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Top 25 Armies In The World

26.04.2018 North America
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria Among World’s Top 25 Armies

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria Among World’s Top 25 Armies

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Global Firepower’s 2017 Military Strength Ranking (www.globalfirepower.com) draws on more than 50 factors to assign a Power Index score to 133 countries.

 

The ranking assesses the diversity of weapons held by each country and pays particular attention to the manpower available. The geography, logistical capacity, available natural resources, and the status of local industry are also taken into account.

 

While recognized nuclear powers receive a bonus, the nuclear stockpiles are not factored into the score. Moreover, countries that are landlocked are not docked points for lacking a navy, though they are penalized for not having a merchant marine force. Countries with navies are penalized if there is a lack of diversity in their naval assets.

 

NATO countries get a slight bonus because the alliance would theoretically share resources, but in general, a country’s current political and military leadership was not considered.

 

“Balance is the key - a large, strong fighting force across land, sea and air backed by a resilient economy and defensible territory along with an efficient infrastructure - such qualities are those used to round out a particular nation's total fighting strength on paper,” the ranking states.

 

Following are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world:

 

1. United States

 

Total population: 323,995,528; Total military personnel: 2,363,675

Total aircraft: 13,762; Fighter aircraft: 2,296

Combat tanks: 5,884; Total naval assets: 415 (19 aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $587.8 billion

 

2. Russia

 

Total population: 142,355,415; Total military personnel: 3,371,027

Total aircraft strength: 3,794; Fighter aircraft: 806

Combat tanks: 20,216; Total naval assets: 352 (one aircraft carrier)

Defense budget: $44.6 billion

 

3. China

 

Total population: 1,373,541,278; Total military personnel: 3,712,500

Total aircraft strength: 2,955; Fighter aircraft: 1,271

Combat tanks: 6,457; Total naval assets: 714 (one aircraft carrier)

Defense budget: $161.7 billion

 

4. India

 

Total population: 1,266,883,598; Total military personnel: 4,207,250

Total aircraft strength: 2,102; Fighter aircraft: 676

Combat tanks: 4,426; Total naval assets: 295 (three aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $51 billion

 

5. France

 

Total population: 66,836,154; Total military personnel: 387,635

Total aircraft strength: 1,305; Fighter aircraft 296

Combat tanks: 406; Total naval assets: 118 (four aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $35 billion

 

6. United Kingdom

 

Total population: 64,430,428; Total military personnel: 232,675

Total aircraft strength: 856; Fighter aircraft: 88

Combat tanks 249; Total naval assets: 76 (two aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $45.7 billion

 

7. Japan

 

Total population: 126,702,133; Total military personnel: 311,875

Total aircraft strength: 1,594; Fighter aircraft: 288

Combat tanks: 700; Total naval assets: 131 (four aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $43.8 billion

 

8. Turkey

 

Total population: 80,274,604; Total military personnel: 743,415

Total aircraft strength: 1,018; Fighter aircraft: 207

Combat tanks: 2,445; Total naval assets: 194

Defense budget: $8.2 billion

 

9. Germany

 

Total population: 80,722,792; Total military personnel: 210,000

Total aircraft strength: 698; Fighter aircraft: 92

Combat tanks: 543; Total naval assets: 81

Defense budget: $39.2 billion

 

10. Egypt

 

Total population: 94,666,993; Total military personnel: 1,329,250

Total aircraft strength: 1,132; Fighter aircraft: 337; Combat tanks: 4,110

Total naval assets: 319 (two aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $4.4 billion

 

11. Italy

 

Total population: 62,007,540; Total military personnel: 267,500

Total aircraft strength: 822; Fighter aircraft: 79

Combat tanks: 200; Total naval assets: 143 (two aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $34 billion

 

12. South Korea

 

Total population: 50,924,172; Total military personnel: 5,829,750

Total aircraft strength: 1,477; Fighter aircraft: 406

Combat tanks: 2,654; Total naval assets: 166 (one aircraft carrier)

Defense budget: $43.8 billion

 

13. Pakistan

 

Total population: 201,995,540; Total military personnel: 919,000

Total aircraft strength: 951; Fighter aircraft: 301

Combat tanks: 2,924; Total naval assets: 197

Defense budget: $7 billion

 

14. Indonesia

 

Total population: 258,316,051; Total military personnel: 975,750

Total aircraft strength: 441; Fighter aircraft: 39

Combat tanks: 418; Total naval assets: 221

Defense budget: $6.9 billion

 

15. Israel

 

Total population: 8,174,527; Total military personnel: 718,250

Total aircraft strength: 652; Fighter aircraft: 243

Combat tanks: 2,620; Total naval assets: 65

Defense budget: $15.5 billion

 

16. Vietnam

 

Total population: 95,261,021; Total military personnel: 5,488,500

Total aircraft strength: 278; Fighter aircraft: 76

Combat tanks: 1,545; Total naval assets: 65

Defense budget: $3.4 billion

17. Brazil

 

Total population: 205,823,665; Total military personnel: 1,987,000

Total aircraft strength: 697; Fighter aircraft: 43

Combat tanks: 469; Total naval assets: 110

Defense budget: $24.5 billion

 

18. Taiwan

 

Total population: 23,464,787; Total military personnel: 1,932,500

Total aircraft strength: 850; Fighter aircraft: 286

Combat tanks: 2,005; Total naval assets: 87

Defense budget: $10.7 billion

 

19. Poland

 

Total population: 38,523,261; Total military personnel: 184,650

Total aircraft strength: 465; Fighter aircraft: 99

Combat tanks: 1,065; Total naval assets: 83

Defense budget: $9.4 billion

 

20. Thailand

 

Total population: 68,200,824; Total military personnel: 627,425

Total aircraft strength: 555; Fighter aircraft: 76

Combat tanks: 737; Total naval assets: 81 (one aircraft carrier)

Defense budget: $5.4 billion

 

21. Iran

 

Total population: 82,801,633; Total military personnel: 934,000

Total aircraft strength: 477; Fighter aircraft: 137

Combat tanks: 1,616; Total naval assets: 398

Defense budget: $6.3 billion

 

22. Australia

 

Total population: 22,992,654; Total military personnel: 81,000

Total aircraft strength: 465; Fighter aircraft: 78

Combat tanks: 59; Total naval assets: 47 (two aircraft carriers)

Defense budget: $24.1 billion

 

23. North Korea

 

Total population: 25,115,311; Total military personnel: 6,445,000

Total aircraft strength: 944; Fighter aircraft: 458

Combat tanks: 5,025; Total naval assets: 967

Defense budget: $7.5 billion

 

24. Saudi Arabia

 

Total population: 28,160,273; Total military personnel: 256,000

Total aircraft strength: 790; Fighter aircraft: 177

Combat tanks: 1,142; Total naval assets: 55

Defense budget: $56.7 billion

 

25. Algeria

 

Total population: 40,263,711; Total military personnel: 792,350

Total aircraft strength: 502; Fighter aircraft: 89

Combat tanks: 2,405; Total naval assets: 85

Defense budget: $10.6 billion

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