Military of Egypt

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The Egyptian military, among the largest in the region, includes an Army, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Command. The armed forces inventory includes equipment from the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the former Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China. Equipment from the former Soviet Union is being progressively replaced by more modern American, French, and British equipment, a significant portion of which is built under license in Egypt. To bolster stability and moderation in the region, Egypt has provided military assistance and training to a number of African and Arab states. Egypt remains a strong military and strategic partner of NATO. Egypt is the strongest military power in Africa, and the second largest in the Middle East, after Israel. (Source Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies' annual Middle East Strategic Balance)

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 18,164,353 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 11,766,949 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 704,373 (2000 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $4.04 billion (FY99/00)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 4.1% (FY99/00)

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