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United States

National Flag: United states 9b84cdeac54fead10fb8e3b315745b72a5d383d82c787f591e80acd13b36c707

Sub Region: Northern America

Official Armed Forces Name: United States Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 9,629,091.0 4
Population  
Population 322,472,000 3
Labor Force 155,900,000 3
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 18,561,930 1
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 18,562,129 2
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 57,561 4
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 57,562 7
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 117,600 18
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 1,347,000 3
Paramilitary Personnel 1,347,000 57
Military Reservists 1,492,200 5
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 604,452 1
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 604,458 1
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 448,739 1
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 448,744 6
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 6,586,610 1
Railway Length (km) 224,792 1
Number of Airports 13,513 1
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.915 7
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 8,653,000 3
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 19,030,000 1
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 36,520,000,000 10
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 393 18
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 4,500 2
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 303,173 1
Land Power 394,619 1
Air Power 480,748 1
Sea Power 810,072 1
Transport Power 328,622 2
Total War Potential 338,616 1

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces United States Air Defense Forces
Airborne Force XVIII Airborne Corps
Land Based Missile Force United States Land Based Missile Force
Main Army United States Army
Marine Corps United States Marine Corps
Special Forces United States Special Operations Command
Air Forces  
Army Aviation United States Army Aviation Branch
Main Air Force United States Air Force
Naval Aviation United States Naval and Marine Corps Aviation
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard United States Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet United States Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy United States Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 6,331 3
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 6,331 1
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 56
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 2,402 1
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 6,000 2
Armoured Personnel Carriers 17,103 1
Self-propelled Howitzers 1,910 5
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 1,245 4
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 50 13
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 1,474 1
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 40 1
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 703 1
Towed Howitzers 421 24
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 2,650 7
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 480 1
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 22
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 0 10
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 0 55
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 450 1
Total Aircraft 13,321 1
Total Fighter Aircraft 3,043 1
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 354 1
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 2,515 1
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 174 3
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 311 1
Strategic Bombers 157 1
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 127 2
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 726 1
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 483 1
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 228 2
Early Warning Aircraft 107 1
Military Passenger Aircraft 138 2
Trainer Aircraft 1,741 1
Total Helicopters 4,977 1
Attack Helicopters 760 1
Non-Attack Helicopters 4,217 1
Combat Support Aircraft 1,283 1
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 3,450,878 1
Total Ships 450 3
Aircraft Carriers 11 1
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 22 1
Destroyers 67 1
Frigates 8 10
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 9 1
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 10 1
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 12 2
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 245 3
Mine Warfare Ships 11 14
Patrol Ships 55 16
Total Submarines 68 2
Ballistic Missile Submarines 14 1
Nuclear Attack Submarines 54 1
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 39 2
Navigation/Positioning/Time 31 1
Meteorology/Oceanography 6 1
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 14 2
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 26 1
Space Surveillance 5 1
Early Warning 6 1

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 24 3
Medium Patrol Ships 23 3
Small Patrol Ships 111 8
Fixed Wing Aircraft 49 2
Helicopters 125 2

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 5 4


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.