GlobalFirepower.com logo
Graphical representation of a list
Balance scale icon
Alphabet icon
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of navy warships

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