Sunday, 26 February 2012

Top 5 Military Power in South East Asia

It is fairly clear that most Southeast Asian states military modernisation plans had their origins during the Cold War. With the Soviet-backed Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia during the 1980s coincided with a major spurt in noncommunist. Southeast Asian armed forces modernisation efforts. However, factors related to the Cold War provided declaratory justifications but not reasons for many aspects of most noncommunist Southeast Asian states defence policies and military procurement programmes. With Southeast Asia's top five military spenders, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam, had a combined military budget of US$14.3 billion in 2004. Southeast Asian analysts have observed that there has been very clear evidence of a military build-up in the region. All countries in the region have engaged in force modernization programs to varying degrees, although this does not equate with military effectiveness. The following comparison of quantitative force strength and trends can only address some of these issues. These data focuses on conventional military expenditure, number of troops, and the level of military equipments, as such, it can only touch on a few aspects of force quality, and cannot begin to address the problem of internal security and there is no way to portray the relative strength of ideology and religion. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open source, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. The SIPRI data show's that our beloved country didn't make the top 5 five  military power in South East Asia.
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Military expenditures data from SIPRI  includes all current and capital expenditures on the armed forces. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). Excluded are civil defense and current expenditures for previous military activities.

Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the Southeast Asia. Years of stagnation, mismanagement and isolation has left the economy in a very bad condition. The last data for myanmar military expeditures is on 2002  which  figures in local currency the Kyat 76.1 Billion. so I decided not to include.

Main Battle tank (MBT),Aircraft Carrier (AC),  Amphibious WarShip(AWS), Cruiser(Cr), Destroyer(D), Frigate(F), Corvette(Co), Patrol Boat(PB), Nuclear Submarine(NS), submarine(S), Fighter aircraft(FA), Attack Helicopter(AH), Nuclear weapon(Nu).

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