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Algeria

National Flag: Algeria c3c5df6c857cf69614653df072c859c3c6199ecdd33ebc31881d0d4415c9e90e

Sub Region: Northern Africa

Official Armed Forces Name: Algerian People’s National Army


General Information

Category Quantity International Ranking
Geography  
Land Area (km2) 2,381,741.0 10
Population  
Population 39,500,000 33
Labor Force 11,450,000 45
Economy  
GDP Nominal (millions of USD) 168,318 52
GDP PPP (millions of USD) 604,014 34
GDP Nominal Per Capita (USD) 4,261 67
GDP PPP Per Capita (USD) 15,291 61
Financial Reserves (millions of USD) 115,000 19
Military Personnel  
Active Personnel 130,000 34
Paramilitary Personnel 130,000 9
Military Reservists 150,000 31
Military Spending  
Nominal Military Spending (millions of USD) 10,577 20
PPP Military Spending (millions of USD) 37,956 14
Nominal Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 81,361 33
PPP Military Spending Per Active Soldier (USD) 291,968 12
Infrastructure  
Roadway Length (km) 113,655 42
Railway Length (km) 3,973 43
Number of Airports 157 32
Human Development Index (HDI) 0.736 57
Oil  
Oil Production (bbl/day) 1,420,000 18
Oil Consumption (bbl/day) 390,000 36
Proven Oil Reserves (bbl) 12,200,000,000 15
Merchant Marine  
Merchant Marine Ship Quantity 38 48
Nuclear Warheads  
Nuclear Warhead Quantity 0 10
Calculated Military Scores  
Combined Force Projection 2,976 23
Land Power 13,444 16
Air Power 7,426 23
Sea Power 5,883 26
Transport Power 12,198 36
Total War Potential 1,132 53

Force Branches

Land Forces  
Air Defense Forces Algerian Air Defense Forces
Land Based Missile Force Algerian Land Based Missile Force
Main Army Algerian People's National Army
Special Forces Algerian Special Forces
Air Forces  
Main Air Force Algerian Air Force
Naval Aviation Algerian Naval Aviation
Sea Forces  
Coast Guard Algerian National Coast Guard
Ice Breaker Fleet Algerian National Ice Breaker Fleet
Main Navy Algerian National Navy

Military Assets

Category Quantity International Ranking
Total Main Battle Tanks 1,262 16
4th Generation Main Battle Tanks 0 2
3rd Generation Main Battle Tanks 367 14
2nd Generation Main Battle Tanks 625 13
1st Generation Main Battle Tanks 270 15
Light Tanks 0 33
Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 365 17
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicles 1,089 9
Armoured Personnel Carriers 650 31
Self-propelled Howitzers 224 20
Self-propelled Multiple Rocket Launchers 144 22
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 68 16
Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Guns 225 7
Self-propelled Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 13
Towed Howitzers 393 26
Towed Multiple Rocket Launchers 0 10
Towed Mortars 198 52
Recoilless Guns 180 20
Towed Anti-tank Guns 250 5
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 605 12
Towed Anti-aircraft Gun/SAM Hybrid Systems 0 1
Mobile Ballistic Missile Launchers 0 20
Silo Based Missiles 0 7
Total Aircraft 472 26
Total Fighter Aircraft 111 24
5th Generation Fighter Aircraft 0 7
4th Generation Fighter Aircraft 67 27
3rd Generation Fighter Aircraft 44 15
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 18 8
Medium Transport/Tanker Aircraft 17 18
Light Transport/Tanker Aircraft 32 21
Early Warning Aircraft 0 14
Military Passenger Aircraft 6 23
Trainer Aircraft 99 20
Total Helicopters 181 23
Attack Helicopters 37 18
Non-Attack Helicopters 144 26
Combat Support Aircraft 8 22
Total Navy Displacement (metric tons) 52,047 33
Total Ships 35 38
Aircraft Carriers 0 5
Battleship/Battlecruisers 0 2
Cruisers 0 4
Destroyers 0 12
Frigates 7 11
Corvettes 6 10
Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD/LHAs) 0 5
Landing Platform/Dock (LPDs) 1 6
Landing Ship/Dock (LSDs) 0 5
Tank Landing Ships (LST/LSMs) 3 8
Landing Crafts 0 36
Mine Warfare Ships 0 23
Patrol Ships 18 34
Total Submarines 4 16
Ballistic Missile Submarines 0 6
Nuclear Attack Submarines 0 7
Conventional Attack Submarines 4 11
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 55 18
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.