Africa’s Most Powerful Militaries in 2016

Charles Ayitey May 18, 2016



5. South Africa: The South African Army has an available manpower of 26 million personnel and a total labor force of more than 20 million. The military boasts 50 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs) and armored fighting vehicles numbering over 2,000. In terms of the financial strength of the army, South Africa is documented to have a total of more than $4 billion in its defense budget.

Last Edited by:Charles Ayitey Updated: June 19, 2018


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