Sudanese Armed Forces

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF; Arabic: القوات المسلحة السودانية, romanized: Al-Quwwat al-Musallaha as-Sudaniyah) are the military forces of the Republic of the Sudan. In 2011, IISS estimated the regular forces' numbers at 109,300 personnel,[7] while in 2016–2017, the Rapid Support Forces had 40,000 members participating in the Yemeni Civil War (of which 10,000 returned to Sudan by October 2019).[4]

Sudanese Armed Forces
القوات المسلحة السودانية
Insignia of the Sudanese Armed Forces
Founded1956 (1925 as Sudan Defence Force)
Service branchesSudanese Land Forces
 Sudanese Navy
(including Marines)[1]
 Sudanese Air Force
Republican Guard
Rapid Support Forces[2]
HeadquartersKhartoum
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefAbdel Fattah al-Burhan
Minister of DefenceYassin Ibrahim Yassin
Chief of StaffMuhammad Othman al-Hussein
Personnel
Military age18
Active personnel
Reserve personnel85,000
Expenditures
Budget$4 Billion (2001 est.)
Percent of GDP3.0% (2005 est.)
Industry
Domestic suppliersMilitary Industry Corporation
Foreign suppliers Russia
 China
 Iran[5]
 North Korea
 Saudi Arabia
 Iraq
 Azerbaijan[6]
 Morocco
 Belarus
 United Arab Emirates
 Pakistan
 United Kingdom
 Jordan
 Turkey
 Ukraine
Related articles
HistoryMilitary history of Sudan
RanksMilitary ranks of Sudan

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