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  • Total Aircraft Strength by Country


    Despite all other technological and doctrinal advances made on the modern battlefield, air superiority is still a major component in achieving total victory.

    The aircraft received its baptism of fire during World War 1 when fabric-over-wood monoplanes, biplanes and triplanes first took to the skies in combat. Since then, the military aircraft has evolved considerably relying on advanced stealth coatings and electronics, supercruise technology and precision-guided / fire-and-forget munitions.


    For the purposes of the GFP ranking, both fixed-wing and rotary-wing (helicopters) aircraft are factored in as are active aircraft from all branches of srvice (air force, army, navy, marines). All aircraft types are considered including basic / advanced trainers, transports, fighters, bombers, special missions platforms and the like. Aircraft currently on order (heading into the next year) are not taken into account.


    The data presented below is through 2017.


    1
    13,762  
    United States
    USA
    2
    3,794  
    Russia
    RUS
    3
    2,955  
    China
    CHN
    4
    2,102  
    India
    IND
    5
    1,594  
    Japan
    JPN
    6
    1,477  
    South Korea
    SKO
    7
    1,305  
    France
    FRA
    8
    1,132  
    Egypt
    EGP
    9
    1,018  
    Turkey
    TUR
    10
    951  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    11
    944  
    North Korea
    NKO
    12
    856  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    13
    850  
    Taiwan
    TAI
    14
    822  
    Italy
    ITA
    15
    790  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    16
    698  
    Germany
    GER
    17
    697  
    Brazil
    BRA
    18
    652  
    Israel
    ISR
    19
    600  
    Greece
    GRE
    20
    555  
    Thailand
    THA
    21
    536  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    22
    533  
    Spain
    SPA
    23
    502  
    Algeria
    ALG
    24
    477  
    Iran
    IRN
    25
    465  
    Poland
    POL
    26
    465  
    Australia
    AUS
    27
    461  
    Syria
    SYR
    28
    457  
    Colombia
    COL
    29
    452  
    Mexico
    MEX
    30
    441  
    Indonesia
    INO
    31
    414  
    Canada
    CAN
    32
    285  
    Angola
    ANG
    33
    280  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    34
    278  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    35
    278  
    Morocco
    MOR
    36
    267  
    Peru
    PER
    37
    260  
    Jordan
    JOR
    38
    249  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    39
    248  
    Argentina
    ARG
    40
    243  
    Chile
    CHI
    41
    239  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    42
    238  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    43
    232  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    44
    231  
    South Africa
    SAF
    45
    226  
    Singapore
    SIN
    46
    205  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    47
    198  
    Sweden
    SWE
    48
    193  
    Belarus
    BLR
    49
    183  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    50
    181  
    Sudan
    SUD
    51
    175  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    52
    173  
    Belgium
    BEL
    53
    169  
    Yemen
    YEM
    54
    166  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    55
    164  
    Netherlands
    NET
    56
    153  
    Finland
    FIN
    57
    151  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    58
    149  
    Philippines
    PHI
    59
    148  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    60
    137  
    Portugal
    POR
    61
    135  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    62
    134  
    Romania
    ROM
    63
    131  
    Kenya
    KEN
    64
    123  
    Austria
    AST
    65
    122  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    66
    121  
    Libya
    LIB
    67
    121  
    Serbia
    SER
    68
    116  
    Oman
    OMA
    69
    110  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    70
    109  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    71
    106  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    72
    106  
    Norway
    NOR
    73
    102  
    Bahrain
    BAH
    74
    98  
    Qatar
    QTR
    75
    92  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    76
    85  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    77
    84  
    Denmark
    DEN
    78
    81  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    79
    80  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    80
    80  
    Cuba
    CUB
    81
    74  
    Croatia
    CRO
    82
    72  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    83
    69  
    Sri Lanka
    SRL
    84
    68  
    Georgia
    GEO
    85
    66  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    86
    64  
    Armenia
    ARM
    87
    63  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    88
    58  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    89
    52  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    90
    50  
    Uruguay
    URU
    91
    48  
    New Zealand
    NWZ
    92
    43  
    Uganda
    UGA
    93
    43  
    Botswana
    BOT
    94
    42  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    95
    41  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    96
    38  
    Chad
    CHD
    97
    35  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    98
    35  
    Honduras
    HON
    99
    34  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    100
    33  
    Hungary
    HUN
    101
    33  
    Gabon
    GAB
    102
    31  
    Namibia
    NAM
    103
    31  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    104
    30  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    105
    28  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    106
    26  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    107
    25  
    Panama
    PAN
    108
    25  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    109
    25  
    Laos
    LAO
    110
    25  
    Ghana
    GHA
    111
    25  
    Somalia
    SOM
    112
    23  
    Albania
    ALB
    113
    22  
    Nepal
    NEP
    114
    22  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    115
    20  
    Madagascar
    MAD
    116
    20  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    117
    19  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    118
    17  
    Niger
    NGR
    119
    16  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    120
    15  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    121
    15  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    122
    14  
    Mali
    MAL
    123
    10  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    124
    9  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    125
    9  
    Mongolia
    MON
    126
    6  
    Estonia
    EST
    127
    6  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    128
    5  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    129
    5  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    130
    4  
    Latvia
    LAT
    131
    4  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    132
    3  
    Suriname
    SUR