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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 2019.


1
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5,760
United States
USA
2
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1,485
Russia
RUS
3
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1,004
China
CHN
4
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777
South Korea
SKO
5
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692
India
IND
6
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636
Japan
JPN
7
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566
France
FRA
8
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492
Turkey
TUR
9
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415
Italy
ITA
10
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335
Taiwan
TAI
11
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322
Pakistan
PAK
12
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319
United Kingdom
UKD
13
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313
Germany
GER
14
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304
Thailand
THA
15
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293
Egypt
EGP
16
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284
Algeria
ALG
17
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272
Colombia
COL
18
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254
Saudi Arabia
SAR
19
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227
Greece
GRE
20
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225
United Arab Emirates
UAE
21
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212
Poland
POL
22
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205
Mexico
MEX
23
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204
North Korea
NKO
24
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192
Indonesia
INO
25
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190
Brazil
BRA
26
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179
Iraq
IRQ
27
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172
Spain
SPA
28
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166
Syria
SYR
29
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157
Australia
AUS
30
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149
Jordan
JOR
31
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148
Canada
CAN
32
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146
Israel
ISR
33
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140
Vietnam
VTN
34
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126
Iran
IRN
35
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126
Angola
ANG
36
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118
Argentina
ARG
37
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113
Morocco
MOR
38
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99
Ukraine
UKR
39
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98
Afghanistan
AFG
40
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98
Peru
PER
41
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97
Philippines
PHI
42
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95
Netherlands
NET
43
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93
Chile
CHI
44
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92
South Africa
SAF
45
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88
Azerbaijan
AZR
46
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88
Tunisia
TUN
47
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86
Venezuela
VEN
48
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86
Myanmar
MYA
49
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80
Kenya
KEN
50
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78
Singapore
SIN
51
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74
Kazakhstan
KAZ
52
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73
Sudan
SUD
53
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73
Uzbekistan
UZB
54
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71
Malaysia
MLY
55
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67
Belarus
BLR
56
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64
Austria
AST
57
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63
Bahrain
BAH
58
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63
Romania
ROM
59
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61
Yemen
YEM
60
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59
Bangladesh
BAN
61
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53
Sri Lanka
SRL
62
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52
Czechia
CZC
63
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52
Sweden
SWE
64
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47
Croatia
CRO
65
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47
Oman
OMA
66
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46
Ecuador
ECU
67
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46
Nigeria
NIG
68
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43
Dominican Republic
DOM
69
National Flag Graphic
42
Georgia
GEO
70
National Flag Graphic
42
Switzerland
SWI
71
National Flag Graphic
42
Qatar
QTR
72
National Flag Graphic
42
Armenia
ARM
73
National Flag Graphic
40
Serbia
SER
74
National Flag Graphic
40
Kuwait
KUW
75
National Flag Graphic
39
Norway
NOR
76
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39
Bolivia
BOL
77
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35
Denmark
DEN
78
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33
Ethiopia
ETH
79
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32
Belgium
BEL
80
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30
El Salvador
ESL
81
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30
Laos
LAO
82
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28
Zimbabwe
ZIM
83
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27
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
84
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27
Zambia
ZAM
85
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27
Libya
LBY
86
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27
Finland
FIN
87
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26
Uganda
UGA
88
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25
Turkmenistan
TKM
89
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25
Portugal
POR
90
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22
New Zealand
NWZ
91
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21
Bulgaria
BUL
92
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20
Tajikistan
TAJ
93
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19
Albania
ALB
94
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19
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
95
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18
Hungary
HUN
96
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17
Slovakia
SLK
97
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17
Cambodia
CMB
98
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17
Panama
PAN
99
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16
Chad
CHD
100
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16
Botswana
BOT
101
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16
Slovenia
SLV
102
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16
Nicaragua
NIC
103
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15
Gabon
GAB
104
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15
Cameroon
CAM
105
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15
Guatemala
GUA
106
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14
Macedonia
MAC
107
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14
Cuba
CUB
108
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13
Ghana
GHA
109
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13
Nepal
NEP
110
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10
Uruguay
URU
111
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10
Paraguay
PAR
112
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9
Honduras
HON
113
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9
Montenegro
MTN
114
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8
South Sudan
SSU
115
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8
Namibia
NAM
116
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8
Republic of the Congo
ROC
117
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8
Ireland
IRE
118
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7
Niger
NGR
119
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7
Mali
MAL
120
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6
Lithuania
LIT
121
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6
Mongolia
MON
122
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5
Mozambique
MOZ
123
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5
Sierra Leone
SIE
124
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5
Lebanon
LEB
125
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5
Latvia
LAT
126
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5
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
127
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5
Somalia
SOM
128
National Flag Graphic
4
Estonia
EST
129
National Flag Graphic
4
Tanzania
TAN
130
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4
Mauritania
MAU
131
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3
Ivory Coast
IVC
132
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3
Suriname
SUR
133
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2
Madagascar
MAD
134
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2
Moldova
MOL
135
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2
Bhutan
BUT
136
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1
Central African Republic
CAR
137
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0
Liberia
LIB