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Military of Transnistria

Armed Forces of Transnistria
Вооружённые силы Приднестровской Молдавской Республики
Transnistria Armed Forces emblem
Founded 6 September 1991
Service branches Ground Forces, Air Force
Headquarters Tiraspol
Leadership
Minister of Defense Alexander Lukyanenko
Manpower
Active personnel 7,500
Reserve personnel 80,000[1]
Industry
Foreign suppliers  Russia
Defence force personnel
Minister of Defense Alexander Lukyanenko

The Armed Forces of Transnistria are the military forces of the unrecognised state of Transnistria. The Armed Forces were created on 6 September 1991 to protect the sovereignty and independence of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic, in accordance with Article 11 of the Republic's Constitution.

The armed forces are composed of 4,500 to 7,500 soldiers, divided into four motorized infantry brigades in Tiraspol, Bender, Rîbniţa, and Dubăsari (further 15,000-25,000 can be mobilised).[1][2]

Inventory

Army

Small Arms

Vehicles

Name Type Quantity Origin Photo
T-72 Main battle tank ~20  Soviet Union
T-64BV Main battle tank ~18  Soviet Union
T-55 Main battle tank ~35  Soviet Union
BMP-1 Infantry fighting vehicle 30  Soviet Union
BTR-70 Armoured personnel carrier 75  Soviet Union
BTR-60 Armoured personnel carrier 40  Soviet Union
BRDM-2 Armoured personnel carrier  Soviet Union
MT-LB Armoured personnel carrier  Soviet Union
BM-21 Grad 122mm Multiple Rocket Launcher 40  Soviet Union

Air Force

Transnistria roundel

See also

War of Transnistria

References

  1. ^ a b Pridnestrovie.net, Law enforcement and armed forces of Pridnestrovie
  2. ^ km.ru, Приднестровье показало мускулы, 2007-09-07 (Russian)
  3. ^ a b c d e Transnistrian military aviation OrBat
  4. ^ a b "Photos of Transnistrian military aircraft". 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Photos of Transnistrian military aircraft". 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 

External links

  • Prednestrovie.net, Law enforcement and armed forces of Pridnestrovie (archived link)
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