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Switzerland Military Strength (2021)



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For 2021, Switzerland is ranked 30 of 139 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.5011 (0.0000 considered 'perfect').

*Each nation is assessed on individual and collective values processed through an in-house formula to generate a 'PwrIndx' score. Some values are estimated when official numbers are not available. View Notes.
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Breakdown



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91/139
Total Population:
8,403,994
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91/139
Available Manpower
3,613,717 (43.0%)
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90/139
Fit-for-Service
2,999,385 (35.7%)
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100/139
Reaching Military Age Annually
89,982 (1.1%)
Total Military Personnel
239,000 (est.) (2.8%)
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71/139
Active Personnel
21,000 (0.2%)
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22/139
Reserve Personnel
218,000 (2.6%)
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139/139
Paramilitary
0 (0.0%)
Inventory Composition:
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54/139
Total Strength:
160
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34/139
Fighters:
54
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139/139
Dedicated Attack:
0
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38/139
Transports:
17
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44/139
Trainers:
46
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30/139
Special-Mission:
1
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139/139
Tanker Fleet:
0
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59/139
Helicopters:
42
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Rnk: 139 of 139
Attack Helicopters:
0
Inventory Composition:
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For an in-depth overview of current leading air powers of the world, including active inventories and strengths, consult the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (www.WDMMA.org).
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71/139
Tanks:
134
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32/139
Armored Vehicles:
2,315
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25/139
Self-Propelled Artillery:
224
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139/139
Towed Artillery:
0
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139/139
Rocket Projectors:
0
Inventory Composition:
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Notes



MANPOWER - Values partly derived from the CIA World Factbook. Some values may be estimated.

AIRPOWER - Values derived from multiple sources. Total Aircraft Strength value includes both fixed-wing and rotorcraft platforms from all branches of service (at this time UAVs are not included in the total). 'Attack' value constitutes purpose-built attack types. 'Transports' value includes only fixed-wing aircraft while all rotorcraft are represented under the 'Helicopters' value. 'Special-Mission' value does not take aerial tankers into account. For an in-depth look into the current air powers of the world, visit "the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft" [www.WDMMA.org - external link].

LAND FORCES - Values derived from multiple sources. 'Tanks' value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers (no distinction being made between tracked and wheeled types). 'Armored Vehicles' value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, and Armored Cars. 'Rocket Projectors' include only self-propelled forms.

NAVAL FORCES - Values derived from multiple sources. 'Total Assets' value includes all possible/available vessels including auxiliaries, which are not showcased individually. 'Aircraft Carriers' value includes traditional carriers as well as Helicopter Carriers. 'Submarines' value includes diesel-electric and nuclear-powered types. Landlocked nationd are not penalized for the lack of a standing navy.

NATURAL RESOURCES - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook. Values presented as BBL (Barrels Per Day).

LOGISTICS - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook. Ports & Terminals may reside outside of a nations own borders if arrangements with an ally have been made. Landlocked nations are penalized for the lack of a standing Merchant Marine force.

FINANCIALS - Values partly derived from the CIA World Factbook. Values presented in USD ($).

GEORGRAPHY - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook. Geography can play a role in both offensive and defensive wars. As such, the GFP formula takes geographic qualities of a nation into account.


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