List of United States naval aircraft

Naval aircraft currently used by the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. For a complete list of naval aircraft designated under the pre-1962 United States Navy designation system, see List of military aircraft of the United States (naval). For a list of naval aircraft designated under the post-1962 unified Department of Defense designations, see List of military aircraft of the United States.


Current inventory

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
Boeing F/A-18 United States multirole F/A-18A/B/C 257[1] 108 B variants are used for training
Boeing F/A-18E/F United States multirole 512 137 used for training - 39 on order[1]
F-35 Lightning II United States multirole F-35C 21 20 used for training - 237 on order[1]
E-2 Hawkeye United States AEW E-2C/D 83 18 on order[1]
Electronic Warfare
EA-18G Growler United States radar jamming / SEAD 153 2 on order[1]
Boeing E-6 Mercury United States TACAMO 16
Lockheed Martin KC-130 United States aerial refueling / transport C-130T 3[1]
Maritime Patrol
P-3 Orion United States ASW / patrol P-3C 52[1]
Boeing P-8 United States ASW / patrol 81 20 on order[1]
C-40 Clipper United States VIP transport 15 2 on order[1]
Gulfstream IV United States VIP transport 3[1]
Gulfstream G100 United States VIP transport 1[1]
Beechcraft C-12 United States utility / transport 70[1] 57 provide multi-engine training
C-2 Greyhound United States COD / transport 27[1]
C-26 Metroliner United States transport C-26D 5[1] 1 provided multi-engine training
Pilatus PC-12 Switzerland transport / utility PC-12NG 1[1]
C-130 Hercules United States transport C-130T 14[1]
V-22 Osprey United States COD / transport CMV-22B 59 on order[1]
SH-60 Seahawk United States ASW / VERTREP / SAR H-60R/S/H 526 7 on order[1]
CH-53E Super Stallion United States minesweeping / MCM MH-53E 27[1]
Trainer Aircraft
DHC-3 Otter United States trainer 1[1]
T-34 Mentor United States trainer 75[1]
Northrop F-5 United States jet trainer F-5F/N 29[1] OpFor training
F-16 Fighting Falcon United States trainer F-16A/B 14[1] OpFor training
TH-57 Sea Ranger United States rotorcraft trainer 113[1]
Eurocopter UH-72 Germany trainer / test evaluator 5[1]
T-6 Texan II United States basic trainer T-6A/B/C 294 29 on order[1]
T-38 Talon United States test pilot trainer 10[1]
T-45 Goshawk United States jet trainer 194[1]
AgustaWestland AW119 Italy evaluation 1[1]

See also


  1. "World Air Forces 2019". Flightglobal Insight. 2019. Archived from the original on December 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
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