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2021 Ghana Military Strength



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For 2021, Ghana is ranked 96 of 140 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 2.3606 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last updated on 03/03/2021.

*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 49
Manpower
Rnk 48
Fit / Service
Rnk 50
Military Age
Rnk 44
Active Pers.
Rnk 75
Reserve
Rnk 139
Paramilitary
Rnk 139
Tot Aircraft
Rnk 91
Fighters
Rnk 139
Attack Types
Rnk 139
Transports
Rnk 53
Trainers
Rnk 71
Spcl. Mission
Rnk 29
Tanker AC
Rnk 139
Helos
Rnk 82
Attack Helos
Rnk 139
Tanks
Rnk 139
AFVs
Rnk 85
SPAs
Rnk 139
Artillery
Rnk 80
MLRSs
Rnk 65
Ships
Rnk 62
Carriers
Rnk 139
Helo Carr.
Rnk 139
Destroyers
Rnk 139
Frigates
Rnk 139
Corvettes
Rnk 139
Submarines
Rnk 139
Patrol Craft
Rnk 34
Mine Warf.
Rnk 139
Oil Prod.
Rnk 34
Oil Consum.
Rnk 68
Oil Proven
Rnk 40
Labor Frc.
Rnk 45
Merch Fleet
Rnk 83
Major Ports
Rnk 19
Roadways
Rnk 41
Railways
Rnk 91
Airports
Rnk 101
Defense Bgt
Rnk 101
Ext. Debt
Rnk 84
Foreign Rsv.
Rnk 78
Purch. Pwr
Rnk 76
Land Area
Rnk 78
Coastlines
Rnk 76
Borders
Rnk 74
Waterways
Rnk 56
Ratings Key:
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Capabilities (BETA):

National Defense
Internal Security
Land Convoy Protection
Indirect-Fire Support
Waterway Denial
Long-Term Sustainment
Global Trade
Goods/Supplies Transportation
Natural Geographic Defense


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49/140
Total Population:
29,340,248
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48/140
Available Manpower
12,616,307 (43.0%)
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50/140
Fit-for-Service
8,452,925 (28.8%)
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44/140
Reaching Mil Age Annually
532,534 (1.8%)
Tot Military Personnel (est.)
15,500 (0.1%)
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75/140
Active Personnel
15,500 (0.1%)
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139/140
Reserve Personnel
0 (0.0%)
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139/140
Paramilitary
0 (0.0%)
Manpower Composition:
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91/140
Total Aircraft Strength:
23
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139/140
Fighters/Interceptors:
0 (0.0%)
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139/140
Dedicated Attack:
0 (0.0%)
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53/140
Transports:
2 (8.7%)
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71/140
Trainers:
6 (26.1%)
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29/140
Special-Mission:
2 (8.7%)
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139/140
Tanker Fleet:
0 (0.0%)
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82/140
Helicopters:
13 (56.5%)
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139/140
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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139/140
Tanks:
0
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85/140
Armored Vehicles:
240
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139/140
Self-Propelled Artillery:
0
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80/140
Towed Artillery:
34
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65/140
Rocket Projectors:
6
Inventory Composition:
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62/140
Total Assets:
20
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139/140
Aircraft Carriers:
0
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139/140
Helicopter Carriers:
0
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139/140
Destroyers:
0
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139/140
Frigates:
0
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139/140
Corvettes:
0
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139/140
Submarines:
0
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34/140
Patrol Vessels:
23
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139/140
Mine Warfare:
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 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.

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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