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State of Kuwait (Dawlat al-Kuwayt دولة الكويت )

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Army 11,000 Active: personnel.(including 1,600 foreign personnel)

KUWAITI LAND FORCES (KLF) AIR DEFENCE UNITS


Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

Terms of service: voluntary

Army Air Defence Systems

AD • 1 comd (AD bty, 4 (HAWK Phase III),ADbty, 5 (Patriot PAC-2) AD bty, 6 (Amoun(Skyguard/Aspide)) AD bty)

AD • SAM 60+
STATIC/SHELTER 12 Aspide
MANPAD 48:
250 UK Starburst (incl 50 launchers); Stinger

GUNS • TOWED 12:
35mm 12+ Oerlikon


FACILITIES
  Kuwaiti Land Forces Air Unit Heaquarters: Kuwait City HQ   

Note:

Land Forces Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

Army 1 (reserve) bde; Armd 3 bde; Mech/Recce 1 bde; Mech Inf 2 bde; SF 1 unit (forming); Cdo 1 bn; Arty 1 bde; Engr 1 bde; Gd 1 (Amiri) bde;


Kuwaiti Land Forces inventory equipment:
MBT 368: AIFV up to 450: APC 321 (APC (T) 270; APC (W) 51)
ARTY 218 (SP 155mm 113; MRL 300mm 27; MOR 78: 81mm 60; 107mm 6; 120mm 12)
AT • MSL 118+ (SP 74: 66 HMMWV TOW; 8 M-901)
1418 BGM-71F TOW-2B; 2127 BGM-71 TOW-2A;  466 BGM-71 TOW (for 233 MCV-80 IFV); 600 BGM-71 TOW (incl also 60 launchers on HMMV vehicles)
MANPATS 44+: RCL 84mm 200



Kuwaiti Navy Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Navy 2,000 personnel. (incl 500 Coast Guard)
Kuwaiti Navy inventory equipment:
Patrol and Coastal Combatants 10 (PFM 10):
1 Al Sanbouk (GER Lurssen TNC-45) with 2 twin (4 eff.) each with MM-40 Exocet tactical SSM
1 Istiqlal (GER Lurssen FPB-57) with 2 twin (4 eff.) each with MM-40 Exocet tactical SSM
8 Um Almaradim (FRA P-37 BRL) each with 2 twin (4 eff.) each with Sea Skua tactical SSM, 1 sextuple (6 eff.) (launcher only)
AMPHIBIOUS 2 LCM
LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT • SPT 1 Sawahil
FACILITIES: Base Located at Ras al Qalaya
Anti-ship missile: 80 Sea Skua SL version (for 8 PB-37BRL FAC) 


Kuwaiti Paramilitary 7,100 active personnel.

National Guard National Guard 6,600 active
Forces by Role (Current order of battle):
Armd 1 (armd car) bn; SF 1 bn; Paramilitary 3 (national guard) bn; MP 1 bn
inventory equipment:
RECCE 20 VBL:  APC (W) 92: 70 Pandur; 22 S600 (incl variants)


Kuwaiti Coast Guard 500 personnel.
Patrol and Coastal Combatants  58+ (PCC 10: PB 10: PBR 38+)
AMPHIBIOUS • CRAFT 3 LCU

 
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   Kuwait AF News:

Typhoons in the Desert: Kuwait Purchases 28 Eurofighter Jets

• Typhoons in the Desert: Kuwait Purchases 28 Eurofighter Jets  (6/24/2017)

Finmeccanica signs a contract to supply 28 Eurofighter Typhoon to Kuwait

• Finmeccanica signs a contract to supply 28 Eurofighter Typhoon to Kuwait  (4/5/2016)

ITW Military GSE to Supply GPUs, PCAs to Kuwait Air Force

• ITW Military GSE to Supply GPUs, PCAs to Kuwait Air Force  (12/8/2012)


• Kuwait Seeks Follow-On Logistics and Technical Support for AH-64D Fleet  (7/14/2012)

• Kuwait Considers Buying AGM-114R3 Hellfire Missiles Worth $49 Million  (6/29/2012)

• Kuwait Extends DCI Helicopter Maintenance Deal  (6/18/2012)

• DynCorp Wins $25.4M Kuwait Air Force Apache Support Contract
 (4/16/2012)

• Kuwait to Buy AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles
 (2/28/2012)

• Technical, Logistics Support for Kuwaiti F/A-18 Hornets
 (11/8/2011)

• Technical, Logistics Support for Kuwaiti F/A-18 Hornets
 (11/8/2011)


 

 



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