Rating armed forces of the world

Note the translation. This rating was made website strategypage.com Drafting rating is at least some part of subjective nature. The tables are the main data on the majority of countries in the world as of mid-year 2008. Rating is published with the assumption that the main global trends have not changed much since the year 2008. Special thanks forumchanin DavidLynch for the material.

Rating armed forces of the world

One of the important things that you should not lose sight of the fact is that only a small number of States has the world's dominant economic power and population. Only eight states (the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, France, India, England and our homeland) possess with 2 thirds of economic power in the world (GDP), 51 th, and 31 percent of the population, the percentage of real estate m. This small group of countries (out of about 200 on the planet) also own almost all nuclear weapon. Very few countries possess armed forces capable guaranteed to kill at least some internal or external enemy.

Small countries are not listed in the table, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cyprus (Greek and Turkish), Guyana, Iceland, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Suriname, and Trinidad. All of these countries possess insignificant armed forces (although the two parts of Cyprus can call for help the armed forces of Greece and Turkey).

More information about the countries on every continent possible to see the specific notes below (in the original article).

The following tables give an estimate of quantity and high quality of the armed forces of each country. The number of each combat unit has been obtained from various public sources. High-quality assessment was determined by the study of historical activities. None of the armed forces are not equal among themselves, and this inequality is expressed numerically. When calculating the total number of quantitative characteristics fundamentally distinguish between what is a constant size and what is not. Aircraft carriers and armored divisions are very different instruments liquidation. Both cost about prototype, but the aircraft carrier can not go to Moscow, as well as armored division can not hunt submarines in the Atlantic. For this reason, we list only the ability of the Army. In reality, they can not be considered in isolation. Naval forces, namely, aircraft carriers, may support ground combat actions. Panzer divisions can capture the ports necessary for the supply of naval forces. So Makar, the focus of assigning a value to be given to the likely ravages of the army. Value has been changed with the mobility and flexibility. For example, a tank division can move on to the general area of combat operations while most of the air defense forces are limited in their own abilities and mobility. While the number of troops and guns are pretty accurate data, the reasons for the assessment of their properties are of a personal nature. Readers can set their evaluation. The values in the tables are assigned based on the current (year 2008) and the criterion of historical experience. Do not underestimate the historical trend.

Naval forces heavily associated with the land, because the land forces eventually called upon to protect themselves or to suppress the enemy. For States that do not depend on maritime trade, naval power is the least in principle, than for those who have such a relationship exists. For most industrially advanced countries and many third world countries experiencing recurring food shortages, loss of the ability of maritime trade is a severe discrepancy.

The collapse of Russian Union in 1991 brought the second largest fleet in the world to a rapid decline in the 1990s. Our homeland has lost about 80 percent of its own naval power. It is as before has the second largest fleet in the world, and the U.S. Navy at the present time have more than half of naval power in the world and all kinds of ships that can be sent to any point of the planet. Went three centuries of domination of England, and right behind it, and the United States, the dominant naval power in the world.

When the war ended with a cool fleets that all States have declined, even the U.S. Navy. Most have reduced its fleet Europe. In the Pacific, Japan, South Korea and China continue to expand its fleet. So does India. Yet the naval forces of the USA as in the past the main player in the Pacific.


Rating armed forces of the world


Rating armed forces of the world

Near East

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East Asia

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South-East Asia

Rating armed forces of the world

COUNTRY lists all of the countries with the assessment of the state of combat in one or more points. The countries with the least military assessment of the 1st points possess little more than the ability of state police. Many small countries, especially those that do not have threatening neighbors use their hand first for internal security. These feeble military forces are often more perfectly reflect the intrusion, just arming the population. Countries are represented by six regions. Europe, Middle East, America, Asia, Africa, South-East Asia.

RNA — rating of each country in its own region

SBM (The land combat power) — the total combat readiness of the armed forces of the coun
try, except for their navy. Some countries, such as Israel and Switzerland hold the possibility of reaching a frisky mobilize their own readiness for 3 days. Their ordinary (without mobilization) combat assessment on third less than the value indicated in the table. Combat capability assessment changed in accordance with the geographical, climatic and political factors. The value indicated in the table reflects a combination of the number and properties of the manpower, equipment and weapons. The original meaning of readiness then multiplied by the ratio of force (see below), then the value is indicated readiness in this column.

Fleet — the ability of the fleet separated from land combat power and are presented in Table Military Naval Forces.

Society. Qual. Sun (The overall quality of the armed forces) — Total (theoretical) combat power multiplied by the coefficients of non-ideal control, high-power components, support, training and other "not direct" causes. For example in the evaluation of "100" is impeccable, and "55" is more general efficiency of 55 percent.

Society. Naselle. (Population in millions) — notes the relative military human resources of the country. The population is also a significant indicator of the value of the country than its territory. As indicated by the calculations of the planet population is 6.6 billion people.

GDP (Gross domestic product in billion dollars) — the total economic power of the country. It specifically does not reflect military power, so as to transform the industry from civilian to military establishment takes time. Mobilization of certain types of military equipment takes years. Other types of weapons, especially using electronics, can be established for months. As indicated by the calculations of world GDP is $ 57.7 trillion (thousand billion).

Active. PM (Active military human resources in tyschah) — the total number of people in the form of wage earners and organized into combat and support units. Because of the wide variety of systems, organization of military structures in different countries, this figure is the best indicator of the number of military personnel. Industrially advanced countries possess huge number of civilian personnel performing support functions, while other countries poorly prepared bare parts are indeterminate effect on the armed forces. The introduction of replacement forces also varies considerably. In calculating the total number of identified active troops in the world is 20.6 million.

Military. Budget. (The military budget in millions of dollars) — the country's current annual spending on its military. All countries use several different accounting systems in defense spending. In compiling the table creators try to bypass some tough tests to hide the amount of military spending. Some of these figures (especially for small states) can differ by 10 percent. As indicated by the calculations global defense spending of $ 1.35 trillion (2.34 percent of GDP).

Budget. PM -the annual cost of the 1st soldier in tyschah bucks. It is a good quantitative indicator and the least index properties guns and ammunition. You need to make some adjustments for different levels of personnel expenses, research and development, strategic tool and misappropriation of funds. Precise adjustment of these causes are very controversial. One possible solution was to reduce the cost estimates for the U.S. rights to the last least one third. Other countries holding strategic applets and large programm development (Our homeland, England, France, China, etc.) have been adjusted for deductions, less than 15 percent. Evaluation of Britain was further adjusted to 5 or 10 percent due to the highest salary of its armed forces. Most of the states are willing to pay for a professional army, when they can afford it for myself, because proffesionaly usually more effective. On the other hand, many countries have been able to do legally capable armed forces, spending on it even less money. Low-paid conscripts, not a bad command, and the need to improvise allows many of these poor countries overcome the limitations of a low budget. Yet, most of the states in the end get what they pay for.

BBM (Armored fighting vehicles) This includes tanks, armored personnel carriers and most other armored combat and support vehicles. ACV are the main components of ground offensives and significantly increase the chances of success.

Fights. Aircraft — the number of available combat aircraft, including helicopter gunships and armed maritime patrol aircraft. Like the armored combat vehicles are a good indicator of brute force. Quality of aircraft and their pilots, ground services and commanders are more necessary factors in assessing the overall value of the power of the Air Force.

Society. Qual. — overall quality is calculated by assigning 0 (lowest) to 9 (the highest), the values for the following components of combat power.

Comment. — command. The quality of officers and sergeants.

Equi. — equipment. The quantity and quality of military equipment.

Experience — experience. Not only military experience, and the quality of education.

Pallets. — Support. It's logistics, the ability to provide military supplies to the troops.

Mob. — mobilization. The ability to mobilize public resources for fighting.

Trad.— tradition. Military tradition, great military power based on practical experience.

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