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Top 10 Powerful Militaries in the World

In the current modern era, the world is becoming rapidly a more military place. It is essential for any country to be equipped with the all essential items in its arsenal to project its power over its rival countries.

Using the Global Firepower Index, let us delve into the top 10 powerful militaries in the world that are ranked according to their military arsenal.

USA, Index rating – 0.1663

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USA military

In spite of sequestration and expenditure cuts, the USA remains to be the number one in spending more money than any other country in the world.

  • Active Personnel – 2,500,000
  • Tanks – 8,848
  • Total Aircrafts – 13,444
  • Total Naval Strength – 415
  • Defence Budget – $581 billion

Russia, Index rating – 0.1865

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Russian Military

The collapse of the Soviet Union has not stopped the growth of Russian military. In spite of the huge politics happening around it, round the clock, the Russia is making huge changes to its military.

  • Active Personnel – 3,251,055
  • Tanks – 15,398
  • Total Aircrafts – 3,547
  • Total Naval Strength – 352
  • Defence Budget – $46.6 billion

China, Index rating – 0.2318

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China Military

Some people call China as the strongest military power in the world, because of the huge number of foot soldiers that it has.

  • Active Personnel – 4,635,000
  • Tanks – 9,150
  • Total Aircrafts – 2,942
  • Total Naval Strength – 714
  • Defence Budget – $155.6 billion

India, Index rating – 0.2698

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Indian Military

For it being a second most populous country in the world, similar to China it has a great number of people at the military’s disposal.

  • Active Personnel – 3,468,000
  • Tanks – 6,464
  • Total Aircrafts – 2,086
  • Total Naval Strength – 295
  • Defence Budget – $40 billion

UK, Index rating – 0.2747

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UK Military

  • Active Personnel – 332,000
  • Tanks – 407
  • Total Aircrafts – 879
  • Total Naval Strength – 76
  • Defence Budget – $55 billion

France, Index rating – 0.3069

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France Military

  • Active Personnel – 400,770
  • Tanks – 423
  • Total Aircrafts – 1,282
  • Total Naval Strength – 118
  • Defence Budget – $35 billion

South Korea,, Index rating – 0.3098

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South Korean Military

  • Active Personnel – 3,525,000
  • Tanks – 2,381
  • Total Aircrafts – 1,451
  • Total Naval Strength – 166
  • Defence Budget – $33.2 billion

Germany, Index rating – 0.3507

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German Military

  • Active Personnel – 325,000
  • Tanks – 408
  • Total Aircrafts – 676
  • Total Naval Strength – 81
  • Defence Budget – $36.3 billion

Japan, Index rating – 0.3841

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Japanese Military

  • Active Personnel – 307,900
  • Tanks – 678
  • Total Aircrafts – 1,590
  • Total Naval Strength – 131
  • Defence Budget – $40.3 billion

Turkey, Index rating – 0.4339

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Turkish Military

  • Active Personnel – 596,130
  • Tanks – 3,778
  • Total Aircrafts – 1,007
  • Total Naval Strength – 194
  • Defence Budget – $18.185 billion
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