African Powerful Military Countries – #3 South Africa
African Powerful Military Countries – South Africa
South Africa Military Strength
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.
|Fit for Service||14,093,327|
|Reaching Military Age Annually||964,139|
|Active Frontline Personnel||88,565|
|Active Reserve Personnel||17,100|
Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyer, eirthe wheeled or tracked. Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).
|Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs)||2,265|
|Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs)||43|
|Multiple – Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs)||50|
Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.
|Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft||17|
Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated “helicopter carrier” vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.
|Total Naval Strength||30|
|Coastal Defense Craft||9|
Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force as well as local economy.
|Oil Production||192,000 bbl/day|
|Oil Consumption||591,000 bbl/day|
|Proven Oil Reserves||15,000,000 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.
|Merchant Marine Strength||3|
|Major Ports and Terminals||5|
FINANCIAL (in USD)
Regardless of military strength in numbers, war is still driven by financing as much as any one leader or weapon.
|Reserves of Foreign Exchange and Gold||$48,460,000,000|
|Purchasing Power Parity||$595,700,000,000|
GEOGRAPHY (in KM)
Geographical values primary figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).
|Square Land Area||1,219,090 km|
|Shared Border||5,244 km|
Source:[Global Fire Power]