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