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2021 Serbia Military Strength

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For 2021, Serbia is ranked 60 of 140 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 1.0063 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last updated on 07/18/2021.

*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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Rnk 94
Rnk 93
Fit / Service
Rnk 93
Military Age
Rnk 101
Active Pers.
Rnk 64
Rnk 40
Rnk 58
Tot Aircraft
Rnk 65
Rnk 62
Attack Types
Rnk 25
Rnk 54
Rnk 48
Spcl. Mission
Rnk 139
Tanker AC
Rnk 139
Rnk 55
Attack Helos
Rnk 42
Rnk 50
Rnk 46
Rnk 36
Rnk 51
Rnk 38
Oil Prod.
Rnk 53
Oil Consum.
Rnk 66
Oil Proven
Rnk 66
Labor Frc.
Rnk 95
Merch Fleet
Rnk 139
Major Ports
Rnk 20
Rnk 83
Rnk 52
Rnk 93
Defense Bgt
Rnk 71
Ext. Debt
Rnk 76
Foreign Rsv.
Rnk 68
Purch. Pwr
Rnk 80
Land Area
Rnk 108
Rnk 78
Rnk 71
Ratings Key:
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

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Total Population:
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Available Manpower
3,435,961 (49.0%)
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2,714,409 (38.7%)
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Reaching Mil Age Annually
81,432 (1.2%)
Tot Military Personnel (est.)
84,000 (1.2%)
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Active Personnel
30,000 (0.4%)
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Reserve Personnel
50,000 (0.7%)
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4,000 (0.1%)
Manpower Composition:
Hover over the various sections in the bar below for more details.

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Total Aircraft Strength:
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6 (5.3%)
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Dedicated Attack:
17 (15.0%)
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1 (0.9%)
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38 (33.6%)
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0 (0.0%)
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Tanker Fleet:
0 (0.0%)
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51 (45.1%)
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Attack Helicopters:
4 (3.5%)
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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Armored Vehicles:
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Self-Propelled Artillery:
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Towed Artillery:
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Rocket Projectors:
Inventory Composition:
Hover over pie slices in the chart below for category information.


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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