The Defense and Security Council is placed directly under the President, and it has sweeping powers to include not only defense matters but also political and economic issues that have defense or security related implications.
The totale active manpower for the Sudanese Armed Forces is around 64,000 personnel. There is also a Para-military force with 2,500 border guards and 500 national guards.
The Land Forces of Sudanese Army is 60,000 soldiers with the structure:
- 6 Regional Commands - 1 Armoured division HQ - 1 Republican Guard
- 2 armoured brigades - 2 infantry brigades - 1 parachute brigade
- 3 artillery regiments - 5 air defense brigades - 1 SAM battalion
- 1 engineer battalion - 1 ranger company - 1 Special Forces Unit