Thursday, May 4, 2023

Relative Strength of Sudan Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces

 The Washington Post published on 3 May 2023 an article titled "Sudan's Warring Generals Closely Matched Ahead of Latest Ceasefire" by Katharine Houreld and Hafiz Haroun.  

The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are fairly evenly matched military organizations.  The SAF has an estimated 134,000 personnel, including the air force and navy, while the RSF has about 100,000.  The RSF has more recent combat experience in Yemen.  Both the SAF and RSF have in-country access to the manufacture of military equipment and ammunition.