Military Power of the USA

The United States of America, naturally, is the pre-eminent global power of the day. Of its 321 million population, 120 million are both available and fit for service. There are 1.4 million active frontline personnel, and 1.1 million active reserve personnel.

(Areas of distinct advantage are numbered in bold blue.)

Land Systems

  • Tanks: 8,848
    • Main Battle Tanks (MBTs)
    • Light Tanks
    • Tank Destroyers
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 41,062
    • Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs)
    • Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)
  • Self-propelled Guns (SPGs): 1,934
  • Towed Artillery: 1,299
  • Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 1,331

Air Power

13,444 total aircraft

  • Fixed Wing
    • Fighters/Interceptors: 2,308
    • Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 2,785
    • Transport Aircraft: 5,739
    • Trainer Aircraft: 2,771
  • Rotary Wing
    • Helicopters: 6,084
    • Attack Helicopters: 957

Naval Power

415 total vessels

  • Aircraft Carriers: 19
  • Frigates: 6
  • Destroyers: 62
  • Corvettes: 0
  • Submarines: 75
  • Coastal Defense Craft: 13
  • Mine Warfare: 11

Resources

  • Oil Reserves: 36.5 billion barrels

Logistics

  • Labour Force: 156 million
  • Merchant Marine: 393
  • Major Ports and Terminals: 24
  • Roadway Coverage: 6.6 million
  • Railway Coverage: 225
  • Serviceable Airports: 13,513

Financial

  • Defense Budget: USD 581 Billion
  • External Debt: USD 17.3 Trillion
  • Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: USD 130 Billion
  • Purchasing Power Parity: USD 17.4 Trillion

Geography

  • Land Area: 9.8 million sq. km
  • Coastline: 19,924 km
  • Shared Border: 12,048 km
  • Waterways: 41,009 km
  • Navigable Waterways:

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