Belize Defense Force (BDF): Army, BDF Air Wing (includes Special Boat Unit), BDF Volunteer Guard.
Active 1,050 personnel (Army 1,050). Reserve 700 personnel.(Joint 700)
BELIZE DEFENCE FORCE AIR WING
Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
Transport, fishery patrol, anti-narcotics and SAR operations
• AIRCRAFT No combat capable. Total 8 Aircrafts.
Maritime Patrol & Light Transport sqn with 2 MP/Tpt ac:
1 Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
1 Britten-Norman BN-2B Defender
Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance 1 MP/Recce ac:
1 Cessna 337(O-2) Super Skymaster
Patrol & Search and Rescue 1 P/SAR ac:
1 Cessna182J Skylane (Utl/Trg)
Counter insurgency 3 Coin ac:
1 Cessna 208 Caravan
2 Ayres S-2R Turbo Trush
Basic Flying Training unit with 1 BscTrg ac:
1 Slingsby Aviation T.67M-260 Firefly
Belize Defence Force Air Wing Main Headquarters:
HQ Located at Belize City
Belize Defence Force Airfields and Airbase (Current Order of Battle):
Philip S. W. Goldson International (BZE) Airport in Belize City:
BN-2, Cessna 182/208/337, S-2, T-67
Philip S.W. Goldson (MZBZ) IAP in Belize City
(Military Air Base and Engineer Section)
Note: Belize has four airports with paved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 1 under 914 m: 2), and 41 airports with unpaved runways (2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 13 under 914 m: 27)
Armed Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Army:1,050 personnel. Inf 3 bn (each: 3 inf coy) Spt 1 gp (MOR 81mm 6; RCL 84mm 8)
Maritime Wing: The Belize Defense Force Maritime Wing is charged with law enforcement and defense duties along the coast and territorial waters.
Patrol and Coastal Combatants • Misc Boats/Craft 14 less than 100 tonnes
Foreign Forces: United Kingdom Army 30 personnel.