SPAIN or PORTUGAL – Which Military Is Better?

SPAIN or PORTUGAL – Which Military Is Better?


In this episode of FTD facts we’re putting the military power of Spain vs. Portugal against each other and see which one you think comes out on top. How’s it going everybody? Thanks for tuning in to another episode of FTD facts now This is an episode that I wanted to do for quite a while because I love both of these Countries and you guys have been requesting for more videos on the European countries anyways So I figured it’s gonna be an interesting one so I want to get into this and compare these military statistics But before I do that guys be sure to give this video a thumbs up and for all you new faces here watching FTD facts So yeah hit that subscribe button and that Bell notification It’s free if you want to keep learning about our world and the different countries and cultures all in it ok So let’s start with Spain the Spanish armed forces is the military forces of the kingdom of Spain and it consists of the army the Navy as well as The Air Force the Spanish armed forces are members of NATO the euro corpse the European Union battle groups And they also provide peacekeeping troops to the United Nations ok So let’s examine the specific military stats Spain’s available manpower is at 23 million people and they have a hundred and twenty four thousand one hundred active Personnel they also have 50 thousand six hundred reserve personnel the Portuguese armed forces include the general staff of the Armed Forces the other unified bodies and three service branches of the Portuguese Navy the Portuguese Army and the Portuguese Air Force the Portuguese armed forces are charged with protecting Portugal as well as supporting international peacekeeping efforts as well as supporting NATO the United Nations and of course the European Union and guys did you know that Portugal is actually ranked third as the most peaceful country in the entire world This was according to the Global Peace Index of 2017 because Portugal is one of those countries that doesn’t have any Significant national security issues continuing now with the specific military stats so Portugal’s manpower is at 5 million 30,000 people they have 35,000 active personnel and 230 3,500 reserve personnel now moving back to Spain let’s look at their army when we look at their army strength they have 327 combat tanks 2490 three armored fighting vehicles they have a hundred and forty-three towed artillery and 96 self-propelled artillery Inside of Portugal’s army strength Portugal has a hundred and thirty three combat tanks 1080 armored fighting vehicles they don’t have any rocket projectors, but they have sixty towed artillery and eighteen self-propelled artillery Not looking at the power of their whole Air Force This is what Spain has Spain has 109 fighter aircrafts the air attack aircraft sit at 108 Transport aircrafts are at 181 trainer aircrafts are at 171 and they have 173 total helicopters and 10 attack helicopters Portugal has 64 fighter aircrafts as well as 64 attack Aircrafts the total number of transferred aircrafts are 36 trainer aircrafts are 27 total helicopters are 25 But they do not have any attack helicopters now Let’s move on into the Navy the total naval assets of Spain sits at 46 They have three submarines two aircraft carriers twelve frigates eight patrol aircrafts and six mine warfare vessels Portugal’s Navy is pretty close with 41 total naval assets. They have 18 patrol crafts They don’t have any aircraft carriers, but they do have five frigates two submarines seven Corvettes however They don’t have any mine warfare vessels at all and the final thing I want to look at in this military comparison is the logistics and the defense budget The labor force of Spain is 22 million eight hundred and ninety thousand people there Merchant Marine strength is 132 Spain has nine major ports and terminals and a hundred and fifty serviceable Airports and their entire military is all funded with a budget of eleven point six billion dollars now Portugal’s labor Force is a lot smaller only at five million one hundred and sixty seven thousand their Merchant Marine strength is at 109 There are four major ports and terminals in Portugal and 64 serviceable airports And I guess you know being such a peacekeeping nation their defense budget is not really that high at all only 3.8. Billion dollars, that’s all I got for you in this episode guys really Hope you enjoyed it be sure to leave your thoughts and comments down below And also check out the video that we did comparing Spain and Portugal as a country Overall that was a pretty interesting one because a lot of you have been requesting for us to do that comparison You guys have been awesome and don’t forget you can always follow me on social media. Those links are down below as well Where you can keep up with what I’m doing when I’m not filming videos and until I make the next video guys just keep staying Awesome, and I’ll see you real soon Hey yet for any of you that want to just keep on learning about Spain and Portugal check out this video We compare these two amazing countries And we go a lot more in depth not just looking at the military power so keep it tuned here on FTD facts Where we post videos daily?

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