Beginning in terms of world rankings, the Sudanese army is ranked 77th in the world, while its Ethiopian counterpart is ranked 60th out of 140 countries in the list of the most powerful armies in the world, for the year 2021.
number of planes
The Sudanese army owns 190 different warplanes, compared to 92 warplanes of its Ethiopian counterpart.
Fighter and attack aircraft
The Sudanese Air Force has 45 fighters and 38 attack aircraft, a big difference over its Ethiopian counterpart, which has only 24 combat aircraft.
Cargo and training aircraft
The Sudanese Air Force owns 22 military cargo aircraft, in addition to 12 training aircraft, while its Ethiopian counterpart owns 9 military cargo aircraft and 26 training aircraft.
The Sudanese Air Force has 73 military helicopters, of which 43 are attack helicopters, compared to 33 military helicopters, of which only 8 are attack helicopters with the Ethiopian army.
Number of airports
Sudan also excels in this aspect by owning 74 serviceable airports, compared to 57 serviceable airports in Ethiopia.
The difference is also very large in this aspect in favor of Sudan, as the defense budget of its army reaches 4 billion dollars, compared to only 520 million dollars in the Ethiopian defense budget.
We note here that the level of technological development and modernity play a major role in determining the capabilities of armies, not just the number.