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Total Helicopter Strength by Country

Since the first operational-level helicopter was introduced in 1930s, rotary-wing aircraft have become a staple of any modern fighting force.

Total Helicopter Strength by Country

Since the first operational-level helicopter was introduced in 1930s, rotary-wing aircraft have become a staple of any modern fighting force.

OVERVIEW



From a military perspective, the helicopter fulfills a variety of roles for all branches of service. There are dedicated platforms developed for specific battlefield requirements including form of attack, transport, observation, search & rescue, special forces insertion/extraction, anti-submarine / anti-ship warfare and replenishment. In any role, the helicopter is prized for its landing/take-off footprint and ability to reach areas that neither vehicles nor fixed-wing aircraft can reach. Helicopter systems on order (heading into the next year) are not taken into account.

The data presented below is through 2018.


1
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5,758
United States
USA
2
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1,451
Russia
RUS
3
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985
China
CHN
4
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748
South Korea
SKO
5
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720
India
IND
6
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622
Japan
JPN
7
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570
France
FRA
8
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475
Turkey
TUR
9
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425
Italy
ITA
10
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384
Germany
GER
11
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342
Taiwan
TAI
12
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333
United Kingdom
UKD
13
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328
Pakistan
PAK
14
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299
Thailand
THA
15
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280
Algeria
ALG
16
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273
Colombia
COL
17
National Flag Graphic
269
Egypt
EGP
18
National Flag Graphic
255
Brazil
BRA
19
National Flag Graphic
254
Saudi Arabia
SAR
20
National Flag Graphic
227
Poland
POL
21
National Flag Graphic
225
Greece
GRE
22
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217
Mexico
MEX
23
National Flag Graphic
206
United Arab Emirates
UAE
24
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202
North Korea
NKO
25
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197
Indonesia
INO
26
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184
Australia
AUS
27
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178
Spain
SPA
28
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168
Canada
CAN
29
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167
Syria
SYR
30
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162
Iraq
IRQ
31
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147
Israel
ISR
32
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145
Afghanistan
AFG
33
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145
Iran
IRN
34
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143
Jordan
JOR
35
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139
Vietnam
VTN
36
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130
Morocco
MOR
37
National Flag Graphic
121
Angola
ANG
38
National Flag Graphic
116
Argentina
ARG
39
National Flag Graphic
104
Venezuela
VEN
40
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98
Peru
PER
41
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94
South Africa
SAF
42
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94
Ukraine
UKR
43
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93
Azerbaijan
AZR
44
National Flag Graphic
91
Philippines
PHI
45
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87
Chile
CHI
46
National Flag Graphic
86
Myanmar
MYA
47
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84
Tunisia
TUN
48
National Flag Graphic
78
Singapore
SIN
49
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75
Netherlands
NET
50
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75
Kazakhstan
KAZ
51
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73
Uzbekistan
UZB
52
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71
Malaysia
MLY
53
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71
Sudan
SUD
54
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69
Kenya
KEN
55
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68
Romania
ROM
56
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68
Belarus
BLR
57
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67
Austria
AST
58
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64
Bangladesh
BAN
59
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63
Bahrain
BAH
60
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61
Yemen
YEM
61
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54
Lebanon
LEB
62
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52
Sweden
SWE
63
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52
Czech Republic
CZR
64
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51
Sri Lanka
SRL
65
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47
Croatia
CRO
66
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46
Oman
OMA
67
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45
Ecuador
ECU
68
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43
Dominican Republic
DOM
69
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43
Qatar
QTR
70
National Flag Graphic
42
Switzerland
SWI
71
National Flag Graphic
42
Georgia
GEO
72
National Flag Graphic
42
Armenia
ARM
73
National Flag Graphic
42
Nigeria
NIG
74
National Flag Graphic
41
Kuwait
KUW
75
National Flag Graphic
40
Serbia
SER
76
National Flag Graphic
39
Bolivia
BOL
77
National Flag Graphic
35
Norway
NOR
78
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35
Denmark
DEN
79
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33
Belgium
BEL
80
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33
Ethiopia
ETH
81
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30
El Salvador
ESL
82
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28
Zimbabwe
ZIM
83
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27
Finland
FIN
84
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27
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
85
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27
Laos
LAO
86
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26
Zambia
ZAM
87
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26
Libya
LBY
88
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25
Portugal
POR
89
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25
Turkmenistan
TKM
90
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24
Bulgaria
BUL
91
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23
Albania
ALB
92
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22
New Zealand
NWZ
93
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21
Uganda
UGA
94
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20
Tajikistan
TAJ
95
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20
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
96
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17
Slovakia
SLK
97
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17
Cameroon
CAM
98
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17
Cambodia
CMB
99
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16
Botswana
BOT
100
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16
Chad
CHD
101
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16
Gabon
GAB
102
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16
Slovenia
SLV
103
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16
Nicaragua
NIC
104
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16
Ireland
IRE
105
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15
Hungary
HUN
106
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15
Panama
PAN
107
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14
Ghana
GHA
108
National Flag Graphic
14
Cuba
CUB
109
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14
Macedonia
MAC
110
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13
Guatemala
GUA
111
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12
Uruguay
URU
112
National Flag Graphic
11
Nepal
NEP
113
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10
Republic of the Congo
ROC
114
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10
Honduras
HON
115
National Flag Graphic
10
Paraguay
PAR
116
National Flag Graphic
9
South Sudan
SSU
117
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8
Namibia
NAM
118
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7
Niger
NGR
119
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7
Mali
MAL
120
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6
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
121
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6
Mongolia
MON
122
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5
Sierra Leone
SIE
123
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5
Lithuania
LIT
124
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5
Montenegro
MTN
125
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5
Mozambique
MOZ
126
National Flag Graphic
4
Estonia
EST
127
National Flag Graphic
4
Mauritania
MAU
128
National Flag Graphic
4
Latvia
LAT
129
National Flag Graphic
3
Tanzania
TAN
130
National Flag Graphic
3
Suriname
SUR
131
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2
Madagascar
MAD
132
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2
Ivory Coast
IVC
133
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2
Bhutan
BUT
134
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2
Central African Republic
CAR
135
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0
Somalia
SOM
136
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0
Liberia
LIB