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The army Balance is an authoritative evaluation of the army services and defence economics of 171 nations. particular A–Z entries checklist every one country’s army company, body of workers numbers, gear inventories, and correct financial and demographic information.

Regional and choose kingdom analyses conceal the most important advancements affecting defence coverage and procurement, and defence economics. the hole photographs part screens awesome defence statistics, whereas extra info units aspect chosen fingers orders and army routines, in addition to comparative defence expenditure and body of workers numbers. The army stability is an crucial guide for a person accomplishing critical research of defense coverage and armed forces affairs.

The overseas Institute for Strategic stories, based in 1958, is an autonomous centre for learn, research and debate at the difficulties of clash, even though prompted, that experience, or in all probability have, a big army dimension.

 

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For Naval Special Warfare Command, see US Special Operations Command. EQUIPMENT BY TYPE SUBMARINES 71 STRATEGIC • SSBN 14 Ohio (mod) opcon US STRATCOM with up to 24 UGM-133A Trident D-5 strategic SLBM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT TACTICAL 57 SSGN 45: 4 Ohio (mod) with total of 154 Tomahawk LACM , 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT 7 Los Angeles with 1 12-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM; 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT/UGM-84 Harpoon AShM 22 Los Angeles (Imp) with 1 12-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT/UGM-84 Harpoon AShM 10 Virginia Flight I/II with 1 12-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 ADCAP mod 6 HWT 2 Virginia Flight III with 2 6-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 ADCAP mod 6 HWT 41 SSN 12: 9 Los Angeles with 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT/UGM-84 Harpoon AShM 3 Seawolf with 8 single 660mm TT with up to 45 Tomahawk LACM/UGM-84C Harpoon AShM, Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS 98 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS • CVN 10 Nimitz with 2–3 octuple Mk29 lnchr with RIM-7M/P Sea Sparrow SAM, 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (typical capacity 55 F/A-18 Hornet FGA ac; 4 EA18G Growler EW ac; 4 E-2C/D Hawkeye AEW ac; 6 H-60 Seahawk hel) CRUISERS • CGHM 22 Ticonderoga (Aegis Baseline 5/6/8/9) with Aegis C2, 2 quad lnchr with RGM-84 Harpoon AShM, 2 61-cell Mk41 VLS with SM-2ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Mk46 LWT, 2 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 2 127mm gun (capacity 2 SH-60B Seahawk ASW hel); (extensive upgrade programme scheduled from 2006–20 to include sensors and fire-control systems; major weapons upgrade to include Evolved Sea Sparrow (ESSM), SM-3/SM-2 capability and 2 Mk45 Mod 2 127mm gun) DESTROYERS 62 DDGHM 34 Arleigh Burke Flight IIA (Aegis Baseline 6/7) with Aegis C2, 1 29-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM-2ER SAM/Tomahawk (TLAM) LACM, 1 61-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM-2 ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Mk46 LWT, 2 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 1 127mm gun (capacity 2 SH-60B Seahawk ASW hel) (additional ships in build) DDGM 28 Arleigh Burke Flight I/II (Aegis Baseline 5/9) with Aegis C2, 2 quad lnchr with RGM-84 Harpoon AShM, 1 32-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM2ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 1 64-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM-2 ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 RAM SAM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Mk46 LWT, 2 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 1 127mm gun, 1 hel landing platform FRIGATES • FFHM 4: 2 Freedom with 1 21-cell Mk99 lnchr with RIM-116 SAM, 1 57mm gun (capacity 2 MH-60R/S Seahawk hel or 1 MH-60 with 3 MQ-8 Firescout UAV) 2 Independence with 1 11-cell SeaRAM lnchr with RIM-116 SAM, 1 57mm gun (capacity 1 MH-60R/S Seahawk hel and 3 MQ-8 Firescout UAV) PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS 57 PCF 13 Cyclone PBF 2 Mk VI PBR 42 MINE WARFARE • MINE COUNTERMEASURES 11 MCO 11 Avenger with 1 SLQ-48 MCM system; 1 SQQ32(V)3 Sonar (mine hunting) COMMAND SHIPS • LCC 2 Blue Ridge with 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (capacity 3 LCPL; 2 LCVP; 700 troops; 1 med hel) (of which 1 vessel partially crewed by Military Sealift Command personnel) AMPHIBIOUS PRINCIPAL AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS 30 North America North America Downloaded by [New York University] at 07:55 10 February 2016 42 THE MILITARY BALANCE 2016 LHD 8 Wasp with 2 octuple Mk29 GMLS with RIM-7M/ RIM-7P Sea Sparrow SAM, 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM116 RAM SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (capacity: 6 AV-8B Harrier II FGA; 4 CH-53E Sea Stallion hel; 12 CH-46E Sea Knight hel; 4 AH-1W/Z hel; 3 UH-1Y hel; 3 LCAC(L); 60 tanks; 1,687 troops) LHA 1 America with 2 octuple Mk29 GMLS with RIM162D ESSM SAM; 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 RAM SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (capacity 6 F-35B Lightning II FGA ac; 12 MV-22B Osprey tpt ac; 4 CH53E Sea Stallion hel; 7 AH-1Z Viper/UH-1Y Iroquois hel; 2 MH-60 hel) LPD 9 San Antonio with 2 21-cell Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 SAM (capacity 2 CH-53E Sea Stallion hel or 4 CH-46 Sea Knight or 2 MV-22 Osprey; 2 LCAC(L); 14 AAAV; 720 troops) LSD 12: 4 Harpers Ferry with 2 Mk 49 GMLS with RIM116 SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 1 hel landing platform (capacity 2 LCAC(L); 40 tanks; 500 troops) 8 Whidbey Island with 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 1 hel landing platform (capacity 4 LCAC(L); 40 tanks; 500 troops) LANDING CRAFT 245 LCU 32 LCU-1600 (capacity either 2 M1 Abrams MBT or 350 troops) LCP 108: 75 LCPL; 33 Utility Boat LCM 25: 10 LCM-6; 15 LCM-8 LCAC 80 LCAC(L) (capacity either 1 MBT or 60 troops (undergoing upgrade programme)) LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT 71 AFDL 1 Dynamic AGE 4: 1 MARSS; 1 Sea Fighter; 1 Sea Jet; 1 Stiletto (all for testing) AGOR 6 (all leased out): 1 Melville; 1 Ocean; 3 Thomas G Thompson; 1 Kilo Moana APB 3 ARD 3 AX 1 Prevail AXS 1 Constitution SSA 2 (for testing) SSAN 1 (for propulsion plant training) UUV 1 Cutthroat (for testing) YDT 2 YFRT 2 Athena (at Naval Surface Warfare Center) YP 25 (based at Naval Academy) YTB 17 YTT 2 Cape SF 6 DDS opcon USSOCOM Naval Reserve Forces 100,050 (incl 3,200 active) Selected Reserve 57,300 Individual Ready Reserve 42,750 Naval Inactive Fleet Under a minimum of 60–90 days notice for reactivation; still on naval vessel register.

The air mission consisted of six CF-18 Hornet combat aircraft, two CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft and one CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling aircraft. In early June 2015, it reached the milestone of 1,000 sorties and more than 100 airstrikes. Canada has also deployed up to 69 special-forces personnel to northern Iraq to support training of Kurdish Peshmerga. Meanwhile, in September 2015, 200 soldiers from 1st Bn The Royal Canadian Regiment arrived in western Ukraine to begin Operation Unifier.

EQUIPMENT BY TYPE SUBMARINES 71 STRATEGIC • SSBN 14 Ohio (mod) opcon US STRATCOM with up to 24 UGM-133A Trident D-5 strategic SLBM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT TACTICAL 57 SSGN 45: 4 Ohio (mod) with total of 154 Tomahawk LACM , 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT 7 Los Angeles with 1 12-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM; 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT/UGM-84 Harpoon AShM 22 Los Angeles (Imp) with 1 12-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT/UGM-84 Harpoon AShM 10 Virginia Flight I/II with 1 12-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 ADCAP mod 6 HWT 2 Virginia Flight III with 2 6-cell VLS with Tomahawk LACM, 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 ADCAP mod 6 HWT 41 SSN 12: 9 Los Angeles with 4 single 533mm TT with Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT/UGM-84 Harpoon AShM 3 Seawolf with 8 single 660mm TT with up to 45 Tomahawk LACM/UGM-84C Harpoon AShM, Mk48 Sea Arrow HWT PRINCIPAL SURFACE COMBATANTS 98 AIRCRAFT CARRIERS • CVN 10 Nimitz with 2–3 octuple Mk29 lnchr with RIM-7M/P Sea Sparrow SAM, 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (typical capacity 55 F/A-18 Hornet FGA ac; 4 EA18G Growler EW ac; 4 E-2C/D Hawkeye AEW ac; 6 H-60 Seahawk hel) CRUISERS • CGHM 22 Ticonderoga (Aegis Baseline 5/6/8/9) with Aegis C2, 2 quad lnchr with RGM-84 Harpoon AShM, 2 61-cell Mk41 VLS with SM-2ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Mk46 LWT, 2 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 2 127mm gun (capacity 2 SH-60B Seahawk ASW hel); (extensive upgrade programme scheduled from 2006–20 to include sensors and fire-control systems; major weapons upgrade to include Evolved Sea Sparrow (ESSM), SM-3/SM-2 capability and 2 Mk45 Mod 2 127mm gun) DESTROYERS 62 DDGHM 34 Arleigh Burke Flight IIA (Aegis Baseline 6/7) with Aegis C2, 1 29-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM-2ER SAM/Tomahawk (TLAM) LACM, 1 61-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM-2 ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Mk46 LWT, 2 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 1 127mm gun (capacity 2 SH-60B Seahawk ASW hel) (additional ships in build) DDGM 28 Arleigh Burke Flight I/II (Aegis Baseline 5/9) with Aegis C2, 2 quad lnchr with RGM-84 Harpoon AShM, 1 32-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM2ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 1 64-cell Mk41 VLS with ASROC ASW/SM-2 ER SAM/Tomahawk LACM, 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 RAM SAM, 2 triple 324mm ASTT with Mk46 LWT, 2 Phalanx Block 1B CIWS, 1 127mm gun, 1 hel landing platform FRIGATES • FFHM 4: 2 Freedom with 1 21-cell Mk99 lnchr with RIM-116 SAM, 1 57mm gun (capacity 2 MH-60R/S Seahawk hel or 1 MH-60 with 3 MQ-8 Firescout UAV) 2 Independence with 1 11-cell SeaRAM lnchr with RIM-116 SAM, 1 57mm gun (capacity 1 MH-60R/S Seahawk hel and 3 MQ-8 Firescout UAV) PATROL AND COASTAL COMBATANTS 57 PCF 13 Cyclone PBF 2 Mk VI PBR 42 MINE WARFARE • MINE COUNTERMEASURES 11 MCO 11 Avenger with 1 SLQ-48 MCM system; 1 SQQ32(V)3 Sonar (mine hunting) COMMAND SHIPS • LCC 2 Blue Ridge with 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (capacity 3 LCPL; 2 LCVP; 700 troops; 1 med hel) (of which 1 vessel partially crewed by Military Sealift Command personnel) AMPHIBIOUS PRINCIPAL AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS 30 North America North America Downloaded by [New York University] at 07:55 10 February 2016 42 THE MILITARY BALANCE 2016 LHD 8 Wasp with 2 octuple Mk29 GMLS with RIM-7M/ RIM-7P Sea Sparrow SAM, 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM116 RAM SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (capacity: 6 AV-8B Harrier II FGA; 4 CH-53E Sea Stallion hel; 12 CH-46E Sea Knight hel; 4 AH-1W/Z hel; 3 UH-1Y hel; 3 LCAC(L); 60 tanks; 1,687 troops) LHA 1 America with 2 octuple Mk29 GMLS with RIM162D ESSM SAM; 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 RAM SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS (capacity 6 F-35B Lightning II FGA ac; 12 MV-22B Osprey tpt ac; 4 CH53E Sea Stallion hel; 7 AH-1Z Viper/UH-1Y Iroquois hel; 2 MH-60 hel) LPD 9 San Antonio with 2 21-cell Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 SAM (capacity 2 CH-53E Sea Stallion hel or 4 CH-46 Sea Knight or 2 MV-22 Osprey; 2 LCAC(L); 14 AAAV; 720 troops) LSD 12: 4 Harpers Ferry with 2 Mk 49 GMLS with RIM116 SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 1 hel landing platform (capacity 2 LCAC(L); 40 tanks; 500 troops) 8 Whidbey Island with 2 Mk49 GMLS with RIM-116 SAM, 2 Phalanx Mk15 CIWS, 1 hel landing platform (capacity 4 LCAC(L); 40 tanks; 500 troops) LANDING CRAFT 245 LCU 32 LCU-1600 (capacity either 2 M1 Abrams MBT or 350 troops) LCP 108: 75 LCPL; 33 Utility Boat LCM 25: 10 LCM-6; 15 LCM-8 LCAC 80 LCAC(L) (capacity either 1 MBT or 60 troops (undergoing upgrade programme)) LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT 71 AFDL 1 Dynamic AGE 4: 1 MARSS; 1 Sea Fighter; 1 Sea Jet; 1 Stiletto (all for testing) AGOR 6 (all leased out): 1 Melville; 1 Ocean; 3 Thomas G Thompson; 1 Kilo Moana APB 3 ARD 3 AX 1 Prevail AXS 1 Constitution SSA 2 (for testing) SSAN 1 (for propulsion plant training) UUV 1 Cutthroat (for testing) YDT 2 YFRT 2 Athena (at Naval Surface Warfare Center) YP 25 (based at Naval Academy) YTB 17 YTT 2 Cape SF 6 DDS opcon USSOCOM Naval Reserve Forces 100,050 (incl 3,200 active) Selected Reserve 57,300 Individual Ready Reserve 42,750 Naval Inactive Fleet Under a minimum of 60–90 days notice for reactivation; still on naval vessel register.

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