Top 5 military in Africa

All over the world, military has helped to serve different purposes like security purpose, ruling purpose etc. Below is a list of countries with the strongest military in Africa;

1. Egypt

Top 5 military in Africa

Egypt has been the military powerhouse for the African Continent for a number of years. The country’s military is very powerful because it served as America’s main military aid receipient for a number of years. Egypt has about 500,000 trained military personnel.

Equipments

Egypt has 2 aircraft carriers, 11,700 armed fighting vehicles, 214 fighter aircrafts, 4,295 tankers, 88 attack aircrafts, 1084 rocket projectors, 8 submarines, 1,139 self-propelled artillery amount others.

The military is always allocated $11.2bn yearly by the government for defense spending.

2. Algeria

Top 5 military in Africa

Algeria comes second in Africa because it’s unarguably the top spender on defense. Algeria has over 127,009 troops.

Equipments

320 self-propelled artillery, 7,361 fighting vehicles, 103 fighter aircraft, 6 submarines, 316 rocket projectors, 22 attack aircrafts, 88 tankers among others. $13.0bn is their yearly budget for the military force.

3. South Africa

Top 5 military in Africa

South African military can be compared to those of developed European nations. They have a list of world-class equipments in their shelf even though their military force has less than 100,000 personnel.

South Africa once attempted to get nuclear technology and it’s military officers are trained by both Israel and British.

Equipments

2,000 fighting armed vehicles, 72 artillery, 195 combat tankers, 17 fighting aircrafts 12 attack helicopters, 3 submarines, 50 rocket projectors among others.

Their defence expenditure oer year is $4.278bn.

4. Nigeria

Top 5 military in Africa

Nigerian Navy, Air Force and Army is supplied by a huge population. Their equipments are supplied by their oil resources.

Equipments

253 combat tanks,100 naval patrol crafts, 8 fighter aircraft, 36 rocket projectors, 1,789 armored fighting vehicles, 339 towed artillery 13 attack aircraft and 15 attack helicopters,, ,

Nigerian budget for military is $2.155bn

5. Angola

Top 5 military in Africa

The Angolan Military has been part of the development plan in the current political Forces. They have highly trained personnel.

Equipments

357 towed artillery, 595 armored fighting vehicles, aircraft, 15 attack helicopters, 72 fighter aircraft, 18 attack , 379 combat tanks, 115 rocket projectors and 37 naval patrol craft among others

Angolan military budget is by $7.0bn

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