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Total Aircraft Carrier Strength by Country


The mighty aircraft carrier remains an instrumental and effective battlefield component for several world powers.

The United States fields the largest modern carrier force in the world and very few nations field more than one example. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, Helicopter Carriers are included in this listing alongside conventional deck carriers due to their growing popularity worldwide. Landlocked nations are not penalized for the lack of a standing naval force but those powers with clear access to oceans are penalized for lacking a carrier force. Aircraft carriers currently under construction (as of 2016) are excluded.

The aircraft carrier remains a nation's "symbol of strength" on the ocean and is a sought-after component of several emerging powers such as China and Turkey. Expensive to maintain and operate, powers that manage to field aircraft carriers are typically limited to a single example or fewer than five - the United States Navy being the one clear exception.

The data presented below is through 2017.

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19  
United States
USA
2
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4  
France
FRA
3
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4  
Japan
JPN
4
National Flag
3  
India
IND
5
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2  
United Kingdom
UKD
6
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2  
Spain
SPA
7
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2  
Italy
ITA
8
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2  
Australia
AUS
9
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2  
Egypt
EGP
10
National Flag
1  
South Korea
SKO
11
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1  
Thailand
THA
12
National Flag
1  
China
CHN
13
National Flag
1  
Russia
RUS
14
National Flag
0  
Denmark
DEN
15
National Flag
0  
Slovenia
SLV
16
National Flag
0  
Peru
PER
17
National Flag
0  
Ecuador
ECU
18
National Flag
0  
Bolivia
BOL
19
National Flag
0  
Sudan
SUD
20
National Flag
0  
Germany
GER
21
National Flag
0  
Iran
IRN
22
National Flag
0  
Pakistan
PAK
23
National Flag
0  
Canada
CAN
24
National Flag
0  
Nicaragua
NIC
25
National Flag
0  
Latvia
LAT
26
National Flag
0  
Georgia
GEO
27
National Flag
0  
Greece
GRE
28
National Flag
0  
Lebanon
LEB
29
National Flag
0  
Israel
ISR
30
National Flag
0  
Norway
NOR
31
National Flag
0  
Finland
FIN
32
National Flag
0  
Turkey
TUR
33
National Flag
0  
Venezuela
VEN
34
National Flag
0  
North Korea
NKO
35
National Flag
0  
Indonesia
INO
36
National Flag
0  
Mexico
MEX
37
National Flag
0  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
38
National Flag
0  
Taiwan
TAI
39
National Flag
0  
Libya
LIB
40
National Flag
0  
Syria
SYR
41
National Flag
0  
Argentina
ARG
42
National Flag
0  
Ivory Coast
IVC
43
National Flag
0  
Algeria
ALG
44
National Flag
0  
New Zealand
NWZ
45
National Flag
0  
Portugal
POR
46
National Flag
0  
Kuwait
KUW
47
National Flag
0  
Qatar
QTR
48
National Flag
0  
Chile
CHI
49
National Flag
0  
Albania
ALB
50
National Flag
0  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
51
National Flag
0  
Malaysia
MLY
52
National Flag
0  
Turkmenistan
TKM
53
National Flag
0  
Philippines
PHI
54
National Flag
0  
Guatemala
GUA
55
National Flag
0  
Brazil
BRA
56
National Flag
0  
Cambodia
CMB
57
National Flag
0  
Belgium
BEL
58
National Flag
0  
Croatia
CRO
59
National Flag
0  
Lithuania
LIT
60
National Flag
0  
Estonia
EST
61
National Flag
0  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
62
National Flag
0  
Azerbaijan
AZR
63
National Flag
0  
Bangladesh
BAN
64
National Flag
0  
Sri Lanka
SRL
65
National Flag
0  
Oman
OMA
66
National Flag
0  
Angola
ANG
67
National Flag
0  
Laos
LAO
68
National Flag
0  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
69
National Flag
0  
Uganda
UGA
70
National Flag
0  
Madagascar
MAD
71
National Flag
0  
Cameroon
CAM
72
National Flag
0  
Cuba
CUB
73
National Flag
0  
Dominican Republic
DOM
74
National Flag
0  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
75
National Flag
0  
El Salvador
ESL
76
National Flag
0  
Gabon
GAB
77
National Flag
0  
Honduras
HON
78
National Flag
0  
Myanmar
MYA
79
National Flag
0  
Sierra Leone
SIE
80
National Flag
0  
Suriname
SUR
81
National Flag
0  
Namibia
NAM
82
National Flag
0  
Bulgaria
BUL
83
National Flag
0  
Panama
PAN
84
National Flag
0  
Yemen
YEM
85
National Flag
0  
Mauritania
MAU
86
National Flag
0  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
87
National Flag
0  
Uruguay
URU
88
National Flag
0  
Paraguay
PAR
89
National Flag
0  
Poland
POL
90
National Flag
0  
Sweden
SWE
91
National Flag
0  
Ukraine
UKR
92
National Flag
0  
South Africa
SAF
93
National Flag
0  
Singapore
SIN
94
National Flag
0  
Jordan
JOR
95
National Flag
0  
Netherlands
NET
96
National Flag
0  
Nigeria
NIG
97
National Flag
0  
Iraq
IRQ
98
National Flag
0  
Vietnam
VTN
99
National Flag
0  
Colombia
COL
100
National Flag
0  
Kenya
KEN
101
National Flag
0  
Bahrain
BAH
102
National Flag
0  
Morocco
MOR
103
National Flag
0  
Tunisia
TUN
104
National Flag
0  
Ghana
GHA
105
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM
106
National Flag
0  
Serbia
SER
107
National Flag
0  
Tanzania
TAN
108
National Flag
0  
Mozambique
MOZ
109
National Flag
0  
Romania
ROM