The Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan have improved their index by 17 positions and took the 91st place in the new ranking of the world’s strongest armies — Military Strength Ranking 2018. Globalfirepower.com published the ranking.
According to experts, the army of Kyrgyzstan has 150 combat tanks, 438 armored fighting vehicles, 159 artillery units, 30 self-propelled artillery systems and 21 rocket projectors.
The military budget of Kyrgyzstan, according to experts, is $ 240 million.
The army of Kyrgyzstan has 8 combat helicopters and 6 military transport planes, experts said.
According to the ranking, the total number of military personnel of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan is 23,700 people, but its active personnel — 13,700, the rest is the reserve.
According to the ranking, the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan are the strongest in Central Asia — 39th place. In 2018, the positions of all countries in the region have improved. Kazakhstan occupies the 50th place (55th — in 2017), Turkmenistan — the 80th (86th — a year ago), Tajikistan — 96th (112th — in 2017).
The top 5 strongest armies in the world have not changed since 2017 — the United States, Russia, China, India and France.
Military Strength Ranking 2018 assessed the state of the armies of 136 countries. Analysts considered them according to 55 criteria — the number of troops, technical equipment, financing, the possibilities for additional defense costs.