The aircraft received its baptism by fire in World War 1, having since evolved to the mounts of today utilizing stealth and supercruise technology as well as precision-guided munitions. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, fixed-wing, rotary-wing and UAV aircraft inventories are all taken into account. Systems on order as of 2013 are not taken into account.
Total Aircraft strength data through 2012.
Sources: US Library of Congress; CIA.gov/CIA World Factbook; EIA.gov; wikipedia.com; energy.eu; SIPRI.org. Some values estimated based on factors available when official sources are lacking.
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