IDF has 11th most powerful military in the world

The complete Global Firepower list puts the military powers of the world into full perspective.

Shoshana Miskin ,

IDF soldiers
IDF soldiers
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Israel’s military is the eleventh strongest in the world, according to the international defense site Global Firepower (GFP).

GFP only factored into account conventional military capabilities when assembling its list of 126 countries. In doing so, it including 50 other relevant criteria, such as economic strength, natural resources and geographical size. It did not, however, consider nuclear capabilities or the total number of weapons each military possesses.

The United States topped the list, followed by Russia and China in second and third place, respectively.

India and the United Kingdom rounded off the top five.

Israel’s conventional military strength exceeded other countries in the region, including Egypt (18th), Iran (23rd), Syria (42nd) and Jordan (65th).

The Jewish state also ranked higher than some European countries, including Italy (16th), Switzerland (30th), and Spain (38th).

The full list can be viewed here.