Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Defense Ministry of Algeria asks $10.3 billion budget to increase military power of the country

Algeria's powerful armed forces, which operate Africa's largest defense budget, are seeking a 14 percent hike in defense spending as they awaits delivery of two German A200 frigates and 19 Russian T-90 tanks. The Defense Ministry of Algeria has requested a $10.3 billion budget for 2013 that reflects the country's military modernization drive and the widening security challenges it faces.
The military power of Algerian armed forces is around 127,000 active personnel and 150,000 reserve.

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