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Taiwan Military Strength

Taiwan walks a fine line between independence and all-out war with China - keeping the United States as its foremost ally is a requirement.

Taiwan Military Strength

Taiwan walks a fine line between independence and all-out war with China - keeping the United States as its foremost ally is a requirement.

OVERVIEW
MANPOWER
AIRPOWER
LAND STRENGTH
NAVAL STRENGTH
MISCELLANEOUS
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OVERVIEW: Taiwan



For 2019 Taiwan is ranked 22 (of 137) out of the countries currently considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx rating of 0.3956 (0.0000 being perfect).
Each nation detailed on GlobalFirepower.com is assessed on individual and collective values. These values are processed through an in-house formula to generate the PwrIndx (PowerIndex) score which is used to establish the finalized GFP rankings for the current year. Keep in mind that some values are estimated when official numbers are not readily available. Otherwise official / semi-official values are used when possible. All content is ©2006- www.GlobalFirepower.com. Reproduction of this content is prohibited.
MANPOWER: Values related to a nation's complete population and as it relates to theoretical available fighting strength. Wars, particularly those with high attrition, traditionally favor higher manpower.
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TOTAL POPULATION: 23,545,963
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AVAILABLE MANPOWER: 12,196,809
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FIT-FOR-SERVICE: 10,001,383
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REACHING MILITARY AGE ANNUALLY: 300,041
TOTAL MILITARY PERSONNEL: 1,890,000 (est.)
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ACTIVE PERSONNEL: 215,000
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RESERVE PERSONNEL: 1,675,000
AIRPOWER: Total Aircraft Strength value includes both fixed- and rotary-wing systems from all branches of service (UAVs are not included in this total). Attack values cover both multirole and purpose-built light-attack types. Transports value includes only fixed-wing aircraft (as of 2019). EXTERNAL LINK: Aircraft throughout the military history of Taiwan
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TOTAL AIRCRAFT STRENGTH: 837 (ranked 13 of 137)
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FIGHTERS: 286 (ranked 9 of 137)
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ATTACK: 286 (ranked 11 of 137)
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TRANSPORTS: 19 (ranked 37 of 137)
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TRAINERS: 207 (ranked 13 of 137)
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TOTAL HELICOPTER STRENGTH: 335 (ranked 10 of 137)
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ATTACK HELICOPTERS: 91 (ranked 7 of 137)
LAND STRENGTH: Combat Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers (no distinction is made between tracked and wheeled types). Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, and Armored Cars. Rocket Projectors only include self-propelled forms. EXTERNAL LINK: Armor and Artillery throughout the military history of Taiwan
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COMBAT TANKS: 1,855 (ranked 17 of 137)
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ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES: 2,050 (ranked 34 of 137)
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SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY: 482 (ranked 17 of 137)
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TOWED ARTILLERY: 1,160 (ranked 14 of 137)
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ROCKET PROJECTORS: 115 (ranked 30 of 137)
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TOTAL NAVAL ASSETS: 87*
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AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: 0
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FRIGATES: 24
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DESTROYERS: 4
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CORVETTES: 1
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SUBMARINES: 4
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PATROL VESSELS: 43
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MINE WARFARE: 10




NATURAL RESOURCES (PETROLEUM): Petroleum remains the lifeblood of war. As such it is weighed into the GFP ranking through the figures below. Values are shown as BBL/DY (Barrels Per Day).
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OIL PRODUCTION: 196 bbl/dy
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OIL CONSUMPTION: 975,000 bbl/dy
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PROVEN RESERVES: 2,380,000 bbl
LOGISTICS: For the GFP ranking, Logistics values include personnel, industry, and services related to war production.
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LABOR FORCE: 11,780,000
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MERCHANT MARINE STRENGTH: 350
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MAJOR PORTS, HUBS & TERMINALS: 4
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ROADWAY COVERAGE: 41,475 km
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RAILWAY COVERAGE: 1,580 km
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SERVICABLE AIRPORTS: 37
FINANCE: The GFP ranking takes into account a nation's financial health on the world stage. All values presented in USD ($).
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DEFENSE BUDGET: $10,725,000,000
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EXTERNAL DEBT: $181,900,000,000
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RESERVES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE & GOLD: $456,700,000,000
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PURCHASING POWER PARITY: $1,213,500,000,000
GEOGRAPHY: Geography values factor into both offensive and defensive wars.
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SQUARE LAND AREA: 35,980 km
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COASTLINE: 1,566 km
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SHARED BORDERS: 0 km
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WATERWAYS: 3,720 km