This is the list of the largest military forces in Oceania. As we can see, the Oceania Region is a generally peaceful region - there has not been any major conflict in the region in recent decades.Thus, the military forces in this region are the leanest in the world.
Which country has the largest military force in Oceania?
The country with the largest military force in Oceania is Australia with a force strength of 88,700 personnel. At second and third, are New Zealand with a 11,300-strong military and Fiji with a military force of 9,500 personnel.
In comparison, the average size of the military forces in Oceania is around 28,275.0 military personnel.
Defense Budget. Australia has the highest military budget in Oceania at US$25,912M . Average size of defense budgets among countries in Oceania stand at US$7,250.9M.
Percentage of GDP on Defense. Australia's defence budget makes up 1.90% of its GDP - the highest in Oceania. On average, countries in Oceania spend %1.4 of their GDPs on defense.
Active Forces. Australia has the largest active military in Oceania, with 58,600 personnel. Average size of active military forces among countries in Oceania stand at 18,675.0 personnel.
Reserve Forces. Australia has the largest reserve military in Oceania, with 30,100 personnel. On average, countries in Oceania maintain a reserve strength of 9,600.0 personnel.
Total Military Force Per Capita. Fiji has the highest total military per capita at 10.3 per 1000 in population - the highest in Oceania. The average total military force per capita for countries in Oceania is around 4.3 per 1000 in population.
Naval Fleet. Australia has the largest naval fleet in Oceania, with 21 vessels. Average size of naval fleet among countries in Oceania stand at 5.8 vessels.
Submarines. Australia has the most submarines in Oceania at 6 subs. Average size of submarine fleet among countries in Oceania stand at 1.5 subs.
Air Force. Australia has the largest air force at 146 planes in Oceania. Average size of air force among countries in Oceania stand at 38.0 planes.
Battle Tanks. Australia has most number of battle tanks in Oceania at 59 tanks. Average number of tanks among countries in Oceania stand at 14.8 tanks.
These are the countries in Oceania with the largest military forces:
Australia's defence budget is the highest in Oceania. Australia's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$25,912M (1.90% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the highest in Oceania.
Australia has the largest military force in Oceania. Australia has a military of 88,700 personnel, with 58,600 active (largest in Oceania) and 30,100 in reserve, making up 3.8 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the second-highest in Oceania.
Australia's battle tank force is the largest in Oceania. On land, Australia has a mobile force of 59 tanks. For aerial defence, Australia has an air force of 146 military aircrafts and 39 attack helicopters.Australia has the largest naval fleet in Oceania. Australia has a naval fleet of 21 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 10 frigates and 2 destroyers.
The country with the second-highest defence budget in Oceania is New Zealand. The defence budget of New Zealand is estimated at US$2,927M at around 1.50% of its GDP. Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest in Oceania.
New Zealand has the second-largest military force in Oceania. New Zealand has a military that is composed of 9,000 active personnel (second-largest in Oceania) and 2,300 in reserve, totalling 11,300 or 2.5 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the third-highest in Oceania.
For aerial defence, New Zealand has an air force of 6 military aircrafts and 5 attack helicopters.
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