The folks at Global Firepower ranked the world’s 10 most powerful militaries. They examined the defence forces of 68 countries in order to compile the rankings, taking into account manpower, land systems, air power, naval power, resources, logistics, finances and geography covered. They measure 40 different stats about a country, including number of aircraft carriers, available manpower, and labor force, to produce a Power Index, in which lower numbers equal more firepower.
World’s 5th biggest armed force, Pakistan army is not in the ranking. What’s the reason? I don’t know. Anyway, check out the world’s top 10 most powerful militaries, with some accompanying stats.
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
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