To come up with the list of the 10 most powerful militaries in the world, researchers had to measure and take a lot of factors into consideration. These included the total number of manpower, air power, naval power, and land systems in addition to logistics, finances and the area covered by each military. These factors are combined to produce a Power Index that shows how strong this military is. These are the top 10 most powerful ten militaries in the whole world:
Brazil is considered to be one of the top military forces in the whole world with a total defense budget of over $31 billion and active military personnel of more than 300 000. It has an exceptional power index of 0.6912. Brazil is ready to deploy 822 aircraft and 106 naval ships.
Italy has the ninth most powerful military in the world with a power index of 0.6838 and a total number of active military personnel of more than 293 thousand. The Italian army recruits men and women for different departments and the army personnel go through very hard and serious training sessions to maintain their level and to get trained to use the best and newest military equipment. Italy has a defense budget of more than $31 billion and can deploy 770 defense aircraft and 179 military, naval ships and vessels.
9. South Korea:
The South Korean military force has a power index of 0.6547 which makes it the eighth most powerful military in the world. The army has a defense budget of over $28 billion all directed towards military spending, troops training and the deployment of new and more advanced equipment. It has a total labor force of 25 million. In the case of an emergency, South Korea will be able to deploy 871 aircraft and 190 naval vessels.
Germany had the chance to rebuild its army in the mid-20th century. Today it has the seventh most powerful military in the whole world with a defense budget of more than $43 billion and active military troops of 148,996. The power index of the German army is 0.6491. It has a total labor force of more than 43 million people all working in the different departments of the German army. In the case of attack, Germany will be able to deploy 925 aircraft 67 naval vessels.
The French army has a glorious history, but today they rank as the sixth most powerful military in the world with a defense budget of more than $58 billion and a power index of 0.6163. It has a total labor force of 29 million with active military personnel of 362,485. France is ready to deploy 544 aircraft and 180 ships.
5. The United Kingdom:
Once the strongest army in the world, today the UK military force occupies the fifth place in the list of the world’s most powerful militaries. It has a power index of 0.5185 and a total defense budget of more than $57 billion. It has more than 31 million people in the total labor force and active personnel of more than 224 thousand. The UK military force has an exceptional number of 1412 aircraft and 77 ships in case of an emergency defense or attack.
India’s powerful army is the fourth on the list of the top ten most powerful militaries of the world because it also covers a vast area that is full of restlessness. It has a power index of 0.4346 and a defense budget of more than $44 billion. The total number of the labor force in the Indian army amounts to more than 487 million with active personnel of more than 1 million. It has a total number of 1962 aircraft and 170 naval ships.
China’s military force covers what makes up of the third of the Asian continent. For this reason, the army has a total defense budget that exceeds $129 billion with a power index of 0.3351. It has a total number of labor force more than 795 million and more than 2 million active personnel. It has a total number of aircraft that is equal to 5048 and 972 ships.
Russia has a powerful army and a long military history. Today it is the second most powerful military in the whole world with a power index of 0.2618 and a total defense budget of $64 billion. It has a labor force of more than 75 million and more than 1,200,000 active personnel. It has a total aircraft number of 4498 and 224 ships.
1. The United States:
The United States has the most powerful army in the world with a stable power index of 0.2475 and a defense budget of more than $689 billion. It has more than 153 million people in labor force with more than 1 million active personnel across the world. It has the highest number of aircraft of 15,293 and 290 ships ready for deployment.