Top Strongest Militaries in the World 2022 (20 Powerful Militaries )

Top Strongest Militaries in the World 2022 : There is an old saying that a country can develop only when its borders are secure. This is the reason why almost all the big countries around the world spend huge amount on their military budget every year. The military power of a nation depends on the strength of its air force, army and navy. Defense enthusiasts across the world keep thinking about the strongest armies of the world in 2022.

Top Strongest Militaries in the World 2022

You should know that just having a large number of soldiers does not make an army strong. In fact, what makes an armed force strong is the combination of many things such as the number of personnel, weapon technology used by the army, defense budget, etc. Know about the top 20 best 2022 in the world through this post.

Top 20 powerful armies ranked in the world 2022

 

To prepare this list, we are following the data of Global Fire Power. It is a well-known body that ranks the active armies across the world on the basis of various parameters. Here, our world military ranking is 2022.

  1. United States of America

Best Army in the world

Overview

With the largest defense budget on the planet, the United States has the strongest military in the world. USAF (United States Air Force) is the most powerful air force on the planet. This is the highest number of 5th generation fighter aircraft in the world. In addition, the US has the largest navy in the world, with the largest number of aircraft carriers.

Despite forfeiture and other spending cuts, the United States spends more money on defense than the next nine countries combined on Credit Suisse’s index — $601 billion.

America’s biggest conventional military advantage is its fleet of 10 aircraft carriers. In comparison, India, which is building its third carrier, has the second highest number of carriers in the world.

The US has the most aircraft ever built by any country, state-of-the-art technology like the Navy’s new rail gun, a large and well-trained manpower – and that’s not even counting the world’s largest nuclear arsenal.

net, the United States of America has the strongest military in the world. The USAF (United States Air Force) is the most powerful Air Force on the planet. It is the most number of 5th generation fighter planes in the world. Apart from this, the US has the biggest navy on the planet with the most number of Aircraft carriers.

Manpower

  • Population – 332,639,102
  • Active Military Personnel – 1, 400, 000
  • Reserve Personnel – 845,500
  • Fit for service – 121,479,800
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 4,251,793

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 6100

ks – 6100

  • Armored Vehicles – 40000
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 1500
  • Towed Artillery – 1340
  • Rocket Projectors – 1365

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 13233
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 1956
  • Dedicated Attack – 761
  • Transports – 945
  • Trainers – 2765
  • Special Missions – 749
  • Tanker Fleet – 625
  • Helicopters – 5436
  • Attack Helicopters – 904

Navy

  • Total Assets – 490
  • Aircraft Carrier – 11
  • Helicopter Carriers – 10
  • Destroyers – 92
  • Frigates – 0
  • Corvettes – 21
  • Submarines – 68
  • Patrol Vessels – 13
  • Mine Warfare – 8

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $740,500,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $123,300,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $19,500,000,000,000 USD

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  1. Russia

russia military

Overview – Russia ranks second among the top 10 powerful countries in the world by military 2022. The reason Russia is so strong militarily is because it has inherited a lot of military technology from the Soviet Union. Also Russia is full of natural resources due to its huge size.

The Russian Armed Forces are unquestionably the second strongest military power in the world. Russia has the largest tank fleet in the world, the second largest aircraft fleet after the US, and the third largest submarine fleet after the US and China.

The Kremlin’s military spending has increased by almost a third since 2008 and is expected to increase by 44% over the next three years. Russia has demonstrated its ability to deploy troops in Syria as well as project forces abroad.

Manpower

  • Population – 141,722,205
  • Active Military Personnel – 1,014,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 2,000,000
  • Fit for service – 46,527,400
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 1,302,767

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 13000
  • Armored Vehicles – 27100
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 6540
  • Towed Artillery – 4465
  • Rocket Projectors – 3860

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 4144
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 789
  • Dedicated Attack – 742
  • Transports – 429
  • Trainers – 495
  • Special Missions – 130
  • Tanker Fleet – 19
  • Helicopters – 1540
  • Attack Helicopters – 538

Navy

  • Total Assets – 603
  • Aircraft Carrier – 1
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 15
  • Frigates – 11
  • Corvettes – 85
  • Submarines – 64
  • Patrol Vessels – 55
  • Mine Warfare – 48

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $42,129,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $432,700,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $4,025,000,000,000 USD
  1. China

china military

Overview – It is often said that China is the new superpower of the world. Being the most populous country in the world, China has the largest army in terms of manpower. Apart from this, China is also working fast to modernize its army.

The Chinese military has grown rapidly over the past few decades, both in terms of size and capability. In terms of raw manpower, it is the largest army in the world. It has the second largest tank fleet after Russia and the second largest submarine fleet after the US.

China has also made rapid progress in its military modernization program, now developing a range of potentially game-changing military technologies, including ballistic missiles and fifth-generation aircraft.

Manpower

  • Population – 1,394,015,977
  • Active Military Personnel – 2,185,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 510,000
  • Fit for service – 617,270,275
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 19,752,649

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 3205
  • Armored Vehicles – 35000
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 1970
  • Towed Artillery – 1234
  • Rocket Projectors – 2250

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 3260
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 1200
  • Dedicated Attack – 371
  • Transports – 264
  • Trainers – 405
  • Special Missions – 115
  • Tanker Fleet – 3
  • Helicopters – 902
  • Attack Helicopters – 327

Navy

  • Total Assets – 777
  • Aircraft Carrier – 2
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 50
  • Frigates – 46
  • Corvettes – 72
  • Submarines – 79
  • Patrol Vessels – 123
  • Mine Warfare – 36

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $178,200,000,000
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $3,236,000,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $25,400,000,000,000 USD
  1. India

indian military

India is set to become the most populous country on earth in a few years time. Hence, there is no dearth of manpower available in the country. The country is gradually expanding its military budget due to the presence of hostile neighbors on its eastern and western borders. India ranks fourth among the world’s top 10 military powers in 2022.

India is one of the largest military powers on the planet. It has the most active manpower of any country except China and the US, besides the most tanks and aircraft of any country other than the US, China or Russia.

India also has nuclear weapons. It is expected to become the fourth highest military spender on Earth by 2020.

Manpower

  • Population – 1,326,093,247
  • Active Military Personnel – 1,445,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 1,155,000
  • Fit for service – 492,378,423
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 23,141,786

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 4730
  • Armored Vehicles – 10000
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 100
  • Towed Artillery – 4040
  • Rocket Projectors – 374

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 2119
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 542
  • Dedicated Attack – 130
  • Transports – 251
  • Trainers – 345
  • Special Missions – 70
  • Tanker Fleet – 6
  • Helicopters – 775
  • Attack Helicopters – 37

Navy

  • Total Assets – 285
  • Aircraft Carrier – 1
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 10
  • Frigates -13
  • Corvettes – 23
  • Submarines – 17
  • Patrol Vessels – 139
  • Mine Warfare – 0

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $73,650,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold -$409,800,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $9,500,000,000,000 USD

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  1. Japan

Japan military

Overview – The Japanese Armed Forces are also counted among the top armies in Asia and the world. Due to its close alliance with the United States and good military technology, Japan’s military is modern.

Manpower

  • Population – 125,507,472
  • Active Military Personnel – 250,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 55,000
  • Fit for service – 43,714,252
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 1,180,285

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 1004
  • Armored Vehicles – 5500
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 214
  • Towed Artillery – 480
  • Rocket Projectors – 99

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 1480
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 256
  • Dedicated Attack – 17
  • Transports – 61
  • Trainers – 427
  • Special Missions – 162
  • Tanker Fleet – 6
  • Helicopters – 552
  • Attack Helicopters – 119

Navy

  • Total Assets – 155
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 4
  • Destroyers – 37
  • Frigates -0
  • Corvettes – 6
  • Submarines – 20
  • Patrol Vessels – 6
  • Mine Warfare – 21

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $51,700,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $1,264,000,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $5,445,000,000,000 USD
  1. South Korea

Overview – South Korea has modern and well equipped armed forces. Although the size of the army is not very large, yet the weapon systems and technologies used by their navy, air force and army are state-of-the-art.

Manpower

  • Population – 51,835,110
  • Active Military Personnel – 600,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 3,100,000
  • Fit for service – 21,252,395
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 425,048

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 2600
  • Armored Vehicles – 14100
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 3040
  • Towed Artillery – 3854
  • Rocket Projectors – 574

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 1581
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 402
  • Dedicated Attack – 74
  • Transports – 41
  • Trainers – 296
  • Special Missions – 30
  • Tanker Fleet – 4
  • Helicopters – 734
  • Attack Helicopters – 112

Navy

  • Total Assets – 234
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 1
  • Destroyers – 12
  • Frigates -14
  • Corvettes – 12
  • Submarines – 22
  • Patrol Vessels – 26
  • Mine Warfare – 11

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $48,000,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $389,200,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $2,100,000,000,000 USD
  1. France

Overview – France has the most powerful army in Europe 2022. Being a member of NATO, it receives a lot of military technology from the Allied countries. France is also one of the major defense exporters. Currently, it is selling Rafale aircraft to countries like Egypt, India etc.

Manpower

  • Population – 67,848,156
  • Active Military Personnel – 270,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 35000
  • Fit for service – 23,584,019
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 778,273

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 406
  • Armored Vehicles – 6420
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 109
  • Towed Artillery – 12
  • Rocket Projectors – 13

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 1057
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 269
  • Dedicated Attack – 0
  • Transports – 118
  • Trainers – 169
  • Special Missions – 46
  • Tanker Fleet – 23
  • Helicopters – 432
  • Attack Helicopters – 69

Navy

  • Total Assets – 180
  • Aircraft Carrier – 1
  • Helicopter Carriers – 3
  • Destroyers – 11
  • Frigates -11
  • Corvettes – 0
  • Submarines – 10
  • Patrol Vessels – 15
  • Mine Warfare – 17

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $47,700,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $156,400,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $2,904,000,000,000 USD
  1. United Kingdom

Overview – The British Armed Forces is the second largest army in the European Union. Like France, Britain is also a member of NATO. Once mighty, the United Kingdom still has a very decent army. Currently, it ranks 8th among the most powerful armies in the world.

Manpower

  • Population – 65,761,117
  • Active Military Personnel – 275,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 195,000
  • Fit for service – 24,200,091
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 750,203

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 109
  • Armored Vehicles – 5500
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 89
  • Towed Artillery – 126
  • Rocket Projectors – 35

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 738
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 119
  • Dedicated Attack – 15
  • Transports – 45
  • Trainers – 244
  • Special Missions – 30
  • Tanker Fleet – 9
  • Helicopters – 269
  • Attack Helicopters – 38

Navy

  • Total Assets – 88
  • Aircraft Carrier – 2
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 6
  • Frigates -13
  • Corvettes – 0
  • Submarines – 11
  • Patrol Vessels – 25
  • Mine Warfare – 13

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $56,042,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $150,800,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $2,974,000,000,000 USD
  1. Brazil

Overview – Brazil has the most powerful military in South America. Currently, it is operating some of the advanced weapons like SAAB Gripen. Currently, the country has the largest military budget in the continent of South America.

Manpower

  • Population – 211,715,973
  • Active Military Personnel – 334,500
  • Reserve Personnel – 1,340,000
  • Fit for service – 85,300,366
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 3,412,015

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 439
  • Armored Vehicles – 2000
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 136
  • Towed Artillery – 546
  • Rocket Projectors – 60

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 676
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 43
  • Dedicated Attack – 77
  • Transports – 124
  • Trainers – 210
  • Special Missions – 40
  • Tanker Fleet – 2
  • Helicopters – 177
  • Attack Helicopters – 12

Navy

  • Total Assets – 112
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 1
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates -7
  • Corvettes – 2
  • Submarines – 6
  • Patrol Vessels – 22
  • Mine Warfare – 5

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $29,300,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $374,000,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $3,300,000,000,000 USD
  1. Pakistan

Overview- Pakistan is also in the top 10 strongest armies of the world. Due to its enmity with India, the country maintains a strong army. Pakistan’s armed forces are also getting a lot of support from countries like China and Turkey.

Manpower

  • Population – 223,500,636
  • Active Military Personnel – 654,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 550,000
  • Fit for service – 75,923,166
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 4,327,620

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 2680
  • Armored Vehicles – 9635
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 429
  • Towed Artillery – 1690
  • Rocket Projectors – 330

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 1364
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 357
  • Dedicated Attack – 90
  • Transports – 48
  • Trainers – 510
  • Special Missions – 24
  • Tanker Fleet – 4
  • Helicopters – 331
  • Attack Helicopters – 53

Navy

  • Total Assets – 100
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 8
  • Corvettes – 2
  • Submarines – 9
  • Patrol Vessels – 49
  • Mine Warfare -3

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $12,275,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $18,460,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $1,110,500,000,000 USD
  1. Turkey

Overview – In recent years, Turkey has gained a lot of military power. Its drone technology has proven surprisingly effective in recent conflicts around the world. Recently, the country completed a controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia.

Manpower

  • Population – 82,017,514
  • Active Military Personnel – 355,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 380,000
  • Fit for service – 35,174,859
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 1,406,994

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 3045
  • Armored Vehicles – 11,630
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 943
  • Towed Artillery – 1200
  • Rocket Projectors – 407

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 1056
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 206
  • Dedicated Attack – 0
  • Transports – 80
  • Trainers – 273
  • Special Missions – 19
  • Tanker Fleet – 7
  • Helicopters – 471
  • Attack Helicopters – 104

Navy

  • Total Assets – 149
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 16
  • Corvettes – 10
  • Submarines – 12
  • Patrol Vessels – 35
  • Mine Warfare – 11

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $17,300,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $107,700,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $2,300,000,000,000 USD
  1. Italy

Overview – To date, Italy has the third strongest army in Europe after France and Britain. You should note that Italy has the largest navy in Europe with 2 air craft carriers. Being a member of NATA, Italy is fortunate to have exceptional military hardware.

Manpower

  • Population – 62,402,659
  • Active Military Personnel – 175,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 20,000
  • Fit for service – 22,745,769
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 568,644

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 200
  • Armored Vehicles – 8500
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 54
  • Towed Artillery – 108
  • Rocket Projectors – 21

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 876
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 92
  • Dedicated Attack – 94
  • Transports – 39
  • Trainers – 188
  • Special Missions – 27
  • Tanker Fleet – 10
  • Helicopters – 410
  • Attack Helicopters – 59

Navy

  • Total Assets – 249
  • Aircraft Carrier – 2
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 4
  • Frigates – 12
  • Corvettes – 0
  • Submarines – 8
  • Patrol Vessels – 16
  • Mine Warfare – 10

Financials

  • Defence Budget –
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold –
  • Purchasing Power Parity –
  1. Egypt

Overview – Egypt is the most powerful African country in terms of military strength. As of 2022, the Egyptian Air Force operates some of the most advanced fighter aircraft like F-16, Rafale etc. The country also has a natural geographical defense which is a major advantage.

Manpower

  • Population – 104,124,440
  • Active Military Personnel – 450,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 480,000
  • Fit for service – 35,860,457
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 1,542,000

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 3735
  • Armored Vehicles – 11000
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 1165
  • Towed Artillery – 2200
  • Rocket Projectors – 1235

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 1053
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 250
  • Dedicated Attack – 88
  • Transports – 59
  • Trainers – 341
  • Special Missions – 11
  • Tanker Fleet – 0
  • Helicopters – 304
  • Attack Helicopters – 91

Navy

  • Total Assets – 316
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 2
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates -9
  • Corvettes – 7
  • Submarines – 8
  • Patrol Vessels – 50
  • Mine Warfare – 23

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $10,000,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $35,890,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $1,252,000,000,000 USD
  1. Iran

Overview – Despite facing all the sanctions from the US, the country of Iran still has an army which is quite powerful. Iran is set to get its first military satellite due to Russia’s support. With the completion of the Iran nuclear deal and the dust becoming dusty, it is believed that the country is also working to get a nuclear bomb.

Manpower

  • Population – 84,923,314
  • Active Military Personnel – 525,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 350,000
  • Fit for service – 39,947,927
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 1,398,177

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks –
  • Armored Vehicles –
  • Self-Propelled Artillery –
  • Towed Artillery –
  • Rocket Projectors –

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 516
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 161
  • Dedicated Attack – 23
  • Transports – 85
  • Trainers – 96
  • Special Missions – 9
  • Tanker Fleet – 6
  • Helicopters – 99
  • Attack Helicopters – 12

Navy

  • Total Assets – 398
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 6
  • Corvettes – 3
  • Submarines – 29
  • Patrol Vessels – 20
  • Mine Warfare – 0

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $14,100,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $120,600,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $1,757,500,000,000 USD
  1. Germany

Overview – Once powerful, Germany has cut its military spending over the years. This is the reason why it has become one of the most powerful fighters in the world. Currently, the country is ranked 15th in the world.

Manpower

  • Population – 80,159,662
  • Active Military Personnel – 185,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 30,000
  • Fit for service – 29,498,756
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 796,466

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 244
  • Armored Vehicles – 5260
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 117
  • Towed Artillery – 0
  • Rocket Projectors – 38

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 701
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 137
  • Dedicated Attack – 75
  • Transports – 72
  • Trainers – 32
  • Special Missions – 40
  • Tanker Fleet – 7
  • Helicopters – 338
  • Attack Helicopters – 56

Navy

  • Total Assets – 80
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 10
  • Corvettes – 5
  • Submarines – 6
  • Patrol Vessels – 0
  • Mine Warfare – 12

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $57,430,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $200,100,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $4,300,500,000,000 USD
  1. Indonesia

Overview – Indonesia has maintained its position of having the most powerful army in Southeast Asia. Indonesia’s well-trained and well-equipped air force, navy and land force are easily making the ASEAN countries the best.

Manpower

  • Population – 267,026,366
  • Active Military Personnel – 400,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 400,000
  • Fit for service – 108,599,623
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 4,561,184

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 332
  • Armored Vehicles – 1430
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 153
  • Towed Artillery – 366
  • Rocket Projectors – 63

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 458
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 41
  • Dedicated Attack – 38
  • Transports – 64
  • Trainers – 109
  • Special Missions – 17
  • Tanker Fleet – 1
  • Helicopters – 188
  • Attack Helicopters – 15

Navy

  • Total Assets – 282
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 7
  • Corvettes – 24
  • Submarines – 5
  • Patrol Vessels – 179
  • Mine Warfare – 10

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $9,200,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $130,200,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $3,402,500,000,000 USD
  1. Saudi Arabia

Overview – Saudi Arabia is a country that spends the most money on defense in the Middle East. The country has very close ties with the United States of America. The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is equipped with ultra-modern fighter aircraft like Eurofighter Typhoon, F-15s Strike Eagle, etc.

Manpower

  • Population – 34,173,498
  • Active Military Personnel – 480,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 0
  • Fit for service – 16,348,601
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 588,550

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 1062
  • Armored Vehicles – 12500
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 705
  • Towed Artillery – 1800
  • Rocket Projectors – 300

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 889
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 279
  • Dedicated Attack – 81
  • Transports – 50
  • Trainers – 186
  • Special Missions – 13
  • Tanker Fleet – 35
  • Helicopters – 258
  • Attack Helicopters – 34

Navy

  • Total Assets – 55
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 7
  • Corvettes – 4
  • Submarines – 0
  • Patrol Vessels – 9
  • Mine Warfare – 3

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $48,500,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $496,400,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $1,782,500,000,000 USD
  1. Spain

Overview – Spain also has a modern army, navy and air force. Although the Spanish forces haven’t seen much in recent times, they do have some pretty impressive military hardware. Spain is part of the European Union as well as NATO. Therefore, they get access to many cutting edge military technologies.

Manpower

  • Population – 50,015,792
  • Active Military Personnel – 125,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 15,000
  • Fit for service – 76,000
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 372,718

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 327
  • Armored Vehicles – 3500
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 96
  • Towed Artillery – 140
  • Rocket Projectors – 0

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 519
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 140
  • Dedicated Attack – 12
  • Transports – 47
  • Trainers – 163
  • Special Missions – 15
  • Tanker Fleet – 9
  • Helicopters – 133
  • Attack Helicopters – 24

Navy

  • Total Assets – 77
  • Aircraft Carrier – 1
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 11
  • Corvettes – 0
  • Submarines – 2
  • Patrol Vessels – 23
  • Mine Warfare – 6

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $12,854,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $69,410,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $1,830,000,000,000 USD
  1. Australia

Overview – Australia has a small but very capable army. Recently, it has joined the Quad (a grouping of the United States, India, Japan and Australia). Due to growing hostility with China, Australia is looking to build an even more powerful army in the coming years.

Manpower

  • Population – 25,466,459
  • Active Military Personnel – 60,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 20,000
  • Fit for service – 8,770,648
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 280,661

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 59
  • Armored Vehicles – 3050
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 0
  • Towed Artillery – 54
  • Rocket Projectors – 0

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 425
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 75
  • Dedicated Attack – 19
  • Transports – 38
  • Trainers – 123
  • Special Missions – 31
  • Tanker Fleet – 6
  • Helicopters – 133
  • Attack Helicopters – 22

Navy

  • Total Assets – 48
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 2
  • Destroyers – 3
  • Frigates – 8
  • Corvettes – 0
  • Submarines – 6
  • Patrol Vessels – 13
  • Mine Warfare – 6

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $42,700,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $66,580,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $1,278,000,000,000 USD
  1. Israel

Overview – Israel is surrounded by very hostile neighbors. But, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) has always shown that it is capable of dealing with any enemy. Over the years, Israel has also emerged as a major defense exporter and manufacturer. Its iron-dome missile defense system is highly appreciated.

Manpower

  • Population – 8,675,475
  • Active Military Personnel – 170,000
  • Reserve Personnel – 465,000
  • Fit for service – 3, 024, 271
  • Reaching Military Age Annually – 120,971

Army (Land Forces)

  • Tanks – 1650
  • Armored Vehicles – 7500
  • Self-Propelled Artillery – 650
  • Towed Artillery – 300
  • Rocket Projectors – 100

Air force

  • Total Aircraft Strength – 595
  • Fighters/ Interceptors – 241
  • Dedicated Attack – 23
  • Transports – 15
  • Trainers – 154
  • Special Missions – 23
  • Tanker Fleet – 11
  • Helicopters – 128
  • Attack Helicopters – 48

Navy

  • Total Assets – 65
  • Aircraft Carrier – 0
  • Helicopter Carriers – 0
  • Destroyers – 0
  • Frigates – 0
  • Corvettes – 4
  • Submarines – 5
  • Patrol Vessels – 48
  • Mine Warfare – 0

Financials

  • Defence Budget – $16,600,000,000 USD
  • Foreign Exchange/ Gold – $113,000,000,000 USD
  • Purchasing Power Parity – $328,000,000,000 USD

 

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