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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.

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