Italy's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$26,790M (1.40% of its GDP).
With a 359,550-strong military, Italy has a per-capita ratio of 5.8 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 165,500 active personnel, 18,300 reserve personnel and 175,750 from paramilitary forces.
On land, Italy has a mobile force of 200 tanks. For aerial defence, Italy has an air force of 258 military aircrafts and 211 attack helicopters.Italy has a naval fleet of 30 vessels, including 2 aircraft carriers and 6 non-nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 10 frigates, 4 destroyers and 5 corvettes.