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
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