A Global Firepower (GFP) ranking of African countries’ military power places Nigeria as the fourth country with the most powerful military in Africa.
According to the GFP index that has just been released, out of 30 African countries, Egypt tops the chart as the most powerful country in Africa in military power and 12th out of 126 countries in the world. This is followed by Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.
Egypt has the manpower, equipment which covers the air, land, naval power and the petroleum to sustain its army among other factors.
The GFP ranking makes use of over 40 factors to determine each nation’s Power Index (“PwrIndx”) score. From this score, the finalized ranking is generated.
The factors are set within an algorithm which attempts to provide a fair canvas that allows smaller, yet technologically advanced powers to compete with larger, lesser developed ones. Additionally, various bonuses and penalties are added for final refinement.
The GFP rankings attempt to present an unbiased ranking and realistic outlook on the conventional military firepower and strength of a given country for a given year. Their system focuses on the diversity of weapons systems and provides bonuses and penalties for things like nuclear arms, diversity of force structures, and alliances (like NATO).
The most powerful military in the world is the United States, followed by Russia, China, India and the UK. US has been the world’s strongest military since 1945.
Below is the full GFP database list;
- South Africa
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Sudan
- Ivory Coast
- Republic of the Congo
- Central African Republic