List of 4 Countries with the Most Aircraft Carriers in the World - International Military

List of Countries with the Most Aircraft Carriers in the World - International Military
List of Countries with the Most Aircraft Carriers in the World

International Military - Global Fire Power (GFP) ranks the world's military forces, from the strongest to the weakest. The strength is ordered based on the results of the PwrIndx score which is assessed based on several components, ranging from geographic area, military strength, to the number of war vehicles.

The smaller the PwrIndx value, the stronger the country's military power. Currently, the strongest military power is still held by the United States (US) with PwrIndx 0.0453. In some military aspects, the United States also outperformed other countries, including in the number of aircraft carriers. The aircraft carrier is the mainstay vehicle on a mission.

Its existence is considered very important in a mission because it becomes a stopover for planes that want to land. The following is a list of countries that have the most aircraft carriers in the world.

1. United States

The military power of the United States is unquestionable. The United States ranks first in the number of aircraft carriers in the world. Global Firepower noted the country has 11 aircraft carriers.

One of the aircraft carriers owned by the United States is the USS Ronald Reagan. The ship is a Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier equipped with Sea Sparrow missile and torpedo weapon systems.

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On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was seen on patrol in international waters near Japan. The USS Ronald Reagan returns to duty in the Asia-Pacific region after undergoing maintenance at the Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

2. China

China ranks third as the country with the strongest military power in the world. Similar to America, China also has a series of weapons and war vehicles with advanced technology. Based on the number of aircraft carriers, China ranks second with a total of 3 aircraft carriers.

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In June, China released its third aircraft carrier, the Fujian. The 320 meter long ship is equipped with modern technology and the CATOBAR system which is the aircraft launcher from the carrier. The Fujian ship still needs time to perfect the CATOBAR system.

In addition to the newly launched Fujian ship, China already has 2 previous aircraft carriers, namely the Liaoning ship which operated in 2012 and the Shandong ship which operated in 2019.

3. Italy

In third place is Italy with a total of 2 aircraft carriers. One of the Italian carriers is the ITS Cavour. This ship is one of the largest aircraft carriers in the world with a length of 244 meters. The ITS Cavour ship is capable of carrying 24 battle tanks, military aircraft, and hundreds of military troops.

In March 2021, this ship was able to pass the test landing of two United States F-35B fighter jets well. The landing is proof of the ship's feasibility in military operations. After passing these trials, the ship, which has been operating since 2008, was certified to operate the F-35B.

4. United Kingdom

Furthermore, there is the UK which is ranked fourth with a total of 2 aircraft carriers. The carriers are HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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In August, it was discovered that the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales was damaged after sailing to the United States. Defense news website Navy Lookout reported that the ship had suffered significant damage.

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