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Cuba

National Flag: Cuba 221ccbe3428e997a0d141f711bb6ac70de77c2059fbb94265b28cf53a7c6c70e

Sub Region: Latin America

Official Armed Forces Name: Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 109,884.0 77
Population  
Population 11,238,317 69
Labor Force 5,106,000 64
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 77,150 66
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 234,624 59
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 6,865 55
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 20,877 48
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 13,100 64
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 49,000 56
Paramilitary Personnel 49,000 38
Military Reservists 39,000 56
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 2,990 50
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 9,093 40
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 61,020 40
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 185,572 24
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 60,858 63
Railway Length (km) 8,203 25
Number of Airports 133 36
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.769 46
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 50,000 46
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 170,000 60
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 124,000,000 58
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 3 68
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 505 66
Land Power 3,946 41
Air Power 28 108
Sea Power 325 67
Transport Power 300 99
Total War Potential 262 79

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Cuban Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Cuban Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Cuban Army
Marine Corps Cuban Marine Corps
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Cuban Air Force
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Cuban Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Cuban Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Cuban Main Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 1,100 18
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 52
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 300 24
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 800 8
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 150 36
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 50 61
Armoured Personnel Carriers 498 41
Self-propelled Howitzers 100 30
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 175 19
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 0 30
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 200 5
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 500 18
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 999 23
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 600 2
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
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 0 7
Total Aircraft 1 99
Total Fighter Aircraft 0 74
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 60
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 0 23
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 35
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 49
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 0 29
Trainer Aircraft 0 70
Total Helicopters 0 86
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 0 88
Combat Support Aircraft 1 29
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 4,900 69
Total Ships 13 56
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 0 18
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 0 36
Mine Warfare Ships 5 18
Patrol Ships 8 44
Total Submarines 0 20
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 8
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 0 12
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 20 31
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


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