Ghana’s military places 106th in the latest global military rankings. This is an improvement in the previous ranking where Ghana placed 108th in the ranking. A total of 138 countries were ranked.
The Ghana Army (GA) is the main ground warfare organizational military branch of the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF). Together with the Ghanaian Air Force (GHF) and Ghanaian Navy (GN), the Ghanaian army (GA) makes up the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), controlled by the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Central Defence Headquarters, both located in Greater Accra.
In Africa, the strongest military was Egypt (9th) followed by Algeria (28th), South Africa (31st), Nigeria (44), Morocco (56), Angola (57), and Ethiopia (59).
The United States retained top spot as the country with the strongest military, followed by Russia, and China in the second and third places respectively. India placed fourth followed by Japan, and South Korea with France coming seventh and the United Kingdom eighth. Tenth place was secured by the Brazilian military.
This was contained in the Global Firepower rank 2020, which uses over 50 individual factors to determine a given nation’s Power Index score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. According to data from Global FirePower (GFP), Ghana’s military has 15,500 active personnel and a total airpower strength of 24 (comprising 13 helicopters, 6 aircraft trainers and two special-mission aircraft) and it operates a defence budget of $120 million.
The ranking which relies heavily on values from the CIA World Factbook claims that Ghana has 150 armoured vehicles, and 20 naval vessels.