Slovenian Ground Force

The Slovenian Ground Force is the primary component of Slovenian Armed Forces.

Slovenian Ground Forces
Slovenska vojska
Sign of Slovenian Army.svg
Emblem of the Slovenian army
Active1991–1993 (as the Slovene Territorial Defense Forces), 1993–present
TypeGround army
RoleDefending Slovene territory
Equipment56 MBTs, 380 IFVs and APCs, 240+ Artillery pieces
Engagements For engagements of the navy detachment see: Slovenian Navy
Commander in ChiefNataša Pirc Musar


The current Slovenian Armed Forces are descended from the Territorial Defense of the Republic of Slovenia (Teritorialna Obramba Republike Slovenije; TORS), which was formed in 1968 as a paramilitary complement to the regular army of the former Yugoslav within the territory of Slovenia. The main objectives of TORS were to support the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) and conduct guerrilla operations in the event of an invasion.[citation needed]

When Slovenia declared independence at the onset of the Yugoslav Wars in 1991, the TORS and the Slovenian police comprised the majority of forces engaging the Yugoslav People's Army during the Ten-Day War. The Slovenian Armed Forces were formally established in 1993 as a reorganization of the TORS.[citation needed]



A Slovene soldier with an FN F2000 assault rifle

Small armsEdit

Model Image Origin Type Caliber or cartridge Details
Pistol Rex Zero-1 S FDE     Slovenia Handgun 9X19mm Used by Slovenian special forces.[2]
Beretta 92FS     Italy Handgun 9×19mm Standard handgun of the Slovenian Army.[3]
SIG Sauer P226     Switzerland Handgun 9×19mm Used by officers and special forces.[4]
Submachine guns
Heckler & Koch MP5     Germany Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabelum Used by Slovenian Military Police and special units.[5]
Benelli M4     Italy Shotgun 12 gauge Semi-automatic shotgun
M59 PAP     Yugoslavia Carbine 7.62×39mm Used by Slovenian Ceremonial Honor Guard.
Assault rifles and battle rifles
Zastava M70     Yugoslavia Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Used by reserve soldiers.[6]
FN F2000 S     Belgium Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Standard issue rifle for the Slovenian Armed Forces. Will be replaced by FN SCAR.[7]
FN SCAR     Belgium Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Used by Slovenian Special forces (ESD).[8]
Heckler & Koch HK416     Germany Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Used by Rdeči Panterji.[9]
Machine guns
FN Minimi Para     Belgium Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Standard issue light machine gun.[10]
FN MAG     Belgium Medium machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Standard issue medium machine gun.[11]
M2HB     Belgium Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm NATO M2HB QCB variant manufactured by FN Herstal.[12]
Sniper rifle
Steyr SSG 69     Austria Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Bolt-action sniper rifle.[5]
Sako TRG     Finland Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO Bolt-action sniper rifle.[5]
PGM Ultima Ratio     France Sniper fifle 7.62×51mm NATO Sniper rifle.[13]
PGM Mini Hecate     France Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Medium sniper rifle.[14]
PGM Hécate II     France Sniper rifle 12.7×99mm NATO Heavy sniper rifle.[15]
Grenade launchers
Heckler & Koch GMG     Germany Automatic grenade launcher 40x53 mm [16]
GL1     Belgium Grenade launcher 40 mm caseless grenade [17]
Anti-tank warfare
Spike MR & LR     Israel Anti-tank guided missile 170mm
RGW 90     Germany Rocket-propelled grenade 90mm
Carl Gustav M4     Sweden Recoillesss rifle 84mm Recoilless anti tank weapon which will replace the RGW 90. Bought with different types of ammunition from high explosive anti tank to dual purpose.[citation needed]
Man-portable air-defense systems
Igla-S     Russia Man-portable air-defense system 72mm [18]


Model Image Origin Type Number Notes
TN90 155 mm towed     Israel Howitzer 18 [19][20]
MN 9 120 mm     Israel Mortar 50 [21][20]

Tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and armoured personnel carriersEdit

Model Image Origin Type Number Notes
M-84A4 Sniper     Yugoslavia
Main battle tank 54 13-20 in active use 34-41 in reserve status. All were upgraded to M-84A4 Sniper standard by 2008.[22][23]
Armoured personnel carriers
SKOV Svarun     Slovenia Armoured personnel carrier 30 30 vehicles delivered according to a Settlement Agreement with Patria.[24][22][25]
Valuk     Slovenia Armoured personnel carrier 85 85 vehicles in service. 19 of them in the 20th Infantry Regiment.[26][22][27]

Other vehiclesEdit

Model Image Origin Type Number Notes
Military trucks
MAN 15 TMILGL W A1     Germany Military truck The vehicle is intended for transport of material and technical assets (MTS), mainly ammunition and mines.[28]
HX 8x8 RMMV RHEINMETALL     Germany Transport and water trucks 40 Germany delivered 40 HX 8x8 RMMV RHEINMETALL transport vehicles, allowing Slovenia to deliver 28 M-55S to Ukraine.[29]
Mercedes-Benz Actros     Germany Military truck The vehicle is intended for transport of material and technical means (MTS) and personnel.[30]
Iveco T-series     Italy Military truck The vehicle is intended for transport of material and technical means (MTS) and personnel.[31][32][33][34]
Unimog     Germany Military truck 30 The vehicle is intended for transport of material and technical means (MTS) and special vehicle with superstructure. The vehicle is equipped with a roof lining, which allows infantry weapons to be installed.[35]
TAM 150 T11 B/BV     Yugoslavia Military truck The vehicle is intended for transport of material and technical means (MTS), also used as water/fuel tank vehicle, as decontamination vehicle and special vehicle with superstructure.[36]
TAM 110 T7 B/BV     Yugoslavia Military truck Mainly used for towing mortars.[37]
Armoured recovery vehicles
JVBT-55     Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle 7 [38]
VT-55     Czechoslovakia Armoured recovery vehicle 2 [22]
Armoured vehicle-launched bridges
MT-55     Czechoslovakia Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 4 [39]
Reconnaissance vehicles
Otokar Cobra     Turkey Reconnaissance vehicle 10 Nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle.[22][40]
Light multi-role vehicles
Oshkosh L-ATV     United States Light multi-role vehicle 38 (+84 more ordered + 7 will be donated from US) 91 vehicles on order to replace the Humvees. Deliveries to take place between 2023–2024. Will be armed with remote controlled 12.7mm HMG, some with 40mm AGL and Spike LR missiles.[41]
Humvee     United States Light multi-role vehicle 30 Will be gradually replaced by Oshkosh L-ATV.[citation needed] 20 units sent to Ukraine."Answering The Call: Heavy Weaponry Supplied To Ukraine". Oryx.
Cougar JERRV     United States MRAP 7 Used by EOD units.[42][43]
Military light utility vehicles
Mercedes-Benz G-Class     Germany Military light utility vehicle [44][27]
Achleitner MMV Survivor     Japan Military light utility vehicle 91 A modified Toyota Land Cruiser for military missions. Will be delivered at the end of 2018.[45]

Stored equipmentEdit

Former equipmentEdit

Slovenian 9M111 Fagot anti-tank guided missile


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