List of countries by Military Strength Index

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This is a list of countries by Military Strength Index based on the Credit Suisse report in September 2015.[1] The factors under consideration for military strength and their total weights are: number of active personnel in the army (5%), tanks (10%), attack helicopters (15%), aircraft (20%), aircraft carriers (25%), and submarines (25%). The Military Strength Indicator introduced by Credit Suisse includes only the 20 strongest militaries and does not account for the actual training that the militaries may have.[2]

Data table[edit]

Military strength indicator
Overall
ranking
Country Final military
strength score
Active
personnel
('000)
Tanks Aircraft Attack
helicopters
Aircraft
carriers
Submarines
1  United States 0.94 0.90 0.86 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95
2  Russia 0.80 0.81 0.95 0.90 0.90 0.52 0.86
3  China 0.79 0.95 0.90 0.86 0.86 0.52 0.90
4  Japan 0.72 0.38 0.38 0.76 0.81 0.76 0.81
5  India 0.69 0.86 0.81 0.81 0.19 0.76 0.76
6  France 0.61 0.33 0.24 0.67 0.43 0.90 0.57
7  South Korea 0.52 0.76 0.57 0.71 0.71 0.05 0.67
8  Italy 0.52 0.52 0.33 0.38 0.57 0.76 0.43
9  United Kingdom 0.50 0.19 0.14 0.52 0.67 0.52 0.57
10  Turkey 0.47 0.57 0.67 0.57 0.57 0.05 0.67
11  Pakistan 0.41 0.71 0.62 0.48 0.48 0.05 0.52
12  Egypt 0.34 0.62 0.76 0.62 0.38 0.05 0.14
13  Taiwan 0.32 0.43 0.52 0.43 0.76 0.05 0.14
14  Israel 0.32 0.24 0.71 0.33 0.48 0.05 0.33
15  Australia 0.30 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.24 0.52 0.43
16  Thailand 0.28 0.48 0.43 0.24 0.14 0.52 0.05
17  Poland 0.23 0.14 0.48 0.19 0.29 0.05 0.33
18  Germany 0.19 0.29 0.19 0.29 0.33 0.05 0.14
19  Indonesia 0.12 0.67 0.29 0.05 0.10 0.05 0.10
20  Canada 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.14 0.05 0.05 0.14
The six elements considered along with their weights are: Active personnel (5%), tanks (10%), attack helicopters (15%),
aircraft (20%), aircraft carriers (25%), submarines (25%).
Source: Figure 56, Page 41, Credit Suisse September 2015[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O’Sullivan, Michael; Subramanian, Krithika (2015-10-17). The End of Globalization or a more Multipolar World? (Report). Credit Suisse AG. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  2. ^ "RANKED: The strongest militaries in the world". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-06-23.