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Russia Military Strength

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

The Russians have proven that their commitment to growth and expansion in 2013 is for real heading into 2014.

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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.

Russia
PwrIndx: 0.2355
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 MANPOWER
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: 145,500,482
 Available Manpower: 69,117,271
 Fit for Service: 46,812,553
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 1,354,202]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 766,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 2,485,000


 LAND SYSTEMS
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: 15,500
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 27,607
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 5,990
 Towed-Artillery: 4,625
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 3,781


 AIR POWER
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: 3,082
 Fighters/Interceptors: 736
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 1,289
 Transport Aircraft: 730
 Trainer Aircraft: 303
 Helicopters: 973
 Attack Helicopters: 114


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


 Total Naval Strength: 352
 Aircraft Carriers: 1
 Frigates: 4
 Destroyers: 13
 Corvettes: 74
 Submarines: 63
 Coastal Defense Craft: 65
 Mine Warfare: 34


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


 Oil Production: 11,000,000 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 2,200,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 80,000,000,000 bbl/day


 LOGISTICAL
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: 75,680,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 1,143]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 7
 Roadway Coverage: 982,000
 Railway Coverage: 87,157
 Serviceable Airports: 1,218


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


 Defense Budget: $76,600,000,000
 External Debt: $631,800,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $537,600,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $2,486,000,000,000


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


 Square Land Area: 17,098,242 km
 Coastline: 37,653 km
 Shared Border: 20,241 km
 Waterways: 102,000 km

Partial 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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