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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
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13,762  
United States
USA
2
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3,794  
Russia
RUS
3
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2,955  
China
CHN
4
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2,102  
India
IND
5
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1,594  
Japan
JPN
6
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1,477  
South Korea
SKO
7
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1,305  
France
FRA
8
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1,132  
Egypt
EGP
9
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1,018  
Turkey
TUR
10
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951  
Pakistan
PAK
11
National Flag
944  
North Korea
NKO
12
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856  
United Kingdom
UKD
13
National Flag
850  
Taiwan
TAI
14
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822  
Italy
ITA
15
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790  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
16
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698  
Germany
GER
17
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697  
Brazil
BRA
18
National Flag
652  
Israel
ISR
19
National Flag
600  
Greece
GRE
20
National Flag
555  
Thailand
THA
21
National Flag
536  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
22
National Flag
533  
Spain
SPA
23
National Flag
502  
Algeria
ALG
24
National Flag
477  
Iran
IRN
25
National Flag
465  
Poland
POL
26
National Flag
465  
Australia
AUS
27
National Flag
461  
Syria
SYR
28
National Flag
457  
Colombia
COL
29
National Flag
452  
Mexico
MEX
30
National Flag
441  
Indonesia
INO
31
National Flag
414  
Canada
CAN
32
National Flag
285  
Angola
ANG
33
National Flag
280  
Venezuela
VEN
34
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278  
Vietnam
VTN
35
National Flag
278  
Morocco
MOR
36
National Flag
267  
Peru
PER
37
National Flag
260  
Jordan
JOR
38
National Flag
249  
Myanmar
MYA
39
National Flag
248  
Argentina
ARG
40
National Flag
243  
Chile
CHI
41
National Flag
239  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
42
National Flag
238  
Ukraine
UKR
43
National Flag
232  
Malaysia
MLY
44
National Flag
231  
South Africa
SAF
45
National Flag
226  
Singapore
SIN
46
National Flag
205  
Afghanistan
AFG
47
National Flag
198  
Sweden
SWE
48
National Flag
193  
Belarus
BLR
49
National Flag
183  
Switzerland
SWI
50
National Flag
181  
Sudan
SUD
51
National Flag
175  
Uzbekistan
UZB
52
National Flag
173  
Belgium
BEL
53
National Flag
169  
Yemen
YEM
54
National Flag
166  
Bangladesh
BAN
55
National Flag
164  
Netherlands
NET
56
National Flag
153  
Finland
FIN
57
National Flag
151  
Iraq
IRQ
58
National Flag
149  
Philippines
PHI
59
National Flag
148  
Tunisia
TUN
60
National Flag
137  
Portugal
POR
61
National Flag
135  
Azerbaijan
AZR
62
National Flag
134  
Romania
ROM
63
National Flag
131  
Kenya
KEN
64
National Flag
123  
Austria
AST
65
National Flag
122  
Ecuador
ECU
66
National Flag
121  
Libya
LIB
67
National Flag
121  
Serbia
SER
68
National Flag
116  
Oman
OMA
69
National Flag
110  
Nigeria
NIG
70
National Flag
109  
Czech Republic
CZR
71
National Flag
106  
Norway
NOR
72
National Flag
106  
Kuwait
KUW
73
National Flag
102  
Bahrain
BAH
74
National Flag
98  
Qatar
QTR
75
National Flag
92  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
76
National Flag
85  
Bolivia
BOL
77
National Flag
84  
Denmark
DEN
78
National Flag
81  
Zambia
ZAM
79
National Flag
80  
Cuba
CUB
80
National Flag
80  
Ethiopia
ETH
81
National Flag
74  
Croatia
CRO
82
National Flag
72  
Turkmenistan
TKM
83
National Flag
69  
Sri Lanka
SRL
84
National Flag
68  
Georgia
GEO
85
National Flag
66  
Bulgaria
BUL
86
National Flag
64  
Armenia
ARM
87
National Flag
63  
Lebanon
LEB
88
National Flag
58  
Dominican Republic
DOM
89
National Flag
52  
El Salvador
ESL
90
National Flag
50  
Uruguay
URU
91
National Flag
48  
New Zealand
NWZ
92
National Flag
43  
Uganda
UGA
93
National Flag
43  
Botswana
BOT
94
National Flag
42  
Slovakia
SLK
95
National Flag
41  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
96
National Flag
38  
Chad
CHD
97
National Flag
35  
Guatemala
GUA
98
National Flag
35  
Honduras
HON
99
National Flag
34  
Cameroon
CAM
100
National Flag
33  
Gabon
GAB
101
National Flag
33  
Hungary
HUN
102
National Flag
31  
Namibia
NAM
103
National Flag
31  
Paraguay
PAR
104
National Flag
30  
Tanzania
TAN
105
National Flag
28  
Slovenia
SLV
106
National Flag
26  
Mauritania
MAU
107
National Flag
25  
Somalia
SOM
108
National Flag
25  
Laos
LAO
109
National Flag
25  
Ghana
GHA
110
National Flag
25  
Panama
PAN
111
National Flag
25  
Tajikistan
TAJ
112
National Flag
23  
Albania
ALB
113
National Flag
22  
Nepal
NEP
114
National Flag
22  
Cambodia
CMB
115
National Flag
20  
Madagascar
MAD
116
National Flag
20  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
117
National Flag
19  
Nicaragua
NIC
118
National Flag
17  
Niger
NGR
119
National Flag
16  
Macedonia
MAC
120
National Flag
15  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
121
National Flag
15  
Mozambique
MOZ
122
National Flag
14  
Mali
MAL
123
National Flag
10  
Lithuania
LIT
124
National Flag
9  
Mongolia
MON
125
National Flag
9  
South Sudan
SSU
126
National Flag
6  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
127
National Flag
6  
Estonia
EST
128
National Flag
5  
Ivory Coast
IVC
129
National Flag
5  
Sierra Leone
SIE
130
National Flag
4  
Latvia
LAT
131
National Flag
4  
Bhutan
BUT
132
National Flag
4  
Central African Republic
CAR
133
National Flag
3  
Suriname
SUR