Sunday, May 26, 2013




NATO member nation.

Gained independence from Yugoslavia after heavy fighting in 1991.

Slovenian Armed Forces (or Slovenian Army)
Slovenska Vojska
Around 9,000 military personnel (2003)

Air Force

Military airport at Brezice near Croatia.

Pilatus PC-9M trainer/light attack aircraft (11)

Zlin Z 242 trainer aircraft (8)
PC-6 transport/utility aircraft (2)

Let L-410 transport aircraft (1)

Dassault Falcon 2000EX aircraft used for VIP transport and MEDEVAC (1)
Bell 412 helicopters (8)

Bell 206 helicopters (4)

AS 532AL Cougar helicopters (4)

Air Defense
Roland II 

Fast Patrol Boat (israeli Super Dvora Mark II class patrol boat)

Project 10412 Class patrol boat

Slovenian Army- Slovenska Vojska (SV)

M-84 tanks-Yugoslavian made copy of the T-72 tank. (54)

T-55 tanks (30)
Valuk Infantry Fighting Vehicle-Slovenian made 6x6 wheeled copy of the Pandur. (85)

M-80A-Yugoslavian made Infantry Fighting Vehicles (13)

Patria AMV (Svarun)- 8x8 wheeled Armored Modular Vehicles. Some with 120mm mortars (30)

Otokar Cobra- Turkish made light armored 4x4 wheeled vehicle (10)
HMMWV utility vehicles

JVB T55 armored recovery vehicles
VT55 armored recovery vehicles
MT-55 bridge layers

Soltam TN90 155/45mm howitzer
M2A1 105mm towed howitzers

MN-9 120mm mortars

SPIKE (israeli made anti-tank guided missiles)
9K11 Malyutka (AT-3 Sagger) anti-tank guided missiles
RGW 90

FN MAG machine guns
FN Minimi Para machine guns
FN PGM Ultima Ratio Commando II sniper rifles
FN PGM Hecate II sniper rifles
FN PGM Mini Hecate sniper rifles
FN 2000 bullpup assault rifles (standard issue)
Zastava M-70B assault rifles (in reserve status)
HK G36 assault rifles
HK MP-5 sub-machine guns
Sig Sauer P226 pistols
Beretta M-92 pistols
MGV-176 Orbis- .22LR sub-machine gun developed by Orbis of Slovenia for Special Police units. Used during the fighting in Yugoslavia in 1991. Folding stock and 161 round circular magazine on the top of the gun similar to the Degtyarev machine gun of World War 2 fame.

Mountain troops

ESD Special Operations Unit

Purchased mortars, electronic equipment, and spare T-55 tank parts from israel.

Slovene Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA)

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