Top 20 Strongest Militaries in the World 2021 (Powerful Militaries )

There is an old saying that a country can develop only if its borders are secure. This is the reason why almost all big nations around the world spend hefty amounts on their military budget every year. The military strength of a nation depends upon the power of its air force, army, and navy. Defence enthusiasts around the globe keeps wondering about the top strongest militaries in the world 2021.

You should know that just having a large number of soldiers doesn’t make a military strong. In fact, what makes an armed force strong is the combination of numerous things like the number of personnels, weapon technology used by the military, defense budget, etc. Go through this post to know about the Top 20 best militaries in the world 2021.

Top 20 ranked Powerful Militaries in the World 2021

To prepare this list, we are following the data of Global Fire Power. It is a renowned body that ranks active militaries around the world based on various parameters. Here, is our World Military Ranking 2021.

  1. United States of America

Overview

With the biggest defence budget on the planet, 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
  • 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

Overview – Russia ranked 2 in the top 10 powerful countries in the world by military 2021. The reason why Russia is so strong militarily is that it has inherited a lot of military technology from the Soviet Union. Apart from this, Russia is full of natural resources due to its huge size.

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

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

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

India is set to become the most populous country on the earth within a few years. So, the country has no shortage of available manpower. Due to the presence of hostile neighbours on its eastern and western borders the country is gradually expanding its military budget. India ranks 4th in the top 10 military powers in the world 2021.

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

Overview – Japanese armed forces are also counted amongst the top militaries in Asia and the world.  Due to its close alliance with the United States and good military technology, the military of Japan 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 military is not too big, the weapons system 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 military in Europe 2021. Being a NATO member, it gets a lot of military technology from friendly countries. France is one of the major defence exporters as well. 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 – British Armed Force is the second largest Army in the European Union. Just like France, UK is also a NATO member. Once mighty, United Kingdom still has a very decent military. Currently, it ranks 8th in the most powerful militaries 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 militaries in the world. Due to its hostilities with  India, the country is maintaining a strong military. The armed forces of Pakistan are also getting a fair bit 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 might. Its drone technology has proved to be amazingly effective in recent conflicts around the world. Recently, the country has complete a controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence 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 – As of today, Italy has the third strongest military in Europe after France and UK. You should note that Italy has the largest Navy in Europe with 2 Air Craft Carriers. Being a member of NATA, Italy has the privilege of getting 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 2021, the Egyptian air force operates some of the most advanced fighter planes like F-16s, Rafale, etc. The country also has a natural geographic defence 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 all the sanctions it is facing from the US, the country of Iran still has a military that is fairly powerful. Due to the support from Russia, Iran is set to get its first military satellite. With Iran Nuclear Deal done and dusted it is believed that the country is working to get a Nuclear bomb as well.

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 mighty, Germany has cut its military expenditure in the last few years. This is the reason why it has gone done in the list of strongest militaries in the world. Currently, the country ranks 15 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 being the most powerful military in Southeast Asia. Well-trained and equipped airforce, navy, and land forces of Indonesia easily besting the ASEAN Countries.

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 amount of money on defence in the Middle East. The country has very close ties with the United States. The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is equipped with ultra-modern fighter planes 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 Spanish forces have not seen much of recent combat they have some pretty impressive military hardware. Spain is a part of the European Union as well as NATO. So, 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 yet very capable military. Recently, it has joined QUAD (a group of USA, India, Japan, and Australia). Due to growing hostilities with China, Australia is looking to build an even more powerful military 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 neighbours. But, Israel Defence Force (IDF) has always shown that it is capable enough to tackle any enemy. In the past few years, Israel has come across as a major defence exporter and manufacturer as well. Its iron-dome missile defence 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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  1. Powerful Army should be declared those who defeated the Super Power.

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