Top 20 Military Powers 2020-2021

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The United States

Rank 1

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Global force projecter

51,113

13,264

196

2,240,000

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Russia

Rank 2

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Defensive superpower

54,441

4,163

168

3,012,000

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China

Rank 3

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Maritime superpower

46,550

3,210

214

2,693,000

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South Korea

Rank 4

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Advanced regional power

24,083

1,649

66

3,600,000

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India

Rank 5

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Large defensive power

17,539

2,123

59

3,545,000

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Turkey

Rank 6

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Battle hardened regional power

16,062

1,420

40

750,000

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Japan

Rank 7

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Advanced maritime power

4,971

1,561

70

305,000

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France

Rank 8

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Capable expeditionary force

6,690

1,227

35

451,000

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United Kingdom

Rank 9

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Expeditionary power

5,477

733

31

275,000

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Italy

Rank 10

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Capable expeditionary    force

7,330

860

26

360,000

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Pakistan

Rank 11

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Capable regional force

11,285

1,372

19

1,204,000

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Israel 

Rank 12

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Strategic master

14,085

589

9

605,000

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Germany

Rank 13

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Medium regional power

4,974

725

20

210,000

Egypt

Rank 14

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Large regional force

20,407

1,054

24

910,000

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Iran

Rank 15

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Regional force projector

10,949

566

44

875,000

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Indonesia

Rank 16

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Maritime protection force

2,046

451

36

800,000

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Australia

Rank 17

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Capable deterrent force

3,164

478

18

85,000

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Brazil

Rank 18

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Capable defensive force

3,038

716

21

1,674,000

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Spain

Rank 19

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Capable medium power

2,585

542

15

140,000

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Taiwan

Rank 20

Type

Land Systems

Aircraft

Heavy Vessels

Personnel

Heavily armed defensive force

4,937

744

31

1,822,000