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National Bolivarian Navy (Armada Bolivariana, ANB; includes Naval Infantry, Coast Guard, Naval Aviation), National Bolivianian Naval Aviation 500 (Armada Nacional Bolivariana)

           

BOLIVARIAN NAVAL AVIATION • Armada Nacional Bolivariana

 

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

 

AIRCRAFT 3 combat capable. Total 21 Aircrafts.

 

Maritim Patrol1 flt with 3 MP ac:

3 CASA 212-200 MPA

 

Transport Sqn with 3 Spt hel:

1 de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash-7;

2 Airtech C-295

 

Light Transport 1 sqn with 10 Tpt ac:

2 CASA 212-200 Aviocar;

3 CASA 212-400 Aviocar;

1 Beech 200 Super King Air;

1 Beech 90 King Air;

1 Rockwell A.C. 980C Turbo Commander;

1 Cessna 310R;

1 Rockwell 695

 

Basic Flying Training 1 sqn with 5 Trg ac:

1 Cessna 210 Centurion (Utl)

2 Cessna 310Q;

2 Cessna 402C Utiliner

 

 

HELICOPTER 7 combat capable. Total 27 Helicopters.

 

Anti-Submarine Warfare 1 sqn with 7 ASW hel:

5 Agusta-Bell AB-212AS (Bell 212)*

2 Bell 212 ASW

8 Harbin Z-9C ASW (AS-565S Panther version; delivery 2015)

 

Transport Sqn with 8 Spt hel:

1 Mil Mi-26 Halo;

7 Mil Mi-17-5 Panare

 

Utility Sqn with 5 Utl hel:

5 Bell 412EP Twin Huey;

 

Rotary Flying Training sqn with 2 Trg hel:

1 Bell TH-57A Sea Ranger ;

1 Bell 206B Jet Ranger II;

 

 

MISSILES

 AS torpedo: 60 SST Seal (For Type-209 (Sabalo) submarines)

 ASW torpedo: 25 Mk-44,150 A244 324mm (For 6 Lupo (Sucre) and 2 modernized Clemente frigates and AB-212ASW helicopters)

 ASM: 80 AS-12 (For AB-212ASW helicopters),

 Anti-ship missile: 12 Sea Killer/Marte-1 (For AB-212ASW helicopters) 

 Anti-ship missile (S): 39 Otomat-1 (For 3 Constitucion FAC),

 SAM: 20 Sea Cat (For modernized Nueva Esparta destroyer)

 BVRAAM: 200 Aspide (For use with Albatros SAM system on Lupo (Sucre) frigates)

 

 

FACILITIES

  National Bolivianian Naval Aviation Main Headquarters: Estación Aeronaval Puerto Cabello / General Bartolome Salom AP / Puerto Cabello

 

  Comando de la Aviación Naval Airfields and Air Bases (Current Order of Battle):

 

  Puerto Cabello/EA Puerto Cabello - Escuadrón Aeronaval de Transporte 2

  Grupo de Transporte Táctico: C-212, King Air, Cessna 310

  Escuadrón Aeronaval de Helicópteros 3: AB-212AS, Bell 212 

  Escuadrón Aeronaval de Patrullaje 4: C-212-200

  Escuadrón Aeronaval de Adiestramiento 5: Bell 206, TH-57A

  Escuadrón Aeronaval de Apoyó Táctico 6. Bell 412EP

 

  Caracas/EA La Carlota

  Grupo de Apoyo: King Air, AC-980    

 

 

Organisations by Service Notes:

Navy .14,300; .3,200 conscript (total 17,500)

Naval Commands: Fleet, Marines, Naval Aviation, Coast Guard, Fluvial (River Forces)

Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

Navy 1 HQ (HQ Arauca River) located at El Amparo; 1 HQ (HQ Fluvial Forces) located at Ciudad Bolivar; 1 HQ located at Caracas

Inventory Equipment by Type Notes:

Submarines • Tactical • SSK 2:

2 Sabalo (GER T-209/1300) each with 8 single 533mm TT with 14 SST-4 HWT

Principal Surface Combatants • Frigates

FFG 6 Mariscal Sucre (ITA mod Lupo) each with 8 single with Mk 2 Otomat SSM, 1 Albatros Octuple with 8 Aspide SAM, 2 triple ASTT (6 eff.) with A244 LWT, 1 127mm gun, 1 AB-212 (Bell 212) utl hels,

Patrol and Coastal Combatants 8:

PSOH 2 Guaicamacuti each with 1 76 mm gun, 1 AB-212 hel (2 additional vessels in build); 1 Guaicaipuro each with 1 76mm gun , 1 AB-212 hel (expected ISD 2010 additional 3 vessels in build)

PFM 3 Federación (UK Vosper 57m) each with 2 single each with Mk 2 Otomat SSM

PCO 3 Constitucion (UK Vosper 37m) each with 1 76mm gun

Patrol craft 7: 2 Stan Patrol-4207, 5 Stan Patrol-2606 OPV 8: 4 BVL, 4 POVZEE

Amphibious 8 LST 4 Capana (capacity 12 tanks; 200 troops) (FSU Alligator) CRAFT 8: 1 LCM-8; 2 Margarita LCU (river comd); 1 LCVP, 4 DSL-5612 Landing craft

Logistics and Support 6 AORH 1, AGOR 1 Punta Brava, AGHS 2, ATF 1, TRG • AXS 1

Facilities: Bases Located at Puerto Caballo (SS, FF, amph and service sqn), Caracas, Punto Fijo (patrol sqn) Minor Bases Located at Maracaibo (Coast Guard), Ciudad Bolivar, El Amparo, La Guaira

(Coast Guard) Naval airbases Located at Turiamo, Puerto Hierro, La Orchila

 

Marines Air Defence Systems

AD • 1 AD bn

 

SAM 200

200 RBS-70

 

GUNS SP

40mm 6 M-42

 

Organisations by Service Notes:

Marines 7,000

Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

HQ 1 div HQ Amph 1 (amph veh) bn,Inf 2 (river) bn; 6 bn, Arty 1 bn (1 AD bn, 3 fd arty bty), Marine 1 (river) bde; 2 (landing) bde, Engr 1 BCT; 4 bn

Inventory Equipment Notes:

APC (W) 32 EE-11 Urutu AAV 11 LVTP-7 (to be mod to -7A1)

ARTY • TOWED 105mm 18 M-56 MOR 120mm 12 Brandt

AD • GUNS • SP 40mm 6 M-42

AD • SAM RBS-70

AT • AT-4 Skip RCL 84mm M3 Carl Gustav; 106mm M-40A1

 

Organisations by Service Notes:

Coast Guard 1,000

Inventory Equipment by Type Notes:

Principal Surface Combatants

Corvettes • FS 2: 2 Almirante Clemente each with 2 triple ASTT (6 eff.), 2 76mm gun

Patrol And Coastal Combatants 43 PCI 20: 12 Gavion less than 100 tonnes; 4 Petrel (USCG Point class); 2 Manaure; 2 Guaicapuro PCR 23: 3 Terepaima (Cougar); 7 Polaris I; 2 Protector; 6 Courage; 5 Interceptor

Logistics And Support 2 Los Tanques (salvage ship)

Facilities: Minor Base 1 (operates under Naval Comd and Control, but organisationally separate) located at La Guaira

 
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Lockheed F-16B Fighting Falcon Block 15
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