Sunday, May 26, 2013

Paraguay



Paraguay


Paraguay
Capital: Asuncion
Asuncion is also the largest city with about 680,250 people.
Share borders with Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.
Population of about 6 million people.



02 DEC 2012- A peasant land reform activist is assassinated in Paraguay by two gunmen. One fired a shotgun, the other fired a .38 revolver.

The U.S. sent military aid in 2005 in the form of U.S. Special Forces adivisors.

Dr. Luis Maria Argana International Airport in the town of Mariscal Estigarriba is strategically located between Brazil and Argentina. A large airport built in a small town in the 1980's by U.S. Technicians hired by the dictator of Paraguay at the time, Alfredo Stroessner. The airstrip is larger than the one in the capital, Asuncion. The population of the town is only about 2,000. When U.S. soldiers arrived in 2005, they landed at the Dr. Luis Maria Argana International Airport.

Apparently, the objective of the U.S. sending military advisors to train the military and police forces of Paraguay, was to help the government suppress a growing movement of landless farmers called the Paraguayan Campesino Movement.

Silvio Pettirosi International Airport (SGAS) in Asuncion.

About 23,000 total military personnel.
Much military weapons and equipment has been donated throughout the years by Brazil and Argentina.
Paraguay fought in the War of the Triple Alliance against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay from 1864-1870. Paraguay lost a sizable portion of its male population during the war.

Paraguay Air Force
Fuerza Aerea Paraguay (FAP)
About 1,100 personnel

EMB-312 Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft (3)

CASA C-212 transport aircraft (4)
De Haviland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter utility aircraft
UH-1 helicopters (9)
Helibras HB-350 Esquilo helicopters (3)


The T-33 aircraft were retired from service in 1998.







Small 3 dimensional ELTA radar used by the Air Force



Airborne Brigade






Navy
Armada Paraguaya

Approximately 3,600 personnel (includes 800 naval infantry)
Paraguay is landlocked, but has access to the Atlantic Ocean through the Paraguay River and the Parana River.
34 vessels plus 43 small patrol boats built in Paraguay.


Main naval base at Puerto Saxony in Asuncion
Other naval bases at Bahia, Negra, Ciudad del Este, Encamacion, Salto del Guarta, Ita-Peru

Gunboat (1)
C1
Patrol Ships (3)
P01
P04
P05
Patrol Boats (21)
Tzu Chiang Class (Taiwanese made)
P06
P07

Yhaguy Class (Taiwanese made)
P08
P09

P07 Class patrol boats
LP07
LP08
LP09
LP10
LP11


LP101 Class patrol boats
LP101
LP102
LP103
LP104
LP105
LP106
LP107
LP108

CROQ 15 Class patrol boats. Made by Armacraft of Australia.
LP-201

LP-202
LP-203
LP-204

Landing Craft (3)
Transport Vessel
Floating Dock
Tug Boats (4)
Presidential Yacht

Other miscellaneous small craft



Aviacion Naval (Naval Aviation)

Small Cessna aircraft (6)
Helibras HB-350 Esquilo helicopters (2)





Comandos Anfibios
Navy Special Forces





Infanteria de Marina
Naval Infantry
Approximately 800 personnel



Prefectura



Army
Ejercito Paraguay (EP)

M-4 Medium tanks (3)
M-3 Stuart Light Tanks (12)
EE-9 Cascavel armored reconnaissance vehicles (28)

EE-11 Urutu armored personnel carriers (12)

M-2 half tracks with 20mm guns. Donated by Argentina (23)
Unimog trucks
Mercedes Benz trucks
EE-25 trucks
EE-15 trucks
Land Rover Defenders
Chevrolet S-10 pick-up trucks

M-3 37mm anti-tank guns
M-40 106mm recoilless guns
M-18 57mm recoilless guns
M20 75mm recoilless guns?
M20 Super Bazookas?
M-72 LAW light anti-tank rocket launchers


M-120 120mm mortars
81mm Stokes-Brandt mortars
60mm mortars

M-79 grenade launchers


M2HB Browning .50 cal heavy machine guns
Browning M1919 .30 cal machine guns on tripods and on M-4 tanks.
FN MAG machine guns
Negev machine guns
Bren machine guns
Steyr SSG 69 sniper rifles
Taiwanese made T-65K2 assault rifles
G-3 assault rifles
SIG SG 540 assault rifles
M4 carbines
HK MP-5 sub-machine guns
Uzi sub-machine guns
Beretta Model12 sub-machine guns
Madsen 9mm sub-machine guns
Beretta 92 pistols donated by the U.S. in 2009
Browning Hi-Power pistols

Air Defense
Anti-Aircraft unit GAA 13
Bofors L/60 40mm anti-aircraft guns
Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft guns
M-45 quadruple .50 cal machine guns




Artillery
Artillery unit GAC 1-12 with British made QF-25 88mm howitzers (12)
Artillery unit GAC 2-12 with M-101 105mm towed howitzers (17)
Bofors Model 1927/34 75mm (6 total. Donated from Argentina)
Krupp 75mm (12 total donated from Brazil)


Comando de Ingenieria del Ejercito (COMINGE)
Army Engineer Command




Airborne



Special Forces Battalions

Regimiento Escolta Presidencial (REP)
Presidential Escort Regiment



Comando Logistico (COMLOG)
Logistics Command

Comando del Comunicaciones de Ejercito (COMCOME)
Army Communications Command



Policia Militar
Military Police

 

Reserves
Reservistas










Policia Nacional
BOPE?
FOPE


Intelligence





Paraguay Armed Forces pictures



















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