Argentine or Argentinian Military Stats


Air force > Combat aircraft 86 2014 19th out of 62
Army > Attack helicopters 5 2014 21st out of 25
Army > Main battle tanks 430 2014 21st out of 57
Budget 5.6 US$ BN 2014 15th out of 58
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.3% 2005 117th out of 153
Global Peace Index 1.91 2013 103th out of 162
Military service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for voluntary military service (18-21 requires parental consent); no conscription; if the number of volunteers fails to meet the quota of recruits for a particular year, Congress can authorize the conscription of citizens turning 18 that year for a period not exceeding one year 2012
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0 2014 21st out of 70
Navy > Corvette warships 9 2014 5th out of 45
Navy > Frigates 4 2014 15th out of 46
Navy > Submarines 3 2014 15th out of 45
Paramilitary personnel 31,240 2014 32nd out of 147
Service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for voluntary military service (18-21 requires parental permission); no conscription 2001
WMD > Missile Argentina dismantled its medium-range ballistic missile program, the Cóndor II, in the early 1990s. The Cóndor missile program received technical support from a consortium of European firms and funding from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Iraq. Argentina’s intent was to develop the Cóndor II not only for its own use—which was largely motivated by its loss in the Falklands/Malvinas War with Great Britain—but for export as well. Concerns that missile technology was reaching the Middle East caused the United States to pressure Argentina to end the program, which it did in 1992. Argentina became a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in 1993. 1993
WMD > Nuclear Argentina has never produced nuclear weapons and does not possess them today. From the 1960s to the early 1990s, however, Argentina pursued an ambitious program of nuclear energy and technological development, which included construction of an unsafeguarded uranium enrichment facility. Buenos Aires also refused to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to bring the Treaty of Tlatelolco into legal force. When democratic rule returned in 1983, the new president placed the nuclear program under civilian control and initiated a process of nuclear confidence building and cooperation with historic rival Brazil. In the early 1990s, the two countries established a bilateral inspection agency to verify both countries' pledges to use nuclear energy only for peaceful purposes. Argentina acceded to the NPT as a non-nuclear weapon state on February 10, 1995. 1995


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  • Argentina ranked #12 for manpower fit for military service > males age 16-49 amongst Christian countries in 2013.