ASEAN Countries with the Largest Navy
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  Overview

ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, is an alliance of 10 nations in Southeast Asia. On the maritime side, it faces tensions against China in the disputed boundaries of the South China Sea.

Which ASEAN country has the largest navy fleet?
The ASEAN country with the largest navy fleet is Indonesia with a total of 36 war vessels. At second and third, are Singapore with 22 vessels and Thailand with 19 vessels.
The average size of the navy fleets of ASEAN countries is around 11.8 vessels.

 Compare Indonesia with Cambodia


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Aircraft Carriers. Thailand has 1 aircraft carriers - the largest fleet among ASEAN countries.

Frigates. Indonesia has the most number of frigates - at 11 subs. Average number of frigates among ASEAN countries is around 4.4 frigates.

Corvettes. Indonesia has the most number of corvettes at 18. Average number of corvettes among ASEAN countries is around 4.7.


These are the ASEAN countries with the largest naval fleets:

Indonesia.

Indonesia has a military that is composed of 395,500 active personnel, 400,000 in reserve and 280,000 from paramilitary forces, totalling 1,075,500 or 4.1 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Indonesia has a mobile force of 378 tanks. For aerial defence, Indonesia has an air force of 97 military aircrafts and 45 attack helicopters.

Indonesia has a naval fleet of 36 vessels, including 2 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 11 frigates and 18 corvettes.

 

 Compare Indonesia with Laos

 Compare Indonesia with Tajikistan


Singapore.

Singapore Defence Strategy: The country spends more than $11 billion a year (Credit: TRT World)

Singapore allocates about 3.20% of its GDP (estimated at US$11,211M) for its defence budget. Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest in Asia.

With a 310,900-strong military, Singapore has a per-capita ratio of 51.9 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 51,000 active personnel, 252,500 reserve personnel and 7,400 from paramilitary forces.

On land, Singapore has a mobile force of 96 tanks. For aerial defence, Singapore has an air force of 126 military aircrafts and 25 attack helicopters.

Singapore has a naval fleet of 22 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 6 frigates and 6 corvettes.

 

 Compare Singapore with North Korea

 Compare Singapore with South Korea


Thailand.

Royal Thai Armed Forces 2018 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

The defence budget of Thailand is estimated at US$7,315M at around 1.30% of its GDP.

Thailand has a military of 699,550 personnel, with 360,850 active, 200,000 in reserve and 138,700 from paramilitary forces, making up 10.2 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Thailand has a mobile force of 288 tanks. For aerial defence, Thailand has an air force of 143 military aircrafts and 47 attack helicopters.

Thailand has a naval fleet of 19 vessels, including 1 aircraft carriers. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 10 frigates and 7 corvettes.

 

 Compare Thailand with North Korea

 Compare Thailand with Uzbekistan


Malaysia.

Malaysian Armed Forces 2018 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

The defence budget of Malaysia is estimated at US$3,769M at around 1% of its GDP.

Malaysia has a military that is composed of 113,000 active personnel, 51,600 in reserve and 267,200 from paramilitary forces, totalling 431,800 or 13.6 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Malaysia has a mobile force of 48 tanks. For aerial defence, Malaysia has an air force of 67 military aircrafts and 32 attack helicopters.

Malaysia has a naval fleet of 16 vessels, including 2 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 10 frigates and 4 corvettes.

 

 Compare Malaysia with Japan

 Compare Malaysia with Laos


Vietnam.

Vietnam Armed forces 2020 (Credit: Manconst Channel)

Vietnam's military force is the third-largest in the world. Vietnam has a military of 5,522,000 personnel, with 482,000 active and 5,040,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 108.4 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the third-highest in Asia.

On land, Vietnam has a mobile force of 1,800 tanks. For aerial defence, Vietnam has an air force of 97 military aircrafts and 47 attack helicopters.

Vietnam has a naval fleet of 14 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 2 frigates and 6 corvettes.

 

 Compare Vietnam with Timor Leste

 Compare Vietnam with Bangladesh


Myanmar.

Myanmar Military Power (Credit: Youtube/MM Global News)

With a 513,000-strong military, Myanmar has a per-capita ratio of 9.2 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 406,000 active personnel and 107,000 from paramilitary forces.

On land, Myanmar has a mobile force of 185 tanks. For aerial defence, Myanmar has an air force of 155 military aircrafts and 27 attack helicopters.

The naval fleet of warships also include 4 frigates and 2 corvettes.

 

 Compare Myanmar with Cambodia

 Compare Myanmar with Philippines


Philippines.

Philippine Armed Forces 2017 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

Philippines allocates about 1% of its GDP (estimated at US$3,472M) for its defence budget.

Philippines has a military of 336,400 personnel, with 143,100 active, 131,000 in reserve and 62,300 from paramilitary forces, making up 3.2 military personnel per 1000 in population.

For aerial defence, Philippines has an air force of 22 military aircrafts and 27 attack helicopters.

 

 Compare Philippines with Kazakhstan

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Laos.

Laos celebrates founding anniversary of the Lao People's Armed Forces (Credit: Youtube/CGTN)

Laos has a military of 129,100 personnel, with 29,100 active and 100,000 from paramilitary forces, making up 17.8 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Laos has a mobile force of 25 tanks. For aerial defence, Laos has an heli-force of 12 attack helicopters.

 

 Compare Laos with Kyrgyzstan

 Compare Laos with North Korea


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