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Total Attack Helicopter Strengths by Country

The dedicated attack helicopter has revolutionized armored warfare with its tank-killing capabilities, close-support qualities and battlefield survivability.

Total Attack Helicopter Strengths by Country

The dedicated attack helicopter has revolutionized armored warfare with its tank-killing capabilities, close-support qualities and battlefield survivability.

OVERVIEW



The dedicated attack helicopter emerged during the Cold War years when the tank proved the key enemy. Every frontline player, particularly in Europe, centered their land power around the value of the Main Battle Tank (MBT). The basic formula has only slightly changed today where land forces still rely on firepower, performance, and battlefield survivability. The counter to this force is the Attack Helicopter which is fielded with similar qualities in mind. These platforms are typically two-seaters with wingstubs offering variable ordnance options but principally the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). More recent developments included precision-guided rockets. In any case, the dedicated Attack Helicopter remains a key component to armies of the globe for their value has yet to diminish in the current age of digital processing and advanced air defense.

For the purposes of the GFP listing, only dedicated attack helicopters are considered - gunships or other converted transport platforms are excluded. Primary attack helicopter examples include the American Hughes AH-64 Apache, the European Eurocopter Tiger, and the Soviet-Russian Mil Mi-24/35 Hind series. Systems on order (heading into next year) are not included in the totals below.

The data presented below is through 2019.


1
United States
USA
971
971
2
Russia
RUS
514
514
3
China
CHN
281
281
4
Japan
JPN
119
119
5
South Korea
SKO
112
112
6
Turkey
TUR
94
94
7
Taiwan
TAI
91
91
8
Germany
GER
65
65
9
Italy
ITA
59
59
10
France
FRA
56
56
11
Pakistan
PAK
55
55
12
United Kingdom
UKD
49
49
13
Israel
ISR
48
48
14
Jordan
JOR
47
47
15
Algeria
ALG
46
46
16
Egypt
EGP
46
46
17
Sudan
SUD
43
43
18
Saudi Arabia
SAR
34
34
19
Ukraine
UKR
34
34
20
Iraq
IRQ
32
32
21
United Arab Emirates
UAE
30
30
22
Poland
POL
30
30
23
Greece
GRE
29
29
24
Netherlands
NET
28
28
25
Syria
SYR
28
28
26
Uzbekistan
UZB
25
25
27
Vietnam
VTN
25
25
28
Bahrain
BAH
22
22
29
Australia
AUS
22
22
30
Belarus
BLR
21
21
31
North Korea
NKO
20
20
32
Spain
SPA
18
18
33
Kazakhstan
KAZ
18
18
34
India
IND
17
17
35
Czechia
CZC
17
17
36
Azerbaijan
AZR
17
17
37
Singapore
SIN
17
17
38
Kuwait
KUW
16
16
39
Peru
PER
16
16
40
Angola
ANG
15
15
41
Yemen
YEM
14
14
42
Nigeria
NIG
13
13
43
Brazil
BRA
12
12
44
Iran
IRN
12
12
45
South Africa
SAF
12
12
46
Georgia
GEO
11
11
47
Turkmenistan
TKM
10
10
48
Venezuela
VEN
10
10
49
Sri Lanka
SRL
9
9
50
Myanmar
MYA
9
9
51
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
8
8
52
Ethiopia
ETH
8
8
53
Indonesia
INO
8
8
54
Thailand
THA
7
7
55
Libya
LBY
7
7
56
Tajikistan
TAJ
6
6
57
Zimbabwe
ZIM
6
6
58
Uganda
UGA
5
5
59
Mali
MAL
5
5
60
Macedonia
MAC
4
4
61
Cuba
CUB
4
4
62
Afghanistan
AFG
4
4
63
Chad
CHD
3
3
64
Kenya
KEN
3
3
65
Ivory Coast
IVC
3
3
66
Hungary
HUN
2
2
67
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
2
2
68
Mozambique
MOZ
2
2
69
Namibia
NAM
2
2
70
Bulgaria
BUL
2
2
71
Sierra Leone
SIE
2
2
72
Niger
NGR
1
1
73
Republic of the Congo
ROC
1
1
74
Mexico
MEX
0
0
75
Gabon
GAB
0
0
76
El Salvador
ESL
0
0
77
Latvia
LAT
0
0
78
Argentina
ARG
0
0
79
Bolivia
BOL
0
0
80
Ecuador
ECU
0
0
81
Suriname
SUR
0
0
82
Honduras
HON
0
0
83
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
0
84
Nicaragua
NIC
0
0
85
New Zealand
NWZ
0
0
86
Finland
FIN
0
0
87
Guatemala
GUA
0
0
88
Switzerland
SWI
0
0
89
Portugal
POR
0
0
90
Qatar
QTR
0
0
91
Bhutan
BUT
0
0
92
Chile
CHI
0
0
93
Albania
ALB
0
0
94
Botswana
BOT
0
0
95
Slovenia
SLV
0
0
96
Oman
OMA
0
0
97
Moldova
MOL
0
0
98
Somalia
SOM
0
0
99
Serbia
SER
0
0
100
Tanzania
TAN
0
0
101
Madagascar
MAD
0
0
102
Croatia
CRO
0
0
103
Lithuania
LIT
0
0
104
Estonia
EST
0
0
105
Tunisia
TUN
0
0
106
Bangladesh
BAN
0
0
107
Morocco
MOR
0
0
108
South Sudan
SSU
0
0
109
Laos
LAO
0
0
110
Zambia
ZAM
0
0
111
Cambodia
CMB
0
0
112
Cameroon
CAM
0
0
113
Liberia
LIB
0
0
114
Montenegro
MTN
0
0
115
Ireland
IRE
0
0
116
Slovakia
SLK
0
0
117
Paraguay
PAR
0
0
118
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
0
119
Canada
CAN
0
0
120
Denmark
DEN
0
0
121
Lebanon
LEB
0
0
122
Nepal
NEP
0
0
123
Norway
NOR
0
0
124
Philippines
PHI
0
0
125
Belgium
BEL
0
0
126
Ghana
GHA
0
0
127
Uruguay
URU
0
0
128
Central African Republic
CAR
0
0
129
Sweden
SWE
0
0
130
Mauritania
MAU
0
0
131
Armenia
ARM
0
0
132
Romania
ROM
0
0
133
Panama
PAN
0
0
134
Austria
AST
0
0
135
Colombia
COL
0
0
136
Mongolia
MON
0
0
137
Malaysia
MLY
0
0