Saudi Arabia Defense Budget


Saudi Arabia
Ranked as 28 of 126
GFP Power Index rating of 0.8716 (0.0000 being perfect)
MANPOWER - Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.


 Total Population: 27,752,316
 Available Manpower: 15,300,000
 Fit for Service: 14,000,000
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 510,000
 Active Frontline Personnel: 235,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 25,000


LAND SYSTEMS - Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).


 Tanks: 1,210
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 5,472
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 524
 Towed-Artillery: 432
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 322


AIR POWER - Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.


 Total Aircraft: 722
 Fighters/Interceptors: 245
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 245
 Transport Aircraft: 221
 Trainer Aircraft: 213
 Helicopters: 204
 Attack Helicopters: 22


NAVAL POWER - Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.


 Total Naval Strength: 55
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 7
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 4
 Submarines: 0
 Coastal Defense Craft: 39
 Mine Warfare: 3


RESOURCES (PETROLEUM) - Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force and supporting economy.


 Oil Production: 9,735,000 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 3,000,000 bbl/day
 Proven Oil Reserves: 268,300,000,000 bbl/day


LOGISTICAL - War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from / to points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force adds to available wartime industry strength.


 Labor Force: 11,220,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 72
 Major Ports and Terminals: 4
 Roadway Coverage: 221,372
 Railway Coverage: 1,378
 Serviceable Airports: 214


FINANCIAL (in USD) - Regardless of strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.


 Defense Budget: $56,725,000,000
 External Debt: $166,100,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $660,100,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $1,610,000,000,000


GEOGRAPHY (in km) - Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).


 Square Land Area: 2,149,690 km
 Coastline: 2,640 km
 Shared Border: 4,272 km
 Waterways: 0 km (minimum value not met)

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