European Union Powers Ranked by Military Strength Ranking
As the European Union does not maintain an official standing army of its own it relies on the framework established by each of its individual member states.
The European Union (EU) does not maintain its own military force and thus relies on the capabilities of each of its members should the worst come to pass. Europe is still militarily protected by the NATO alliance to an extent as twenty-two EU members are also NATO supporters / contributors. Regardless, the EU has on call (at least theoretically) over 1.5 million personnel, nearly 7,700 tanks, 2,450 aircraft (including helicopters), and nearly 550 warships and submarines.
For 2017 there are a total of 24countries included in this listing. While there are officially twenty-eight total EU members, the Republic of Cyprus, Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta are not included in this list due to unmet conditions and minimums. Due to the 'BREXIT' vote results, which sought to remove the United Kingdom out of the European Union, this list will be updated once the motion becomes official for both sides.