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Military > Branches: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan Afghan Armed Forces: Afghan National Army (ANA, includes Afghan National Army Air Corps)
Albania Land Forces Command (Army), Naval Forces Command, Air Defense Command, General Staff Headquarters (includes Logistics Command, Training and Doctrine Command)
Algeria National Popular Army (ANP; includes Land Forces), Algerian National Navy (MRA), Air Force (QJJ), Territorial Air Defense Force
Andorra no regular military forces, Police Service of Andorra
Angola Angolan Armed Forces (FAA): Army, Navy (Marinha de Guerra, MdG), Angolan National Air Force (FANA)
Antigua and Barbuda Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force
Argentina Argentine Army (Ejercito Argentino), Navy of the Argentine Republic (Armada Republica; includes naval aviation and naval infantry), Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Argentina, FAA)
Armenia Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Nagorno-Karabakh Self Defense Force (NKSDF), Air Force and Air Defense
Aruba no regular indigenous military forces; the Netherlands maintains a detachment of marines, a frigate, and an amphibious combat detachment in the neighboring Netherlands Antilles
Australia Australian Defense Force (ADF): Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Special Operations Command
Austria Land Forces (KdoLdSK), Air Forces (KdoLuSK)
Azerbaijan Army, Navy, Air and Air Defense Forces
Bahrain Bahrain Defense Forces (BDF): Ground Force (includes Air Defense), Naval Force, Air Force, National Guard
Bangladesh Bangladesh Defense Force: Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force (Bangladesh Biman Bahini, BAF)
Barbados Royal Barbados Defense Force: Troops Command, Barbados Coast Guard
Belarus Belarus Armed Forces: Land Force, Air and Air Defense Force
Belgium Belgian Armed Forces: Land Operations Command, Naval Operations Command, Air Operations Command
Belize Belize Defense Force (BDF): Army, BDF Air Wing, BDF Volunteer Guard
Benin Benin Armed Forces (FAB): Army (l'Arme de Terre), Benin Navy (Forces Navales Beninois, FNB), Benin People's Air Force (Force Aerienne Populaire de Benin, FAPB)
Bermuda Bermuda Regiment
Bhutan Royal Bhutan Army (includes Royal Bodyguard and Royal Bhutan Police)
Bolivia Bolivian Armed Forces: Bolivian Army (Ejercito Boliviano), Bolivian Navy (Armada Boliviana; includes marines), Bolivian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Boliviana, FAB)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Forces (OSBiH): Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Air and Air Defense Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Zrakoplovstvo i Protuzracna Obrana, ZPO)
Botswana Botswana Defense Force: Ground Forces, Air Wing
Brazil Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil (MB), includes Naval Air and Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais)), Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea Brasileira, FAB)
Brunei Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF): Royal Brunei Land Forces, Royal Brunei Navy, Royal Brunei Air Force (Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei)
Bulgaria Bulgarian Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Bulgarian Air Forces (Bulgarski Voennovazdyshni Sily, BVVS)
Burkina Faso Army, Air Force of Burkina Faso (Force Aerienne de Burkina Faso, FABF), National Gendarmerie
Burma Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw): Army, Navy, Air Force (Tatmadaw Lay)
Burundi National Defense Force (Forces de Defense Nationales, FDN): Army (includes Naval Detachment and Air Wing), Gendarmerie
Cambodia Royal Cambodian Armed Forces: Royal Cambodian Army, Royal Khmer Navy, Royal Cambodian Air Force
Cameroon Cameroon Armed Forces: Army, Navy (includes naval infantry), Air Force (Armee de l'Air du Cameroun, AAC)
Canada Canadian Forces: Land Forces Command (LFC), Maritime Command (MARCOM), Air Command (AIRCOM), Canada Command (homeland security)
Cape Verde People's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARP): Army, Coast Guard (includes maritime air wing)
Cayman Islands no regular military forces; Royal Cayman Islands Police Force
Central African Republic Central African Armed Forces (Forces Armees Centrafricaines, FACA): Ground Forces, General Directorate of Gendarmerie Inspection (DGIG), Military Air Service, National Police
Chad Armed Forces: Chadian National Army (Armee Nationale du Tchad, ANT), Chadian Air Force (Force Aerienne Tchadienne, FAT), Gendarmerie
Chile Army of the Nation, Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile, includes naval air, marine corps, and Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine Directorate (Directemar)), Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Chile, FACh), Carabineros Corps (Cuerpo de Carabineros)
China People's Liberation Army (PLA): Ground Forces, Navy (includes marines and naval aviation), Air Force (includes airborne forces), and Second Artillery Corps (strategic missile force); People's Armed Police (PAP); PLA Reserve Force
Colombia National Army (Ejercito Nacional), National Navy (Armada Nacional, includes Naval Aviation, Naval Infantry (Infanteria de Marina, Colmar), and Coast Guard), Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Colombia, FAC)
Comoros National Development Army (AND): Comoran Security Force; Comoran Federal Police
Congo, Republic of the Congolese Armed Forces (Forces Armees Congolaises, FAC): Army, Navy, Congolese Air Force (Armee de l'Air Congolaise), Gendarmerie, Special Presidential Security Guard (GSSP)
Cook Islands no regular military forces; National Police Department
Costa Rica no regular military forces; Ministry of Public Security, Government, and Police
Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire Defense and Security Forces (FDSC): Army, Navy, Air Force
Croatia Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia (Oruzane Snage Republike Hrvatske, OSRH), consists of five major commands directly subordinate to a General Staff: Ground Forces (Hrvatska Kopnena Vojska, HKoV), Naval Forces (Hrvatska Ratna Mornarica, HRM), Air Force (Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo, HRZ), Joint Education and Training Command, Logistics Command; Military Police Force supports each of the three Croatian military forces
Cuba Revolutionary Armed Forces (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, FAR): Revolutionary Army (ER; includes Territorial Militia Troops, MTT), Revolutionary Navy (Marina de Guerra Revolucionaria, MGR; includes Marine Corps), Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Force (DAAFAR), Youth Labor Army (EJT)
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: Greek Cypriot National Guard (Ethniki Forea, EF; includes air and naval elements); northern Cyprus: Turkish Cypriot Security Force (GKK)
Czech Republic Army of the Czech Republic (ACR): Joint Forces Command (includes Army and Air Forces), Support and Training Forces Command
Democratic Republic of the Congo Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Forces d'Armees de la Republique Democratique du Congo, FARDC): Army, National Navy (La Marine Nationale), Congolese Air Force (Force Aerienne Congolaise, FAC)
Denmark Defense Command: Army Operational Command, Admiral Danish Fleet, Island Command Greenland, Tactical Air Command, Home Guard
Djibouti Djibouti National Army (includes Navy and Air Force)
Dominica no regular military forces; Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (includes Coast Guard)
Dominican Republic Army, Navy, Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Dominicana, FAD)
East Timor Timor-Leste Defense Force (Forcas de Defesa de Timor-L'este, Falintil (FDTL)): Army, Navy (Armada)
Ecuador Army, Navy (includes Naval Infantry, Naval Aviation, Coast Guard), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana, FAE)
Egypt Army, Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Command
El Salvador Salvadoran Army (ES), Salvadoran Navy (FNES), Salvadoran Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Salvadorena, FAS)
Equatorial Guinea National Guard (Guardia Nacional (Army), with Coast Guard (Navy) and Air Wing)
Eritrea Eritrean Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force
Estonia Estonian Defense Forces: Land Force, Navy, Air Force (Eesti Ohuvagi), Volunteer Defense League (Kaitseliit, KL)
Ethiopia Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF): Ground Forces, Ethiopian Air Force (ETAF); note: Ethiopia is landlocked and has no navy; following the secession of Eritrea, Ethiopian naval facilities remained in Eritrean possession
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) no regular military forces
Faroe Islands no regular military forces
Federated States of Micronesia no regular military forces
Fiji Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF): Land Forces, Naval Forces
Finland Finnish Defense Forces (FDF): Army, Navy (includes Coastal Defense Forces), Air Force (Suomen Ilmavoimat)
France Army (Armee de Terre; includes Marines, Foreign Legion, Army Light Aviation), Navy (Marine Nationale, includes Naval Air), Air Force (Armee de l'Air, includes Air Defense), National Gendarmerie
French Guiana no regular military forces; Gendarmerie
French Polynesia no regular military forces; Gendarmerie and National Police Force
Gabon Army, Navy, Air Force, National Gendarmerie, National Police
Gaza Strip in accordance with the peace agreement, the Palestinian Authority is not permitted conventional military forces; there are, however, public security forces
Georgia Georgian Armed Forces: Land Forces, Navy (includes coast guard), Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard
Germany Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr): Army (Heer), Navy (Deutsche Marine, includes naval air arm), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Central Medical Service (Zentraler Sanitaetsdienst)
Ghana Ghanaian Army, Ghanaian Navy, Ghanaian Air Force
Gibraltar Royal Gibraltar Regiment
Greece Hellenic Army (Ellinikos Stratos, ES), Hellenic Navy (Ellinikos Polemiko Navtiko, EPN), Hellenic Air Force (Elliniki Polimiki Aeroporia, EPA)
Greenland no regular military forces
Grenada no regular military forces; Royal Grenada Police Force (includes Coast Guard)
Guadeloupe no regular military forces
Guatemala Army, Navy (includes Marines), Air Force
Guinea Armed Forces: Army, Navy (Marine Guineenne, includes Marines), Air Force, Presidential Guard
Guinea-Bissau People's Revolutionary Armed Force (FARP): Army, Navy, Air Force; paramilitary force
Guyana Guyana Defense Force: Army (includes Coast Guard, Air Corps)
Haiti no regular military forces - small Coast Guard; the regular Haitian Armed Forces (FAdH) - Army, Navy, and Air Force - have been demobilized but still exist on paper unless they are constitutionally abolished
Holy See (Vatican City) Pontifical Swiss Guard (Corpo della Guardia Svizzera Pontificia)
Honduras Army, Navy (includes Naval Infantry), Honduran Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Hondurena, FAH)
Hong Kong no regular indigenous military forces; Hong Kong garrison of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) includes elements of the PLA Ground Forces, PLA Navy, and PLA Air Force; these forces are under the direct leadership of the Central Military Commission in Beijing and under administrative control of the adjacent Guangzhou Military Region
Hungary Ground Forces, Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Legiero, ML)
Iceland no regular military forces; Icelandic National Police
India Army, Navy (includes naval air arm), Air Force (Bharatiya Vayu Sena), Coast Guard
Indonesia Indonesian Armed Forces (Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI): Army (TNI-Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD)), Navy (TNI-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL); includes marines, naval air arm), Air Force (TNI-Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU)), National Air Defense Command (Kommando Pertahanan Udara Nasional (Kohanudnas))
Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Regular Forces (Artesh): Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force of the Military of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Niru-ye Hava'i-ye Artesh-e Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran; includes air defense); Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami, IRGC): Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force, Qods Force (special operations), and Basij Force (Popular Mobilization Army); Law Enforcement Forces
Iraq Iraqi Armed Forces: Iraqi Army (includes Iraqi Special Operations Force, Iraqi Intervention Force), Iraqi Navy (former Iraqi Coastal Defense Force), Iraqi Air Force (former Iraqi Army Air Corps)
Ireland Irish Defense Forces (Oglaigh na h-Eireann): Army (includes Naval Service and Air Corps (Aer-Chor na h-Eireann))
Israel Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Naval Forces (INF), Israel Air Force (IAF)
Italy Italian Army (Esercito Italiano, EI), Italian Navy (Marina Militare Italiana, MMI), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana, AMI), Carabinieri Corps (Arma dei Carabinieri, CC)
Jamaica Jamaica Defense Force: Ground Forces, Coast Guard, Air Wing
Japan Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD): Ground Self-Defense Force (Rikujou Jietai, GSDF), Maritime Self-Defense Force (Kaijou Jietai, MSDF), Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai, ASDF)
Jordan Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF): Royal Jordanian Land Force, Royal Jordanian Navy, Royal Jordanian Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya, RJAF), Special Operations Command (Socom); Public Security Directorate (normally falls under Ministry of Interior, but comes under JAF in wartime or crisis)
Kazakhstan Ground Forces, Naval Force, Air and Air Defense Forces, Republican Guard
Kenya Kenyan Army, Kenyan Navy, Kenyan Air Force
Kiribati no regular military forces (constitutionally prohibited); Police Force
Kuwait Land Forces, Kuwaiti Navy, Kuwaiti Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya), National Guard
Kyrgyzstan Army, Air Force, National Guard
Laos Lao People's Armed Forces (LPAF): Lao People's Army (LPA; includes Riverine Force), Air Force
Latvia National Armed Forces (Nacionalo Brunoto Speku): Ground Forces, Navy (Latvijas Juras Speki; includes Coast Guard (Latvijas Kara Flotes)), Latvian Air Force (Latvijas Gaisa Speki), Border Guard, Latvian Home Guard (Latvijas Zemessardze)
Lebanon Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF): Army (includes Navy), Air Force
Lesotho Lesotho Defense Force (LDF): Army (includes Air Wing)
Liberia Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL): Army, Navy, Air Force
Libya Armed Peoples on Duty (APOD, Army), Libyan Arab Navy, Libyan Arab Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jamahiriya al-Arabia al-Libyya, LAAF)
Liechtenstein no regular military forces (constitutionally prohibited); Principality of Liechtenstein National Police (Landespolizei, LP)
Lithuania Ground Forces, Naval Force, Lithuanian Military Air Forces, National Defense Volunteer Forces
Luxembourg Army
Macau no regular military forces; defense is the responsibility of China
Madagascar People's Armed Forces: Intervention Force, Development Force, and Aeronaval Force (navy and air); National Gendarmerie
Malawi Malawi Armed Forces: Army (includes Air Wing and Naval Detachment)
Malaysia 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)
Maldives Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF): Quick Reaction Force, Security Protection Group, Coast Guard
Mali Malian Armed Forces: Army, Republic of Mali Air Force (Force Aerienne de la Republique du Mali, FARM), National Guard
Malta Armed Forces of Malta (AFM; includes air and maritime elements)
Marshall Islands no regular military forces; under the 1983 Compact of Free Association, the US has full authority and responsibility for security and defense of the Marshall Islands; Marshall Islands Police
Martinique no regular military forces; Gendarmerie
Mauritania Mauritanian Armed Forces: Army, Mauritanian Navy (Marine Mauritanienne; includes naval infantry), Islamic Air Force of Mauritania (Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie, FAIM)
Mauritius no regular military forces; National Police Force, Special Mobile Force, National Coast Guard
Mexico Secretariat of National Defense (Secretaria de Defensa Nacional, Sedena): Army (Ejercito, includes Mexican Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, FAM)); Secretariat of the Navy (Secretaria de Marina, Semar): Mexican Navy (Armada de Mexico, ARM, includes Naval Air Force (FAN) and naval infantry)
Moldova National Army: Ground Forces, Rapid Reaction Forces, Air and Air Defense Forces
Monaco no regular military forces; the Palace Guard performs ceremonial duties
Mongolia Mongolian Armed Forces: Mongolian Army, Mongolian Air Force; there is no navy
Montenegro Armed Forces of the Republic of Montenegro: Army, Navy (serves as Coast Guard), Air Force
Montserrat no regular military forces; Royal Montserrat Police Force
Morocco Royal Armed Forces (Forces Armees Royales, FAR): Royal Moroccan Army (includes Air Defense), Navy (includes Marines), Royal Moroccan Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawyiya al Malakiya Marakishiya; Force Aerienne Royale Marocaine)
Mozambique Mozambique Armed Defense Forces (FADM): Mozambique Army, Mozambique Navy (Marinha Mocambique, MM), Mozambique Air Force (Forca Aerea de Mocambique, FAM)
Namibia Namibian Defense Force: Army, Navy, Air Wing
Nauru no regular military forces; Nauru Police Force
Nepal Nepalese Army, Armed Police Force
Netherlands Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Navy (includes Naval Air Service and Marine Corps), Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht, KLu), Royal Military Police
Netherlands Antilles no regular military forces; National Guard
New Caledonia no regular indigenous military forces; French Armed Forces (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Gendarmerie); Police Force
New Zealand New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF): New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Nicaragua National Army of Nicaragua (ENN; includes Navy, Air Force)
Niger Nigerien Armed Forces (Forces Armees Nigeriennes, FAN): Army, Niger Air Force (Force Aerienne du Niger)
Nigeria Nigerian Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force
Niue no regular indigenous military forces; Police Force
North Korea North Korean People's Army: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force; civil security forces
Norway Norwegian Army (Haeren), Royal Norwegian Navy (Kongelige Norske Sjoeforsvaret, RNoN; includes Coastal Rangers and Coast Guard (Kystvakt)), Royal Norwegian Air Force (Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret, RNoAF), Home Guard (Heimevernet, HV)
Oman Sultan's Armed Forces (SAF): Royal Army of Oman, Royal Navy of Oman, Royal Air Force of Oman
Pakistan Army (includes National Guard), Navy (includes Marines and Maritime Security Agency), Pakistan Air Force (Pakistan Fiza'ya)
Palau no regular military forces; Palau National Police
Panama no regular military forces; Panamanian Public Forces or PPF includes the Panamanian National Police (PNP), National Maritime Service (NMS), and National Air Service (NAS)
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF; includes Maritime Operations Element, Air Operations Element)
Paraguay Army, National Navy (Armada Nacional, includes Naval Aviation, Marine Corps, General Naval Prefecture), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Paraguay, FAP)
Peru Army of Peru (Ejercito Peruano), Navy of Peru (Marina de Guerra del Peru, MGP (includes naval air, naval infantry, and Coast Guard)), Air Force of Peru (Fuerza Aerea del Peru, FAP)
Philippines Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP): Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force
Poland Polish Armed Forces: Land Forces (includes Navy (Marynarka Wojenna, MW)), Polish Air Force (Sily Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, SPRP)
Portugal Portuguese Army (Exercito Portugues), Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa; includes Marine Corps), Portuguese Air Force (Forca Aerea Portuguesa, FAP)
Puerto Rico no regular indigenous military forces; paramilitary National Guard, Police Force
Qatar Qatari Amiri Land Force (QALF), Qatari Amiri Navy (QAN), Qatari Amiri Air Force (QAAF)
Reunion no regular indigenous military forces; French forces (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, and Gendarmerie)
Romania Land Forces, Naval Forces, Romanian Air Force (Fortele Aeriene Romane, FAR), Special Operations
Russia Ground Forces (SV), Navy (VMF), Air Forces (Voyenno-Vozdushniye Sily, VVS); Airborne Troops (VDV), Strategic Rocket Troops (Raketnyye Voyska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya, RVSN), and Space Troops (KV) are independent "combat arms," not subordinate to any of the three branches; Russian Ground Forces include the following combat arms: motorized-rifle troops, tank troops, missile and artillery troops, air defense of ground troops
Rwanda Rwandan Defense Forces: Army, Air Force
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Defense Force (includes Coast Guard), Royal Saint Kitts and Nevis Police Force
Saint Lucia no regular military forces; Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (includes Special Service Unit, Coast Guard)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines no regular military forces; Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, Coast Guard
Samoa no regular military forces; Samoa Police Force
San Marino no regular military forces; Voluntary Military Force (Corpi Militari Voluntar) performs ceremonial duties and limited police support functions
Sao Tome and Principe Armed Forces of Sao Tome and Principe (FASTP): Army, Coast Guard of Sao Tome e Principe (Guarda Costeira de Sao Tome e Principe, GCSTP), Presidential Guard
Saudi Arabia Land Forces (Army), Navy, Air Force, Air Defense Force, National Guard, Ministry of Interior Forces (paramilitary)
Senegal Army, Senegalese Navy (Marine Senegalaise), Senegalese Air Force (Armee de l'Air du Senegal)
Serbia and Montenegro Serbian Armed Forces (Vojska Srbije, VS): Land Forces Command (includes Riverine Component, consisting of a river flotilla on the Danube), Joint Operations Command, Air and Air Defense Forces Command
Seychelles Seychelles Defense Force: Army, Coast Guard (includes Naval Wing, Air Wing), National Guard
Sierra Leone Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF): Army (includes Navy (Maritime Wing), Air Wing)
Singapore Singapore Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force (includes Air Defense)
Slovakia Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (Ozbrojene Sily Slovenskej Republiky): Land Forces (Pozemne Sily), Air Forces (Vzdusne Sily)
Slovenia Slovenian Army (includes air and naval forces)
Solomon Islands no regular military forces; Solomon Islands Police Force
Somalia no national-level armed forces
South Africa South African National Defense Force (SANDF): South African Army, South African Navy (SAN), South African Air Force (SAAF), Joint Operations Command, Military Intelligence, Military Health Services
South Korea Republic of Korea Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force
Spain Spanish Armed Forces: Army (Ejercito de Tierra), Spanish Navy (Armada Espanola, AE; includes Marine Corps), Spanish Air Force (Ejercito del Aire Espanola, EdA)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force
Sudan Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF): Land Forces, Navy, Air Force, Popular Defense Forces; Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA): Land Forces
Suriname National Army (Nationaal Leger, NL; includes Naval Wing, Air Wing)
Svalbard no regular military forces
Swaziland Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force (USDF): Ground Force (includes air wing)
Sweden Swedish Armed Forces (Forsvarsmakten): Army (Armen), Royal Swedish Navy (Marinen), Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet)
Switzerland Swiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe)
Syria Syrian Armed Forces: Syrian Arab Army, Syrian Arab Navy, Syrian Arab Air and Air Defense Forces (includes Air Defense Command)
Taiwan Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps), Air Force, Coast Guard Administration, Armed Forces Reserve Command, Combined Service Forces Command, Armed Forces Police Command
Tajikistan Ground Forces, Air and Air Defense Forces, Mobile Force
Tanzania Tanzanian People's Defense Force (Jeshi la Wananchi la Tanzania, JWTZ): Army, Naval Wing (includes Coast Guard), Air Defense Command (includes Air Wing), National Service
Thailand Royal Thai Army (RTA), Royal Thai Navy (RTN, includes Royal Thai Marine Corps), Royal Thai Air Force (Knogtap Agard Thai, RTAF)
The Bahamas Royal Bahamian Defense Force: Land Force, Navy, Air Wing
The Gambia Office of the Chief of Defense: Gambian National Army (National Guard, GNA), Gambian Navy (GN)
Togo Togolese Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Togolese Navy (Marine du Togo), Togolese Air Force (Force Aerienne Togolaise, FAT), National Gendarmerie
Tonga Tonga Defense Services (TDS): Land Force (Royal Guard), Naval Force (includes Royal Marines, Air Wing)
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF): Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, Coast Guard, Air Guard
Tunisia Army, Navy, Republic of Tunisia Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Jamahiriyah At'tunisia)
Turkey Turkish Armed Forces (TSK): Turkish Land Forces (Turk Kara Kuvvetleri, TKK), Turkish Naval Forces (Turk Deniz Kuvvetleri, TDK; includes naval air and naval infantry), Turkish Air Force (Turk Hava Kuvvetleri, THK)
Turkmenistan Ground Forces, Navy, Air and Air Defense Forces
Tuvalu no regular military forces; Tuvalu Police Force
Uganda Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF): Army (includes Marine Unit), Air Force
Ukraine Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Air Forces (Viyskovo-Povitryani Syly), Air Defense Forces
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Armed Forces: Army, Navy (includes Marines), Air Force and Air Defense, National Coast Guard
United Kingdom Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force
United States US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard; note - Coast Guard administered in peacetime by the Department of Homeland Security, but in wartime reports to the Department of the Navy
Uruguay Uruguayan Armed Forces: Army (Ejercito), Navy (Armada Nacional; includes naval air arm, Marines, Maritime Prefecture in wartime), Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya, FAU)
Uzbekistan Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard
Vanuatu no regular military forces; Vanuatu Police Force (VPF), Vanuatu Mobile Force (VMF; includes Police Maritime Wing (PMW))
Venezuela National Armed Forces (Fuerza Armada Nacionale, FAN): Ground Forces or Army (Fuerzas Terrestres or Ejercito), Naval Forces (Fuerzas Navales or Armada; includes Marines, Coast Guard), Air Force (Fuerzas Aereas or Aviacion), Armed Forces of Cooperation or National Guard (Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperacion or Guardia Nacional)
Vietnam People's Armed Forces: People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) (includes People's Navy Command (with naval infantry, coast guard), Air and Air Defense Force (Kon Quan Nhan Dan), Border Defense Command), People's Public Security Forces, Militia Force, Self-Defense Forces
Yemen Army (includes Republican Guard), Navy (includes Marines), Yemen Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jamahiriya al Yemeniya; includes Air Defense Force)
Zambia Zambian National Defense Force (ZNDF): Zambian Army, Zambian Air Force, National Service
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF): Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ), Zimbabwe Republic Police

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Branches. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Branches

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