Niger’s Armed Forces are facing many security threats, notably Islamic terrorism in the Sahara, and instability across the borders in Mali, Libya and Nigeria. As a result, the military is geared to countering terrorism, arms smuggling and other security issues. Over the last few years it has received new hardware to achieve these goals, such as combat and surveillance aircraft and armoured personnel carriers. Much of this has been donated by countries like China and the United States. Click here to find out more about Niger’s military.