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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.


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