The latest statistics published by the international Global Firepower website, which specializes in military affairs, indicate that Egypt continues to lead in the number of warplanes owned, while Saudi Arabia ranks ahead of Israel.
According to the site’s 2023 rankings, which highlights the top ten air forces in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Egypt ranks first with 1,069 various warplanes, ahead of Turkiye, which follows with 1,065 various warplanes, while Saudi Arabia ranks third with 897.
Israel came fourth with 601 various warplanes, the United Arab Emirates fifth with 565, Algeria sixth with 547 and Iran seventh with 541.
Coming in eighth is the Syrian military with 453 various aircraft, Iraq ranks ninth with 361 and Jordan tenth with 256.
The website published the statistics of the naval forces a few days ago, with Egypt also ranking first among the naval forces in the region, followed by Turkiye, then Kuwait.
According to statistics, the Egyptian fleet includes 245 naval units, two Mistral helicopter carriers (one named Cleopatra), 13 frigates, seven corvettes, eight submarines, 48 patrol vessels and 23 naval mine-sweepers.
Turkiye came in second with 145 naval vessels: 16 frigates, nine corvettes, 12 submarines, 34 patrol vessels and 11 naval minesweepers.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point Military News 2023.