Algeria’s Air Force is described as second to none in Africa, with a fleet entirely comprised of fourth-generation combat aircraft. The backbone of the fleet is comprised of approximately 45 Su-30MKA heavyweight fighters, with the Su-30 being supported by four small tactical squadrons of medium weight MiG-29S fighters, says Military Watch. The aircraft are all equipped with state of the art weaponry including R-27ER and R-77 long-range air to air missiles. Algeria also has Africa’s largest fleet of dedicated strike fighters with 36 Su-24M jets in service. It further deploys squadron of 15 MiG-25PDS Foxbat interceptors. The MiG-25 is the heaviest combat jet in Africa and the fastest in the world.