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.

Key[edit]

  • ^A Declared nuclear weapon state.
  • ^B Iraq under Saddam Hussein had up to 400,000 active troops.
  • ^C AC - Aircraft Carriers
  • ^D AWS - Amphibious warfare ship
  • ^E Cr - Cruiser
  • ^F D - Destroyers
  • ^G F - Frigates
  • ^H Co - Corvettes
  • ^I PB - Patrol Boats (Includes minesweepers)
  • ^J NS - Nuclear submarines
  • ^K S - Conventional submarines
  • ^L Air - Fighter Aircraft (Fixed wing aircraft with combat capability)
  • ^M AH - Attack Helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities)
  • ^N Nu - Nuclear weapons

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 23 181 28 180 562 320 468 134 356 28,600 10,588 22,600
 Afghanistan[3] 0.25 600 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 0
 Armenia[5] 0.405 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 33 0
 Australia 26.9 59 2 3 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] 0.83 180 0 0 5 0 24-33 0 0 83 29 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[7][8][9][10][11][12] 27 581 1 5 0 0 9 5 35 0 7 223 13 0
 Brunei
 Bulgaria[4] 1.4 200 0 4 3 1 88 0
 Burkina Faso 0
 Burma[13] 7.07 800 0 4 2 128 10 0
 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[14][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[15] 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][16] 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[17][18][19][20] 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 [21] 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][22][23][24][25] A 42.84 5,978 2 6 0 15 28 36 54 2 18 1,080 140 90-110
 Indonesia 8.01 0[26] 0 4 7 26 30 0 2 69 50
 Iran[27][28] 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 14 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
 Israel[2][29][30] 16 1,680 0 0 0 0 3 50 0 6 420 80 50 +?? [note 1]
 Italy[3][4][31][32] 38.2 320 2 3 0 4 12 8 0 6 320 60 NATO shared
 Japan[4][33][34][35] 51.4 902 0 6 0 10 36 24 0 16 374 0
 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 0
 Mongolia 0.79 735 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 52 0
 Morocco[36][37] 4.1 871 0 2 3 8 102 0
   Nepal 0.1 0 0 0
 Netherlands[38] 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[39][40] A 6[41] 3,500 0 0 0 13 70 661 1-9
 Norway[42] 6.2 136 0 3 6 57 0
 Oman 93 0 2 34 0
 Pakistan[22][43][44][45][46][47][48] A 7.8 4,000 0 0 4 14 8 28 0 8 502 73 90-110[48]
 Paraguay 0.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 People's Republic of China A 166.0 9,000 1 27 0 27 48 15 3 40 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 0
 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][49][50][51][52][53][54][55][56][57]A 93.76 22,710 1 15 5 14 5 70 33 17 1,900 1,655 8,500
 Rwanda 0 0
 Saudi Arabia[58] 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[22][59][60][61] 41.1 2,429 0 18 0 12 9 28 83 0 18 458 0 0
 Spain 25.5 552 1 2 0 0 10 0 0 4 151 0
 Sri Lanka[62][63] 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[64] 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[65] 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[66][67] 2.07 3,784 0 1 (1) 2 1 188 0
 United Arab Emirates 436 0 80 0
 United Kingdom[3][68] A 62.7 384 1 7 0 6 13 4 11 11 0 222 153 225
 United States[2][6][69][70][71] 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 8 189 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

Combat aircraft by country[edit]

2013 data from Center for Strategic and International Studies,[6][72] otherwise where noted.

Rank Country Fighters Bombers Attack Total
1 USA USAF US Navy 3,043 211 615[73] 4,439
2 Russia Russian Air Force Russian Naval Aviation 780[74] 195 535[75] 1510
3 China 755[76] 118 327[77] 1,200
4 India[78] 705[79] 30 280[80] 1015
8 Pakistan 295[81] 9[82] 186[83] 490
5 North Korea 229 60 411 700
10 United Kingdom (Royal Air Force) 125[84] 50 102[85] 277
6 Egypt 336[86] 27 215[87] 578
7 Israel 233 10 264 507
9 South Korea 64 60 345 469

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

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