The GFP has released its annual report since 2006, ranking the world’s 145 countries based on “general land, sea and air capabilities”.
The United States is the world leader in technology and development in key medical, aerospace and computer/telecommunications sectors. Photo: AP
The rankings consider factors including the amount of military and military equipment each country has, as well as its financial status, geography and available resources.
Notably, the ranking evaluates the military only from a conventional perspective, ignoring the possibility of a nuclear attack. The GFP is based on more than 60 factors to give a PowerIndex score, and the closer the score is to 0, the stronger the force.
According to GFP, the US leads the world in technology and development in key healthcare, aerospace and computer/telecommunications sectors with a PowerIndex score of 0.0712. GFP calculations put the size of the Pentagon’s budget at more than $750 billion, more than three times the size of China, the US Navy’s aircraft carrier fleet, and the US Air Force.
According to RT, GFP believes that the conflict in Ukraine has shown the main limits of Russia’s military capabilities in terms of preparation, leadership, training and supply. Russia has a PowerIndex score of 0.0714.
GFP believes that the conflict in Ukraine has shown the main limits of Russia’s military capabilities. Photo: Reuters
According to Business Insider, China has rapidly increased its military power in recent years. The GFP ranks China first in terms of the number and strength of the standing naval fleet. China’s PowerIndex score is 0.0722. As of April 2023, China’s standing force numbered over 761 million, with 50 destroyers, 78 submarines and other military assets.
The GFP said that China has special advantages in terms of economy, human resources and focuses on enhancing its capability to fight on land, sea and in the air. If this trend continues, China will become America’s main global military enemy.
Apart from this, India (4th), UK (5th), South Korea (6th), Pakistan (7th), Japan (8th), France (9th), Italy (10th), Turkey (11th November) are also in the list. , Whereas, Ukraine is at 15th and Germany at 25th position.
Vietnam is in the top 10 in terms of total manpower and self-propelled artillery
GFP places Vietnam at 19th position in the ranking with a PowerIndex score of 0.2855. According to the report, as of January 2023, more than 53 million people in Vietnam are considered as available military personnel, with an estimated 470,000 active troops (ranking 9th in the world), in addition to 2.5 million reserve troops.