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Comparison of Russia and United States Military Strengths (2021)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of Russia and United States 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 States
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PwrIndx: 0.0718*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 1 of 140
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 9)
141,722,205
(Diff: -190,916,897)
Total Population (Rnk 3)
332,639,102
(Diff: 190,916,897)
Available Manpower (Rnk 9)
69,443,880
(Diff: -76,917,325)
Available Manpower (Rnk 3)
146,361,205
(Diff: 76,917,325)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 9)
46,527,400
(Diff: -74,952,400)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 3)
121,479,800
(Diff: 74,952,400)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 17)
1,302,767
(Diff: -2,949,026)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 5)
4,251,793
(Diff: 2,949,026)
Active Personnel (Rnk 5)
1,014,000
(Diff: -386,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 3)
1,400,000
(Diff: 386,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 2)
2,000,000
(Diff: 1,154,500)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 8)
845,500
(Diff: -1,154,500)
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: $-698,371,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 1)
$740,500,000,000
(Diff: $698,371,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 20)
$539,600,000,000
(Diff: $-17,370,400,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 1)
$17,910,000,000,000
(Diff: $17,370,400,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 6)
$432,700,000,000
(Diff: $309,400,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 19)
$123,300,000,000
(Diff: $-309,400,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 6)
$4,025,000,000,000
(Diff: $-15,475,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 2)
$19,500,000,000,000
(Diff: $15,475,000,000,000)
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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 2)
4,144
(Diff: -9,089)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 1)
13,233
(Diff: 9,089)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 3)
789
(Diff: -1,167)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 1)
1,956
(Diff: 1,167)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 2)
742
(Diff: -19)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 1)
761
(Diff: 19)
Transports (Rnk 2)
429
(Diff: -516)
Transports (Rnk 1)
945
(Diff: 516)
Trainers (Rnk 3)
495
(Diff: -2,270)
Trainers (Rnk 1)
2,765
(Diff: 2,270)
Special-Mission (Rnk 3)
130
(Diff: -619)
Special-Mission (Rnk 1)
749
(Diff: 619)
Helicopters (Rnk 2)
1,540
(Diff: -3,896)
Helicopters (Rnk 1)
5,436
(Diff: 3,896)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 2)
538
(Diff: -366)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 1)
904
(Diff: 366)
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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 1)
13,000
(Diff: 6,900)
Tank Strength (Rnk 3)
6,100
(Diff: -6,900)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 3)
27,100
(Diff: -12,900)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 1)
40,000
(Diff: 12,900)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 1)
6,540
(Diff: 5,040)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 4)
1,500
(Diff: -5,040)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 1)
4,465
(Diff: 3,125)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 11)
1,340
(Diff: -3,125)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 1)
3,860
(Diff: 2,495)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 5)
1,365
(Diff: -2,495)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 2)
603
(Diff: 113)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 4)
490
(Diff: -113)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 3)
1
(Diff: -10)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 1)
11
(Diff: 10)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -10)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 1)
10
(Diff: 10)
Submarines (Rnk 4)
64
(Diff: -4)
Submarines (Rnk 3)
68
(Diff: 4)
Destroyers (Rnk 4)
15
(Diff: -77)
Destroyers (Rnk 1)
92
(Diff: 77)
Frigates (Rnk 7)
11
(Diff: 11)
Frigates (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -11)
Corvettes (Rnk 1)
85
(Diff: 64)
Corvettes (Rnk 5)
21
(Diff: -64)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 17)
55
(Diff: 42)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 44)
13
(Diff: -42)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 1)
48
(Diff: 40)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 12)
8
(Diff: -40)
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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 5)
1,218
(Diff: -12,295)
Airports (Rnk 1)
13,513
(Diff: 12,295)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 8)
2,739
(Diff: -934)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 5)
3,673
(Diff: 934)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 13)
8
(Diff: -27)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 2)
35
(Diff: 27)
Labor Force (Rnk 6)
69,923,000
(Diff: -76,205,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 3)
146,128,000
(Diff: 76,205,000)
Roadways (Rnk 7)
982,000km
(Diff: -5,604,610km)
Roadways (Rnk 1)
6,586,610km
(Diff: 5,604,610km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
87,157km
(Diff: -137,635km)
Roadways (Rnk 1)
224,792km
(Diff: 137,635km)
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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 2)
10,760,000bbl
(Diff: -240,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 1)
11,000,000bbl
(Diff: 240,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 5)
3,225,000bbl
(Diff: -16,775,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 1)
20,000,000bbl
(Diff: 16,775,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 8)
80,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: 45,000,000,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 11)
35,000,000,000bbl
(Diff: -45,000,000,000bbl)
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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 1)
17,098,242km
(Diff: 7,271,567km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 3)
9,826,675km
(Diff: -7,271,567km)
Shared Border (Rnk 2)
22,408km
(Diff: 10,360km)
Shared Border (Rnk 6)
12,048km
(Diff: -10,360km)
Coastline (Rnk 3)
37,653km
(Diff: 17,729km)
Coastline (Rnk 8)
19,924km
(Diff: -17,729km)
Waterways (Rnk 3)
102,000km
(Diff: 60,991km)
Waterways (Rnk 5)
41,009km
(Diff: -60,991km)


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