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Army 46,500 personnel.

ECUADORIAN ARMY AVIATION • Aviaciَon del Ejército Ecuatoriano (EE)

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type
Avn 5 bn, 1 avn bde

• AIRCRAFT
No combat capable. Total 30 Aircrafts.

Reconnaissance
1 Recce ac:
1 Cessna 550 Citation II;

Transport 1 sqns with 18 Tpt Ac:
1 Beech A100 King Air;
1 Beech 200 Super King Air;
2 CASA C-212-400
2 EADS CASA CN-235M-100
1 Cessna 500 Citation I;
3 Cessna 172G Skyhawk
4 IAI-201 Arava;
1 De Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo;
3 Pilatus PC-6B-2H2 Turbo-Porter

Training and Liaison
1 sqns with 11 Trg Ac :
3 Cessna 172RG (T-41D Mescalero);
2 Cessna 182Q Skylane;
1 Cessna TU-206D Stationair 6
2 Nanchang CJ-6 Max
3 Maule MT-7-235 Star Rocket;


HELICOPTER
25 armed capable. Total 53 Helicopters.

Anti-Armour Attack 1 sqns with 20 ATK Helicopter
16 Aérospatiale SA-342L Gazelle (13 w/ HOT)
4 Eurocopter AS-550 C3 Fennec /Eurocopter AS-350L1 Ecureil

Combat Search and Rescue & Utility
5 CSAR/Utl Hel:
5 Eurocopter AS-532 Cougar

Utility
1 sqn with 7 Utl Hel:
3 Eurocopter AS-350B Ecureuil;
3 Aérospatiale SA-315B Lama;
1 Aérospatiale SA-316 Alouette III;

Support 1 sqn with 21 Spt Hel:
2 Bell 214B
1 Bell UH-1H Iroquois;
6 Eurocopter AS-332B Super Puma;
7 Mil Mi-17-1V Hip-H;
2 Mil Mi-171E Hip-H;
3 Aérospatiale SA-330L Puma (in store)


MISSILES
  Anti-tank missile: 150 HOT (For SA-342 helicopter)


Army Air Defence Systems

ADA 1 gp

SAM • 553+ Surface-to-air missile
SP 62 Self-propelled system:
44 9M33/SA-8 Gecko 200mm
18 MIM-72 Chaparral 90mm
MANPAD 491+ Portable SAM:
165 Shorts Blowpipe 76mm;
20+ SA-7 Grail 72mm;
32 SA-18 Grouse (Igla) 72mm;
202 SA-16 Gimlet (Igla-1) 72mm;
72 HN-5A 72mm (Deal incl also 30 launchers)
? 9K32 Strela-2 72mm;
? 9K38 Igla 72mm

GUNS 330 Anti Aircraft gun
SP 104 Self-propelled Gun:
20mm 70 M-163 Vulcan
23mm 34 ZSU-23-4 (4×23mm), Type 85 (2×23mm),
TOWED 226 Towed Mounted Gun:
14.5mm 128 ZPU-1/-2 (Air defence gun\HMGs);
20mm 38: 28 M-1935, 10 M-167 Vulcan;
35mm 30 GDF-003  (2×35mm cannon)
40mm 30 Bofors L/70/M1A1


RADAR
  Ground surv radar 4 RATAC (For 4 VTT/RATAC APCs)


FACILITIES
  Ecuador Army Aviation Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Guayaquil, Quito
 
  Ecuador Army Aviation Airfields and Airbases Organisation (Current Order of Battle):

Army Aviation Airbases: Sangolquí barracks, Portoviejo barracks, Base Aérea Simon Bolivar, Guayaquil, Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre, Quito, Pastaza-Rio Amazonas

Base Aérea Mariscal Sucre, Quito (SEQU)

GAE-45 (Grupo de Aviación del Ejército No.45): Beech 200, Cessna 550, C-212-400, CN-235M-100, DHC-5D

Base Aérea Simon Bolivar, Guayaquil (SEGU)
EAE (Escuela de Aviación del Ejército) "Capitán Fernando Vasconez": Cessna 172/206, MT-7-235, PC-6B2H2, AS-350B

Pastaza-Rio Amazonas (SESM)
GAE-44 (Grupo de Aviación del Ejército No.44) "Pastaza": Cessna 206, IAI-201, AS-332B, Mi-171, SA-342L

Portoviejo barracks
GAE-43 (Grupo de Aviación del Ejército No.43) "Portoviejo": AS-350L1, SA-342L    

Sangolquí barracks -15a Brigada de Aviacion 'Panquisha'
15-BAE (Brigada de Aviación No.15) "Amazonas": Mi-171, AS-332B, SA-315B, SA-342L


Ecuador Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
4 div (org, composition varies) (total: 1 armd bde, 1 SF bde, 1 arty bde, 1 engr bde, 1 avn bde, 3 jungle bde, 5 inf bde); 3 (hy mor) coy.
Armd cav 1 bde, Armd Recce 3 sqn, Mech Inf 2 bn, Inf 13 bn; 10 (jungle) bn, AB/SF 6 bn, Arty 1 bde, SP Arty 1 gp, MRL 1 gp, ADA 1 gp, Engr 3 bn, Avn 5 bn)
Ecuador Army Inventory Equipment Note:
MBT 60+: 30 Leopard 1V from Chile being delivered; ~30 T-55
LT TK 108 AMX-13
RECCE 69: 27 AML-60/90; 10 EE-3 Jararaca; 32 EE-9 Cascavel;
APC 123 APC (T) 95: 80 AMX-VCI; 20 M-113
APC (W) 28: 18 EE-11 Urutu; 10 UR-416
ARTY 541+ (SP 155mm 5 (AMX) Mk F3 TOWED 100: 105mm 78: 30 M-101; 24 M-2A2; 24 Model 56 pack howitzer; 155mm 22: 12 M-114; 10 M-198 MRL 24: 18 122mm BM-21, 6 RM-70 MOR 412+: 81mm 400 M-29; 107mm M-30 (4.2in); 160mm 12 M-66 Soltam)
AT (RCL 404: 106mm 24 M-40A1; 90mm 380 M-67)
Anti-tank missile: 300 MAPATS, 50 Red Arrow-8


Official website: http://www.ejercitodelecuador.mil.ec

 
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Equador Mirage F.1
Equador HS.748B
Ecuadorian Air Force Denel Cheetah C
Ecuador AF
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   Ecuador AF News:

Ecuadorian satellite escapes collision with Russian rocket

• Ecuadorian satellite escapes collision with Russian rocket  (5/24/2013)

Denel-Built Cheetah Supersonic Fighters Flying High in Ecuador

• Denel-Built Cheetah Supersonic Fighters Flying High in Ecuador  (6/19/2012)

Eurocopter has delivered the first two Ecureuil AS350 B2 for Ecuadorian Armed Forces

• Eurocopter has delivered the first two Ecureuil AS350 B2 for Ecuadorian Armed Forces  (12/20/2011)


• Ecuador Air Force Orders Training Fleet Of 12 Diamond DA20-C1s  (11/2/2011)

• Denel to probe Cheetah in-flight incident  (9/1/2011)


 

 



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