The Egyptian armed forces- Press photo from the Facebook page of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense.
CAIRO - 20 January 2022: Egypt ranked first among the most powerful armed forces in the Middle East on the list of PowerIndex (PwrIndx)’s 2022 review.
The index reviews the countries in terms of 50 individual factors, with certain categories “ranging from military might and financials to logistical capability and geography.”
Egypt is followed by Turkey and Iran, which come in the second and third positions in the Middle East, respectively, the index says, adding that Egypt is ranked number 12 out of 140 countries, globally.
Last year, the annual review of Global Firepower ranked Egypt's military strength 13th globally for the year 2021 out of 139 "countries considered" compared to ninth out of 138 states in 2020.