Sunday, May 26, 2013



107 square miles
Made up of 115 islands
Located North East of Madagascar
Population of about 81,000

Due to rising sea levels, the Seychelles is slowly sinking into the Indian Ocean.

The Seychelles are used by U.S. and Indian forces for anti-piracy operations. The U.S. also launches drone attacks on targets in Somalia from the Seychelles.

13 DEC 11- A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone crashes in the Seychelles.

04 JAN 11- The United Arab Emirates donates 5 patrol boats to the Seychelles to aid in patrol and anti-piracy operations.

14 JUL 12- China donates two Chinese made Y-2 transport aircraft to the Seychelles. China has also expresses an interest in using military facilities in the Seychelles.

1 FEB 13- India donates a Dornier Do-228 with surveillance and communication systems to the Seychelles.

1981- Attempted coup by mercenaries

Seychelles Peoples Defence Force (SPDF)
200 active duty military personnel
450 paramilitary forces

Seychelles Defence Academy
Funded and built by the United Arab Emirates
SPDF museum

Consists of Army, Coast Guard (which includes an air wing), Presidential Protection Unit, and a Police Force which includes the Mobile Police Unit. Nine patrol boats.

Elite anti-piracy unit called the Tazar.

Aircraft flown by the SPDF

Y-2 transport aircraft (2)
DHC-6 Twin Otter (1)
Dornier Do-228 with surveillance and communication systems (1)

BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (6)

India donates two Land Rover (Tata) vehicles to the SPDF in 2014

M-43 82mm mortars (6)?

AK-47 style assault rifles
SKS rifles
Uzi sub-machine guns

SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (10)?
M-1939 towed 37mm anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-4 towed anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-2 towed anti-aircraft guns

Seychelles Coast Guard
1 Turya Class torpedo boat?

P605 Andromache

P606 Topaz- Indian made Trinkat Class Patrol vessel. Donated to Seychelles by India.

P608 Constant- Indian made Trinkat Class Patrol vessel. Donated to Seychelles by India.

P607 Etoile- Chinese made Shanghai II (Type 62) class patrol vessel. Donated to Seychelles by China.

Patrol boats donated from UAE (5)

Seychelles Coast Guard base at Bois de Rose

India to build naval base on Assumption Island in Seychelles.

New Coast Guard base at Ile Perseverance funded by the UAE.

Seychelles Peoples Defence Force pictures

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