10 Most Powerful Militaries in The World

10. Brazil.

Female-Brazilian-Army
Power Index: 0.6912
Defense Budget: $31,576,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 371,199
Labor Force: 104,700,000
Total Aircraft: 822
Total Naval Strength: 106

9. Italy.

Italian-Armed-Forces
Power Index: 0.6838
Defense Budget: $31,946,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 293,202
Labor Force: 25,080,000
Total Aircraft: 770
Total Naval Strength: 179

8. South Korea.

South-Korea’s-Armed-Forces
Power Index: 0.6547
Defense Budget: $28,280,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 653,000
Labor Force: 25,100,000
Total Aircraft: 871
Total Naval Strength: 190

7. Germany.

Germany-Army
Power Index: 0.6491
Defense Budget: $43,478,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 148,996
Labor Force: 43,620,000
Total Aircraft: 925
Total Naval Strength: 67

6. France.

Bastille-Day-Military-Parade
Power Index: 0.6163
Defense Budget: $58,244,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 362,485
Labor Force: 29,610,000
Total Aircraft: 544
Total Naval Strength: 180

 

5. The United Kingdom.

British-Army
Power Index: 0.5185
Defense Budget: $57,875,170,000
Active Military Personnel: 224,500
Labor Force: 31,720,000
Total Aircraft:1,412
Total Naval Strength: 77

4. India.

An Indian army soldier tests a hand gun during small arms training as part of  Malabar 2006 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) off the coast of Mumbai, India, Oct. 26, 2006.  During the multinational exercise, U.S., Indian and Canadian armed forces train together to increase interoperability between the three nations and support international security cooperation missions. The Indian soldiers are assigned to the 9th Battalion, Sikh Infantry. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua Martin) (Released)
Power Index: 0.4346
Defense Budget: $44,282,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 1,325,000
Labor Force: 487,600,000
Total Aircraft: 1,962
Total Naval Strength: 170

3. China.

Female-Soldiers-China
Power Index: 0.3351
Defense Budget: $129,272,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 2,285,000
Labor Force: 795,500,000
Total Aircraft:5,048
Total Naval Strength: 972

2. Russia.

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Power Index: 0.2618
Defense Budget: $64,000,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 1,200,000
Labor Force: 75,330,000
Total Aircraft: 4,498
Total Naval Strength: 224

1. United States.

US-Army-Soldier
Power Index: 0.2475
Defense Budget: $689,591,000,000
Active Military Personnel: 1,477,896
Labor Force: 153,600,000
Total Aircraft: 15,293
Total Naval Strength: 290.

Nuclear capabilities are not included in this calculation. “As the inclusion of such weapons would defeat the purpose of such comparisons”. The placings are based strictly on each nation’s potential conventional war-making capabilities across land, sea and air.

 

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