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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.

Total Attack Aircraft Strength by Country

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

OVERVIEW



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 2019.


1
United States
USA
2,831
2
China
CHN
1,564
3
Russia
RUS
1,459
4
India
IND
694
5
North Korea
NKO
498
6
South Korea
SKO
466
7
Pakistan
PAK
438
8
Egypt
EGP
341
9
Saudi Arabia
SAR
325
10
Japan
JPN
297
11
Taiwan
TAI
286
12
France
FRA
273
13
Israel
ISR
253
14
Turkey
TUR
207
15
Greece
GRE
187
16
Italy
ITA
182
17
Germany
GER
178
18
Iran
IRN
165
19
United Kingdom
UKD
150
20
Spain
SPA
136
21
Syria
SYR
133
22
United Arab Emirates
UAE
128
23
Brazil
BRA
121
24
Algeria
ALG
113
25
Vietnam
VTN
108
26
Belarus
BLR
107
27
Singapore
SIN
100
28
Poland
POL
93
29
Thailand
THA
93
30
Uzbekistan
UZB
89
31
Kazakhstan
KAZ
84
32
Sudan
SUD
81
33
Myanmar
MYA
80
34
Australia
AUS
78
35
Yemen
YEM
77
36
Sweden
SWE
72
37
Peru
PER
70
38
Indonesia
INO
65
39
Ukraine
UKR
61
40
Morocco
MOR
61
41
Netherlands
NET
60
42
Colombia
COL
59
43
Iraq
IRQ
59
44
Finland
FIN
55
45
Norway
NOR
55
46
Switzerland
SWI
54
47
Canada
CAN
53
48
Argentina
ARG
52
49
Malaysia
MLY
52
50
Jordan
JOR
50
51
Bangladesh
BAN
45
52
Chile
CHI
44
53
Turkmenistan
TKM
44
54
Angola
ANG
44
55
Belgium
BEL
43
56
Oman
OMA
39
57
Venezuela
VEN
39
58
Mexico
MEX
35
59
Denmark
DEN
33
60
Romania
ROM
33
61
Azerbaijan
AZR
30
62
Czechia
CZC
28
63
Serbia
SER
28
64
Kuwait
KUW
27
65
Portugal
POR
24
66
Libya
LBY
20
67
Philippines
PHI
20
68
Nigeria
NIG
20
69
Zambia
ZAM
18
70
South Africa
SAF
17
71
Bahrain
BAH
17
72
Kenya
KEN
17
73
Ethiopia
ETH
16
74
Austria
AST
15
75
Cuba
CUB
15
76
El Salvador
ESL
15
77
Qatar
QTR
15
78
Tanzania
TAN
14
79
Bulgaria
BUL
13
80
Hungary
HUN
12
81
Croatia
CRO
12
82
Honduras
HON
12
83
Tunisia
TUN
12
84
Afghanistan
AFG
12
85
Slovakia
SLK
11
86
Uganda
UGA
10
87
Botswana
BOT
10
88
Georgia
GEO
10
89
Armenia
ARM
9
90
Ecuador
ECU
9
91
Mali
MAL
9
92
Dominican Republic
DOM
8
93
Mozambique
MOZ
8
94
Uruguay
URU
8
95
Zimbabwe
ZIM
7
96
Gabon
GAB
6
97
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
6
98
Namibia
NAM
6
99
Chad
CHD
6
100
Somalia
SOM
5
101
Guatemala
GUA
3
102
Niger
NGR
2
103
Mauritania
MAU
2
104
Republic of the Congo
ROC
2
105
Lithuania
LIT
1
106
Macedonia
MAC
0
107
Bhutan
BUT
0
108
Central African Republic
CAR
0
109
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
110
Suriname
SUR
0
111
Cameroon
CAM
0
112
Estonia
EST
0
113
Madagascar
MAD
0
114
Ghana
GHA
0
115
Mongolia
MON
0
116
Panama
PAN
0
117
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
118
South Sudan
SSU
0
119
Paraguay
PAR
0
120
Laos
LAO
0
121
Moldova
MOL
0
122
Nepal
NEP
0
123
Liberia
LIB
0
124
Cambodia
CMB
0
125
Albania
ALB
0
126
Montenegro
MTN
0
127
Ireland
IRE
0
128
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
129
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
130
Bolivia
BOL
0
131
Slovenia
SLV
0
132
Nicaragua
NIC
0
133
New Zealand
NWZ
0
134
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
135
Latvia
LAT
0
136
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
137
Lebanon
LEB
0