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RANKED: The world’s top 10 largest military powers on the planet, 2021

The CEOWORLD magazine revealed the world’s most powerful countries for 2021 according to its annual ranking which is based on perceived power and influence.

The United States leads the way while China and Russia follow at the second and third place of the list respectively. The available manpower at the United States is about 44% of the total population while the active personnel is almost 1,5 million people. The United States has also a very strong airpower force with almost 2.000 fighters/interceptors, 5.500 helicopters and 900 attack helicopters. At the same time the number of tanks is estimated more than 6.000, while the country is also equipped with 21 corvettes, 68 submarines and 13 patrol vessels. The country’s defense budget is estimated at 740 billion dollars.

China’s available manpower is more than 50% of the total population while the active personnel is more than two million people. The country has 1.200 fighters/interceptors, 902 helicopters and 327 attach helicopters. At the same time China has 3.205 tanks, 35.000 armored vehicles and 2.250 rocket projectors. As far as sea safety is concerned China is equipped with 46 frigates, 72 corvettes, 79 submarines and 123 patrol vessels. China’s defense budget is about 178 billion dollars.

Third at the list of the CEOWORLD magazine annual ranking with the most powerful countries in the world for 2021 comes Russia. The country’s available manpower is almost 50% of the total population while the active personnel is a little bit more than one million people. The country has almost 800 fighters/interceptors, 1.500 helicopters and 538 attack helicopters. Also, Russia is equipped with 13.000 tanks, 4.500 towed artillery and 3.800 rocket projectors. The country 11 frigates, 85 corvettes, 64 submarines and 55 patrol vessels. The country’s defense budget is a little bit more than 40 billion dollars.

India and France complete the top 5 most powerful countries for 2021 according to CEOWORLD magazine. India’s defense budget is almost 74 billion dollars. India has 542 fighters/interceptors, 775 helicopters and 37 attack helicopters. The country has also 13 frigates, 23 corvettes, 17 submarines and 139 patrol vessels. France has 406 tanks and 13 rocket projectors. As far as sea safety is concerned France has 11 frigates, 10 submarines and 15 patrol vessels.

Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, South Korea and Israel complete the top 10 most powerful countries for 2021. Germany’s defense budget is about 57 billion dollars. Germany has 137 fighters/interceptors, 338 helicopters and 56 attack helicopters. The country has also 244 tanks and 117 self-propelled artillery. Japan’s defense budget is almost 50 billion dollars while the country’s airpower force includes 256 fighters/interceptors, 552 helicopters and 119 attack helicopters. The defense budget for the United Kingdom is registered at 56 billion dollars. The United Kingdom has 119 fighters/interceptors and 269 helicopters. The country has also 109 tanks and 5.500 armored vehicles. South Korea holds the 9th place of the list with 402 fighters/interceptors and 734 helicopters. The country has also 2.600 tanks and almost 14.000 armored vehicles. Israel’s defense budget is about 17 billion dollars. Israel has more than 3,5 million people available manpower and 170.000 active personnel. Also the country has 1.650 tanks and 7.500 armored vehicles.

It is worth mentioning that countries such as Angola, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Oman, Nigeria and Bangladesh stand at the bottom of the list showing their lack of power as far as defense budget, weapons, global alliances and military strength are concerned.

Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.