Thursday, September 4, 2014

Defending Singapore - Facts and Figures

PwrIndx: 1.4699
Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 5,460,302
 Available Manpower: 1,255,902
 Fit for Service: 2,105,973
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 52,466]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 71,600
 Active Reserve Personnel: 950,000

 Tanks: 215
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 2,192
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 48
 Towed-Artillery: 262
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 18

 Total Aircraft: 244
 Fighters/Interceptors: 110
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 84
 Transport Aircraft: 63
 Trainer Aircraft: 36
 Helicopters: 71
 Attack Helicopters: 17

 Total Naval Strength: 40
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 6
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 6
 Submarines: 6
 Coastal Defense Craft: 12
 Mine Warfare: 4

Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force.

 Oil Production: 11,000 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 1,100,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 0 bbl/day

War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.

 Labor Force: 3,362,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 1,599]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 1
 Roadway Coverage: 3,356
 Railway Coverage: 0
 Serviceable Airports: 9

Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.

 Defense Budget: $9,700,000,000
 External Debt: $1,174,000,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $259,100,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $323,000,000,000

 GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

 Land Area: 697 km
 Coastline: 193 km
 Shared Border: 0 km
 Waterways: 10 km

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