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2023 Belarus Military Strength



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For 2023, Belarus is ranked 60 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. The nation holds a PwrIndx* score of 1.0485 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last reviewed on 01/05/2023.

*PwrIndx: Each nation is assessed on individual and collective values processed through an in-house formula to generate its 'PwrIndx' (Power Index) score. Some values are estimated when official numbers are not available. View the NOTES tab below for a detailed breakdown of other assessments.
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Notes:
The current year sees Belarus run the risk of being pulled into Russia's war against Ukraine which would see the nation's military capabilities - including mobilization and field command - put to the test.

Breakdown



Belarus is ranked 60 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual Global Firepower review. The nation holds a Power Index score of 1.0485 with a score of 0.0000 being considered exceptional in the GFP assessment.
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Bordered by land on all sides without direct access to the sea, this country is landlocked.

Population
90/ 145
Avail.Manpwr
82/ 145
Fit-for-Serv
81/ 145
Mil.Age.Annu
96/ 145
Active Persn
70/ 145
Rez.Persn
16/ 145
Paramil.Persn
19/ 145
Aircraft
47/ 145
Fighters
42/ 145
Attack Types
13/ 145
Transports
48/ 145
Trainers
60/ 145
Spl.Mission
145/ 145
Tankers
145/ 145
Helicopters
48/ 145
Attack Helos
28/ 145
Tanks
26/ 145
Vehicles
51/ 145
Artillery (SP)
16/ 145
Art.(Towed)
34/ 145
MLRS
21/ 145
Oil Prod
59/ 145
Oil Consump
51/ 145
Oil Rez.Proven
48/ 145
Nat.Gas Prod
77/ 145
NatGas Cons
70/ 145
NatGas Rez
89/ 145
Coal Prod
145/ 145
Coal Consump
37/ 145
Coal Rez.Prvn
145/ 145
Labor Force
80/ 145
Merch.Marines
106/ 145
Major Ports
20/ 145
Roadways
57/ 145
Railways
34/ 145
Airports
67/ 145
Def.Budget
87/ 145
Ext.Debt
54/ 145
Foreign Rez
81/ 145
Purch.Power
69/ 145
Sq.Land Area
81/ 145
Shared Border
79/ 145
Waterways
37/ 145


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GENERAL CAPABILITIES
Theoretical, automatically generated based on supplied values.

National Defense
Guerilla/Asymmetric Warfare
Airspace Defense
Tactical Reach
Battlefield Support
Anti-Armor
Armored Warfare
Internal Security
Land Convoy Protection
Indirect Fire Support
Global Trade
Goods/Supplies Transportation
Natural Geographic Defense



The act of waging (and sustaining) a prolonged conflict requires a massive financial commitment from all parties involved. As such, GFP focuses on a select group of financially-related categories showcased below.


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69/145
Purchasing Power Parity:
$180,000,000,000 USD
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81/145
Foreign Exchange/Gold:
$7,315,000,000 USD
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87/145
Defense Budget:
$723,120,000 USD
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54/145
External Debt:
$40,000,000,000 USD
All monetary values presented in United States Dollar (USD$).


Manpower is one of the few categories that every nation satisfies in the GFP index to one extent or another. These categories detail the maximum and realistic number of souls a given nation can commit to a war effort, be it offensive or defensive in nature.


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90/145
Total Population:
9,413,505
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82/145
Available Manpower
4,989,158 (53.0%)
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81/145
Fit-for-Service
3,690,094 (39.2%)
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96/145
Reaching Mil Age Annually
103,549 (1.1%)
Tot Mil. Personnel (est.)
445,000 (4.7%)
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70/145
Active Personnel
45,000 (0.5%)
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16/145
Reserve Personnel
290,000 (3.1%)
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19/145
Paramilitary
110,000 (1.2%)
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27/145
Air Force Personnel*
18,200
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56/145
Army Personnel*
16,500
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145/145
Navy Personnel*
0


*These values may be estimated.
Manpower Composition:
Hover over the various color-coded sections in the bar below for details on each category.


GFP tracks specific categories related to aerial warfare capabilities of a given power. READINESS values are based against the U.S. Air Force's 75% average across all categories to account for availability of individual over-battlefield assets due to general maintenance, modernization, refurbishment and the like. Percent values are % of total inventory stock available.


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47/145
Aircraft Total:
Stock: 191
Readiness: 96*
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42/145
Fighters:
Stock: 38 (19.9%)
Readiness: 19*
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13/145
Attack Types:
Stock: 67 (35.1%)
Readiness: 34*
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48/145
Transports (Fixed-Wing):
Stock: 4 (2.1%)
Readiness: 2*
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60/145
Trainers:
Stock: 22 (11.5%)
Readiness: 11*
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145/145
Special-Mission:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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145/145
Tanker Fleet:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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48/145
Helicopters:
Stock: 60 (31.4%)
Readiness: 30*
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28/145
Attack Helicopters:
Stock: 21 (11.0%)
Readiness: 11*


*Values are estimated.
Inventory Composition:
Hover over pie slices in the chart below for category information. Pecentages below are not part of overall strength above but rather relative to each category presented below.

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).

GFP tracks specific categories related to land warfare capabilities of a given power. READINESS values are based against the U.S. Army's 80% average across all categories to account for availability of individual battlefield assets due to general maintenance, modernization, refurbishment and the like.


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26/145
Tanks:
Stock: 862
Readiness: 474*
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51/145
Vehicles:
Stock: 13,376
Readiness: 7,357*
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16/145
Self-Propelled Artillery:
Stock: 488
Readiness: 268*
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34/145
Towed Artillery:
Stock: 330
Readiness: 182*
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21/145
MLRS (Rocket Artillery):
Stock: 253
Readiness: 139*


*Values are estimated.
Inventory Composition:
Hover over pie slices in the chart below for category information.




End-use products reflect a given nation's ability to produce products through manufacturing, industry, and / or agriculture.
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APPLIANC
Icon image of a pile of barley
BARLEY
Icon image of corn cob
CORN
Icon image of a fertilizer bag
FERTLZR
Icon image of a metal stack
METALS
Icon image of a milk carton
MILK
Icon image of a potato
POTATOES
Icon image of a rooster
POULTRY
Icon image of a pile of rapeseeds and plant
RAPESEED
Icon image of a clump of sugar beets
SGRBEETS
Icon image of textile swatches
TEXTILES
Icon image of a pile of triticale seeds
TRTICALE
Icon image of wheat
WHEAT



The GFP index tracks crude Oil (petroleum) and (new as of 2023) Natural Gas and Coal usage / reserves / stock for each country. Natural resources are critical to a nation in both war and peace time, in some cases forming the lifeblood of a given world power. 2022 showed just how natural resources can be 'weaponized' by one party over another.


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59/145
Oil Production:
35,000 bbl
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51/145
Oil Consumption:
135,000 bbl
Oil Deficit:
-100,000 bbl
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48/145
Oil Proven Reserves:
200,000,000 bbl

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77/145
Natural Gas Production:
68,951,000 cu.m
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70/145
Natural Gas Consumption:
18,639,590,000 cu.m
Natural Gas Deficit:
-18,570,639,000 cu.m
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89/145
Nat.Gas Proven Rez:
2,832,000,000 cu.m

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145/145
Coal Production:
0 mt
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37/145
Coal Consumption:
621,000 mt
Coal Deficit:
-621,000 mt
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145/145
Coal Proven Reserves:
0 mt
Oil bbl represented as unit 'barrel of oil'. Natural Gas represented in 'cubic meters'. Coal represented in 'metric tons'.


The GFP formula tracks various factors related to logistics which prove critical to any one global power in both war and peace time. These factor into a nation's ability to move man, machine, and supplies from one point to another - a particularly important quality when considering mass-mobilization.


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80/145
Labor Force:
4,381,000
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106/145
Merchant Marine Fleet:
4
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20/145
Ports / Trade Terminals:
1
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67/145
Airports:
65
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57/145
Roadway Coverage:
86,600 km
Small graph icon
34/145
Railway Coverage:
5,528 km
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37/145
Waterways (usable):
2,500 km



FINANCIALS - Values partly derived from the CIA World Factbook and presented in USD ($). Estimates made when needed.

GEOGRAPHY - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook. As geography can play a role in both offensive and defensive wars, the GFP formula takes geographic qualities into account (border coverage, coastline coverage).

CAPITAL - Basic details covering the name, population, temperature, and precipitation values of a given capital city.

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

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

LAND FORCES - Values derived from multiple sources. Estimates made when required. 'Tanks' value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), medium tanks, and light tanks. 'Vehicles' value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, Armored Cars, and support / logistical / engineering types. 'Rocket Projectors' (MLRSs) include self-propelled and towed forms.

NAVAL FORCES - Values derived from multiple sources. Estimates made when required. 'Total Assets' value includes all possible / available vessels including auxiliaries. 'Aircraft Carriers' value includes only traditional through-deck carriers (both conventionally- and nuclear-powered); Helicopter Carriers are considered in their own separate listing. 'Submarines' value includes both diesel-electric and nuclear-powered types. Landlocked nations are not penalized for the lack of a standing navy. For an in-depth look into the current naval powers of the world, consider "the World Directory of Modern Military Warships" [www.WDMMW.org - external link].

END-USE PRODUCTS - Graphics intended to showcase manufacturing, industrial, and agricultural prowess of a global power. Not all products may be accounted for in the showcase.

NATURAL RESOURCES - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook or estimated in some cases. Values presented as BBL (Barrel unit), cu.m (Cubic Meters), and mt (Metric Tons).

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.
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