Sunday, May 26, 2013




79,000 active duty personnel
289,000 reserve personnel

Air Force
18,170 personnel (2007)

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (39)

Su-27 fighter aircraft (17)

Su-25 attack aircraft (46)

Su-24 attack aircraft(35)

Yak-130 advanced trainer/light attack aircraft (12)

L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (10)

An-12 transport aircraft (6)
An-24 transport aircraft (1)
An-26 transport aircraft (6)
Il-76 transport aircraft (4)

Mi-24 attack helicopters (26)

Mi-8 transport/attack helicopters (12)

Mi-6 transport helicopters (15)
Mi-26 transport helicopters (14)
Mi-2 helicopters

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
BELAR YS unmanned aerial vehicles

Burevestnik MB  unmanned aerial vehicles

Sterkh-BM unmanned aerial vehicles. Made by the Minsk Aircraft Repair Plant.

Filin or Philin (Eagle Owl) unmanned aerial vehicles. Made by the Minsk Aircraft Repair Plant.

Grif-K unmanned aerial vehicles. Made by Aircraft Repair Plant 558.

The Grif-100E is the designation of the system which includes the Grif-1E unmanned aerial vehicle, container and launcher.

Busel  unmanned aerial vehicles
Busel-M  unmanned aerial vehicles
Busel-M50  unmanned aerial vehicles

Berkut-1E unmanned aerial vehicles

Berkut-2E  unmanned aerial vehicles

BAK unmanned aerial vehicles

UVH-296 rotary unmanned aerial vehicles

Air Defense

S-300V (SA-12 Giant/Gladiator)

TOR-M2 (SA-15 Gauntlet)

9K37 Buk (SA-11 Gadfly)

9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher)
9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko)

2S6M Tunguska (SA-19 Grison)

ZU-23 towed 23mm anti-aircraft guns.

Belarus is landlocked and has no naval forces.

30,000 personnel?

NBC Defense Battalion
Electronic Warfare

T-72 tanks (1,465)

T-62 tanks (170 in reserve)
T-55 tanks (29 in reserve)
BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (1,164)

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (109)
BMD-1 infantry fighting vehicles (154)

BTR-70MB1 armored personnel carriers

MT-LB armored personnel carriers (66)

Caiman 4x4 armored vehicle. Based on the BRDM-2. Made in Belarus.

Volat MZKT-490100 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle. Made in Belarus.

VN3 4x4 armored vehicle. Chinese made.

EQ2058 Mengshi utility vehicles. The EQ2058 is a variant of the EQ2050 which itself is a Chinese made HMMWV copy.

EQ2058 with AT-5 Spandrel (9M113 Konkurs) anti-tank missile.

EQ2058 with AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher.

EQ2058 with Remote Weapons Station. Same system used on the Adunok Unmanned Ground Vehicle?

9P149 Shturm-S- MT-LB with AT-6 (9K114 Shturm) anti-tank missile.

Karakal (Caracal) anti-tank missile carrier. Made by Beltech Holding of Belarus.

Adunok-M unmanned ground vehicle.

Remote Weapons Station

Shershen (Hornet) anti-tank guided missile launcher. Made in Belarus.

Shershen-D missile launcher with two missiles
Shershen-Q missile launcher with four missiles.
Shershen-L light version

AT-6 anti-tank guided  missile launcher
AT-5 anti-tank guided missile launcher
AT-4 Spigot (9K111 Fagot) anti-tank guided missile launcher

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
SPG-9 recoilless guns
RPO-A Shmel incendiary rocket launcher

AGS-17 automatic grenade launchers

NSV heavy machine guns
DshK heavy machine guns
PK machine guns
RPD machine guns
RPK light machine guns
Dragunov SVD sniper rifles
AKM assault rifles
AK-74 assault rifles
Makarov PM pistols

OTR-21 Tochka (SS-21 Scarab) short range ballistic missiles

Polonez (Polonaise) multiple rocket launcher. Joint development between Belarus and China.

BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher (48)

BM-21 Grad 122mm multiple rocket launchers

2S19 MSTA-S self propelled 152mm howitzers (13)

2S5 self propelled 152mm howitzers (120)

2S3 self propelled 152mm howitzers (168)
2S1 self propelled 122mm howitzers (246)

2A65B MSTA-B towed 152mm howitzers (140)
D-20 towed 152mm howitzers
2A36 towed 152mm howitzers
D-30 towed 122mm howitzers

2S9 self propelled 120mm mortars  (54)

Internal Troops
Elite 3rd Red Banner Brigade located in Minsk. Crowd control, anti-terrorism, assist Border Guards.

Border Guard

Belarus Committee on State Security (BKGB)

140th Repair Plant
VOLAT (Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant Open Joint Stock Company)


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