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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.


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