LibyaTotal Military Force
1 Elite Brigade
10 Tank Battalions
10 Mechanized Infantry Battalions
18 Infantry Battalions
4 Surface to Surface Brigades
22 Artillery Battalions
7 Air Defence Battalions
Bases: Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk, Khums, Derna, Zuwurah, Misonhah
Air Force (23,000)
Flying Hours: 85
Forces Abroad and Foreign Forces
Central African Republic: 300
At one time some observers classified Libya among the most dangerous countries from the standpoint of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. But in recent years concerns about Libyan nuclear ambitions have faded, though apprehensions about Libyan chemical weapons efforts remained very much alive. Libya was no position to obtain access to nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future, given the extremely limited domestic technical base of the country.
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* All figures in US dollars.
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