The country with the second-highest defence budget in Africa is Egypt. The defence budget of Egypt is estimated at US$3,744M at around 1.20% of its GDP.
Egypt has the largest military force in Africa. With a 1,314,500-strong military, Egypt has a per-capita ratio of 13.2 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 438,500 active personnel (largest in Africa), 479,000 reserve personnel and 397,000 from paramilitary forces.
Egypt's battle tank force is the largest in Africa. On land, Egypt has a mobile force of 4,295 tanks. For aerial defence, Egypt has an air force of 569 military aircrafts and 132 attack helicopters.Egypt has the largest naval fleet in Africa. Egypt has a naval fleet of 22 vessels, including 8 non-nuclear submarines. Other offensive warships in the naval arsenal include 7 frigates and 7 corvettes.