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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 2018.


1
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973
United States
USA
2
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511
Russia
RUS
3
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281
China
CHN
4
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112
South Korea
SKO
5
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91
Taiwan
TAI
6
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84
Japan
JPN
7
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59
Italy
ITA
8
National Flag Graphic
58
Germany
GER
9
National Flag Graphic
54
France
FRA
10
National Flag Graphic
54
Turkey
TUR
11
National Flag Graphic
49
United Kingdom
UKD
12
National Flag Graphic
49
Pakistan
PAK
13
National Flag Graphic
48
Israel
ISR
14
National Flag Graphic
47
Jordan
JOR
15
National Flag Graphic
46
Algeria
ALG
16
National Flag Graphic
41
Sudan
SUD
17
National Flag Graphic
34
Ukraine
UKR
18
National Flag Graphic
32
Iraq
IRQ
19
National Flag Graphic
30
United Arab Emirates
UAE
20
National Flag Graphic
29
Poland
POL
21
National Flag Graphic
29
Greece
GRE
22
National Flag Graphic
28
Syria
SYR
23
National Flag Graphic
28
Netherlands
NET
24
National Flag Graphic
25
Uzbekistan
UZB
25
National Flag Graphic
25
Vietnam
VTN
26
National Flag Graphic
22
Saudi Arabia
SAR
27
National Flag Graphic
22
Australia
AUS
28
National Flag Graphic
22
Bahrain
BAH
29
National Flag Graphic
21
Belarus
BLR
30
National Flag Graphic
20
North Korea
NKO
31
National Flag Graphic
18
Kazakhstan
KAZ
32
National Flag Graphic
17
Azerbaijan
AZR
33
National Flag Graphic
17
Czech Republic
CZR
34
National Flag Graphic
17
Singapore
SIN
35
National Flag Graphic
16
Spain
SPA
36
National Flag Graphic
16
Peru
PER
37
National Flag Graphic
16
Kuwait
KUW
38
National Flag Graphic
15
India
IND
39
National Flag Graphic
15
Armenia
ARM
40
National Flag Graphic
15
Angola
ANG
41
National Flag Graphic
14
Yemen
YEM
42
National Flag Graphic
12
Brazil
BRA
43
National Flag Graphic
12
Iran
IRN
44
National Flag Graphic
12
South Africa
SAF
45
National Flag Graphic
11
Nigeria
NIG
46
National Flag Graphic
10
Egypt
EGP
47
National Flag Graphic
10
Venezuela
VEN
48
National Flag Graphic
10
Turkmenistan
TKM
49
National Flag Graphic
9
Myanmar
MYA
50
National Flag Graphic
9
Georgia
GEO
51
National Flag Graphic
9
Sri Lanka
SRL
52
National Flag Graphic
8
Libya
LBY
53
National Flag Graphic
8
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
54
National Flag Graphic
8
Ethiopia
ETH
55
National Flag Graphic
7
Thailand
THA
56
National Flag Graphic
6
Zimbabwe
ZIM
57
National Flag Graphic
6
Tajikistan
TAJ
58
National Flag Graphic
5
Mali
MAL
59
National Flag Graphic
5
Indonesia
INO
60
National Flag Graphic
5
Uganda
UGA
61
National Flag Graphic
4
Cuba
CUB
62
National Flag Graphic
4
Macedonia
MAC
63
National Flag Graphic
4
Afghanistan
AFG
64
National Flag Graphic
3
Republic of the Congo
ROC
65
National Flag Graphic
3
Chad
CHD
66
National Flag Graphic
2
Namibia
NAM
67
National Flag Graphic
2
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
68
National Flag Graphic
2
Mozambique
MOZ
69
National Flag Graphic
1
Niger
NGR
70
National Flag Graphic
0
Ivory Coast
IVC
71
National Flag Graphic
0
Guatemala
GUA
72
National Flag Graphic
0
Latvia
LAT
73
National Flag Graphic
0
New Zealand
NWZ
74
National Flag Graphic
0
Nicaragua
NIC
75
National Flag Graphic
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
76
National Flag Graphic
0
Slovenia
SLV
77
National Flag Graphic
0
Cambodia
CMB
78
National Flag Graphic
0
Albania
ALB
79
National Flag Graphic
0
Chile
CHI
80
National Flag Graphic
0
Bangladesh
BAN
81
National Flag Graphic
0
Liberia
LIB
82
National Flag Graphic
0
Lithuania
LIT
83
National Flag Graphic
0
Ireland
IRE
84
National Flag Graphic
0
Bhutan
BUT
85
National Flag Graphic
0
Suriname
SUR
86
National Flag Graphic
0
Mexico
MEX
87
National Flag Graphic
0
Montenegro
MTN
88
National Flag Graphic
0
Finland
FIN
89
National Flag Graphic
0
Botswana
BOT
90
National Flag Graphic
0
Qatar
QTR
91
National Flag Graphic
0
Argentina
ARG
92
National Flag Graphic
0
Slovakia
SLK
93
National Flag Graphic
0
Croatia
CRO
94
National Flag Graphic
0
Ecuador
ECU
95
National Flag Graphic
0
Switzerland
SWI
96
National Flag Graphic
0
Portugal
POR
97
National Flag Graphic
0
Cameroon
CAM
98
National Flag Graphic
0
Sierra Leone
SIE
99
National Flag Graphic
0
Colombia
COL
100
National Flag Graphic
0
El Salvador
ESL
101
National Flag Graphic
0
Laos
LAO
102
National Flag Graphic
0
Sweden
SWE
103
National Flag Graphic
0
Mauritania
MAU
104
National Flag Graphic
0
South Sudan
SSU
105
National Flag Graphic
0
Romania
ROM
106
National Flag Graphic
0
Panama
PAN
107
National Flag Graphic
0
Paraguay
PAR
108
National Flag Graphic
0
Austria
AST
109
National Flag Graphic
0
Uruguay
URU
110
National Flag Graphic
0
Kenya
KEN
111
National Flag Graphic
0
Mongolia
MON
112
National Flag Graphic
0
Tanzania
TAN
113
National Flag Graphic
0
Morocco
MOR
114
National Flag Graphic
0
Tunisia
TUN
115
National Flag Graphic
0
Ghana
GHA
116
National Flag Graphic
0
Somalia
SOM
117
National Flag Graphic
0
Oman
OMA
118
National Flag Graphic
0
Dominican Republic
DOM
119
National Flag Graphic
0
Honduras
HON
120
National Flag Graphic
0
Gabon
GAB
121
National Flag Graphic
0
Denmark
DEN
122
National Flag Graphic
0
Hungary
HUN
123
National Flag Graphic
0
Serbia
SER
124
National Flag Graphic
0
Central African Republic
CAR
125
National Flag Graphic
0
Canada
CAN
126
National Flag Graphic
0
Zambia
ZAM
127
National Flag Graphic
0
Estonia
EST
128
National Flag Graphic
0
Bolivia
BOL
129
National Flag Graphic
0
Lebanon
LEB
130
National Flag Graphic
0
Nepal
NEP
131
National Flag Graphic
0
Norway
NOR
132
National Flag Graphic
0
Philippines
PHI
133
National Flag Graphic
0
Belgium
BEL
134
National Flag Graphic
0
Madagascar
MAD
135
National Flag Graphic
0
Bulgaria
BUL
136
National Flag Graphic
0
Malaysia
MLY