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Croatia

National Flag: Croatia dfb1ef11ca1c18ff26481ae71827a00e167407b44be3f686489cb8b0434d53d9

Sub Region: Southern Europe

Official Armed Forces Name: Republic of Croatia Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 56,594.0 93
Population  
Population 4,225,316 97
Labor Force 1,703,000 95
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 49,855 76
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 91,096 78
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 11,799 43
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 21,560 46
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 14,460 63
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 16,000 78
Paramilitary Personnel 16,000 54
Military Reservists 0 78
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 588 86
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 1,074 91
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 36,750 54
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 67,150 63
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 29,410 85
Railway Length (km) 2,722 57
Number of Airports 69 56
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.818 37
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 10,070 65
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 75,000 74
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 71,000,000 64
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 77 36
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 182 80
Land Power 1,221 72
Air Power 352 86
Sea Power 88 79
Transport Power 8,185 48
Total War Potential 336 75

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Croatian Air Defense Forces
Airborne Force 1st Airborne Company (Croatia)
Land Based Missile Force Croatian Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Croatian Army
Marine Corps Croatian Naval Infantry
Special Forces Croatian Special Forces
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Croatian Air Force
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Croatian Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Croatian Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Croatian Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 75 69
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 75 33
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 102 49
Armoured Personnel Carriers 133 75
Self-propelled Howitzers 20 54
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 104 26
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 28 23
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 9 34
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 39 21
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 64 66
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 181 54
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 12 52
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 73 78
Total Fighter Aircraft 9 68
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 60
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 9 18
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 2 47
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 0 29
Trainer Aircraft 25 50
Total Helicopters 37 61
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 37 62
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 2,350 78
Total Ships 11 58
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 5 31
Mine Warfare Ships 1 22
Patrol Ships 5 47
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 4 43
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.