HELICOPTERS UAE AIR FORCE
UAE Air Force & Air Defence
With around 5,000 personnel, the UAE Air Force operates C.212 Aviocar 100s and CN.235Ms. and has recently ordered CN.295 Persuaders, a stretched and upgraded version of the CN.235. It also operates a variety of helicopters, including the AH-64 Apache, SA-342 Gazelle, and the AS-565 Panther. The current air force fighter fleet consists of Mirage 2000s and Hawks (61/61 and 102 versions) though 30 Mirage 2000-9s are on order and the Mirage 2000 fleet is being upgraded to the -9 configuration. The UAE Air Force has opted for the F-16 Block 60 as its newest advanced fighter.