Check Out The 9 Most Powerful Militaries in The World
Every country needs a strong military to protect against external invasion and to protect the country’s border.
What follows is a list of 9 countries that have the toughest militaries in the entire world.
The ranking ranking of these militaries assesses the diversity of each country’s weapons and pays particular attention to their available manpower. Geography, logistical capacity, available natural resources, and the status of local industry are also taken into account.
These are the countries that are on the very top of the list when it comes to technology, weaponry, and manpower.
Here are the 9 most powerful militaries in the world’
Turkey is said to have close to 750,000 military personnel. Turkey is one of those countries that you might not expect to be on this list, but they have one of the strongest military power in the world.
Power Index rating: 0.2216 (NATO member)
Total population: 80,845,215
Total military personnel: 710,565
Total aircraft strength: 1,056
Fighter aircraft: 207
Combat tanks: 2,446
Total naval assets: 194
Defense budget: $10.2 billion
Italy has one of the most formidable military as the country doesn’t relent in empowering their armed forces to protect their cities.
- Power Index: 0.6838
- Active Frontline Personnel: 293,202
- Total Aircraft: 770
- Tanks: 720
- Naval Power: 179
- Budget: $31,946,000,000
7. SOUTH KOREA
With an army who are not only good with weapons but also great in martial arts skills and hand combat, South Korea makes the list at number 7.
- Power Index: 0.6547
- Active Frontline Personnel: 653,000
- Total Aircraft: 871
- Tanks: 2,466
- Naval Power: 190
- Budget: $28,280,000,000
Another Asian powerhouse with martial arts skills and sophisticated weapons.
- Power Index: 0.3351
- Active Frontline Personnel: 2,285,000
- Total Aircraft: 5,048
- Tanks: 7,950
- Naval Power: 972
- Budget: $129,272,000,000
The french army has always been recognized for their strong manpower and strong will in protecting their nation.
- Power Index: 0.6163
- Active Frontline Personnel: 362,485
- Total Aircraft: 544
- Tanks: 571
- Naval Power: 180
- Budget: $58,244,000,000
The Indian army has a large number of manpower as many of their countrymen are ready to serve their nation.
- Power Index: 0.4346
- Active Frontline Personnel: 1,325,000
- Total Aircraft: 1,962
- Tanks: 3,555
- Naval Power: 170
- Budget: $44,282,000,000
3. UNITED KINGDOM
The United Kingdom always has a pretty strong military that’s almost always aligned with the United States. With their sophisticated weapon and great technology, the U.K army are a force to reckon with.
- Power Index: 0.5185
- Active Frontline Personnel: 224,500
- Total Aircraft: 1,412
- Tanks: 227
- Naval Power: 77
- Budget: $57,875,170,000
The Russian army, with lots of nuclear weaponry, large army personnel who are loyal to their country and sophisticated aircrafts, a country will think twice before waging war with Russia.
Power Index rating: 0.0841
Total population: 142,257,519
Total military personnel: 3,586,128
Total aircraft strength: 3,914
Fighter aircraft: 818
Combat tanks: 20,300
Total naval assets: 352 (one aircraft carrier out of service indefinitely)
Defense budget: $47 billion
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The U.S army have well over 3 million military personnel, almost 4,000 fighter aircraft, and a defence budget of over 44 billion dollars. The United States has been pretty much the military superpower for a very long time.
Power Index rating: 0.0818 (NATO member)
Total population: 326,625,791
Total military personnel: 2,083,100
Total aircraft: 13,362
Fighter aircraft: 1,962
Combat tanks: 5,884
Total naval assets: 415 (20 aircraft carriers)
Defense budget: $647 billion