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The 10 Most Powerful Militaries in South America 2015

/ February 10, 2015

2) Colombia (PwrIndx: 1.6234)

The Colombian land army is well-known for its armored vehicles. It has 1,186 armored vehicles! Colombia’s defense budget is $12.14 billion. The population of Colombia is 45,745,783. It has 444,520 active frontline personnel, 451 aircraft, 248 helicopters, 4 frigates and 11 submarines. The nation’s defense budget is $12.14 billion.

Colombia Army

CWO Keith A. Stevenson via wikipedia.org

1) Brazil (PwrIndx: 0.6663)

Brazil is the most powerful country in South America. It manufactures and imports defense equipment. The nation’s defense budget is $33.14 billion. The population of Brazil is 201,009,622. It covers a land area of 8,514,877 sq km and has a 7,491 km coastline. Brazil has 489 tanks, 748 aircraft, 1 aircraft carrier, 10 frigates, 5 corvettes, 41 coastal defense craft and 5 submarines.

Brazilian Armed Forces

via wikipedia.org