The Egypt military`s
inventory has equipment from countries like France, The
United Kingdom, Brazil, the People`s Republic of China, the
United States and the ex-Soviet Union. The equipment of the
ex-Soviets was replaced step by step by modern equipment
from UK, France and US.
An important part of this
equipment is made under the Egypt`s license, like the M1A1
Abrams tank that makes from Egypt the country that owns the
most of the MBT`s (from the last generation) in the area.
More, Egypt is on the second place, after Syria, in the top
of the countries that own MBT`s from the older generations.
The Egypt`s Armed Forces are
the biggest from the continent of Africa and one of the
biggest in the world. The Egyptian Armed Force consists of
the Egyptian Navy, Egyptian Air Defense Command, the
Egyptian Army and the Egyptian Air Force.
The Ministry of Interior controls an
important paramilitary force of Egypt.
force is called the Central Security Forces and has about
The Egyptian government has the Border
Security Forces, of 20,000 members and the National Guard,
of 60, 000 members which are under the Ministry of Defense
`s control. Egypt offered military training and assistance
to many countries from Africa and from the Arab world in
order to keep moderation and stability in the area.
not a member of NATO but is a strong strategic and military
partner being also a participant in the Mediterranean
Dialogue forum of NATO.
The Egypt military is one of
the strongest from the area, giving Egypt the military
supremacy in the region, a supremacy that has Israel as
Not only Egypt is the
strongest military force in Africa but it also the unique
country from the Arab world that has a two spy satellites.
The Egyptian Paramilitary Forces has a
number of about 435,000 members and includes: the Coast
Guard which has 5,000 members and has as responsibility the
public installations` onshore protection and the coastal
waters` patrol in order to prevent the possible smuggling.
The inventory of the Coast Guard has 35 big patrol craft
(they have between 20 and 30 meters length) and 20 Bertram
class coastal patrols that were made in US. The National
Guard: have about 60,000 members and is under the Ministry
Of Defense` s control.
It is used mostly at parades and
ceremonials and has the role of defending the capital and
the presidential institution. The Central Security Forces
has about 350,000 members and is under the Ministry of the
Interior`s control. The Central Security Forces is the
country` s law enforcement authority. The Border Guard
Forces have about 25,000 members and is under the Ministry
of Defense`s control. The most of the members are Bedouins
who are responsible for the drug interdiction, smuggling`s
prevention, general peacekeeping and border surveillance. In
the late 80s the Border Guard was equipped with motorboats
of high-speed, night-vision binoculars, communication
vehicles and remote sensors. ames of the two partners` parents, the names of the
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