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Tanker Fleet Strength (2021)



Ranking of total strength of Aerial Tanker Aircraft by operating airpower.



Tanker Fleets became a vital component to projecting and sustaining airpower. Due to specialized training and cost, onyl a select few national powers are able to field such aircraft fleets with the United States leading the way - by a large margin.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
1
United States
USA
625
2
Saudi Arabia
SAR
35
3
France
FRA
23
4
Russia
RUS
19
5
Israel
ISR
11
6
Singapore
SIN
10
7
Italy
ITA
10
8
Spain
SPA
9
9
United Kingdom
UKD
9
10
Turkey
TUR
7
11
Germany
GER
7
12
Japan
JPN
6
13
Australia
AUS
6
14
India
IND
6
15
Iran
IRN
6
16
Canada
CAN
6
17
Chile
CHI
5
18
Malaysia
MLY
4
19
South Korea
SKO
4
20
Pakistan
PAK
4
21
China
CHN
3
22
Kuwait
KUW
3
23
Algeria
ALG
3
24
United Arab Emirates
UAE
3
25
Argentina
ARG
2
26
Brazil
BRA
2
27
Morocco
MOR
2
28
Venezuela
VEN
1
29
Netherlands
NET
1
30
Indonesia
INO
1
31
Sweden
SWE
1
32
Colombia
COL
1
33
Belgium
BEL
0
34
Afghanistan
AFG
0
35
Suriname
SUR
0
36
Yemen
YEM
0
37
Denmark
DEN
0
38
Egypt
EGY
0
39
Lebanon
LEB
0
40
Greece
GRE
0
41
Norway
NOR
0
42
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
43
Moldova
MOL
0
44
Botswana
BOT
0
45
Philippines
PHI
0
46
New Zealand
NWZ
0
47
Nepal
NEP
0
48
Georgia
GEO
0
49
Ethiopia
ETH
0
50
North Korea
NKO
0
51
Mauritania
MAU
0
52
Mexico
MEX
0
53
Namibia
NAM
0
54
Taiwan
TAI
0
55
Thailand
THA
0
56
Libya
LBY
0
57
Bhutan
BUT
0
58
Syria
SYR
0
59
Finland
FIN
0
60
Switzerland
SWI
0
61
Slovenia
SLV
0
62
Qatar
QTR
0
63
Sudan
SUD
0
64
Albania
ALB
0
65
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
66
Latvia
LAT
0
67
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
68
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
69
Guatemala
GUA
0
70
Myanmar
MYA
0
71
Nicaragua
NIC
0
72
Uruguay
URU
0
73
Peru
PER
0
74
Ecuador
ECU
0
75
Bolivia
BOL
0
76
Portugal
POR
0
77
Ireland
IRE
0
78
Bangladesh
BAN
0
79
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
80
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
81
Oman
OMA
0
82
South Sudan
SSU
0
83
Angola
ANG
0
84
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0
85
Laos
LAO
0
86
Zambia
ZAM
0
87
Bulgaria
BUL
0
88
Uganda
UGA
0
89
Cambodia
CMB
0
90
Cameroon
CAM
0
91
Paraguay
PAR
0
92
Niger
NGR
0
93
El Salvador
ESL
0
94
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
95
Central African Republic
CAR
0
96
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
97
North Macedonia
MAC
0
98
Liberia
LIB
0
99
Mali
MAL
0
100
Montenegro
MTN
0
101
Chad
CHD
0
102
Armenia
ARM
0
103
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
104
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
105
Eritrea
ERI
0
106
Azerbaijan
AZR
0
107
Cuba
CUB
0
108
Jordan
JOR
0
109
Slovakia
SLK
0
110
Kenya
KEN
0
111
Austria
AST
0
112
Vietnam
VTN
0
113
Panama
PAN
0
114
Bahrain
BAH
0
115
Romania
ROM
0
116
Tunisia
TUN
0
117
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
118
Honduras
HON
0
119
Iraq
IRQ
0
120
Ukraine
UKR
0
121
Gabon
GAB
0
122
Poland
POL
0
123
Nigeria
NGA
0
124
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
125
South Africa
SAF
0
126
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
127
Estonia
EST
0
128
Lithuania
LIT
0
129
Belarus
BLR
0
130
Mongolia
MON
0
131
Hungary
HUN
0
132
Czechia
CZC
0
133
Madagascar
MAD
0
134
Mozambique
MOZ
0
135
Tanzania
TAN
0
136
Serbia
SER
0
137
Somalia
SOM
0
138
Ghana
GHA
0
139
Croatia
CRO
0

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