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Army / National Guard 950 regular; 9,100 conscript (total 10,050)

Cyprus National Guard Air Defence Systems

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

Current Air-Defence Inventory:

Surface-to-air missile

6 TOR-M1 9M330 Tor

20 9K37 BUK

SAM 48

SP 6 SA-15 Gauntlet; Mistral

STATIC 12 Aspide-330

MANPAD 30 Matra Mistral Tranche 2

GUNS

TOWED 60:

20mm 36 M-55;

35mm 24 Oerlikon GDF-003 twin cannon (with Skyguard)

Inventory Formerly Used or Embargoed

2 S-300 PMU1 Surface-to-air missile System (Delivered in 1998, and then transferred to Crete (Hellenic Air Force) the same year due to political considerations.)

Organisations by Service Notes:

National Guard 950 regular; 9,100 conscript (total 10,050)

Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

Home Guard 1 comd HQ,

Armd 1 bde (3 armd bn), Mech Inf 2 div each (3 inf bn); 1 bde (4th) (2 inf regt), SF 1 comd (regt) (1 SF bn), Lt Inf 1 (3rd) bde (2 inf regt), Arty 1 comd (8 arty bn), Spt 1 (svc) bde

Army Inventory Equipment Notes:

MBT 147: 41 T-80U; 54 AMX-30G; 52 AMX-30 B2

Recce 139: 15 EE-3 Jararaca; 124 EE-9 Cascavel AIFV 43 BMP-3,

APC 294, APC (T) 168: 168 Leonidas APC (W) 126 VAB (incl variants)

ARTY 526+ SP 155mm 24: 12 Mk F3; 12 Zuzana, TOWED 104: 100mm 20 M-1944; 105mm 72 M-56;

155mm 12 TR-F-1, MRL 22: 122mm 4 BM-21; 128mm 18 M-63 Plamen, MOR 376+: 81mm 240+: 70+ M-1/M-29 in store; 170 E-44; 107mm 20 M-2/M-30; 120mm 116 RT61

AT MSL MANPATS 115: 70 HOT; 45 Milan RCL 153: 106mm 144 M-40A1; 90mm 9 EM-67 RL 1,850+: 66mm M-72 LAW; 73mm 850 RPG-7 Knout; 112mm 1,000 APILAS

Official Cyprus Army Website: http://www.army.gov.cy/

 
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   Cyprus AF News:

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• Cyprus high court orders retrial over Greek air disaster  (12/11/2012)

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• Cyprus plot seen as part of Iran's war  (7/16/2012)

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• Joint STARS Exceeds 23,000 Flight Hours  (4/30/2007)



 

 



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