Top 25 World’s Largest Armies

21. Vietnam

Vietnam persevered in a state of constant military conflict for generations. As a result, its economy suffered but its military has seen exponential growth each year. Though the personnel is under-equipped, Viet ground troops are among the most experienced in the world. Plus, they have more manpower than any other country of comparable size.

  • Active Personnel: 3,450,00
  • Defense Budget: $3,365,000,000
  • Armed land vehicles: 7,220
  • Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 1,100
  • Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 289

20. Thailand

Due to being surrounded by unstable neighbors, Thailand must always maintain a sizable active fighting force. Over the past decade, the nation’s navy underwent a huge technological overhaul. In addition to that, Thailand’s aerial fleet is among the largest in the region.

  • Active Personnel: 550,00
  • Defense Budget: $5,390,000,000
  • Armed land vehicles: 3,950
  • Multi-launch Rocket Systems: 13
  • Aircraft (fighters, interceptors, attack copters): 551


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

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