defenceWeb launches African Military profiles


defenceWeb is proud to announce the launch of a new portal providing detailed insight into militaries on the African continent. Our African Militaries section gives a comprehensive picture of the strength, composition and status of African armed forces.

Covering all branches of service as well as special forces, gendarmeries etc., our military profiles will soon provide complete, unmatched coverage of every African nation’s armed forces, including countries in North Africa.

Each military profile features a detail order of battle listing equipment in service; graphs and charts outlining the defence budget and spending over the last decade; a detailed overview of the condition of the military’s forces; a list of external, internal, regional, political and economic threats; and information on external deployments.

This new section adds unrivalled detail to defenceWeb and expands our already extensive portfolio of African defence and security information, which ranges from daily news and analysis to photo galleries, fact files, event calendars, book reviews and more.
defenceWeb’s African military analyses can be accessed here:

About defenceWeb ( is the largest aerospace, defence, security and maritime news and information source in Africa. The website was established in September 2008 to provide defence professionals as well as specialists interested in defence matters in Africa a consolidated source for news, information, research and insight. Our focus audience is the key opinion-former and decision-maker in Parliament, the executive, officialdom, the military, industry, academia, the media and the broader public.


Guy Martin

Acting Editor
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