NATO Countries with the Most Submarines
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  Overview

NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance of 30 nations formed to provide collective protection for the territories of member states in Europe and North America, and islands in the North Atlantic north of the Tropic of Cancer, plus French Algeria.

Which NATO country has the largest submarine fleet?
The NATO country with the largest submarine fleet is United States with a total of 70 subs. At second and third, are Turkey with 14 submarines and United Kingdom with 11 submarines.
The average submarine fleets of NATO countries is around 4.9 subs.

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Nuclear Submarines. United States has the most number of nuclear submarines - at 70 subs. Average number of nuclear submarines among NATO countries is around 3.0 subs.

Non-nuclear Submarines. Turkey has the largest regular submarine fleet (14 subs) among NATO countries. On average, NATO countries have a regular submarine fleet size of 1.9 subs.


These are the countries with the most number of submarines:

United States.

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United States's defence budget is the highest in the world. United States's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$731,751M (3.40% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the highest in North America.

United States has the largest military force in North America. United States has a military that is composed of 1,388,100 active personnel (third-largest in the world) and 844,950 in reserve, totalling 2,233,050 or 6.8 military personnel per 1000 in population.

United States's battle tank force is the largest in North America. On land, United States has a mobile force of 8,850 tanks. For aerial defence, United States has an air force of 14,061 military aircrafts and 3,720 attack helicopters.

United States's naval fleet is the second-largest in the world. United States has a naval fleet of 254 vessels, including 11 aircraft carriers and 70 nuclear submarines. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 21 frigates, 69 destroyers and 27 corvettes.

 

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Turkey.

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Turkey's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$20,448M (2.70% of its GDP).

Turkey's military force is the third-largest in Europe. Turkey has a military that is composed of 355,200 active personnel (second-largest in Europe), 378,700 in reserve and 156,800 from paramilitary forces, totalling 890,700 or 11 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Turkey's battle tank force is the second-largest in Europe. On land, Turkey has a mobile force of 2,504 tanks. For aerial defence, Turkey has an air force of 335 military aircrafts and 339 attack helicopters.

Turkey's naval fleet is the second-largest in Europe. Turkey has a naval fleet of 38 vessels, including 14 non-nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 18 frigates and 6 corvettes.

 

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United Kingdom.

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

The defence budget of United Kingdom is estimated at US$48,650M at around 1.70% of its GDP.

United Kingdom has a military that is composed of 148,500 active personnel and 78,600 in reserve, totalling 227,100 or 3.5 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, United Kingdom has a mobile force of 227 tanks. For aerial defence, United Kingdom has an air force of 278 military aircrafts and 285 attack helicopters.

United Kingdom's naval fleet is the second-largest in Europe. United Kingdom has a naval fleet of 38 vessels, including 2 aircraft carriers and 11 nuclear submarines. The naval fleet of warships also include 13 frigates and 6 destroyers.

 

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France.

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

The country with the second-highest defence budget in Europe is France. France's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$50,119M (1.90% of its GDP).

France has a military of 375,100 personnel, with 203,250 active, 41,050 in reserve and 130,800 from paramilitary forces, making up 5.6 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, France has a mobile force of 200 tanks. For aerial defence, France has an air force of 395 military aircrafts and 293 attack helicopters.

France's naval fleet is the third-largest in Europe. France has a naval fleet of 36 vessels, including 1 aircraft carriers and 10 nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 11 frigates and 11 destroyers.

 

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Greece.

Hellenic/Greece Armed Forces 2017 (Credit: Youtube/The Marine)

The defence budget of Greece is estimated at US$5,472M at around 2.60% of its GDP.

Greece has a military that is composed of 142,700 active personnel, 221,350 in reserve and 4,000 from paramilitary forces, totalling 368,050 or 34.2 military personnel per 1000 in population.

Greece has the third-largest battle tank force in Europe. On land, Greece has a mobile force of 1,354 tanks. For aerial defence, Greece has an air force of 244 military aircrafts and 48 attack helicopters.

Greece has a naval fleet of 25 vessels, including 8 non-nuclear submarines. The naval fleet also possesses numerous warships, including 13 frigates and 4 corvettes.

 

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Norway.

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

The defence budget of Norway is estimated at US$7,003M at around 1.70% of its GDP.

Norway has a military of 63,250 personnel, with 23,250 active and 40,000 in reserve, making up 11.8 military personnel per 1000 in population.

On land, Norway has a mobile force of 52 tanks. For aerial defence, Norway has an air force of 63 military aircrafts and 26 attack helicopters.

Norway has a naval fleet of 16 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 5 frigates and 5 corvettes.

 

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