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Argentina Military Strength

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/27/2014

While showcasing its own military industrial base, Argentina continues its ties with the United States and Europe.


The values showcased below are all considered for the final GFP ranking recognized as the "Power Index" (abbrv: "PwrIndx"). PwrIndx scores are judged on a perfect value of "0.0000" which is realistically unattainable due to the number of factors considered per country. Bonuses and penalties are added to each nation (as needed) while landlocked countries (ex: Austria) are not penalized for lack of a standing navy.

A total of 106 countries make up the GFP ranked list.

PwrIndx: 1.6242

Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 42,610,981
 Available Manpower: 20,000,000
 Fit for Service: 16,872,822
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 662,673]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 73,100
 Active Reserve Personnel: 31,240

Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

 Tanks: 293
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 1,008
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 93
 Towed-Artillery: 289
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 35

Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service. All aircraft types accounted (UAVs, gunships, special mission, naval/carrier, trainers, etc).

 Total Aircraft: 281
 Fighters/Interceptors: 52
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 67
 Transport Aircraft: 100
 Trainer Aircraft: 66
 Helicopters: 95
 Attack Helicopters: 0

Aircraft Carrier value does not include dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.

 Total Naval Strength: 42
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 0
 Destroyers: 4
 Corvettes: 9
 Submarines: 3
 Coastal Defense Craft: 8
 Mine Warfare: 0

Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force.

 Oil Production: 723,200 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 620,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 2,805,000,000 bbl/day

War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.

 Labor Force: 17,050,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 36]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 8
 Roadway Coverage: 231,374
 Railway Coverage: 36,966
 Serviceable Airports: 1,138

Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.

 Defense Budget: $4,330,000,000
 External Debt: $113,700,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $43,250,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $735,100,000,000

 GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

 Square Land Area: 2,780,400 km
 Coastline: 4,989 km
 Shared Border: 9,861 km
 Waterways: 11,000 km

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

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