Military of the Comoros
|Comorian Armed Forces|
Armée nationale de développement
Comorian Coat of Arms
|Service branches||Comorian Army|
|Foreign suppliers||Mainly France Russia|
|Ranks||Military ranks of Comoros|
The Comorian Armed Forces (French Armée nationale de développement) consist of a small standing army and a 500-member police force, as well as a 500-member defense force. A defense treaty with France provides naval resources for protection of territorial waters, training of Comorian military personnel, and air surveillance. France maintains a small troop presence in the Comoros at government request. France maintains a small maritime base and a Foreign Legion Detachment (DLEM) on Mayotte.
- FN FAL Battle Rifle
- AK-47 Assault Rifle
- Type 81 Assault Rifle
- NSV HMG
- RPG-7 Anti-Tank Weapon
- Mitsubishi L200 Pickup Trucks
The Comorian Air force was formed in 1976 with french help. The air force is now limited to transport and liaison. Its primary equipment is the SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 with five operational. patrol duties are undertaken by two Mil Mi-14s.
NOTE: Last available information was in 2007 from Aviation Week & Space Technology, so the current status on the Air Arm is unknown.
|Eurocopter Ecureuil||France||utility helicopter||AS 350B||1|
|Let L-410 Turbolet||Czech Republic||transport||L-410UVP||2|
|Mil Mi-14 Haze||Russia||SAR||Mi-14Pzh||1|
In addition to the CSF, the Police Force operates a further 6 aircraft fleet available for paramilitary duties.
|Aermacchi SF.260||Italy||Patrol||SF 260C
|5||Some sold to Zimbabwe|
|Cessna 402||United States||utility||1|
- "[原创]久经考验的好枪！81式枪族在海外[已拜读]". tiexue.net. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
- "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
- "Arms Transfers Database". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
- "World Air Forces 2004 pg. 52". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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