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Fighter/Interceptor Strength by Country (2021)



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Ranking total fighter/interceptor aircraft strength by country, from highest to lowest.



The Global Firepower ranking tracks aircraft elements dedicated to ground strike sorties as an offshoot of the Fighter/Interceptor Aircraft listing. These aircraft are specifically designed to attack ground targets by way of broader support for various air-to-ground munitions (for this reason the list excludes multi-role platforms).

Examples of such types considered by the GFP ranking includes the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer', the American Lockheed Martin F-35 'Lightning II', oversized dedicated bomber forms such as the Boeing B-52, light strike solutions such as the Brazilian EMB-314 'Super Tucano', and specialized loitering platforms such as the AC-130 'Spectre'.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
Photograph of USAF F-15 and F-35 fighters on the tarmac.
1
United States
USA
1,956
2
China
CHN
1,200
3
Russia
RUS
789
4
India
IND
542
5
North Korea
NKO
458
6
South Korea
SKO
402
7
Pakistan
PAK
357
8
Taiwan
TAI
288
9
Saudi Arabia
SAR
279
10
France
FRA
269
11
Japan
JPN
256
12
Egypt
EGY
250
13
Israel
ISR
241
14
Syria
SYR
208
15
Turkey
TUR
206
16
Greece
GRE
187
17
Iran
IRN
161
18
Spain
SPA
140
19
Germany
GER
137
20
United Kingdom
UKD
119
21
Algeria
ALG
102
22
Singapore
SIN
100
23
United Arab Emirates
UAE
100
24
Italy
ITA
92
25
Poland
POL
91
26
Morocco
MOR
83
27
Kazakhstan
KAZ
80
28
Yemen
YEM
77
29
Australia
AUS
75
30
Thailand
THA
75
31
Vietnam
VTN
75
32
Angola
ANG
72
33
Sweden
SWE
71
34
Canada
CAN
62
35
Myanmar
MYA
60
36
Uzbekistan
UZB
60
37
Finland
FIN
55
38
Switzerland
SWI
54
39
Netherlands
NET
49
40
Chile
CHI
45
41
Sudan
SUD
45
42
Bangladesh
BAN
44
43
Jordan
JOR
44
44
Norway
NOR
44
45
Venezuela
VEN
44
46
Belarus
BLR
43
47
Belgium
BEL
43
48
Brazil
BRA
43
49
Ukraine
UKR
42
50
Indonesia
INO
41
51
Cuba
CUB
38
52
Denmark
DEN
33
53
Qatar
QTR
32
54
Oman
OMA
29
55
Romania
ROM
28
56
Kuwait
KUW
27
57
Iraq
IRQ
26
58
Malaysia
MLY
26
59
Ethiopia
ETH
24
60
Portugal
POR
24
61
Turkmenistan
TKM
24
62
Argentina
ARG
23
63
Colombia
COL
21
64
Libya
LBY
20
65
Zambia
ZAM
18
66
Bahrain
BAH
17
67
Kenya
KEN
17
68
Peru
PER
17
69
South Africa
SAF
17
70
Austria
AST
15
71
Tanzania
TAN
14
72
Bulgaria
BUL
13
73
Azerbaijan
AZR
12
74
Croatia
CRO
12
75
Czechia
CZC
12
76
Hungary
HUN
12
77
Tunisia
TUN
12
78
Botswana
BOT
11
79
Slovakia
SLK
10
80
Uganda
UGA
10
81
Zimbabwe
ZIM
10
82
Ecuador
ECU
9
83
Mali
MAL
9
84
Mozambique
MOZ
8
85
Nigeria
NGA
8
86
Eritrea
ERI
6
87
Gabon
GAB
6
88
Namibia
NAM
6
89
Serbia
SER
6
90
Armenia
ARM
4
91
Honduras
HON
3
92
Mexico
MEX
3
93
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
2
94
Republic of the Congo
ROC
2
95
Afghanistan
AFG
0
96
Albania
ALB
0
97
Bhutan
BUT
0
98
Bolivia
BOL
0
99
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
100
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
101
Cambodia
CMB
0
102
Cameroon
CAM
0
103
Central African Republic
CAR
0
104
Chad
CHD
0
105
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
106
El Salvador
ESL
0
107
Estonia
EST
0
108
Georgia
GEO
0
109
Ghana
GHA
0
110
Guatemala
GUA
0
111
Ireland
IRE
0
112
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
113
Kosovo
KOS
0
114
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
115
Laos
LAO
0
116
Latvia
LAT
0
117
Lebanon
LEB
0
118
Liberia
LIB
0
119
Lithuania
LIT
0
120
Madagascar
MAD
0
121
Mauritania
MAU
0
122
Moldova
MOL
0
123
Mongolia
MON
0
124
Montenegro
MTN
0
125
Nepal
NEP
0
126
New Zealand
NWZ
0
127
Nicaragua
NIC
0
128
Niger
NGR
0
129
North Macedonia
MAC
0
130
Panama
PAN
0
131
Paraguay
PAR
0
132
Philippines
PHI
0
133
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
134
Slovenia
SLV
0
135
Somalia
SOM
0
136
South Sudan
SSU
0
137
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
138
Suriname
SUR
0
139
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
140
Uruguay
URU
0

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