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Total Helicopter 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 next year) are not taken into account.

The data presented below is through 2017.

1
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6,065  
United States
USA
2
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1,389  
Russia
RUS
3
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912  
China
CHN
4
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709  
South Korea
SKO
5
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666  
India
IND
6
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659  
Japan
JPN
7
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610  
France
FRA
8
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455  
Turkey
TUR
9
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430  
Italy
ITA
10
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375  
Germany
GER
11
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347  
United Kingdom
UKD
12
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345  
Taiwan
TAI
13
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316  
Pakistan
PAK
14
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294  
Thailand
THA
15
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257  
Egypt
EGP
16
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257  
Algeria
ALG
17
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250  
Colombia
COL
18
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230  
Brazil
BRA
19
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227  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
20
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223  
Greece
GRE
21
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211  
Poland
POL
22
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210  
Australia
AUS
23
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209  
Mexico
MEX
24
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203  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
25
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202  
North Korea
NKO
26
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173  
Spain
SPA
27
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168  
Canada
CAN
28
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167  
Syria
SYR
29
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161  
Iraq
IRQ
30
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147  
Indonesia
INO
31
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143  
Israel
ISR
32
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142  
Afghanistan
AFG
33
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137  
Vietnam
VTN
34
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134  
Jordan
JOR
35
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128  
Morocco
MOR
36
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126  
Iran
IRN
37
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118  
Angola
ANG
38
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98  
Philippines
PHI
39
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97  
Peru
PER
40
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95  
South Africa
SAF
41
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93  
Azerbaijan
AZR
42
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88  
Malaysia
MLY
43
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88  
Venezuela
VEN
44
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87  
Ukraine
UKR
45
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86  
Myanmar
MYA
46
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86  
Argentina
ARG
47
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84  
Chile
CHI
48
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83  
Tunisia
TUN
49
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76  
Singapore
SIN
50
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74  
Netherlands
NET
51
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70  
Sudan
SUD
52
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70  
Uzbekistan
UZB
53
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68  
Romania
ROM
54
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67  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
55
National Flag
67  
Austria
AST
56
National Flag
62  
Bahrain
BAH
57
National Flag
62  
Belarus
BLR
58
National Flag
61  
Bangladesh
BAN
59
National Flag
61  
Yemen
YEM
60
National Flag
61  
Kenya
KEN
61
National Flag
56  
Czech Republic
CZR
62
National Flag
54  
Lebanon
LEB
63
National Flag
50  
Oman
OMA
64
National Flag
49  
Sweden
SWE
65
National Flag
45  
Ecuador
ECU
66
National Flag
45  
Sri Lanka
SRL
67
National Flag
43  
Kuwait
KUW
68
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43  
Qatar
QTR
69
National Flag
42  
Switzerland
SWI
70
National Flag
42  
Armenia
ARM
71
National Flag
42  
Georgia
GEO
72
National Flag
39  
Nigeria
NIG
73
National Flag
39  
Serbia
SER
74
National Flag
38  
Bolivia
BOL
75
National Flag
37  
Belgium
BEL
76
National Flag
36  
Croatia
CRO
77
National Flag
35  
Norway
NOR
78
National Flag
34  
Denmark
DEN
79
National Flag
33  
Ethiopia
ETH
80
National Flag
30  
El Salvador
ESL
81
National Flag
28  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
82
National Flag
27  
Finland
FIN
83
National Flag
27  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
84
National Flag
26  
Libya
LIB
85
National Flag
26  
Dominican Republic
DOM
86
National Flag
25  
Portugal
POR
87
National Flag
25  
Zambia
ZAM
88
National Flag
25  
Turkmenistan
TKM
89
National Flag
23  
Albania
ALB
90
National Flag
22  
Bulgaria
BUL
91
National Flag
22  
Laos
LAO
92
National Flag
21  
New Zealand
NWZ
93
National Flag
21  
Uganda
UGA
94
National Flag
20  
Tajikistan
TAJ
95
National Flag
20  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
96
National Flag
19  
Guatemala
GUA
97
National Flag
19  
Chad
CHD
98
National Flag
18  
Nepal
NEP
99
National Flag
17  
Cambodia
CMB
100
National Flag
16  
Slovenia
SLV
101
National Flag
16  
Hungary
HUN
102
National Flag
16  
Botswana
BOT
103
National Flag
16  
Slovakia
SLK
104
National Flag
16  
Gabon
GAB
105
National Flag
16  
Macedonia
MAC
106
National Flag
16  
Cameroon
CAM
107
National Flag
16  
Nicaragua
NIC
108
National Flag
15  
Panama
PAN
109
National Flag
14  
Cuba
CUB
110
National Flag
14  
Ghana
GHA
111
National Flag
10  
Uruguay
URU
112
National Flag
10  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
113
National Flag
10  
Paraguay
PAR
114
National Flag
9  
South Sudan
SSU
115
National Flag
9  
Honduras
HON
116
National Flag
8  
Namibia
NAM
117
National Flag
7  
Niger
NGR
118
National Flag
6  
Mongolia
MON
119
National Flag
6  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
120
National Flag
5  
Mozambique
MOZ
121
National Flag
5  
Lithuania
LIT
122
National Flag
5  
Sierra Leone
SIE
123
National Flag
4  
Latvia
LAT
124
National Flag
4  
Ivory Coast
IVC
125
National Flag
4  
Madagascar
MAD
126
National Flag
4  
Mauritania
MAU
127
National Flag
4  
Estonia
EST
128
National Flag
3  
Mali
MAL
129
National Flag
3  
Suriname
SUR
130
National Flag
2  
Tanzania
TAN
131
National Flag
2  
Bhutan
BUT
132
National Flag
2  
Central African Republic
CAR
133
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM