The top 10 most powerful air forces in the world 2020: But before we begin it should be noted that total aircraft counts only include air force aircraft and excludes any army and naval aircraft let’s get started:
10: German air force
The German air force is the third largest within the European Union currently it has around twenty-seven thousand five hundred active personnel and has over 460 total manned aircraft Eurofighter typhoons been the main fighter jet of the German air force and has 141 Eurofighter typhoons in its inventory.
9: South Korean air force
The South Korean Air Force currently has around 65,000 active personnel and has over 700 manned aircraft of which over 400 are fighter jets and around 40 are helicopters the main modern fighter jets of South Korean Air Force currently includes 13 stealth f-35 lightning ii total of 60 on order 167 f-16 fighting falcon 59 f15 860 kaity 50 light multi-role fighter and 100 plus outdated yet capable Northrop f-5.
8: Japanese air force
The Japanese air force has around 50,000 active personnel and approximately 750 total manned aircraft of which over 230 are multi-role fighter jet and around 60 are helicopters the main fighter jets of Japanese air force includes 12 plus stealth f-35 lightning ii total of 147 own order 155 f15 eagle and 62 Mitsubishi f-2 which is based on f-16 Fighting Falcon.
7: French Air Force
The French Air Force currently has around 41,000 active personnel and has over 640 manned aircraft of which 150 are multi-role fighters and over 70 are helicopters its main fighter jets include 110 des so rough owl and 40 mirage 2000.
6: Royal Air Force
The United Kingdom the Royal Air Force has around 33,000 active personnel and has over 550 manned aircraft of which currently 160 plus our multi-role fighter jet and around 90 our helicopters. The main fighter jet of Royal Air Force UK includes stealth f-35 lightning II currently 18 plus an active service total of 138 to be procured in coming years and Eurofighter typhoons total of 142 in active service.
5: Israeli Air Force
Small in size yet fatal in number five we have Israeli Air Force the Israeli Air Force is one of the most successful Air Force’s in the world it has approximately 34,000 active personnel currently and has around 650 manned aircraft of which 304 plus our multi-role fighters.
Its main fighter jets currently includes stealth f-35 lightning II currently 22 plus in active service total 50 on order f15 Eagle total a 58 in active service it is among the most successful modern fighters with over 100 victories and no losses in aerial combat with the majority of the kills by the Israeli Air Force f/16 224 in active service
4: Indian Air Force
The Indian Air Force currently has around 140,000 active Air Force personnel and has around 1750 active manned aircraft of which around 500 are multi-role fighter jets it’s events multi-role fighter jets include su-30mki 260 in active service deso Rafal total of 36 on order 41 mirage 2000 66 make 29 18 hal tejas and 110 plus make 21 which are old and outdated
3: Chinese Air Force
The Chinese Air Force is one of the largest and has around 300 98 thousand active Air Force personnel and has approximately 3,000 manned aircraft of which around 1600 are fighter jets although nearly 380 are outdated Chengdu j7 fighters which are license-built versions of erstwhile Soviet make 21 now let’s see the events multi-role fighter jets of the Chinese air force.
The Chinese Air Force currently has 20-plus stealth j-20 fighters 24 su-35 76 su-30mkk 130-plus chengyang j16 over 300 Xianyang j11 which is a licensed variant of the su-27 500 plus chengdu j-10 and 75 c 27 in active service.
2: Russian air force
The Russian air force currently has around 148 thousand active air force personnel and has around 3,300 manned aircraft in active service out of the 3,300 aircraft around 1300 our helicopters and around 650 are multi-role fighter jets.
Its most advanced multi-role fighters include stealth multi-role fighters su 57 serial productions in progress and total of 76 on order for Russian air force su-35 which is one of the best fighter jets 88 in active service.
su-30 around 112 in active service make 35 only to inactive service, for now, mass production in progress it’s a DS era yet good and capable fighter jets include su-27 total of 192 in active service mig-29 around 120 in active service and make 31 around 135 in active service
1: The United States Air Force
The United States Air Force currently has over 320 thousand active Air Force personnel and has over 50 200 total manned aircraft and around 5,600 aircraft including UAVs the United States Air Force has a budget of around 165 billion US$ dollars.
Which is nearly equal to the whole defense budget of the Chinese military out of the total 5,200 manned aircraft around 1,800 our multi-role fighter jets now let’s see the multi-role fighter jets of United States, Air Force, in details the US Air Force has 195 stealth f-22 Raptor.
Which is considered to be the best multi-role fighter in the world 200 plus stealth f-35 lightning ii and more to be procured in coming years. In addition to this, the US Air Force has 900-plus f-16 fighters around 230 f15 Eagles and 218 f-15 Strike Eagle in its inventory which is all good and capable multi-role fighter jets.