List of countries by level of military equipment

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This list displays national troop levels by number of naval combatants, fighter aircraft and nuclear weapons. This list is indicative only, as strict comparisons cannot accurately be made.

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List[edit]

(Budget is annual)

Country Budget
(US$ BN)
Main Battle Tank Aircraft CarriersC AWSD CrE DestroyersF FrigateG CorvetteH Patrol BoatI Nuclear SubmarineJ SubmarineK Combat AircraftL Attack HelicopterM Nuclear WeaponsN
Total[1][2] 1,531 88,603 20 260 28 180 562 320 468 134 356 28,600 10,588 22,600
 Afghanistan[3] 11.5 600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0
 Albania[3][4] 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 33 0 0
 Algeria 4.99 1,105 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 4 213 134 0
 Angola 2 300 0 68 0
 Antigua and Barbuda 0
 Argentina 5.6 430 0 0 0 4 9 0 3 86 5 TC
 Armenia[5] 0.405 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 33 0
 Australia 26.9 59 0 6 0 3 12 0 20 0 6 96 22 0
 Austria[4] 1.8 233 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
 Azerbaijan 7.5 320 0 0 0 1 7 40 0 57 72 0
 Bangladesh[6][7][8][9] 0.83 408 0 0 0 0 6 4 18 0 0 63 0
 Bahrain[4] 0
 Belarus[4] 0.47 1,608 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 213 0
 Belgium[4] 3.4 132 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 69 NATO shared
 Benin 0
 Bolivia 0.15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0
 Botswana 0
 Brazil[10][11][12][13][14][15] 27 581 1 5 0 0 9 5 35 0 7 223 13 TC
 Brunei
 Bulgaria[4] 1.4 200 0 4 3 1 88 0
 Burkina Faso 0
 Myanmar[16] 7.07 800 0 5 2 128 100 TC
 Burundi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Cambodia 0.11 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Cameroon 638 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0
 Canada[17][4] 21 235 0 0 3 12 5 12 0 1 100 0 0
 Cape Verde 0
 Central African Republic 0
 Chad 60 0 6 0
 Chile 5.19 272 0 3 0 0 8 2 32 0 4 68 0
 Colombia[18] 3.3 0 4 4 42 0
 Cote d'Ivoire 0
 Croatia[4] 1.09 78 0 2 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 10 0 0
 Cuba 0.2 1,600 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 230 18 0
 Cyprus 4 15 0
 Czech Republic[4][19] 1.16 179 0 31 0
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.1 0 0
 Denmark[4] 2.7 57 0 2 4 3 48 0
 Djibouti 0
 Dominican Republic 0 0
 Ecuador 0.91 140 0 2 6 2 0
 Egypt[20][21][22][23] 5 4,145 0 11 0 1 8 2 48 0 4 900 150 0
 El Salvador 3 0 0
 Equatorial Guinea 0
 Eritrea 0.46 700 0 60 21 0
 Estonia 0.44 3 0
 Ethiopia 0.29 400 0 48 0
 Finland[4] 1.93 124 0 63 0
 France[2][3]A 62.5 406 1 5 0 0 23 15 10 0 306 36 300
 Georgia[5] 0.905 220 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 41
 Germany[3] 49 2,500 0 0 3 15 2 0 4 423 80 NATO shared
 Greece[4] 10.39 1,268 0 15 20 [24] 6 11 308 29 0
 Guatemala 0.12 0 10 0
 Haiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Honduras 0
 Hungary[4] 0.75 400 0 34 49 0
 India[2][6][25][26][27][28] A 42.84 5,978 2 15 0 9 15 25 46 2 13 1,080 140 90-110
 Indonesia 8.01 0[29] 0 4 7 26 30 0 2 69 50
 Iran[30][31] 10 2,895 0 25 0 0 5 2 127 28 407 100 0
 Iraq 17.9 197 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
 Ireland 1.6 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
 Israel[2][32][33] 16 1,680 0 0 0 0 3 50 0 6 420 80 50 +?? [note 1]
 Italy[3][4][34][35] 38.2 320 2 3 0 4 12 8 0 6 320 60 NATO shared
 Japan[4][36][37][38] 51.4 902 0 6 0 10 36 24 0 16 374 TC[39]
 Jordan 1.39 1,179 0 101 0
 Kazakhstan 1,266 0 181 0
 Kenya 186 0 15 0
 Laos 0.55 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 10 0
 Latvia 0.29 0
 Lebanon 0.54 310 0 15 0
 Libya 1.3 1085 0 1 3 3 385 235
 Lithuania 0.65 0 3 2 0
 Macedonia 0.23 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
 Malaysia 4.69 64 0 4 4 26 2 44 0
 Mali 0
 Mauritania 0
 Mexico 10.07 567 0 0 2 6 7 0 0 58 TC
 Mongolia 0.79 735 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 52 0
 Morocco[40][41] 4.1 871 0 2 3 8 102 0
   Nepal 0.1 0 0 0
 Netherlands[42] 12.6 144 0 3 0 0 6 4 0 4 113 29 NATO shared
 New Zealand 1.457 1 2 6 0
 Niger 0
 Nigeria 0.73 938 0 3 2 33 0
 North Korea[43][44] A 6[45] 3,500 0 0 0 13 70 661 1-9
 Norway[46] 6.2 136 0 3 6 57 0
 Oman 93 0 2 34 0
 Pakistan[25][47][48][49][50][51][52] A 7.8 4,000 0 0 4 14 8 28 0 8 502 73 90-110[52]
 Paraguay 0.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 People's Republic of China A 166.0 9,000 1 27 0 20[53] 28 10 8 35 1,500 150 240
 Peru 0.82 300 0 1 1 8 6 67 0
 Philippines 2.9 0 0 11 0 0 3 11 59 0 0 55 33 0
 Poland 12 990 0 5 0 0 2 6 0 5 112 61 TC
 Portugal 5.2 137 0 0 0 0 5 7 17 0 2 36 0 0
 Qatar[4] 0
 Romania 2.9 1098 0 3 4 1 48 23 0
 Russia[2][6][54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62]A 93.76 22,710 1 15 5 14 5 70 33 17 1,900 1,655 8,500
 Rwanda 0 0
 Saudi Arabia[63] 39.2 1,055 0 7 4 287 0
 Serbia 1.4 272 0 15 80 30 0
 Singapore 7.87 100 0 6 6 4 119 28 0
 Slovakia 0.91 20 0 0 12 0
 Slovenia 0.55 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 South Africa 3.9 168 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 43 8 0
 South Korea[25][64][65][66] 41.1 2,429 0 18 0 12 9 28 83 0 18 458 0 TC
 Spain 25.5 552 1 2 0 0 10 0 0 4 151 0
 Sri Lanka[67][68] 1.64 250 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 32 0
 Sudan 0.58 200 0 72 0
 Sweden 6.7 160 0 9 13 5 138 0
  Switzerland 4.1 224 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 0
 Syria[69] 1.85 3,500 0 5 7 3 335 0
 Taiwan[note 2] 19.2 1,926 0 4 21 4 360 0
 Tanzania 96 0 0 0
 Thailand[70] 12.2 740 1 6 0 0 12 5 209 0 0 543 154 0
 Tunisia 0 56 0
 Turkey 25 3,763 0 34 0 0 25 9 33 0 13 465 36 NATO shared
 Turkmenistan 0 83 0
 Uganda 0.1 0 0
 Ukraine[71][72] 2.07 3,784 0 1 (1) 2 1 188 0
 United Arab Emirates 436 0 80 0
 United Kingdom[3][73] A 62.7 384 3 7 0 6 13 4 11 11 0 222 153 225
 United States[2][6][74][75][76] A 682 8,725 10 30 22 62 26 2 71 2 3,318 6,417 7,700
 Uruguay 0.25 85 0 3 28 0
 Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 0
 Venezuela 4 194 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 76 0
 Vietnam 6.2 1,829 0 6 5 2 189 0
 Yemen 1,250 0 2 168 0
 Zambia 0.04 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 6 0
 Zimbabwe 0.06 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 9 0

States marked 'TC' are widely considered technologically capable of wielding, operating or developing nuclear weapons, however are signatories of the NPT and are not known to possess any at the current moment. Japan, South Korea, Poland, and Taiwan are generally considered de facto nuclear states due to their believed ability to wield nuclear weapons within 1 to 3 years. [77][78][79][80][dead link]

Combat aircraft by country[edit]

2013 data from Center for Strategic and International Studies,[6][81] otherwise where noted.

Rank Country Fighters Bombers Attack Total
1 United States (USAF, US Navy) 3304[82] 165[83] 615[84] 4,085
2 Russia (Russian Air Force, Russian Naval Aviation) 780[85] 195 535[86] 1,510
3 China 768[87] 118 327[88] 1,213
4 India[89] 705[90] 30 280[91] 1,015
5 North Korea 229 60 411 700
6 Egypt 336[92] 27 215[93] 578
7 Israel 233 10 264 507
8 Pakistan 295[94] 9[95] 186[96] 490
9 South Korea 64 60 345 469
10 Germany (German Air Force) 112[97] 0 122[98] 234
11 United Kingdom (Royal Air Force) 125[99] 0 102[100] 227

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Neither confirms nor denies possession of nuclear weapons
  2. ^ Taiwan's political status is disputed.

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  94. ^ List of aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force
  95. ^ List of aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force
  96. ^ List of aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force
  97. ^ List of currently active German military aircraft
  98. ^ List of currently active German military aircraft
  99. ^ List of active United Kingdom military aircraft
  100. ^ List of active United Kingdom military aircraft

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