Return to the Modern Aircraft Index. The Global Firepower ranking tracks aircraft elements dedicated to Air-to-Air (A2A) combat. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). The fleet consists of roughly 430 ships in active service or reserve. Job description: Flying an F-18 and landing it on a rocking aircraft carrier, at night, in a storm, required … and, looking cool while doing it. US Air Force The F-22, introduced in late 2005, is ... Marine Corps, and Navy. The United States Navy is a powerhouse. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC1 Gil Bolibol) 28 Feb 2019 These aircraft are operated by the US Navy, Air Force, and Army. The United States Navy Active United States military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the United States military. The United States is a military powerhouse and has a total of 3,680 military aircraft, including fighter/attack aircraft, bomber aircraft, transport aircraft, special purpose, trainers, or helicopters. Ten F-35C Lightning II jets assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 sit on the flight line at Naval Air Station Lemoore. For aircraft no longer in-service see List of military aircraft of the United States. A US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft over Alaska after refueling January 5, 2013. Ranking of total fighter and interceptor aircraft fleet strength by operating national power. Payment: Not bad, but it’s government, so you’ll never be rich. With good reason, the United States Marine Corps is allowed to operate their own specially-selected aircraft components. Each category has several active aircraft. United States. There are a total of [ 21 ] individual aircraft entries in the Active USMC Aircraft (2020) category in the Military Factory. None of it's true, so far as I've ever been able to determine. It seems a rash of technical and safety problems has left the US Navy’s fleet short by about 90 fighter pilots. There are a total of [ 26 ] individual aircraft entries in the Modern Active United States Army Aircraft (2020) category in the Military Factory. Additionally, the Navy had 827 rotary wing cargo planes available. In 2017, the United States Navy had 1,030 fixed wing fighters available. Flag images indicative of country of origin. There's a truism that, 'The Army has more boats than the Navy, the Navy has more planes than the Air Force, and the Air Force has more M-16's than the Army." At the present time (August 31, 2020) there are 11 aircraft carriers on active status in the U.S. Navy, all of which are the Nimitz-class: CVN-68 Nimitz, presently stationed at NB Kitsap, Bremerton, WA.