Revealed: 10 countries with the most powerful militaries

Turkey ranks among the world’s top 10 military nations, finds index



The United Arab Emirates ranks seventh in the Middle East and North Africa region and 58th worldwide for military strength, according to the Global Firepower Index for 2016.

The index, which looked at 126 countries, considered over 50 factors in the ranking process including available manpower, labour force and land resources.

The report found that the UAE has over three million people available in terms of manpower, 545 tanks and 515 aircraft.

Regionally, Turkey was ranked the highest for military strength, occupying the eighth position globally.

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia, which recently surpassed Russia to become the world’s third biggest military spender, ranked fifth regionally and 24th globally on the list.

Overall, the 200-year-old United States military emerged as the most powerful military in the world followed by Russia and China.

Top 10 military nations in the Middle East and North Africa

(Perfect score being 0.0000)

1. Turkey
Power index score: 0.2623

2. Egypt
Power index score: 0.3056

3. Israel
Power index score: 0.3591

4. Iran
Power index score: 0.4071

5. Saudi Arabia
Power index score: 0.4335

6. Syria
Power index score: 0.7078

7. United Arab Emirates
Power index score: 0.9301

8. Iraq
Power index score: 0.9342

9. Yemen
Power index score: 0.9678

10. Jordan
Power index score:1.2354

Top 10 military nations in the world

1. United States 
Power index score: 0.897

2. Russia
Power index score: 0.0964

3. China
Power index score:0.0988

4. India
Power index score: 0.1661

5. France
Power index score: 0.1993

6. United Kingdom
Power index score: 0.2466

7. Japan
Power index score: 0.2466

8. Turkey
Power index score: 0.2623

9. Germany
Power index score: 0.2646

10. Italy
Power index score: 0.2724