Special Report

The World’s 20 Strongest Militaries

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15. Indonesia
> Global Firepower PowerIndex score: 0.225
> Armed forces personnel: 676,000 (0.5% of labor force)
> Active military aircraft: 462 (0.9% of global fleet)
> Defense expenditure, 2020: $9.4 (0.9% of GDP)

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14. Iran
> Global Firepower PowerIndex score: 0.210
> Armed forces personnel: 650,000 (2.4% of labor force)
> Active military aircraft: 543 (1.0% of global fleet)
> Defense expenditure, 2020: $15.8 (2.2% of GDP)

13. Turkey
> Global Firepower PowerIndex score: 0.196
> Armed forces personnel: 512,000 (1.5% of labor force)
> Active military aircraft: 1,057 (2.0% of global fleet)
> Defense expenditure, 2020: $17.7 (2.8% of GDP)

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12. Egypt
> Global Firepower PowerIndex score: 0.187
> Armed forces personnel: 836,000 (3.0% of labor force)
> Active military aircraft: 1,062 (2.0% of global fleet)
> Defense expenditure, 2020: $4.5 (1.2% of GDP)

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11. Italy
> Global Firepower PowerIndex score: 0.180
> Armed forces personnel: 342,000 (1.3% of labor force)
> Active military aircraft: 864 (1.6% of global fleet)
> Defense expenditure, 2020: $28.9 (1.6% of GDP)

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