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Total Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Strength by Country


National airpower is gauged by the number of - and quality of - fighter-type aircraft in inventory.

The fighter aircraft is the principle mount of any modern air arm. Long evolved from its basic origins in World War 1, the fighter of today is a multi-role design capable of engaging both air and land targets with equal precision. Missiles and advanced scanning allow for beyond-visual-range engagements while rotary cannon finish off opponents at close-range. The Fifth Generation Fighter is currently embodied by the Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" with competitors arising in both Russia and China. Fourth Generation Fighters remain a capable - and cost-effective - battlefield component.

The data presented below is through 2017.

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2,296  
United States
USA
2
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1,271  
China
CHN
3
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806  
Russia
RUS
4
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676  
India
IND
5
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458  
North Korea
NKO
6
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406  
South Korea
SKO
7
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337  
Egypt
EGP
8
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301  
Pakistan
PAK
9
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296  
France
FRA
10
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288  
Japan
JPN
11
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286  
Taiwan
TAI
12
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243  
Israel
ISR
13
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207  
Turkey
TUR
14
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206  
Syria
SYR
15
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206  
Greece
GRE
16
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177  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
17
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137  
Iran
IRN
18
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109  
Spain
SPA
19
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104  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
20
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99  
Poland
POL
21
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92  
Singapore
SIN
22
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92  
Germany
GER
23
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91  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
24
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89  
Algeria
ALG
25
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88  
United Kingdom
UKD
26
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79  
Italy
ITA
27
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78  
Australia
AUS
28
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77  
Yemen
YEM
29
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76  
Thailand
THA
30
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76  
Vietnam
VTN
31
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72  
Sweden
SWE
32
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69  
Uzbekistan
UZB
33
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64  
Portugal
POR
34
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64  
Switzerland
SWI
35
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61  
Netherlands
NET
36
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60  
Canada
CAN
37
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60  
Angola
ANG
38
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56  
Myanmar
MYA
39
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54  
Finland
FIN
40
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49  
Belgium
BEL
41
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46  
Sudan
SUD
42
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46  
Jordan
JOR
43
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46  
Morocco
MOR
44
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46  
Norway
NOR
45
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45  
Bangladesh
BAN
46
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44  
Chile
CHI
47
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43  
Brazil
BRA
48
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43  
Belarus
BLR
49
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39  
Ukraine
UKR
50
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39  
Indonesia
INO
51
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39  
Venezuela
VEN
52
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39  
Cuba
CUB
53
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36  
Malaysia
MLY
54
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33  
Denmark
DEN
55
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32  
Argentina
ARG
56
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31  
Romania
ROM
57
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28  
Peru
PER
58
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27  
Kuwait
KUW
59
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25  
Bahrain
BAH
60
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24  
Turkmenistan
TKM
61
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24  
Ethiopia
ETH
62
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24  
Serbia
SER
63
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21  
Libya
LIB
64
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19  
Colombia
COL
65
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18  
Zambia
ZAM
66
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18  
Azerbaijan
AZR
67
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17  
South Africa
SAF
68
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17  
Kenya
KEN
69
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17  
Oman
OMA
70
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15  
Bulgaria
BUL
71
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15  
Austria
AST
72
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14  
Tanzania
TAN
73
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13  
Iraq
IRQ
74
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12  
Tunisia
TUN
75
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12  
Slovakia
SLK
76
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12  
Croatia
CRO
77
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12  
Czech Republic
CZR
78
National Flag
11  
Hungary
HUN
79
National Flag
10  
Ecuador
ECU
80
National Flag
10  
Botswana
BOT
81
National Flag
10  
Uganda
UGA
82
National Flag
10  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
83
National Flag
9  
Qatar
QTR
84
National Flag
9  
Mali
MAL
85
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9  
Nigeria
NIG
86
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8  
Mozambique
MOZ
87
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6  
Namibia
NAM
88
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6  
Gabon
GAB
89
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4  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
90
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3  
Honduras
HON
91
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2  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
92
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1  
Chad
CHD
93
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1  
Sri Lanka
SRL
94
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0  
Central African Republic
CAR
95
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0  
El Salvador
ESL
96
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0  
Dominican Republic
DOM
97
National Flag
0  
Mexico
MEX
98
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0  
Sierra Leone
SIE
99
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0  
Bhutan
BUT
100
National Flag
0  
Cameroon
CAM
101
National Flag
0  
Albania
ALB
102
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0  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
103
National Flag
0  
Latvia
LAT
104
National Flag
0  
Suriname
SUR
105
National Flag
0  
Lebanon
LEB
106
National Flag
0  
Estonia
EST
107
National Flag
0  
Lithuania
LIT
108
National Flag
0  
Madagascar
MAD
109
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM
110
National Flag
0  
Ghana
GHA
111
National Flag
0  
Mongolia
MON
112
National Flag
0  
South Sudan
SSU
113
National Flag
0  
Panama
PAN
114
National Flag
0  
Mauritania
MAU
115
National Flag
0  
Laos
LAO
116
National Flag
0  
Paraguay
PAR
117
National Flag
0  
Uruguay
URU
118
National Flag
0  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
119
National Flag
0  
Nepal
NEP
120
National Flag
0  
Ivory Coast
IVC
121
National Flag
0  
Cambodia
CMB
122
National Flag
0  
Tajikistan
TAJ
123
National Flag
0  
Georgia
GEO
124
National Flag
0  
Armenia
ARM
125
National Flag
0  
Niger
NGR
126
National Flag
0  
Macedonia
MAC
127
National Flag
0  
Afghanistan
AFG
128
National Flag
0  
Bolivia
BOL
129
National Flag
0  
Slovenia
SLV
130
National Flag
0  
Nicaragua
NIC
131
National Flag
0  
New Zealand
NWZ
132
National Flag
0  
Guatemala
GUA
133
National Flag
0  
Philippines
PHI