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Total Military Transport Aircraft Strength by Country

An oft-overlooked facet of war-making is the ability to move man and machine to far-off places of the world and across fluid fronts.

Total Military Transport Aircraft Strength by Country

An oft-overlooked facet of war-making is the ability to move man and machine to far-off places of the world and across fluid fronts.

OVERVIEW



Transport of man, machine and supplies is critical to the fast-paced wars of today when attempting to overwhelm and enemy or overrun key positions. The transport aircraft - be it fixed-wing or rotary-wing - provides warplanners with the means to shuttle all manner of battlefield elements to and from all parts of the world. The GFP listing includes both fixed-wing and helicopter aircraft types classified as transports and those that can be modified to serve in the transport role.

For 2019, transport helicopters are no longer counted as part of the Transports category - it now solely reflects fixed-wing, strategic- and tactical-level types of light-, medium- and heavy-weight classification. This may have caused minor, or in some cases major, changes to a nation's finalized GFP ranking depending on its reliance on a helicopter force.

The data presented below is through 2019.


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1,153
United States
USA
2
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401
Russia
RUS
3
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248
India
IND
4
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193
China
CHN
5
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128
France
FRA
6
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123
Brazil
BRA
7
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89
Iran
IRN
8
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87
Turkey
TUR
9
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72
Germany
GER
10
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71
Colombia
COL
11
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62
Indonesia
INO
12
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59
Egypt
EGP
13
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58
Algeria
ALG
14
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54
Venezuela
VEN
15
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51
Pakistan
PAK
16
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49
Poland
POL
17
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49
Saudi Arabia
SAR
18
National Flag Graphic
48
Thailand
THA
19
National Flag Graphic
47
Spain
SPA
20
National Flag Graphic
46
United Kingdom
UKD
21
National Flag Graphic
46
Afghanistan
AFG
22
National Flag Graphic
45
Mexico
MEX
23
National Flag Graphic
41
Japan
JPN
24
National Flag Graphic
40
South Korea
SKO
25
National Flag Graphic
39
Australia
AUS
26
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39
Canada
CAN
27
National Flag Graphic
38
Italy
ITA
28
National Flag Graphic
38
United Arab Emirates
UAE
29
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38
Vietnam
VTN
30
National Flag Graphic
36
Peru
PER
31
National Flag Graphic
35
Chile
CHI
32
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31
Morocco
MOR
33
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30
Angola
ANG
34
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29
Ukraine
UKR
35
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25
Myanmar
MYA
36
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24
Iraq
IRQ
37
National Flag Graphic
23
South Africa
SAF
38
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23
Sudan
SUD
39
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22
Philippines
PHI
40
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21
Nigeria
NIG
41
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20
Ecuador
ECU
42
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19
Taiwan
TAI
43
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19
Kenya
KEN
44
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19
Greece
GRE
45
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18
Israel
ISR
46
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18
Jordan
JOR
47
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18
Malaysia
MLY
48
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16
Kazakhstan
KAZ
49
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16
Switzerland
SWI
50
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16
Argentina
ARG
51
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15
Uzbekistan
UZB
52
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15
Sri Lanka
SRL
53
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14
Zimbabwe
ZIM
54
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14
Belgium
BEL
55
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14
Bolivia
BOL
56
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14
Tunisia
TUN
57
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12
Bangladesh
BAN
58
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12
Qatar
QTR
59
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12
Romania
ROM
60
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11
Finland
FIN
61
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11
Austria
AST
62
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11
Panama
PAN
63
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11
Portugal
POR
64
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10
Botswana
BOT
65
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10
Honduras
HON
66
National Flag Graphic
9
Ethiopia
ETH
67
National Flag Graphic
9
Oman
OMA
68
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9
Zambia
ZAM
69
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9
Czechia
CZC
70
National Flag Graphic
9
Singapore
SIN
71
National Flag Graphic
8
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
72
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8
Yemen
YEM
73
National Flag Graphic
7
Guatemala
GUA
74
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7
Paraguay
PAR
75
National Flag Graphic
7
Uruguay
URU
76
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7
Slovakia
SLK
77
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7
New Zealand
NWZ
78
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6
Chad
CHD
79
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6
Cameroon
CAM
80
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6
Hungary
HUN
81
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6
Sweden
SWE
82
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6
Tanzania
TAN
83
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5
Nicaragua
NIC
84
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5
Libya
LBY
85
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5
Cambodia
CMB
86
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5
Belarus
BLR
87
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5
Niger
NGR
88
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4
Syria
SYR
89
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4
Dominican Republic
DOM
90
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4
Netherlands
NET
91
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4
Lithuania
LIT
92
National Flag Graphic
4
Somalia
SOM
93
National Flag Graphic
4
Mali
MAL
94
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4
North Korea
NKO
95
National Flag Graphic
4
Denmark
DEN
96
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4
Mauritania
MAU
97
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4
Bulgaria
BUL
98
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4
Norway
NOR
99
National Flag Graphic
3
Slovenia
SLV
100
National Flag Graphic
3
Laos
LAO
101
National Flag Graphic
3
Lebanon
LEB
102
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3
Namibia
NAM
103
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3
Turkmenistan
TKM
104
National Flag Graphic
3
Ghana
GHA
105
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3
Mongolia
MON
106
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3
Republic of the Congo
ROC
107
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3
Armenia
ARM
108
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3
El Salvador
ESL
109
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2
Georgia
GEO
110
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2
Kuwait
KUW
111
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2
Nepal
NEP
112
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2
Gabon
GAB
113
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2
Central African Republic
CAR
114
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2
Uganda
UGA
115
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2
Cuba
CUB
116
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2
Ivory Coast
IVC
117
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2
Bahrain
BAH
118
National Flag Graphic
1
Mozambique
MOZ
119
National Flag Graphic
1
Tajikistan
TAJ
120
National Flag Graphic
1
Azerbaijan
AZR
121
National Flag Graphic
1
Moldova
MOL
122
National Flag Graphic
1
Serbia
SER
123
National Flag Graphic
0
Bhutan
BUT
124
National Flag Graphic
0
Suriname
SUR
125
National Flag Graphic
0
Sierra Leone
SIE
126
National Flag Graphic
0
Estonia
EST
127
National Flag Graphic
0
Croatia
CRO
128
National Flag Graphic
0
Macedonia
MAC
129
National Flag Graphic
0
Madagascar
MAD
130
National Flag Graphic
0
Albania
ALB
131
National Flag Graphic
0
Latvia
LAT
132
National Flag Graphic
0
South Sudan
SSU
133
National Flag Graphic
0
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
134
National Flag Graphic
0
Ireland
IRE
135
National Flag Graphic
0
Montenegro
MTN
136
National Flag Graphic
0
Liberia
LIB
137
National Flag Graphic
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS