Sunday, May 26, 2013

Botswana




Botswana



Botswana
Capital: Gaborone







Botswana Defence Force
9,000 personnel








Botswana Defence Force Air Wing

CF-5 fighter aircraft (14)

PC-7 trainer/light attack aircraft aircraft (6)

C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (3)

CASA C-212 transport aircraft (2)
CASA CN-235 transport aircraft (2)

Britten-Norman BN-2 Defender transport aircraft (9)

Cessna O-2 Skymaster aircraft used for liaison (8)
Beechcraft Super King Air aircraft used for staff transport (1)

Bombadier Global Express aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Bell 412 helicopters (7)
AS.350 Ecureuil helicopters (8)


Elbit Hermes UAV
IAI Silver Arrow 180 UAV





Botswana is landlocked and has no official navy, but the ground force has a river wing






Ground Force
12,000 personnel


SK-105 Kurassier light tanks (52)
FV101 Scorpion armored reconnaissance vehicles (36)
Eland-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (15)
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (50)
V-150 Commando armored personnel carriers (50)
Piranha III (45)
Pandur II (1)
FV103 Spartan armored personnel carriers (6)
Ramta RAM 4x4 wheeled armored personnel carriers (8)
Steyr A4K7 armored command vehicles (3)
HMMWV utility vehicles (40)
Panhard VBL 4x4 (64)
Shorland S-52 armored cars (10)
Land Rover Defender (149)
AIL Abir
Toyota Landcruisers

APRA Romanian made 122mm multiple rocket launchers (20)

ATMOS-2000 self propelled 155mm howitzers (12)
Soltam M-71 towed 155mm howitzers (12)
L118 towed 105mm howitzers (36)
Oto Melara Model 56 towed 105mm howitzers (6)


Cobra artillery radar

M-43 120mm mortars
L-16A1 81mm mortars

AT-14 Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (on order)?
BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles
FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missiles
Nag Indian made anti-tank guided missiles
Milan anti-tank guided missiles
Spike anti-tank guided missiles (on order)?

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
AT-4 anti-tank rocket launchers
Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launchers
LAW Mk 80 anti-tank rocket launchers


M82 Barrett .50 cal sniper anti-material rifles
Browning M2HB machine guns
Browning M1919 machine guns
SG-43 machine guns
MG74 machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
FN Minimi machine guns
L4 light machine guns
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
FN FAL
Galil
M16 assault rifles
M4 carbines
L85 (SA-80)
AR-18
HK MP5 sub-machine guns
Sterling sub-machine guns
Sten sub-machine guns
Browning Hi Power pistols
Lee Enfield No 2 Mk II pistols
Sig Sauer P22
Smith and Wesson .38 cal pistols

Commando regiment

Airborne regiment

River Wing
River wing with diver and rescue unit
Patrol Boats (14)
Landing Craft, Tank (3)
Landing Craft, Utility (4)
Zodiac boats
Speed Boats

Air Defence

FIM-92 Stinger shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-18 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-16 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
Javelin shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
Gepard self propelled 35mm anti-aircraft guns
M167 Vulcan towed 20mm anti-aircraft guns





Botswana Police Service



Diamond and Narcotics Squad (DNS)



 











Intelligence 
Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS)
  
Military Intelligence 








2 comments:

  1. Anyone know what the Botswanan Defence Force uniforms looked like in 1985? Did they already have the British DPM camouflage uniforms by then? Thanks in advance.

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  2. Anyone know what the Botswanan Defence Force uniforms looked like in 1985? Did they already have the British DPM camouflage uniforms by then? Thanks in advance.

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