Paramilitary forces / organizations are semi-military entities that can strengthen a given nation's fighting capability on the ground. The value is used in the final GFP ranking to further refine a nation's overall military strength. Some nations can field a frontline, reserve, and paramilitary force while others not capable of sustaining reserves make paramilitary forces a vital component to its defense. Others do not officially support a paramilitary force but may still call upon one.
Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
The GlobalFirepower.com logo is a trademark of this website and is protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. The published content of the pages contained herein is unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse in any form. About: GlobalFirepower.com is an annually-updated, statistics-based website tracking defense-related information of 139 nations and exists as a wholly-independent resource.