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Greece

National Flag: Greece 1765c293122e350ee9d6c4f20b315df8c1e35bda74eecdf3d4e3bd9ca57726ec

Sub Region: Southern Europe

Official Armed Forces Name: Hellenic Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 131,990.0 74
Population  
Population 10,846,979 71
Labor Force 4,797,000 71
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 195,878 47
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 285,976 55
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 18,058 31
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 26,365 37
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 6,026 79
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 143,000 31
Paramilitary Personnel 143,000 53
Military Reservists 216,650 23
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 4,639 38
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 6,773 47
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 32,440 57
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 47,362 73
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 116,960 40
Railway Length (km) 2,548 60
Number of Airports 77 54
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.865 23
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 1,162 73
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 282,600 42
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 10,000,000 75
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 860 6
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 3,249 19
Land Power 9,598 24
Air Power 10,174 17
Sea Power 8,752 19
Transport Power 94,692 8
Total War Potential 4,060 25

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Hellenic Air Defense Forces
Airborne Force 1st Raider/Paratrooper Brigade (Greece)
Land Based Missile Force Hellenic Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Hellenic Army
Marine Corps 32nd Marines Brigade (Greece)
Special Forces Hellenic Special Forces Command
Air Forces  
Army Aviation Hellenic Army Aviation
Main Air Force Hellenic Air Force
Naval Aviation Hellenic Naval Aviation
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Greek Coast Guard and Customs
Ice Breaker Fleet Greek Ice Breaker Fleet and Customs
Main Navy Hellenic Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 1,354 14
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 353 15
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 1,001 9
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 229 29
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 398 27
Armoured Personnel Carriers 491 42
Self-propelled Howitzers 587 8
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 147 21
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 600 3
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 12 7
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 117 12
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 553 16
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 2,320 11
Recoilless Guns 581 8
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 36 9
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 42 15
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 9 8
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 727 11
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 640 20
Total Fighter Aircraft 284 13
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 250 11
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 34 19
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 5 18
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 23 14
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 49
Early Warning Aircraft 4 10
Military Passenger Aircraft 3 26
Trainer Aircraft 93 24
Total Helicopters 216 19
Attack Helicopters 29 21
Non-Attack Helicopters 187 22
Combat Support Aircraft 12 19
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 97,339 18
Total Ships 68 30
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 13 5
Corvettes 5 11
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 13 24
Mine Warfare Ships 4 19
Patrol Ships 28 28
Total Submarines 8 12
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 8 7
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 122 7
Fixed Wing Aircraft 4 9
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.