Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Asmara

Modern Historical
Eritrean War of Independence- EPLF and ELF guerrilla forces fought against Ethiopian forces..
Eritrean-Ethiopian War
Border skirmishes with Djibouti
Cold War against rival Ethiopia.

Eritrean Defense Forces (EDF)
45,000 active duty personnel
250,000 reserve personnel

Eritrean Air Force

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (35)
MiG-21 fighter aircraft (6)
Su-27 attack aircraft (18)

Su-25 attack aircraft (17)
Aermacchi MB-339 trainer/light attack aircraft (20)
Aermacchi M-290 RediGo trainer aircraft (6)
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (8)
An-12 transport aircraft (2)
Xian MA-60 transport aircraft (4)
Harbin Y-12 transport aircraft (5)
Dornier Do-28 aircraft (4)
Dornier Do-228 aircraft (1)
Bombardier Challenger 600 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
IAI Astra aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Mi-24 attack helicopters (21)
Mi-8 transport helicopters (3)
Agusta Bell 412 helicopters (4)

AA-2 Atoll air-to-air missiles
AA-10 Alamo air-to-air missiles
AA-11 Archer air-to-air missiles
AA-12 Adder air-to-air missiles

Eritrea lies along a strategic position along the Red Sea and the Straits of Bab al-Mandeb.
The entire coastline was taken from Ethiopia after Eritrea broke off and won independence.
The remnants of the former Ethiopian Navy was inherited by Eritrea.
The Eritrean Navy is headquartered in the Port city of Massawa

israeli made Super Dvora fast attack craft with Gabriel anti-ship missiles (6)
Osa class missile boats with SS-N-2 Styx anti-ship missiles (5)
Patrol boats, Swift ships (3)
Patrol Boats, Eritrean made (4)
Landing Craft. Utility (1)
Landing Craft, Tank (2)?


T-55 tanks (150)
BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (10)

BM-27 220mm multiple rocket launchers (9)
BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers

2S1 self propelled 122mm howitzers (20)
M-46 towed 130mm howitzers (30)

AT-14 (Kornet-E) anti-tank guided missiles

RPG-7 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers

DShK machine guns
PK machine guns
RPD machine guns
AKM assault rifles
AK-47 assault rifles
M16 assault rifles
Uzi sub-machine guns
Makarov pistols

Air Defense
SA-18 (9K38 Igla) shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
S-60 towed 57mm anti-aircraft guns (12)
ZSU-23-4 self propelled 23mm anti-aircraft guns (9)


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