Russia Has the Second Largest Military Power in the World

By Soko Directory Team / Published February 28, 2022 | 12:10 pm




KEY POINTS

Russia boasts of the World’s largest tank fleet with over 15,000 powerful tanks. Russia’s annual military budget is estimated to be around 65 billion USD.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS


USA is the only nation that is currently ahead of Russia in matters of military capabilities


As the whole world’s attention is currently drawn to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is seemingly unrattled after several countries imposed economic sanctions on his country.

Is Putin afraid of anything? Was he not prepared for these sanctions? Can these economic sanctions stop Putin? This is still debatable depending on your point of view.

It should be noted that the USA is the only nation that is currently ahead of Russia in matters of military capabilities. Here are the top ten most powerful armed forces in the world;

1. The United States of America (USA)

The United States of America is undoubtedly the most powerful player when it comes to the Armed Forces. The USA ranks first in terms of the annual military budget at a whopping 738 billion USD. With its innovative technology, the USA has acquired the most powerful aircraft in the World, including fighters, Helicopters, Transport aircraft, and special mission aircraft.

The USA has over 600 tanks, over 14,000 military aircraft, 71 submarines, and a fine fleet of 10 aircraft carriers.

  1. Russia

The Russian armed forces have unquestionably maintained their position as the second-largest Military power. Russia boasts of the World’s largest tank fleet with over 15,000 powerful tanks. Russia’s annual military budget is estimated to be around 65 billion USD.

The Russian military has 900,000 active military personnel, 4,163 aircraft, over 55 Submarines, and 1 aircraft carrier.

  1. China

The Chinese Military has consistently grown to become a powerful player in terms of size and strength. The People’s liberation army of China ranks first at a whopping 2,035,000 active Personnel in service. China also takes second place in Military expenditure and spends around 209.4 billion annually.

The Chinese forces have spent an enormous amount on Modernized military technologies, including Ballistic missiles and Fifth Generation Aircrafts. China has 9,150 tanks, over 3370 aircraft, 70 submarines, and 2 aircraft carriers.

  1. India

The Indian Armed forces consist of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. India’s annual Military expenditure is around 67 billion USD and is known to spend heavily on modernized equipment. India also has the second largest number of active military personnel in the world at 1,455,550.

The Indian armed forces boast of 4,730 tanks, 542 combat aircraft, 17 submarines, 1 aircraft carrier, and a powerful fleet of Naval ships.

5. Japan

Japan has a small but extremely well-equipped military. The Japanese self-defense forces spend 50.3 billion USD annually. It has over 247,150 active personnel in three service branches (Ground self-defense force, Maritime self-defense force, and air defense force).

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The Japanese Military has 1,004 tanks, 1,480 aircraft including 162 special mission aircraft, 37 destroyers, 20 submarines, and also the fourth largest Helicopter in the World.

  1. South Korea

South Korea has one of the most formidable countries for a neighbor- North Korea. So, it has to be on its toes and equipped with powerful military forces. Annually, the country spends about 50 billion USD’s on defense and has acquired much Hi-tech modernized equipment over the years.

The Republic of Korea Armed forces has 555,000 active personnel and has become one of the largest standing armed forces in the world. South Korea has 2,500 tanks, 700 aircraft, 18 submarines, and 12 destroyers.

  1. France

Up to date, France has maintained its stronghold when it comes to Military power. Despite being relatively small, the French military is known to be highly trained, professional, and fully capable of force projection. It is known to spend 50 billion annually on defense. The French armed forces comprise 203,750 active personnel. France has 406 tanks, 687 aircraft, 10 in service submarines, and 1 aircraft carrier.

  1. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom remains a powerful country when it comes to defense forces. The British armed forces comprise over 196,000 active personnel. The most significant troops include the Royal Navy, The Royal Air Force, and The Special Air Service, which is an elite regiment of The British Army. The UK has 227 tanks, 601 aircraft, 10 submarines, and 2 Aircraft Carriers.

  1. Brazil

When it comes to military strength, Brazil has rapidly progressed to gain an entry on the list of topmost players. The country spends over 26 billion USD’s on defense. The Brazilian Armed forces are the second largest in the Americas after the United States of America (USA) and the largest in Latin America.

The Brazilian army boasts over 334,500 active-duty troops and officers, 439 Tanks, 715 Aircraft, 112 commissioned ships, and 6 submarines.

  1. Pakistan

Pakistan has been consistently ranked high for having one of the largest militaries in the world. Currently, the Pakistan Military is one of the topmost forces in active Personnel at 654,000. The country boasts of 2,200 Tanks, 582 Aircraft, and Powerful Defense Helicopter fleets.

Pakistan spends around 10.3 billion USD’s on its armed forces and it is estimated that in the following decade, this country could have the world’s third-largest Nuclear Arsenal.


Article by John Kachibo




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