About Sudan People's Armed Forces

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The Sudanese Armed Forces numbers, according to 2007 IISS estimates, 104,800 members supported by 17,500 paramilitary personnel. It comprises Land Forces, a Navy, an Air Force, and the Popular Defence Force. It has also formed Joint Integrated Units with its rebel enemies the Sudan People's Liberation Army. The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) operate under the authority of the People's Armed Forces Act 1986. In 2004, the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress estimated that the Popular Defence Force, the military wing of the National Islamic Front, consists of 10,000 active members, with 85,000 reserves. It has been deployed alongside regular army units against various rebel groups. Sudan now receives most of its military equipment from the People's Republic of China and Russia. Sudan has a weapons production company called the Military Industry Corporation, which can produce ammunition, machine guns, and mortars. Production of artillery, rockets, armoured vehicles, Unmanned aerial vehicles, tanks and even light planes is claimed.
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