Russia's military might

Global Firepower website analyzed the power of armies of 126 countries on the basis of 50 criteria. The analysis did not include the nuclear factor, but it took account of economic conditions of the countries in question  

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Russia's military might

The most powerful army in the world is the US army. The second place belongs to Russia, and the third strongest army in the world is the army of China. How true can the rating be?

 

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Russia's military might

the top ten most powerful army includes the United States, Russia, China, India, the UK, France, South Korea, Germany, Japan and Turkey.

 

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Russia's military might

The Russian army comes first in terms of ground-based combat systems, particularly tanks. Russia has the total of 15,398 tanks. China follows with 9,150 tanks and the US - 8,848 armored vehicles.  

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Russia's military might

Russia has a huge advantage in terms of combat armored vehicles (armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles), self-propelled guns, towed artillery complexes and multiple rocket launchers. Russia's potential theater of war is the near abroad, which explains the peculiarity.

 

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New Russian tanks will confirm this advantage. At the turn of 2017-2018, Russia will launch mass supplies of state-of-the-art T-14 Armata tanks. The US has no new developments in the field: the Pentagon hopes to upgrade cold-war-era vehicles, such as M-1 Abrams and Bradley. 

 

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Russia's military might

Russia's Air Force comes second with 3,429 fighters, 1,083 transport aircraft and 1,120 helicopters. China is armed with the total of 2,860 aircraft, including 1,066 fighter jets, 1,311 attack aircraft, 876 transport aircraft and 908 helicopters.  

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US experts hail Russia's Su-35 fighter saying that it is superior to the US F-35. Russia's long-range attack aviation is also a significant advantage of the Russian army.  

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Russia's military might

Russia and China have one aircraft carrier each. Russia surpasses its rivals on the number of minesweepers - 34 (USA -11, China - 6) and coast guard ships - 65 (USA -13, -11, China). As for submarines, the quantitative correlation is more of less equal (US - 72, Russia - 55, China-67). 

 

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Russia's military might

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Russia's military might

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that before 2020, the Russian Navy would receive eight new missile submarines, 16 attack submarines and 54 surface warships of different classes.

 

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Russia will continue moving on the path of modernization. The country may lack the US and Chinese economic and financial power, but the priorities have been determined and the scientific potential is huge. All photos by Vadim Savitsky

Russia's military might

The Russian army is underestimated, because the analysis does not take into account the rocket and missile power of the Russian army.  

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Russia's military might

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