The powerfull army of egypt

CAIRO – 17 July 2020: Speaking about possible and apparently imminent military intervention in Libya at the Libyan people’s request, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday told Libyan tribal leaders that the Egyptian Army is the strongest in Africa and the region, but is a wise army that does not assail or invade territories.

The Egyptian army’s planned intervention in Libya has been justified by the presence of militias in the war-torn country, which allegedly threatens the national security of both Libya and its eastern neighbor, Egypt.

Photo compilation of some of the Egyptian Army’s capabilities – Courtesy of the Military Spokesman

Photo compilation of some of the Egyptian Army’s capabilities – Courtesy of the Military Spokesman

CAIRO – 17 July 2020: Speaking about possible and apparently imminent military intervention in Libya at the Libyan people’s request, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday told Libyan tribal leaders that the Egyptian Army is the strongest in Africa and the region, but is a wise army that does not assail or invade territories.

The Egyptian army’s planned intervention in Libya has been justified by the presence of militias in the war-torn country, which allegedly threatens the national security of both Libya and its eastern neighbor, Egypt.

As hundreds of people have been killed in continuous battles between the conflicting factions in Libya; the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Parliament in the east and the Government of National Accord led by Fayez Al-Sarraj and its forces in the west, Sisi in June announced an initiative calling for a ceasefire.

However, on Thursday, Sisi said one of the parties to the Libyan conflict (definitely referring to the Government of National Accord) fell under the control of a foreign power and lacked the political will to apply ceasefire. This foreign power (definitely referring to Turkey) used this faction for certain purposes in the region, regardless of the Libyan national interest, he added.

Concerning manpower, Egypt has more than 36 million fit-for-service personnel. Active personnel in the army amount to 440,000, while reserving personnel amount to 480,000, according to Global Fire Power’s 2020 military strength ranking.

In terms of airpower, Egypt has 215 fighters, 294 helicopters, and 81 attack helicopters.

EA2

The Egyptian army also has 4295 tanks, 11799 armored vehicles, 1139 self-propelled artillery, 2189 towed artillery and 1084 rocket projectors.

Concerning naval forces, Egypt has 45 patrols, 31 mine warfare, 8 submarines, 7 corvettes, 7 frigates, and 2 aircraft carriers.

The Egyptian army has advanced three places and ranked ninth out of 138 in the annual index of Global Firepower, exceeding many advanced armies including that of Turkey, Iran, and Israel.

According to the Power Index of the specialized military ranking website, Egypt holds a rating of 0.1872, Global Firepower reported, as 0.0000 is considered “perfect”. Egypt followed the US, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, France, and the UK in terms of the army’s strength.

Global Firepower considers 50 individual factors to assess the strength of each country’s army, which are all placed under the sectors of manpower, airpower, land forces, naval forces, natural resources, natural resources, logistics, financials, and geography.

The Egyptian army also has 4295 tanks, 11799 armored vehicles, 1139 self-propelled artillery, 2189 towed artillery and 1084 rocket projectors.

Concerning naval forces, Egypt has 45 patrols, 31 mine warfare, 8 submarines, 7 corvettes, 7 frigates, and 2 aircraft carriers.

The Egyptian army has advanced three places and ranked ninth out of 138 in the annual index of Global Firepower, exceeding many advanced armies including that of Turkey, Iran, and Israel.

According to the Power Index of the specialized military ranking website, Egypt holds a rating of 0.1872, Global Firepower reported, as 0.0000 is considered “perfect”. Egypt followed the US, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, France, and the UK in terms of the army’s strength.

Global Firepower considers 50 individual factors to assess the strength of each country’s army, which are all placed under the sectors of manpower, airpower, land forces, naval forces, natural resources, natural resources, logistics, financials, and geography.

In January, President Sisi inaugurated the Bernice Military Base in the south of the Red Sea. It consists of a land base, a naval base, and an air base.

It is the latest base in a series of Egyptian military bases, which goes the line with a plan to develop and modernize the Egyptian army.

Bernice base is the largest in Africa, with a port that can accommodate huge vessels and aircraft carriers, airports for military and passenger planes, and a port for commercial vessels

Earlier in July, the main branches of the Egyptian Armed Forces carried out the “Hasm 2020” maneuver on the Western strategic direction, including a training for the Air Force to face mercenaries of irregular armies and target their hotbeds, Tamer Al-Refaei, the military spokesman said in a statement.

Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki and Chief-of-staff of the Army Mohamed Farid attended the training. The maneuver has continued for many days.

During the training, a number of helicopters have raided and destroyed a hideout housing a number of mercenaries. Also, under the cover of artillery fire, acts of warfare have been carried out within the framework of the maneuver. Also, live ammunition was fired by military tanks.