United Kingdom Defense Budgets



United Kingdom
Ranked as 5 of 126
GFP Power Index rating of 0.2747 (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: 64,088,222
 Available Manpower: 30,000,000
 Fit for Service: 24,040,000
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 750,000
 Active Frontline Personnel: 150,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 182,000

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: 407
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 5,948
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 89
 Towed-Artillery: 138
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 42

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

 Total Aircraft: 879
 Fighters/Interceptors: 91
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 168
 Transport Aircraft: 337
 Trainer Aircraft: 330
 Helicopters: 348
 Attack Helicopters: 49

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

 Total Naval Strength: 76
 Aircraft Carriers: 1
 Frigates: 13
 Destroyers: 6
 Corvettes: 0
 Submarines: 10
 Coastal Defense Craft: 18
 Mine Warfare: 15

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

 Oil Production: 787,200 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 1,510,000 bbl/day
 Proven Oil Reserves: 2,982,000,000 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: 32,760,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 504
 Major Ports and Terminals: 14
 Roadway Coverage: 394,428
 Railway Coverage: 16,454
 Serviceable Airports: 460

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

 Defense Budget: $55,000,000,000
 External Debt: $9,219,000,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $107,700,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $2,569,000,000,000

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

 Square Land Area: 243,610 km
 Coastline: 12,429 km
 Shared Border: 443 km
 Waterways: 3,200 km

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