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Total Aircraft Strength by Country

Despite all other technological and doctrinal advances made on the modern battlefield, air superiority is still a major component in achieving total victory.

Total Aircraft Strength by Country

Despite all other technological and doctrinal advances made on the modern battlefield, air superiority is still a major component in achieving total victory.

OVERVIEW



The aircraft received its baptism of fire during World War 1 when fabric-over-wood monoplanes, biplanes and triplanes first took to the skies in combat. Since then, the warplane has evolved considerably, now relying on advanced stealth features and electronics, supercruise technology, and precision-guided / fire-and-forget munitions. All of the major defense players of the world field some sort of air service and, within this inventory, there has to be a versatile stable of aircraft types to accomplish various over-battlefield roles such as transport, Close-Air Support, air defense and the like.

For the purposes of the GFP ranking, both fixed-wing and rotary-wing (helicopters) aircraft types are factored as are active aircraft from all branches of service (be they from the air force, army, navy, or marines, etc...). All aircraft types are considered including basic / advanced trainers, transports, fighters, bombers, special missions platforms and so forth. Aircraft currently on order (heading into the upcoming year) are NOT taken into account nor are those designed that remain under development.

The data presented below is through 2019.


1
United States
USA
13,398
2
Russia
RUS
4,078
3
China
CHN
3,187
4
India
IND
2,082
5
South Korea
SKO
1,614
6
Japan
JPN
1,572
7
Pakistan
PAK
1,342
8
France
FRA
1,248
9
Egypt
EGP
1,092
10
Turkey
TUR
1,067
11
North Korea
NKO
949
12
Saudi Arabia
SAR
848
13
Taiwan
TAI
837
14
Italy
ITA
831
15
United Kingdom
UKD
811
16
Brazil
BRA
706
17
Germany
GER
613
18
Israel
ISR
595
19
Thailand
THA
568
20
Greece
GRE
566
21
Algeria
ALG
551
22
United Arab Emirates
UAE
541
23
Spain
SPA
522
24
Iran
IRN
509
25
Mexico
MEX
493
26
Colombia
COL
490
27
Poland
POL
469
28
Australia
AUS
467
29
Syria
SYR
457
30
Indonesia
INO
451
31
Canada
CAN
384
32
Iraq
IRQ
327
33
Vietnam
VTN
318
34
Chile
CHI
293
35
Morocco
MOR
291
36
Jordan
JOR
290
37
Peru
PER
288
38
Angola
ANG
285
39
Venezuela
VEN
279
40
Myanmar
MYA
276
41
Argentina
ARG
269
42
Ukraine
UKR
260
43
Singapore
SIN
236
44
Afghanistan
AFG
220
45
Kazakhstan
KAZ
216
46
South Africa
SAF
206
47
Sweden
SWE
206
48
Finland
FIN
200
49
Belarus
BLR
197
50
Sudan
SUD
191
51
Malaysia
MLY
187
52
Uzbekistan
UZB
179
53
Bangladesh
BAN
175
54
Oman
OMA
175
55
Philippines
PHI
171
56
Yemen
YEM
169
57
Switzerland
SWI
167
58
Netherlands
NET
161
59
Belgium
BEL
158
60
Tunisia
TUN
155
61
Romania
ROM
151
62
Kenya
KEN
150
63
Azerbaijan
AZR
138
64
Norway
NOR
138
65
Nigeria
NIG
131
66
Austria
AST
125
67
Libya
LBY
118
68
Ecuador
ECU
114
69
Denmark
DEN
113
70
Bahrain
BAH
107
71
Zambia
ZAM
106
72
Serbia
SER
106
73
Qatar
QTR
100
74
Czechia
CZC
100
75
Zimbabwe
ZIM
90
76
Portugal
POR
87
77
Kuwait
KUW
85
78
Bolivia
BOL
85
79
Ethiopia
ETH
82
80
Cuba
CUB
81
81
Croatia
CRO
78
82
Sri Lanka
SRL
76
83
Turkmenistan
TKM
72
84
Georgia
GEO
67
85
Lebanon
LEB
63
86
Armenia
ARM
63
87
Dominican Republic
DOM
60
88
Bulgaria
BUL
56
89
Uruguay
URU
51
90
El Salvador
ESL
51
91
Uganda
UGA
48
92
New Zealand
NWZ
48
93
Slovakia
SLK
44
94
Botswana
BOT
44
95
Honduras
HON
42
96
Hungary
HUN
42
97
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
41
98
Slovenia
SLV
38
99
Chad
CHD
34
100
Tanzania
TAN
33
101
Guatemala
GUA
32
102
Panama
PAN
32
103
Paraguay
PAR
32
104
Namibia
NAM
31
105
Laos
LAO
30
106
Cameroon
CAM
29
107
Mauritania
MAU
26
108
Mali
MAL
25
109
Tajikistan
TAJ
25
110
Ghana
GHA
24
111
Gabon
GAB
23
112
Cambodia
CMB
22
113
Nicaragua
NIC
21
114
Macedonia
MAC
20
115
Somalia
SOM
20
116
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
19
117
Ireland
IRE
19
118
Albania
ALB
19
119
Niger
NGR
16
120
Nepal
NEP
15
121
Mozambique
MOZ
15
122
Republic of the Congo
ROC
13
123
Lithuania
LIT
12
124
Mongolia
MON
9
125
Montenegro
MTN
9
126
South Sudan
SSU
8
127
Latvia
LAT
5
128
Ivory Coast
IVC
5
129
Estonia
EST
5
130
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
5
131
Sierra Leone
SIE
5
132
Moldova
MOL
3
133
Suriname
SUR
3
134
Central African Republic
CAR
3
135
Bhutan
BUT
2
136
Madagascar
MAD
2
137
Liberia
LIB
0