Nigeria Military Stats


  • Air force > Combat aircraft: Number of fighter aircrafts (fixed wing aircrafts with combat capability).
  • Army > Main battle tanks: Number of main battle tanks.
  • Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths.
  • Budget: Annual defense budget in billion USD.
  • Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Navy > Aircraft carriers: Number of aircraft carriers.
  • Navy > Corvette warships: Number of corvettes.
  • Navy > Frigates: Number of frigates.
  • Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
Air force > Combat aircraft 33 2014 43th out of 62
Army > Main battle tanks 938 2014 13th out of 57
Battle-related deaths > Number of people 324 2011 14th out of 31
Budget 0.73 US$ BN 2014 36th out of 58
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.5% 2006 61st out of 100
Global Peace Index 2.69 2013 15th out of 162
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 2013 10th out of 225
Military branches Nigerian Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force 2013
Military expenditures 0.9% of GDP 2012 57th out of 70
Military service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription 2012
Navy > Aircraft carriers 0.0 2014 58th out of 70
Navy > Corvette warships 2 2014 24th out of 45
Navy > Frigates 3 2014 23th out of 46
Paramilitary personnel 82,000 2014 16th out of 147
Service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary military service 2007

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by level of military equipment (List); Uppsala Conflict Data Program, http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/UCDP/.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/indexes/global-peace-index, Global Rankings. Vision of Humanity.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel (The list)


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