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Somerawdatafrom"MilitaryBalance2014"2ndedition,aspublishedbytheIISS

ThisallowsasimplecomparisonofEuroopeanNATO,EUandRussia+Belarusmilitarypower

createdinOctober2015
fortheDefenceandFreedomblog
http://defenseandfreedom.blogspot.de/

1=true,0=false
*:ExcludingTurkey

**:Excludingregimentswithoutinfantryandindependentregiments

EU
Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
CzechRepublic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lith
Lithuania
i
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
UnitedKingdom
Sums

European*NATO
1

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Militarybudgetin
millionUS$(2013)

Activemilitary groundforcesmanoeuvre
personnel
brigades**

182
3230
5290
751
813
460
2180
4510
480
3810
52400
44200
5680
1200
0
1200
25200
300
355
188
60
7790
7520
9830
2090
2470
995
474
8720
6630
57000

14250
22800
30700
31300
16550
12000
23650
17200
5750
22200
222200
186450
143350
26500
0
9350
176000
5310
11800
900
1950
37400
25800
99300
42600
71400
15850
7600
134900
15300
169150

1
4
2
2
2
4
2
1
1
13
,
5,5
7
21
2
0
2
11
1
1
0
0
3
1
11
3
9
2
1
8
2
5

256008

1599510

128

USD256bn

1.60million

about100
realbrigadeequivalents

EU
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
C hR
CzechRepubli
bli
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
S d
Sweden
UnitedKingdo
sums

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Military
budgetin
million US$
millionUS$
(2013)
3230
5290
751
813
460
2180
4510
480
3810
52400
44200
5680
1200
1200
25200
300
355
188
60
7790
9830
2470
995
474
8720
6630
57000
246216

Active
military
personnel

groundforcesmanoeuvre
brigades**
brigades

22800
30700
31300
16550
12000
23650
17200
5750
22200
222200
186450
143350
26500
9350
176000
5310
11800
900
1950
37400
99300
71400
15850
7600
134900
1
15300
300
169150

4
2
2
2
4
2
1
1
13
5,5
7
21
2
2
11
1
1
0
0
3
11
9
2
1
8
2
5

1516860

123

USD246bn 1.51million

about100
real brigade equivalents
realbrigadeequivalents

European*
NATO
Albania
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
CzechRepublic
Denmark
Estonia
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
UnitedKingdom
sums

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

Military
budgetin
millionUS$
(2013)
182
5290
751
813
2180
4510
480
52400
44200
5680
1200
0
25200
300
355
188
7790
7520
9830
2090
2470
995
474
8720
57000
240618

USD240bn

Active
military
personnel

groundforcesmanoeuvre
brigades**

14250
30700
31300
16550
23650
17200
5750
222200
186450
143350
26500
0
176000
5310
11800
900
37400
25800
99300
42600
71400
15850
7600
134900
169150

1
2
2
2
2
1
1
5,5
7
21
2
0
11
1
1
0
3
1
11
3
9
2
1
8
5

1515910

103

1.51million

about80
realbrigadeequivalents

Militarybudgetin
millionUS$
(2012/13)
Belarus
552
Russia
68200
RussiaWeste
n/a

Sums

68752
USD68.7bn

Activemilitary
personnel

groundforcesmanoeuvre
brigades

48000
845000
unknown

6
52
12

893000

58

893,000

approx.4070
realbrigadeequivalents

Russianbrigadestotal:
Armoured
1(4th)TankDiv(sameOOBasthebrigades,thuscountedasbrigade)
3Tankbrigades
Mechanised
2MotorizedRifleDivisions(countedas2brigadeseach)
32MotorizedRifleBrigades
2light/mountainMotorizedRifleBrigades
1MGADivision(countedas2brigades)
4airborneDivisionsand7(Spetznaz)SFbrigades(countedas8brigades)
WesternMilitaryDistrict:
12brigades(countedasexplainedabove)
Central&EasternMilitaryDistrictsarefarfromEurope
SouthernMilitaryDistrictisfacingTurkey
(whichdoesn'tcountin"EuropeanNATO"or"EU"comparison)

2012budget
2013budget