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  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Army > Attack helicopters: Number of attack helicopter (includes helicopters that have some attacking capabilities).
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Battle-related deaths (number of people). 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.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • 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 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."
  • 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 branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Armed forces personnel > Total: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces."
  • Personnel: 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.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Branches: The names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million: Battle-related deaths (number of people). 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Military expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Total: Total amount of aircraft carriers possessed by each country. 
  • Navy > Helicopter carriers: Amount of helicopter carriers currently in service.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > Commissioned:

    Amount of aircraft carriers in full service in each country. These numbers can also be interpreted as the amount of each country's commissioned aircraft carriers.   

  • Armed forces personnel per 1000: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Personnel per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > Current LCU: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Conscription: A description of the status of conscription in the nation in 1997.
  • Armed forces growth: Growth in the number of armed forces personnel from 1985 (index = 100) to 2000. 100 means no growth, 50 means it halved and 200 means it doubled.
  • Imports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Air force > Aircraft carriers > In reserve: Total amount of reserve aircraft carriers in each country.
  • Military expenditures > Percent of GDP: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Conventional arms > Exports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Weapon holdings per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services.
  • Exports > USD: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services."
  • Conventional arms > Exports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre).
  • Manpower > Military age: The minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
  • Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000.
  • Employment in arms > Production per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve.
  • Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Conventional arms imports per capita: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching military age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000: This entry gives the number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Personnel > % of total labor force: 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. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organisation, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population."
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults.
  • Military expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilisation, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)"
  • Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita: Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licenses. Data cover major conventional weapons such as aircraft, armored vehicles, artillery, radar systems, missiles, and ships designed for military use. Excluded are transfers of other military equipment such as small arms and light weapons, trucks, small artillery, ammunition, support equipment, technology transfers, and other services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP: Estimates of total development aid to Afghanistan over a four year period, in USD. Does not include charitable donations or other non-governmental donations. NOTE: The European Community is estimated to have given over $114 billion over the past four years. Other donations include the UN Development Programme pledging $7,268,507,000; Microsoft pledging $65,000,000; and $47,000,000. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 10,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Exports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Conscription status: Whether countries prescribe mandatory military services as of 1997.
  • Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita: The total numbers of males aged 15-49. This statistic assumes that every individual is fit to serve. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita: The number of draft-age males and females entering the military manpower pool in any given year and is a measure of the availability of draft-age young adults. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Expenditure > % of central government expenditure: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Iraq Coalition casualties: Number of military fatalities in Iraq since March 20th, 2003.
  • Expenditure > % of GDP: Military expenditures data from SIPRI are derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies engaged in defense projects; paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations; and military space activities. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities, such as for veterans' benefits, demobilization, conversion, and destruction of weapons. This definition cannot be applied for all countries, however, since that would require much more detailed information than is available about what is included in military budgets and off-budget military expenditure items. (For example, military budgets might or might not cover civil defense, reserves and auxiliary forces, police and paramilitary forces, dual-purpose forces such as military and civilian police, military grants in kind, pensions for military personnel, and social security contributions paid by one part of government to another.)
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people: This entry is derived from Military > Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually, which gives the number of males and females entering the military manpower pool (i.e., reaching age 16) in any given year and is a measure of the availability of military-age young adults. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Iraq Coalition casualties per million: Number of military fatalities in Iraq since March 20th, 2003. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Conventional arms imports, % of GDP: Conventional arms transfers (1990 prices) - Imports (US$ millions) Refers to the voluntary transfer by the supplier (and thus excludes captured weapons and weapons obtained through defectors) of weapons with a military purpose destined for the armed forces, paramilitary forces or intelligence agencies of another country. These include major conventional weapons or systems in six categories: ships, aircraft, missiles, artillery, armoured vehicles and guidance and radar systems (excluded are trucks, services, ammunition, small arms, support items, components and component technology and towed or naval artillery under 100-millimetre calibre). Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
STAT Thailand United States HISTORY
Air force > Combat aircraft 144
Ranked 1st.
3,318
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Thailand
Armed forces personnel 301,000
Ranked 15th.
1.37 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Thailand
Army > Attack helicopters 4
Ranked 1st.
6,417
Ranked 1st. 1604 times more than Thailand
Army > Main battle tanks 542
Ranked 1st.
8,725
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than Thailand
Battle-related deaths > Number of people 156
Ranked 20th.
233
Ranked 18th. 49% more than Thailand
Budget 5.2 US$ BN
Ranked 1st.
682 US$ BN
Ranked 1st. 131 times more than Thailand
Global Peace Index 2.38
Ranked 33th. 12% more than United States
2.13
Ranked 4th.

Military service age and obligation 21 years of age for compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; males register at 18 years of age; 2-year conscript service obligation 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units
Navy > Aircraft carriers 1
Ranked 1st.
10
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than Thailand
Navy > Corvette warships 5
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
2
Ranked 8th.
Navy > Submarines 0.0
Ranked 1st.
2
Ranked 8th.
Paramilitary personnel 113,700
Ranked 2nd. 10 times more than United States
11,035
Ranked 1st.
Personnel > Per capita 6.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 26% more than United States
5.22 per 1,000 people
Ranked 70th.

Service age and obligation 21 years of age for compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; males are registered at 18 years of age; 2-year conscript service obligation 18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines)
War deaths 230
Ranked 18th.
0.0
Ranked 73th.

Military expenditures 1.8% of GDP
Ranked 18th.
4.6% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Thailand
Military branches Royal Thai Army (Kongthap Bok Thai, RTA), Royal Thai Navy (Kongthap Ruea Thai, RTN, includes Royal Thai Marine Corps), Royal Thai Air Force (Kongthap Agard Thai, RTAF) United States Armed Forces: US Army, US Navy (includes Marine Corps), US Air Force, US Coast Guard
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.8%
Ranked 83th.
4.06%
Ranked 22nd. 2 times more than Thailand
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Armed forces personnel > Total 421,000
Ranked 14th.
1.54 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Thailand

Personnel 421,000
Ranked 16th.
1.55 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand

Navy > Frigates 6
Ranked 1st.
26
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand
Branches Royal Thai Army (RTA), Royal Thai Navy (RTN, includes Royal Thai Marine Corps), Royal Thai Air Force (Knogtap Agard Thai, RTAF) 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
Battle-related deaths > Number of people per million 2.34
Ranked 21st. 3 times more than United States
0.818
Ranked 27th.
Military expenditure > Current LCU 162.13 billion
Ranked 24th.
661.05 billion
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Thailand

Air force > Aircraft carriers > Total 1
Ranked 14th.
68
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Thailand
Navy > Helicopter carriers 1
Ranked 6th.
9
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Thailand
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males 533,424
Ranked 19th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Thailand

Air force > Aircraft carriers > Commissioned 1
Ranked 11th.
19
Ranked 1st. 19 times more than Thailand
Weapon holdings 2.56 million
Ranked 32nd.
38.54 million
Ranked 1st. 15 times more than Thailand
Armed forces personnel per 1000 4.83
Ranked 58th.
4.84
Ranked 57th. About the same as Thailand
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 531,315
Ranked 19th.
2.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand

Manpower available for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
Personnel per 1000 6.42
Ranked 54th. 23% more than United States
5.23
Ranked 70th.

Expenditure > Current LCU 81171000000 507089000000
Conscription <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>Conscription</a> exists (FWCC). No <a href=/graph-T/mil_con>conscription</a>.
Armed forces growth 28%
Ranked 50th.
-37%
Ranked 107th.
Imports > USD 12 million
Ranked 68th.
904 million
Ranked 7th. 75 times more than Thailand

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ 98 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 38th.
387 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 19th. 4 times more than Thailand

Air force > Aircraft carriers > In reserve 0.0
Ranked 14th.
1
Ranked 1st.
Expenditures 1.8% of GDP
Ranked 42nd.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Thailand
Military expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.8% of GDP
Ranked 38th.
4.06% of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than Thailand
Conventional arms > Exports $5.00 million
Ranked 33th.
$5.45 billion
Ranked 2nd. 1091 times more than Thailand
Weapon holdings per 1000 40.64
Ranked 80th.
135.24
Ranked 43th. 3 times more than Thailand
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 16-49 14182567 None
Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ 5 million constant 1990 US$
Ranked 35th.
7.1 billion constant 1990 US$
Ranked 1st. 1420 times more than Thailand

Employment in arms > Production 5,000
Ranked 52nd.
2.32 million
Ranked 2nd. 464 times more than Thailand
Exports > USD 8 million
Ranked 35th.
6.16 billion
Ranked 1st. 770 times more than Thailand

Conventional arms > Exports per capita $0.09
Ranked 36th.
$21.84
Ranked 9th. 247 times more than Thailand
Manpower reaching military age annually > Males per thousand people 7.99
Ranked 135th. 16% more than United States
6.89
Ranked 163th.

Conventional arms imports $105.00 million
Ranked 36th.
$533.00 million
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than Thailand
Manpower > Availability > Males 17.55 million
Ranked 19th.
72.72 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand

Manpower > Military age 18 years of age 18 years of age
Conventional arms > Exports > Per $ GDP 0.01 per $1,000
Ranked 35th.
0.464 per $1,000
Ranked 15th. 46 times more than Thailand
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 12 NOV 1996 24 SEP 1996
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 526,276
Ranked 17th.
2.14 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Thailand
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males 533,424
Ranked 19th.
2.16 million
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Thailand
Manpower available for military service > Females age 16-49 None None
Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 1.49 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 53th. 14% more than United States
1.31 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 56th.

Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 78.5 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 38th.
23,956.65 constant 1990 US$ per 1
Ranked 5th. 305 times more than Thailand

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates $5.67 million
Ranked 24th.
$83.44 billion
Ranked 1st. 14723 times more than Thailand
Employment in arms > Production per 1000 0.0793
Ranked 52nd.
8.14
Ranked 2nd. 103 times more than Thailand
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 12.97 million
Ranked 18th.
59.41 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Thailand

Manpower > Availability > Females 17.75 million
Ranked 17th.
71.64 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 17.9 million
Ranked 18th.
73.6 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand

Arms imports > Constant 1990 US$ > Per capita 1.53 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 53th. 17% more than United States
1.31 constant 1990 US$ per c
Ranked 57th.

Conventional arms imports per capita $1.86
Ranked 53th.
$2.14
Ranked 51st. 15% more than Thailand
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females per thousand people 7.68
Ranked 142nd. 16% more than United States
6.65
Ranked 159th.
Manpower reaching military age annually > Females 509,780
Ranked 21st.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Thailand
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 14.06 million
Ranked 17th.
59.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Thailand

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 per 1000 273.1
Ranked 42nd. 10% more than United States
249.05
Ranked 85th.

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 per 1000 7.96
Ranked 99th. 12% more than United States
7.12
Ranked 107th.
Conventional arms imports > Per $ GDP 0.2 per $1,000
Ranked 57th. 4 times more than United States
0.045 per $1,000
Ranked 81st.
Manpower > Availability > Males per 1000 265.22
Ranked 56th. 11% more than United States
239.12
Ranked 119th.

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates, % of GDP 0.00274%
Ranked 24th.
0.627%
Ranked 12th. 229 times more than Thailand
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Female 509780 2055685
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Male 533424 2161727
Personnel > % of total labor force 1.18%
Ranked 70th. 19% more than United States
0.99%
Ranked 83th.

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates per capita $0.09
Ranked 24th.
$279.63
Ranked 12th. 3251 times more than Thailand
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males per 1000 195.94
Ranked 84th. About the same as United States
195.38
Ranked 85th.

Armed forces personnel > % of total labor force 1.09%
Ranked 60th. 12% more than United States
0.97%
Ranked 71st.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females 509,780
Ranked 21st.
2.06 million
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than Thailand
Military expenditure > % of GDP 1.79%
Ranked 50th.
4.64%
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Thailand

Arms > Exports > Constant 1990 US$ per capita 0.0768 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 38th.
24.03 constant 1990 US$
Ranked 5th. 313 times more than Thailand

Aid to Afghanistan > Total development aid > Estimates > Per $ GDP $0.35 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 24th.
$71.51 per $10,000 of GDP
Ranked 12th. 206 times more than Thailand
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males per 1000 8.03
Ranked 138th. 12% more than United States
7.19
Ranked 148th.

Conventional arms > Exports, % of GDP 0.00586%
Ranked 34th.
0.0948%
Ranked 14th. 16 times more than Thailand
Conscription status Yes No(The United States abandoned the draft in 1973 under President Richard Nixon, ended the Selective Service registration requirement in 1975 under President Gerald Ford, and then re-instated the Selective Service registration requirement in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter. Today the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_Service_System">U.S. Selective Service System</a> remains as a contingency, should a military draft be re-introduced. For more information see the website.) Registration remains required.
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 > Per capita 0.282 per capita
Ranked 32nd. 12% more than United States
0.251 per capita
Ranked 103th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males > Per capita 8.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 150th. 13% more than United States
7.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 165th.

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 511,288
Ranked 20th.
2.08 million
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Thailand

Expenditure > % of central government expenditure 7.02%
Ranked 23th.
19.26%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Thailand

Iraq Coalition casualties 2
Ranked 14th.
2,484
Ranked 1st. 1242 times more than Thailand
Expenditure > % of GDP 1.14%
Ranked 81st.
4.08%
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Thailand

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females per 1000 7.73
Ranked 138th. 13% more than United States
6.84
Ranked 151st.

Manpower > Fit for military service > Females per 1000 212.42
Ranked 50th. 9% more than United States
194.63
Ranked 73th.

Manpower > Availability > Females per 1000 268.21
Ranked 31st. 14% more than United States
235.58
Ranked 92nd.

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Males per thousand people 7.91
Ranked 137th. 16% more than United States
6.83
Ranked 165th.
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually > Females per thousand people 7.68
Ranked 141st. 16% more than United States
6.65
Ranked 158th.
Iraq Coalition casualties per million 0.031
Ranked 18th.
8.56
Ranked 1st. 276 times more than Thailand
Conventional arms imports, % of GDP 0.123%
Ranked 43th. 13 times more than United States
0.00927%
Ranked 75th.
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females > Per capita 7.81 per 1,000 people
Ranked 150th. 14% more than United States
6.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 168th.

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