Who is the most dangerous weapons on the planet? The first three of the list of the most powerful armies in the world are led by the United States, Russia and China. Rating of the most powerful armies in the world.
The United States has the largest military power in the world, followed by Russia and China, which are in second and third places, respectively.
This is evidenced by the data of the Global Firepower organization, which assessed the military potential of more than one hundred countries according to 50 different criteria. Business Insider presented an improved Global Firepower rating, adding some data to it (for example, initially, data on the nuclear arsenal were not taken into account), but this was not reflected in the positions of countries in the list.
The United States turned out to be the first in the world in such parameters as the country with the largest military budget ($ 612.5 billion), the largest number of aircraft carriers (10 units) and the largest air fleet (13, 683 units).
Russia is the leader in the number of tanks (15 thousand) and nuclear warheads (8, 484 units). China is ahead of all in terms of the size of the army, which has almost 750 million people.
The leader in the number of submarines was North Korea (35th place), which has 78 units. However, as noted, they are almost completely unusable. A third of submarines in North Korea are noisy diesel Romeos, which were outdated in 1961, writes Business Insider. The range of these vessels' weapons is only four miles, while a modern US submarine is capable of striking within a radius of 150 miles.