Military of the Comoros

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Comorian Armed Forces
Armée nationale de développement
Seal of the Comoros.svg
Comorian Coat of Arms
Service branchesComorian Army
Commander-in-chiefAzali Assoumani
Foreign suppliersMainly  France  Russia
Related articles
RanksMilitary 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.

Equipment inventory[edit]


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.

The Roundel
Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
Eurocopter Ecureuil France utility helicopter AS 350B 1[3]
Let L-410 Turbolet Czech Republic transport L-410UVP 2[3]
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.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[2] Notes
Aermacchi SF.260 Italy Patrol SF 260C

SF 260W

5[2] Some sold to Zimbabwe
Cessna 402 United States utility 1[4]


  1. ^ "[原创]久经考验的好枪!81式枪族在海外[已拜读]". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ a b c "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Arms Transfers Database". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "World Air Forces 2004 pg. 52". Retrieved 12 March 2019.