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Russia topped the edition prepared by the Business Insider ranking of European countries with the strongest army. In compiling the report took into account such parameters as the defense budget and military strength and technology.
According to the newspaper, Russia’s defense budget is estimated at $ 47 billion. The Russian army has more than 3.5 million military and its armaments are composed of more than 20 thousand tanks, 4 thousand aircraft and more than 350 ships.
In second place was France with a budget of $ 40 billion, 388 thousand soldiers, more than 1.2 thousands of planes, tanks 406 and 118 ships. Third place went to the UK: her military budget experts have estimated at $ 50 billion. In this country, there are about 279 thousand troops, more than 800 aircraft, with 227 tanks and 76 ships.
The top 10 also hit Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Greece and Ukraine. The last place in the ranking was taken by Belgium, the defence budget which is just over five billion dollars.
In December last year it became known that Russia plans to allocate for rearmament of the army and Navy 19 trillion rubles. Thus in the final version of the state armaments programme (GPV) on 2018-2027 years, the priority given to nuclear deterrence, precision weapons, and equipment for General purpose forces.
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