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Egypt Military Strength

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/26/2015

Internal instability continues to plague Egypt while it remains committed to fighting extremism within its borders.


The values showcased below are all considered for the final GFP ranking recognized as the "Power Index" (abbrv: "PwrIndx"). PwrIndx scores are judged on a perfect value of "0.0000" which is realistically unattainable due to the number of factors considered per country. Bonuses and penalties are added to each nation (as needed) while landlocked countries (ex: Austria) are not penalized for lack of a standing navy though they do suffer penalties for not maintaining a useful merchant marine force.

A total of 126 countries make up the GFP ranked list.

PwrIndx: 0.6214

Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.

 Total Population: 86,895,099
 Available Manpower: 41,157,220
 Fit for Service: 35,305,381
 Reaching Military Age Annually: 1,532,052]
 Active Frontline Personnel: 468,500
 Active Reserve Personnel: 800,000

Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

 Tanks: 4,624
 Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 13,949
 Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 889
 Towed-Artillery: 2,360
 Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 1,481

Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.

 Total Aircraft: 1,107
 Fighters/Interceptors: 398
 Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 413
 Transport Aircraft: 257
 Trainer Aircraft: 388
 Helicopters: 245
 Attack Helicopters: 36

Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.

 Total Naval Strength: 245
 Aircraft Carriers: 0
 Frigates: 9
 Destroyers: 0
 Corvettes: 6
 Submarines: 4
 Coastal Defense Craft: 124
 Mine Warfare: 19

Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force as well as local economy.

 Oil Production: 680,500 bbl/day
 Oil Consumption: 820,000 bbl/day]
 Proven Oil Reserves: 4,400,000,000 bbl/day

War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force reflects possible wartime industry strength.

 Labor Force: 27,690,000
 Merchant Marine Strength: 67]
 Major Ports and Terminals: 7
 Roadway Coverage: 65,050
 Railway Coverage: 5,083
 Serviceable Airports: 83

Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.

 Defense Budget: $4,400,000,000
 External Debt: $48,760,000,000
 Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold: $17,030,000,000
 Purchasing Power Parity: $551,400,000,000

 GEOGRAPHY (in km)
Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

 Square Land Area: 1,001,450 km
 Coastline: 2,450 km
 Shared Border: 2,612 km
 Waterways: 3,500 km

Partial Sources:, CIA World Factbook,, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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