Any modern military worth its weight maintains a healthy collection of combat-proven aircraft.
Air forces serve as one component of a three-pronged approach when waging war (Land-Sea-Air). Used in conjunction with other services, air power is critical to subduing enemy elements on the ground and at sea. The major powers of the world currently hold in inventory thousands of combat aircraft of various types with the United States Air Force (USAF) leading the way as the largest air service on the globe. Nations are presented below in alphabetical order (A-Z).
For an in-depth look into exact available numbers for any one air force service, consider www.WDMMA.org - the 'World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft' (external link).
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