Special Report

The 25 Largest Air Forces in the World

20. United Arab Emirates
> Active fleet: 554 aircraft (1.0% of global fleet)
> Most common aircraft: F-16E combat aircraft (10.1% of fleet)
> Military expenditure, 2020: $. billion (.% of world spending)

19. Israel
> Active fleet: 597 aircraft (1.1% of global fleet)
> Most common aircraft: F-16C/I combat aircraft (29.3% of fleet)
> Military expenditure, 2020: $21.7 billion (1.1% of world spending)

18. Germany
> Active fleet: 617 aircraft (1.2% of global fleet)
> Most common aircraft: Eurofighter combat aircraft (21.7% of fleet)
> Military expenditure, 2020: $52.8 billion (2.7% of world spending)

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17. Greece
> Active fleet: 633 aircraft (1.2% of global fleet)
> Most common aircraft: F-16C combat aircraft (18.0% of fleet)
> Military expenditure, 2020: $5.3 billion (0.3% of world spending)

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16. Brazil
> Active fleet: 669 aircraft (1.3% of global fleet)
> Most common aircraft: EMB-312 training aircraft (15.2% of fleet)
> Military expenditure, 2020: $19.7 billion (1.0% of world spending)

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