Global Firepower

Countries Ranked by Military Strength (2016)

The complete Global Firepower list puts the military powers of the world into full perspective.





The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.


Just some things to keep in mind about the finalized ranking:


• Nuclear capability is NOT taken into account
• Geographical factors influence the final ranking
• Ranking does not solely rely on total number of weapons available to any one country
• Natural resource reliance (use/production) is taken into account
• Land-locked nations are NOT penalized for lack of a standing navy
• Naval powers ARE penalized for limited naval capabilities
• Current economic health for each country is taken into account
• Current political / military leadership is NOT taken into account


As of 2/2/2016 there are a total of (126) countries included in the GFP database.


1
0.1663 - United States of America
2
0.1865 - Russia
3
0.2318 - China
4
0.2698 - India
5
0.2747 - United Kingdom
6
0.3069 - France
7
0.3098 - South Korea
8
0.3507 - Germany
9
0.3841 - Japan
10
0.4339 - Turkey
11
0.4976 - Israel
12
0.5238 - Indonesia
13
0.5285 - Australia
14
0.5627 - Canada
15
0.5673 - Taiwan
16
0.5744 - Italy
17
0.6131 - Pakistan
18
0.6214 - Egypt
19
0.6696 - Poland
20
0.6837 - Thailand
21
0.7033 - Vietnam
22
0.7071 - Brazil
23
0.7614 - Iran
24
0.8075 - Sweden
25
0.8218 - Ukraine
26
0.8587 - Singapore
27
0.8705 - Algeria
28
0.8716 - Saudi Arabia
29
0.8748 - Czech Republic
30
0.8942 - Switzerland
31
0.9081 - Mexico
32
0.9233 - South Africa
33
0.9333 - Norway
34
0.9448 - Austria
35
0.9621 - Malaysia
36
1.0232 - North Korea
37
1.0283 - Netherlands
38
1.0646 - Spain
39
1.0997 - Denmark
40
1.1093 - Philippines
41
1.1602 - Nigeria
42
1.1677 - Syria
43
1.1733 - Chile
44
1.1815 - Myanmar
45
1.1923 - Belarus
46
1.2009 - Ethiopia
47
1.2375 - Argentina
48
1.2427 - Finland
49
1.2436 - Morocco
50
1.2484 - United Arab Emirates
51
1.2711 - Peru
52
1.2795 - Colombia
53
1.2894 - Bangladesh
54
1.2996 - Uzbekistan
55
1.3258 - Belgium
56
1.3746 - Romania
57
1.4197 - Portugal
58
1.4458 - Tunisia
59
1.4563 - Hungary
60
1.4853 - Greece
61
1.4951 - Slovakia
62
1.5042 - Croatia
63
1.5179 - Venezuela
64
1.5221 - Azerbaijan
65
1.5739 - Jordan
66
1.5806 - Kazakhstan
67
1.6721 - Bulgaria
68
1.6841 - Kenya
69
1.6845 - Oman
70
1.6944 - Serbia
71
1.7336 - Kuwait
72
1.7503 - Ecuador
73
1.7561 - Sri Lanka
74
1.8231 - Armenia
75
1.8434 - Georgia
76
1.8593 - Angola
77
1.8839 - Qatar
78
1.8913 - Kyrgyzstan
79
1.9286 - Yemen
80
1.9484 - New Zealand
81
1.9891 - Tajikistan
82
2.0079 - Niger
83
2.1061 - Bahrain
84
2.1587 - Nepal
85
2.1847 - Mongolia
86
2.2247 - Lebanon
87
2.2487 - Latvia
88
2.2501 - Bolivia
89
2.2811 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
90
2.3089 - Turkmenistan
91
2.3142 - Uganda
92
2.3237 - Lithuania
93
2.3603 - Chad
94
2.3822 - Guatemala
95
2.3977 - Zimbabwe
96
2.4028 - Cambodia
97
2.4652 - Ivory Coast
98
2.4913 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
99
2.5041 - Slovenia
100
2.5331 - Albania
101
2.5538 - Sudan
102
2.5761 - Afghanistan
103
2.5919 - Ghana
104
2.5979 - Honduras
105
2.6097 - Central African Republic
106
2.6175 - Paraguay
107
2.6409 - Nicaragua
108
2.6752 - Estonia
109
2.7771 - Uruguay
110
2.8175 - Cuba
111
2.8585 - El Salvador
112
2.8594 - Iraq
113
3.0916 - Namibia
114
3.1522 - Panama
115
3.2238 - Madagascar
116
3.2762 - Republic of the Congo
117
3.2984 - Laos
118
3.3905 - Gabon
119
3.4586 - Cameroon
120
3.5536 - Tanzania
121
3.5794 - South Sudan
122
3.5839 - Libya
123
3.6402 - Zambia
124
3.7392 - Mali
125
3.8115 - Mozambique
126
5.7131 - Somalia

Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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