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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 2019.


1
United States
USA
2,362
2,362
2
China
CHN
1,222
1,222
3
Russia
RUS
869
869
4
India
IND
520
520
5
North Korea
NKO
458
458
6
South Korea
SKO
406
406
7
Pakistan
PAK
348
348
8
Japan
JPN
297
297
9
Taiwan
TAI
286
286
10
France
FRA
273
273
11
Israel
ISR
253
253
12
Saudi Arabia
SAR
244
244
13
Egypt
EGP
211
211
14
Turkey
TUR
207
207
15
Syria
SYR
200
200
16
Greece
GRE
187
187
17
Iran
IRN
142
142
18
Spain
SPA
136
136
19
United Kingdom
UKD
129
129
20
Germany
GER
122
122
21
Vietnam
VTN
108
108
22
Algeria
ALG
103
103
23
Singapore
SIN
100
100
24
United Arab Emirates
UAE
98
98
25
Italy
ITA
94
94
26
Poland
POL
93
93
27
Australia
AUS
78
78
28
Yemen
YEM
77
77
29
Thailand
THA
75
75
30
Sweden
SWE
72
72
31
Uzbekistan
UZB
69
69
32
Kazakhstan
KAZ
69
69
33
Ukraine
UKR
62
62
34
Angola
ANG
62
62
35
Morocco
MOR
61
61
36
Netherlands
NET
60
60
37
Myanmar
MYA
59
59
38
Norway
NOR
55
55
39
Finland
FIN
55
55
40
Switzerland
SWI
54
54
41
Canada
CAN
53
53
42
Sudan
SUD
46
46
43
Bangladesh
BAN
45
45
44
Jordan
JOR
44
44
45
Chile
CHI
44
44
46
Brazil
BRA
43
43
47
Belgium
BEL
43
43
48
Indonesia
INO
41
41
49
Malaysia
MLY
39
39
50
Venezuela
VEN
39
39
51
Cuba
CUB
39
39
52
Belarus
BLR
39
39
53
Denmark
DEN
33
33
54
Romania
ROM
33
33
55
Oman
OMA
29
29
56
Peru
PER
28
28
57
Kuwait
KUW
27
27
58
Iraq
IRQ
26
26
59
Ethiopia
ETH
26
26
60
Argentina
ARG
24
24
61
Turkmenistan
TKM
24
24
62
Portugal
POR
24
24
63
Colombia
COL
21
21
64
Libya
LBY
20
20
65
Zambia
ZAM
18
18
66
Azerbaijan
AZR
18
18
67
South Africa
SAF
17
17
68
Bahrain
BAH
17
17
69
Kenya
KEN
17
17
70
Austria
AST
15
15
71
Tanzania
TAN
14
14
72
Bulgaria
BUL
13
13
73
Tunisia
TUN
12
12
74
Croatia
CRO
12
12
75
Czechia
CZC
12
12
76
Hungary
HUN
12
12
77
Serbia
SER
11
11
78
Slovakia
SLK
11
11
79
Zimbabwe
ZIM
10
10
80
Botswana
BOT
10
10
81
Uganda
UGA
10
10
82
Mali
MAL
9
9
83
Ecuador
ECU
9
9
84
Qatar
QTR
9
9
85
Mozambique
MOZ
8
8
86
Nigeria
NIG
8
8
87
Namibia
NAM
6
6
88
Gabon
GAB
6
6
89
Somalia
SOM
5
5
90
Honduras
HON
3
3
91
Mexico
MEX
2
2
92
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
2
2
93
Republic of the Congo
ROC
2
2
94
Suriname
SUR
0
0
95
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
0
96
Montenegro
MTN
0
0
97
Central African Republic
CAR
0
0
98
Albania
ALB
0
0
99
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
0
100
Latvia
LAT
0
0
101
Guatemala
GUA
0
0
102
Bhutan
BUT
0
0
103
El Salvador
ESL
0
0
104
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
0
105
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
0
106
Mongolia
MON
0
0
107
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
0
108
Uruguay
URU
0
0
109
Paraguay
PAR
0
0
110
Cambodia
CMB
0
0
111
Mauritania
MAU
0
0
112
Liberia
LIB
0
0
113
Panama
PAN
0
0
114
Moldova
MOL
0
0
115
Ghana
GHA
0
0
116
Madagascar
MAD
0
0
117
Lithuania
LIT
0
0
118
Estonia
EST
0
0
119
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
0
120
South Sudan
SSU
0
0
121
Laos
LAO
0
0
122
Armenia
ARM
0
0
123
Nicaragua
NIC
0
0
124
Slovenia
SLV
0
0
125
Bolivia
BOL
0
0
126
Afghanistan
AFG
0
0
127
Macedonia
MAC
0
0
128
Cameroon
CAM
0
0
129
Chad
CHD
0
0
130
New Zealand
NWZ
0
0
131
Georgia
GEO
0
0
132
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
0
133
Ireland
IRE
0
0
134
Lebanon
LEB
0
0
135
Nepal
NEP
0
0
136
Philippines
PHI
0
0
137
Niger
NGR
0
0