Sunday, May 26, 2013

Colombia




Colombia


Colombia
Capital: Bogota




U.S. Special Forces and contractors like DynCorp are still active in Columbia.
"Plan Columbia"





Air Force
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana (FAC)
13,500 active duty personnel



IAI Kfir fighter jets. (24)

A-37 Dragonfly (32)
AC-47 Spooky (6)
OV-10 Bronco light attack aircraft (6)


EMB 314 Super Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft (25)
EMB 312 Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft (14)


Cessna T-41 Mescalero trainer aircraft (10)
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor (10)
Cessna T-37 Tweet (14)
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft

CASA C-212 Aviocar transport aircraft
CASA CN-235 transport aircraft
CASA C-295 transport aircraft

EMB 110 Bandeirante transport aircraft
IAI Arava utility aircraft

Gavilan 358 utility aircraft (Colombian made)
Piper PA-23 Aztec utility aircraft
Piper PA-31 Cheyenne utility aircraft
Piper PA-34 Seneca utility aircraft
Cessna 208 Caravan utility aircraft
Beechcraft Queen Air
Beechcraft Twin Bonanza utility aircraft

Boeing 707 transport/tanker
Boeing 767 transport/tanker


AH-60 Arpia (Harpy) attack helicopters. Heavily armed UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.




Bell 205 helicopters
Bell 212 helicopters
MD 500 helicopters
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters
Bell 206 helicopters

Schweizer SA 2-37 aircraft used for reconnaissance
Fairchild C-26 Metroliner aircraft used for transport and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
Cessna Citation Jet used for tracking
Cessna O-2 aircraft used for tracking
Beechcraft Super King Air aircraft used for Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)

The Arpia IV attack helicopter is currently being jointly developed with israel.

AN/TPS-78 radar

Indumil IMC Xue 125 lb aircraft bombs
Indumil IMC Xue 250 lb aircraft bombs
Indumil IMC Xue 500 lb aircraft bombs



Agrupacion de Comandos Especiales Aereos (ACOEA)
Counter-terrorist units assigned to airports in Colombia.











Navy
Armada Nacional de la Republica de Colombia (ARC)
About 13,000 personnel

Frigates with MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles (4)

Submarines (4)


Midget Submarines (2)
Patrol Boats, Offshore (3)

Patrol Boats, Riverine
ARC Riohacha (CF-135)
ARC Arauca (CF-137)


Patrullera de Apoyo Fluvial (PAF) Class (Colombian made)-8

PAF-I Class
ARC Senen Alberto Araujo (607)
ARC Guillermo Londono Vargas (608)

PAF-II Class
ARC Mario Alonso Villegas (610)

PAF-III Class
ARC Tony Pastrana Contreras (611)
ARC Jorge Moreno Salazar (612)

PAF-IV Class
ARC Juan Ricardo Oyola Vera (613)

ARC Alexander Perez Rodriguez (614)


ARC Edic Cristian Reyes Holguin (615)

PAF-L Class
ARC Alejandro Ledesma Ortiz (616)



Gunboats (7)
ARC Filigorio Hichamon (NF-601)
ARC Manuel Antonio Moyar (NF-602)
ARC Igaraparana (NF-603)
ARC Julio Correa Hernandez (NF-604)
ARC Manacacias (NF-605)
ARC Cotuhe (NF-606)
ARC Ariari (NF-609)



LPR-40 Class (Made by the Colombian company COTECMAR)- 5
Piranha river boats
Anguila river boats (similar to the Piranha)


Floating Dock (1)
Landing Craft (10)

Swimmer Delivery Vehicles or Underwater Chariots (7)


Auxiliary Vessels




Colombian submarines consist of 2 German Type 209/1200 class submarines, two recently acquired German made U-206A small coastal submarines , and two Italian made SX-506 Class midget submarines..

South Korean made Hae Sung-1 anti-ship missiles for frigates.

DM2A3 Seehecht torpedoes


Naval Aviation
CASA C-212
CASA CN-235
Cessna 206 utility aircraft
Cessna 208 utility aircraft
Piper PA-28 Cherokee utility aircraft
Piper PA-34 Seneca utility aircraft
Bell 212 helicopters
Bell 412 helicopters
MBB Bo 105 helicopters
Eurocopter AS.555 Fennec helicopters


Comandos Amfibios







Naval Infantry
Infanteria de Marina (IM or INFAMAR)
About 24,000 personnel



BTR-80 armored personnel carriers (20)
Navistar 7000 trucks (24)

Griffon 2000TD hovercraft (8)

Remolcadores Fluviales
ARC Capitan Castro
ARC Joves Fiallo
ARC Miguel Silva
ARC Rigoberto Giraldo

ARC Vladmir Valek Moure
ARC Luis A. Bernal Baquero
ARC Alejandro Baldomiro Salgado
ARC Inirida

ARC Sejeri


Marine River Task Force




Marine Special Forces

GAULA units
Grupos de Accion Unificada por la Libertad Personal-. Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty
Elite hostage rescue units. Designed to counter kidnapping and extortion. 16 GAULA groups assigned to the Colombian Army and 2 GAULA units assigned to the Colombian Navy.

Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (AFEAU)- Urban Counter-Terrorism Special Forces Group. AFEAU units in the Colombian Army and Navy.




Coast Guard
Patrol Boats, Offshore (7)

Smaller Patrol Craft







Army
Ejercito Nacional de Colombia
235,538 personnel (2009)


EE-9 Cascavel armored reconnaissance vehicles (174)

M-1117 4x4 wheeled armored vehicles


M-113 armored personnel carriers (120)

EE-11 Urutu armored personnel carriers (100)

RG-31 Nyala South African made (4)
M8 Greyhound (8)


AIL Abir israeli made 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles

M3 half track
Hunter TR-12 light armored 4x4 wheeled tactical vehicles
ISBI armored vehicles. Various types of armored vehicles used by all branches of the military and police. Includes a 6 ton SWAT vehicle which uses a Ford F-550 chassis, a 9 ton armored personnel carrier, an 11 ton Riot vehicle and a 16 ton riot vehicle with water cannon and plow. The heavier vehicles use the chassis of the Navitrans International truck.

HMMWV utility vehicles

Artillery
Santa Barbara 155mm towed howitzers

M116 howitzers (80)
LG1 towed 105mm howitzers (20)
LG1 Mk II towed 105mm howitzers (20)
M101 towed 105mm howitzers (100)


120mm mortars
81mm mortars
60mm mortars

Nimrod anti-tank guided missiles
Nimrod anti-tank guided missiles on AIL Abir vehicles


BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles

Spike anti-tank guided missiles
APILAS anti-tank rocket launchers
AT-4 anti-tank rocket launchers
RPG-22 anti-tank rocket launchers

M72 LAW anti-tank rocket launchers
M40 Recoilless guns

Mk 19 grenade launchers
Milkor MGL grenade launchers
M203 under barrel grenade launchers
M79 grenade launchers

M2 Browning .50 cal machine guns
M1919 Browning .30 cal machine guns
M60 machine guns

FN MAG machine guns
IMI Negev machine guns.
Daewoo K3 machine guns. South Korean made.
FN Minimi machine guns
M240 machine guns
IMI Galil assault rifles. Standard issue.
Liscensed copy of the Galil produced by IMC of Colombia.
IMI Tavor TAR-21 assault rifles
HK G3 assalt rifles
M16A2 assault rifles
M4 carbines
HK MP5 sub-machine guns
Uzi sub-machine guns
Beretta 92 pistols
M1911 pistols

Mistral surface-to-air missiles
Bofors L70 40mm anti-aircraft guns


Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
M-55 anti-aircraft guns
Eagle Eye fire control system (israeli made)


Army Aviation Brigade
CASA C-212 Aviocar transport aircraft
Aero Commander 500 utility aircraft
Beechcraft King Air utility aircraft
Cessna 208 Caravan utility aircraft
Piper PA-34 Seneca utility aircraft
Piper PA-31 Navajo utility aircraft
UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (50)

Mi-17 transport helicopters (23)


Kaman K-MAX transport helicopters (5)
UH-1 Iroquois helicopters (31)

UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters (27)

Colombian Army Special Forces Brigade
Brigada Fuerzas Especiales


Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (AFEAU)- Urban Counter-Terrorism Special Forces Group. AFEAU units in the Colombian Army and Navy.


GAULA units
Grupos de Accion Unificada por la Libertad Personal-. Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty
Elite hostage rescue units. Designed to counter kidnapping and extortion. 16 GAULA groups assigned to the Colombian Army and 2 GAULA units assigned to the Colombian Navy.

Fuerza de Displiegue Rapido (FUDRA)- Rapid Deployment Force

Brigada Especial Contra el Narcotrafico (BRENCA)
"Anti-Narcotics Brigade"
Pewter blue berets

Lancero Special Forces course
Lancero instructors




Military Intelligence


Policia Nacional de Colombia (National Police of Colombia)


Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (GOES)

Esquadrones Moviles de Carabineros (EMCAR)


JUNGLA anti-narcotics commandos.



GAULA anti-kidnapping and hostage rescue units of the Policia Nacional
Green berets?





Comandos Operaciones Especiales (COPES)
National Police Special Forces




Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario (INPEC)
National Penitentiary and Prison Institute


Intelligence


pictures





Colombian companies
Indumil (IMC)- Industria Militar Colombia
Production of small arms, ammunition and aircraft bombs.

COTECMAR- Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Industria Naval Marítima y Fluvial 
Shipyard



3 comments:

  1. a thousand different types of special units .... and then the country is half in the hands of the guerrillas ....!what special?

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    1. and still their special forces beat the US Special forces 7 out of 11 years in competitions. It has come to the point that US SF come train in Colombia with our Lanceros.

      Sure a 50 Year old civil war is a bitch, but it hardent wariors to the point of becoming the best, even better that the best funded Army in the world.

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  2. Pues cuando se tuvo la decision politica se utilizaron eficazmente, cambio de gobierno politicas nuevas mas restricciones, usa en vietnam paso por lo mismo, urss en afganistan lo mismo el pais no esta en la manos de ellos lo que pasa es dificil luchar cuando no enfrenta a las unidades militares de frente si no guerrillas y vandolerismo tacticas de desgaste creen que con eso van a ganar la guerra

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