Main Armed Forces of the World

Here you can find the most effective and significant equipment being used by the most important Armed Forces in all 5 continents which have the most strategic, regional or global importance. The data in the table below refers to the latest versions and should be used as a reference for quick consultation. Exclusively, present below the main armaments of each of them, with the amount in their inventories:

 

Main weapons
Original version




Nation
Army

Navy

Air Force
MBT
LAV
AC
Submarines
Frigates
Helicopters
Combat aircraft
Algeria
110.000
7.500
10.000
1.400
2.750
-
6
5
259
112
Arab Emirates
44.000
2.500
4.000
388
1.165
-
-
3
194
130
Argentina
43.800
18.500
14.600
372
482
-
3
4
82
45
Australia
25.200
12.700
14.000
129
600
-
6
11
200
179
Brazil
222.700
60.000
77.000
293
1.550
-
5
8
230
150
Canada
22.000
11.200
13.500
114
1.800
-
4
12
164
155
Chile
50.000
25.000
8.500
245
1.240
-
4
8
90
70
China
975.000
255.000
398.000
6.950
4.700
1
74
51
985
1.527
Colombia
235.500
35.000
16.100
-
550
-
2
4
243
43
Egypt
310.000
18.500
30.000
2.160
5.710
-
8
9
269
385
France
117.000
36.300
41.160
405
945
1
10
11
572
305

Germany

61.700
16.330
27.700
432
1.865
-
6
10
382
240
Greece
90.000
30.000
33.000
1.345
3.635
-
11
13
205
246
India
1.237.000
67.220
139.570
4.300
2.790
1
16
13
706
863
Indonesia
300.000
74.000
37.800
328
960
-
2
8
138
87
Iran
350.000
18.000
37.000
1.448
1.315
-
4
5
126
197
Israel
176.500
9.500
34.000
1.810
6.400
-
5
-
147
347
Italy
102.990
30.900
43.000
200
2.880
2
8
12
430
222
Japan
150.000
50.800
50.300
1.000
1.070
-
18
6
622
314
Malaysia
80.000
14.000
10.000
50
800
-
2
4
69
57
North Korea
950.000
60.000
110.000
4.400
4.385
-
36
3
202
572
Pakistan
550.000
30.700
65.000
2.500
2.400
-
5
10
294
480
Peru
78.400
26.000
18.000
343
230
-
6
7
155
49
Poland
77.000
12.600
36.500
1.040
1.500
-
5
2
210
111
Russia
350.000
148.000
148.000
14.400
9.970
1
61
10
1.420
1.425
Saudi Arabia
239.000
60.000
30.000
1.000
3.770
-
-
7
379
386
South Africa
40.100
7.700
10.800
195
1.660
-
3
4
94
49
South Korea
495.000
70.000
65.000
2.600
2.000
-
15
13
703
593
Spain
74.660
20.800
20.300
327
1.900
1
3
11
176
163
Sweden
13.800
7.900
5.900
250
1.200
-
7
-
62
158
Taiwan
130.000
38.000
45.000
1.180
1.750
-
3
20
307
374
Thailand
190.000
79.000
45.000
150
950
-
-
6
264
129
Turkey
315.000
48.600
60.000
2.440
6.300
-
12
16
442
317
Ukraine
205.000
6.500
36.300
2.800
3.200
-
1
1
102
60
United Kingdom
81.500
33.280
33.240
330
2.318
1
10
13
333
164
United States
476.000
325.670
318.415
5.880
8.560
11
68
9
6.030
2.940
Venezuela
91.000
18.500
11.500
290
500
-
2
6
98
60
Vietnan
495.000
42.000
63.000
1.270
1.600
-
4
7
140
230
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Sources:
"The Military Balance" - International Institute for Strategic Studies
"Anuario Latinoamericano de la Defensa 2017" - Edefa - Spain
"World Air Forces 2017" - Flight International Magazine
"Anuário da Aviação Militar na América Latina" - 2017 - Flap magazine
Jane's Defence Weekly magazines

Notes
:
> Troops of Army, Navy and Air Force: men at active service
> United States: + 182.000 marines of the US Marine Corps
> Russia: + 60.000 soldiers (Strategic Missiles Force)
> MBT = Main Battle Tank
> LAV = Light Armoured Vehicles, tracked, 6x6 and 8x8 (with weapons or not)
> AC = Aircraft Carrier
> Subs = Submarines (conventional or nuclear)
> Frig = Frigates
> Helic = Attack, transport and utility helicopters of the Army, Navy and Air Force
> Combat aircraft = Fighters and attack aircrafts of Army, Navy and Air Force
> All equipments considered, operational and in reserve.

 


 

Main weapons of the world greatest Armed Forces


Nation
Fighters

Helicopters

Warships & submarines
MBT & LAV
Missiles
Others

Algeria
58 SU-30 MKA *
32 MiG-29 Fulcrum
13 MiG-25
14 Mi-26 T2 *
101 Mi-17 Hip
40 Mi-28NE Havoc *
2 frig mod MEKO A200
3 corv mod C28A
6 sub Kilo class
505 T-90SA MBT *
700 BMP-1 IFV
300 BMP-2 IFV
AA R-27ER Vympel
AA R-77 Vympel
ADS Pantsyr S-1
LHD Kaalat Abbes
ADS S-400
ADS Buk-M2E
Arab Emirates
(UAE)
75 F-16E/F Bl.60
55 Mirage 2000-9
65 AH-64 D/E Apache *
16 CH-47F Chinook *
59 UH60 Black Hawk
6 corv cl. Baynunah
2 frig cl. Kortenaer
6 missile boats
390 Leclerc MBT
1.000 Nimr 6x6
415 BMP-3 IFV
CM Black Shaheen
AGM-154C JSOW
ADS Patriot

8 Boeing C-17 *
UAV RQ-1 Predator
2 SAAB 340 AEW

Argentina
14 A-4AR Skyhawk
10 Super Etendard
38 UH-1H Huey II
7 Mi-171 Hip *
4 frig mod MEKO 360
6 corv mod MEKO 140
2 sub mod TR-1700
230 TAM MBT
118 SK-105
374 M-113
AS Exocet
AS Martin Pescador
SA RBS-70 NG *
4 MLRS Pampero
134 HUMVEE 4x4
Australia
98 F-35A Lightning II *
36 F-18F S.Hornet *
71 F-18 A/B Hornet
22 EC665 Tiger
47 NH-90
74 S-70 B. Hawk
8 frig ANZAC class
3 frig Hobart class *
12 sub Barracuda 1A *
59 M-1A1 Abrams
70 Leopard 1A3
255 LAV-25 8x8
AA AIM-120D *
AS Harpoon
SA Sea Sparrow
6 Boeing E-7A AEWC
2 LHD Canberra class
24 MH-60R Sea Hawk
Brazil
36 Gripen E *
51 F-5EM Tiger II
20 A-1M AMX
16 UH60 Black Hawk
50 EC725 Caracal *
12 Mi-35M Hind
LHD A-140 Atlântico
4 corv Tamandaré class *
4 sub mod Scorpene *
220 Leopard 1A5
1.760 Guarani 6x6 *
580 M-113
SS Exocet
CM T-300 Matador
AA Derby
16 MLRS Astros II
28 EMB KC-390 *
5 EMB E-99 AEWC
Canada
65 F-35A Lightning II *
90 F-18 A/B Hornet
14 AW101 Merlin
27 S92 Super Hawk
15 CH-47F Chinook *
4 destr Iroquois class
12 frig Halifax class
4 sub Victoria class
114 Leopard 1 C2
625 LAV III 8x8
1.140 M-113
SA Javelin
SS Harpoon
AA Sidewinder
5 Boeing C-17
75 SP M-109A4
17 C-130J Hercules
Chile
10 F-16 C/D
36 F-16 AM/BM
9 F-5E Tiger III
23 H215M Cougar *
6 S-70i Black Hawk *
17 Bell 412 EP/SP
8 frigates
3 OPV mod Fassmer 80
2 sub mod Scorpene
200 Leopard 2A4
45 Leopard 1V
270 Marder 1A3 IFV
AA AIM-120
SS Harpoon
AT Spike
UAV Hermes 900
MLRS LAR-160
B707 Condor AEW
China
158 SU-30/-35 MKK *
239 Su-27/J-11
265 J-10
253 Mi-17 Hip
120 Z-19 *
119 Z-10 *
AC Liaoning
50 destroyers *
74 submarines
1.100 Type 99 MBT
2.000 Type 96 MBT
Type 90 MBT
ICBM
CM CJ-10
AA PL-12
ADS S-400
AC Type 001A *
24 Y-8 AEW
Colombia
19 Kfir C12
79 UH60 Black Hawk
97 UH-1H/N Huey
21 Mi-17 Hip
4 frig Padilla class
5 OPV mod Fassmer 80 *
2 sub mod U209/1200
122 Cascavel 6x6
32 LAV III 8x8
800 HUMVEE 4x4
SS Exocet
AA Python III
AT Spike
UAV Hermes 900
25 A-29 Super Tucano
Egypt
24 Rafale C *
46 MiG-29 *
110 F-16C
46 AH-64D Apache *
50 Kamov Ka-52 *
25 CH-47D Chinook *
1 frig mod FREMM
4 corv mod Gowind *
4 sub mod U209 *
1.360 M1A1 Abrams
300 M-60A3 MBT
2.320 M-113 A2
AA Sidewinder
SS Harpoon
AT TOW
2 LHD Mistral class
ADS S-300VM
ADS Patriot
France

128 Rafale C *
166 Mirage 2000
42 Rafale M *

84 EC665 Tiger *
100 NH-90 *
21 EC725 Caracal
AC deGaulle nuc prop
4 sub SSN Triomphant
8 frig mod FREMM *
200 Leclerc MBT
630 VBCI 8x8 *
319 Griffon 6x6 *
SS Exocet
CM SCALP
ICBM
50 Airbus A400M *
12 UAV MQ-9 Reaper *
4 Boeing E-3F AEWC

Germany

128 EF2000 Typhoon *
122 Tornado
59 EC665 Tiger
90 NH-90 *
81 CH-53GA Stallion
3 frig Sachsen class
10 corv mod K130 *
6 sub mod U212 *
432 Leopard 2
350 Puma IFV *
403 Boxer 8x8 *
AT HOT
CM Taurus
AS Kormoran
ADS Patriot
165 SP PzH 2000
53 Airbus A400M *
Greece
155 F-16 C/D
44 Mirage 2000
49
RF-4E Phantom
29 AH-64 Apache
20 NH-90 *
15 CH-47D Chinook
4 sub mod U214 *
4 frig mod MEKO A200
8 frig Kortenaer class
170 Leopard 2A5 *
412 Leopard 1
628 M-60A3
AA AIM-120B
SS Exocet
ADS Patriot PAC3
4 EMB E-145 AEWC
24 SP PzH-2000
195 SP M-109
India
250 SU-30 MKI *
111 MiG-29 *
36 Rafale C *
187 Mi-171V Hip *
28 AH-64E Apache *
200 Kamov Ka-226T *
3 destr Kolkata class
4 destr Vishakha class *
6 sub mod Scorpene *
1.650 T-90 MBT *
240 Arjun Mk.II MBT *
2.400 T-72 MBT
ICBM
BM Agni-5
CM Brahmos
AC Vikramaditya
12 Boeing P-8I MPA *
01 Arihant nuc sub class
Indonesia
16 SU-35 Flanker E *
9 SU-30 MK
24 F-16 C/D bl.52 *
8 AH-64E Apache *
5 EC725 Caracal *
17 Mi-17 Hip *
2 frig mod PKR/Sigma *
4 corv mod Sigma
3 sub mod U209/1200 *
104 Leopard 2A6 *
150 Anoa 6x6
80 BTR-40 8x8
SS Exocet
SS Harpoon
AT Javelin
36 MLRS Astros II
8 CN235 MPA
5 Airbus A400M *
Iran
20 MiG-29 Fulcrum
24 F-14A Tomcat
25 F-5E Tiger II
12 AH-1J Cobra
40 CH-47C Chinnok
22 Bell 214
3 sub Kilo class
3 frig Alvand class
10 OPV Kaman class
480 T-72 MBT
400 BMP-2 IFV
300 BTR-50 8x8
ICBM Shihab-5
BM Shihab-4
AA Maverick
ADS S-300VM
31 C-130 Hercules
100 MLRS BM-21
Israel
50 F-35 Lightning II *
84 F-15 Eagle
224 F-16 Falcon
48 AH-64 Apache
56 UH60 Black Hawk
23 CH-53 Stallion
4 corv MEKO IN *
5 sub mod Dolphin
3 corv Eilat class
1.810 Merkava MBT
530 Namer APC *
1.500 M-113
ICBM
AA Derby
AT Spike
ADS Arrow
500 SP M-109
200 MLRS
Italy
90 F-35 Lightning II *
95 EF2000 Typhoon *
57 Tornado IDS
59 AH-129D Mangusta
31 AW101 Merlin *
105 NH-90 *
AC Andrea Doria
10 frig FREMM *
6 sub Sauro class
200 C1 Ariete MBT
300 Centauro 8x8
250 Freccia 8x8 *
AA AIM-120
AA Meteor
SA Aspide
2 LHD San Giorgio class
UAV RQ-1 Predator
16 C-130J Hercules
Japan
42 F-35A Lightning II *
155 F-15J Eagle
82 F-2 A/B
13 AH-64D Apache *
71 AH-1S Cobra
232 H-60J B.Hawk *
37 destroyers
18 submarines
2 LHD Izumo class
340 Type 90 MBT
100 Type 10 MBT
365 Type 96 IFV
SS Type 12
SS Harpoon
AA Sidewinder
17 V-22 Osprey *
3 UAV RQ-4 G.Hawk
ADS Patriot PAC-3
Malaysia
18 SU-30 MKM
8 F-18D Hornet
10 MiG-29 Fulcrum
12 EC725 Caracal *
6 Super Lynx
11 AW-109 Hirundo
6 corv mod Gowind *
6 OPV MEKO A100
2 sub mod Scorpene
48 PT-91 MBT
257 AV8 Pars 8x8 *
100 K-21 IFV
SS Exocet
AA Sidewinder
AT Javelin
MLRS Astros II
4 Airbus A400M *
2 frig Lekiu class
North Korea
35 MiG-29
120 J-7 (MiG-21)
56 MiG-23
20 Mi-24 Hind
84 MD500
40 Mi-8 Hip
3 frigates
6 corvettes
22 sub Type-031
3.500 T-55/62 MBT
2.500 BTR-50/60/80A
560 PT-76 IFV
AA R-73 Vympel
SS N-2B Styx
SA SA-7 / SA-16
103 torpedoes boats
4.400 SP
2.500 MLRS
Pakistan
77 F-16 Falcon
99 JF-17 Thunder *
140 J-7 (MiG-21)
15 AH-1Z S.Cobra *
48 AH-1F Cobra
52 Mi-17 Hip
5 frag Tariq class
4 frag Zulfiquar class
8 sub Type 039 *
400 Al-Khalid MBT
320 T-80UD MBT
600 Al-Zarrar MBT
MB Ghauri-3
CM Shaeen-2
AS Exocet
4 SAAB 2000 AEW
6 P-3C Orion MPA
50 MLRS Type-83
Peru
19 MiG-29 Fulcrum
12 Mirage 2000P
18 SU-25
62 Mi-17/-171Sh *
16 Mi-25/-35 Hind
3 Mi-26 Halo
7 frig mod Lupo
6 corv Velarde class
6 sub mod U209
250 T-55 MBT
93 AMX-13 MBT
225 UR-416M 4x4
AA R-77 Vympel
SS Exocet
SA Sea Sparrow
27 MLRS Type-90B
14 MLRS BM-21
4 C-27J Spartan
Poland
48 F-16 C/D Block 52
31 MiG-29A Fulcrum
32 SU-22 M4
50 S-70i Black Hawk *
29 Mi-24/-35 Hind
40 Mi-8/Mi-17 Hip
1 destr Warszawa class
3 frig Pulawski class
4 sub Kobben class
105 Leopard 2A5
128 Leopard 2A4
405 Patria AMV 8x8
CM AGM158 JASSM *
AT Spike-LR
ADS Patriot PAC-3
230 PT-91 MBT
75 MLRS Langusta
16 Airbus C-295
Russia
60 Sukhoi T-50 *
484 Su-27/-30/-35 *
292 MiG-29/-35 *
616 Mi-17 Hip *
181 Ka-52 *
325 Mi-24/-35 Hind *
AC Kusnetsov
4 destr Sovremenny
61 submarines
950 T-90 MBT
3.450 T-80 MBT
10.000 T-72 MBT
ICBM
AA R-27 Vympel
SS Kh-41
Moskit
2.300 T-14 Armata MBT *
185 ADS S-300V
980 MLRS BM-21
Saudi Arabia
233 F-15 SA Eagle *
72 EF2000 Typhoon *
81 Tornado IDS
84 AH-64 Apache *
127 UH60 B. Hawk *
48 CH-47F Chinook *
4 corv mod LCS *
3 frig mod La Fayette
4 frig Madina class
468 M1A2 Abrams *
400 M-3 Bradley
1.600 LAV 8x8 *
ADS S-400 Triumph *
ADS Patriot PAC3
CM AGM154 JSOW
60 MLRS Astros II
6 Boeing E-3A AEWC
25 C-130J Hercules *
South Africa
26 Gripen C/D
23 Hawk-120
12 Rooivalk
46 Oryx / Super Puma
26 AW-109
3 frig mod MEKO A200
3 sub mod Type 209
4 OPV Warrior class
195 Olifant A-1 MBT
178 Rooikat 8x8
238 Patria AMV 8x8 *
AA R-Darter
AT Mokopa
SA Unkhonto
43 SP G-6 (155mm)
1.200 Ratel 6x6
MLRS Bateleur Mk.2
South Korea
40 F-35A Lightning II *
169 F-16 C/D
59 F-15K Eagle
36 AH-64E Apache *
105 UH60 Black Hawk
60 AH-1S Cobra
8 frig mod FFX *
9 destr mod KDX
9 sub mod U214 *
300 K2 MBT *
1.500 K1A1 MBT
500 KW1 8x8 *
MB Hyunmu-2B
CM Hyunmu-3C
CM Taurus *
6 B737-E AEW *
LHD Dokdo class
ADS Patriot
Spain
68 EF2000 Typhoon *
86 F-18A Hornet
19 F-5M Tiger II
18 EC665 Tiger *
22 NH-90 *
17 CH-47D Chinook
LHD Juan Carlos I
5 frig F-100 class
4 sub S-80 class *
325 Leopard 2A4
280 Pizarro IFV
84 Centauro 8x8
AA Meteor
SS Harpoon
CM Taurus
2 LPD Galicia class
27 Airbus A400M *
4 UAV MQ-9 Reaper *
Sweden
60 Gripen E *
98 Gripen C/D
18 NH90 *
15 UH60 Black Hawk
20 AW-109
5 corv Visby class
3 sub Gotland class
12 patrol boats
120 Leopard 2
500 CV-90 IFV
113 Patria 8x8
AA Meteor
AA IRIS-T
CM Taurus
2 SAAB 340 AEW
1.500 BV206 SPC
SS RBS-15
Taiwan
143 F-16 A/B
127 F-1 Ching Kuo
56 Mirage 2000-5
29 AH-64E Apache *
60 UH-60M B. Hawk *
62 AH-1W S.Cobra
6 frig mod La Fayette
4 destr Kidd class
12 corv Tuo Jiang class *
120 M1A1 MBT
460 M60A3 MBT
650 CM-32 8x8 *
CM Hsiung Feng 2E
AA AIM-120
SS Harpoon
ADS Patriot
100 MLRS LT-2000 *
225 SP M109
Thailand
12 Gripen C/D
54 F-16 C/D
29 F-5E Tiger II
12 UH60 Black Hawk
8 MH-60 Sea Hawk
6 CH-47D Chinook
AC Chakri Naruebet
2 frig Naresuan class
3 sub Type 041 *
49 T-84 Oplot MBT
125 M60A3 MBT
244 BTR-3E 8x8 *
AA AIM-120
SS Harpoon
SA MICA
LPD Ang Thong
2 SAAB 340 AEW
20 SP M109A5
Turkey
116 F-35 Lightning II *
245 F-16 C Viper
59 A-129 Mangusta *
119 S-70 Black Hawk *
11 CH-47F Chinook *
LHD Anadolu *
4 frig mod MEKO 200
6 sub Type 214 AIP *
250 Altay MBT *
354 Leopard 2 MBT
932 M60A3 MBT
BM MGM-140
ADS S-400 Triumph *
AA AIM-120
4 Boeing 737 AEWC
10 Airbus A400M *
350 SP T-155 Firtina *
Ukraine
19 MiG-29 Fulcrum
16 SU-27 Flanker
55 Mi-17 Hip
34 Mi-24/-35 Hind
frig mod Krivak
corv mod Grisha
3 patrol boats
60 T-84 Oplot MBT
167 T-80 MBT
1.000 T-72 MBT
BM Sapsan
AA R-27 Vympel
AS Kh-29
1.250 BTR-70/-80 8x8
400 MLRS BM-21
500 SP Akatsiya 2S3
United Kingdom
138 F-35B Lightning II *
126 EF2000 Typhoon *
42 Tornado GR4
50 AH-64E Apache *
44 CH-47 Chinook
43 AW101 Merlin
2 AC Queen class *
4 sub SSN with ICBM
13 frig Type 23
330 Challenger 2 MBT
590 Ajax IFV *
760 Warrior IFV
ICBM Trident D-5
CM Tomahawk
AS Storm Shadow
3 frig Type 26 *
6 Boeing E-3D AEWC
9 Boeing P-8A MPA *
United States
178 F-22 Raptor
2.455 F-35 Lightning II *
940 F-16 C/D Viper
2.960 UH-60 B.Hawk *
837 AH-64 Apache *
548 CH-47 Chinook *
11 AC nuclear prop.
68 sub SSN with ICBM
39 destr Arleigh Burke
5.880 M1 Abrams
4.460 Stryker 8x8
1.800 M-2 Bradley
ICBM Trident II
CM Tomahawk
ADS Patriot PAC3
US Marine Corps
US Coast Guard
Strategic Def. Forces
Venezuela
23 SU-30MK2
12 F-16 A/B
10 Mi-35 Hind
10 Mi-28 Havoc *
33 Mi-17 Hip
4 frig mod Lupo
4 OPV mod Avante 2200
2 sub mod U209
92 T-72S1 MBT
123 BMP-3 IFV
114 BTR-80 8x8
AA R-77 Vympel
SA RBS-70
ADS Pechora 2M
ADS S-300VM
ADS Buk-M2E
12 MLRS BM-30
Vietnan
36 SU-30MK2 *
47 SU-27
144 MiG-21
88 Mi-17 Hip
25 Mi-24 Hind
15 UH-1H Huey
4 frig mod Gepard *
6 sub mod Kilo *
10 corv mod Molniya *
850 T-55 MBT
70 T-62 MBT
500 BTR-60 8x8
CM 3M-54 Klub
SS Kh-35 Uran-E
AT 9M113 Konkurs
23 patrol boats
30 Antonov An-26
300 BMP-1/-2 IFV
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Notes:

> 1) List only the most modern equipment available
> 2) Click the underlined names to see the photo equipment
> ( * ) Ordered, in production or in the process of delivery
> MBT = Main Battle Tank
> LAV =Light Armoured Vehicles (tracked, 6x6 and 8x8)
> IFV = Infantry Fighting Vehicle
> SPC = Armoured Personnel Carrier
> SSN = nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles
> OPV = Offshore Patrol Vessel
> LHD = Landing Helicopter Dock
> LPD = Landing Platform Dock
> AC = Aircraft Carrier
 
> SS = surface-to-surface or anti-ship missile
> SA = surface-to-air missile
> AA = air-to-air missile
> AS = air-to-surface missile
> AT = anti-tank missile
> CM = cruise missile
> ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile
> MB = medium range ballistic missile
> ADS = air defense system
> MLRS = multi launcher rocket system
> SP = self propelled gun / howitzer
> AEW = Airborne Early Warning
> MPA = Maritime Patrol Aircraft
> n.a. = not available


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