It took Germany 25 years to restore its status as Europe’s largest economy. Since most Germans born after WWII are anti-war, the nation’s defense budget was kept to a minimum for decades. That all changed when Russia became a thread to Europe. 100 years after the first world war, Germany’s army is once again the best-funded military of the region. Due to a lack of manpower, they focus on developing an unmatched fleet of unmanned air crafts
- Active Personnel: 307,000
- Defense Budget: $36,680,000,000
- Armed land vehicles: 6,350
- Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 44
- Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 676
Out of 307,000, only half are currently serving – the rest are active reserve troops. So Germany makes up for a lack of quantity by equipping each soldier with over $20k worth of military equipment. It goes without saying that their special forces are equipped better then anyone else in the world.
The absence of the United States and Russia, makes this list impossible to take seriously.
Actually, Russia’s in third place and the U.S. of A. tops the list.
I’m guessing you didn’t see all the slides;)