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Helicopter Fleet Strength (2020)



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 2020. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
1
United States
USA
5,768
2
Russia
RUS
1,522
3
China
CHN
911
4
South Korea
SKO
803
5
India
IND
722
6
Japan
JPN
637
7
France
FRA
589
8
Turkey
TUR
497
9
Italy
ITA
439
10
Germany
GER
386
11
Pakistan
PAK
346
12
United Kingdom
UKD
312
13
Thailand
THA
307
14
Egypt
EGY
294
15
Saudi Arabia
SAR
283
16
Algeria
ALG
257
17
Brazil
BRA
242
18
Greece
GRE
231
19
United Arab Emirates
UAE
229
20
Colombia
COL
224
21
Taiwan
TAI
210
22
North Korea
NKO
204
23
Mexico
MEX
202
24
Afghanistan
AFG
187
25
Iraq
IRQ
186
26
Indonesia
INO
177
27
Poland
POL
176
28
Syria
SYR
165
29
Spain
SPA
162
30
Israel
ISR
146
31
Jordan
JOR
146
32
Canada
CAN
145
33
Vietnam
VTN
138
34
Australia
AUS
133
35
Finland
FIN
127
36
Angola
ANG
126
37
Ukraine
UKR
121
38
Argentina
ARG
100
39
Iran
IRN
100
40
Peru
PER
99
41
Philippines
PHI
97
42
Chile
CHI
92
43
Tunisia
TUN
92
44
South Africa
SAF
91
45
Azerbaijan
AZR
88
46
Venezuela
VEN
86
47
Myanmar
MYA
86
48
Uzbekistan
UZB
79
49
Kenya
KEN
79
50
Singapore
SIN
77
51
Netherlands
NET
75
52
Sudan
SUD
73
53
Kazakhstan
KAZ
71
54
Bangladesh
BAN
67
55
Malaysia
MLY
65
56
Bahrain
BAH
65
57
Morocco
MOR
64
58
Belarus
BLR
63
59
Romania
ROM
62
60
Austria
AST
62
61
Yemen
YEM
61
62
Lebanon
LEB
55
63
Sri Lanka
SRL
54
64
Sweden
SWE
53
65
Ecuador
ECU
50
66
Norway
NOR
47
67
Croatia
CRO
47
68
Qatar
QTR
46
69
Czechia
CZC
44
70
Nigeria
NGA
44
71
Serbia
SER
44
72
Switzerland
SWI
42
73
Oman
OMA
42
74
Kuwait
KUW
40
75
Georgia
GEO
38
76
Bolivia
BOL
38
77
Armenia
ARM
37
78
Denmark
DEN
35
79
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
34
80
Ethiopia
ETH
33
81
El Salvador
ESL
31
82
Belgium
BEL
29
83
Zimbabwe
ZIM
28
84
Dominican Republic
DOM
28
85
Zambia
ZAM
27
86
Laos
LAO
27
87
Uganda
UGA
26
88
Libya
LBY
26
89
Turkmenistan
TKM
25
90
Bulgaria
BUL
25
91
Hungary
HUN
24
92
Portugal
POR
23
93
Panama
PAN
23
94
New Zealand
NWZ
22
95
Slovakia
SLK
21
96
Tajikistan
TAJ
20
97
Albania
ALB
19
98
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
19
99
Chad
CHD
17
100
South Sudan
SSU
17
101
Cambodia
CMB
17
102
Botswana
BOT
16
103
Slovenia
SLV
16
104
Guatemala
GUA
15
105
Gabon
GAB
15
106
Cameroon
CAM
15
107
North Macedonia
MAC
14
108
Nicaragua
NIC
14
109
Cuba
CUB
14
110
Ghana
GHA
13
111
Uruguay
URU
13
112
Nepal
NEP
13
113
Honduras
HON
12
114
Paraguay
PAR
11
115
Montenegro
MTN
9
116
Republic of the Congo
ROC
8
117
Ireland
IRE
8
118
Burkina Faso
BKF
8
119
Mali
MAL
8
120
Namibia
NAM
7
121
Niger
NGR
7
122
Madagascar
MAD
6
123
Mozambique
MOZ
6
124
Mongolia
MON
6
125
Tanzania
TAN
6
126
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
5
127
Latvia
LAT
5
128
Lithuania
LIT
5
129
Sierra Leone
SIE
5
130
Ivory Coast
IVC
4
131
Estonia
EST
4
132
Mauritania
MAU
4
133
Suriname
SUR
3
134
Bhutan
BUT
2
135
Moldova
MOL
2
136
Central African Republic
CAR
1
137
Liberia
LIB
0
138
Somalia
SOM
0



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