Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Niamey

Numerous military coups and Tuareg rebellions.
Niger sent 400 soldiers to Iraq during the 1991 U.S. led Operation Desert Storm.

The US operates a drone base in northeastern Niger.

Forecs Armees Nigeriennes (FAN)
Approximately 12,000 active duty personnel

Air Force

Su-25 attack aircraft (2)

Turkish Aerospace Industries TAI Hurkus C trainer/light attack aircraft (2)
C-130 transport aircraft (1)
Dornier Do 228 transport aircraft (1)
Dornier Do 28 transport aircraft (1)
Boeing 737 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
ULM Tetras reconnaissance? (4)?
Mi-24 attack helicopters (2)?
Mi-17 transport helicopters (2)

Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (6?)


Panhard AML-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (125)
Panhard VBL armored personnel carriers (7)
Panhard M3 armored personnel carriers (22)
ZSL-93 or WZ523 armored personnel carriers

Brandt mle 27/31 mortars

RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers

Browning M2HB machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
AKM assault rifles
M14 assault rifles
Uzi sub-machine guns


National Guard

National Gendarmerie

National Police
Forces Nigerienne d'Internale Securite (FNIS)


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