3,659 Military Aircraft Contracted For Delivery Over Next Decade
Aviation Week Network’s Fleet Discovery database shows 3,659 manned military aircraft currently under contract for delivery over the next decade.
Among manufacturers, Lockheed Martin has the largest single order book, at 433 aircraft. If figures for subsidiary Sikorsky are included, that total increases to almost 21% of all new-build deliveries currently under contract globally. Other major manufacturers include Boeing, Airbus and Leonardo.
In reality, the number will be several hundred aircraft higher—the lack of transparency surrounding aircraft procured by the People’s Liberation Army means the scale of contracted orders held by Chinese manufacturers is impossible to quantify.