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Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/3/2015 7:38:10 PM   
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Although the list is more about quantity than quality, there are some surprises in the rankings:

http://www.businessinsider.com/these-are-the-worlds-20-strongest-militaries-ranked-2015-9

Notice the first photo says F-22 with a F-35...should say F-22 with an F-15.

Also, not mentioned, Egypt recently purchased the small carriers France was going to sell to Russia, and purchased enough aircraft to outfit a third (so are they buying a third from France?).


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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/4/2015 2:55:49 AM   
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Interesting they list total number of submarines instead of total number of aircraft carriers. I sort of wonder if the conventional aircraft carrier has sort of gone the way of the battleship.

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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/4/2015 4:37:56 AM   
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So few countries have carriers, it may be seen as not worth having all the zeroes in the listings. They stress over and over that aircraft carriers boost the ranking by a whopping amount. There are many countries who want carriers, and few who can afford them.

There is nothing like a carrier for power projection and that is important in Credit Suisse's rankings.

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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/4/2015 3:34:01 PM   
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They credit Japan with 4 aircraft carriers - bit misleading there.

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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/5/2015 6:58:49 AM   
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Actually, have you seen the Japanese carriers? They call them "Destroyer Carriers"...necessary for some reason I think because of their Constitution? They use helicopters, but are capable of fixed wing aircraft. I would say they are probably the 2nd most advanced carriers in the world behind the US carriers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385430/Japan-warship-Izumo-aircraft-carrier-flat-topped-destroyer.html

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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/6/2015 12:39:13 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jagdtiger14

Actually, have you seen the Japanese carriers? They call them "Destroyer Carriers"...necessary for some reason I think because of their Constitution? They use helicopters, but are capable of fixed wing aircraft. I would say they are probably the 2nd most advanced carriers in the world behind the US carriers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385430/Japan-warship-Izumo-aircraft-carrier-flat-topped-destroyer.html


Thanks for that link Jagtiger14, I had no idea that the Japanese had such carriers. One question though: as seen in this picture, the Japanese Flag (Rising Sun I think it is called), I was under the impression that is was no longer allowed to be flown due to it being the Imperial WW2 Flag of Japan. Or is this simply a Navy Flag?

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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/6/2015 6:39:07 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jagdtiger14

Actually, have you seen the Japanese carriers? They call them "Destroyer Carriers"...necessary for some reason I think because of their Constitution? They use helicopters, but are capable of fixed wing aircraft. I would say they are probably the 2nd most advanced carriers in the world behind the US carriers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2385430/Japan-warship-Izumo-aircraft-carrier-flat-topped-destroyer.html
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Don't know what the reason is for the Japanese, but in the 70's when the
Invincible-class were being built, for political reasons they were known as through-deck cruisers .


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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/6/2015 7:56:26 AM   
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quote:

One question though: as seen in this picture, the Japanese Flag (Rising Sun I think it is called), I was under the impression that is was no longer allowed to be flown due to it being the Imperial WW2 Flag of Japan. Or is this simply a Navy Flag?


Cut from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Sun_Flag

"After the establishment of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in 1954, the flag was re-adopted and approved by the GHQ."

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RE: Ranked: World's 20 strongest militaries - 10/9/2015 3:35:45 PM   
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The JMSDF also uses ship names from the IJN - Atago & Kongo Class DDG (both using Aegis) - One of three countries that use the technology in terms of quantity in numerical order (US, Japan, S. Korea). Japan's subs are some of the most technology advanced diesel-electric subs in the world. The Soryu class subs is/was in the running for procurement for Australia's Navy.

The JMSDF is also the fifth largest naval power. Known for their ASW capabilities (lessons learned from WW2).

What a better combo - USN/JMSDF - two navies with long experienced naval traditions (The UK would laugh about long naval tradition though ;))

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