Thursday, May 30, 2013

World Military and Police Forces



World Military and Police Forces


Overview
This is a small project dedicated to information on military and police forces from every nation around the world. This information has been gathered from numerous sources, unfortunately some of the numbers will be inaccurate in regards to the amount of soldiers, types of aircraft in service, etc. Whenever possible I will only use pictures of a nations military personnel and equipment on that nations page. You will not see a Russian soldier with an M-16 on the United States page or a U.S. Marine Harrier on the Spain page.

I will attempt to back up this information with actual photos.

Constantly updated
As more information comes in to me certain numbers will change. If I find something inaccurate or questionable, I will add, delete or put question marks next to the data. New weapons are bought, old weapons are decommissioned, so this blog will be constantly updated.

These files were originally intended for my own personnel use. I decided to back up my files by putting everything on the internet.

More pictures and information will be added soon.



Click on the appropriate nation in the link below

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo
Costa Rica
Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe





Unrecognized States
Click on the appropriate link below. The information on breakaway and unrecognized nations will be near the bottom of the page.

Abkhazia
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Northern Cyprus
Somaliland
South Ossetia
Transnistria
Western Sahara




Can't find a particular nation, weapon system, intelligence agency, etc? Try typing in the name in the blogspot search box on this page. You may have to go further back to older posts.




You may also like to visit my other blogspot sites
Modern Guerrilla Warfare- Information on Guerrilla and Unconventional Warfare
Guerrillas in the Midst- Images and information on guerrilla organizations






Gabon


Gabon


Gabon
Capital: Libreville



French forces in Gabon.
The French 6e Bataillon d'Infanterie de Marine (6e BIMa) in Libreville

5,000 military personnel?

Air Force
Air bases at Chilbanga, Franceville and Libreville

Mirage F1 fighter aircraft (6)

Mirage V fighter aircraft (13)?
Alpha Jet trainer/light attack aircraft (6)
Reims F337 aircraft used in light attack role (4)
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor trainer aircraft (4)
Fouga Magister CM-170 trainer aircraft (4)
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (3)
CASA CN-235 transport aircraft (1)
ATR-42 transport aircraft (1)
Douglas DC-8 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft used for VIP transport (2)?
Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
EMB 110 Bandeirante used for transport (3)
EMB-111 used for maritime patrol. EMB-110 variant. Uses the AN/APS-128 MP radar (1)
Reims F404 aircraft (1)
Gulfstream II aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Gulfstream III aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Gulfstream IV aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
SA.316 Alouette III helicopters (3)
AS.350 Ecureuil helicopters (2)
AS.355 helicopter (1)
SA.332 Super Puma transport helicopter (1)
Bell 205 helicopter (1)
Bell 412 helicopter (1)
Bell 212 helicopter (1)

Matra R.530 Super air-to-air missiles
Matra R.550 Magic 2 air-to-air missiles
AS-30L air-to-ground missiles
HOT anti-tank guided missiles

AN/APS-128 MP radar used on board the EMB-111 aircraft.
AN/ALR-93 radar

Navy
Fast Attack Craft with MM-40 Exocet anti-ship missiles (1)
Fast Attack Craft with SS.12 missiles (1)
Patrol ships with French SS.12 missiles (2)
Swift Ship patrol boat (1)
Small Coastal Patrol Craft (4)
Landing Ship, BATRAL Class (1)
Landing Craft (1)

Army

V-150 armored personnel carriers (9)
EE-11 Urutu armored personnel carriers (12)
Pandur I 6x6 wheeled (22)
Pandur II 8x8 wheeled (20)
ERC-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (10)

EE-9 Cascavel armored reconnaissance vehicles (14)
EE-3 Jararaca armored reconnaissance vehicles (12)
AML-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (24)
AML-60 armored reconnaissance vehicles (12)
M-8 Greyhound armored reconnaissance vehicles (10)
WZ551 armored personnel carriers (3)
Matador- South African made mine protected vehicles (20)

ZFB-05 Chinese made light armored vehicles (6)
VBRG Berlinet armored personnel carriers (3)
VAB armored personnel carriers (9)
VXB-170 armored personnel carriers (15)
Ramta RAM (5)

Panhard M3 armored personnel carriers (10)
Panhard VBL 4x4 wheeled vehicles

Maverick armored vehicles used for internal security. Made by the Paramount Group of South Africa.

Nexter ARAVIS 4x4 vehicles with AR20 remote controlled turrets

Peugeot P4 utility vehicles

ACMAT trucks
EE-15 trucks
EE-25 trucks


Nexter NERVA LG small reconnaissance robots on order

Novadem NX110 small unmanned aerial vehicles on order



Teruel- Spanish made 140mm multiple rocket launchers (11)
Type 82 130mm multiple rocket launchers (10)
Type 89 (ZDF-1) 122mm multiple rocket launchers (20)
Type 90 122mm multiple rocket launchers (4)
Type 63 towed 107mm multiple rocket launchers (16)

Type 59 towed 130mm guns (10)
M101 towed 105mm howitzers (4)
M102 towed 105mm howitzers (5)

Brandt F1 120mm mortars
Brandt mle 27/31 81mm mortars

HOT anti-tank guided missiles
Milan anti-tank guided missiles

LRAC anti-tank rocket launchers

M-203 under barrel grenade launchers

Browning M2HB machine guns
M1919 machine guns
M1917 machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
AA-52 machine guns
FM-24/29 light machine guns
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
Type 56 assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
FAMAS assault rifles

SIG SG 540 assault rifles
M16 assault rifles
FN CAL assault rifles
CAR-15 carbines
Beretta Model 12 sub-machine guns
Uzi sub-machine guns
MAT-49 sub-machine guns

Sterling sub-machine guns
PA-15 pistols
MAC-50 pistols
MR73 pistols

Army Aviation
SA.342 Gazelle attack/scout helicopters (8)
SA.330 Puma transport helicopters (7)

Air Defense
Mistral surface-to-air missiles
ERC-20 with two 20mm anti-aircraft guns. ERC-90 variant. (4)

Bofors L/70 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns (3)
M1939 (61-K) towed 37mm anti-aircraft guns (12)
ZSU-23 self propelled anti-aircraft guns (24)

Republican Guard
1,800 personnel
Provides security for the president of Gabon.

Gendarmerie


National Police





pictures






Sunday, May 26, 2013

Afghanistan





Afghanistan


Afghanistan 
Capital: Kabul



The puppet Afghan regime is kept in power with U.S. money and U.S. military presence.

 (As of December 2013)
Around 84,000 NATO soldiers are still in Afghanistan
About 60,000 of them are U.S. soldiers.
U.S. contractors outnumber U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as of 2009.


(As of late 2014)
Most NATO forces are being withdrawn.
Approximately 13,000 NATO forces are to remain in Afghanistan supposedly for training and assistance of Afghan forces.

Some U.S. forces are only being withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq for a possible attack on Syria.

(As of 2016)
Around 9,800 US military personnel remain in Afghanistan.





Strategic Khyber Pass from Pakistan to Afghanistan 





Opium fields
Part of the “Golden Crescent” an area in Afghanistan and Pakistan in which opium grows wild.
U.S. complacent in Opium trade in Afghanistan. Canadian CBC report on how the Taliban eradicated the Opium fields aired in early 2001. After September 11, 2001 and the following U.S. invasion, the Opium fields suddenly reappear. Report on NBC news and most other mainstream U.S. news networks about how heroine was hitting the streets of the U.S. more plentiful than in years.









Bases used by U.S. and other forces in Afghanistan:


Bagram Airbase













Camp Bastion in Helmand province still used by US forces in Afghanistan. 

Camp Integrity
Bases many US Special Forces and contractors from the Academi mercenary group. Academi was previously known as Xe and initially called Blackwater Inc.

Taliban

Hezb-e-Islami


Albania




Albania


Albania
Capital: Tirana
NATO member nation.




Sent military forces to Afghanistan as part of NATO contingent.

Around 750,000 old concrete bunkers waste away in the Albanian countryside and shore. The bunkers were built during the time of Enver Hoxha to protect Albania from potential invading forces from the East or West.


The 1997 Civil Uprising in Albania was sparked by many Albanians loosing their money to a Ponzi scheme. The civil disturbance was also called the “Lottery Uprising”

Forcat Ajrore
Air Force

Many Albanian aircraft have been retired since 2005.The current aircraft inventory is composed of mostly utility helicopters. 1 old Chinese H-5 bomber is currently used to tow targets.

A-109 helicopters
AB-205 helicopters

AB-206 helicopters

BO-105 helicopters


AS-532 helicopters


EC-145 helicopters



Retired Chinese made F-6 and F-7 fighter jets.










Forcat Detare
Naval Force
Patrol Vessels 


Mine Warfare vessels





Roja Bregdegtare (Coast Guard)
Coast Guard vessels





Old rusting submarines are still kept in sub pens. To be refurbished and sold.


Strategic naval base at Valona (Pasalimani)?
Cheimaras (Porto Palermo) underground submarine base?









Forcat Tokesore
Ground Forces
16,000 active duty personnel
35,000 reserve

Iveco VM90 armored personnel carriers (250)?

M113 armored personnel carriers (130)?
Iveco LMV (15)
HMMWV utility vehicles (20)
Land Rover Defender (127)
Mercedes Benz G-Class (150)

Chinese made Type 59 tanks (most have been retired some are in storage)
Chinese Type 63 (YW531) armored personnel carriers (retired from service)



Small Arms
KPVT 14.5mm heavy machine guns
DShK 12.7mm heavy machine guns
PK machine guns
RPK light machine guns
Dragunov SVT sniper rifles
HK 417 sniper rifles
M4 carbines
AK-47 assault rifles
AKS assault rifles
G36 assault rifles
HK MP-5 sub-machine guns
HK MP-7 sub-machine guns
TT-33 pistols
Beretta 92 pistols
HK P8 pistols

Albanian made weapons
July 10th rifle (Albanian made copy of the Chinese Type 56 carbine or SKS)
Automatiku Shqiptar ASh-78 Tip-1 (Albanian made copy of the Chinese Type 56 assault rifle)
ASh-78 Tip-2
ASh-78 Tip-3
ASh-82
Tip-57 rocket propelled grenade launcher (Albanian made copy of the Chinese Type 56?)
PDW-1
PDW-2

60mm mortars
82mm mortars

HJ-8 Chinese made anti-tank guided missiles

RPG-7 rocket launchers
Chinese made Type 56 rocket launchers 
Tip-57 (Albanian made copy of the Type 56)?




Artillery
Type 66 152mm howitzers. Retired from service?


Air Defense
HN-5 Chinese made shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles

9K32 Strela-2 (SA-7 Grail) shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles

DShK 12.7mm machine guns





Chinese Type 65 towed twin barrel 37mm anti-aircraft guns retired from service?


M1939 or Chinese Type 55 towed 37mm anti-aircraft guns retired from service?




Rapid Reaction Brigade



Policia Ushtarake (Military Police)



Special Forces
Batalioni Operacioneve Speciale (BOS)
Special Operations Battalion
 Also called Forcat Speciale (Special Forces)
ARX-160 assault rifles
MP5K sub machine guns




















Komando
Light blue beret


Military Police








Ministry of the Interior

Garda e Republikes e Shqiperise
Albanian Republican Guard
Under the Ministry of the Interior
Protect government buildings and officials









Albanian State Police
Policia e Shtetit




Reparti i Neutralizimit te Elementit te Armatosur (RENEA)
The Department of Neutralization of Armed Elements




Albanian Intelligence Agencies
Sherbimi Informativ Shteteror (SHISH)-State Intelligence Service 
Sherbimi Informativ Ushtarak (SHIU)- Military Intelligence Service

Albanian military pictures