Malaysia Military Stats


  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Navy > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
Air force > Combat aircraft 44 2014 38th out of 62
Army > Main battle tanks 64 2014 45th out of 57
Budget 4.69 US$ BN 2014 19th out of 58
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.03% 2005 70th out of 153
Global Peace Index 1.57 2013 134th out of 162
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 2013 40th out of 225
Military branches Malaysian Armed Forces (Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, ATM): Malaysian Army (Tentera Darat Malaysia), Royal Malaysian Navy (Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia, TLDM), Royal Malaysian Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia, TUDM) 2013
Military expenditures 2.03% of GDP 2005 12th out of 40
Military service age and obligation 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent and proof of age); mandatory retirement age 60; women serve in the Malaysian Armed Forces; no conscription 2013
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0 2014 64th out of 70
Navy > Corvette warships 4 2014 17th out of 45
Navy > Frigates 4 2014 18th out of 46
Navy > Submarines 2 2014 21st out of 45
Paramilitary personnel 24,600 2014 35th out of 147
Service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary military service 2005


"Malaysia Military Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Malaysia/Military


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