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Benin Armed Forces (Forces Armees Beninoises, FAB): Army (l'Arme de Terre), Benin Navy (Forces Navales Beninois, FNB), Benin Air Force (Force Aerienne du Benin, FAB)
Active 4,750 personnel (Army 4,300 Navy 200 Air 250). Paramilitary 2,500 personnel. Terms of service conscription (selective), 18 months


BENINESE AIR FORCE • Force Aérienne du Benin (FAB)

Benin Air Force 250 personnel.

AIRCRAFT
No combat capable. Total 16 Aircrafts.

Utility
2 Utl ac:
2 Dornier Do-28D-2 Skyservant;

VIP Transport
4 VIP Tpt ac:
1 Boeing 727-256Adv.
1 Boeing 707-321;
1 Fokker F.28-4000 Fellowship;
1 Dassault Falcon 50

Transport
8 Tpt ac:
2 Antonov An-26 Curl;
1 Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Srs2/228 Andover;
1 Rockwell 500B Commander;
1 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300;
2 Antonov An-2TD Colt
1 Douglas C-47B Skytrain;
 
Surveillance
2 Surv ac:
2 LH Aviation LH-10 Ellipse / Grand Duc


HELICOPTER
4 armed capable. Total 7 Helicopters

Scout / Light Attack & Utility
4 Lt Atk/Utl hel:
4 Agusta A-109BA Hirundo;

Support & Utility
3 Spt/Utl hel:
2 Eurocopter AS-350B Ecureuil II;
1 Aérospatiale SE-3130 Alouette II


FACILITIES

  Defence Force Headquarters:
  Flying / Naval airbase Located at Cotonou

  Porto-Novo - Armed Forces Command (Commandement des Forces Armées)       

  Cadjehoun - Air Squadron (Escadron Aérienne):    
  Escadrille d'Avions: HS-748, An-2/26, DHC-6, Do128-2   
  Escadrille d'Hélicoptères: AS-350B, SE-3130

Note: Benin has one airport with paved runways (1,524 to 2,437 m: 1), and four airports with unpaved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 2)


Armed Forces by Role (Current order of battle):


Army
4,300 personnel. (Armd 1 sqn; Inf 3 bn; Cdo/AB 1 bn; Arty 1 bty; Engr 1 bn)
LT TK 18: RECCE 31: APC (W): 22
ARTY 16+ (TOWED 105mm 16: MOR 81mm)
AT • RL 73mm; 89mm

Navy
200 Personnel.
Patrol and Coastal Combatants • PB 2
Navy Facilities: Naval airbase Located at Cotonou

Paramilitary
2,500 personnel.
Gendarmerie 2,500 4 (mobile) coy

Deployment

Côte D’Ivoire: UN • UNOCI 428; 8 obs; 1 inf bn
Democratic Republic of Congo: UN • MONUC 749; 10 obs; 1 inf bn
Liberia: UN • UNMIL 1; 2 obs
Sudan: UN • UNMIS 4 obs

Botswana: BWA

 
Aérospatiale SE-3130 Alouette II
LH Aviation LH-10 Ellipse
Boeing 727-256Adv.
Boeing 707-321
Antonov An-26 Curl
Fokker F.28-4000 Fellowship
Benin AF
Scheme
EMPTY


   Benin AF News:

The Ultimate Golf Story: Man Destroys Benin Air Force With One Inglorious Slice

• The Ultimate Golf Story: Man Destroys Benin Air Force With One Inglorious Slice  (4/20/2012)



 

 



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