In 1956, Morocco gained independence from France and became a constitutional monarchy. It later established a bicameral legislature, and maintains de facto administrative control of the Western Sahara desert. It has unresolved border issues with Algeria as well as with Spain. Internally, during the so-called “Arab Spring,” the government was the target of protests; the King responded with the passage of a new constitution. Morocco held elections in November 2012, with the Islamist Justice and Development Party winning the largest number of seats.

  • Population
  • Fit for Service
  • Military EXHD
    4.8% of GDP
  • GDP
    $97.53 Billion

United Technologies Awarded $42 Million Provide F-16 Engine Support to Iraq and Morocco

United Technologies Corp. – Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $42,397,600 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for F100-PW-229 engine support. Contractor will provide install engines, spare engines, modules, integrated logistics support, quick reaction studies, over-and-above repair for government furnished property and technical data reports. Work will be performed at East Hartford, Connecticut, and is […]


Raytheon Awarded $7 Million to Provide AIM-9X Repairs to Oman, Turkey, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $7,183,247 for modification P00012 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028) to procure additional AIM-9X Sidewinder repairs for the Air Force, and Navy, and the governments of South Korea, Singapore, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, Oman, Netherlands, Australia, Kuwait, Morocco, Belgium, and Turkey under the Foreign Military […]


Moroccan M1 Tanks in Service

Morocco’s military has introduced into service the first of its recently acquired M1A1SA main battle tanks. At least two upgraded Abrams tanks were seen moving through Casablanca on 10 July. On 26 July the state-owned Medi1 television channel published images of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces accepting the first Abrams in a ceremony at the […]


Northrop Grumman Awarded $9 Million to Provide Laser Range Finders to Morocco

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Apopka, Florida, was awarded an $8,841,488 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract for a base quantity of 172 eyesafe laser range finders for the kingdom of Morocco, with an option for an additional 28 units. One bid was solicited with one received, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2018.  Fiscal […]


Harris Awarded $405 Million to Provide Radio Systems to Morocco

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $405,500,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Morocco), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINGARS) including ancillary items, spare parts, installation kits, training and fielding support services. One bid was solicited with one received, with an estimated completion date of April 21, 2021.  Funding […]


Harris Corp Awarded $20 Million to Provide Radios to Morocco, Kuwait, and Qatar

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $20,116,679 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar) contract for radios, spares, installation kits, and continental U.S. unit-level test equipment training.  One bid was solicited with one received. Work will be performed in Morocco, Kuwait, and Qatar, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 2, 2021.  Fiscal […]

Morocco Cutting Support for UN Western Sahara Force

The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara, to protest the U.N. secretary-general’s recent comments about the disputed territory. Morocco also threatened to withdraw its 2,300 troops from all U.N. peacekeeping operations. The unusual move is the latest step in an escalating dispute between Morocco […]


The Saudi-led Coalition Is Not Ready to Fight the Islamic State

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Saudi Arabia last week hoping to reassure nervous Gulf allies that American security commitments remain in force in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, the White House was hoping to encourage the Gulf states to play a more active role in the […]


An Edge in the Desert

Weapons are pouring into the Middle East at an unprecedented rate. The Pentagon recently announced that it would sell six tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Israel for $1.3 billion, American hardware (including Apache helicopters) is being rushed to the Iraqi government to help in its battle against al Qaeda, and Washington has also restored military aid to Egypt after a brief hiatus. But Uncle […]

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Active Armaments
On Order
Air Defense Systems 324* (0)

Aircraft 239* (28)

Artillery 507 (66)

Ground Vehicles 2,070* (334)

Guided Munitions 1,060* (0)

Personnel 348,500 (0)

Ships 39 (10)