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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.

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.

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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
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269  
Egypt
EGP
18
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255  
Brazil
BRA
19
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254  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
20
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227  
Poland
POL
21
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225  
Greece
GRE
22
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217  
Mexico
MEX
23
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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
National Flag
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
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121  
Angola
ANG
38
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116  
Argentina
ARG
39
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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
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91  
Philippines
PHI
45
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87  
Chile
CHI
46
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86  
Myanmar
MYA
47
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84  
Tunisia
TUN
48
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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
National Flag
69  
Kenya
KEN
55
National Flag
68  
Romania
ROM
56
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68  
Belarus
BLR
57
National Flag
67  
Austria
AST
58
National Flag
64  
Bangladesh
BAN
59
National Flag
63  
Bahrain
BAH
60
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61  
Yemen
YEM
61
National Flag
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
National Flag
45  
Ecuador
ECU
68
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43  
Dominican Republic
DOM
69
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43  
Qatar
QTR
70
National Flag
42  
Switzerland
SWI
71
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42  
Georgia
GEO
72
National Flag
42  
Armenia
ARM
73
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42  
Nigeria
NIG
74
National Flag
41  
Kuwait
KUW
75
National Flag
40  
Serbia
SER
76
National Flag
39  
Bolivia
BOL
77
National Flag
35  
Norway
NOR
78
National Flag
35  
Denmark
DEN
79
National Flag
33  
Belgium
BEL
80
National Flag
33  
Ethiopia
ETH
81
National Flag
30  
El Salvador
ESL
82
National Flag
28  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
83
National Flag
27  
Finland
FIN
84
National Flag
27  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
85
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27  
Laos
LAO
86
National Flag
26  
Zambia
ZAM
87
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26  
Libya
LBY
88
National Flag
25  
Portugal
POR
89
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25  
Turkmenistan
TKM
90
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24  
Bulgaria
BUL
91
National Flag
23  
Albania
ALB
92
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22  
New Zealand
NWZ
93
National Flag
21  
Uganda
UGA
94
National Flag
20  
Tajikistan
TAJ
95
National Flag
20  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
96
National Flag
17  
Slovakia
SLK
97
National Flag
17  
Cameroon
CAM
98
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17  
Cambodia
CMB
99
National Flag
16  
Botswana
BOT
100
National Flag
16  
Chad
CHD
101
National Flag
16  
Gabon
GAB
102
National Flag
16  
Slovenia
SLV
103
National Flag
16  
Nicaragua
NIC
104
National Flag
16  
Ireland
IRE
105
National Flag
15  
Hungary
HUN
106
National Flag
15  
Panama
PAN
107
National Flag
14  
Ghana
GHA
108
National Flag
14  
Cuba
CUB
109
National Flag
14  
Macedonia
MAC
110
National Flag
13  
Guatemala
GUA
111
National Flag
12  
Uruguay
URU
112
National Flag
11  
Nepal
NEP
113
National Flag
10  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
114
National Flag
10  
Honduras
HON
115
National Flag
10  
Paraguay
PAR
116
National Flag
9  
South Sudan
SSU
117
National Flag
8  
Namibia
NAM
118
National Flag
7  
Niger
NGR
119
National Flag
7  
Mali
MAL
120
National Flag
6  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
121
National Flag
6  
Mongolia
MON
122
National Flag
5  
Sierra Leone
SIE
123
National Flag
5  
Lithuania
LIT
124
National Flag
5  
Montenegro
MTN
125
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5  
Mozambique
MOZ
126
National Flag
4  
Estonia
EST
127
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4  
Mauritania
MAU
128
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4  
Latvia
LAT
129
National Flag
3  
Tanzania
TAN
130
National Flag
3  
Suriname
SUR
131
National Flag
2  
Madagascar
MAD
132
National Flag
2  
Ivory Coast
IVC
133
National Flag
2  
Bhutan
BUT
134
National Flag
2  
Central African Republic
CAR
135
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM
136
National Flag
0  
Liberia
LIB