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Helicopter Fleet Strength (2021)



Ranking of total helicopter fleet strength by operating national power.



Rotorcraft forces are a critical component to any military power for their inherent flexibility and tactical usefulness. Helicopters can cover a myriad of over-battlefield roles including Search & Rescue, MEDEVAC, SpecialOps support, artillery-spotting, maritime patrol, and training.

For the purposes of the GFP ranking, helicopters include all operating types including transport, attack, gunships, and the like embodied by such types as the Russian Mi-17 'Hip' and American Sikorsky UH-60 'Black Hawk' lines. Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
1
United States
USA
5,436
2
Russia
RUS
1,540
3
China
CHN
902
4
India
IND
775
5
South Korea
SKO
734
6
Japan
JPN
552
7
Turkey
TUR
471
8
France
FRA
432
9
Italy
ITA
410
10
Germany
GER
338
11
Pakistan
PAK
331
12
Egypt
EGY
304
13
Greece
GRE
270
14
United Kingdom
UKD
269
15
Algeria
ALG
268
16
Thailand
THA
261
17
Saudi Arabia
SAR
258
18
United Arab Emirates
UAE
223
19
Colombia
COL
212
20
Taiwan
TAI
208
21
Poland
POL
207
22
North Korea
NKO
204
23
Afghanistan
AFG
193
24
Indonesia
INO
188
25
Brazil
BRA
177
26
Syria
SYR
164
27
Mexico
MEX
164
28
Iraq
IRQ
153
29
Jordan
JOR
136
30
Australia
AUS
133
31
Spain
SPA
133
32
Israel
ISR
128
33
Angola
ANG
126
34
Canada
CAN
113
35
Ukraine
UKR
111
36
Tunisia
TUN
101
37
Philippines
PHI
100
38
Vietnam
VTN
99
39
Iran
IRN
99
40
Peru
PER
90
41
Uzbekistan
UZB
89
42
Azerbaijan
AZR
88
43
Kenya
KEN
87
44
South Africa
SAF
87
45
Myanmar
MYA
86
46
Argentina
ARG
85
47
Venezuela
VEN
80
48
Netherlands
NET
78
49
Chile
CHI
77
50
Kazakhstan
KAZ
75
51
Singapore
SIN
73
52
Sudan
SUD
73
53
Morocco
MOR
64
54
Belarus
BLR
63
55
Qatar
QTR
63
56
Romania
ROM
62
57
Austria
AST
62
58
Yemen
YEM
61
59
Bangladesh
BAN
59
60
Bahrain
BAH
53
61
Sweden
SWE
53
62
Serbia
SER
51
63
Sri Lanka
SRL
51
64
Norway
NOR
50
65
Lebanon
LEB
49
66
Czechia
CZC
44
67
Malaysia
MLY
42
68
Ecuador
ECU
42
69
Kuwait
KUW
42
70
Switzerland
SWI
42
71
Nigeria
NGA
41
72
Georgia
GEO
38
73
Croatia
CRO
37
74
Armenia
ARM
36
75
Denmark
DEN
35
76
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
34
77
Dominican Republic
DOM
34
78
Ethiopia
ETH
33
79
Oman
OMA
31
80
Hungary
HUN
31
81
El Salvador
ESL
30
82
Bolivia
BOL
28
83
Zimbabwe
ZIM
28
84
Zambia
ZAM
27
85
Laos
LAO
27
86
Libya
LBY
26
87
Uganda
UGA
26
88
Turkmenistan
TKM
25
89
Slovakia
SLK
24
90
Belgium
BEL
23
91
Panama
PAN
23
92
Finland
FIN
22
93
New Zealand
NWZ
22
94
Bulgaria
BUL
22
95
Tajikistan
TAJ
20
96
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
19
97
Albania
ALB
19
98
Portugal
POR
17
99
Cambodia
CMB
17
100
Chad
CHD
17
101
South Sudan
SSU
17
102
Cameroon
CAM
17
103
Botswana
BOT
16
104
Guatemala
GUA
16
105
Paraguay
PAR
16
106
Gabon
GAB
15
107
Cuba
CUB
14
108
Honduras
HON
13
109
Ghana
GHA
13
110
Nicaragua
NIC
13
111
Slovenia
SLV
12
112
Montenegro
MTN
10
113
Uruguay
URU
10
114
North Macedonia
MAC
10
115
Nepal
NEP
9
116
Ireland
IRE
8
117
Mali
MAL
8
118
Republic of the Congo
ROC
8
119
Tanzania
TAN
7
120
Namibia
NAM
7
121
Niger
NGR
7
122
Burkina Faso
BKF
7
123
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
7
124
Madagascar
MAD
6
125
Mongolia
MON
6
126
Mozambique
MOZ
6
127
Lithuania
LIT
5
128
Sierra Leone
SIE
5
129
Latvia
LAT
4
130
Mauritania
MAU
4
131
Suriname
SUR
3
132
Bhutan
BUT
2
133
Moldova
MOL
2
134
Ivory Coast
IVC
1
135
Central African Republic
CAR
1
136
Somalia
SOM
0
137
Liberia
LIB
0
138
Estonia
EST
0

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