USA Military Power 2020-2021

World ranking: 1 

Overview

The US Armed Forces is the by far the worlds strongest military. It is the only military capable of projecting force globally. The large US economy allows it to maintain the worlds most powerful navy and air force. 

Capital: Washington, DC

Population: 328.2 million

Defence Budget: 686.1 billion

Military Personnel: 2,240,000

land forces

The USA's land army is its most underwhelming branch. Unlike its air force and navy, it is not vastly superior to other superpowers. However it still is very strong. With thousands of upgraded M1A2s, upgraded Bradley  IFVs, Strykers, countless APCs and MRAPs, as well as a good amount of artillery solutions, the USA's land forces do not disappoint. Every single vehicle is highly upgraded. US soldiers only receive the best of the best in terms of protection. Though Russia may have better rocket artillery and more tanks, the equipment levels in the US Army are consistent. Every single vehicle and weapon system is outfitted with upgrade packages and all obsolete systems are retired.

Tanks: 6,289

AFV: 39,252

MLRS: 1,366

SPG: 1,465

Air force

The USA has an air force which leaves every other nation on earth behind in terms of both numbers and technology. Every single box is ticked in the US Air Force. From fighters to heavy stealth bombers, the USAF has it all. The F-22 for example has been the best fighter for decades. Despite already having a huge gap over every other country in stealth bomber technology the US is already planning a replacement for its B-2 Spirit. The B-21 Raider is set to eventually replace all strategic bombers in the US fleet. With over 13,000 aircraft, the US is in another league. 

Fighters: 2,085

Attack: 715

Armed UAVs: 372

Attack Helicopters: 967

Helicopters: 5,768

Other: 4,330

Navy

The US navy is technologically superior to its rivals and has a fleet of aircraft carriers which allow it to exert power in every region on the planet. With 20 ships capable of carrying multiple aircraft, the United States Navy can move more aircraft around than most country's air forces. This alone puts the US Navy in another league. Add to that the vast amount of destroyers and submarines which are amongst the best in the world and it should be clear that the USN is on another level.

Total Vessels:490

Carriers and LHDs: 20

Destroyers: 91

Frigates: 0

Corvettes: 19

Submarines: 66

Strong points

  • Technology 

  • Numbers

  • Experience

  • Tactics

  • Defence Industry

  • Isolated geography

  • Unrivalled force projection

  • More bases than any other country

weak points

  • Overstretched 

  • American public cannot stomach heavy casualties - leading to an overcautious war effort in recent times

  • Although troops are professional an over reliance on air power has deprived many of infantry to infantry combat experience

Statistics

Manpower

2,240,000

Tanks

6,289

AFV

39,252

MLRS

1,366

SPG

1,465

Fighters

2,085

Attack 

715

UCAV

372

Attack helis

967

Helicopters

5,768

Other

4,330

Total vessels

490

Carriers & LHDs

20

Destroyers

91

Frigates

0

Corvettes

19

Submarines

66