Military of the Comoros

The Comorian Armed Forces (French: Armée nationale de développement; lit.'Army of National Development') 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.[1]

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

Equipment inventoryEdit

 
Comoran Defense Force soldiers show off hand-to-hand combat skills

AircraftEdit

Note: The last comprehensive aircraft inventory list was from Aviation Week & Space Technology in 2007.

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Transport
Cessna 402 United States Transport 1[3]
L-410 Turbolet Czech Republic Transport 1[4]
Aérospatiale Corvette France VIP transport 1[4]
Helicopters
Mil Mi-14 Russia Utility/Transport Mi-14PZh 2[4]
Eurocopter AS350 France Utility 1[4]
Trainer aircraft
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Italy Trainer/Patrol 5[5] Utilized for paramilitary operations

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://foreignlegion.info/units/foreign-legion-detachment-in-mayotte/
  2. ^ "[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.
  3. ^ "World Air Forces 2004 pg. 52". flightglobal.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Arms Transfers Database". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  5. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.