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Comparison of Russia and United Kingdom Military Strengths (2021)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of Russia and United Kingdom for the year 2021.



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COUNTRIES
Russia
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PwrIndx: 0.0791*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 2 of 140
United Kingdom
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PwrIndx: 0.1997*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 8 of 140
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 9)
141,722,205
(Diff: 75,961,088)
Total Population (Rnk 22)
65,761,117
(Diff: -75,961,088)
Available Manpower (Rnk 9)
69,443,880
(Diff: 39,193,766)
Available Manpower (Rnk 21)
30,250,114
(Diff: -39,193,766)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 9)
46,527,400
(Diff: 22,327,309)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 21)
24,200,091
(Diff: -22,327,309)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 17)
1,302,767
(Diff: 552,564)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 30)
750,203
(Diff: -552,564)
Active Personnel (Rnk 5)
1,014,000
(Diff: 819,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 27)
195,000
(Diff: -819,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 2)
2,000,000
(Diff: 1,920,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 35)
80,000
(Diff: -1,920,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 9)
555,000
(Diff: 555,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -555,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 11)
$42,129,000,000
(Diff: $-13,913,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 5)
$56,042,000,000
(Diff: $13,913,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 20)
$539,600,000,000
(Diff: $-7,586,400,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 2)
$8,126,000,000,000
(Diff: $7,586,400,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 6)
$432,700,000,000
(Diff: $281,900,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 16)
$150,800,000,000
(Diff: $-281,900,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 6)
$4,025,000,000,000
(Diff: $1,051,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 9)
$2,974,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,051,000,000,000)
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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 2)
4,144
(Diff: 3,406)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 15)
738
(Diff: -3,406)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 3)
789
(Diff: 670)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 20)
119
(Diff: -670)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 2)
742
(Diff: 727)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 27)
15
(Diff: -727)
Transports (Rnk 2)
429
(Diff: 384)
Transports (Rnk 20)
45
(Diff: -384)
Trainers (Rnk 3)
495
(Diff: 251)
Trainers (Rnk 10)
244
(Diff: -251)
Special-Mission (Rnk 3)
130
(Diff: 100)
Special-Mission (Rnk 9)
30
(Diff: -100)
Helicopters (Rnk 2)
1,540
(Diff: 1,271)
Helicopters (Rnk 14)
269
(Diff: -1,271)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 2)
538
(Diff: 500)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 17)
38
(Diff: -500)
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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 1)
13,000
(Diff: 12,891)
Tank Strength (Rnk 77)
109
(Diff: -12,891)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 3)
27,100
(Diff: 21,600)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 18)
5,500
(Diff: -21,600)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 1)
6,540
(Diff: 6,451)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 37)
89
(Diff: -6,451)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 1)
4,465
(Diff: 4,339)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 54)
126
(Diff: -4,339)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 1)
3,860
(Diff: 3,825)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 48)
35
(Diff: -3,825)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 2)
603
(Diff: 515)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 27)
88
(Diff: -515)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 3)
1
(Diff: -1)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 2)
2
(Diff: 1)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: 0)
Submarines (Rnk 4)
64
(Diff: 53)
Submarines (Rnk 10)
11
(Diff: -53)
Destroyers (Rnk 4)
15
(Diff: 9)
Destroyers (Rnk 8)
6
(Diff: -9)
Frigates (Rnk 7)
11
(Diff: -2)
Frigates (Rnk 5)
13
(Diff: 2)
Corvettes (Rnk 1)
85
(Diff: 85)
Corvettes (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -85)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 17)
55
(Diff: 30)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 33)
25
(Diff: -30)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 1)
48
(Diff: 35)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 7)
13
(Diff: -35)
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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 5)
1,218
(Diff: 758)
Airports (Rnk 15)
460
(Diff: -758)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 8)
2,739
(Diff: 1,313)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 15)
1,426
(Diff: -1,313)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 13)
8
(Diff: -8)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 6)
16
(Diff: 8)
Labor Force (Rnk 6)
69,923,000
(Diff: 34,511,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 17)
35,412,000
(Diff: -34,511,000)
Roadways (Rnk 7)
982,000km
(Diff: 587,572km)
Roadways (Rnk 16)
394,428km
(Diff: -587,572km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
87,157km
(Diff: 70,703km)
Roadways (Rnk 17)
16,454km
(Diff: -70,703km)
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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 2)
10,760,000bbl
(Diff: 9,760,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 19)
1,000,000bbl
(Diff: -9,760,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 5)
3,225,000bbl
(Diff: 1,625,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 11)
1,600,000bbl
(Diff: -1,625,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 8)
80,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 77,931,000,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 34)
2,069,000,000bbl
(Diff: -77,931,000,000bbl)
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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 1)
17,098,242km
(Diff: 16,854,632km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 76)
243,610km
(Diff: -16,854,632km)
Shared Border (Rnk 2)
22,408km
(Diff: 21,965km)
Shared Border (Rnk 123)
443km
(Diff: -21,965km)
Coastline (Rnk 3)
37,653km
(Diff: 25,224km)
Coastline (Rnk 12)
12,429km
(Diff: -25,224km)
Waterways (Rnk 3)
102,000km
(Diff: 98,800km)
Waterways (Rnk 34)
3,200km
(Diff: -98,800km)


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