1990 Ranking
    1. Israel 4.00
    2. Mongolia 3.45
    3. Syria 3.43
    4. Jordan 3.41
    5. Bulgaria 3.34
    6. Switzerland 3.27
    7. Greece 3.26
    8. Qatar 3.25
    9. Singapore 3.24
    10. Kuwait 3.24
    11. Cyprus 3.19
    12. Hungary 3.18
    13. Albania 3.18
    14. Bahrain 3.15
    15. Lebanon 3.15
    16. Seychelles 3.06
    17. Romania 3.06
    18. Netherlands 3.03
    19. Brunei 3.00
    20. Denmark 2.98
    21. Saudi Arabia 2.97
    22. Belgium 2.97
    23. United States 2.97
    24. Sweden 2.96
    25. Finland 2.92
    26. Poland 2.89
    27. Norway 2.86
    28. South Korea 2.84
    29. Turkey 2.81
    30. Angola 2.76
    31. Egypt 2.73
    32. South Africa 2.72
    33. Italy 2.72
    34. Algeria 2.71
    35. France 2.70
    36. United Kingdom 2.67
    37. Oman 2.65
    38. Austria 2.63
    39. Guinea Bissau 2.61
    40. Congo (Brazzaville) 2.57
    41. Spain 2.57
    42. Chile 2.56
    43. Vietnam 2.49
    44. Ethiopia 2.45
    45. Tunisia 2.44
    46. Australia 2.44
    47. Peru 2.43
    48. Canada 2.42
    49. Morocco 2.42
    50. New Zealand 2.40
    51. Uruguay 2.38
    52. Portugal 2.34
    53. Botswana 2.33
    54. Malaysia 2.32
    55. Argentina 2.30
    56. Sudan 2.26
    57. Iran 2.25
    58. Zambia 2.24
    59. Pakistan 2.23
    60. Venezuela 2.20
    61. Ecuador 2.20
    62. Zimbabwe 2.20
    63. El Salvador 2.19
    64. Thailand 2.19
    65. Mozambique 2.17
    66. Cambodia 2.16
    67. China 2.14
    68. Ireland 2.13
    69. Togo 2.11
    70. Bolivia 2.10
    71. Japan 2.07
    72. Paraguay 2.02
    73. Cape Verde 1.99
    74. Tanzania 1.97
    75. Honduras 1.89
    76. Mali 1.88
    77. Brazil 1.84
    78. Senegal 1.84
    79. Guatemala 1.82
    80. Nigeria 1.79
    81. Burkina Faso 1.78
    82. Sri Lanka 1.77
    83. Luxembourg 1.76
    84. Philippines 1.73
    85. Chad 1.73
    86. Kenya 1.71
    87. Burundi 1.64
    88. Benin 1.64
    89. Dominican Republic 1.63
    90. Colombia 1.62
    91. India 1.61
    92. Cameroon 1.60
    93. Liberia 1.59
    94. Jamaica 1.58
    95. Guyana 1.58
    96. Madagascar 1.52
    97. Indonesia 1.47
    98. Lesotho 1.46
    99. Mexico 1.41
    100. Belize 1.40
    101. Burma (Myanmar) 1.40
    102. Malawi 1.38
    103. Ghana 1.38
    104. Rwanda 1.30
    105. Sierra Leone 1.24
    106. Bangladesh 1.12
    107. Uganda 1.06
    108. Haiti 1.03
    109. Panama 1.01
    110. Niger 0.96
    111. Papua New Guinea 0.60
    112. Nepal 0.28
    2016 Ranking
    1. Israel 3.52
    2. Greece 3.25
    3. Singapore 3.24
    4. Russia 3.24
    5. Cyprus 3.23
    6. Bahrain 3.17
    7. Mongolia 3.17
    8. Kuwait 3.11
    9. United Arab Emirates 3.08
    10. Lebanon 3.07
    11. Jordan 3.05
    12. Belarus 3.00
    13. Finland 2.95
    14. Armenia 2.92
    15. South Korea 2.91
    16. Switzerland 2.89
    17. Saudi Arabia 2.88
    18. Cuba 2.86
    19. Azerbaijan 2.83
    20. Estonia 2.80
    21. Sweden 2.78
    22. Brunei 2.78
    23. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.77
    24. Croatia 2.76
    25. United States 2.75
    26. Georgia 2.75
    27. Turkey 2.75
    28. Uruguay 2.73
    29. Romania 2.72
    30. Kazakhstan 2.71
    31. Oman 2.71
    32. Serbia 2.70
    33. Botswana 2.67
    34. Ukraine 2.67
    35. Egypt 2.67
    36. Norway 2.67
    37. Denmark 2.67
    38. Kyrgyzstan 2.62
    39. Algeria 2.60
    40. Poland 2.57
    41. Slovenia 2.53
    42. Lithuania 2.52
    43. Iran 2.52
    44. Nicaragua 2.52
    45. Slovakia 2.52
    46. Australia 2.50
    47. Chile 2.49
    48. Luxembourg 2.49
    49. Moldova 2.48
    50. Belgium 2.48
    51. Iraq 2.46
    52. Vietnam 2.45
    53. Bulgaria 2.42
    54. Czech Republic 2.41
    55. United Kingdom 2.38
    56. Morocco 2.38
    57. Montenegro 2.37
    58. Cambodia 2.37
    59. Portugal 2.37
    60. France 2.36
    61. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.35
    62. Guinea Bissau 2.32
    63. Sudan 2.32
    64. Hungary 2.32
    65. Angola 2.32
    66. Tunisia 2.29
    67. Gabon 2.28
    68. Namibia 2.25
    69. Equatorial Guinea 2.24
    70. Malaysia 2.24
    71. Canada 2.24
    72. Spain 2.23
    73. Thailand 2.23
    74. Congo (Brazzaville) 2.22
    75. Germany 2.22
    76. Austria 2.21
    77. Netherlands 2.20
    78. Peru 2.20
    79. Mauritania 2.19
    80. Pakistan 2.16
    81. Italy 2.16
    82. Venezuela 2.13
    83. Afghanistan 2.12
    84. South Africa 2.10
    85. Argentina 2.09
    86. Bolivia 2.08
    87. Ireland 2.05
    88. New Zealand 2.05
    89. Japan 2.00
    90. Sri Lanka 1.99
    91. Burma (Myanmar) 1.98
    92. Laos 1.96
    93. China 1.96
    94. Ecuador 1.94
    95. Chad 1.93
    96. El Salvador 1.90
    97. Mozambique 1.87
    98. Latvia 1.87
    99. Uganda 1.87
    100. Rwanda 1.82
    101. Zimbabwe 1.81
    102. Mauritius 1.79
    103. Zambia 1.77
    104. Ethiopia 1.76
    105. Burundi 1.74
    106. Brazil 1.72
    107. Tajikistan 1.71
    108. Togo 1.70
    109. Guinea 1.69
    110. Senegal 1.65
    111. Nepal 1.63
    112. Guatemala 1.60
    113. India 1.60
    114. Colombia 1.58
    115. Cameroon 1.56
    116. Guyana 1.55
    117. Kenya 1.54
    118. Mexico 1.54
    119. Philippines 1.53
    120. Nigeria 1.52
    121. Congo (Kinshasa) 1.51
    122. South Sudan 1.51
    123. Indonesia 1.49
    124. Bangladesh 1.48
    125. Benin 1.46
    126. Honduras 1.46
    127. Paraguay 1.46
    128. Tanzania 1.44
    129. Fiji 1.33
    130. Jamaica 1.30
    131. Dominican Republic 1.30
    132. Ghana 1.29
    133. Burkina Faso 1.28
    134. Mali 1.20
    135. Ivory Coast 1.18
    136. Niger 1.08
    137. Madagascar 1.08
    138. Malawi 0.89
    139. Lesotho 0.86
    140. Sierra Leone 0.65

    Heavy weapons are defined here as any piece of military equipment that fits into one of four categories: armored vehicles (armored personnel carriers, light tanks, main battle tanks), artillery (multiple rocket launchers, self-propelled artillery, towed artillery) above 100mm caliber, combat aircrafts (attack helicopters, fixed-wing fighter aircraft), and major fighting ships (submarines, major surface combatants above corvette size). Data on weapons holdings was collected by BICC from different sources, mainly the Military Balance from ISS.

    Source: Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)