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Aircraft Strength by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/7/2014

Despite all of the other advances made for the modern battlefield, air superiority is still a top priority to war planners in any theater.

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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.

1
13,683
2
3,082
3
2,788
4
1,785
5
1,595
6
1,393
7
1,203
8
1,100
9
989
10
943
11
908
12
847
13
795
14
775
15
748
16
710
17
680
18
652
19
628
20
543
21
531
22
481
23
475
24
473
25
451
26
444
27
413
28
404
29
404
30
400
31
395
32
381
33
373
34
323
35
281
36
270
37
262
38
246
39
244
40
235
41
232
42
224
43
223
44
216
45
213
46
212
47
181
48
180
49
175
50
168
51
168
52
166
53
164
54
160
55
153
56
145
57
145
58
139
59
134
60
133
61
129
62
125
63
120
64
109
65
105
66
103
67
102
68
101
69
101
70
96
71
93
72
92
73
87
74
86
75
81
76
72
77
72
78
67
79
65
80
62
81
60
82
59
83
59
84
57
85
49
86
46
87
43
88
42
89
35
90
32
91
30
92
30
93
30
94
30
95
24
96
24
97
21
98
20
99
20
100
20
101
20
102
14
103
10
104
9
105
6
106
4

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.

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