Top 10 Most Powerful Air Forces In The World 2017 - Countries With Strongest Air Defence

Do you India ranks among most powerful air forces in the world? Check this list to find out which other countries features in strongest Air Force of 2017.

Watching an action movie can make you feel like a hero. Soldiers are the real star & their force is the backbone of a country. Almost every country has their own air force, but very few can boast of having a strong Air Force with technical superiority, packed with latest weapons and led by confident and trained personnel. Here is the list of Top 10 Strongest and most powerful Air Forces in the world 2017.

Top 10 Most Powerful Air Forces In The World 2017

1. The United States Air Force

This Force is the strongest air force in the world. It was inaugurated on 18 September 1947. They have a different motto i.e. ‘No one comes close.’ It has a vast collection of aircraft and latest machinery.

2. Russian Air Force (Russia)

It is the 2nd strongest force established in 1992. They have implemented latest technologies in their machines and weapons and can face any threat. Force headquarter located in Moscow.

3. China, People Liberation Army Airforce

Chinese Air Force came into existence on 11 November 1949. China is the largest force in Asia & its stocks include – 193 strikers, 645 trainer airplanes, 138 helicopters, etc.

4. Indian Air Force

Indian Force or Royal Indian Force, the 4th strongest force was found in 1932. It has won many battles and led India to victory in 1999 Kargil war. It has 288 transport planes, 60 total air base, etc.

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5. Israel Air Force


It is the 5th most powerful air forces, but they love to use their power mostly for destructions, as per war historians. The official date of its establishment was 28 May 1948. The force includes 397 fighter planes, 55 transport planes, etc.

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6. ARMEE DE I’ Air French Air Force

France air force is the first skillful air force which is based on his defensive tricks. The force was organized in 1903. The weapons stock list is – 15 airborne refusing aircraft, 85 helicopters, 43578 personnel, etc.

7. Turkish Air Force, Turkey

Turkish air force, mainly known as the power house in its own region, established on 31st January 1994. The headquarter of Turkey is in Ankara. This force operates a large no of the F-16 flacon. They have modernized aircraft and helicopters.

8. The United Kingdom, British Air Force

RAF, the oldest force was established in 1918 after the merger of Royal Naval air service and Royal Corps.The stock of weapons includes 37200 regular personnel and 33980 reserved personnel, 125 fighter planes & 22 air bases.

9. Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF is the world smallest but one of the strongest air force. The force has 20 petrol planes, 15 airbase, 35 transport planes and many more latest weapons in their arsenal.

10. Japan Air Self Defence Force

Japan air force was formed by joining of Imperial Japanese Navy air force and Imperial Japanese of Army Service on 1st July 1954. It contains 52 helicopter, 38 fighter aircraft, and 50324 soldiers.

Bottom Line

Air Force are the backbone of any defense force in the world. They are capable of fighting in any situation and any number of ground force. Hence every country put a lot of effort to modernize their Air Force and include reliable personnel who can survive in toughest situations. These 10 are most powerful Air Forces in the world and have proved their credibility more than once.