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Special-Mission Aircraft Strength (2021)



Ranking of total strength of Special-Mission Aircraft fleets by operating national power.



Special Mission Aircraft are those platforms specifically developed to undertake an over-battlefield role by utilization of advanced onboard equipment or specialized trait. Examples include Airborne Early Warning (AEW), Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), and Electronic Warfare (EW) platforms. As of 2021, Tanker Fleets are not considered in this total and are given their own listing elsewhere on this site.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
1
United States
USA
749
2
Japan
JPN
162
3
Russia
RUS
130
4
China
CHN
115
5
India
IND
70
6
France
FRA
46
7
Germany
GER
40
8
Brazil
BRA
40
9
Australia
AUS
31
10
South Korea
SKO
30
11
United Kingdom
UKD
30
12
Colombia
COL
28
13
Italy
ITA
27
14
Mexico
MEX
27
15
Pakistan
PAK
24
16
Canada
CAN
24
17
Israel
ISR
23
18
Thailand
THA
20
19
United Arab Emirates
UAE
19
20
Turkey
TUR
19
21
Taiwan
TAI
19
22
Iraq
IRQ
18
23
Indonesia
INO
17
24
Chile
CHI
17
25
Spain
SPA
15
26
Saudi Arabia
SAR
13
27
Egypt
EGY
11
28
Argentina
ARG
10
29
Peru
PER
9
30
Singapore
SIN
9
31
Poland
POL
9
32
Greece
GRE
9
33
Philippines
PHI
9
34
Iran
IRN
9
35
Algeria
ALG
9
36
Portugal
POR
9
37
Norway
NOR
8
38
South Africa
SAF
7
39
Ecuador
ECU
7
40
Mauritania
MAU
7
41
New Zealand
NWZ
6
42
Ukraine
UKR
5
43
Uruguay
URU
5
44
Myanmar
MYA
5
45
Jordan
JOR
5
46
Malaysia
MLY
4
47
Nigeria
NGA
4
48
Sweden
SWE
4
49
Oman
OMA
4
50
Morocco
MOR
4
51
Vietnam
VTN
4
52
Ireland
IRE
3
53
Denmark
DEN
3
54
Venezuela
VEN
3
55
Bangladesh
BAN
2
56
Kenya
KEN
2
57
Ghana
GHA
2
58
Romania
ROM
2
59
Yemen
YEM
2
60
Sri Lanka
SRL
2
61
Cameroon
CAM
2
62
Niger
NGR
2
63
Chad
CHD
2
64
Angola
ANG
2
65
Finland
FIN
1
66
Mali
MAL
1
67
Panama
PAN
1
68
Slovakia
SLK
1
69
Dominican Republic
DOM
1
70
Honduras
HON
1
71
Switzerland
SWI
1
72
Nicaragua
NIC
0
73
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
74
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
75
Guatemala
GUA
0
76
Botswana
BOT
0
77
Suriname
SUR
0
78
Gabon
GAB
0
79
Slovenia
SLV
0
80
Bhutan
BUT
0
81
North Korea
NKO
0
82
Namibia
NAM
0
83
Bolivia
BOL
0
84
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
85
Latvia
LAT
0
86
Albania
ALB
0
87
Ethiopia
ETH
0
88
Qatar
QTR
0
89
El Salvador
ESL
0
90
Libya
LBY
0
91
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
92
Syria
SYR
0
93
Kuwait
KUW
0
94
Cuba
CUB
0
95
Central African Republic
CAR
0
96
Sudan
SUD
0
97
Uganda
UGA
0
98
North Macedonia
MAC
0
99
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
100
Hungary
HUN
0
101
Mongolia
MON
0
102
Bahrain
BAH
0
103
Tunisia
TUN
0
104
Somalia
SOM
0
105
Serbia
SER
0
106
Tanzania
TAN
0
107
Mozambique
MOZ
0
108
Georgia
GEO
0
109
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
110
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
111
Netherlands
NET
0
112
Croatia
CRO
0
113
Belarus
BLR
0
114
Lithuania
LIT
0
115
Estonia
EST
0
116
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
117
Azerbaijan
AZR
0
118
Madagascar
MAD
0
119
Lebanon
LEB
0
120
Armenia
ARM
0
121
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
122
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
123
Montenegro
MTN
0
124
Liberia
LIB
0
125
Cambodia
CMB
0
126
Czechia
CZC
0
127
Austria
AST
0
128
Zambia
ZAM
0
129
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
130
Nepal
NEP
0
131
Laos
LAO
0
132
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0
133
Moldova
MOL
0
134
Belgium
BEL
0
135
Paraguay
PAR
0
136
South Sudan
SSU
0
137
Afghanistan
AFG
0
138
Bulgaria
BUL
0

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