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Special-Mission Aircraft Strength by Country (2021)



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Ranking total special-mission aircraft fleet strength by country, from highest to lowest.



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.
Photograph of a USAF AWACS special-mission jet aircraft.
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
Brazil
BRA
40
8
Germany
GER
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
Canada
CAN
24
16
Pakistan
PAK
24
17
Israel
ISR
23
18
Thailand
THA
20
19
Taiwan
TAI
19
20
Turkey
TUR
19
21
United Arab Emirates
UAE
19
22
Iraq
IRQ
18
23
Chile
CHI
17
24
Indonesia
INO
17
25
Spain
SPA
15
26
Saudi Arabia
SAR
13
27
Egypt
EGY
11
28
Argentina
ARG
10
29
Algeria
ALG
9
30
Greece
GRE
9
31
Iran
IRN
9
32
Peru
PER
9
33
Philippines
PHI
9
34
Poland
POL
9
35
Portugal
POR
9
36
Singapore
SIN
9
37
Norway
NOR
8
38
Ecuador
ECU
7
39
Mauritania
MAU
7
40
South Africa
SAF
7
41
New Zealand
NWZ
6
42
Jordan
JOR
5
43
Myanmar
MYA
5
44
Ukraine
UKR
5
45
Uruguay
URU
5
46
Malaysia
MLY
4
47
Morocco
MOR
4
48
Nigeria
NGA
4
49
Oman
OMA
4
50
Sweden
SWE
4
51
Vietnam
VTN
4
52
Denmark
DEN
3
53
Ireland
IRE
3
54
Venezuela
VEN
3
55
Angola
ANG
2
56
Bangladesh
BAN
2
57
Cameroon
CAM
2
58
Chad
CHD
2
59
Ghana
GHA
2
60
Kenya
KEN
2
61
Niger
NGR
2
62
Romania
ROM
2
63
Sri Lanka
SRL
2
64
Yemen
YEM
2
65
Dominican Republic
DOM
1
66
Finland
FIN
1
67
Honduras
HON
1
68
Mali
MAL
1
69
Panama
PAN
1
70
Slovakia
SLK
1
71
Switzerland
SWI
1
72
Afghanistan
AFG
0
73
Albania
ALB
0
74
Armenia
ARM
0
75
Austria
AST
0
76
Azerbaijan
AZR
0
77
Bahrain
BAH
0
78
Belarus
BLR
0
79
Belgium
BEL
0
80
Bhutan
BUT
0
81
Bolivia
BOL
0
82
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
83
Botswana
BOT
0
84
Bulgaria
BUL
0
85
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
86
Cambodia
CMB
0
87
Central African Republic
CAR
0
88
Croatia
CRO
0
89
Cuba
CUB
0
90
Czechia
CZC
0
91
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
92
El Salvador
ESL
0
93
Eritrea
ERI
0
94
Estonia
EST
0
95
Ethiopia
ETH
0
96
Gabon
GAB
0
97
Georgia
GEO
0
98
Guatemala
GUA
0
99
Hungary
HUN
0
100
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
101
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
102
Kosovo
KOS
0
103
Kuwait
KUW
0
104
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
105
Laos
LAO
0
106
Latvia
LAT
0
107
Lebanon
LEB
0
108
Liberia
LIB
0
109
Libya
LBY
0
110
Lithuania
LIT
0
111
Madagascar
MAD
0
112
Moldova
MOL
0
113
Mongolia
MON
0
114
Montenegro
MTN
0
115
Mozambique
MOZ
0
116
Namibia
NAM
0
117
Nepal
NEP
0
118
Netherlands
NET
0
119
Nicaragua
NIC
0
120
North Korea
NKO
0
121
North Macedonia
MAC
0
122
Paraguay
PAR
0
123
Qatar
QTR
0
124
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
125
Serbia
SER
0
126
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
127
Slovenia
SLV
0
128
Somalia
SOM
0
129
South Sudan
SSU
0
130
Sudan
SUD
0
131
Suriname
SUR
0
132
Syria
SYR
0
133
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
134
Tanzania
TAN
0
135
Tunisia
TUN
0
136
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
137
Uganda
UGA
0
138
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
139
Zambia
ZAM
0
140
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0

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