Military of the Republic of the Congo

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The Armed Forces of the Republic of the Congo include an Army, the Congolese Air Force, and a Navy (est. 800). Paramilitary organisations include 2,000 Gendarmerie in 20 companies, and a Presidential Guard, possibly organised into a battalion. (IISS 2007, p.269)

Military manpower - military age: 20 years of age

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $110 million (FY93)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 3.8% (FY93)

Contents

Equipment

Tanks:

PT-76 - 3 ordered in 1971 from the Soviet Union and delivered in 1972 (the vehicles were second hand)

Type-62 - 8

T-34/85 -

Type 59 - 15

T55 - 25

Infantry fighting vehicles

Mamba APC

BTR-152

BTR-50

BTR-60 - 30

Self Propelled guns:

ZSU-23-4 - 8

BM-21 Grad - 6

Small Arms

AK-47

AKM

RPD Machine gun

PK Machine gun

Anti-Aircraft guns

37 mm automatic air defense gun M1939

57 mm AZP S-60

Aircraft Inventory

The Congo's 10 military aircraft, including 3 helicopters, are operated by the Air Force.

References

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