This is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.

Royal Air Force

|- | Airbus A400M Atlas C1 || Spain || Propeller || Transport || 2014 || 21 || 21 || One on order expected to be delivered in the early 2020s |- | Airbus Voyager || Spain || Jet || Tanker / Transport || 2011 || 12 || 12 || Two additional aircraft available upon request from AirTanker Services |- | Beechcraft Shadow R1 || USA || Propeller || ISTAR || 2009 || 6 || 6 || Expected 2030. A further two aircraft are to be added in 2023 along with an upgrade to the current aircraft |- | Bell Griffin HAR2 || Canada || Rotorcraft || Utility helicopter|Utility || 2003 || 3 || 3 || Supplied and maintained by Cobham but operated by military aircrew. +more Used for SAR, fire fighting and ISTAR duties amongst others in RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus |- | Boeing Airseeker R1 || USA || Jet || SIGINT || 2013 || 3 || 3 || |- | Boeing Chinook || USA || Rotorcraft || Transport || 1980 || 41 || 60 || |- | Boeing C-17A Globemaster III || USA || Jet || Transport || 2001 || 8 || 8 || |- | Boeing Poseidon MRA1 || USA || Jet || ASW || 2019 || 9 || 9 || |-.

|- | British Aerospace Hawk T1 || UK || Jet || Trainer || 1976 || 56 || 172 || Retired from aggressor role in March 2022; retained by the Red Arrows; to be retired by 2030. |- | British Aerospace Hawk T2 || UK || Jet || Trainer || 2009 || 28 || 28|| Forms part of the UK Military Flying Training System listed below but operated by +more_IV_Squadron_RAF'>No. IV (R) Squadron & No. XXV(F) Squadron; aircraft to remain in service until 2040 |- | Dassault Envoy IV CC1 || France || Jet || Transport || 2022 || 2 || 2 || Two aircraft to be introduced from March 2022. To be initially operated under civil contract until 2024 |- | Eurofighter Typhoon || UK|| Jet || Multi-role || 2007 || 101 || 137 || Of the 22 two seat trainer aircraft 16 Tranche 1s have been progressively withdrawn and scrapped under the requirement which started in late 2016 All Tranche 1s to be retired by 2025. |- | General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper || USA || UAV || ISR / Attack || 2007 || 9 || 10 || Expected 2024. To be replaced by Protector UAV |- | Grob Tutor T1 || Germany || Propeller || Trainer || 1999 || 91 || 119 || Used by the RAF Air Experience Flight. 28 Tutors have been sold to the Finnish Air Force as of 2018 |- | Grob Viking TX1 || Germany || Glider || Trainer || 1990 || 52 || 60 || |- | Leonardo AW109SP || Italy || Rotorcraft || Transport || 2016 || 1 || 1 || Used for transportation of senior military commanders or government ministers |- | Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules || USA || Propeller || Transport || 2000 || 14 || 25 || All to be withdrawn by 2023. |- | Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning || USA || Jet || Multi-role || 2013 || 24 || 25 || Jointly operated with Fleet Air Arm. Maximum of 60-80 aircraft to be procured |- | Westland Puma HC2 || UK || Rotorcraft || Transport || 1971 || 23 || 24 || |}.

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

|- | Avro Lancaster (PA474) || UK || Propeller || Bomber || 1942 || 1 || || 1 B. I |- | De Havilland Canada Chipmunk || UK || Propeller || Trainer || 1946 || 2 || 753 || 2 T. +more10 |- | Douglas Dakota || USA || Propeller || Transport || 1942 || 1 || || 1 C. 3 |- | Hawker Hurricane || UK || Propeller || Fighter || 1937 || 2 || 14533 || 2 Mk IIc |- | Supermarine Spitfire || UK || Propeller || Fighter || 1938 || 6 || 20341 || 1 Mk IIa, 1 Mk Vb, 1 LF. IXe, 1 LF. XVIe, 2 PR. XIX |}.

Fleet Air Arm

|- | AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat HMA2 || UK || Rotorcraft || Attack || 2014 || 28 || 28 || |- | AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin HM2 || UK || Rotorcraft ||ASW/AEW || 2000 || 30 || 44 || Expected 2040 |- | AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk3i/4 || UK || Rotorcraft || Transport || 2000 || 25 || 28 || The Mk4/4A are undergoing a capability upgrade and will be fully delivered by 2021 All Mk3 have now been upgraded to Mk4 with just the Mk3i remaining. Expected 2040 |- | Beechcraft Avenger || USA || Propeller || Trainer || 2011 || 4 || 4 || Forms part of the UK Military Flying Training System listed below but operated by 750 Naval Air Squadron |- | Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning || USA || Jet || Multi-role || 2013 || - || - || Jointly operated with Royal Air Force. +more Initial Operational Capability (Maritime) in 2020 |}.

Army Air Corps

|- | AgustaWestland Apache AH1 || UK || Rotorcraft || Attack || 2004 || 30 || 67 || To be replaced by 50 AH-64E Apache Guardians in 2024 |- | Boeing AH-64E Guardian || United States || Rotorcraft || Attack || 2020 || 14 || 14 || Total of 50 aircraft are on order to replace the Apache AH1 |- | AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat || UK || Rotorcraft || Utility || 2014 || 34 || 34 || |- | Airbus H135M || Germany || Rotorcraft || Patrol || 2022 || || 30 on order ||Project Matcha, Gazelle replacement |- | Bell 212 || Canada || Rotorcraft || Utility || 1995 || 5 || 5 || Used by No. +more 7 Flight AAC and No. 25 Flight AAC in Brunei and Kenya in support of and |- | Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin II || France || Rotorcraft || SAS || 2009 || 6 || 6 || |- | Thales Watchkeeper WK450 || UK || UAV || ISR || 2014 || 49 || 50 || |- | Westland Gazelle || UK || Rotorcraft || Patrol || 1974 || 26 || 208 || Expected 2025. |}.

UK Military Flying Training System

|- | Grob Prefect T1 || Germany || Propeller || Trainer || 2018 || 23 || 23 || |- | Beechcraft Texan T1 || USA || Propeller || Trainer || 2018 || 14 || 14 || |- | Embraer Phenom 100 || Brazil || Jet || Trainer || 2018 || 5 || 5 || |- | Airbus H135 Juno || Germany || Rotorcraft || Trainer || 2018 || 29 || 29 || |- | Airbus H145 Jupiter || Germany || Rotorcraft || Trainer || 2018 || 7 || 7 || |}

RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine

TypeOriginClassRoleIntroducedIn serviceTotalNotes
British Aerospace HawkUKJetTrainer / experimental22Operated for the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine

Ministry of Defence

As well as the military services, a number of defence contractors operate military aircraft on behalf of or leased from the Ministry of Defence.

|- | Agusta AW109 || Italy || Rotorcraft || Utility || || 1 || 1 || QinetiQ, Boscombe Down |- | Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin II || France || Rotorcraft || Utility || 1999 || 2 || 2 || Used as transport of instructors as part of FOST training. Operated by British International Helicopters under MRCOA |- | Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil || France || Rotorcraft || Trainer || || 3 || 3 || Cobham Helicopter Academy, Newquay under CFAOS{{efn|leased from the Ministry of Defence and operated on the military register under the Contractor Flying Approved Organisation Scheme {CFAOS)|name=|group=}} |- | Eurofighter Typhoon || UK || Jet || Multi-role || || 3 || 3 || BAE Systems, Warton |- | Hawker Hunter || UK || Jet || Fighter || || 3 || 3 || Hawker Hunter Aviation, RAF Scampton |- | Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II || USA || Jet || Multi-role || 2013 || 3 || 3 || Operated in the United States by +more_17_Squadron_RAF'>17 Squadron RAF; test and evaluation role |- | Westland Sea King || UK || Rotorcraft || Trainer || || 2 || 2 || HeliOperations under CFAOS{{efn|leased from the Ministry of Defence and operated on the military register under the Contractor Flying Approved Organisation Scheme {CFAOS)|name=|group=}} |- | Airbus Zephyr || UK || High-altitude pseudo-satellite || UAV || || 3 || 3 || Solar-powered long-endurance UAV; observation and communications platform |}.

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