The five most powerful air forces in Africa you should know

Mildred Europa Taylor Jul 16, 2020 at 04:00pm

July 16, 2020 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

July 16, 2020 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Moroccan Air Force Mirage F1 Light Fighters. Credit: Military Watch

Military spending is growing around the world in the midst of wars and conflicts. And almost every military action taken in response to these disturbances sees airpower playing a major role apart from the services of the army, navy and marine corps.

The air force, the military organization of a country, is primarily responsible for the conduct of aerial warfare. Usually the prime instrument of a nation’s airpower, air forces often consist of a combination of fighters, bombers, helicopters, transport planes and other aircraft.

In recent times, some African countries have been investing hugely in their air forces in terms of “high-end weaponry” and “highly professional training” due to the needs of war, among other reasons.

Military Watch, which provides analysis into military affairs across the world, has made “an assessment of the five African states with the most modern and potent aerial warfare capabilities and their most prominent assets.” Here they are:

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