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Appendix: Comparison between Russian, UK and US military hardware

Russia

UK

US

ICBM (Launchers)

332

0

450

Bomber aircraft

139

0

157

Ballistic-missile nuclear-powered submarines

13

4

14

Armoured infantry fighting vehicles

7,572

400

4,559

Main battle tanks

2,950

227

2,831

Artillery

5,145

610

7,429

Attack/guided missile submarines

49

6

57

Aircraft carriers

1

0

10

Cruisers, destroyers and frigates

34

19

88

Principal amphibious ships

0

6

30

Tactical aircraft

1,084

194

3,130

Attack helicopters

271

50

902

Heavy/medium transport helicopters

368

106

2,793

Heavy/medium transport aircraft

190

38

699

Tanker and multi-role tanker/transport aircraft

15

12

532

Airborne early-warning and control aircraft

18

6

107

Heavy unmanned aerial vehicles

Unknown

10

540

Source: IISS, The Military Balance, 2016





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