Numerous military coups and Tuareg rebellions.
Niger sent 400 soldiers to Iraq during the 1991 U.S. led Operation Desert Storm.
Forecs Armees Nigeriennes (FAN)
Approximately 12,000 active duty personnel
C-130 transport aircraft (1)
Dornier Do 228 transport aircraft (1)
Dornier Do 28 transport aircraft (1)
Boeing 737 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
ULM Tetras reconnaissance? (4)?
Mi-24 attack helicopters (2)?
Mi-17 transport helicopters (2)
Panhard AML-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (125)
Panhard VBL armored personnel carriers (7)
Brandt mle 27/31 mortars
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
Browning M2HB machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
AKM assault rifles
M14 assault rifles
Uzi sub-machine guns