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Madagascar

National Flag: Madagascar f3ed2c24e9a4c402726d6f53cf3025f39ce6a855443f592732192b22906773fd

Sub Region: Eastern Africa

Official Armed Forces Name: Madagascar People's Armed Forces


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 587,041.0 37
Population  
Population 22,434,363 53
Labor Force 12,150,000 41
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 9,740 105
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 35,437 101
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 434 109
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 1,580 108
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 780 99
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 14,000 79
Paramilitary Personnel 14,000 49
Military Reservists 0 78
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 58 110
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 211 109
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 4,142 105
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 15,073 102
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 34,476 82
Railway Length (km) 854 85
Number of Airports 83 51
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.510 89
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 0 82
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 12,000 98
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 0 82
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 1 70
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 28 105
Land Power 131 101
Air Power 46 106
Sea Power 85 80
Transport Power 251 102
Total War Potential 79 95

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Madagascar Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Madagascar Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Madagascar Army
Marine Corps Madagascar Marine Corps
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Madagascar Air Force
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Madagascar Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Madagascar Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Madagascar Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 0 87
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 52
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 56
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 40
Light Tanks 12 28
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 73 51
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 0 75
Armoured Personnel Carriers 30 92
Self-propelled Howitzers 0 65
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 60
Self-propelled Mortar Carriers 0 27
Anti-tank Missile Carriers 0 30
Self-propelled Anti-tank Guns 0 8
Self-propelled Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 2
Self-propelled Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 11
Self-propelled Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 9
Self-propelled Short Range SAM Launchers 0 40
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 0 34
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 17 81
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 8 90
Recoilless Guns 0 33
Towed Anti-tank Guns 0 17
Towed Anti-ballistic Missile SAM Launchers 0 3
Towed Long Range SAM Launchers (Limited ABM) 0 17
Towed Medium Range SAM Launchers 0 22
Towed Short Range SAM Launchers 0 10
Towed Anti-aircraft Guns 70 37
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 19 93
Total Fighter Aircraft 0 74
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 60
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 40
1st and 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 21
Ground Attack Aircraft 0 26
Strategic Bombers 0 5
Anti-submarine and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 0 23
Heavy Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 18
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 0 35
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 10 39
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 5 24
Trainer Aircraft 0 70
Total Helicopters 4 84
Attack Helicopters 0 43
Non-Attack Helicopters 4 86
Combat Support Aircraft 0 30
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 2,170 81
Total Ships 8 61
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 0 18
Corvettes 0 16
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 0 7
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 0 11
Landing Crafts 1 35
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 7 45
Total Submarines 0 20
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 0 15
Coastal and Midget Submarines 0 5

Satellites

Category Quantity International Ranking
Communications 0 9
Navigation/Positioning/Time 0 5
Meteorology/Oceanography 0 2
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance 0 8
Electronic Intelligence/Signal Intelligence 0 4
Space Surveillance 0 3
Early Warning 0 3

Coast Guard Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Large Patrol Ships 0 12
Medium Patrol Ships 0 15
Small Patrol Ships 5 42
Fixed Wing Aircraft 0 13
Helicopters 0 14

Ice Breakers

Category Quantity International Ranking
Quantity 0 8


Database sources: The Military Balance 2017, wikipedia.com, CIA World Factbook, as well as other online sources.