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2023 Zambia Military Strength



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For 2023, Zambia is ranked 89 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. The nation holds a PwrIndx* score of 1.7896 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last reviewed on 01/01/2023.

*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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Breakdown



Zambia is ranked 89 of 145 out of the countries considered for the annual Global Firepower review. The nation holds a Power Index score of 1.7896 with a score of 0.0000 being considered exceptional in the GFP assessment.
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This country is an Active Member of the African Union alliance.
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Bordered by land on all sides without direct access to the sea, this country is landlocked.

Population
62/ 145
Avail.Manpwr
68/ 145
Fit-for-Serv
75/ 145
Mil.Age.Annu
57/ 145
Active Persn
92/ 145
Rez.Persn
145/ 145
Paramil.Persn
60/ 145
Aircraft
69/ 145
Fighters
59/ 145
Attack Types
145/ 145
Transports
39/ 145
Trainers
46/ 145
Spl.Mission
145/ 145
Tankers
145/ 145
Helicopters
65/ 145
Attack Helos
145/ 145
Tanks
82/ 145
Vehicles
100/ 145
Artillery (SP)
71/ 145
Art.(Towed)
79/ 145
MLRS
51/ 145
Oil Prod
145/ 145
Oil Consump
19/ 145
Oil Rez.Proven
145/ 145
Nat.Gas Prod
145/ 145
NatGas Cons
1/ 145
NatGas Rez
145/ 145
Coal Prod
55/ 145
Coal Consump
46/ 145
Coal Rez.Prvn
62/ 145
Labor Force
64/ 145
Merch.Marines
107/ 145
Major Ports
20/ 145
Roadways
72/ 145
Railways
59/ 145
Airports
58/ 145
Def.Budget
119/ 145
Ext.Debt
34/ 145
Foreign Rez
114/ 145
Purch.Power
101/ 145
Sq.Land Area
38/ 145
Shared Border
113/ 145
Waterways
40/ 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
Armored Warfare
Internal Security
Land Convoy Protection
Indirect Fire Support
Global Trade
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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101/145
Purchasing Power Parity:
$60,120,000,000 USD
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114/145
Foreign Exchange/Gold:
$2,082,000,000 USD
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119/145
Defense Budget:
$251,160,000 USD
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34/145
External Debt:
$12,000,000,000 USD
All monetary values presented in United States Dollar (USD$).


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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62/145
Total Population:
19,642,123
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68/145
Available Manpower
6,874,743 (35.0%)
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75/145
Fit-for-Service
3,908,782 (19.9%)
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57/145
Reaching Mil Age Annually
353,558 (1.8%)
Tot Mil. Personnel (est.)
17,500 (0.1%)
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92/145
Active Personnel
16,500 (0.1%)
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145/145
Reserve Personnel
0 (0.0%)
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60/145
Paramilitary
1,000 (0.0%)
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48/145
Air Force Personnel*
5,300
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66/145
Army Personnel*
8,500
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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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69/145
Aircraft Total:
Stock: 98
Readiness: 54*
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59/145
Fighters:
Stock: 8 (8.2%)
Readiness: 4*
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145/145
Attack Types:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*
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39/145
Transports (Fixed-Wing):
Stock: 13 (13.3%)
Readiness: 7*
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46/145
Trainers:
Stock: 50 (51.0%)
Readiness: 28*
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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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65/145
Helicopters:
Stock: 27 (27.6%)
Readiness: 15*
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145/145
Attack Helicopters:
Stock: 0 (0.0%)
Readiness: 0*


*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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82/145
Tanks:
Stock: 75
Readiness: 41*
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100/145
Vehicles:
Stock: 3,616
Readiness: 1,989*
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71/145
Self-Propelled Artillery:
Stock: 6
Readiness: 3*
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79/145
Towed Artillery:
Stock: 42
Readiness: 23*
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51/145
MLRS (Rocket Artillery):
Stock: 50
Readiness: 28*


*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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BEEF
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BEVRGES
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CASSAVA
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CHEMICLS
Icon image of a construction excavator
CONSTRCN
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COPPER
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CORN
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FERTLZR
Icon image of a milk carton
MILK
Icon image of mining pick and shovel
MINING
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SOYBEANS
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SGRCANE
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TEXTILES
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TOBACCO
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VEGTBLES
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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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145/145
Oil Production:
0 bbl
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19/145
Oil Consumption:
25,500 bbl
Oil Deficit:
-25,500 bbl
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145/145
Oil Proven Reserves:
0 bbl

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145/145
Natural Gas Production:
0 cu.m
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1/145
Natural Gas Consumption:
0 cu.m
Natural Gas Deficit:
0 cu.m
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145/145
Nat.Gas Proven Rez:
0 cu.m

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55/145
Coal Production:
1,116,000 mt
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46/145
Coal Consumption:
1,176,000 mt
Coal Deficit:
-60,000 mt
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62/145
Coal Proven Reserves:
45,000,000 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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64/145
Labor Force:
7,000,000
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107/145
Merchant Marine Fleet:
2
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20/145
Ports / Trade Terminals:
1
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58/145
Airports:
88
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72/145
Roadway Coverage:
67,671 km
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59/145
Railway Coverage:
3,126 km
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40/145
Waterways (usable):
2,250 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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