List of Military Powers in the World
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With the current military strength, the TNI is still unable to protect the entire territory of Indonesia. Therefore, the government will modernize and add defense equipment.
Indonesia’s military strength is ranked 16th out of 140 countries according to Global Fire Power. Its strength index is at 0.2684, below Germany (0.2519) and above Saudi Arabia (0.3231).
Even higher than Australia, Israel and Spain. In first place is the United States. Russia’s next position. Then, in third place is China.
Launching from the Global Fire Power or GFP website, Indonesia is the country with the strongest military power in the Southeast Asian region.
This site measures these forces based on the number of human resources, air force, land, and sea, as well as natural resources, logistics, finance, and geography. Indonesia is recorded this year has 800 thousand military personnel, consisting of 400 thousand active military and the rest are reserves.
The country also has 108.6 million inhabitants which is very useful in times of war. In terms of natural resources, the country’s oil production capacity reaches 800 thousand barrels per day. Its reserves are 3.2 billion barrels. Then, in terms of the main tools of the Indonesian National Army weapon system, aka the TNI’s main weaponry system, is divided into three.
On the ground force, the country has 331 tanks, 1,430 armored fighting vehicles, 153 self-propelled artillery, 366 towed artillery and 63 rocket launchers. In ground forces the tank is considered the main force because of its role as a front line weapon. Indonesia’s tank strength when referring to the GFP is ranked 46th, below Argentina and above Spain.
Meanwhile, from the sea spell, Indonesia in 2021 has seven frigates, 24 corvettes, five submarines, 179 patrol boats, 10 minesweepers. This number of 282 ships makes Indonesia ranked 10th in the world. This figure is below India and above Italy.
At the regional level, Indonesia’s maritime power is behind Thailand, which ranks eighth with 291 assets. Finally, its air defense force consists of fighter aircraft, ground attack aircraft, transport aircraft, training aircraft, reconnaissance and special mission aircraft, helicopters, and combat helicopters.
To defend the air space of a country, fighter aircraft are considered as the main asset. This aircraft can be used in air combat to attack other aircraft to attack ground objects.
This year, Indonesia has 458 air power assets, consisting of 41 fighter aircraft, 38 air attack aircraft, 109 training aircraft, 64 transport aircraft, 17 reconnaissance and special mission aircraft, 1 tanker aircraft, 188 helicopters, and 15 combat helicopters.
This year, Indonesia has 458 air power assets, consisting of 41 fighter aircraft, 38 air attack aircraft, 109 training aircraft, 64 transport aircraft, 17 reconnaissance and special mission aircraft, 1 tanker aircraft, 188 helicopters, and 15 combat helicopters. With all these features, the country is ranked 28th as the country with the most air assets.
His position is below Syria and above Colombia. The Modernization and Addition of Indonesian Alutsista Program also benefits from having a large area, this plays a role both in offensive and defensive attacks. However, this geographical location also requires a large number of defense equipment.
With the current strength, the TNI is still unable to protect the entire territory of Indonesia. Therefore, the government will modernize and add defense equipment. This then became a priority program for the Ministry of Defense by pursuing the minimum essential force (MEF) or the minimum basic strength of the TNI’s weaponry.
The program is divided into three stages, namely MEF I (2010-2014), MEF II (2015-2019), and MEF III (2020-2024). To support its implementation, the government needs funds of Rp. 137 trillion. The funds are for the procurement, modernization, and harwat (maintenance and maintenance) of the TNI’s defense equipment. In addition, the government is currently drafting a presidential regulation (Perpres) on the master plan for the modernization of the TNI’s defense equipment.
Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto explained that his shopping list this year was in the form of support for the procurement of the TNI’s defense equipment as much as 5 packages. Then, procurement of 1 package of small-caliber ammunition, support for procurement or replacement of combat vehicles as many as 12 units, to warships, floating equipment, and combat/tactical vehicles (ranpur/rantis) of Marine spells as many as 14 units.