Thursday, September 4, 2014

Defending Philippines - Facts and Figures

PwrIndx: 1.3042
Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 105,720,644
 Available Manpower: 50,649,196
 Fit for Service: 41,570,732
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 2,081,388]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 220,000
 Active Reserve Personnel: 430,000

 Tanks: 0
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 531
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 0
 Towed-Artillery: 270
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 0

 Total Aircraft: 145
 Fighters/Interceptors: 0
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 8
 Transport Aircraft: 81
 Trainer Aircraft: 25
 Helicopters: 124
 Attack Helicopters: 0

 Total Naval Strength: 120
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 3
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 11
 Submarines: 0
 Coastal Defense Craft: 38
 Mine Warfare: 0

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

 Oil Production: 12,000 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 315,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 138,500,000 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: 40,430,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 446]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 6
 Roadway Coverage: 213,151
 Railway Coverage: 995
 Serviceable Airports: 247

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

 Defense Budget: $3,000,000,000
 External Debt: $74,880,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $83,830,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $419,600,000,000

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

 Land Area: 300,000 km
 Coastline: 36,289 km
 Shared Border: 0 km
 Waterways: 3,219 km

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