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Total Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Strength by Country

National airpower is gauged by the number of - and quality of - fighter-type aircraft in inventory.

Total Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Strength by Country

National airpower is gauged by the number of - and quality of - fighter-type aircraft in inventory.

OVERVIEW



The fighter aircraft is the principle mount of any modern air arm. Long evolved from its basic origins in World War 1, the fighter of today is a multi-role design capable of engaging both air and land targets with equal precision. Missiles and advanced scanning allow for beyond-visual-range engagements while rotary cannon finish off opponents at close-range. The Fifth Generation Fighter is currently embodied by the Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" with competitors arising in both Russia and China. Fourth Generation Fighters remain a capable - and cost-effective - battlefield component.

The data presented below is through 2018.


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1,962
United States
USA
2
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1,125
China
CHN
3
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818
Russia
RUS
4
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590
India
IND
5
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458
North Korea
NKO
6
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406
South Korea
SKO
7
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320
Pakistan
PAK
8
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309
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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252
Israel
ISR
13
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207
Turkey
TUR
14
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203
Saudi Arabia
SAR
15
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201
Syria
SYR
16
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189
Greece
GRE
17
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150
Iran
IRN
18
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122
Spain
SPA
19
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103
United Kingdom
UKD
20
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100
Singapore
SIN
21
National Flag Graphic
99
Poland
POL
22
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97
Algeria
ALG
23
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97
United Arab Emirates
UAE
24
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94
Germany
GER
25
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90
Italy
ITA
26
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78
Australia
AUS
27
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77
Yemen
YEM
28
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76
Vietnam
VTN
29
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75
Thailand
THA
30
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72
Sweden
SWE
31
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69
Uzbekistan
UZB
32
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67
Kazakhstan
KAZ
33
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61
Netherlands
NET
34
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60
Canada
CAN
35
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59
Angola
ANG
36
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56
Myanmar
MYA
37
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56
Morocco
MOR
38
National Flag Graphic
55
Finland
FIN
39
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54
Switzerland
SWI
40
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49
Norway
NOR
41
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46
Brazil
BRA
42
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46
Sudan
SUD
43
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45
Belgium
BEL
44
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45
Bangladesh
BAN
45
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44
Chile
CHI
46
National Flag Graphic
43
Belarus
BLR
47
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41
Indonesia
INO
48
National Flag Graphic
39
Venezuela
VEN
49
National Flag Graphic
39
Ukraine
UKR
50
National Flag Graphic
39
Cuba
CUB
51
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36
Malaysia
MLY
52
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36
Jordan
JOR
53
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34
Romania
ROM
54
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33
Denmark
DEN
55
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28
Peru
PER
56
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27
Kuwait
KUW
57
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24
Turkmenistan
TKM
58
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24
Portugal
POR
59
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24
Ethiopia
ETH
60
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24
Argentina
ARG
61
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23
Iraq
IRQ
62
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21
Colombia
COL
63
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20
Bulgaria
BUL
64
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20
Oman
OMA
65
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18
Libya
LBY
66
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18
Azerbaijan
AZR
67
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18
Slovakia
SLK
68
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18
Zambia
ZAM
69
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17
Bahrain
BAH
70
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17
Kenya
KEN
71
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17
South Africa
SAF
72
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15
Austria
AST
73
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14
Tanzania
TAN
74
National Flag Graphic
12
Hungary
HUN
75
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12
Tunisia
TUN
76
National Flag Graphic
12
Czech Republic
CZR
77
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12
Croatia
CRO
78
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10
Zimbabwe
ZIM
79
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10
Uganda
UGA
80
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10
Ecuador
ECU
81
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10
Botswana
BOT
82
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9
Mali
MAL
83
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9
Nigeria
NIG
84
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9
Qatar
QTR
85
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9
Serbia
SER
86
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8
Mozambique
MOZ
87
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6
Namibia
NAM
88
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6
Gabon
GAB
89
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4
Republic of the Congo
ROC
90
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3
Honduras
HON
91
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2
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
92
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1
Sri Lanka
SRL
93
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0
Mexico
MEX
94
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0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
95
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0
Albania
ALB
96
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0
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
97
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0
Bhutan
BUT
98
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0
Suriname
SUR
99
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0
Central African Republic
CAR
100
National Flag Graphic
0
El Salvador
ESL
101
National Flag Graphic
0
Macedonia
MAC
102
National Flag Graphic
0
Cambodia
CMB
103
National Flag Graphic
0
Armenia
ARM
104
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0
Chad
CHD
105
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0
Niger
NGR
106
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0
Dominican Republic
DOM
107
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0
Sierra Leone
SIE
108
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0
Laos
LAO
109
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0
Somalia
SOM
110
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0
Ghana
GHA
111
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0
Madagascar
MAD
112
National Flag Graphic
0
Mongolia
MON
113
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0
Panama
PAN
114
National Flag Graphic
0
Mauritania
MAU
115
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0
Lithuania
LIT
116
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0
Estonia
EST
117
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0
Paraguay
PAR
118
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0
Uruguay
URU
119
National Flag Graphic
0
Philippines
PHI
120
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0
Nepal
NEP
121
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0
Liberia
LIB
122
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0
South Sudan
SSU
123
National Flag Graphic
0
Latvia
LAT
124
National Flag Graphic
0
Georgia
GEO
125
National Flag Graphic
0
Cameroon
CAM
126
National Flag Graphic
0
Montenegro
MTN
127
National Flag Graphic
0
Ireland
IRE
128
National Flag Graphic
0
Afghanistan
AFG
129
National Flag Graphic
0
Tajikistan
TAJ
130
National Flag Graphic
0
Bolivia
BOL
131
National Flag Graphic
0
Slovenia
SLV
132
National Flag Graphic
0
Nicaragua
NIC
133
National Flag Graphic
0
New Zealand
NWZ
134
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0
Guatemala
GUA
135
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0
Ivory Coast
IVC
136
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0
Lebanon
LEB