Top 10 Most Powerful Militaries In Africa (Updated)
As ranked by Global Fire Power, Below are the 10 most powerful millitaries in Africa.
***Each country was Ranked by Their Current military capabilities and available firepower
GFP Power Index rating (0.0000 being perfect)
1. Egypt (Power Index Rating: 0.3056)
Egypt has the most powerful millitary in Africa and 12th in the world.
Active Personnel: 470,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 800,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 13,949
Self-Propelled Guns: 889
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 1,481.
The country also has a total of 1,100 aircraft, a naval strength of 319,
And a Defense Budget of $4,400,000,000.
2. Algeria (Power Index Rating 0.4514)
Ranked number 2 in the most powerful millitaries in Africa, and 26th most powerful millitary in the world.
Active Personnel: 512,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 400,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 1,898
Self-Propelled Guns: 250
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 148.
There’s also a total of 451 aircraft owned by the millitary, a total naval strength of 69 and a defence budget $10.57 billion.
3. Ethiopia (Power Index Rating 0.7619)
The country’s millitary is the 3rd most powerful millitary in Africa and the 42nd in the world.
Active Personnel: 185,500
Active reserve personnel: 0
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 800
Self-Propelled Guns: 85
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 183
The country also has a total of 80 aircrafts, and a Defense Budget of $340,000,000.
4. Nigeria (Power Index Rating 0.7856)
Ranked 44th in the world
Active Personnel: 130,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 32,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 1,420
Self-Propelled Guns: 25
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 30
Nigeria’s millitary also has a total of 105 aircrafts, total naval strength of 75 and a Defense Budget of $2,330,000,000.
5. South africa GFP (Power Index rating: 0.8252)
Ranked 46th in the most powerful millitaries in the world.
Active Personnel: 89,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 17,100
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 2,265
Self-Propelled Guns: 43
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 50
Total Naval Strength: 30
Total Aircraft: 212
Defense Budget: $4,610,000,000.
6. Angola (Power Index rating: 0.8878)
Angola’s millitary Rests at the 54th position in the world.
Active Personnel: 90,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 30,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 538
Self-Propelled Guns: 28
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 115..
The country also has a total aircraft of about 273, total naval strength of 57 and a Defense Budget of $4,150,000,000.
7. Morrocco (Power Index rating: 0.9011)
Ranked 56th in the world.
Active Personnel: 200,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 150,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 2,348
Self-Propelled Guns: 448
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 72
Naval strength 121
Total Aircraft: 282
Defense Budget: $3,400,000,000.
8. Sudan (Power Index Rating: 1.2356)
The country’s millitary also occupies the 71 position in the most powerful millitaries in the world.
Active Personnel: 110,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 102,500
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 415
Self-Propelled Guns: 16
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 25
Sudan’s millitary also possess a Total of 178 aircrafts, a total naval strength of 18, and a Defense Budget of $2,470,000,000.
9. Libya (Power Index rating: 1.3169)
72th in the world
Active Personnel: 35,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 81,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 699
Self-Propelled Guns: 50
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 100
Total Aircrafts: 57
Total Naval Strength: 5
Defense Budget: $3,000,000,000.
10. Kenya (Power Index rating: 1.3731)
75th in the world
Active Personnel: 24,150
Active Reserve Personnel: 5,000
Armored Fighting Vehicles: 591
Self-Propelled Guns: 30
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems: 0
Total Naval Strength: 19
Total Aircraft: 132
Defense Budget: $595,000,000
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