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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.

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
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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
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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
National Flag
46  
Sudan
SUD
43
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45  
Belgium
BEL
44
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45  
Bangladesh
BAN
45
National Flag
44  
Chile
CHI
46
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43  
Belarus
BLR
47
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41  
Indonesia
INO
48
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39  
Venezuela
VEN
49
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39  
Ukraine
UKR
50
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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
National Flag
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
National Flag
17  
Bahrain
BAH
70
National Flag
17  
Kenya
KEN
71
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17  
South Africa
SAF
72
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15  
Austria
AST
73
National Flag
14  
Tanzania
TAN
74
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12  
Hungary
HUN
75
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12  
Tunisia
TUN
76
National Flag
12  
Czech Republic
CZR
77
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12  
Croatia
CRO
78
National Flag
10  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
79
National Flag
10  
Uganda
UGA
80
National Flag
10  
Ecuador
ECU
81
National Flag
10  
Botswana
BOT
82
National Flag
9  
Mali
MAL
83
National Flag
9  
Nigeria
NIG
84
National Flag
9  
Qatar
QTR
85
National Flag
9  
Serbia
SER
86
National Flag
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
National Flag
0  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
97
National Flag
0  
Bhutan
BUT
98
National Flag
0  
Suriname
SUR
99
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0  
Central African Republic
CAR
100
National Flag
0  
El Salvador
ESL
101
National Flag
0  
Macedonia
MAC
102
National Flag
0  
Cambodia
CMB
103
National Flag
0  
Armenia
ARM
104
National Flag
0  
Chad
CHD
105
National Flag
0  
Niger
NGR
106
National Flag
0  
Dominican Republic
DOM
107
National Flag
0  
Sierra Leone
SIE
108
National Flag
0  
Laos
LAO
109
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM
110
National Flag
0  
Ghana
GHA
111
National Flag
0  
Madagascar
MAD
112
National Flag
0  
Mongolia
MON
113
National Flag
0  
Panama
PAN
114
National Flag
0  
Mauritania
MAU
115
National Flag
0  
Lithuania
LIT
116
National Flag
0  
Estonia
EST
117
National Flag
0  
Paraguay
PAR
118
National Flag
0  
Uruguay
URU
119
National Flag
0  
Philippines
PHI
120
National Flag
0  
Nepal
NEP
121
National Flag
0  
Liberia
LIB
122
National Flag
0  
South Sudan
SSU
123
National Flag
0  
Latvia
LAT
124
National Flag
0  
Georgia
GEO
125
National Flag
0  
Cameroon
CAM
126
National Flag
0  
Montenegro
MTN
127
National Flag
0  
Ireland
IRE
128
National Flag
0  
Afghanistan
AFG
129
National Flag
0  
Tajikistan
TAJ
130
National Flag
0  
Bolivia
BOL
131
National Flag
0  
Slovenia
SLV
132
National Flag
0  
Nicaragua
NIC
133
National Flag
0  
New Zealand
NWZ
134
National Flag
0  
Guatemala
GUA
135
National Flag
0  
Ivory Coast
IVC
136
National Flag
0  
Lebanon
LEB