List of United States naval aircraft


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The list of United States naval aircraft contains types currently used by United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. For a complete list of naval aircraft designated under pre-1962 United States Navy designation systems, see List of United States Navy aircraft designations (pre-1962); for aircraft without formal designations, see List of undesignated military aircraft of the United States. For a list of all naval aircraft designated under the post-1962 unified Department of Defense designations, see List of military aircraft of the United States.


A F-35C conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay
A C-2 Greyhound from VRC-40
A SH-60 Seahawk helicopter
A F-A-18F Super Hornet assigned to VFA-102
A C-40A Clipper

Current inventory

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Combat Aircraft
F-35 Lightning II United States multirole F-35C 18 13 used for training – 236 on order[1]
Boeing F/A-18E/F United States multirole 532 131 used for training – 96 on order[1]
E-2 Hawkeye United States AEW E-2C/D 88 37 on order[1]
Electronic Warfare
E-6 Mercury United States TACAMO 16[1]
Lockheed EP-3 United States ELINT / SIGINT 12[1]
EA-18G Growler United States radar jamming / SEAD 155[1]
Maritime Patrol
P-3 Orion United States ASW / patrol P-3C 41[1] 4 P-3SPA variants used for reconnaissance
Boeing P-8 United States ASW / patrol 91 18 on order[1]
C-40 Clipper United States VIP transport 17[1]
Gulfstream IV United States VIP transport 3[1]
C-2 Greyhound United States COD / transport 33[1]
C-26 Metroliner United States transport / reconnaissance C-26D 8[1] 1 provides multi-engine training
C-130 Hercules United States transport C-130T 20[1] 5 provide aerial refueling
C-130J Super Hercules United States transport 1[1]
V-22 Osprey United States COD / transport CMV-22B 1[2] 58 on order[1]
SH-60 Seahawk United States ASW / VERTREP / SAR H-60R/S/H 508 9 on order[1]
CH-53E Super Stallion United States minesweeping / MCM MH-53E 29[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 117[1] 3 are OH-58C variant
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 USNTPS trainer 10[1]
Boeing F/A-18 United States multirole F/A-18A/B/C 94[1]
T-45 Goshawk United States jet trainer 194[1]
Beechcraft C-12 United States multi-engine trainer / transport 60[1]
AgustaWestland AW119 Italy evaluation 1[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "World Air Forces 2020". Flightglobal Insight. 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Navy Gets First Bell-Boeing CMV-22B: What It Means". 10 February 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

External links

  • Navy Fact File