Zimbabwe Military Stats


  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Army > Attack helicopters: Number of attack helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities).
  • 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 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 > Submarines: Number of patrol boats (includes minesweepers).
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
Air force > Combat aircraft 32 2014 44th out of 62
Army > Attack helicopters 9 2014 17th out of 25
Army > Main battle tanks 77 2014 44th out of 57
Budget 0.06 US$ BN 2014 57th out of 58
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 3.8% 2006 19th out of 100
Global Peace Index 2.7 2013 14th out of 162
Military expenditures 3.8% of GDP 2006 7th out of 13
Military service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; women are eligible to serve 2012
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0 2014 36th out of 70
Navy > Corvette warships 0.0 2014 39th out of 45
Navy > Submarines 0.0 2014 39th out of 45
Paramilitary personnel 21,800 2014 37th out of 147
Personnel > Per capita 3.92 per 1,000 people 2005 86th out of 160
Service age and obligation 18-24 years of age for compulsory military service; women are eligible to serve 2007
War deaths 0.0 2008 132nd out of 195


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