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Latvia

National Flag: Latvia 4a53a095eb23edfc80370f8eed45000180304f8395f443c9b38509b97a9fa7c3

Sub Region: Eastern Europe

Official Armed Forces Name: Latvian National Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 64,559.0 92
Population  
Population 1,973,700 109
Labor Force 1,005,000 104
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 27,945 91
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 49,081 94
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 14,159 36
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 24,868 40
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 7,507 73
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 5,000 87
Paramilitary Personnel 5,000 41
Military Reservists 7,850 69
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 411 97
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 722 98
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 82,200 32
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 144,371 30
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 72,440 59
Railway Length (km) 2,239 62
Number of Airports 42 72
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.819 36
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 0 82
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 34,000 84
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 0 82
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 11 63
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 40 102
Land Power 91 106
Air Power 34 107
Sea Power 170 71
Transport Power 1,167 90
Total War Potential 58 99

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Latvian Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Latvian Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Latvian Land Forces
Special Forces Latvian Special Tasks Unit
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Latvian Air Force
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Latvian Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Latvian Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Latvian Naval Forces

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 3 86
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 3 39
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 1 76
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 3 100
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 23 77
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 53 79
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 130 8
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 24 48
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 8 98
Total Fighter Aircraft 0 74
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 60
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 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 0 70
Total Helicopters 6 82
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 6 84
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 4,500 72
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 0 36
Mine Warfare Ships 6 17
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 6 41
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 1 7


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.