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Mauritania Military Strength

Mauritania Military Strength

OVERVIEW
MANPOWER
AIRPOWER
LAND STRENGTH
NAVAL STRENGTH
MISCELLANEOUS
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OVERVIEW: Mauritania



For 2019, the nation of Mauritania is ranked 129 (of 137) out of the countries currently considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx rating of 2.7626 (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: 3,840,429
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Available Manpower: 1,555,374 (40.5%)
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Fit-For-Service: 1,082,540 (28.2%)
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Reaching Military Age Annually: 73,613 (1.9%)
Total Military Personnel: 16,000 (est.) (0.4%)
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Active Personnel: 16,000 (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 Mauritania
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Total Aircraft Strength: 26 (ranked 96 of 137)
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Fighters: 0 (0.0%) (ranked 137 of 137)
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Attack: 2 (7.7%) (ranked 73 of 137)
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Transports: 4 (15.4%) (ranked 50 of 137)
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Trainers: 9 (34.6%) (ranked 73 of 137)
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Total Helicopter Strength: 4 (15.4%) (ranked 87 of 137)
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Attack Helicopters: 0 (0.0%) (ranked 137 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 Mauritania
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Combat Tanks: 35 (ranked 95 of 137)
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Armored Fighting Vehicles: 95 (ranked 116 of 137)
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Self-Propelled Artillery: 0 (ranked 137 of 137)
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TOWED ARTILLERY: 224 (ranked 44 of 137)
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Rocket Projectors: 0 (ranked 137 of 137)
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Total Naval Assets: 5*
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Aircraft Carriers: 0
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Frigates: 0
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Destroyers: 0
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Corvettes: 0
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Submarines: 0
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Patrol Vessels: 4
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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: 4,000 bbl/dy
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Oil Consumption: 13,000 bbl/dy
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Proven Oil Reserves: 20,000,000 bbl
LOGISTICS
For the GFP ranking, Logistics values include personnel, industry, and services related to war production.
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Labor Force: 1,437,000
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Merchant Marine Strength: 6
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Major Ports / Hubs / Terminals: 2
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Roadway Coverage: 10,628 km
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Railway Coverage: 728 km
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Usable Airports: 30
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: $39,140,500
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External Debt: $4,150,000,000
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Reservses of Foreign Exchange / Gold: $875,000,000
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Purchasing Power Parity (PPP): $24,705,000,000
GEOGRAPHY
Geography considerations can factor decisively into both offensive- and defensive-mind campaigns.
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Square Land Area: 1,030,700 km
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Coastline Coverage: 754 km
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Shared Borders: 5,002 km
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Usable Waterways: 0 km