] 1947
 Uruguay Uruguayan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya

Military Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Militar Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links USAF_roundel. ... Naval aircraft used by the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... Image File history File links USAF_roundel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya) was founded on 17 March 1913 as a military aviation school near Montevideo using French Farman Aviation Works aircraft. ... The Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya) was founded on 17 March 1913 as a military aviation school near Montevideo using French Farman Aviation Works aircraft. ...

1952-1953

Uruguayan Military Aviation
Aeronáutica Militar Uruguaya Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya) was founded on 17 March 1913 as a military aviation school near Montevideo using French Farman Aviation Works aircraft. ...

1935-1952

Military School of Aeronautics
Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya) was founded on 17 March 1913 as a military aviation school near Montevideo using French Farman Aviation Works aircraft. ...

1916-1935

Military Aviation School
Escuela de Aviación Militar Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Uruguayan Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya) was founded on 17 March 1913 as a military aviation school near Montevideo using French Farman Aviation Works aircraft. ...

1913-1916
Uruguayan Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Uruguaya
1951

Naval Air Service
Servicio Aeronáutico Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The armed forces of Uruguay are constitutionally subordinate to the president through the Minister of Defense. ... The armed forces of Uruguay are constitutionally subordinate to the president through the Minister of Defense. ...

1925-1951
 Uzbekistan Uzbek Air and Air Defense Force 1992

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Uzbekistan possesses the largest military force in Central Asia, with around 65,000 people in uniform. ...

V

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Venezuela Venezuelan Air Force
Aviación Militar Venezolana
2006[58]

Fuerza Aérea Venezolana Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Air Force of Venezuela, since 2006: Aviación Militar Venezolana (previously Fuerza Aérea Venezolana, FAV) is a professional armed body designed to defend Venezuelas sovereignty and airspace. ...

1949-2006
Venezuelan Army Aviation
Servicio Aéreo del Ejército Venezolana
1970
Venezuelan Naval Aviation
Aviación de la Marina Venezolana
1922
National Guard of Venezuela
Comando de Apoyo Aéreo de Guardia Nacional
1999
 Vietnam Vietnam People's Air Force
Không Quân Nhân Dân Việt Nam
1975

North Vietnamese Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Vietnamese Air force or Không Quân Nhân Dân Việt Nam is the air force of Vietnam. ...

1959-1975

Cochin China Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1941-1945

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Y

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Yemen Yemen Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Yemeniya
1990

Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Yemen Air Force is part of the Military of Yemen and operates 235 aircraft. ...

Z

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Zambia Zambian Air Force and Air Defence Command 1968

Zambia Air Wing Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Zambian Defense Force (ZDF) consists of the army, the air force, and Zambian National Service (ZNS). ...

1964-1968
 Zimbabwe Air Force of Zimbabwe 1980

Rhodesian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) is the air force of Zimbabwe. ... The former name of the Rhodesian air force Formed initially in 1935 under the name Rhodesian Regiment Air Unit as a territorial unit the first regular servicemen with the traing, in Britain of ground crew in 1936. ...

1970-1979

Royal Rhodesian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The former name of the Rhodesian Air Force. ...

1954-1970

Southern Rhodesian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The former name of the Rhodesian Air Force. ...

1939-1954

Rhodesian Regiment Air Unit Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The former name of the Rhodesian Air Force. ...

1935-1939

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Former countries

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Austria-Hungary Austro-Hungarian Air Corps
Kaiserliche und Königliche Luftfahrtruppen
1912-1919

KuK. Militär-Aeronautische Anstalt Image File history File links Austria-Hungary_flag_1869-1918. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Image File history File links Cross-Pattee-Heraldry. ... The Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops (Kaiserliche und Konigliche Luftfahrtruppen or ) was the air force of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the empires demise in 1919. ...

1893-1912
 Biafra Biafran Air Force
1967-1970
 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Air Force[59]
Češkoslovenske Vojenske Letectvo
1945-1993

Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Češkoslovenske Letectvo Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Biafra. ... National motto: Peace, Unity, Freedom Official language English Capital Enugu Head of State Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Area ?- Total ?- % water Population;- Total 13,500,000 (1967) Currency Biafran pound (BIAP) Created May 30, 1967 Dissolved January 15, 1970 Demonym Biafran The Republic of Biafra was a short-lived secessionist state in... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Czechoslovakia. ... Image File history File links Czech_roundel. ... The Czech Air Force, ICAO code CEF, is the air force branch of the Czech Republic Army. ...

1918-1939
 East Germany East German Air Force
Luftstreitkräfte und Luftverteidigung der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik
1956-1990
 Manchukuo Manchukuo Air Force 1938-1945
Manchukuo Air Transport Company[60]
Manchu Kokuyuso Kabushiki Kaisha
1932-1945
 North Yemen Yemen Arab Republic Air Force 1962-1990
 Ottoman Empire Ottoman Air Force Inspectorate
Kuva-yı Havaiye Müfettişliği
1918-1920

Ottoman Aviation Affairs Inspectorate
Umur-u Havaiye Müfettişliği Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Germany. ... GDR redirects here. ... Image File history File links Emblem_of_aircrafts_of_NVA_(East_Germany). ... MIG-21PFM with marking of the NVA Die Luftstreitkräfte der NVA (East German Air Force - EGAF), was the Air Force of the German Democratic Republic (GDR - East Germany). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Manchukuo. ... Flag Anthem National Anthem of Manchukuo Map of Manchukuo Capital Hsinking Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1932 - 1934 Datong (Chief Executive) (Aisingioro Puyi)  - 1934 - 1945 Kangde-Emperor (Aisingioro Puyi) Prime Minister  - 1932 - 1935 Zheng Xiaoxu  - 1935 - 1945 Zhang Jinghui Historical era World War II  - Established 1932  - Disestablished 1945 Manchukuo (1932–1945... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Manchukuo Air Force was officially created in 1938 by Imperial Japan, which ran the Chinese-populated state of Manchukuo (now a region of China called Manchuria) as a puppet. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Yemen. ... National motto: None Official language Arabic Capital Sanaa Area 195,000 km² Population  - Total (July 1990) -Density   7,160,981 36/km² Currency 1 Yemeni riyal = 100 fils (1975-1990); 1 Yemeni riyal = 40 buqshas (bogaches) (1963-1975) Time zone UTC +3 National anthem Royal Salute The Yemen Arab Republic... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–65) Edirne (1365–1453) Constantinople (Ä°stanbul, 1453–1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy [[Category:Former monarchies}}|Ottoman Empire, 1299]] Sultans  - 1281–1326... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1915-1918

Ottoman Aviation Organization Inspectorate
Teşkilat-ı Havaiye Müfettişliği Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1914-1915

Ottoman Aviation Commission
Havacılık Komisyonu Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1911-1914
Ottoman Naval Aviation Academy and Service
Bahriye Tayyare Mektebi ve Havacılık Şubesi
1914-1919
 South Vietnam Vietnam Air Force
Khong Quan Viet Nam
1954-1975
 South Yemen South Yemen Air Force 1967-1990
 Soviet Union Soviet Air Force
Военно-воздушные силы
1930-1991

Workers' and Peasants' Red Air Fleet
Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная воздуха флот Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Vietnam. ... Anthem Thanh niên Hành Khúc (Call to the Citizens) Capital Saigon Language(s) Vietnamese Government Republic Last President¹ Duong Van Minh Last Prime minister Vu Van Mau Historical era Cold War  - Regime change June 14, 1955  - Dissolution April 30, 1975 Area  - 1973 173,809 km² 67,108... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // The VNAF (abbreviation for Viet Nam Air Force, Vietnamese is Khong Quan Viet Nam) started off as a few hand picked men chosen to fly the worlds 6th largest air force at the height of its power, in 1974. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Yemen. ...   Capital Aden Language(s) Arabic Government Socialist state President Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas Prime Minister Yasin Said Numan Historical era Cold War  - Independence November 30 1967  - UN membership December 14, 1967  - Constitution October 31, 1978  - Reunification May 22 1990 Area  - 1990 332,970 km2 Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links URSS-Russian_aviation_red_star. ... The Soviet Air Force, also known under the abbreviation VVS, transliterated from Russian: ВВС, Военно-воздушные силы (Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily), formed the official designation of the air force of the Soviet Union. ...

1918-1930
 United Arab Republic United Arab Republic Air Force 1958-1961

Egyptian Air Force
Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_United_Arab_Republic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1952-1958

Syrian Air Force Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1948-1958
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia /
 SFR Yugoslavia /
 FR Yugoslavia
Air Force of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro
JRV/RV SCG
1992-2006[61]

SFR Yugoslav Air Force[62]
Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i Protivvazdusna Odbrana Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander... Image File history File links Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croatian (spoken throuout the territory), Slovenian, Macedonian, Albanian, Hungarian (all official), and languages of other nationalities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_FR_Yugoslavia. ... Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbian Government Republic President  - 1992 - 1993 Dobrica Ćosić  - 1993 - 1997 Zoran Lilić  - 1997 – 2000 Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević  - 2000 - 2003 Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Prime Minister  - 1992 - 1993 Milan Panić  - 1993 - 1998 Radoje Kontić  - 1998 - 2000 Momir Bulatović  - 2000 - 2001 Zoran Žižić  - 2001 - 2003 DragiÅ¡a Pe... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Yugoslavian SA.341/342 Gazelle GAMA. Yugoslavian MiG-29 in the 90s. ... The Soko G-2 Galeb, first Yugoslav-maiden jet fighter. ...

1945-1991
Yugoslav Royal Air Force
Jugoslovensko Kraljevsko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo
1923-1941

Yugoslav Army Aviation Department Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Yugoslav Royal Air Force or Jugoslovensko Kraljevsko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo (JKRV) in Serbo-Croatian was formed upon the creation of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes that year later renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia existed from 1918 to Royal Yugoslavias capitulation in the Second World War in 1941. ...

1918-1923
Navy Aviation of FRY/ Serbia and Montenegro
Mornarička Aviacija SRJ/SCG
1991-2006

Navy Aviation of SFR Yugoslav
Mornarička Aviacija Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

1950-1991
 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Zaire Air Force 1971-1997

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zaire. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Operations resumed in 2002, but the new name may not have been applied until the after the 2003 defense reforms were promulgated.
  2. ^ As they continued the fight against the Taliban, the Mujahideen leaders individually retained the trappings of elements of the Islamic State of Afghanistan. Most of the country's military aircraft not captured by the Taliban were retained by factions remaining aligned with former President Burhanuddin Rabbani. These groups would later form the 'United Islamic Front', which is more commonly known as the 'Northern Alliance'.
  3. ^ Little is known about the Taliban regime's air force establishment.
  4. ^ The pro-Soviet regime collapsed in late April 1992 and was succeeded by the UN-sponsored government, the "Islamic State of Afghanistan", led by Burhanuddin Rabbani until overthrown by the Taliban in September 1996.
  5. ^ Soviet Union-installed regime.
  6. ^ Official establishment occurred in 1924, but the AMAA received its first aircraft in 1921 (aside from some captured in 1919).
  7. ^ Date first aircraft obtained; the Barbados Defence Force itself was established in 1979.
  8. ^ Preceded by RAF Squadrons 349 and 350 (1942-1946).
  9. ^ The indicated roundel was introduced in 1937 - according to Иван Бориславов и Румен Кирилов, "Самолетите на България", част втора, София, 1996, стр. 246-253 (in Bulgarian; in English: Ivan Borislavov and Rumen Kirilov, "The Airplanes of Bulgaria", part two, Sofia, 1996, pages 246-253).
  10. ^ After the First World War in accordance with the Treaty of Neuilly Bulgaria lost the right to own military air force and because of this from 1920 to 1937 its air force operated as a part of the Bulgarian civil administration - according to Иван Бориславов и Румен Кирилов, "Самолетите на България", част първа, София, 1996, стр. 62-81 (in Bulgarian; in English: Ivan Borislavov and Rumen Kirilov, "The Airplanes of Bulgaria", part one, Sofia, 1996, pages 62-81).
  11. ^ The indicated version of the German Cross was slightly modified and introduced in 1915 as most widespread Bulgarian aviation sign during the First World War along with the less employed St. Andrew's Cross - according to Иван Бориславов и Румен Кирилов, "Самолетите на България", част втора, София, 1996, стр. 246-253 (in Bulgarian; in English: Ivan Borislavov and Rumen Kirilov, "The Airplanes of Bulgaria", part two, Sofia, 1996, pages 246-253).
  12. ^ Initially operated balloons. In 1912 Bulgaria received its first airplane Bleriot XXI, with which on 13 August 1912 Simeon Petrov flew to become the first Bulgarian to pilot an airplane over Bulgaria.
  13. ^ The KPAF's name was changed to "Cambodian People's Air Force" in 1989, following the restoration of the nation's former name of Cambodia. In 1992, the PKAF was briefly resurrected as the "State of Cambodia Air Force", but it never actually became operational under that title.
  14. ^ The Vietnamese invasion of 1979 resulted in the forcible disbandment of the AFKLA; formation of a successor force did not begin until 1984.
  15. ^ The Cape Verde Coast Guard received its first aircraft in November 1992; its actual date of formation is unknown at this time.
  16. ^ The Fuerza Aérea de Chile was briefly named Fuerza Aérea Nacional in 1930.
  17. ^ The year 1919, when its first aircraft were received, is the traditional establishment date of Chile's Aviación Naval (the name by which it is still popularly referred); however, it was not officially established and recognized as a branch within the Navy until 1923.
  18. ^ When Chile's unified national air force was dissolved in 1953, the Army did not regain an air arm of its own. Disappointment with this outcome led to the founding of the Club Aéreo del Personal del Ejército (Army Personnel Aero Club) in 1959. Although never formally established as an air arm, it nevertheless served as an important and foundational predecessor to the modern CAEC.
  19. ^ The NFG was formed in the summer of 1949 for the air defense of Beijing, but was replaced by the PLAAF in November of that year.
  20. ^ On 28 February 1930, the Red Army captured a Nationalist Chinese O2U-4 Corsair reconnaissance aircraft that had been forced to land due to having run out of fuel; given a red star and named after Lenin, it was later used against the Nationalist government. This may have been the first aircraft in the Red Army. Small numbers of captured aircraft were also used against the Japanese during World War II, but the first regular Communist Chinese air force would be organized as the Nanyuan Flying Group in 1949.
  21. ^ Information on the organization of Chinese military aviation prior to 1925, when the Kuomintang began establishing its Aviation Bureaus around China, is very spotty as many records have been lost during the conflicts raging from 1931-1949 and the subsequent Cultural Revolution; in fact, during most of these earlier years, China fielded multiple air forces, most being the personal air arms of various warlords — some allied with the national government and some not. During World War II (which began for the Chinese with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931), the Japanese established a number of puppet governments, several of which were permitted to field small air forces.
  22. ^ Although a formal aviation arm was not stood up until 1979, the ROC Army created an Aviation Section for each of its two corps and an Aviation Platoon for its General Headquarters in 1956.
  23. ^ Also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  24. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  25. ^ The Kroatische Luftwaffen Legion was a World War II German Luftwaffe unit formed from Croatian volunteers on 2 June 1941, and had a fighter and a bomber squadron. The fighter squadron was designated 15.(Kroatische)/JG 52, and served on the Eastern Front from 6 October 1941 until July 1944. The bomber squadron was designated 15.(Kroatische)/KG 53, and served on the Eastern Front from 25 October 1941 until December 1942.
  26. ^ Full formal name is the Cuban Air Defense and Revolutionary Air Force (Defensa Anti-Aérea y Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria).
  27. ^ Established by Fidel Castro in 1958, but operations with a captured Aviación Naval aircraft began the previous year.
  28. ^ Split off from the Cuban air force in 1934, but remerged in 1952 reorganization.
  29. ^ Army aviation was resurrected from 1971-2003 as Hærens Flyvetjeneste (HFT) — Royal Danish Army Flying Service. Now placed under the Air Force as Squadron 724.
  30. ^ In early 1948, Army aviation became an independent and separate service as the Dominican Military Aviation Corps (DMAC) El Cuerpo de Aviación Militar Dominicana (CAMD/AMD). The Army regained an air arm of its own in 2001.
  31. ^ At the beginning of 1951, the Navy was authorized to establish its own aviation arm, but it was absorbed into the Air Force the following year. The Navy regained an air arm of its own in 2003.
  32. ^ In 1943, 'Sonderstaffel Buschmann' was redesignated Aufklärungsgruppe 127 (AGr 127) and became a regular unit of the German Luftwaffe. On 18 October 1943, AGr 127 was divided into two units, See-Aufklärungsgruppe 127 and Nachtschlachtgruppe 11
  33. ^ 'Sonderstaffel Buschmann' was a German Luftwaffe auxiliary unit for coastal patrol. It was formed on 12 February 1942.
  34. ^ The Ethiopian Air Force effectively ceased to exist in 1991, following the victory of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) in the civil war]]; it was reestablished in 1995.
  35. ^ Also uses a low-visibility roundel:
  36. ^ Flank roundel:
  37. ^ Conglomerate of the Aviazione della Règia Marina and Corpo Aeronautico Militare. Flank insignia (click to enlarge):
  38. ^ Patterned on the US Air Force.
  39. ^ Also used the Imperial Japanese Navy's ensign:
  40. ^ The communist Pathet Lao insurgents operated their own small air arm from 1960-1975; it became part of the LPLAAF.
  41. ^ Following a failed attempt at a coup d'état, the Kong Le rebel faction also briefly operated a small air arm from 1960-1963, when it was re-incorporated into the RLAF.
  42. ^ Luxembourg has no air force of its own, but NATO-owned aircraft are operated under Luxembourg registration.
  43. ^ The Malawi Young Pioneers (MYP) was a paramilitary adjunct of the League of Malawi Youth activist organization of the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP). Established in 1963, the first militarily trained cadres appeared in 1964, and the MYP obtained aircraft beginning in 1970.
  44. ^ Although founded in 1926, aircraft were not supplied until the following year.
  45. ^ Preceded by RAAF squadrons 18, 119 and 120 (1942-1946) and RAF squadrons 320, 321 and 322 (1940-1945).
  46. ^ Includes Royal New Zealand Navy aircraft as No. 6 Squadron and formerly No. 6 Squadron.
  47. ^ Also included RAF squadrons 75 and 485-490 during World War II.
  48. ^ Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
  49. ^ The Serbian-Montenegrin union of Yugoslavia was dissolved in 2006 and the former nation's military assets were divided between them.
  50. ^ After World War I, Serbia was united with other Balkan states into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
  51. ^ Merged with Swedish Air Force 2003
  52. ^ Russia provided Tajikistan with several helicopters in 1993 and began to organize an indigenous air force by no later than 1994; however, most sources express doubts as to its operational effectiveness.
  53. ^ Although some aircraft were obtained after independence in 1960 and further aircraft were supplied by France in 1963, the air force was not formally established until 1964.
  54. ^ However, Tunisia's first aircraft were not obtained until 1960.
  55. ^ Includes the Dubai Defence Force Air Wing (formed 1971); Abu Dhabi Army Air Wing (formed 1968); and Abu Dhabi Air Force (formed 1972).[citation needed]
  56. ^ Official date of integration of the several emirate air arms, but actual integration took many years.
  57. ^ a b Formerly part of the Royal Air Force.
  58. ^ http://www.aviacion.mil.ve
  59. ^ Preceded and supported by RAF squadrons 310-313 (1940-1946) and the Soviet Air Force's 1st Czech Fighter Regiment[citation needed].
  60. ^ The Manchukuo Air Transport Company served as a para-military airline which performed transport and reconnaissance missions for Japanese military forces.
  61. ^ Montenegro voted to secede from the FRY in 2006 and the union with Serbia was dissolved, with FRY military assets being divided between the (now) two nations.
  62. ^ Preceded by the Partizanska Eskadrila NOVJ and RAF squadrons 351 and 352 (the RAF Balkan Air Force, 1942-1945)

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