Military Review

In the ranking of armies, Russia has shifted the US

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Ratings of the most powerful armies in the world are compiled annually. Most often they are based on statistics: military costs, the number of soldiers, ships, tanks and airplanes. But how to calculate and evaluate the fighting spirit of the military, to compare the strategy and tactics of the army? A year ago, Global Firepower updated the data in its most objective ranking of world armies. The United States and Russia occupy the first and second places, respectively. But the military operation in Syria dotted i: now no one has doubts, including the US military: the Russian army is the most powerful army in the world.


It is worth noting that for comparison of military power the authors Global Firepower Index use a complex method of calculation, the results of which the army receives an assessment. There are additional conditions: take into account the geographical features of the countries, as well as the number of weapons and equipment. In addition, landlocked states do not receive penalty points for the absence of an Navy. When calculating the rating, the nuclear potential of states is not taken into account. But economic indicators are taken into account, including the availability of resources (for example, oil) and the material and technical base.

The indices for the USA (0,0897) and for Russia (0,0964) are very close. The ideal is 0,0000, but according to the authors, such an index is impossible to obtain.

In the ranking of armies, Russia has shifted the US


In other NATO countries, the index exceeds 0,19, which indicates the great potential of the armies of the USA, Russia and China. But there is a small nuance concluded in the postscript "NATO allies receive a slight bonus due to the theoretical distribution of resources).

Therefore, it will be no surprise that in the Global Firepower rankings, the US and Russian armies actually have almost identical indices.

In the US, they openly admit that the military expenditures of the American army are very overstated with low efficiency. This has long been talked about at the political level. For example, at the US Congress hearings Ann Patterson (Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs) and Victoria Nuland (Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs) answered to very uncomfortable questions about Syria.

They were asked about the costs of the US and Russia to bomb the positions of the IG (banned in the Russian Federation). It turned out that Russia spends between two and four million dollars a day, while the United States spends eight million a day, and the United States Air Force delivers eight times less blows than Russia.

The effectiveness of the bombing of the United States was questioned even in the American press.

Recently, Joshua Waddell, Captain of the United States Marine Corps, wrote an article "Innovation for the Marine Corps Gazette, in which it criticizes the Pentagon and the defense policy of the United States, noting that the Russian army acts much more efficiently with a smaller budget: “The United States considers its army to be the strongest in the world only on the basis of gigantic defense spending, while a large budget does not guarantee military success. ”.

The captain of the Brent Goddard II tank battalion in another article ("Marine Armor of 2050", published on the same resource) compares US and Russian armored vehicles and complains that the American tanks M1A1 will be in service until the 2050 year. Already, the Russian tanks T-14 "Armata" can not be compared with the M1 Abrams. Russian technology has gone ahead. “What will happen to 2050 year?” He asks.

The military operation in Syria showed only a small fraction of the capabilities of the Russian army in the hope that demonstration of all the power of Russia would simply not be needed.
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  1. Mystery12345
    Mystery12345 28 February 2017 05: 38
    +16
    Syria displaced USA in army rating
    "writers" ... do you even read yourself what you write?
    1. 210ox
      210ox 28 February 2017 06: 14
      +3
      By the way, there are a lot of these mistakes on the site. Do you have a corrector, dear editorial staff? But the essence of the article is different ... Patience and work will rub everything ..
      Quote: Mystery12345
      Syria displaced USA in army rating
      "writers" ... do you even read yourself what you write?
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 28 February 2017 07: 44
        0
        Quote: 210ox
        By the way, there are a lot of these black holes on the site.

        This means the effectiveness of the actions of the armies participating in Syria. The title just needs to be supplemented.
        Although the table says the opposite, India, Japan, China request not involved
        1. Astrey
          Astrey 2 March 2017 17: 17
          0
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          the effectiveness of the actions of the armies involved in Syria


          This is where the difficulty lies. Any army has a lot of "actions", and "contingency" is shown in the contingent from the Russian Federation.

          Have you learned the lessons of the twentieth century? The establishment of the Russian Federation has learned to demonstrate the "effectiveness" of the Hanhin-gol era. To concentrate the best specialists and the best means away from their own borders, in order to tighten the final solution to the issue until the question itself becomes no longer relevant. After all, diplomatic contacts with the Japanese enemy completed the Khanhin-Gol epic in 1942, which, by and large, was limited by the Japanese active actions.

          It will please me if the current "effectiveness", as the fulcrum of the lever of efforts, leads to the transition of ALL conflicts involving the Russian Federation to purely diplomatic measures.
    2. Iskander Sh
      Iskander Sh 28 February 2017 11: 30
      +2
      Quote: Mystery12345
      "writers" ... do you even read yourself what you write?


      Pkhhh .. Not that in defense of the writer, but readers are not better. No one seemed embarrassed that Russia was counted among Asia. laughing
      1. Ren
        Ren 1 March 2017 16: 27
        +1
        Quote: Iskander Sh
        Pkhhh .. Not that in defense of the writer, but readers are not better. No one seemed embarrassed that Russia was counted among Asia.

        And now, dear experts, attention, question:
        In what part of the world is most of the territory located and the lion's share of GDP (subsoil use, industrial production and agricultural production (seafood, grain), etc., etc., etc.) of the Russian state created?
        Time is running out!
        1. Cat man null
          Cat man null 1 March 2017 16: 40
          +2
          Quote: Ren
          In some parts of the world, most of the territory is located and created the lion's share of GDP (subsoil use, industrial production and agricultural (seafood, grains), etc., etc., etc.) of the Russian state?

          - in Europe...
          - For example, we take three (in total ... and there are only three of them) cities of federal subordination: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sevastopol.
          - they account for less than 0,3% of the country's territory, but more than 12% of its population and about a quarter of Russia's GDP.



          Quote: Ren
          Time is running out!

          - (lazily yawning): let's get the next question request
          1. Ruslan67
            Ruslan67 1 March 2017 16: 45
            +2
            Quote: Cat Man Null
            (yawning lazily): let's get the next question

            Quote: Cat Man Null
            Dear experts, attention, question:

            Where do the bugs come from and where does the money go? recourse
            Quote: Cat Man Null
            Time is running out!
            1. Cat man null
              Cat man null 1 March 2017 16: 47
              0
              Quote: Ruslan67
              Where do the bugs come from and where does the money go?

              - from God money, from hell - a hole
              - how much money don’t be - all will go into the hole yes

              PS: about bugs - not in the know request
              ZZY: two of the three phrases that I allegedly said I did not say am laughing
              1. Ruslan67
                Ruslan67 1 March 2017 17: 00
                +1
                Quote: Cat Man Null
                two of the three phrases that I allegedly said, I did not say

                It's not my fault that quotes are inserted like this request And generally speaking am I’m not the one who sews you for lawlessness stop laughing
                1. stalkerwalker
                  stalkerwalker 1 March 2017 17: 22
                  +2
                  Quote: Ruslan67
                  It's not my fault that quotes are inserted like this

                  Is the insert broken?
                  laughing
                  Quote: Ruslan67
                  I’m not the one who sews you for lawlessness

                  If there was a man, there would be an article! (black humor prosecutors)
                  lol
                  1. Ruslan67
                    Ruslan67 1 March 2017 17: 39
                    +2
                    Quote: stalkerwalker
                    Is the insert broken?

                    I can still wedge the tower of your tank laughing
                    Quote: stalkerwalker
                    If there was a man, there would be an article!

                    In the original, it was a little different. Give me a man and I will pick up an article for him. yes (I personally heard from the deputy prosecutor of the city then Leningrad)
          2. Ren
            Ren 2 March 2017 05: 35
            +1
            You gave the wrong answer. And now, attention, the correct answer is:
            1. Most of the territory of the Russian Federation is located in Asia.
            2. The question was posed where is being created the lion's share of GDP (to take at least gas, oil, nuclear energy, the defense industry (tank building, aircraft factories, shipyards, nuclear shield, etc., etc., etc.), and it is created in the Asian part of the Russian Federation. Yes, all the profit and taxes of these companies are counted in Moscow - everyone knows that. Moscow is just offices with plankton inhabiting it (in Moscow, only molars wassat ).
            And, in addition, I respect the writings of Mikhail Vasilievich Lomonosov, in particular to his work “On the layers of the earth,” I quote:
            But between Europe and Asia, as between the mountains, the division should show in detail. It consists not in a narrow isthmus, but in a low valley, which extends from the mouth of the Don to the Northern Ocean, and almost everywhere gives a message. For the Don is separated by a small distance from the Volga, and connected to it by a channel. The peaks of the Vyatka River flowing into the Kama, and with it into the Volga, are connected, especially in spring, by a waterway with the peaks of the Pechora River.
            Those. the border between Europe and Asia runs along the Don, Volga and Pechora.
            Your point passes to the team of viewers.
            1. Cat man null
              Cat man null 2 March 2017 05: 57
              0
              Quote: Ren
              1. Most of the territory of the Russian Federation is located in Asia

              - it's hard to argue with that laughing

              Quote: Ren
              2. The question was formulated where the lion's share of GDP is created (take at least gas, oil, nuclear energy, the defense industry (tank building, aircraft factories, shipyards, a nuclear shield, etc., etc.), and it is created in the Asian part of the Russian Federation. Yes , all the profits and taxes of these companies are taken into account in Moscow - everyone knows that. Moscow is just offices with plankton inhabiting it

              - a very common and fundamentally wrong opinion; to prove something to you ... but just lazy, "not horse feed"
              - you go on, go on yes

              By the way, in the European part there is not only Moscow ... and all of Russian space, with few exceptions, is located here.

              This is purely for example, yes wink

              Quote: Ren
              ... the border between Europe and Asia runs along the Don, Volga and Pechora ...

              - a controversial idea. And it was never generally accepted.
              - and there’s nothing to remember Mikhail Vasilich in vain laughing

              Quote: Ren
              Your point passes to the team of viewers

              - I would say that I think about your point ... but education does not allow request
              1. Ren
                Ren 2 March 2017 06: 43
                0
                Ok, let's fragment:
                1. Tell me the oil and gas fields located in the European part of Russia, as well as their share in the structure of GDP.
                2. Name where in the European part of Russia raw materials for nuclear power facilities are extracted and processed, fuel elements are manufactured (and closed-loop reactors are designed and built),
                3. Where are the main production capacities of tank building, aircraft manufacturing,
                4. Where are the main agricultural production facilities located. Asia = Altai + Krasnodar + Stavropol + Rostov Region (~ 50%) + Volgograd region. (~ 40%) + .. +).
                Well, if the judgments of Mikhail Vasilievich are controversial to you, then what are your beliefs about the border between Europe and Asia based on? On the maps of Ptolemy, for example, the border runs along the Kerch Strait and the Tanais River (Don).
                1. Cat man null
                  Cat man null 2 March 2017 17: 12
                  0
                  Quote: Ren
                  ... what are your beliefs about the border between Europe and Asia based on?

                  - on the decision of the XX International Geographic Congress (London, 1964)
                  - The congress was held by the International Geographic Union (IGU)
                  - At present, the union includes 87 countries, the Russian Federation among them
                  - That is, the organization is quite authoritative, whose decisions in the Russian Federation, as a rule, no one disputes.

                  Well, besides you, of course lol

                  Here is the border:


                  Red (A) shows the border adopted at the XX Congress of the International Geographical Union in London in 1964, the other options (B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J) of the border were rejected by this organization.

                  Objections, suggestions, additions?
                  1. Vanko
                    Vanko 2 March 2017 21: 11
                    +1
                    [quote = Cat Man Null] [quote = Ren] Here is the line:
                    Red (A) shows the border
                    Objections, suggestions, additions? [/ Quote]

                    It turns out Rostov with Novorossiysk - Asia, and Crimea - Europe?
                    But what about Turkey, an European country ... Until now, the EU is breaking wassat
              2. Ren
                Ren 2 March 2017 07: 31
                0
                Space Supplement:
                1. Of the 6 Russian space centers (I also consider Baikonur to be Russian), only Plesetsk is in the European part.
                2. Flight software (GLONASS, spacecraft Nadezhda, spacecraft Sterkh, rocket modules Angara, components for Proton-M, Rokot);
                3. BEMZ - production of the main components of the RD for KBHA products.
                4. RCC “Progress”.
                This is just what I know for sure. By the way, in Rostov-on-Don, on the bridge over the Don there is (if you have not removed it yet) a memorial sign Europe-Asia.
                1. Cat man null
                  Cat man null 2 March 2017 17: 25
                  0
                  Quote: Ren
                  Space supplement

                  - Yep, exactly...
                  - the cosmodrome is a place where something is launched somewhere. And all request
                  - this "something" needs to be developed somewhere. And then do it. And, oddly enough, this is not done at the cosmodrome at all ...
                  - here is an incomplete list of space industry enterprises located in the Queen of Moscow Region alone: ​​TsNIIMASH, NPO Energria, Scientific and Production Center Zvezda-Strela, NPO IT, KBKhimMash ... enough, or else? Moscow region, it’s big, and there’s a lot in it ... wink

                  In short ... no request
                  1. Ren
                    Ren 2 March 2017 19: 15
                    0
                    Quote: Cat Man Null
                    TSNIIMASH, NPO "Enegria", State Research and Production Center "Star-Arrow", NPO IT, KBKhimMash

                    Precisely, screwdriver assembly and the last decade of disgusting quality laughing Snickering.
                    You initially stated that the whole cosmos was only through labor and thoughts at the expense of the European part.
                    Regarding the decision of the XX International Geographic Congress - these are just your words, for your reference - no decision / resolution was made at that Congress, but there was a report and a statement of the fact that it is permissible to use any options when determining the border (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J).
                    Read personally the transcripts from Congress, and do not be guided by data from social networks and reputable media such as OBS.
                    You can’t justify yourself, your logic is near-zero, tight with humor, you see, all these European values ​​are damned. laughing
                    All the best.
                    1. Cat man null
                      Cat man null 2 March 2017 19: 37
                      0
                      Quote: Ren
                      Precisely, the screwdriver assembly and the last decade of disgusting quality ...

                      - in the Queen City? Screwdriver assembly ?!
                      - know comments ... Specializd, do not take away ...
                      - You see ... dear ... I live here nearby, and at one time ten years worked in one of these offices. That’s why I know quite well what, where and how they, um, do.
                      - Your information is from

                      Quote: Ren
                      social networks and reputable media such as OBS

                      - with which I actually congratulate you wink
                      - then, it was said - "on the example of only one town in the Moscow region" fool
                      - Moscow "Comet", an example - is it also a "screwdriver assembly"? And she is in Moscow, so unloved by you request

                      Quote: Ren
                      You can’t justify yourself, your logic is near-zero, tight with humor, you see, all these European values ​​are damned ...

                      - drain protected laughing
                      1. Ren
                        Ren 2 March 2017 20: 03
                        0
                        It is accepted that you did not manage to confirm the correctness of your answer to the original question, lol You were not able to defend your point and it goes to the team of viewers. laughing
                        Dear experts, rotate the drum! repeat
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  2. Baursak
    Baursak 28 February 2017 06: 13
    +1
    This rating as of 4.01.2016. and has been published in various publications for a year now. The rating is updated every year.
    The author, where is the rating at the beginning of 2017. ?!
    1. cost
      cost 28 February 2017 17: 25
      +3
      This article was written by a respected author in May 2016, but on the political censorship of the evil Putin regime lasted for almost a year. And only today, when freedom and democracy smelled in the air, our readers got access to this wonderful article.
  3. apro
    apro 28 February 2017 06: 53
    0
    I like ratings. Amusing reading. These strong ones I can’t. Others are weaker but they can also. We’ll write better ones and add numbers to them to make it more pleasant to lose. No one will think bad of them and try to hit them right.
  4. Iskander Sh
    Iskander Sh 28 February 2017 07: 35
    +5
    These ratings, pure writing. Where the Vietnamese were rated when the United States arrived, and the Mujahideen in Afghanistan. Hussites in Yemen, what rating do they have, and Saudi Arabia?
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 February 2017 09: 00
    0
    If desired, the rating can always be adapted to the current situation, market conditions, possible financial benefits, etc. Even though understanding this, oddly enough, this rating certainly pleases that Russia is in second place.
  6. Rabinowicz
    Rabinowicz 28 February 2017 10: 09
    +1
    where is the Jewish army? sad
    1. Uncle Murzik
      Uncle Murzik 28 February 2017 11: 06
      +1
      Rabinovich in the same place as Israel !!!! wassat
    2. dzvero
      dzvero 28 February 2017 11: 56
      +1
      Immediately after the Brazilian, but better than the Vietnamese. So beware of the Brazilian parrots - peck, sir ... smile
    3. Baursak
      Baursak 1 March 2017 06: 24
      0
      According to this particular rating - in 16th place, immediately after Brazil and Indonesia.
  7. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 28 February 2017 11: 38
    0
    The effectiveness of armies is tested only at the theater of operations, and not in Hollywood pavilions and commercials - this is an axiom.
  8. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 28 February 2017 11: 57
    0
    Who noticed - the strongest army in Europe again lost 5 places; was 25 (2015) became 30 (2016).

    And where are the American, Polish, Lithuanian instructors? laughing
  9. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 28 February 2017 22: 58
    0
    Actually, the author is not far from the truth in the military power of countries around the world. Only now we need to build up our economic power very quickly, we really need to make the country more self-sufficient in the main sectors of the economy, we must overcome the lag behind the West in microelectronics, and we can even do more industrial espionage. how do the Chinese, the Merikans. The world has become much more aggressive due to the fact that the West has lost its reference points not without the help of the United States, the differential state of the economy of the EU countries makes itself felt more and more
  10. Niccola Mack
    Niccola Mack 1 March 2017 16: 33
    0
    It looks like a fortune-telling on coffee grounds - only here it is better when it is thinner.