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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 2018.


1
National Flag Graphic
13,362
United States
USA
2
National Flag Graphic
3,914
Russia
RUS
3
National Flag Graphic
3,035
China
CHN
4
National Flag Graphic
2,185
India
IND
5
National Flag Graphic
1,560
South Korea
SKO
6
National Flag Graphic
1,508
Japan
JPN
7
National Flag Graphic
1,281
Pakistan
PAK
8
National Flag Graphic
1,262
France
FRA
9
National Flag Graphic
1,132
Egypt
EGP
10
National Flag Graphic
1,056
Turkey
TUR
11
National Flag Graphic
944
North Korea
NKO
12
National Flag Graphic
844
Saudi Arabia
SAR
13
National Flag Graphic
843
Taiwan
TAI
14
National Flag Graphic
832
United Kingdom
UKD
15
National Flag Graphic
828
Italy
ITA
16
National Flag Graphic
723
Brazil
BRA
17
National Flag Graphic
714
Germany
GER
18
National Flag Graphic
596
Israel
ISR
19
National Flag Graphic
567
Greece
GRE
20
National Flag Graphic
565
Thailand
THA
21
National Flag Graphic
540
United Arab Emirates
UAE
22
National Flag Graphic
528
Algeria
ALG
23
National Flag Graphic
524
Spain
SPA
24
National Flag Graphic
505
Iran
IRN
25
National Flag Graphic
489
Colombia
COL
26
National Flag Graphic
478
Mexico
MEX
27
National Flag Graphic
478
Indonesia
INO
28
National Flag Graphic
469
Australia
AUS
29
National Flag Graphic
466
Poland
POL
30
National Flag Graphic
460
Syria
SYR
31
National Flag Graphic
413
Canada
CAN
32
National Flag Graphic
289
Iraq
IRQ
33
National Flag Graphic
284
Morocco
MOR
34
National Flag Graphic
283
Vietnam
VTN
35
National Flag Graphic
283
Angola
ANG
36
National Flag Graphic
280
Venezuela
VEN
37
National Flag Graphic
275
Peru
PER
38
National Flag Graphic
263
Myanmar
MYA
39
National Flag Graphic
262
Argentina
ARG
40
National Flag Graphic
261
Jordan
JOR
41
National Flag Graphic
254
Chile
CHI
42
National Flag Graphic
240
Ukraine
UKR
43
National Flag Graphic
236
Singapore
SIN
44
National Flag Graphic
214
Kazakhstan
KAZ
45
National Flag Graphic
209
South Africa
SAF
46
National Flag Graphic
206
Sweden
SWE
47
National Flag Graphic
204
Afghanistan
AFG
48
National Flag Graphic
202
Belarus
BLR
49
National Flag Graphic
186
Sudan
SUD
50
National Flag Graphic
182
Malaysia
MLY
51
National Flag Graphic
179
Uzbekistan
UZB
52
National Flag Graphic
173
Bangladesh
BAN
53
National Flag Graphic
169
Yemen
YEM
54
National Flag Graphic
167
Switzerland
SWI
55
National Flag Graphic
165
Netherlands
NET
56
National Flag Graphic
164
Belgium
BEL
57
National Flag Graphic
158
Philippines
PHI
58
National Flag Graphic
153
Finland
FIN
59
National Flag Graphic
148
Tunisia
TUN
60
National Flag Graphic
138
Kenya
KEN
61
National Flag Graphic
135
Romania
ROM
62
National Flag Graphic
135
Azerbaijan
AZR
63
National Flag Graphic
128
Norway
NOR
64
National Flag Graphic
127
Oman
OMA
65
National Flag Graphic
124
Nigeria
NIG
66
National Flag Graphic
124
Austria
AST
67
National Flag Graphic
123
Ecuador
ECU
68
National Flag Graphic
118
Libya
LBY
69
National Flag Graphic
113
Denmark
DEN
70
National Flag Graphic
105
Zambia
ZAM
71
National Flag Graphic
104
Serbia
SER
72
National Flag Graphic
103
Czech Republic
CZR
73
National Flag Graphic
103
Bahrain
BAH
74
National Flag Graphic
101
Qatar
QTR
75
National Flag Graphic
93
Portugal
POR
76
National Flag Graphic
90
Zimbabwe
ZIM
77
National Flag Graphic
80
Ethiopia
ETH
78
National Flag Graphic
80
Kuwait
KUW
79
National Flag Graphic
80
Cuba
CUB
80
National Flag Graphic
75
Sri Lanka
SRL
81
National Flag Graphic
73
Bulgaria
BUL
82
National Flag Graphic
73
Croatia
CRO
83
National Flag Graphic
72
Bolivia
BOL
84
National Flag Graphic
72
Turkmenistan
TKM
85
National Flag Graphic
64
Armenia
ARM
86
National Flag Graphic
62
Dominican Republic
DOM
87
National Flag Graphic
62
Lebanon
LEB
88
National Flag Graphic
57
Georgia
GEO
89
National Flag Graphic
52
El Salvador
ESL
90
National Flag Graphic
50
New Zealand
NWZ
91
National Flag Graphic
49
Uruguay
URU
92
National Flag Graphic
49
Slovakia
SLK
93
National Flag Graphic
43
Uganda
UGA
94
National Flag Graphic
43
Botswana
BOT
95
National Flag Graphic
42
Honduras
HON
96
National Flag Graphic
40
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
97
National Flag Graphic
35
Hungary
HUN
98
National Flag Graphic
32
Chad
CHD
99
National Flag Graphic
31
Tanzania
TAN
100
National Flag Graphic
31
Namibia
NAM
101
National Flag Graphic
30
Cameroon
CAM
102
National Flag Graphic
30
Mali
MAL
103
National Flag Graphic
30
Laos
LAO
104
National Flag Graphic
30
Paraguay
PAR
105
National Flag Graphic
28
Guatemala
GUA
106
National Flag Graphic
28
Slovenia
SLV
107
National Flag Graphic
27
Panama
PAN
108
National Flag Graphic
26
Mauritania
MAU
109
National Flag Graphic
25
Somalia
SOM
110
National Flag Graphic
25
Tajikistan
TAJ
111
National Flag Graphic
24
Gabon
GAB
112
National Flag Graphic
24
Ghana
GHA
113
National Flag Graphic
23
Albania
ALB
114
National Flag Graphic
22
Cambodia
CMB
115
National Flag Graphic
20
Macedonia
MAC
116
National Flag Graphic
20
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
117
National Flag Graphic
20
Nicaragua
NIC
118
National Flag Graphic
19
Ireland
IRE
119
National Flag Graphic
18
Niger
NGR
120
National Flag Graphic
15
Republic of the Congo
ROC
121
National Flag Graphic
15
Mozambique
MOZ
122
National Flag Graphic
14
Nepal
NEP
123
National Flag Graphic
11
Lithuania
LIT
124
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9
South Sudan
SSU
125
National Flag Graphic
9
Mongolia
MON
126
National Flag Graphic
6
Estonia
EST
127
National Flag Graphic
6
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
128
National Flag Graphic
5
Montenegro
MTN
129
National Flag Graphic
5
Sierra Leone
SIE
130
National Flag Graphic
4
Latvia
LAT
131
National Flag Graphic
4
Central African Republic
CAR
132
National Flag Graphic
3
Suriname
SUR
133
National Flag Graphic
2
Madagascar
MAD
134
National Flag Graphic
2
Ivory Coast
IVC
135
National Flag Graphic
2
Bhutan
BUT
136
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0
Liberia
LIB