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Total Helicopter Inventory Strength by Country

Since the first operational-level helicopter was introduced in 1930s, rotary-wing aircraft have become a staple of any modern fighting force.





From a military perspective, the helicopter fulfills a variety of roles for all branches of service. There are dedicated platforms developed for specific battlefield requirements including form of attack, transport, observation, search & rescue, special forces insertion/extraction, anti-submarine / anti-ship warfare and replenishment. In any role, the helicopter is prized for its landing/take-off footprint and ability to reach areas that neither vehicles nor fixed-wing aircraft can reach. Helicopter systems on order heading into the new year are NOT taken into account.


Helicopter strength data through 2017.


1
6,065
2
1,389
3
912
4
709
5
666
6
659
7
610
8
455
9
430
10
375
11
347
12
345
13
316
14
294
15
257
16
257
17
250
18
230
19
227
20
223
21
211
22
210
23
209
24
203
25
202
26
173
27
168
28
167
29
161
30
147
31
143
32
142
33
137
34
134
35
128
36
126
37
118
38
98
39
97
40
95
41
93
42
88
43
88
44
87
45
86
46
86
47
84
48
83
49
76
50
74
51
70
52
70
53
68
54
67
55
67
56
62
57
62
58
61
59
61
60
61
61
56
62
54
63
50
64
49
65
45
66
45
67
43
68
43
69
42
70
42
71
42
72
39
73
39
74
38
75
37
76
36
77
35
78
34
79
33
80
30
81
28
82
27
83
27
84
26
85
25
86
25
87
25
88
23
89
22
90
22
91
21
92
21
93
20
94
20
95
19
96
19
97
18
98
17
99
16
100
16
101
16
102
16
103
16
104
16
105
16
106
15
107
14
108
14
109
10
110
10
111
10
112
9
113
9
114
8
115
7
116
6
117
6
118
5
119
5
120
4
121
4
122
4
123
4
124
3
125
2
126
2
127
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Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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