Total aircraft / helicopter carrier warship strength by naval power.
The United States fields the largest modern carrier force in the world with few nations fielding more than a single example. These vessel types are expensive to design, built, procure, and maintain and have long been the domain of top world defense powers. With each passing year, new players are entering the realm of a surface fleet built around the mighty aircraft carrier - China being a key example of this.
For the purposes of the GFP ranking, Helicopter Carriers are included in this listing alongside traditional fleet carriers due to their growing popularity worldwide. Landlocked nations are NOT penalized for the lack of a standing naval force but those powers with clear access to oceans ARE penalized for lacking a carrier element. Aircraft carriers currently under construction are excluded.
Data presented on this list is through 2020. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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