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Nato (Aircraft)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has as to the total number of (a) North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and (b) Warsaw pact land-based and maritime aircraft based in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation area.

The total number of fixed wing combat aircraft both land and sea based in or facing NATO Europe or the NATO sea areas is as follows:

Number
NATO4,900
Warsaw pact8,100
Additionally, there are some 1,750 NATO combat aircraft presently based in the United States and Canada.