Top 10 Air Forces by Active Fleet (2015)

Table 1 outlines the top 10 air forces by active fleet for 2015 (FlightGlobal, 2014, p.5).

Table 1: Global Military Fleet
Position Country Active Fleet Share
1 USA 13,902 27%
2 Russia 3,429 7%
3 China 2,860 6%
4 India 1,905 4%
5 Japan 1,612 3%
6 South Korea 1,412 3%
7 France 1,264 2%
8 Egypt 1,107 2%
9 Turkey 1,020 2%
10 North Korea 940 2%
11 Other 22,234 43%
Total 51,685 100%
  • Active fleet includes: combat aircraft, special mission aircraft, tankers, transport, combat helicopters, and training aircraft/helicopters.
  • The UK had an active fleet of 936.

Reference

FlightGlobal (2014) Special Report: World Air Forces 2015. Flight International. 2014.

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