• Military Balance 2018

    Launched 14 February

    The Military Balance 2018

    The Military Balance 2018 includes new arms orders and deliveries graphics, a wall chart focused on strategic-forces modernisation in China, Russia and the United States, and thematic texts on Chinese and Russian air-launched weapons, artificial intelligence and defence, and Russian strategic-force modernisation.

  • Military Balance 2018

    Military Balance 2018 Wall Chart

    Strategic-forces modernisation: China, Russia and the United States

    The Military Balance 2018 comes with a new wall chart, displaying the numbers of Chinese, Russian and US land-, air- and sea-based nuclear-delivery systems in 1987, 2017 and 2037, as well as a breakdown of systems and associated munitions, and a timeline showing treaties, tests and key programme developments.

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    MILITARY BALANCE+

    Online database available now

    From the trusted source for defence data, the IISS Military Balance+ online database provides indispensable information and analysis for individuals and users in government, the armed forces, the private sector, academia, the media and more. Customise, view, compare and download data instantly, anywhere, anytime.

  • Military Balance 2018

    The Military Balance 2018

    Global defence-spending stagnation persists in 2017

    World military expenditure declined by 0.2% in 2017, caused by defence-spending cuts in states such as Saudi Arabia and Russia, and a slowdown in Asia.

  1. Launched 14 February

  2. Military Balance 2018 Wall Chart

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Military Balance+

Online database available now

From the trusted source for defence data, the IISS Military Balance+ online database provides indispensable information and analysis for individuals and users in government, the armed forces, the private sector, academia, the media and more. Customise, view, compare and download data instantly, anywhere, anytime.

Strategic-forces modernisation: China, Russia and the United States

The Military Balance 2018 comes with a new wall chart, displaying the numbers of Chinese, Russian and US land-, air- and sea-based nuclear-delivery systems in 1987, 2017 and 2037.