What countries in Africa have the highest military strength? have you ever thought of that question? now today we will will cover that, The Global Fire Power ranking (GFP) measures countriesâ military might annually and gives each country a power index that is the point of comparison.
Below is the latest ranking of 10 countries most powerful military in Africa in 2020.
1. Egyptian armed forces
Egyptian has the most powerful and the strongest military in Africa.
Egypt has 4,767 tanks
Total naval strength is 237. The Egyptian is well equipped
2. Algerian military
Algerian military currently has an active front-line personnel of 120,000.
1,500 armored fighting vehicles.
The nationâs defense budget is estimated at $10.57 billion.
3. Ethiopian military
Military budget $340.
Total of 560 tanks.
Total of 81 aircraft,
Ethiopia has an active personnel of 138,000 ground forces and a further 3,000 air force personnel.
4. South Africa military
South Africaâs defense budget is about $4.96 billion.
Total of 191 tanks,
Total naval strength of 30.Its aircraft and naval vessels are well-equipped with the latest technology.
Current number of active personnel is 62,082 and a reserve of 17,000.
5. Nigerian armed forces
1,400 armored vehicles,
360 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal.
Nigeriaâs air force has about of about 300 aircraft.
25 high-powered naval vessels.
A defense budget estimated to be $2.33 billion.
6. Kenya armed forces
At position 6 Kenya has defense budget is estimated at $595 million. it has about 12, 168, 138 fit for military service out of its population.Kenya has an active front-line personnel of 24,120 and is ranked 6th strongest military force in Africa.
7. Morocco armed forces
Morocco has a population of about 32,649,130. Its active military personnel stands at 195,800.
A defense budget of $3.4 billion.
Morocco has 1,348 tanks
Total of 323 aircraft in its arsenal.
8. Tunisia military
The Tunisian Military boasts of a budget estimated at $550,000,000,
Tunisia has 350 tanks and 139 aircraft with an active military personnel of 35,800
They are dully equipped with close to 84 main battle tanks and 48 light tanks.
The Air Force is equipped with 27 combat aircraft and 43 helicopters.The navy has a total number of 25 patrol boats and 6 other craft.
9. Angola military
Angola's current active military personnel stands at 107,000,
The Angolan military have a total of 140 tanks and 270 aircraft and 3,039,089 people that are fit for service. Angola is believed to have one of the largest air forces in Africa.
10. Libya military
Libya has an active military comprising of 76,000 personnel, 400 tanks and 46 aircraft. With a population of 6,244,174, Libyaâs defense budget is estimated at $3 billion and ranked 10th strongest military in Africa.