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Total Attack Aircraft Strength by Country


Attack aircraft represents the fixed-wing bomber and ground attack force of a given country.

Life other aerial weapons of today, the attack aircraft was born in the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918). Today's advanced platforms have benefited from the many decades of conventional warfare to the point that precision bombing, fast-attack, long-range, and low-level strikes have become the call-of-the-day. Modern-day bombers are in play with only a select few global powers, principally the United States, as such dedicated types are expensive to develop, procure, and maintain. To this end, other powers field a modest collection of light-to-medium attack types, most often through the Multirole Fighter platform. These allow for an attack capability without the overhead commitments present in dedicated bombers.

For the purposes of the GFP ranking, only fixed-wing attack / strike types (as well as light-class aircraft that can be armed) are included. Armed UCAVs / Drones and dedicated Attack Helicopters / gunships are excluded. Aircraft on order (heading into the next year) are not taken into account.

The data presented below is through 2018.

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2,830  
United States
USA
2
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1,527  
China
CHN
3
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1,416  
Russia
RUS
4
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804  
India
IND
5
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516  
North Korea
NKO
6
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466  
South Korea
SKO
7
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410  
Pakistan
PAK
8
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409  
Egypt
EGP
9
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299  
France
FRA
10
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290  
Japan
JPN
11
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286  
Taiwan
TAI
12
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284  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
13
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252  
Israel
ISR
14
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207  
Turkey
TUR
15
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189  
Greece
GRE
16
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186  
Italy
ITA
17
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181  
Germany
GER
18
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158  
Iran
IRN
19
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143  
United Kingdom
UKD
20
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134  
Syria
SYR
21
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125  
Brazil
BRA
22
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122  
Spain
SPA
23
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111  
Belarus
BLR
24
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107  
Algeria
ALG
25
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103  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
26
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100  
Singapore
SIN
27
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99  
Poland
POL
28
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93  
Thailand
THA
29
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89  
Uzbekistan
UZB
30
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82  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
31
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81  
Sudan
SUD
32
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80  
Indonesia
INO
33
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78  
Australia
AUS
34
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77  
Myanmar
MYA
35
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77  
Yemen
YEM
36
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76  
Vietnam
VTN
37
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72  
Sweden
SWE
38
National Flag
70  
Peru
PER
39
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64  
Ukraine
UKR
40
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61  
Netherlands
NET
41
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60  
Canada
CAN
42
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59  
Colombia
COL
43
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56  
Morocco
MOR
44
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56  
Iraq
IRQ
45
National Flag
56  
Angola
ANG
46
National Flag
55  
Finland
FIN
47
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54  
Switzerland
SWI
48
National Flag
49  
Norway
NOR
49
National Flag
49  
Argentina
ARG
50
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49  
Malaysia
MLY
51
National Flag
45  
Bangladesh
BAN
52
National Flag
45  
Belgium
BEL
53
National Flag
44  
Turkmenistan
TKM
54
National Flag
44  
Chile
CHI
55
National Flag
42  
Jordan
JOR
56
National Flag
39  
Venezuela
VEN
57
National Flag
39  
Cuba
CUB
58
National Flag
36  
Mexico
MEX
59
National Flag
34  
Romania
ROM
60
National Flag
33  
Denmark
DEN
61
National Flag
32  
Bulgaria
BUL
62
National Flag
30  
Oman
OMA
63
National Flag
29  
Azerbaijan
AZR
64
National Flag
28  
Czech Republic
CZR
65
National Flag
27  
Kuwait
KUW
66
National Flag
26  
Serbia
SER
67
National Flag
24  
Ethiopia
ETH
68
National Flag
24  
Portugal
POR
69
National Flag
21  
Nigeria
NIG
70
National Flag
20  
Philippines
PHI
71
National Flag
18  
Zambia
ZAM
72
National Flag
18  
Slovakia
SLK
73
National Flag
17  
Bahrain
BAH
74
National Flag
17  
Libya
LBY
75
National Flag
17  
Kenya
KEN
76
National Flag
17  
South Africa
SAF
77
National Flag
15  
Qatar
QTR
78
National Flag
15  
El Salvador
ESL
79
National Flag
15  
Austria
AST
80
National Flag
14  
Tanzania
TAN
81
National Flag
12  
Honduras
HON
82
National Flag
12  
Tunisia
TUN
83
National Flag
12  
Afghanistan
AFG
84
National Flag
12  
Croatia
CRO
85
National Flag
12  
Hungary
HUN
86
National Flag
11  
Armenia
ARM
87
National Flag
10  
Ecuador
ECU
88
National Flag
10  
Uganda
UGA
89
National Flag
10  
Botswana
BOT
90
National Flag
9  
Mali
MAL
91
National Flag
8  
Uruguay
URU
92
National Flag
8  
Dominican Republic
DOM
93
National Flag
8  
Mozambique
MOZ
94
National Flag
7  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
95
National Flag
6  
Namibia
NAM
96
National Flag
6  
Gabon
GAB
97
National Flag
6  
Chad
CHD
98
National Flag
6  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
99
National Flag
5  
Lebanon
LEB
100
National Flag
4  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
101
National Flag
4  
Guatemala
GUA
102
National Flag
2  
Mauritania
MAU
103
National Flag
2  
Niger
NGR
104
National Flag
1  
Lithuania
LIT
105
National Flag
1  
Sri Lanka
SRL
106
National Flag
0  
Cameroon
CAM
107
National Flag
0  
Central African Republic
CAR
108
National Flag
0  
Bhutan
BUT
109
National Flag
0  
Macedonia
MAC
110
National Flag
0  
Suriname
SUR
111
National Flag
0  
Sierra Leone
SIE
112
National Flag
0  
Montenegro
MTN
113
National Flag
0  
Estonia
EST
114
National Flag
0  
Madagascar
MAD
115
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM
116
National Flag
0  
Ghana
GHA
117
National Flag
0  
Mongolia
MON
118
National Flag
0  
Panama
PAN
119
National Flag
0  
South Sudan
SSU
120
National Flag
0  
Paraguay
PAR
121
National Flag
0  
Laos
LAO
122
National Flag
0  
Nepal
NEP
123
National Flag
0  
Liberia
LIB
124
National Flag
0  
Georgia
GEO
125
National Flag
0  
Albania
ALB
126
National Flag
0  
Ireland
IRE
127
National Flag
0  
Tajikistan
TAJ
128
National Flag
0  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
129
National Flag
0  
Bolivia
BOL
130
National Flag
0  
Slovenia
SLV
131
National Flag
0  
Nicaragua
NIC
132
National Flag
0  
New Zealand
NWZ
133
National Flag
0  
Ivory Coast
IVC
134
National Flag
0  
Latvia
LAT
135
National Flag
0  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
136
National Flag
0  
Cambodia
CMB