List of countries by size of armed forces


List of countries by size of armed forces

This list of countries by size of armed forces displays national troop levels by active troop strength, number of Naval combatants, fighter aircraft and nuclear weapons. The list’s ranking however is based in the number of troops, not in the numbers of tanks, aircraft, ships or power of the armed forces. This list is indicative only, as strict comparisons cannot accurately be made. For example, "troop strength" in some forces might include administrative or paramilitary functions that in another country might be civilian roles and therefore excluded from the below figures.

See also

* List of countries by number of active troops
* List of countries by number of total troops
* List of countries by military expenditures
* Military of the European Union

Note

* * - Estimated combined number
* ** - Declared nuclear weapon state.
* # - Neither confirms nor denies possession of nuclear weapons.
*AC/LPH - Aircraft Carriers/Landing Platform Helicopter
*Cr - Cruisers
*D - Destroyers
*F - Frigates
*Co - Corvettes
*NS - Nuclear submarines
*S - Conventional submarines

References

External links

* [http://www.homemade-atlas.org/ Maps of armies]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/ Global security website]
* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/index.html World Military Guide]
* [http://english.gov.cn/2005-09/02/content_28491.htm PRC official website]
* [http://mod.nic.in Indian Ministry of Defence]
* [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html#Military The World Fact Book - South Africa]
* [http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/bullet084.html Canada's Budget 2008: Taxes and the Forward March of Neoliberalism]


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