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Bahrain

National Flag: Bahrain 96f34e2ff7581c61e07795a17c77fc5d1b3cc61c0263e67eabacb40365061df0

Sub Region: Western Asia

Official Armed Forces Name: Bahraini Defence Force


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 765.0 109
Population  
Population 1,359,800 110
Labor Force 738,000 107
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 31,823 88
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 64,799 89
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 23,403 25
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 47,653 15
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 3,260 84
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 8,000 84
Paramilitary Personnel 8,000 47
Military Reservists 0 78
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 1,523 70
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 3,101 65
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 190,375 20
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 387,648 8
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 4,122 108
Railway Length (km) 0 102
Number of Airports 4 91
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.824 35
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 49,500 47
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 50,000 81
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 124,600,000 57
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 8 65
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 592 60
Land Power 1,374 69
Air Power 2,690 44
Sea Power 1,462 48
Transport Power 2,134 76
Total War Potential 369 74

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Royal Bahraini Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Royal Bahraini Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Royal Bahraini Army
Special Forces Royal Bahraini Special Forces
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Royal Bahraini Air Force
Naval Aviation Royal Bahrain Naval Aviation
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Royal Bahrain Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Royal Bahrain Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Royal Bahrain Naval Force

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 180 54
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 52
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 180 30
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 22 67
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 25 66
Armoured Personnel Carriers 200 69
Self-propelled Howitzers 82 35
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 9 56
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 12 24
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 7 36
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 36 74
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 12 88
Recoilless Guns 25 29
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 6 19
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 0 10
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 24 48
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 115 70
Total Fighter Aircraft 33 50
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 21 48
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 12 33
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 10 19
Trainer Aircraft 9 63
Total Helicopters 63 51
Attack Helicopters 34 20
Non-Attack Helicopters 29 68
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 9,094 61
Total Ships 22 48
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 1 17
Corvettes 2 14
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 9 27
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 10 42
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 52 20
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.