An Army can perform various type of warfare in a different location with sufficient modern military equipment and funding to increase the certainty of total victory.
Every country has an Army or a Land Force meant to defend the territory in case of any threat both foreign and domestic. A nation’s army is the land-based military branch which conducts warfare on land.
A Land-army may also possess aerial platforms if it has an army aviation branch. In most African countries, the army usually has the highest personnel numerically and bears the ultimate burden of territorial defense. It is usually supported by the nation’s Air Force and Navy.
A standard army should be disciplined and professional when conducting warfare.
Due to the ever-present global economic crunch, many nations lack the wherewithal to properly equip its Army with standard warfighting equipment.
African military is faced with a unique challenge which is how to balance between equipping for counter insurgency and preparing for conventional warfare.
Over the years, conventional battles between African nations have all but ceased and the most recent being the Sudan-South Sudan Heglig Crises of 2012. Instead, asymmetrical and unconventional warfare between nations and non-state actors have taken the limelight.
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1 Egyptian Army
If you are a defense of military enthusiast and live in Africa, you must have come across the million dollar question. “Who is the Best, strongest or most powerful military in Africa?” Without mincing words and wasting your precious time, The Egyptian Army ranks number 1 in Africa.
Although it still uses conscript which serve for between 12 and 36 months and at the age of between 18 and 30, but the conscripts are very professional and highly trained with most of them having attained various university degrees.
The Egyptian Army assembles its own M1 Abrams main battle tank which was developed and currently in use by the United States Army. An Infantry force of 320000 personnel, It has a total of 1700 MBTs of different designs which is by far greater than all the tanks found in different African regions combined.
Personnel: 450,000 Active
Tanks: 4,110 UNITS (M1 Abrams (1130), T-90 (500), T-80 (34), T-62 (500), T-55 (3400, RAMSES II (425), M60 Patton (1716)
IFV: 4,000 UNITS (EIFV (1200), SIFV (800), YPR-765 PRI (1030), BMP-1 (220))
APC: 6000 UNITS (M113 (2447), BTR-50 (250), OT-62 TOPAS (250), Pegaso BMR-600 (250), PTS-M (350), K-61 (180), Walid MK II (650), OT-64 SCOT, BTR-60 (200), BTR-152 (175), RG-32 Scout (180), HMMWV (4000+), Fahd (635), Nimr, Shepa, Tiger kader-120 (650), Tiger kader-320 (820), BTR-40 (230), Cadilac Cage Commando (300), BRDM-2 (300), Panthera, Hotspur HUSSARD (110)
MRAP: 3,949 UNITS
(Caiman, RG-33, International MaxxPro, Casspir
Artillery: 3,300 Units
[ M-110 (144), M-111, M-109 (621), M-120 (120), M-125 (350), 2B14 Podnos (750), M-1938 (100), M-1943 (160), M-224 (1800), M-252 (1750), Helwan M-69, Helman UK-2 (600), Helman 60 mm (24500), M-30 (530), M-240 (24), M-1944 (200), M-43 (240), 2B11 Sani (300), M-992, S-23 (24), GH-52 (400), D-20 (150), ML-20 (100), M-46 (420), D-30 (724), D-74, A-19 (50), BS-3, T-122, T-100, ISU-152, SU-100]
Rockets: 72 units
Scud (72 launchers/300 missiles)
Frog-7 (18 launchers/288 missiles)
Sakr-80 (60 launchers/360 missiles)
VAP-80 (250 Launchers)
K-136 Kooryong (36 launchers)
BM-24 (48 units)
Type 63 (250 launchers)
Defense Budget: $4.3billion USD (2017)