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2022 Gabon Military Strength



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For 2022, Gabon is ranked 131 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 4.7871 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last updated on 05/02/2022.

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



Population
Rnk 131
Manpower
Rnk 132
Fit / Service
Rnk 134
Military Age
Rnk 125
Active Pers.
Rnk 82
Reserve
Rnk 140
Paramilitary
Rnk 55
Tot Aircraft
Rnk 96
Fighters
Rnk 61
Attack Types
Rnk 140
Transports
Rnk 49
Trainers
Rnk 140
Spcl. Mission
Rnk 140
Tanker AC
Rnk 140
Helos
Rnk 82
Attack Helos
Rnk 140
Tanks
Rnk 140
AFVs
Rnk 113
SPAs
Rnk 140
Artillery
Rnk 92
MLRSs
Rnk 140
Ships
Rnk 71
Carriers
Rnk 140
Helo Carr.
Rnk 140
Destroyers
Rnk 140
Frigates
Rnk 140
Corvettes
Rnk 140
Submarines
Rnk 140
Patrol Craft
Rnk 55
Mine Warf.
Rnk 140
Oil Prod.
Rnk 34
Oil Consum.
Rnk 16
Oil Proven
Rnk 35
Labor Frc.
Rnk 135
Merch Fleet
Rnk 77
Major Ports
Rnk 16
Roadways
Rnk 121
Railways
Rnk 103
Airports
Rnk 81
Defense Bgt
Rnk 115
Ext. Debt
Rnk 28
Foreign Rsv.
Rnk 120
Purch. Pwr
Rnk 114
Land Area
Rnk 75
Coastlines
Rnk 38
Borders
Rnk 70
Waterways
Rnk 51
Ratings Key:
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Capabilities (BETA):

National Defense
Guerilla Warfare
Airspace Defense
Tactical Reach
Internal Security
Land Convoy Protection
Indirect-Fire Support
Long-Term Sustainment
Global Trade
Natural Geographic Defense


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131/142
Total Population:
2,284,912
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132/142
Available Manpower
868,267 (38.0%)
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134/142
Fit-for-Service
495,826 (21.7%)
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125/142
Reaching Mil Age Annually
43,413 (1.9%)
Tot Military Personnel (est.)
8,500 (0.4%)
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82/142
Active Personnel
6,500 (0.3%)
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140/142
Reserve Personnel
0 (0.0%)
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55/142
Paramilitary
2,000 (0.1%)
Manpower Composition:
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96/142
Total Aircraft Strength:
23
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61/142
Fighters/Interceptors:
6 (26.1%)
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140/142
Dedicated Attack:
0 (0.0%)
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49/142
Transports:
2 (8.7%)
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140/142
Trainers:
0 (0.0%)
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140/142
Special-Mission:
0 (0.0%)
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140/142
Tanker Fleet:
0 (0.0%)
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82/142
Helicopters:
15 (65.2%)
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140/142
Attack Helicopters:
0 (0.0%)
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).
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140/142
Tanks:
0
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113/142
Armored Vehicles:
150
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140/142
Self-Propelled Artillery:
0
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92/142
Towed Artillery:
10
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140/142
Rocket Projectors:
0
Inventory Composition:
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71/142
Total Assets:
10
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140/142
Aircraft Carriers:
0
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140/142
Helicopter Carriers:
0
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140/142
Destroyers:
0
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140/142
Frigates:
0
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140/142
Corvettes:
0
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140/142
Submarines:
0
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55/142
Patrol Vessels:
3
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140/142
Mine Warfare:
0
Inventory Composition:
Hover over the pie slices in the chart below for more details.

For an in-depth overview of current leading naval powers of the world, including active inventories and strengths, consult the World Directory of Modern Military Warships (www.WDMMW.org).
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Additional 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 no longer includes aerial tankers which are now covered in their own listing. 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. 'Tanks' value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers (no distinction being made between track-over-wheel and all-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 only traditional carriers (both conventionally- and nuclear-powered while Helicopter Carriers are now considered under their own listing. 'Submarines' value includes both diesel-electric and nuclear-powered types. Landlocked nationd 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].

NATURAL RESOURCES - Values derived from the CIA World Factbook or estimated in some cases. Values presented as BBL (Barrel unit).

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 ($). Estimates made when needed.

GEORGRAPHY - 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 of a nation into account (border coverage, coastline coverage).
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