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Helicopter Carrier Fleet Strength by Country (2021)



NAVAL POWER | FLEET STRENGTH

Ranking total number of helicopter carrier warships by country, from highest to lowest.



Helicopter Carriers provide a fighting nation a unique, extended capability at sea by helping to bringing the fight to the enemy. These warships are dimensionally smaller and less expensive to procure and are continuing to gain popularity globally particularly for those powers not able to afford larger types supporting fixed-wing aircraft. Rotary-wing solutions aboard these ships include supply, Search & Rescue (SAR), MEDEVAC, submarine hunting, battlefield surveillance, troop insertion/extraction, and general scouting. Key operators include the USMC, France, Egypt, Australia, and Japan.

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. Helo Carriers currently under construction are excluded.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
Photograph of at helicopter carrier warship at sea.
1
United States
USA
10
2
Japan
JPN
4
3
France
FRA
3
4
Australia
AUS
2
5
Egypt
EGY
2
6
Brazil
BRA
1
7
South Korea
SKO
1
8
Thailand
THA
1
9
Albania
ALB
0
10
Algeria
ALG
0
11
Angola
ANG
0
12
Argentina
ARG
0
13
Azerbaijan
AZR
0
14
Bahrain
BAH
0
15
Bangladesh
BAN
0
16
Belgium
BEL
0
17
Bolivia
BOL
0
18
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
19
Bulgaria
BUL
0
20
Cambodia
CMB
0
21
Cameroon
CAM
0
22
Canada
CAN
0
23
Chile
CHI
0
24
China
CHN
0
25
Colombia
COL
0
26
Croatia
CRO
0
27
Cuba
CUB
0
28
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
0
29
Denmark
DEN
0
30
Dominican Republic
DOM
0
31
Ecuador
ECU
0
32
El Salvador
ESL
0
33
Eritrea
ERI
0
34
Estonia
EST
0
35
Finland
FIN
0
36
Gabon
GAB
0
37
Georgia
GEO
0
38
Germany
GER
0
39
Ghana
GHA
0
40
Greece
GRE
0
41
Guatemala
GUA
0
42
Honduras
HON
0
43
India
IND
0
44
Indonesia
INO
0
45
Iran
IRN
0
46
Iraq
IRQ
0
47
Ireland
IRE
0
48
Israel
ISR
0
49
Italy
ITA
0
50
Ivory Coast
IVC
0
51
Jordan
JOR
0
52
Kazakhstan
KAZ
0
53
Kenya
KEN
0
54
Kuwait
KUW
0
55
Laos
LAO
0
56
Latvia
LAT
0
57
Lebanon
LEB
0
58
Liberia
LIB
0
59
Libya
LBY
0
60
Lithuania
LIT
0
61
Madagascar
MAD
0
62
Malaysia
MLY
0
63
Mauritania
MAU
0
64
Mexico
MEX
0
65
Montenegro
MTN
0
66
Morocco
MOR
0
67
Mozambique
MOZ
0
68
Myanmar
MYA
0
69
Namibia
NAM
0
70
Netherlands
NET
0
71
New Zealand
NWZ
0
72
Nicaragua
NIC
0
73
Nigeria
NGA
0
74
North Korea
NKO
0
75
Norway
NOR
0
76
Oman
OMA
0
77
Pakistan
PAK
0
78
Panama
PAN
0
79
Paraguay
PAR
0
80
Peru
PER
0
81
Philippines
PHI
0
82
Poland
POL
0
83
Portugal
POR
0
84
Qatar
QTR
0
85
Republic of the Congo
ROC
0
86
Romania
ROM
0
87
Russia
RUS
0
88
Saudi Arabia
SAR
0
89
Serbia
SER
0
90
Sierra Leone
SIE
0
91
Singapore
SIN
0
92
Slovenia
SLV
0
93
Somalia
SOM
0
94
South Africa
SAF
0
95
Spain
SPA
0
96
Sri Lanka
SRL
0
97
Sudan
SUD
0
98
Suriname
SUR
0
99
Sweden
SWE
0
100
Syria
SYR
0
101
Taiwan
TAI
0
102
Tanzania
TAN
0
103
Tunisia
TUN
0
104
Turkey
TUR
0
105
Turkmenistan
TKM
0
106
Uganda
UGA
0
107
Ukraine
UKR
0
108
United Arab Emirates
UAE
0
109
United Kingdom
UKD
0
110
Uruguay
URU
0
111
Venezuela
VEN
0
112
Vietnam
VTN
0
113
Yemen
YEM
0
114
Afghanistan
AFG
0
115
Armenia
ARM
0
116
Austria
AST
0
117
Belarus
BLR
0
118
Bhutan
BUT
0
119
Botswana
BOT
0
120
Burkina Faso
BKF
0
121
Central African Republic
CAR
0
122
Chad
CHD
0
123
Czechia
CZC
0
124
Ethiopia
ETH
0
125
Hungary
HUN
0
126
Kosovo
KOS
0
127
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
128
Mali
MAL
0
129
Moldova
MOL
0
130
Mongolia
MON
0
131
Nepal
NEP
0
132
Niger
NGR
0
133
North Macedonia
MAC
0
134
Slovakia
SLK
0
135
South Sudan
SSU
0
136
Switzerland
SWI
0
137
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
138
Uzbekistan
UZB
0
139
Zambia
ZAM
0
140
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0

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