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Monday, 13 February 2017

   Top Ten Armed Forces Of 2017   




We Have Collected this information from the latest sources to present the latest and most accurate data on the top 10 armed forces of today.


Almost everything has changed since the cold war, ALMOST, we still face threats from our neighbors and thus our nations maintain large armies to neutralize enemy forces in times of threat from across the border.

This list of top ten armed forces is based on the total number of tanks, Aircraft, Manpower etc 






10. JAPAN SELF-DEFENSE FORCE




The Japan Self-Defense Forces 自衛隊 Jieitai, or JSDF, occasionally referred to as JSFJDF, or SDF, are the unified military forces of Japan that were established in 1954, and are controlled by the Ministry of Defense. In recent years they have been engaged in international peacekeeping operations including UN peacekeeping. Recent tensions, particularly with North Korea, have reignited the debate over the status of the JSDF and its relation to Japanese society. New military guidelines, announced in December 2010, will direct the JSDF away from its Cold War focus on the former Soviet Union to a focus on China, especially regarding the territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands.















MANPOWER

Total Manpower:   126, 919, 659
Available Manpower:   54, 000, 000
Fit For Service:   44, 000,000
Reaching Military age:   1, 215, 000
Active front line personnel:   250, 000
Active Reserve personnel:   57, 900

LAND SYSTEM

Tanks:   678
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   2, 850
Self Propelled Guns:   202
Towed Artillery:   500

Multiple Launch Rocket System:   100

AIR POWER

Total Aircraft:   1,  590
Fighters/Interceptors:  287
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:   287
Transport Aircraft:   481
Trainer Aircraft:   444
Helicopters:   638 
Attack Helicopters: 119

NAVAL POWER

Total Naval Strength:   131
Aircraft Carrier:   3
Frigates:   0
Destroyers:   43
Corvettes:   0
Submarines:   17
Coastal Defense Crafts:   6 
Mine Warfare:   27








9. REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMED FORCES



The Republic of Korea Armed Forces Korean대한민국 국군Hanja: 大韓民國國軍; Revised RomanizationDaehanminguk Gukgun, literally "Great Korean Republic National Military") are also known as the ROK Armed Forces, are the armed forces of South Korea. Created in 1948, following the division of Korea, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces is one of the largest standing armed forces in the world with a reported personnel strength of 3,600,000 in 2014 (630,000 active and 2,970,000 reserve). The ROK military forces are responsible for maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the republic, but often engage in humanitarian and disaster-relief efforts nationwide. More recently the ROK military began increasing its participation in international affairs, acknowledging its role and responsibility as the eleventh economic power in the world in terms of GDP. The ROK military has participated in various peacekeeping operations, and counter-terrorism operations.






MANPOWER



Total Manpower:   49, 115, 196

Available Manpower:   25, 610, 000   

Fit For Service:   21, 035, 000

Reaching Military age:   690, 000

Active front line personnel:   625, 000

Active Reserve personnel:   2, 900, 000



LAND SYSTEM


Tanks:   2, 381
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   2, 660
Self Propelled Guns:   1, 990
Towed Artillery:   5, 374

Multiple Launch Rocket System:   214   

AIR POWER

Total Aircraft: 1, 451
Fighters/Interceptors:  406
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:  448   
Transport Aircraft:  348
Trainer Aircraft:  256
Helicopters:   679
Attack Helicopters: 77 

NAVAL POWER

Total Naval Strength: 166
Aircraft Carrier: 1
Frigates: 11
Destroyers: 12 
Corvettes:  18
Submarines:  15
Coastal Defense Crafts:  80    
Mine Warfare:  10



8. TURKISH ARMED FORCES


The Turkish Armed Forces (TAFTurkishTürk Silahlı Kuvvetleri, TSK) are the military forces of the Republic of Turkey. They consist of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. The Gendarmerie and the Coast Guard, both of which have law enforcement and military functions, operate as components of the internal security forces in peacetime, and are subordinate to the Ministry of Interior. In wartime, they are subordinate to the Army and Navy. The President of Turkey is the military's overall head.
The current Chief of the General staff is General Hulusi Akar. The Chief of the General Staff is the Commander of the Armed Forces. In wartime, he acts as the Commander in Chief on behalf of the President of Turkey, who represents the Supreme Military Command of the TAF on behalf of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Commanding the Armed Forces and establishing the policies and programs related with the preparation for combat of personnel, intelligence, operations, organization, training and logistic services are the responsibilities of the General Staff. Furthermore, the General Staff coordinates the military relations of the TAF with NATO member states and other friendly nations.




MANPOWER



Total Manpower: 79, 414, 269  

Available Manpower:   41, 640, 000  

Fit For Service:   35, 010, 000

Reaching Military age:   1, 375, 000

Active front line personnel:   420, 500

Active Reserve personnel:   185, 630



LAND SYSTEM


Tanks:   3, 778
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   7,550
Multiple launch artillery:   811
Self Propelled Guns:   1, 013
Towed artillery:   697

AIR POWER




Total Aircraft:   1, 007
Fighters/Interceptors:   207 
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:   207      
Transport Aircraft:   439
Trainer Aircraft:   276
Helicopters:    445
Attack Helicopters:   64    

NAVAL POWER

Total Naval Strength:   194
Aircraft Carrier:   0
Frigates:   16
Destroyers:  0 
Corvettes:   8
Submarines: 13  
Coastal Defense Crafts:   29       
Mine Warfare:   15







7. GERMAN ARMED FORCES


The German Army (GermanDeutsches Heer) is the land component of the armed forces of Germany. The present-day German Army was founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr together with the Marine (German Navy) and the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). As of 9 February 2017, the German Army has a strength of 60,101 soldiers








MANPOWER

Total Manpower:  80, 857, 400  
Available Manpower:   37,000, 000
Fit For Service:  29, 540, 000
Reaching Military age:   791, 100
Active front line personnel:   180, 000
Active Reserve personnel:   145, 000

LAND SYSTEM

Tanks:  408 
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 5, 869  
Self Propelled Guns:   154
Towed Artillery:  0

Multiple Launch Rocket System:   50   

AIR POWER


Total Aircraft:   676
Fighters/Interceptors: 170  
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:   170   
Transport Aircraft:   345
Trainer Aircraft:   51
Helicopters:   360
Attack Helicopters:  44


NAVAL POWER

Total Naval Strength:   81
Aircraft Carrier:   0
Frigates:   10
Destroyers:  0 
Corvettes:   5
Submarines:   5   
Coastal Defense Crafts:   4    
Mine Warfare:   15





6. French Army




The French Army, officially the Land Army (French: Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces. Along with the French Air Force, the French Navy and the National Gendarmerie, it is responsible to the French government. The current Chief of Staff of the French Army (C.E.M.A.T.) is General Jean-Pierre Bosser, a direct subordinate of the Chief of the Defence Staff (C.E.M.A.). All soldiers are considered professionals following the suspension of conscription, voted in parliament in 1997 and made effective in 2001.
As of 2014, the French Army employed 111,628 personnel (including the French Foreign Legion and the Paris Fire Brigade). In addition, the reserve element of the French Army consisted of 15,453 personnel of the Operational Reserve.


MANPOWER

Total Manpower:   66, 553, 800
Available Manpower:   30, 000, 000
Fit For Service:  23, 750, 000
Reaching Military age:   775, 000
Active front line personnel:   205, 000
Active Reserve personnel:   195, 770

LAND SYSTEM

Tanks:  423 
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   6, 863   
Self Propelled Guns:   325
Towed Artillery: 233

Multiple Launch Rocket System:    44 

AIR POWER



Total Aircraft:   1, 282
Fighters/Interceptors:  284 
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:  284      
Transport Aircraft:   662
Trainer Aircraft:   268
Helicopters:    611
Attack Helicopters:   48    

NAVAL POWER

Total Naval Strength:   118   
Aircraft Carrier:   4
Frigates:   11
Destroyers:  11 
Corvettes:   0
Submarines: 10  
Coastal Defense Crafts:   20        
Mine Warfare:   18



5. BRITISH ARMY

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom and along with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force makes up the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom. As of 2016 the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained Regular, or full-time, personnel and just over 26,300 trained Reserve, or part-time personnel.
Although all members of the British Army are expected to swear (or affirm) allegiance to Elizabeth II as their Commander-in-Chief, the Bill of Rights of 1689 requires parliamentary consent for the Crown to maintain a standing army in peacetime. Therefore the UK Parliament approves the continued existence of the Army by passing an Armed Forces Act at least once every five years. Day to day the Army comes under administration of the Ministry of Defense (United Kingdom) and is commanded by the Chief of the General Staff (United Kingdom).


MANPOWER

Total Manpower:   64, 088, 242
Available Manpower:   30, 000, 000
Fit For Service:   24, 000, 000
Reaching Military age:   750, 000
Active front line personnel:   105, 000
Active Reserve personnel:   182, 000

LAND SYSTEM

Tanks:   407
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   6000
Self Propelled Guns:   90
Towed Artillery:   138

Multiple Launch Rocket System:   42 

AIR POWER



Total Aircraft:   879
Fighters/Interceptors:   91   
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:   168      
Transport Aircraft:   377
Trainer Aircraft:   330
Helicopters:    348
Attack Helicopters:   49 

NAVAL POWER

Total Naval Strength:   76
Aircraft Carrier:   1
Frigates:   13
Destroyers:  6
Corvettes:   0
Submarines: 10  
Coastal Defense Crafts: 18      
Mine Warfare:   15




4. INDIAN ARMED FORCES

The Indian Armed Forces (Hindi (in IAST)Bhāratīya Saśastra Sēnāēṃ) are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian ArmyIndian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Additionally, the Indian Armed Forces are supported by Indian Coast Guard and paramilitary organisations (Assam Rifles,and Special Frontier Force) and various inter-service commands and institutions such as the Strategic Forces Command, the Andaman and Nicobar Command and the Integrated Defence Staff. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Government of India. With strength of over 1.4 million active personnel, it is world's 3rd largest military force and has the world's largest volunteer army. It is important to note that the Central Armed Police Forces, which are commonly and incorrectly referred to as 'Paramilitary Forces', are headed by officers from the Indian Police Service and are under the control of the Ministry of Home Affairs, not the Ministry of Defence.
The Indian armed forces have been engaged in a number of major military operations, including the Indo-Pakistani wars of 19471965 and 1971, the Portuguese-Indian War, the Sino-Indian War, the 1967 Chola incident, the 1987 Sino-Indian skirmish, the Kargil War, and the Siachen conflict among others. India honours its armed forces and military personnel annually on Armed Forces Flag Day, 7 December. Since 1962, the IAF has maintained close military relations with Russia, including cooperative development on programmes such as the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) and the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA). Armed with nuclear triad,  the Indian armed forces are steadily undergoing modernisation,  with investments in areas such as futuristic soldier systems and missile defence system.


MANPOWER

Total Manpower:   1, 251, 695, 584   
Available Manpower:   616, 000, 000
Fit For Service:   489, 600, 000
Reaching Military age:   22, 900, 000
Active front line personnel:  1, 325, 000
Active Reserve personnel:   2, 143, 000

LAND SYSTEM

Tanks:  6, 470 
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   6, 704
Self Propelled Guns:   290
Towed Artillery: 7, 415  

Multiple Launch Rocket System:  292   

AIR POWER



Total Aircraft:   2, 086
Fighters/Interceptors:   680      
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:   808         
Transport Aircraft:   857
Trainer Aircraft:   320
Helicopters:    646
Attack Helicopters:  20   


NAVAL POWER



Total Naval Strength:   295
Aircraft Carrier:   2
Frigates:   14
Destroyers:  10
Corvettes:   26
Submarines: 14
Coastal Defense Crafts:   135       
Mine Warfare:   6






3. PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY

The Republic of China Armed Forces are the armed forces of the Republic of China, encompassing the ArmyNavy (including the Republic of China Marine Corps), Air Force and Military Police Force. It is a military establishment, which accounted for 16.8% of the central budget in the fiscal year of 2003. Since 2002, the military comes under the full civilian control of the Ministry of National Defense and oversight by the Legislative Yuan. It was the National Revolutionary Army before being renamed as the Republic of China Armed Forces in 1947 due to the implementation of the Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC).
Until the 1970s, the military's primary mission was to retake mainland China from the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) through the Project National Glory.The military's current foremost mission is the defense of the islands of TaiwanPenghuKinmenMatsu, and other Taiwanese islands against a possible military invasion by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China (PRC), which is seen as the predominant threat to the Republic of China (ROC) in the ongoing dispute over the political status of Taiwan.


MANPOWER

Total Manpower:  1, 367, 485, 388
Available Manpower:  750, 000, 000
Fit For Service:  619, 000, 000
Reaching Military age:   19, 550, 000
Active front line personnel:  2, 335, 000
Active Reserve personnel:   2, 300, 000

LAND SYSTEM



Tanks:   9, 150
Armored Fighting Vehicles:   4, 788   
Self Propelled Guns:   1, 710
Towed Artillery:   6, 246

Multiple Launch Rocket System: 1, 770  

AIR POWER

Total Aircraft:   2, 942  
Fighters/Interceptors:   1, 230  
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:   1, 385
Transport Aircraft:   782
Trainer Aircraft:   352
Helicopters:    802
Attack Helicopters:   200 

NAVAL POWER


Total Naval Strength:   714
Aircraft Carrier:   1
Frigates:   48
Destroyers:  32 
Corvettes:   26
Submarines:   68
Coastal Defense Crafts: 138    
Mine Warfare:   4










 2. RUSSIAN ARMED FORCES


The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (RussianВооружённые Си́лы Росси́йской Федера́цииtr. Vooruzhonnije Síly Rossíyskoj Federátsii) are the military service of the Russian Federation, established after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On 7 May 1992, Boris Yeltsin signed a presidential decree establishing the Russian Ministry of Defence and placing all Soviet Armed Forces troops on the territory of the Russian SFSR under Russian control.[5] The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is the President of Russia. The Russian Armed Forces were formed in 1992.

Armed forces under the Ministry of Defence are divided into:
There are additionally two further "separate troop branches", the National Guard and the Border Service. These are not normally included as branches of the "Armed Forces" but are nonetheless used in armed conflicts.
The number of personnel is specified by decree of the President of Russia. On 1 January 2008, a number of 2,019,629 units, including military of 1,134,800 units, was set. In 2010 the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) estimated that the Russian Armed Forces numbered about 1,027,000 active troops and in the region of 2,035,000 reserves (largely ex-conscripts). As opposed to personnel specified by decree, actual personnel in the forces are paid was reported by the Audit Chamber of Russia as 766,000 in October 2013. As of December 2016, the armed forces are at 93 percent of the required manpower.



MANPOWER

Total Manpower: 142, 423, 773  

Available Manpower:  70, 000, 000

Fit For Service:   47, 000, 000

Reaching Military age:  1, 355, 000

Active front line personnel:  2, 485, 000

Active Reserve personnel:   2, 485, 000



LAND SYSTEM



Tanks: 15, 400  
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 31, 300   
Self Propelled Guns:   6, 000
Towed Artillery:  4, 625

Multiple Launch Rocket System:  3, 800     

AIR POWER

Total Aircraft:  3, 547 
Fighters/Interceptors:  751  
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:  1, 438     
Transport Aircraft:  1, 125
Trainer Aircraft:  370
Helicopters:  1, 237
Attack Helicopters: 478 

NAVAL POWER


Total Naval Strength: 352
Aircraft Carrier:  1
Frigates:  4
Destroyers:  15  
Corvettes:  81
Submarines:  60
Coastal Defense Crafts:  14  
Mine Warfare:  45






1. UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES



The United States Armed Forces are the federal armed forces of the United States. They consist of the ArmyMarine CorpsNavyAir Force, and Coast Guard.[7] The President of the United States is the military's overall head, and helps form military policy with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), a federal executive department, acting as the principal organ by which military policy is carried out.
From the time of its inception, the military played a decisive role in the history of the United States. A sense of national unity and identity was forged as a result of victory in the First Barbary War and the Second Barbary War. Even so, the Founders were suspicious of a permanent military force. It played an important role in the American Civil War, where leading generals on both sides were picked from members of the United States military. Not until the outbreak of World War II did a large standing army become officially established. The National Security Act of 1947, adopted following World War II and during the Cold War's onset, created the modern U.S. military framework; the Act merged previously Cabinet-level Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment (renamed the Department of Defense in 1949), headed by the Secretary of Defense; and created the Department of the Air Force and National Security Council.


The U.S. military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its personnel from a large pool of paid volunteers; although conscription has been used in the past in various times of both war and peace, it has not been used since 1972. As of 2016, the United States spends about $580.3 billion annually to fund its military forces and Overseas Contingency Operations. Put together, the United States constitutes roughly 40 percent of the world's military expenditures. For the period 2010–14, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) found that the United States was the world's largest exporter of major arms, accounting for 31 per cent of global shares. The United States was also the world's eighth largest importer of major weapons for the same period. The U.S. military has significant capabilities in both defense and power projection due to its large budget, resulting in advanced and powerful equipment, and its widespread deployment of force around the world, including about 800 military bases in foreign locations.




MANPOWER



Total Manpower:  321, 368, 864  
Available Manpower:  142, 251, 00
Fit For Service:  120, 025, 000
Reaching Military age:  4, 220, 000
Active front line personnel:  1, 400, 000
Active Reserve personnel:  1, 100, 000

LAND SYSTEM



Tanks: 8, 848
Armored Fighting Vehicles:  41, 062  
Self Propelled Guns:  1, 934
Towed Artillery:  1, 300

Multiple Launch Rocket System:  1, 330 

AIR POWER

Total Aircraft:  13, 444 
Fighters/Interceptors:  2, 308  
Fixed Wing Attack Aircraft:  2, 785  
Transport Aircraft:  5, 754
Trainer Aircraft:  2770
Helicopters:   6, 084
Attack Helicopters:  957


NAVAL POWER



Total Naval Strength:  415
Aircraft Carrier:  16
Frigates:  6
Destroyers:  62 
Corvettes:  0
Submarines:  75 
Coastal Defense Crafts:  13     
Mine Warfare:  11




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