Top 10 Air Force in World: India ranks third in this Global Air Powers Ranking given by WDMMA. China has slipped fourth.
This ranking is not merely based on the number of airplanes.
Rather, the modernity in the Air Force is found in terms of the capability of logistical support, attack, defense and future procurement.
In this scenario, the Indian Air Force is number three after America and Russia. Whereas the ranking of China having more aircraft than that has come down to India.
Top 10 Air Force in the World
The various parameters have been taken into the consideration to mark the ranking of the Top 10 Air Force in the World.
Let us know which countries are included in this list – “Top 10 Air Force In World” according to the latest WDMMA reports.
1. The United States Air Force
WDMMA has given 242.9 TVR to the US Air Force. It has 5209 aircraft. Out of this, 4167 aircraft are ready for any situation at any time.
The US Air Force comes first in the ranking of 124 countries.
It has 1976 fighter jets to attack, 1692 aircraft in support, and 1541 aircraft for training.
In the future US is going to buy 2419 more aircraft. It has 152 bomber aircraft. There are 213 helicopters and 677 transport aircraft.
2. Russian Air Force
Russian Airforce has got 114.2 TvR. It has a total of 3829 aircraft. Out of this, 3063 are ready to fly at any time.
Russia has 1507 attack, 1837 support and 485 training aircraft 820 aircraft are to be inducted in the future.
It has 125 bombers. There are 194 Close Air Support Aircraft, 1364 Helicopters, 387 Transport Aircraft, and 19 Refuelers Aircraft. There are 67 aircraft for special missions.
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Even after the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Russia has secured the second position in the list of ‘Top 10 Air Force In World’
3. Indian Air Force | Top 10 Air Force in the World
Indian Air Force has got 69.4 TvR. It has a total of 1645 aircrafts. China has more aircrafts than India, but due to the arrival of Rafale and upgrade of Tejas fighter jet and many other types of modernization, India’s ranking has come above it.
Out of this, 1316 aircraft are ready for deadly attacks or war at any time. India has 632 attack, 709 support and 304 training aircraft.
In the future, 689 aircraft will be bought or built. It has 438 helicopters. There are 250 transport aircraft, 7 refuelers and 14 special mission aircraft.
4. Chinese Air Force
China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force has got 63.8 TvR. It has 2084 aircraft. Out of this, 1667 aircrafts are active at any time.
China has 1453 attack, 370 support and 261 training aircraft. For the future, China is not making any aircraft at the moment neither is buying.
Therefore its ranking has gone down to India. China has 120 bombers. There are 65 helicopters, 238 transports and 3 refuelers.
There are 64 special mission aircraft. China is also behind India in terms of refuelers.
5. Japan Air Defense Force | Top 10 Air Force in the World
The Japanese Air Force has got 58.1 TvR. In total, it has 779 aircraft. Out of this, 623 aircraft are active at any time.
Japan currently has 279 attack, 165 support and 335 training aircraft.
Apart from this, Japan will buy or make 189 aircrafts in the future. It has 67 helicopters, 42 transports, 6 refuelers and 50 special mission aircraft.
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6. Israel Air Force
The Israeli Air Force has got 58 TvR. It has a total of 581 aircrafts. Out of which 465 are always ready for war at any moment.
Japan has 251 attack, 176 support and 154 training aircraft.
In future, Japan is going to add 68 more aircraft. It has 128 helicopters, 15 transports, 10 refuelers and 23 special mission aircraft.
7. French Air Force | Top 10 Air Force in the World
The French Air Force has got 56.3 TvR. It has a total of 658 aircrafts out of which 526 aircraft are ready for flight at any time.
It has 232 attack, 206 support and 220 training aircraft.
In upcoming time, it is preparing to induct 96 aircraft into its army. It has 84 helicopters, 99 transports, 17 refuelers and 6 special mission aircraft.
8. British Royal Air Force
The British Royal Air Force has got 55.3 TvR. It has a total of 479 aircrafts. Out of which 383 aircraft are ready for war at any time.
It has 133 attack, 166 support and 180 training aircraft.
It is going to add 143 new aircraft to its army in the future. British Royal Air Force has 81 helicopters, 44 transports, 9 refuelers and 32 special mission aircraft.
9. South Korean Air Force
The South Korean Air Force has got 53.4 TvR. It has 890 aircrafts. Out of which 712 are ready for war or similar situation at any time.
South Koria as has 466 attack, 123 support and 301 training aircraft. It is going to add 40 more aircraft to its army in future.
It has 75 helicopters, 34 transports and 14 special mission aircraft.
10. Italian Air Force | Top 10 Air Force in the World
The Italian Air Force has got 51.9 TvR. It has a total of 506 aircrafts. Out of which 405 are ready at any time.
It has 185 attack, 124 support and 197 training aircraft.
In the future, it is going to add 134 aircraft and its army. It has 55 helicopters, 40 transports, 8 refuelers and 21 special mission aircraft.
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