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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 2015 are NOT taken into account.


Helicopter strength data through 2015.


1
6,084
2
1,237
3
802
4
679
5
646
6
638
7
611
8
445
9
421
10
359
11
348
12
307
13
306
14
282
15
255
16
251
17
241
18
224
19
210
20
210
21
204
22
202
23
199
24
189
25
175
26
168
27
166
28
159
29
159
30
152
31
150
32
143
33
129
34
128
35
128
36
126
37
105
38
96
39
96
40
92
41
91
42
87
43
86
44
86
45
85
46
84
47
83
48
79
49
76
50
71
51
69
52
69
53
68
54
66
55
64
56
62
57
62
58
62
59
57
60
57
61
54
62
48
63
48
64
46
65
45
66
45
67
45
68
43
69
42
70
41
71
41
72
38
73
37
74
36
75
34
76
33
77
32
78
31
79
30
80
30
81
29
82
27
83
27
84
27
85
25
86
25
87
24
88
22
89
22
90
20
91
20
92
19
93
19
94
18
95
17
96
16
97
16
98
16
99
16
100
16
101
16
102
14
103
14
104
14
105
14
106
13
107
11
108
11
109
10
110
10
111
9
112
9
113
9
114
7
115
7
116
6
117
5
118
5
119
4
120
4
121
4
122
4
123
2
124
2
125
0
126
0

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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