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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.


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