Experts have published in the American press the five most powerful armies of the planet by the year 2030. Choosing them, the rating authors tried to answer several questions: do the military have freedom of access to new technologies and resources, do the authorities support them enough, do they have freedom of action, and does the army have the possibility of “training” in real conditions. Leading the list: India, France, Russia, the United States of America and China China. The Indian army is developing quite actively, since weapons for it are purchased from leading manufacturers in Europe, Israel, the United States and Russia. However, she still lacks the available advanced technologies. France is likely to remain in its current position. The Russian army was severely damaged after the collapse of the USSR. According to experts, the situation has improved slightly in recent years, and investment volumes have increased. Some of them believe that in the future, insufficient amounts of technology, as well as an outdated conscription system, can affect our domestic military power. The authors consider the American Army the \According to the authors of the study, the development of the Chinese army is due to the overall economic growth in the country, as well as due to the growth of investment in modern technology. However, in this case, it is necessary to tackle the professionalism of the military. The “problem” for the Chinese army is also the fact that the country does not take part in real hostilities.