Greece military
Photo Source: U.S. Air Force

The USA, then Russia, followed by China, India, France and Japan are the countries ranked with the highest military strength with Greece coming in at 28th in the world, according to the latest review by Global Firepower.

Greece holds a PwrIndx rating of 0.4955 (0.0000 being perfect) with the USA rating at 0.062, Russia at 0.064 and China at 0.067.

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According to the same report, Greece has an available manpower of 4,993,347 which accounts for 46.4% of the total population whilst those fit-for-service are estimated at 4,044,611 which is 37.6% of the population.

The number of Greeks reaching military age, annually, amount to just over 100,000 (1%) with current Active and Reserve personnel at 140,000 and 220,000 respecetively.

Airpower

Greece has a total aircraft strength of 566 aircraft systems ranking it 20 out of 137 countries, 187 Fighters (ranked 16 of 137), 187 Attack systems (ranked 15 of 137) and 19 transports – fixed wing tactical/strategic aircraft (ranked 37 of 137).

Land Strength

  • Combat Tanks: 1,254 (ranked 20 of 137) 
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles: 2,550 (ranked 27 of 137)
  • Self-propelled Artillery: 547 (ranked 12 of 137)
  • Towed Artillery: 463 (ranked 26 of 137)
  • Rocket Projectors: 152 (ranked 24 of 137)

Naval Strength 

  • Total naval assets: 115 
  • Aircraft Carriers: 0
  • Destroyers: 0
  • Submarines: 11
  • Patrol Vessels: 33
  • Mine Warfare: 4