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Vision and Mission Statement of the Nigerian Navy

The vision and mission statement of the Nigerian Navy was given by the current Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and they are the various objectives that guide the activities of the Nigeria navy. It is the goal and role of every Naval officer to have this vision and mission of the Nigerian Navy in their hearts, to serve as a reminder, the mission of what they tend to achieve.


The Vision of the Nigerian Navy

“To develop a credible naval power in fulfillment of the Nigerian Navy’s constitutional roles towards enhancing national prosperity and security”

The Mission of the Nigerian Navy

“To deploy a naval force that is well trained, organised and highly motivated to discharge its constitutional roles professionally and efficiently for the defence of Nigeria in ensuring her economic prosperity.

Hope you know understand the vision and mission of the Nigerian Navy. The slogan of the Nigerian Navy is “Onward Together”

United States Navy Salary Structure and Ranks (2020)

United States Navy Pay

For those who wants to know how much a naval officer in the American Navy earns as his pay/salary, below is a table official list of US navy salary structure according to their different ranks by seniority per month.


Table showing what a Naval officer earns in the U.S according to Military-ranks

E-1 Navy Seaman Recruit Seaman Recruit Pay Starting pay $1,567/mo
E-2 Navy Seaman Apprentice Seaman Apprentice Pay Starting pay $1,757/mo
E-3 Navy Seaman Seaman Pay Starting pay $1,847/mo – max $2,082/mo with over 10 years’ experience
E-4 Navy Petty Officer Third Class Petty Officer Third Class Pay Starting pay $2,046/mo – max $2,483/mo with over 10 years’ experience
E-5 Navy Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Second Class Pay Starting pay $2,231/mo – max $3,166/mo with over 12 years’ experience
E-6 Navy Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer First Class Pay Starting pay $2,436/mo – max $3,773/mo with over 18 years’ experience
E-7 Navy Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Pay Starting pay $2,816/mo – max $5,061/mo with over 26 years’ experience
E-8 Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Pay Starting pay $4,051/mo – max $5,778/mo with over 30 years’ experience
E-9 Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Pay Starting pay $4,949/mo – max $7,683/mo with over 38 years’ experience
E-9 Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer Command Master Chief Petty Officer Pay Starting pay $4,949/mo – max $7,683/mo with over 38 years’ experience
E-9 Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Navy Pay Starting pay $4,949/mo – max $7,683/mo with over 38 years’ experience
W-2 Navy Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Pay Starting pay $3,310/mo – max $5,525/mo with over 24 years’ experience
W-3 Navy Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Pay Starting pay $3,740/mo – max $6,562/mo with over 26 years’ experience
W-4 Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Pay Starting pay $4,096/mo – max $7,630/mo with over 30 years’ experience
W-5 Navy Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 Pay Starting pay $7,283/mo – max $9,531/mo with over 38 years’ experience
O-1 Navy Ensign Ensign Pay Starting pay $2,972/mo – max $3,740/mo with over 10 years’ experience
O-2 Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade Pay Starting pay $3,425/mo – max $4,739/mo with over 10 years’ experience
O-3 Navy Lieutenant Lieutenant Pay Starting pay $3,964/mo – max $6,448/mo with over 14 years’ experience
O-4 Navy Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander Pay Starting pay $4,508/mo – max $7,527/mo with over 18 years’ experience
O-5 Navy Commander Commander Pay Starting pay $5,225/mo – max $8,876/mo with over 22 years’ experience
O-6 Navy Captain Captain Pay Starting pay $6,267/mo – max $11,095/mo with over 30 years’ experience
O-7 Navy Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half Pay Starting pay $8,264/mo – max $12,348/mo with over 30 years’ experience
O-8 Navy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Pay Starting pay $9,946/mo – max $14,339/mo with over 34 years’ experience
O-9 Navy Vice Admiral Vice Admiral Pay Starting pay $14,057/mo – max $17,437/mo with over 38 years’ experience
O-10 Navy Admiral Admiral Pay Starting pay $16,072/mo – max $19,763/mo with over 38 years’ experience
O-11 Navy Fleet Admiral Fleet Admiral Pay N/A

Top 10 Best Military Forces in the Middle East (2020)

Are you aware of the best military forces in the Middle East? The most powerful military forces in the Middle East are some of the finest on earth. In this article, we will intimate you on the strongest Defence forces in that region of the world.


The Middle East is composed of mainly Arabic speaking countries concentrated around the same region in Asia, some Parts of Africa, precisely North Africa, and Israel.

Over the years, the military might of some of the countries which stem from that region has grown considerably from strength to strength and this has made some armies more powerful than the others in the region.

For some time now, The Middle East and North Africa have been seen as a volatile region globally, this is so because of the violence that goes on in that region, and due to this instability, the Institute for Economics and Peace ranks it the most violent region in its annual Global Peace Index.

It is not surprising though that the Middle East is ranked the most violent region on earth since the civil wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, the insurgency in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the Israeli-Palestinian clashes, and the tensions in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

When ranking the military might of countries, money is not the only thing taken into cognisance. Other factors such as the quality and quantity of weaponry and training are also very important points to note. Important also are the number of soldiers, naval staff and Air force personnel that can be called upon during the case of an emergency.

The defence forces of any country require their land power, sea power and air power to be very strong and these three work in tandem to defend their sovereignty as well as their territorial waters and borders.

Apart from money, arsenal and military personnel, The Global Firepower (GFP) index weighs up more than 50 other factors, which includes not just the quantity of weapons alone but the range of these weapons, the abilities of the local defence industry, etc. in order to come up with its rankings of the most effective defence forces in the world.

The Global Firepower Index uses lower scores to grade the best militaries on earth. Theoretically, a perfect score of 0.0000 is the best ever, and since no country has attained that, the closest any country comes to that score is the United States, which tops the rankings with a score of 0.0857.

Inside the Middle East, Mauritania is by far the least strongest military by some distance, with a score of 4.2664 which is the fourth worst out of the 130 countries ranked globally.

Further up the rankings, but still not high enough to make the cut for the regional top ten despite huge investments in recent years, is Qatar, with a score of 1.8943. Also missing out from the best defence forces in the Middle East is Jordan, whose armed forces have often been thought of as among the most capable in the region. It is ranked at 13 in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, with a score of 1.2024.

With that explained, below are the Top 10 Finest Defence Forces in the Middle East in 2020, in their pecking order.

Top 10 Strongest and Most Powerful Military Forces in the Middle East

-1. Turkey

Active personnel: 355,800

2017 budget: $8bn

Turkey is ranked by Global Firepower as the best in the MENA region with a score of 0.2491. The country’s military is very strong and active and it also has important overseas military ties with Qatar and Somalia, basing troops in both countries.

Turkey is not only the most powerful defence force in the MENA region, but the eighth strongest in the world, just ahead of Germany and one place below Japan.

-2. Egypt

Active personnel: 438,500

2017 budget: $2.7bn

Egypt are currently ranked second in the Middle East and the country in the midst of an equipment recapitalization programme, with new fighter aircraft, attack helicopters and surface-to-air missiles all being bought in.

Global Firepower ranks Egypt with a score of 0.2676, which makes it not only the second best military force in the MENA region but tenth strongest in the world, ahead of the likes of Italy and Pakistan.

-3. Israel

Active personnel: 176,500

2017 budget: $18.5bn

Third on the list is the State of Israel. With numerous hostile neighbours around this country, Israel has always moved to make sure that they are two steps ahead of their enemies in making sure that they are well strengthened to face and possibly defeat anything they come up against in battle.

The Israel Defence Forces are the best equipped, best trained and most capable of any in the region according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, IISS, this is due to the massive support being offered by their close ally, the United States.

Israel’s Global Firepower Index score in 2018 is 0.3476, thus making it rank third on this list and the sixteenth best military force in the world.

-4. Iran

Active personnel: 523,000

2017 budget: $16bn

Iran’s military is the largest in the region in terms of the number of active personnel. There are 350,000 military personnel in the army, 18,000 in the navy, 30,000 serving in the air force and a further 125,000 in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC).

Iran’s Global Firepower Index score of 0.3933 puts it ahead of any of its immediate neighbours.

-5. Saudi Arabia

Active personnel: 227,000

2017 budget: $76.7bn

Saudi Arabia has a Global Firepower Index score of 0.4302 and this puts it rightly in fifth position of the best military in the region despite having more money than any of the other countries in the region to spend.

The massive input of money into the Saudi military has made it the best equipped armed forces in the region, second only to Israel in the best equipped category.

-6. Algeria

Active personnel: 130,000

2017 budget: $10bn

Algeria has the best equipped defence forces in North Africa and this is due to its backing from Russia and China. The Global Firepower Index score for Algeria’s military is 0.4366, making it the sixth best in the MENA region and the twenty-third best in the world.

-7. Syria

Active personnel: 142,500

2017 budget: unknown

According to the International Institute of Strategic Studies, IISS, Syria’s active military personnel currently include the some 105,000 serving members in the army, but the army is short of personnel, leading to increased efforts at conscription, which many do their best to avoid.

Allied militias fighting alongside conventional forces have played an important role in helping to strengthen the military of Syria. Much is not known of the 2017 budget of Syria’s military and the Global Firepower Index index score of 0.7603 makes Syria the seventh strongest military force in the Middle East.

-8. Morocco

Active personnel: 195,000

2017 budget: $3.5bn

Morocco has the fifth largest armed forces in the region, with an active personnel of 195,000 in the military. Her Global Firepower Index score stands at 0.8702, leaving the country eighth on this list.

-9. Iraq

Active personnel: 64,000

2017 budget: $19.3bn

Iraq has the second highest known budget of any country in the region, a very long way behind Saudi Arabia in terms of military budget. With a military personnel of 64,000, just a thousand less than that of the United Arab Emirates on this list, they have been helped greatly by assistance from the United States and other Western powers, as well as military advice from Iran’s Al Quds brigade. Iraq’s Global Firepower Index score stands at 0.8961.

-10. United Arab Emirates

Active personnel: 63,000

2017 budget: unknown

The United Arab Emirates has the smallest defence force in terms of military personnel on this list and with a Global Firepower Index score of 0.9087, the UAE ranks 10th on this list but is well ahead of the likes of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

They UAE defence forces have gained valuable front-line experience in Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen in recent years and the country’s special forces impressed many observers with their amphibious assault to capture the Yemeni port city of Aden in October 2015.

Her military budget is unknown.

10 Strongest Navies in Africa Today (2020)

The navy like the air force and army is another armed wing of the military of any sovereign state, whose aim is to protect and defend the territorial waters from threats or foreign invasion.


It is no surprise that these powerful African countries that have the strongest naval fleets and weapons are considered the most influential when it comes to certain key decisions regarding the continent.

Monies allocated to these countries defense budget runs into millions of dollars as they boost the strength of their fleet especially when there is need for upgrade of armory.

In an attempt to rank the top navies in Africa, we used the ranking system of the Canadian Navy that was developed as a benchmark for all naval forces in the world.

In a report by Leadmark strategy, these are the criteria to access how strong a country’s navy is:

Rank 1: Major Global Force Projection Navy (Complete) – This is a navy capable of carrying out all the military roles of naval forces on a global scale. It possesses the full range of carrier and amphibious capabilities, sea control forces, and nuclear attack and ballistic missile submarines, and all in sufficient numbers to undertake major operations independently. E.g., United States.

Rank 2: Major Global Force Projection Navy (Partial) – These are navies that possess most if not all of the force projection capabilities of a “complete” global navy, but only in sufficient numbers to undertake one major “out of area” operation. E.g., Britain, France.

Rank 3: Medium Global Force Projection Navy – These are navies that may not possess the full range of capabilities, but have a credible capacity in certain of them and consistently demonstrate a determination to exercise them at some distance from home waters, in cooperation with other Force Projection Navies. E.g., Canada, Netherlands, Australia.

Rank 4: Medium Regional Force Projection Navy – These are navies possessing the ability to project force into the adjoining ocean basin. While they may have the capacity to exercise these further afield, for whatever reason, they do not do so on a regular basis.

Rank 5: Adjacent Force Projection Navies – These are navies that have some ability to project force well offshore, but are not capable of carrying out high-level naval operations over oceanic distances.

Rank 6: Offshore Territorial Defence Navies – These are navies that have relatively high levels of capability in defensive (and constabulary) operations up to about 200 miles from their shores, having the sustainability offered by frigate or large corvette vessels and (or) a capable submarine force.

Rank 7: Inshore Territorial Defence Navies – These are navies that have primarily inshore territorial defence capabilities, making them capable of coastal combat rather than constabulary duties alone. This implies a force comprising missile-armed fast-attack craft, short-range aviation and a limited submarine force.

Rank 8: Constabulary Navies – These are significant fleets that are not intended to fight, but to act purely in a constabulary role.

Rank 9: Token Navies – These are navies that have some minimal capability, but this often consists of little more than a formal organisational structure and a few coastal craft. These states, the world’s smallest and weakest, cannot aspire to anything but the most limited constabulary functions.

With the above ranking system, you might guess the number where influential countries with like Nigeria, Libya, Egypt, South Africa will fall under since the major function of the navy is to ensure that there is peace and stability at the riverine area and seaports of any country.

So, which country has the best navy in Africa?

We made our research and came up with the list of top 10 countries with the most powerful naval forces in Africa.

-1. Egyptian Navy

They are the biggest and strongest Navy in Africa with over 20,000 active men and approximately 16,000 reserved men. It was founded as early as 1800.

Its military equipment is categorized as one of the strongest with naval fleet which consist of mistral-class amphibious assault ship, type 209/1400 mod class submarine, type 033 Romeo class submarine etc. This makes the Egyptian navy one of the most equipped navy in Africa.

Its command headquarter is located at Alexandria. Its uniform consist of multiple colors such as blue, red, white and black.

Over the years, Egyptian Naval force has tested its strengths by been engaged in so many wars, among them was the battle of the Delta against the Sea Peoples; First and second Egyptian-Ottoman War in 1831 and 1839 respectively etc.

-2. Algerian Navy

Ranked as 2nd most powerful navy in the continent, the Algerian Navy was founded in 1516 and it is the oldest navy in Africa. Its headquarter is located in L’amiraute.

It’s also one of the largest navy in terms of size with an active men of approximately 17,000 personnel.

Some of its equipment include 80 vessels, 30 helicopters and numerous boats for constant patrol and quick military response.

-3. Nigerian Navy

Currently ranked the 3rd strongest navy in Africa, the Nigerian navy was founded in 1958 and has since been engaged in different wars which among them was the civil war, Boko Haram insurgency and the militants of the Niger-delta, etc.

Nigeria is one of the most influential countries in Africa with its military budget placed on a high. It has more than 16,000 active officers while its reserve men is approximately 2000.

It’s often empowered by the federal government by providing sophisticated arms and ammunition which include 3 amphibians tank, 3 frigates, 2 offshore patrol vessel, 4 patrol cutters among others.

The Nigerian navy is one of the most respected navies in the world due to its prestige and organization.

-4. Moroccan Navy

Moroccan Navy existence can be traced back to the 11th century but it was modernized on the 1st of October 1960.

It may not be as huge as others in number but it is rich in military experience. Research has it that they are the most equipped naval force in Africa with more than 89 vessels, 17 boats among others.

The Moroccan navy is ranked fourth and it’s made up of 8000 active men and 500 reserve men. It ensures that there is optimal security and defence of the international waterway in the country.

-5. South African Navy

South Africa Navy was modernized in 1962. Its headquarter is located at Saldanha bay, Simon’s town, Durban.

Its made up of 7,702 active men while it reserve men are 1,000. Its uniform color is green and white. The officers of the SA navy are strong and have also been engaged in some sea battles, especially sea pirate attacks.

-6. Somalian Navy

This military outfit was established in 1965 and is presently ranked 6th strongest naval force in Africa.

The Somalian navy is also one of the biggest when it comes to numbers of active officers. Its uniform colour is blue Gold. It can boast of 2 missile boats and some perfect vessels.

-7. Tanzanian Navy

According to Wikipedia, the Tanzania Naval Command is the naval branch of the Tanzanian Armed Forces. It was established in 1971 with assistance from China.

Just like the rest on this list, the Tanzanian navy is another strong navy that found its way into this list not because of its size but due to the number of sophisticated arms and ammunition it acquires/possess.

Its arms and ammunitions include 4 Hunchuan class Torpedo, 2 Ngunguri class vessel, 2 Shanghai II(two) patrol craft etc.

Their headquarters is located at Kigamboni, Dar es salaam. It was engaged in operation democracy war.

-8. Libyan Navy

It was founded in 1962 with Tripoli as its headquarter. The Libyan Navy was supposed to be the country in Africa with the strongest navy in terms of weapons but due to the crisis rocking the country, they are ranked 8th on the list.

The Libyan Navy is a fairly typical small navy with a few missile frigates, corvettes and patrol boats to defend the coastline, but with a very limited self-defence capability. The Navy has always been the smallest of Libya’s services and has always been dependent on foreign sources for equipment, spare parts, and training.

Libya’s Navy first tasted military action in an encounter with the United States Sixth Fleet in October 1986 in the Action in the Gulf of Sidra (1986), when one missile boat and a corvette were destroyed, and other ships were damaged by A-6s. Unusually, some of these attacks were performed, successfully, with CBUs like the Mk.20 Rockeye designed as an anti-tank weapon.

Currently, they have 3000 active able-bodied men and 500 reserve. To know more about their naval strength see here.

-9. Kenya Navy

The Kenya navy is ranked 9th best navy in Africa. Created in 1964 with its headquarter located at Nairobi, they were engaged in operation Linda Nchi war that started on the 16th October, 2011 and ended on the 13th may 2012 in Somalia.

The ranks in the Kenyan navy does not follow the traditional naval ranks as it is more with the ground forces kind of ranks:

Its officer ranks include:

  • Second Lieutenant (Midshipman)
  • Lieutenant (Sub-Lieutenant)
  • Captain (First Lieutenant)
  • Major (Lieutenant Commander)
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Commander)
  • Colonel (Captain)
  • Brigadier (Commodore)
  • Major General (Rear-Admiral)
  • Lieutenant-General (Vice Admiral)
  • General (Admiral)

It equipment include weapons such as P3134KNS Harambee II missile boats, current vessels, various fleets and survey ships.

-10. Ghanaian Navy

The Ghanian navy was founded on 29th of October 1959. They are the 10th best navy in the African continent.

The Ghana Navy (GN) is the naval warfare organizational military branch of the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF) controlled by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Its equipment include chamsur class Patrol boat, Balsam class patrol ship, Snake class patrol vessel, German built FPB 57 class patrol ship, Six new speedboats with complete accessories from Ghana Red Cross to facilitate its rescue mission in the country.

NOTE: This list of best navy in Africa is based on these countries past and current achievements; Quality of arms and ammunition they possess, numbers of active men and finally, how respected and organized they are.

References: Wikipedia and Defenceweb

10 Strongest Military in Africa (2020): See Nigeria’s Current Position

China or the US might be the strongest military in the world because of the number of personnel she possesses, WMD’s, armory, tanks, fighter jet, e.t.c. But what countries in Africa have the highest military strength? This is what this post will seek to address.

Strongest militaries in Africa

The Global Fire Power ranking (GFP) measures countries’ military might each year and gives a power index number when comparing them to other countries.

Below is the latest ranking of 10 countries with the most powerful military force in Africa in 2020.

Top 10 Most Powerful Militaries in Africa 2020

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, Libya’s defense budget is estimated at $3 billion and ranked 10th strongest military in Africa.

The Libyan National Army comprises of the ground forces, the air force and the navy. It was after the first Libyan civil war in 2011 that these armed bodies were formed.

After defeating the might of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, the Libyan army Supply depots and bases were damaged during the civil war, this called for rebuilding the country’s damaged military infrastructure.

Yousef Mangoush was appointed the first Chief of Staff and the force was deployed to Kufra to intervene in a tribal conflict among its citizenry. In terms of equipment, we know that they are formidable and have ballistics in their barracks.

9. Angola military

Angola has an active military comprising of 107,000 active front-line personnel, 140 tanks and 270 aircraft and 3,039,089 people that are fit for  service.

It is said that Angola has one of the largest air forces in Africa and that is why it is ranked the 9th best military in Africa.

The weapons of the Angolan armed forces are mostly Russian, Soviet and ex-Warsaw pact hardware. In fact, a chunk of its equipment were gotten in the 80s and 90s when most African nations were at civil war as there was hostilities with neighboring countries.

Some infantry weapons listed include: Rifles in service with Army include the AK-47, AKM, FN FAL, G3 Assault Rifle, SKS and IMI Tavor, Pistols include the Makarov pistol, Stechkin automatic pistol and the Tokarev TT pistol. Sub-machine guns include the Škorpion vz. 61, Star Z-45, Uzi and the FBP sub-machine gun, Anti-Tank weapons include the RPG-7, 9K111 Fagot (650 ordered in 1987), 40 RM-70 multiple rocket launchers, etc.

8. Tunisia military

With a budget estimated at $550,000,000, Tunisia has 350 tanks and 139 aircraft with an active military personnel of 35,800 which ranked Tunisia, 8th country in Africa with the strongest military.

The Tunisian armed forces had an army of 40,500 personnel dully equipped with close to 84 main battle tanks and 48 light tanks. As for the Air Force, there are about 4,000 personnel, 27 combat aircraft and 43 helicopters.

The navy is slight higher as personnel are numbered to be 4,800 operating a total number of  25 patrol boats and 6 other craft.

7. Morocco armed forces

Morocco has a large land mass with its population pegged at 32,649,130. Its active personnel in the military is 195,800 with a defense budget of $3.4 billion.

Morocco has 1,348 tanks and 323 aircraft in its arsenal. Morocco is ranked 7th strongest military in Africa 2018.

6. Kenya armed forces

Kenya’s defense budget is estimated at $595 million with 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.

5. Nigerian armed forces

Nigeria military is ranked 5th position on this list of African countries with the highest military strength this 2020 but due to political instability, corruption and lack of latest equipment for its military, it still ranked 5th strongest country in Africa with military strength of 1,400 armored vehicles, 360 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal.

Nigeria’s air force boasts of nearly 300 aircraft and 25 high-powered naval vessels with defense budget estimated to be $2.33 billion. Nigeria is ranked fifth best military in Africa.

4. South Africa military

South Africa’s defense budget is estimated at $4.96 billion. South Africa has 191 tanks, 213 aircraft, and a total naval strength of 30.

Its aircraft and naval vessels are well-equipped with the latest technology.

The nation also have 62,082 active personnel and a reserve of 17,000. South Africa’s army is ranked 4th most powerful military in Africa 2020.

3. Ethiopian military

Ethiopia military strength is noticeable in her yearly defense budget of $340 million which ranks her third strongest military on the African continent.

With an arsenal that consists of 560 tanks and 81 aircraft, Ethiopia has an active personnel of 138,000 ground forces and a further 3,000 air force personnel.

2. Algerian military

Algerian military has an active front-line personnel of 120,000. They are one of the most equipped military in Africa with about 1,500 armored fighting vehicles at its disposal.

Algeria is among the African countries with the best military power. The nation’s defense budget is estimated at $10.57 billion.

1. Egyptian armed forces

Egypt is the strongest and most powerful nation in Africa. Egyptian military is the strongest among other countries in Africa because of the size of its armed forces.

Egypt has 4,767 tanks and 1,100 aircraft. Its total naval strength is 237. Egyptian soldiers are well-equipped and well-trained, but are inferior to Israeli soldiers in terms of weaponry and training.

As of 2011, the Egyptian Armed forces have more than 438,500 active personnel, in addition to 800,000 personnel available in reserve and over 400,000 paramilitary personnel making it one of the largest armies in the world. it also has the largest defense budgets in the world estimated at $7.85 billion.

Top 30 African Countries Ranked By Their Military Strength (2020)

According to Global Fire Power, they ranked various African countries using 50 factors to determine how strong and powerful their military might is. The power index score (PwrIndx) provides an avenue for small and more technologically-advanced nations to compete together to know who has the most equipped armed forces.

While we don’t doubt our listings above, we provide GBF ranking of top 30 most powerful African countries with military strength of a world power this 2020.

  1. Egyptian military PwrIndx: 0.2081
  2. Algerian military force PwrIndx: 0.4659
  3. South African Army PwrIndx: 0.5405
  4. Nigerian military PwrIndx: 0.7007
  5. Ethiopian Army PwrIndx: 0.7361
  6. Morocco Airforce PwrIndx: 0.8244
  7. Angolan Military PwrIndx: 0.8379
  8. Sudan Forces PwrIndx: 1.0051
  9. Democratic Republic of the Congo Army PwrIndx: 1.0631
  10. Zambian Armed Forces PwrIndx: 1.3035
  11. Tunisian Forces PwrIndx: 1.3322
  12. Libyan Army PwrIndx: 1.3696
  13. Zimbabwe Air force PwrIndx: 1.3906
  14. Kenyan Air force PwrIndx: 1.4177
  15. Ugandan Navy PwrIndx: 1.5802
  16. Chad Armed Forces PwrIndx: 1.6041
  17. Tanzanian Army PwrIndx: 1.7109
  18. Malian Military PwrIndx: 1.7172
  19. Cameroon’s Military PwrIndx: 1.8242
  20. Ivory Coast Armed Forces PwrIndx: 1.8514
  21. Burkina Faso Military PwrIndx: 1.9009
  22. Ghanaian Navy PwrIndx: 1.9231
  23. Mozambique Navy PwrIndx: 1.9287
  24. Botswana Military PwrIndx: 2.0582
  25. South Sudan Air Force PwrIndx: 2.1281
  26. Niger Army PwrIndx: 2.1631
  27. Republic of the Congo Military PwrIndx: 2.4035
  28. Madagascar Armed Forces PwrIndx: 2.6168
  29. Namibian Navy PwrIndx: 2.6519
  30. Gabon Navy PwrIndx: 2.7173