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Global Air Powers Ranking (2020)


Current ranking of the various armed air services of the world provided by WDMMA.




The WDMMA annual ranking utilizes a formula which takes into account values related to total fighting strength of the various air services of the world. The formula produces the 'TrueValueRating' (TvR) helping to definitively separate each power based on - not only overall strength - but modernization, logistical support, attack and defense capabilities an so on. In this way, a power is not simply assessed on its total quantity of aircraft but rather its quality and general mix of inventory. TvR remains, however, a work-in-progress and is constantly revaluated as needed. Greater weight is given to categories generally overlooked by some powers, namely special-mission, dedicated bomber force, CAS, training, and on-order units. Beyond this is a focus on local aero-industry capabilities, inventory balance (general mix of unit types), and force experience.

The highest attainable TvR score is 242.9 held by the United States Air Force (USAF). The USAF features a broad mix of aircraft types as well as balance strengthened by overall numbers (quantity). Many of its products are locally-sourced thanks to the U.S.'s massive industrial base. It also maintains dedicated strategic-level bombers, CAS aircraft, a sizeable helo and fighter force (of which many are multirole types), and hundreds of transport aircraft to reach anywhere in the world. Beyond this is a large training, tanker, and special-mission force. The service is also set to be reinforced in the near-future with hundreds of units still on-order.

The current WDMMA inventory consists of 73 countries tracked, 99 air services covered (this includes Army, Navy, and Marine branches of service where applicable), and 45,253 total aircraft followed.
1
TvR: 242.9
United States Air Force (5,091)
2
TvR: 142.4
United States Navy (2,626)
3
TvR: 114.2
Russian Air Force (3,829)
4
TvR: 112.6
United States Army Aviation (4,328)
5
TvR: 85.3
United States Marine Corps (1,211)
6
TvR: 69.4
Indian Air Force (1,645)
7
TvR: 63.8
People's Liberation Army Air Force (2,040)
8
TvR: 58.1
Japan Air Self-Defense Force (779)
9
TvR: 58.0
Israeli Air Force (581)
10
TvR: 56.3
French Air Force (658)
11
TvR: 55.3
British Royal Air Force (475)
12
TvR: 53.4
South Korean Air Force (890)
13
TvR: 51.9
Italian Air Force (506)
14
TvR: 51.8
Royal Australian Air Force (338)
15
TvR: 49.3
People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (429)
16
TvR: 48.3
Brazilian Air Force (545)
17
TvR: 46.4
Royal Saudi Air Force (702)
18
TvR: 46.3
Pakistan Air Force (790)
19
TvR: 46.2
German Air Force (423)
20
TvR: 45.9
French Navy Aviation (196)
21
TvR: 44.6
Turkish Air Force (618)
22
TvR: 44.0
Egyptian Air Force (1,066)
23
TvR: 43.6
Russian Naval Aviation (359)
24
TvR: 43.2
Algerian Air Force (152)
25
TvR: 42.4
People's Liberation Naval Air Force (432)
26
TvR: 41.6
Spanish Air Force (369)
27
TvR: 41.3
Royal Canadian Air Force (385)
28
TvR: 41.2
Indian Naval Aviation (232)
29
TvR: 40.0
Indonesian Air Force (280)
30
TvR: 38.6
Swedish Air Force (152)
31
TvR: 33.1
United Arab Emirates Air Force (327)
32
TvR: 33.0
Republic of China Air Force (518)
33
TvR: 32.4
Turkish Army Aviation (392)
34
TvR: 32.1
Republic of Singapore Air Force (235)
35
TvR: 31.3
People's Liberation Army Ground Force (867)
36
TvR: 30.0
Indian Army Aviation (195)
37
TvR: 27.9
Chilean Air Force (203)
38
TvR: 27.8
Ukrainian Air Force (175)
39
TvR: 27.4
Argentine Air Force (135)
40
TvR: 27.3
Royal Jordanian Air Force (278)
41
TvR: 27.1
Peruvian Air Force (187)
42
TvR: 27.0
Colombian Air Force (323)
43
TvR: 25.8
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (343)
44
TvR: 25.0
Royal Norwegian Air Force (141)
45
TvR: 24.8
Korean People's Army Air Force (North Korea) (951)
46
TvR: 24.3
Republic of Korea Navy (South Korea) (77)
47
TvR: 24.2
Hellenic Air Force (371)
48
TvR: 24.0
Serbian Air Force (109)
49
TvR: 23.8
South African Air Force (211)
50
TvR: 23.2
Royal Thai Air Force (261)
51
TvR: 22.8
Polish Air Force (288)
52
TvR: 21.4
Spanish Army Aviation (95)
53
TvR: 21.1
Kazakh Air Defense Forces (235)
54
TvR: 20.8
Venezuelan Air Force (183)
55
TvR: 20.2
Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (108)
56
TvR: 19.6
Italian Army Aviation (256)
57
TvR: 19.2
Philippine Air Force (154)
58
TvR: 0.0
Portuguese Air Force (92)
59
TvR: 18.9
Italian Navy (113)
60
TvR: 18.8
Royal Malaysian Air Force (163)
61
TvR: 18.7
Royal Netherlands Air Force (171)
62
TvR: 18.6
Royal Danish Air Force (113)
63
TvR: 18.4
Romanian Air Force (140)
64
TvR: 18.1
Swiss Air Force (167)
65
TvR: 18.0
Vietnamese People's Air Force (275)
66
TvR: 17.9
Nigerian Air Force (132)
67
TvR: 17.4
Royal Thai Army Aviation (284)
68
TvR: 16.8
Kuwait Air Force (87)
69
TvR: 16.4
Qatar Emiri Air Force (123)
70
TvR: 16.3
Kenya Air Force (123)
71
TvR: 16.2
Belarus Air Force (202)
72
TvR: 16.1
Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces (185)
73
TvR: 16.0
Royal Air Force of Oman (133)
74
TvR: 15.6
Belgian Air Component (148)
75
TvR: 15.5
Bulgarian Air Force (65)
76
TvR: 15.4
German Navy Aviation (56)
77
TvR: 14.3
Slovak Air Force (47)
78
TvR: 14.1
Bangladesh Air Force (184)
79
TvR: 14.0
Armenian Air Force (60)
80
TvR: 13.8
Austrian Air Force (120)
81
TvR: 12.6
Hungarian Air Force (48)
82
TvR: 12.5
Finnish Air Force (167)
83
TvR: 12.2
Azerbaijan Air Defence Force (147)
84
TvR: 11.4
Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (78)
85
TvR: 11.2
Hellenic Army (217)
86
TvR: 10.4
Turkmen Air Force (96)
87
TvR: 9.8
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation (31)
88
TvR: 9.2
Bangladesh Army Aviation (19)
89
TvR: 9.0
Croatian Air Force (78)
90
TvR: 8.8
Ecuadorian Air Force (51)
91
TvR: 7.6
Spanish Naval Aviation (55)
92
TvR: 7.5
Afghan Air Force (288)
93
TvR: 7.4
Iraqi Air Force (189)
94
TvR: 6.9
Turkish Navy Aviation (45)
95
TvR: 6.7
Republic of China Army (201)
96
TvR: 6.6
Nagorno-Karabakh Army AF (11)
97
TvR: 5.8
Air Force Brigade of Bosnia and Herzegovina (19)
98
TvR: 5.5
Syrian Air Force (451)
99
TvR: 5.2
Yemen Arab Republic Air Force (169)
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