Countries by number of helicopters

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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.


Number of helicopters in each country

Table of countries by helicopters

Flag Country Number
USA 4889
Russia 1505
China 1170
South Korea 786
India 725
Japan 719
Turkey 606
France 512
United Kingdom 386
Italy 365
Germany 358
Saudi Arabia 341
Iran 324
Pakistan 323
Egypt 306
Greece 268
Taiwan 250
Brazil 249
Ukraine 243
North Korea 202
United Arab Emirates 202
Australia 187
Poland 182
Israel 177
Syria 167
Canada 165
Indonesia 164
Spain 157
Vietnam 145
Philippines 127
Jordan 126
Venezuela 102
Netherlands 94
Singapore 84
Azerbaijan 75
Austria 67
Romania 66
Malaysia 63
Sweden 53
Qatar 47
Switzerland 45
Armenia 42
Norway 34
Hungary 27
Finland 27

Chart showing helicopters by country