9. United Kingdom
British Forces include three branches of service, – the navy, the army, and the air force. Below are some figures for the United Kingdom – the figures presented could vary slightly:
- Active Military (including army, navy and air force) – 197,700
- Reserve – 212,000
- Paramilitary – 152,000
- Aircraft and Helicopters – 1,800
- Tanks and Armored Vehicles – 5,500
Despite having one of the smallest numbers of active military, the militaries of the United Kingdom are a sustainable force and their SAS is among the world’s top Special Forces. Britain is a steadfast ally of the U.S.