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Peru

National Flag: Peru a5eb0067d76dbe226c2f60843a345a7ad7ee90ad0c7d95378c7c044e118245e9

Sub Region: Latin America

Official Armed Forces Name: Peruvian Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 1,285,216.0 18
Population  
Population 31,151,643 40
Labor Force 16,550,000 35
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 180,291 50
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 407,674 46
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 5,788 58
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 13,087 65
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 60,410 30
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 81,000 46
Paramilitary Personnel 81,000 23
Military Reservists 188,000 27
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 2,086 61
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 4,717 57
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 25,753 65
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 58,233 66
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 140,672 35
Railway Length (km) 1,907 68
Number of Airports 191 28
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.734 58
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 69,300 41
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 226,000 52
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 741,200,000 37
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 22 56
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 1,046 45
Land Power 1,165 74
Air Power 2,419 48
Sea Power 6,291 23
Transport Power 6,165 53
Total War Potential 1,894 41

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Peruvian Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Peruvian Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Peruvian Army
Marine Corps Peruvian Naval Infantry
Special Forces Peruvian Special Forces
Air Forces  
Army Aviation Peruvian Army Aviation
Main Air Force Peruvian Air Force
Naval Aviation Peruvian Naval Aviation
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Peruvian Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Peruvian Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Peruvian Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 240 45
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 240 18
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 30 64
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 15 71
Armoured Personnel Carriers 326 54
Self-propelled Howitzers 12 58
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 35 41
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 24 20
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 22 25
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 35 23
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 290 32
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 668 30
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 130 29
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 10 5
Total Aircraft 284 37
Total Fighter Aircraft 32 51
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 32 40
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 36 7
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 8 16
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 4 31
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 36 19
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 10 19
Trainer Aircraft 59 33
Total Helicopters 92 38
Attack Helicopters 18 28
Non-Attack Helicopters 74 42
Combat Support Aircraft 7 23
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 69,853 26
Total Ships 32 40
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 1 3
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 7 11
Corvettes 6 10
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 1 6
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 2 9
Landing Crafts 7 29
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 8 44
Total Submarines 6 14
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 6 9
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 1 11
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 35 22
Fixed Wing Aircraft 3 10
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.