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Armored Fighting Vehicle Strength by Country

While the tank remains the spearhead of the modern land army, the armored fighting vehicle follows to help claim territory.

Armored Fighting Vehicle Strength by Country

While the tank remains the spearhead of the modern land army, the armored fighting vehicle follows to help claim territory.

OVERVIEW



For the purpose of the GFP ranking, the 'Armored Fighting Vehicle' (AFV) is represented by Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs), and - more recently, Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) types. Examples include the American 'Bradley' Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the Russian MT-LB series. While typically tracked, AFVs can also showcase road wheels along multiple axles as in the American 'Stryker' family line. Systems on order (heading into the next year) are not taken into account. Light utility vehicles (such as the ubiquitous HUMVEE, even if armed/up-armored) and military trucks/engineering/logistical vehicles are not taken into account.

The data presented below is through 2019.


1
Russia
RUS
50,049
2
China
CHN
40,000
3
United States
USA
39,223
4
Saudi Arabia
SAR
11,100
5
Ukraine
UKR
10,200
6
North Korea
NKO
10,000
7
Turkey
TUR
9,500
8
Germany
GER
8,389
9
Algeria
ALG
6,900
10
Israel
ISR
6,541
11
France
FRA
6,300
12
United Arab Emirates
UAE
5,936
13
Egypt
EGP
5,735
14
Syria
SYR
5,170
15
Iraq
IRQ
4,739
16
United Kingdom
UKD
4,607
17
Italy
ITA
4,000
18
Bulgaria
BUL
3,900
19
Pakistan
PAK
3,665
20
Singapore
SIN
3,585
21
Japan
JPN
3,072
22
Australia
AUS
3,050
23
South Korea
SKO
2,870
24
Jordan
JOR
2,847
25
India
IND
2,815
26
Morocco
MOR
2,720
27
Greece
GRE
2,550
28
Vietnam
VTN
2,530
29
South Africa
SAF
2,500
30
Poland
POL
2,411
31
Iran
IRN
2,345
32
Lebanon
LEB
2,330
33
Switzerland
SWI
2,200
34
Taiwan
TAI
2,050
35
Spain
SPA
2,040
36
Finland
FIN
2,035
37
Canada
CAN
2,000
38
Turkmenistan
TKM
1,940
39
Brazil
BRA
1,881
40
Nigeria
NIG
1,835
41
Azerbaijan
AZR
1,671
42
Sweden
SWE
1,639
43
Thailand
THA
1,551
44
Malaysia
MLY
1,460
45
Chile
CHI
1,430
46
Romania
ROM
1,400
47
Myanmar
MYA
1,300
48
Indonesia
INO
1,300
49
Belarus
BLR
1,253
50
Uzbekistan
UZB
1,215
51
Denmark
DEN
1,068
52
Afghanistan
AFG
1,062
53
Netherlands
NET
1,014
54
Kazakhstan
KAZ
1,000
55
Tunisia
TUN
985
56
Belgium
BEL
984
57
Georgia
GEO
950
58
Hungary
HUN
944
59
Bahrain
BAH
850
60
Ethiopia
ETH
800
61
Serbia
SER
778
62
Norway
NOR
777
63
Oman
OMA
735
64
Kuwait
KUW
715
65
Portugal
POR
700
66
Mexico
MEX
695
67
Cuba
CUB
670
68
Colombia
COL
669
69
Lithuania
LIT
667
70
Cambodia
CMB
650
71
Mongolia
MON
630
72
Argentina
ARG
630
73
Uganda
UGA
630
74
Albania
ALB
621
75
Yemen
YEM
615
76
Croatia
CRO
593
77
Angola
ANG
585
78
Sri Lanka
SRL
570
79
Peru
PER
550
80
Philippines
PHI
530
81
Libya
LBY
530
82
Bangladesh
BAN
521
83
Kenya
KEN
500
84
Armenia
ARM
500
85
Botswana
BOT
473
86
Qatar
QTR
465
87
Slovakia
SLK
454
88
Czechia
CZC
437
89
Uruguay
URU
434
90
Namibia
NAM
410
91
Sudan
SUD
403
92
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
400
93
Ecuador
ECU
385
94
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
385
95
Chad
CHD
372
96
Tajikistan
TAJ
347
97
Moldova
MOL
341
98
Venezuela
VEN
338
99
Mozambique
MOZ
335
100
Latvia
LAT
303
101
Zimbabwe
ZIM
300
102
Austria
AST
290
103
Nicaragua
NIC
265
104
Macedonia
MAC
251
105
Slovenia
SLV
240
106
Republic of the Congo
ROC
225
107
Cameroon
CAM
222
108
Nepal
NEP
214
109
Mali
MAL
206
110
New Zealand
NWZ
200
111
South Sudan
SSU
200
112
Zambia
ZAM
184
113
Niger
NGR
182
114
Estonia
EST
181
115
Ghana
GHA
150
116
Bolivia
BOL
137
117
Guatemala
GUA
135
118
El Salvador
ESL
125
119
Ireland
IRE
124
120
Ivory Coast
IVC
109
121
Madagascar
MAD
103
122
Somalia
SOM
100
123
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
100
124
Mauritania
MAU
95
125
Honduras
HON
92
126
Tanzania
TAN
70
127
Gabon
GAB
70
128
Suriname
SUR
66
129
Panama
PAN
65
130
Paraguay
PAR
63
131
Central African Republic
CAR
55
132
Laos
LAO
30
133
Montenegro
MTN
26
134
Dominican Republic
DOM
20
135
Sierra Leone
SIE
13
136
Bhutan
BUT
10
137
Liberia
LIB
0