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Philippines

National Flag: Philippines e983c035a4a085a9c7c96cedd7fe675970a779c8bfa7abaea168ef0e7ebfc836

Sub Region: South-Eastern Asia

Official Armed Forces Name: Armed Forces of the Philippines


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 300,000.0 59
Population  
Population 102,528,700 12
Labor Force 40,870,000 15
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 311,687 35
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 801,902 29
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 3,040 82
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 7,821 79
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 79,990 27
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 125,000 36
Paramilitary Personnel 125,000 33
Military Reservists 131,000 35
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 2,538 56
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 6,530 48
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 20,304 72
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 52,238 70
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 213,151 23
Railway Length (km) 995 79
Number of Airports 247 22
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.668 69
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 21,000 56
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 314,000 39
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 138,500,000 56
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 446 16
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 688 55
Land Power 550 89
Air Power 771 77
Sea Power 4,614 33
Transport Power 47,970 19
Total War Potential 1,626 47

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Philippine Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Philippine Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Philippine Army
Marine Corps Philippine Marine Corps
Special Forces Philippine Special Operations Command
Air Forces  
Army Aviation Philippine Army Aviation
Main Air Force Philippine Air Force
Naval Aviation Philippine Naval Air Group
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Philippine Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Philippine Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Philippine Navy

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 7 31
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 0 77
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 83 53
Armoured Personnel Carriers 252 60
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 214 38
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 50 80
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 160 58
Total Fighter Aircraft 4 71
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 4 58
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 2 21
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 5 30
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 17 32
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 1 28
Trainer Aircraft 39 41
Total Helicopters 80 42
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 80 39
Combat Support Aircraft 12 19
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 62,296 29
Total Ships 117 19
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 3 15
Corvettes 11 6
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 5 6
Landing Crafts 30 15
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 68 12
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 5 10
Small Patrol Ships 67 16
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 3 12

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.