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2022 Kenya Military Strength



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For 2022, Kenya is ranked 81 of 140 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 1.5252 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last updated on 01/14/2022.

*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 27
Manpower
Rnk 32
Fit / Service
Rnk 39
Military Age
Rnk 24
Active Pers.
Rnk 56
Reserve
Rnk 140
Paramilitary
Rnk 51
Tot Aircraft
Rnk 54
Fighters
Rnk 52
Attack Types
Rnk 140
Transports
Rnk 28
Trainers
Rnk 62
Spcl. Mission
Rnk 30
Tanker AC
Rnk 140
Helos
Rnk 41
Attack Helos
Rnk 43
Tanks
Rnk 72
AFVs
Rnk 60
SPAs
Rnk 58
Artillery
Rnk 76
MLRSs
Rnk 76
Ships
Rnk 61
Carriers
Rnk 140
Helo Carr.
Rnk 140
Destroyers
Rnk 140
Frigates
Rnk 140
Corvettes
Rnk 140
Submarines
Rnk 140
Patrol Craft
Rnk 51
Mine Warf.
Rnk 140
Oil Prod.
Rnk 140
Oil Consum.
Rnk 47
Oil Proven
Rnk 140
Labor Frc.
Rnk 27
Merch Fleet
Rnk 92
Major Ports
Rnk 19
Roadways
Rnk 31
Railways
Rnk 50
Airports
Rnk 27
Defense Bgt
Rnk 73
Ext. Debt
Rnk 62
Foreign Rsv.
Rnk 80
Purch. Pwr
Rnk 61
Land Area
Rnk 48
Coastlines
Rnk 28
Borders
Rnk 71
Waterways
Rnk 140
Ratings Key:
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Capabilities (BETA):

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


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27/140
Total Population:
54,685,051
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32/140
Available Manpower
20,233,469 (37.0%)
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39/140
Fit-for-Service
13,179,097 (24.1%)
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24/140
Reaching Mil Age Annually
874,961 (1.6%)
Tot Military Personnel (est.)
29,000 (0.1%)
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56/140
Active Personnel
24,000 (0.0%)
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140/140
Reserve Personnel
0 (0.0%)
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51/140
Paramilitary
5,000 (0.0%)
Manpower Composition:
Hover over the various sections in the bar below for more details.

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54/140
Total Aircraft Strength:
151
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52/140
Fighters/Interceptors:
17 (11.3%)
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140/140
Dedicated Attack:
0 (0.0%)
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28/140
Transports:
22 (14.6%)
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62/140
Trainers:
23 (15.2%)
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30/140
Special-Mission:
2 (1.3%)
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140/140
Tanker Fleet:
0 (0.0%)
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41/140
Helicopters:
87 (57.6%)
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43/140
Attack Helicopters:
2 (1.3%)
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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72/140
Tanks:
109
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60/140
Armored Vehicles:
959
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58/140
Self-Propelled Artillery:
30
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76/140
Towed Artillery:
50
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76/140
Rocket Projectors:
5
Inventory Composition:
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61/140
Total Assets:
23
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140/140
Aircraft Carriers:
0
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140/140
Helicopter Carriers:
0
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140/140
Destroyers:
0
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140/140
Frigates:
0
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140/140
Corvettes:
0
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140/140
Submarines:
0
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51/140
Patrol Vessels:
7
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140/140
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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