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Nigerian Army Equipment

Modernization

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 80 71 79 62 62 62 100 150 200 200
Active - IISS 80 71 79 62 62 62 62
Active - Other 80 67
Reserve 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Equipment Source Inventory
Armor 312 376 376 376 376 376 376 376 376 376
Medium / Main Battle Tanks 172 236 236 236 236 236 236 236 236 236
105mm MBT Mk.3 UK 72 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136 136
100mm T-54 / -551 USSR 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Light Tanks ( > 20 tons) 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140
76mm Scorpion UK 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 140
Armored Personnel Carriers 310 380 380 397 444 444 444 444 444 444
Tracked 300 300 300 317 317 317 317 317 317 317
12.7mm 4K-7FA2 AU 300 300 300 250 250 250 250 250 250 250
7.62mm MT-LB POL -- -- -- 67 67 67 67 67 67 67
Wheeled 10 80 80 80 127 127 127 127 127 127
30mm BTR-3U UKR -- -- -- -- 47 47 47 47 47 47
12.7mm Piranha3 SWI -- 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
7.62mm Saracen UK 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Light AFVs 255 402 402 342 542 542 542 542 542 542
90mm EE-9 Cascavel BRA -- 75 75 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
90mm AML-90 FRA 60 60 60 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
76mm Saladin UK 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
60mm AML-60 FRA 120 120 120 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
30mm Fox UK 55 55 55 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
12.7mm Cobra TU -- -- -- -- 200 200 200 200 200 200
12.7mm VBL FRA -- 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72
Artillery, Self-Propelled 25 38 38 38 49 49 49 49 49 49
155mm Palmaria ITA 25 38 38 38 49 49 49 49 49 49
Artillery, Towed 424 428 428 428 109 109 109 109 109 109
155mm FH-77B1 SWE 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
130mm M82 ROM -- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
122mm D-74 USSR 90 90 90 90 -- -- -- -- -- --
122mm D-30 USSR 110 110 110 110 31 31 31 31 31 31
105mm Model 56 ITA 200 200 200 200 50 50 50 50 50 50
Artillery, Rocket 10 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
122mm APR-40 ROM -- 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
122mm BM-21 USSR 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+ 90+
40mm Bofors L/60 SWE + + + + + + + + + +
23mm ZSU-23-4 USSR 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
23mm ZU-23 USSR + + + + + + + + + +
20mm U/I SWE? 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
Recoilless + + + + + + + + + +
106mm M40A1 US + + + + + + + + + +
84mm Carl Gustav SWE + + + + + + + + + +
Anti-Tank Missiles 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Swingfire UK 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Anti-Aircraft Missiles 164 164 164 164 164 164 164 164 164 164
Roland 2 FRA 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Blowpipe UK 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48
SA-7 USSR 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

    1 - These systems were reported to be in storage by 1995.

    2 - This total includes some number of subvariants, such as mortar carrier, command post, armored ambulance, and armored recovery vehicle variants.

    3 - Total includes 6x6 and 8x8 Piranha variants.




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