The Russian army is recognized as one of the strongest in the world
MOSCOW, 22 Nov — RIA Novosti. The Russian army took the second place in the ranking of the strongest Armed forces in the world, published on the portal Business Insider.
The experts took into account more than 50 indicators, including the diversity of available equipment, mobilization capacity, level of industrial development, natural resources and other factors.
Priority was given to nuclear powers and NATO. In the absence of the fleet from countries that are not landlocked, points were not deducted.
The leader of the rating were the United States. The number of us troops — about two million people (active and reservists). In the army nearly six thousand tanks, slightly more than 13 thousand aircraft, including about two thousand fighters, 415 ships of the Navy. The defense budget of the United States reaches 647 billion dollars.
Second place was taken by the Russian army. Its population — more than 3.5 million people. According to the portal, Russia’s Armed forces counted almost four thousand aircraft, more than 20 thousand tanks and 352 of the ship. The military budget, says Business Insider, is $ 47 billion.
Third went to China. In the army of the country is more than 2.5 million people, and the number of military aircraft exceed three thousand units of equipment. At the disposal of the people’s liberation army more than 7,5 thousand tanks and 714 vessels of the Navy. The country’s military budget amounts to 151 billion dollars.
The top ten also includes India, France, UK, South Korea, Japan, Turkey and Germany.
When the rankings take into account the website Global Firepower.
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The main exercise was held at a military firing range near the city of Trondheim.
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Large-scale maneuvers held from 25 October to 7 November. According to legend, NATO, together with partners, learn to save some small country from the attacks of the aggressor.
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The exercise involved 10 thousand units of machinery, 250 aircraft and 65 ships, including nuclear aircraft carrier.
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On Tuesday the exercise was shown landing operation with the use of air and naval intelligence.
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is notified in advance of Russia on the conduct of the exercise and invited Russian observers. According to him, the maneuvers are purely defensive in nature.
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The exercises are held in the Central and Eastern parts of Norway — a country that has a 200 kilometer border with Russia.
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Norway is a country with a very difficult to combat the terrain and climate, military experts say.
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NATO exercises are held after just a few weeks after the biggest after the Soviet collapse, Russian military exercises “Vostok-2018”.
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In the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs the doctrine of the Alliance called “a demonstration of military potential,” which “has a clear anti-Russian orientation”.
The Minister of defence of Norway Frank Bakke-Jensen came to the press conference dedicated to the teachings of the sweater with fish.
Bundeswehr army corps of engineers build a pontoon-bridge crossing.
Dutch ship management and support HNLMS Karel Doorman in one of the fjords of Norway.
Belgian F-16 takes off from a military base in Rovaniemi.
Part of the aircraft participating in the exercise is based on the Finnish NATO base in Rovaniemi.
The soldiers of the 22nd Royal regiment of Canada on March.
The soldiers of combined task force high readiness NATO on the river Rena.
A couple of the sniper in the canadian Armed forces and the spotter Armed forces of Her Majesty.
The Eagle V armored vehicle of the German armed forces.
Helicopter Cougar Netherlands air force.
Operator and radar air defense system “patriot” of the Bundeswehr.
The exercise was attended by about 50,000 soldiers, 65 ships, 250 aircraft and 10,000 vehicles.
Armored personnel carrier “boxer” 91-Egersky regiment of the Bundeswehr.