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Encyclopedia > List of countries by size of armed forces
Number of active troops per country

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. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 339 pixelsFull resolution (1498 × 634 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/png) I made it myself, it is an updated version of the current map on the list of countries by number of active troops page, proudly brought... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 339 pixelsFull resolution (1498 × 634 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/png) I made it myself, it is an updated version of the current map on the list of countries by number of active troops page, proudly brought... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ...

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Rank - Country Active troops
(thousands)
Reserve troops
(thousands)
Defense budget (US$ BN) Tanks AC Cr D F Co NS S Air Nu
-- Flag of World World 17,442 44,925 1,200.00 86,681 24 28 204 319 335 134 259 17,489 26,291
1. Flag of the People's Republic of China People's Republic of China ** 2,255[1] 800 80.00[2] 7,580[2] 0 0 28 43 70 10 46 2,079[3] 200 [4]
-- Flag of Europe European Union ** 2,155* 2,309* 305.00 7,185* 8* 1* 25* 102* 49* 24* 48* 2,169* 550*
2. Flag of the United States United States of America ** 1,426[5] 1,458 623.00 7,620[2] 12[2] 22 52 30 46 72[6] 5[7] 2,604[2] 9,200 [8]
3. Flag of India India ** 1,325[3] 1,155 26.50[9] 4,160[2] 1 0 8 13 24 0 16 886[3] 70-120[10]
4. Flag of North Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea ** 1,106 4,700 5.00 3,500[3] 0 0 0 2 0 26 621 1-10 [11]
5. Flag of Russia Russia ** 1,037[2] 2,000 65.00[2]> 23,381[2] 1 5 17 15 66 28 42 2,118[2] 16,000[12]
6. Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea 687 4,500 [13] 29.53 2,300[3] 0 0 12 9 28 2 20 468 [14] 0
7. Flag of Pakistan Pakistan ** 619 528 4.80 2,461[3] 0 0 0 7[3] 5 0 5[15][16] 327 [17] 30-50 [18]
8. Flag of Iran Iran 615[19] 350 6.30 3,693[20] 1 5 3 4 3 4 13 1500[21] 0
9. Flag of Burma Myanmar 492 - 0.03 800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0
10. Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 484 3,000 1.34 1,829 0 0 0 6 5 0 2 211 0
11. Flag of Egypt Egypt 450 254 3.30 3,680 0 0 0 10 0 0 4 567 0
12. Flag of Turkey Turkey 402[22] 378 15.16 4,205 0 0 0 18 6 0 14 424 NATO shared
13. Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 361 1,000 1.52 889 0 0 0 2 0 0 330 0
14. Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 316 400 1.30 365 0 0 0 11 23 0 2 61 0
15. Flag of Thailand Thailand 314 200 1.77 790 1 0 0 10 7 0 0 184 0
16. Flag of Syria Syria 296 354 0.85 4,000 0 0 0 2 0 0 144 0
17. Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 290 1,657 10.5 926 0 0 4 21 0 4 390 0
18. Flag of Brazil Brazil 287 1,115 24.4 331 1 0 0 11 0 5 180 0
19. Flag of Germany Germany 285 338 42.80 2,408 0 0 0 15 3 0 12 243 NATO shared
20. Flag of France France ** 225 100 58.03 1,021 1 1 12 11 9 10 0 444 350 [23]
21. Flag of Colombia Colombia 258 62 3.30 0 0 0 3 12 0 4 30 0
22. Flag of Japan Japan 239 47 41.75 980[24] 0 0 44[25] 0[25] 0 0 16[25] 360[26]
23. Flag of Poland Poland 155 260 10.79 947 0 0 1 2 3 0 5 102 0
24. Flag of Italy Italy 230 65 38.90 500 2 0 2 12 7 0 8 340 NATO shared
37. Flag of Algeria Algeria 220 175 4.99 1200 0 0 0 6 32 0 3 320 0
25. Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 202 250 0.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
27. Flag of Morocco Morocco 196 150 3.72 744 0 0 0 3[27] 3[28] 0 156 0
28. Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom ** 195 233 68.91[29] 1,175 4 0 8 17 13[30] 0 504 [31] 200 [32]
29. Flag of Mexico Mexico 192 300 6.07 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 107 0
30. Flag of Israel Israel # 187 425 9.44 3,650[33] 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 416[34] 75-200
31. Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 182 0.29 400 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 0
32. Flag of Spain Spain 177 329 12.30 552 1 0 0 11 0 0 4 181 0
33. Flag of Greece Greece 177 291 7.64 1,552 0 0 0 14 4 0 8 305 NATO shared
34. Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 157 0.60 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 32 0
35. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 140 80 2.54 556 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 0
36. Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 137 0.83 180[2] 0 0 0 5 0 0 125 0
38. Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 126 300 2[1] 361 0 0 0 85 0
39. Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 124 75 27.20 1055[35] 0 0 0 7 0 0 291 0
40. Flag of Sudan Sudan 117 0.58 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
41. Flag of the Philippines Philippines 113 403 1.34 126 0 0 1 13 0 0 43 0
42. Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 110 1.69 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 93 0
43. Flag of Peru Peru 110 188 0.82 300 0 1 1 8 0 6 0
44. Flag of Jordan Jordan 100 35 1.39 1,179 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0
45. Flag of Angola Angola 100 2.00 300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0
46. Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 100 280 4.00 0 0 0 6 0 2 76 0
47. Flag of Romania Romania 93 2.90 340 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 48 0
48. Flag of Nepal Nepal 90 0.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49. Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 83 0.103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50. Flag of Chile Chile 80 50 5.19 320 0 0 0 7 7 0 4 58 0
51. Flag of Belarus Belarus 79 289 0.42 1,608 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 212 0
52. Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 78 0.73 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
53. Flag of Libya Libya 76 1.30 0 0 0 0 0
53. Flag of Serbia Serbia 75 1.4 243 0 0 0 0 26 0
54. Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 124 0.11 0 0 0 0 0
55. Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 72 0.54 310 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56. Flag of Argentina Argentina 71 4.30 200 0 0 1 4 9 0 3 66 0
57. Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
58. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
59. Flag of Yemen Yemen 65 1,000 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 463 0
60. Flag of Canada Canada 62 35 18.00 86 0 0 3 12 0 4 119 NATO shared
61. Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 61
62. Flag of Armenia Armenia[36] 60 32 0.135 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
63. Flag of South Africa South Africa 60 3.70 168 0 0 0 4 0 2 43 0
64. Flag of Singapore Singapore 60 312 100 0 0 0 6 6 0 4 119 0
65. Flag of Uganda Uganda 60 0.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
66. Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 59 100 0.91 140 0 0 0 2 6 0 2 0
67. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 57 2.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0
68. Flag of Australia Australia 54 20 23.18 210 0 0 0 13 0 0 6 160 0
69. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 53 32 10.8 88 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 90 NATO shared
70. Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
71.= Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 51 303 1.0 ~730 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 34 0
71.= Flag of Croatia Croatia 51 200 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 24 0
73. Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 50 436 0 0 0 0 0 80 0
74. Flag of Cuba Cuba 46 12 0.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0
75. Flag of Portugal Portugal 45 100 0 0 0 5 7 0 2 40 0
76. Flag of Oman Oman 42 35 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
77. Flag of Belgium Belgium 41 4.00 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 68 NATO shared
78. Flag of Burundi Burundi 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
79. Flag of Finland Finland 37 485 9.80 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 0
80. Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0
81. Flag of Austria Austria 34 233 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
82. Flag of Sweden Sweden 34 262 6.70 160 0 0 0 0 11 0 5 138 0
83. Flag of Hungary Hungary 33 1.35 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
84. Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
85. Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 32 40 0.147 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
86. Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 31 35 0.12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
87. Flag of Chad Chad 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
88. Flag of Laos Laos 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
89. Flag of Norway Norway 28 219 3.10 136 0 0 0 3 0 6 57 0
90. Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 27 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
91. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 26 487 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
92. Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
93. Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
94. Flag of Kenya Kenya 24 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
95. Flag of Uruguay Uruguay 24 0.25 85 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 28 0
96. Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
97. Denmark 23 65 2.50 57 0 0 2 4 3 0 48 0
98. Zambia 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
99. Albania 20 0 0.056 435 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
100. Paraguay 19 15 0.125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Military branches: Royal Armed Forces (includes Army, Navy, Air Force), Gendarmerie, Auxiliary Forces Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 8,393,772 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... The armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces of the Crown[1], encompasses a navy, army, and an air force. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... -1... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Emblem of the IDF The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) has approximately 100,000 personnel, which makes it one of the largest military forces in Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... 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Military branches: Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), including Army, Navy, Air Force and Fighting Midget Group - created in 1993 by the merger of the Cambodian Peoples Armed Forces and the two noncommunist resistance armies note: there are also resistance forces comprised of the Khmer Rouge (also known as the... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... This article was imported from the CIA World Factbook and needs to be rewritten and/or reformatted in accordance with Wikipedia styles. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... The armed forces of Argentina are controlled by the Commander-in-Chief (the President) and a civilian Minister of Defense. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The military of Afghanistan is composed of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Air Force. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Military of Kazakhstan is derived from a remnant force of the former Soviet Union. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Military branches: Army (includes Special Forces, established in 1999), Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Forces, Republican Guard (includes Police) Military manpower - military age: 14 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 4,443,312 (2003 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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The Singapore Armed Forces (abbreviation: SAF, Malay: Angkatan Bersenjata Singapura, Simplified Chinese: ) comprises three branches: the Singapore Army, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... The Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF)--previously the National Resistance Army--constitutes the armed forces of Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... Military branches: Army (Ejercito Ecuatoriano), Navy (Armada Ecuatoriana, includes Marines), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana), National Police (Policia Nacional) Military manpower - military age: 20 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 3,468,678 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... The Czech Armed Forces (Czech: Armáda ÄŒeské republiky) consists of Land and Air Forces and of specialized support units. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The military of the Netherlands is composed of four branches, all of which carry the prefix Koninklijke (Royal): Koninklijke Landmacht (KL), the Royal Netherlands Army. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nuclear sharing is a concept in NATOs policy of nuclear deterrence, which involves member countries without nuclear weapons of their own in the planning for the use of nuclear weapons by NATO, and in particular provides for the armed forces of these countries to be involved in delivering these... Uzbekistan possesses the largest military force in Central Asia, with around 65,000 people in uniform. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... The Bulgarian Army (Bulgarian: ) represents the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... For the Croatian army from 1944-1945, see Croatian Armed Forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... UAE BMP3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle offloading The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, officially called the Union Defence Force, consists of 65,000 troops, and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces consist of ground forces, naval forces, air and air defence forces, and other paramilitary bodies including the Territorial Troops Militia (MTT), and Youth Labor Army (EJT). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... The Portuguese Armed Forces (Portuguese: Forças Armadas Portuguesas or FAP) are divided into three branches: Army (Exército Português) Navy (Marinha Portuguesa) Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) In the 20th century, Portugal had only two major military interventions, the first one in the 1st World War... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Military branches: Royal Omani Armed Forces (Royal Army of Oman, Royal Omani Navy, Royal Omani Air Force), Royal Omani Police Omani Royal Guard Military manpower - military age: 14 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 780,292 (2002 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman. ... Military branches: Army Component, Naval Component and Air Component Military manpower - military age: 16 years of age (2001) Military manpower - availability: males age 16-49: 2,436,736 (2005 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Nuclear sharing is a concept in NATOs policy of nuclear deterrence, which involves member countries without nuclear weapons of their own in the planning for the use of nuclear weapons by NATO, and in particular provides for the armed forces of these countries to be involved in delivering these... Military of Burundi Military branches: Army (includes naval and air units), paramilitary Gendarmerie Military manpower - military age: 16 years of age Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,344,177 (2000 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Burundi. ... The Finnish Defence Forces (Finnish: Puolustusvoimat) consist of 34,700 people in uniform (27,300 army, 3,000 navy, and 4,400 air force). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Military branches The Tunisian Armed Forces consist of the : Army Navy Air Force Arms & Security Assistance US: Arms Transfers: Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft (2002) Italy : Arms Transfers: Alenia G.222 aircraft (2003) Germany: Arms Transfers: Type 143 MFPBs (2004) Spain: Arms Transfers: Barcelo PBs (2005) US: Assistance: $4... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tunisia. ... The name of the Military of Austria is Bundesheer (Federal Army). Between 1918 and 1921, the Austrian semi-regular army was called Volkswehr (Peoples Defence), and fought against Yugoslavian army units occupying parts of Carinthia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... The Swedish Armed Forces, or Försvarsmakten, is a Government Agency responsible for the peacetime operation of the armed forces of Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... It has been suggested that Honvédség be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... At the time of independence, the then Prime Minister Mugabe declared that integrating Zimbabwes three armed forces would be one of Zimbabwes top priorities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zimbabwe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require rewriting and/or reformatting. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bolivia. ... Guatemala is a signatory to the Rio Pact and is a member of the Central American Defense Council (CONDECA). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guatemala. ... Under President Hissein Habre, members of Gourane, Zaghawa, Kanembou, Hadjerai, and Massa ethnic groups dominated the military of Chad. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chad. ... Organisation of the military of Laos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Norway has mandatory military service for males (6-12 months of training) and voluntary service for females. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Military branches: Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force (including Army, Navy, and Air Force), paramilitary Police Field Force Unit (including Police Marine Unit and Police Air Wing), territorial militia Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 8,477,193 (2003 est. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tanzania. ... The armed forces of the Slovak Republic number about 27,000 uniformed personnel and comprise: Land Forces - largely made up of two mechanized infantry brigades, one artillery brigade, and an immediate reaction battalion Air and Air Defense Forces - comprising one wing of fighters, one wing of attack and utility helicopters... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... It has been suggested that State Security Council of Turkmenistan be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... The Military of the Dominican Republic consists of approximately 44,000 active duty personnel, about 30 percent of which are utilized for non-military operations, including security providers for government owned non-military facilities, toll security, prison guards, forestry workers and other state enterprises. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... // The Kenyan military is a professional force that supports existing civil authorities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... The armed forces of Uruguay are comprised of an army, navy, and air force. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... The Cameroonian military generally has been an apolitical force dominated by civilian control. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... The armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, known as The Danish Defence (Danish: Det Danske Forsvar) is charged with the defense of the Kingdom of Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... The Zambian Defense Force (ZDF) consists of the army, the air force, and Zambian National Service (ZNS). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Zambia. ... The Albanian Armed Forces (AAF) {Albanian: Forcat e Armatosura të Shqipërisë (FASH)} is made up of the General Staff Headquarters and consists of the Albanian Joint Forces Command, the Albanian Support Command and the Albanian Training and Doctrine Command. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Albania. ... The constitution of Paraguay designates the president as commander in chief of the armed forces. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ...

See also

Number of active troops per country This is a list of countries sorted by the total number of active troops where the military manpower of a country is measured by the total amount of active troops within the command of that country. ... Number of total troops per country This is a list of countries sorted by the number of total troops within the command of that country, including reserve forces that can aid a depleted active military and/or paramilitary. ... Military spending in 2006, in billions of euros, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the European Defence Agency. ...

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

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The Asian Conventional Military Balance in 2006 Retrieved on 03-27-08
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The Asian Conventional Military Balance in 2006 II Retrieved on 03-27-08
  4. ^ Nuclear Stockpiles: P.R. China, warheads and megatonnage, various estimates
  5. ^ http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/MILITARY/rg0708.pdf
  6. ^ Nuclear Submarines Worldwide: Current force structure and future developments - Bellona.org
  7. ^ http://www.hazegray.org/worldnav/ Hazegray.org]
  8. ^ Nuclear Stockpiles: United States, warheads and megatonnage, various estimates
  9. ^ India's defence budget rises, but problems remain | Business | Reuters
  10. ^ NationMaster - Indian Military statistics
  11. ^ NationMaster - Korean Military statistics
  12. ^ Nuclear Stockpiles: USSR/Russia, warheads, various estimates
  13. ^ South Korea: NATIONAL SECURITY
  14. ^ ROK Air Force Equipment
  15. ^ Pakistan Current Capabilities
  16. ^ Last of three Agosta 90B submarines for Pakistan, launched[August 10 2006]
  17. ^ Pakistan
  18. ^ NationMaster - Pakistani Military statistics
  19. ^ CSIS - Iran
  20. ^ Iranian Ground Forces Equipment
  21. ^ Air Force Equipment
  22. ^ Turkey: National Security
  23. ^ Nuclear Stockpiles: United Kingdom and France, warheads and megatonnage, various estimates
  24. ^ Ground Self-Defense Forces
  25. ^ a b c Japanese Warships
  26. ^ Aircraft of the Japan Air Self Defence Force
  27. ^ Haze Gray & Underway: World Navies Today
  28. ^ Le Maroc opte pour des corvettes néerlandaises
  29. ^ Ministry of Defence | About Defence | Organisation | Key Facts about Defence | Defence Spending
  30. ^ http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.2419
  31. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_active_United_Kingdom_military_aircraft
  32. ^ Nuclear Stockpiles: United Kingdom and France, warheads and megatonnage, various estimates
  33. ^ Army Equipment - Israel
  34. ^ IAF Equipment - Israel
  35. ^ Saudi Arabia: NATIONAL SECURITY
  36. ^ Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army - Active personnel: 18,500-20,000. The Karabakh army's heavy military hardware includes: 316 tanks, 324 armored vehicles, 322 artillery pieces of calibers over 122 mm, 44 multiple rocket launchers, and a new anti-aircraft defense system

The Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) Defense Army was officially established on May 9, 1992 as the formal defense force of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, uniting previously disorganized self-defense units which were formed in the early 1990s in order to protect the ethnic Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh from the...

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