Top 25 World’s Largest Armies

24. Sweden

Though the Swedish military maintains neutrality in most foreign conflicts, no one can downplay its aerial advantage. Swedish interceptors and stealth aircrafts are simply unmatched. And, considering the country’s small size, its air force alone is more then enough, when it comes to defense.

  • Active Personnel: 124,000
  • Defense Budget: $6,215,000,000
  • Armed land vehicles: 2,600
  • Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 0
  • Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 228

23. Iran

Just 10 years ago, Iran was considered to be among the world’s largest military forces. But, due to strict economic sanctions, its army has shrunk just as much as the economy. However, thanks to a recent alliance with Russia and a U.S.-led economic package deal, Iran’s past glory should be restored sooner than later.

  • Active Personnel: 2,345,00
  • Defense Budget: $6,300,000,000
  • Armed land vehicles: 5,450
  • Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 1,474
  • Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 479


  1. roher March 7, 2016
    • Dmitriy Feldman March 7, 2016

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