Full Ranked List of Global Firepower 2014
Global Firepower has finally created the “Power Index” which supplies a nation respective position in the rankings of relative military strenghts.
“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” Bertrand Russell
Using datas from publicly-available sources such CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook and wikipedia (good source?), The Global Firepower provides an outstanding analytical data regarding 106 military powers. This ranking allow the comparison concerning relative military capabilities. Nuclear capabilities of each nation are not taken into account, the ranking is based on each nation’s conventional war-making capabilities across air, sea and land.
Countries Ranked By Military Strength 2014
- United States of America
- United Kingdom
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Czech Republic
- North Korea
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- New Zeland
- Sri Lanka
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Sudan
The formula behind the Global Firepower utilizes over fifty different factors and compares each nation.
Manpower: total populations, available manpower, fit for service, reaching military age annually, active military manpower, active reserve military manpower.
Land Systems: Tanks (MBT/light), armored fighting vehicles, self-propelled guns, towed artillery pieces, rocket projectors (MLRS).
Air Power: Total aircraft, fighters / interceptors, attack aircraft, trainer aircraft, helicopters, attack helicopters, serviceable airports.
Naval Power: Total strenght, aircraft carriers, frigates, destroyers, corvettes, submarines, patrol craft, mine warfare.
Resources: Oil production, oil consumption, proven oil reserves.
Logistical: Labor force, merchant marine strength, major ports and terminals, roadway coverage, railway coverage.
Financial: annual defense budget, external debt, reserves of foreign exchange and gold, purchasing power parity.
Geographic: Square land area, coastline, shared borders, waterway coverage.
Powers by Region: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America, South AMerica, Scandinavia.
Miscellaneous: Compare countries, GFP Ranking.