The US military fields the largest and most sophisticated fleet of combat aircraft in the world.
The United States has not faced aerial opposition from a comparable power since World War II.
As of 2017, the United States Air force service operates more than 5,369 military aircraft, 406 ICBMs and 170 military satellites.
It has a $161 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 321,444 active duty airmen, 141,800 civilian personnel, 69,200 reserve airmen, and 105,700 Air National Guard airmen.
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