The 35 most powerful militaries in the world

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  1. HMS Astute

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    then what's the [edited] point? it's a meaningless ranking.
     
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    India may not have the cutting edge technology, expeditionary capability, global power projection and oversea military bases around the world like we have, but we should not forget that quantity has it's own quality too.
     
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    North Korea has 78 subs?

    :yey:

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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    US simply dwarfs others in Aircraft.

    US AF and NAVY is massive and extremely potent which is why their power projection is awesome.

    The Destroyers/Frigates should be included as well.
     
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    dont know about 78 but i have heard that they have a lot of midget subs
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Perhaps they use their mini-subs as a Torpedo filled with explosives and Kamikazi's.
     
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    i have read in an article that they have subs in which only one guy and a torpedo can fit. would love to see an image of such sub
     
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    USN is bigger than the next 10 world's largest navies combined together. Let alone it's capability and quality. This kind of ranking is quite rubbish as it does not take important factors into account. I'd rather take 4x Ohio or Vanguard class submarines and 10x Astute or Virginia class subs than 78x North Korean made subs.
     
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    yes, it is powerful country as defense.
     
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    according to http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/20_05_10jigreport.pdf, "The North Korean military is in possession of a fleet of about 70 submarines, comprised of approximately 20 Romeo class submarines (1,800 tons), 40 Sang-O class submarines (300 tons) and 10 midget submarines including the Yono class submarines (130 tons).

    The annual report of North Korea's military capabilities by the U.S. Department of Defense, released in early 2014, identified the North Korean Navy's strength at 60,000 personnel, 70 submarines, 420 patrol combatants, 260 amphibious landing craft, 30 mine warfare vessels, and 30 support ships.

    The North Korean navy is considered a brown water navy and operates mainly within the 50 kilometer exclusion zone.
     
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    The list is just a complete BS as the vital factors are not taken into account. 2x Astute class submarines alone would crumble the entire North Korean naval fleet.
     
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    Military budget list is misleading as well, in fact the UK spends £38bn on defence that is equivalent to $63bn. Besides, we do not operate any aircraft carrier.
     
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    India's submarines is not 17, it has dwindled alarmingly. Until we get the scorpenes operational, we lack in that front, India needs another akula in the meantime.

    Germany operates only four while , Israel operates 14 out which 6 will be dolphin class.
     
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    don't fool yourself,uk is nothing without americans help.:rofl::laugh::lol:
     
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    You fool bro? You have no idea about our military power projection.

    Response Force Task Group, Joint Rapid Reaction Force, 16 Air Assault Brigade, SAS and SBS can be deployed in any part of the globe at a moment's notice.

     
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    Currently un-deniably Uk,france and Israel are ahead of india and may be even china in terms of military equipment in both Quantity and Quality. But i think this will tilt favourbly to india and china by 2022. My estimate is around 2022 india should be ahead militarily in both qualitative and quantitve terms pushing behind France,uk and israel.

    Lot of reasearch done by DRDO took long time to Fruitify and only from recent years they have started to taste sucess. And one observable trend among indians is first version of any product comes very late,but subsequent versions come very very quick.hoping on this trend i believe india will do amazingly well by 2022 in terms of military.
     
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