The aircraft received its baptism by fire in World War 1, having since evolved to the mounts of today utilizing stealth, supercruise technology and precision-guided munitions. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, fixed-wing, rotary-wing and UAV aircraft inventories are all taken into account. However, systems on order heading into 2014 are NOT taken into account.
Total Aircraft strength data through 2014.
Partial 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.