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The 15 countries with the highest military expenditure Annually

Discussion in 'Modern Warfare' started by sunny_10, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    AA lives in a dream world which was force fed to him by us govt., hollywood and media..... it will only be shattered when USA will fight a country with real military power(china, India, Pakistan Israel or any developed EU country) not some nations with hallow military power.....

    I wish USA will be smart enough to not choose real enemies other wise AA will be sad
     
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  2. Averageamerican

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    Iraq had the 4th largest military in the world the first time we took it out, even bigger then India according to Janes. It sure was not a problem, took about 3 weeks,after the ground war started., cost about 150 american lives and couple planes and tanks and lot of ammunition and they had some experience fighting the Iraq iran war for 8 years.

    Iraqi Army - GlobalSecurity.org - Reliable Security Information
    ... summer of 1990 Saddam boosted the number of troops in the Iraqi military from 180,000 to 900,000, creating the fourth-largest army in the world. With mobilization, Iraq ...
    Iraqi Army

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  3. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Nuclear weapons and one of the most advanced bio tech industries which can synthesize bioweapons at will is enough for a deterrent.
     
  4. Averageamerican

    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Bioweapons can be suicide, I expect some day either a bioweapon or nature will declare war on us all.

    Though I dont beleive nuclear or bioweapons gives a country carte blanchento do what ever want either. Some times you have to stand up and do what is right, not matter the cost, no matter the risk. I would have rather seen the world destroyed then been ruled by communism, the same stands true of Islam.
     
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  5. kum

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    I agree with you.
     
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  6. sunny_10

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    if we have a look on the falling economy of US then we may say that F35/JSF would be the last new gen aircraft from US. the next gen aircraft would be orginated from Russia, CHina, India in future, i think :coffee:
     
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    That's true but india's economy just suffered a setback
     
  8. Averageamerican

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    I expect the F22 and F35 will be the last manned combat aircraft made by the USA Drones will be far more effective and cost efficent..
     
  9. Fu9it1v3

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    I've just got 2 words for you..."Vietnam War"...:D
     
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    Absolutely!! US will build new drones powered by anti-gravity technology operated through mind control. A chip will be implanted in the mission commander's willy (given that they tend to think with their d**k instead of brains) which will control the on-board computers of the said drone and will be used to shoot lethal cat pee on unsuspecting civilians....err I mean terrorists! The unbearable agony will force the victims to let out ultra-sonic screams which will render everyone within a 1000 mile completely cuckoo! This is the near future strategy of the pentagon, completely foolproof!

    Source: Wikileaks! Actual source: Twitty bird's dropping!
     
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    India's major defence deals may get hit due to shortage of funds

    New Delhi: Faced with a resource crunch, the Defence Ministry will undertake a review next month of major military projects such as plans for acquiring 126 combat aircraft and raising a Strike Corps in the northeastern sector.

    The review will be carried out after an assessment is made on the performance of the economy at the end of the second quarter of this fiscal, Government sources said.

    The Defence Ministry has been allocated Rs. 1.93 lakh crore for the current fiscal but it had made a demand for additional funds of more than Rs. 40,000 crore for meeting its capital requirements.

    Sources said the lack of funds may also affect the Army's plans to raise a Mountain Strike Corps alongwith China under a Rs. 64,000 crore project.

    The plan has already hit a roadblock due to objections raised by the Government over the accretion along the boundary with China.

    The Defence Ministry has undertaken a major defence modernisation project under which it is planning to spend $100 billion on procurements for armed forces in the next five to ten years.

    Recently, Defence Minister A K Antony also reviewed the expenditure made by the armed forces in a meeting with the three Services Vice Chiefs, they said.

    During the meeting, the Defence Minister was apprised about the progress made by the defence forces in their respective procurements plans.

    Sources said the shortage of resources may also affect the Army's plans to raise a Mountain Strike Corps alongwith China under a proposed Rs. 64,000 crore project.

    The plan has already hit a roadblock due to objections raised by the Government over the accretion of forces along the Chinese boundary.

    In recent times, the services have also been asked to priortise their procurements and avoid duplication in acquisitions.

    The major Indian defence procurement programmes include the multi-billion dollar deal for procuring 126 multirole combat aircraft, over $2 billion deal for procuring six mid-air refuelling tankers, six additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the US.

    In recent times, the Defence Ministry has cleared several proposals expected to be worth over Rs. 40,000 crore at the meetings of the Defence Acquistion Council (DAC).

    Indias major defence deals may get hit due to shortage of funds - NDTVProfit.com

     
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    India to spend Rs 2 lakh crore over 10 years to boost its air combat power

    NEW DELHI: India will spend over Rs 2 lakh crore (upwards of $35 billion) over the next 10 years to boost its air combat power to counter any threats to its territorial integrity as well as protect its expanding geopolitical interests.

    While IAF's acquisition programmes have been well-documented — ranging from 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) to over 200 futuristic 5th generation stealth fighters — the deputy chief of air staff Air Marshal R K Sharma put a figure to it on Thursday.

    Speaking at a seminar on "Energizing the Aerospace Industry in India" here, Air Marshal Sharma said IAF plans to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on capital procurements during the 12th (2012-2017) and 13th (2017-2022) Plans while underlining the "huge potential" for the private sector to work in the defence sector.

    Incidentally, this comes after Navy's ongoing warship, submarine and maritime aircraft acquisition programmes as well as proposed projects over the next 15 years were pegged at over Rs 3 lakh crore, as was first reported by TOI earlier.

    The IAF figure may also sound "staggering" to some, but it's "a question of simple mathematics". With the norm being a 12%-15% hike in IAF's capital outlay every year, it already stands at Rs 30,514 crore for this fiscal.

    Taking annual budgets over the two five-year Plan periods into account, and subtracting the amounts for capital works, the Rs 2 lakh crore figure seems conservative. "Moreover, it's for not just new acquisitions but also committed liabilities or installments for deals already inked," said a senior officer.

    With both China and Pakistan bolstering their air forces, IAF certainly needs well-planned systematic inductions of fighters and helicopters, mid-air refuellers and transport planes, spy and combat drones, surface-to-air missiles and advanced radars.

    Despite airpower being critical in winning modern wars, IAF is down to just 33-34 fighter squadrons (each has 12 to 18 jets) due to progressive phasing out of virtually obsolete MiGs. It will not be able to achieve its "sanctioned strength" of 39.5 squadrons even by 2017 despite needing at least 44 squadrons for "robust dissuasive deterrence" against China and Pakistan.

    IAF is heavily banking upon the almost $20 billion MMRCA project to acquire 126 French Rafale fighters to plug gaps, apart from the ongoing phased induction of 270 Sukhoi-30MKIs contracted from Russia for around $12 billion.

    With final commercial negotiations underway, the MMRCA contract is likely to be inked by mid-2013. The first 18 jets will come in "fly-away condition" from France from 2016 onwards, while the rest 108 will subsequently be manufactured under licence by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited over six years.

    For the long-term, IAF is looking to induct over 200 of the 5th Gen swing-role fighters from 2022 onwards. India and Russia will ink the $11 billion full design R&D contract for them within six months, with each chipping in with $5.5 billion. India will eventually spend around $35 billion on this futuristic fighter project over the next 15-20 years, with each jet to be subsequently produced costing over $100 million.

    India to spend Rs 2 lakh crore over 10 years to boost its air combat power - The Economic Times
     
  13. Averageamerican

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    The best I can tell from the latest news the Sukhoi PAK FA and FGFA is now going to be built in Russia, and HAL in India is going to add some bells and whisles. Also it seems that the new engine for the Sukhoi PAK FA and FGFA has run into problems and will be built with engines currently in production. In additon the news indicates the cost has increase and production is being delayed at least two years and most current estimates are for more delays in the future.
     
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    we have most powerful countries ranking by US+EU governments as below:

    and the most powerful countries by military strength only, are ranked as below::coffee:

    Global Firepower - 2012 World Military Strength Ranking
     
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    Ranking of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel

    State - Active Military - Reserve Military - Paramilitary - Total

    People's Republic of China - 2,285,000 - 800,000 - 1,500,000 - 4,585,000

    United States of America - 1,458,219 - 1,458,500 - 11,035 - 2,927,754

    India - 1,325,000 - 2,142,821 - 1,300,586 - 4,768,407 :tup:

    Russian Federation - 1,027,000 - 754,000 - 449,000 - 2,230,000

    Pakistan - 617,000 - 513,000 - 304,000 - 1,434,000

    Iran 523,000 1,800,000 1,510,000 3,833,000

    List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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