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Video: Egypt Joins 10 Most Powerful Militaries In The World 2020
Published in Daily News Egypt on 21 - 02 - 2020

Egypt joined the 10 Most Powerful Militaries globally, after moving up three ranks to become the 9th out of 138 countries in 2020, reported Global Firepower's Military Strength Ranking.
The 10 Most Powerful Militaries In The World in 2020, include the United States on top, followed by Russia, and China in the second and third places consecutively.
The Global Firepower ranking utilises over 50 individual factors to determine a given nation's Power Index score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. However, it excludes nuclear capabilities.
India came in fourth place globally and second in Asia, followed by Japan, and South Korea. In regard to European powers, France came in seventh place, and as the top European military, followed by the United Kingdom in eighth place.
The 10th place was secured by the Brazilian military, which dominated the South American continent in terms of military powers.
For 2020, Egypt dominated the Middle East in terms of military strength, followed by Turkey which retreated 4 positions compared to 2019 and became the 13th power globally. Iran ranked 14th and Saudi Arabia 17th and Israel came in 18th.
In Africa, the second strongest military after Egypt was Algeria, which secured 28th place, followed by South Africa in 31st, Nigeria in the 44th , Morocco in 56th, Angola 57th, and Ethiopia in 59th place.
Egyptian Armed Forces dominated the Middle East in terms of military strength, followed by Turkey which retreated 4 positions compared to 2019 and became the 13th power globally. Iran ranked 14th and Saudi Arabia 17th and Israel came in 18th.
Global Firepower ranking assesses the diversity of weapons held by each country and pays particular attention to the manpower available. The geography, logistical capacity, available natural resources, and the status of local industry are also taken into account. Global Firepower ranking below utilizes over 50 individual factors to determine a given nation's PowerIndex (‘PwrIndx') score with categories ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography. Egypt holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.1872 (0.0000 considered ‘perfect').


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