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Libya Military Strength

Still reeling from the fallout of civil war born from the Arab Spring, Libya remains an unsettled, rebuilding African nation.

Libya Military Strength

Still reeling from the fallout of civil war born from the Arab Spring, Libya remains an unsettled, rebuilding African nation.

OVERVIEW
MANPOWER
AIRPOWER
LAND STRENGTH
NAVAL STRENGTH
MISCELLANEOUS
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OVERVIEW: Libya



For 2019, the nation of Libya is ranked 77 (of 137) out of the countries currently considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx rating of 1.2349 (0.0000 being perfect).
Each nation detailed on GlobalFirepower.com is assessed on individual and collective values. These values are processed through an in-house formula to generate the PwrIndx (PowerIndex) score which is used to establish the finalized GFP rankings for the current year. Keep in mind that some values are estimated when official numbers are not readily available/unattainable. Otherwise official/semi-official values are used whenever possible. Content ©2006- www.GlobalFirepower.com.
MANPOWER
Values related to a nation's complete population and as it relates to theoretical available fighting strength. Wars, particularly those with high attrition, traditionally favor higher manpower.
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Total Population: 6,754,507
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Available Manpower: 3,552,871 (52.6%)
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Fit-For-Service: 3,044,810 (45.1%)
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Reaching Military Age Annually: 118,748 (1.8%)
Total Military Personnel: 30,000 (est.) (0.4%)
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Active Personnel: 30,000 (0.4%)
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Reserve Personnel: 0 (0.0%)
AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft Strength value includes both fixed- and rotary-wing systems from all branches of service (UAVs are not included in this total). Attack values cover both multirole and purpose-built light-attack types (and so some fighters also fall into the Attack total). Transports value includes only fixed-wing tactical/strategic aircraft. UAVs are currently being excluded from the total.

External Link: Aircraft throughout the military history of Libya
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Total Aircraft Strength: 118 (ranked 66 of 137)
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Fighters: 20 (16.9%) (ranked 52 of 137)
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Attack: 20 (16.9%) (ranked 57 of 137)
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Transports: 5 (4.2%) (ranked 49 of 137)
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Trainers: 63 (53.4%) (ranked 42 of 137)
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Total Helicopter Strength: 27 (22.9%) (ranked 68 of 137)
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Attack Helicopters: 7 (5.9%) (ranked 37 of 137)
LAND STRENGTH
Combat Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), light tanks, and tank destroyers (no distinction is made between tracked and wheeled types). Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV) value includes APCs, IFVs, MRAPs, and Armored Cars. Rocket Projectors only include self-propelled forms.

External Link: Armor and Artillery throughout the military history of Libya
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Combat Tanks: 300 (ranked 54 of 137)
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Armored Fighting Vehicles: 530 (ranked 77 of 137)
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Self-Propelled Artillery: 40 (ranked 52 of 137)
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TOWED ARTILLERY: 115 (ranked 66 of 137)
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Rocket Projectors: 75 (ranked 38 of 137)
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Total Naval Assets: 5*
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Aircraft Carriers: 0
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Frigates: 1
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Destroyers: 0
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Corvettes: 0
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Submarines: 0
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Patrol Vessels: 0
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Mine Warfare: 0




PETROLEUM RESOURCES:
Petroleum remains the lifeblood of war. As such it is weighed into the GFP ranking through the figures below. Values are shown as BBL/DY (Barrels Per Day).
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Oil Production: 897,100 bbl/dy
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Oil Consumption: 250,000 bbl/dy
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Proven Oil Reserves: 48,360,000,000 bbl
LOGISTICS
For the GFP ranking, Logistics values include personnel, industry, and services related to war production.
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Labor Force: 1,114,000
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Merchant Marine Strength: 98
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Major Ports / Hubs / Terminals: 5
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Roadway Coverage: 100,024 km
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Railway Coverage: 2,757 km
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Usable Airports: 146
FINANCIALS:
The GFP ranking takes into account a nation's financial health on the world stage. All values presented in USD ($).
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Defense Budget: $3,000,000,000
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External Debt: $3,020,000,000
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Reservses of Foreign Exchange / Gold: $74,710,000,000
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Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): $65,000,000,000
GEOGRAPHY
Geography considerations can factor decisively into both offensive- and defensive-mind campaigns.
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Square Land Area: 1,759,540 km
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Coastline Coverage: 1,770 km
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Shared Borders: 4,339 km
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Usable Waterways: 0 km