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Panama

National Flag: Panama 94e8a1c879471668c7a3201cf6f2ae90a12306bd13f7f13358ee9681649eacc4

Sub Region: Latin America

Official Armed Forces Name: Panamanian Public Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 75,417.0 88
Population  
Population 3,764,166 101
Labor Force 1,563,000 98
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 55,227 73
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 87,196 80
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 14,672 35
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 23,165 43
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 3,878 83
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 0 88
Paramilitary Personnel 0 40
Military Reservists 0 78
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 751 81
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 1,186 89
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 0 111
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 0 111
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 15,137 98
Railway Length (km) 76 99
Number of Airports 117 42
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.780 43
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 0 82
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 134,000 65
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 0 82
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 6,413 1
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 31 103
Land Power 0 108
Air Power 0 110
Sea Power 0 87
Transport Power 641,300 1
Total War Potential 48 101

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Panamanian Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Panamanian Land Based Missile Force
Air Forces  
Sea Forces  

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 0 87
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 52
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 56
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 0 77
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 0 101
Self-propelled Howitzers 0 65
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 60
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 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 0 89
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 0 91
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) 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 0 100
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 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 0 87
Total Ships 0 67
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 0 23
Patrol Ships 0 52
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 0 45
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.