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

Raytheon Awarded $79 Million to Provide AIM-9X Missile Sustainment to Israel, Kuwait, Others

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded $78,723,292 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0028).  This modification provides for support and sustainment of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II tactical missiles in support of the Navy,  Air Force and the governments of Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia, […]

State Department Approves $108 Million Sale of TOW Missiles to Morocco

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Morocco for TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF), and related support. The estimated cost is $108 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016. The […]

Morocco Takes Delivery of M109A5 Howitzers

Morocco has taken delivery of a consignment of 155 mm M109A5 self-propelled howitzers, local media reported on 21 November. The reports were accompanied by photographs showing at least 12 M109s that had been unloaded at Casablanca’s port. The US Excess Defense Articles database shows that Morocco has requested 70 surplus M109A5 howitzers. […]

Harris Corp. Awarded $91 Million to Support Electronic Warfare System Sales to Morocco

Harris Corp., Clifton, New Jersey, has been awarded a $91,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for all functions required to support foreign military sales Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) customers’ production requirements. This contract provides for the production of the AN/ALQ-211(V)4/8/9 AIDEWS systems, software, and associated support equipment for Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program customers.  […]

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 […]

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 519* (64*)

Ground Vehicles 2,070* (334)

Guided Munitions 1,660* (1,200)

Personnel 348,500 (0)

Ships 39 (10)