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Air Forces - helicopters

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Interactive map of number of helicopters in each country. Supported countries only.

Military helicopters play an integral part in the sea, land and air operations of modern militaries.

A utility military helicopter can fill roles such ground attack, air assault, military logistics, medical evacuation, command and control, and troop transport.
An attack helicopter is an armed helicopter with the primary role of an attack aircraft, with the capability of engaging targets on the ground, such as enemy infantry and armoured fighting vehicles. Weapons used on attack helicopters can include autocannons, machine guns, rockets, and guided anti-tank missiles.
Transport helicopters are used for transporting personnel and cargo in support of military operations.

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USA 5 000
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China 1 627
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Russia 1 360
3

South Korea 786
4

India 726
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Japan 719
6

Turkey 606
7

Pakistan 583
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Italy 487
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France 480
10

Ukraine 390
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United Kingdom 386
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Germany 380
13

Saudi Arabia 324
14

Iran 324
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Poland 283
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Brazil 263
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Egypt 260
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Taiwan 250
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Greece 220
20

Israel 203
21

North Korea 202
22

United Arab Emirates 202
23

Australia 187
24

Spain 179
25

Canada 165
26

Indonesia 164
27

Syria 163
28

Vietnam 145
29

Jordan 126
30

Philippines 124
31

Netherlands 99
32

Singapore 84
33

Azerbaijan 75
34

Malaysia 72
35

Austria 70
36

Romania 66
37

Sweden 53
38

Armenia 51
39

Qatar 47
40

Switzerland 45
41

Norway 34
42

Finland 27
43

Hungary 14
44

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