Algeria's defence budget is the highest in Africa. Algeria's defence expenditure is estimated to be US$10,304M (6% of its GDP). Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the third-highest worldwide.
Algeria has the second-largest military force in Africa. With a 467,200-strong military, Algeria has a per-capita ratio of 11.2 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its total military consists of 130,000 active personnel, 150,000 reserve personnel and 187,200 from paramilitary forces.
Algeria's battle tank force is the second-largest in Africa. On land, Algeria has a mobile force of 1,195 tanks. For aerial defence, Algeria has an air force of 120 military aircrafts and 77 attack helicopters.Algeria's naval fleet is the second-largest in Africa. Algeria has a naval fleet of 18 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 5 frigates and 6 corvettes.