Sudanese Armed Forces

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Sudanese Armed Forces
القوات المسلحة السودانية
Insignia of the Sudanese Armed Forces
Founded1956 (1925 as Sudan Defence Force)
Service branches Sudanese Army
 Sudanese Navy
 Sudanese Air Force
Republican Guard
Supreme CommanderTransitional Sovereignty Council
Commander-in-ChiefGeneral Abdul Fattah al-Burhan[1]
Minister of DefenceYassin Ibrahim Yassin
Chief of StaffMuhammad Othman al-Hussein
Military age18
Active personnel
Reserve personnel85,000
Budget$2.47 Billion (2017 est.)
Percent of GDP1.0% (2017 est.)
Domestic suppliersMilitary Industry Corporation
Foreign suppliers Belarus
 Czech Republic
 North Korea[source?]
Related articles
HistoryMilitary history of Sudan
RanksMilitary ranks of Sudan

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF; Arabic: القوات المسلحة السودانية, romanized: Al-Quwwat al-Musallaha as-Sudaniyah) are the military forces of the Republic of the Sudan. It was established in 1925, and units of the forces participated in World War II.[4] It has a combat doctrine based on defending the homeland, preserving its sovereignty and national unity, and a strict military discipline system. It carries out civilian tasks, namely providing aid during natural disasters and maintaining security in the event of turbulent security situations. The minimum age for military service is 18 years. It has fought battles for more than 50 years in the First and Second Sudanese civil war in South Sudan from August 1955 until 2005, which ended with the signing of the Naivasha Peace Agreement.

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  1. Hoffmann, Anette (November 2021). "Military coup betrays Sudan's revolution: Scenarios to regain the path towards full civilian rule" (PDF). Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael. Retrieved 22 March 2023. commander-in-chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and chair of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Lt. General Abdul-Fattah al-Burhan
  2. IISS 2007, p. 293.
  3. "Iran-Sudan rapprochement threatens to deepen deadly civil war". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  4. "The Sudan Defence Force". The Melik Society.