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Comparison of Singapore and Malaysia Military Strengths (2024)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative conventional fighting strengths of Singapore and Malaysia for the year 2024.



The selected countries for comparison, Singapore and Malaysia, are displayed below in side-by-side format. The Primary selection is displayed in Blue while the Secondary selection is displayed in Red. Go back to compare two other military powers.

The side-by-side comparison provides a theoretical look at war footing between two potential (or active) military rivals.
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COUNTRIES
Singapore
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PwrIndx: 0.4087
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 30 of 145)
Malaysia
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PwrIndx: 0.5992
Score of 0.0000 being optimal.
(Rnk 42 of 145)


COMPARISON BRIEF
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 105)
5,975,383
(Diff: -28,244,592)
Total Population (Rnk 43)
34,219,975
(Diff: 28,244,592)
Available Manpower (Rnk 91)
3,883,999
(Diff: -12,199,389)
Available Manpower (Rnk 41)
16,083,388
(Diff: 12,199,389)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 97)
2,605,267
(Diff: -10,740,523)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 40)
13,345,790
(Diff: 10,740,523)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 112)
65,729
(Diff: -481,791)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 45)
547,520
(Diff: 481,791)
Active Personnel (Rnk 67)
51,000
(Diff: -62,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 41)
113,000
(Diff: 62,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 23)
252,500
(Diff: 200,900)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 50)
51,600
(Diff: -200,900)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 37)
12,000
(Diff: -88,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 16)
100,000
(Diff: 88,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 28)
$13,493,000,000
(Diff: $9,123,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 53)
$4,370,000,000
(Diff: $-9,123,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 103)
$1,557,646,000,000
(Diff: $1,332,646,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 86)
$225,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,332,646,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 10)
$425,098,000,000
(Diff: $308,182,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 24)
$116,916,000,000
(Diff: $-308,182,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 38)
$578,254,000,000
(Diff: $-305,852,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 31)
$884,106,000,000
(Diff: $305,852,000,000)


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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 40)
247
(Diff: 104)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 59)
143
(Diff: -104)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 22)
100
(Diff: 74)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 49)
26
(Diff: -74)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -12)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 37)
12
(Diff: 12)
Transports (Rnk 43)
9
(Diff: -7)
Transports (Rnk 36)
16
(Diff: 7)
Trainers (Rnk 52)
36
(Diff: 5)
Trainers (Rnk 55)
31
(Diff: -5)
Special-Mission (Rnk 26)
9
(Diff: 2)
Special-Mission (Rnk 28)
7
(Diff: -2)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 6)
11
(Diff: 7)
Aerial Tankers (Rnk 13)
4
(Diff: -7)
Helicopters (Rnk 42)
87
(Diff: 35)
Helicopters (Rnk 59)
52
(Diff: -35)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 29)
18
(Diff: 18)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -18)


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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 64)
170
(Diff: 122)
Tank Strength (Rnk 82)
48
(Diff: -122)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 47)
8,318
(Diff: -5,647)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 35)
13,965
(Diff: 5,647)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 53)
48
(Diff: 48)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: -48)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 62)
89
(Diff: -107)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 42)
196
(Diff: 107)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 63)
24
(Diff: -12)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 54)
36
(Diff: 12)


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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 55)
43
(Diff: -58)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 38)
101
(Diff: 58)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Submarines (Rnk 14)
7
(Diff: 5)
Submarines (Rnk 19)
2
(Diff: -5)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Destroyers (Rnk 145)
0
(Diff: 0)
Frigates (Rnk 11)
6
(Diff: 4)
Frigates (Rnk 15)
2
(Diff: -4)
Corvettes (Rnk 11)
6
(Diff: 0)
Corvettes (Rnk 11)
6
(Diff: 0)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 46)
15
(Diff: -57)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 12)
72
(Diff: 57)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 18)
4
(Diff: 0)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 18)
4
(Diff: 0)


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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 106)
9
(Diff: -105)
Airports (Rnk 46)
114
(Diff: 105)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 6)
3,227
(Diff: 1,437)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 13)
1,790
(Diff: -1,437)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 20)
1
(Diff: -8)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 12)
9
(Diff: 8)
Labor Force (Rnk 95)
3,290,000
(Diff: -13,450,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 39)
16,740,000
(Diff: 13,450,000)
Roadways (Rnk 142)
3,500km
(Diff: -140,903km)
Roadways (Rnk 36)
144,403km
(Diff: 140,903km)
Roadways (Rnk 145)
0km
(Diff: -1,851km)
Roadways (Rnk 76)
1,851km
(Diff: 1,851km)


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NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil Production (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -600,000bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 28)
600,000bbl
(Diff: 600,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 99)
1,450,000bbl
(Diff: 730,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 89)
720,000bbl
(Diff: -730,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -3,600,000,000bbl)
Proven Oil Reserves (Rnk 27)
3,600,000,000bbl
(Diff: 3,600,000,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -74,985,350,000bbl)
Natural Gas Production (Rnk 12)
74,985,350,000bbl
(Diff: 74,985,350,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 65)
13,396,282,000bbl
(Diff: -26,190,633,000bbl)
Natural Gas Consumption (Rnk 85)
39,586,915,000bbl
(Diff: 26,190,633,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -1,189,306,000,000bbl)
Proven Nat.Gas Reserves (Rnk 25)
1,189,306,000,000bbl
(Diff: 1,189,306,000,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -2,977,000bbl)
Coal Production (Rnk 41)
2,977,000bbl
(Diff: 2,977,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 35)
423,000bbl
(Diff: -34,845,000bbl)
Coal Consumption (Rnk 96)
35,268,000bbl
(Diff: 34,845,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 145)
0bbl
(Diff: -226,000,000bbl)
Proven Coal Reserves (Rnk 53)
226,000,000bbl
(Diff: 226,000,000bbl)


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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 145)
719km
(Diff: -329,128km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 65)
329,847km
(Diff: 329,128km)
Shared Border
NONE: ISLAND
(Diff: -2,742km)
Shared Border (Rnk 69)
2,742km
(Diff: 2,742km)
Coastline (Rnk 11)
193km
(Diff: -4,482km)
Coastline (Rnk 82)
4,675km
(Diff: 4,482km)
Waterways (Rnk 145)
0km
(Diff: -7,200km)
Waterways (Rnk 22)
7,200km
(Diff: 7,200km)


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