Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Djibouti City

U.S. soldiers stationed in Djibouti- Approximately 3,500 deployed at Camp Lemonnier
French soldiers in Djibouti
Japanese soldiers- Approximately 100 personnel based in Djibouti to help fight piracy.

Camp Lemonnier

Chabelley Airfield used by the US as a base for unmanned aerial vehicles. Chabelley is about 6 miles (9.5km) southwest of Djibouti City.

French forces in Djibouti
Airbase 188 Colonel Emile Massart (BA188) used by French forces.
Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft
C-160 transport aircraft
SA 330 Puma helicopters
AS555 Fennec helicopters

Mistral surface-to-air missiles
20mm anti-aircraft guns

The Port of Djibouti is used by French naval vessels.

13e Demi-Brigade de la Legion Etrangere (13 DBLE)
Bataillon de l'aviation legere de l'armee de Terre (BATALAT)
5e Regiment Interarmes d'Outre-Mer (5e RIAOM)

Conflicts with Eritrea.

Djibouti Armed Forces
Forces Armess Djiboutiennes (FAD)
13,000 active duty military personnel
2,000 reserve personnel
200 personnel deployed in Somalia?

Djibouti Air Force
Aerienne du Djibouti
250 personnel

Ambouli Air Base at airport
CASA C-212 transport aircraft (1)
Let L-410 transport aircraft (3)
SOCATA Rallye trainer aircraft (1)
Dassault Falcon 20 business jet (1)
Dassault Falcon 50 business jet (1)
Cessna 206 (1)
Cessna 208 (1)
Cessna 402 used for corporate transport (1)
Mi-35 Hind attack helicopters (3)

Mi-8 transport helicopters (4)
Mi-2 transport helicopters (6)
Mi-17 transport helicopters (2)
AS.355 helicopters (4)
Bell 412 helicopters (3)
Boeing 737 airliner (1)
Boeing 727 airliner (1)
Antonov An-28 short range airliner (1)

Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles

Djibouti Air Force personnel

Djibouti Navy
More than 314km of coastline
Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait
Patrol Boats (5)

T-72 tanks (42 on order)
Ratel infantry fighting vehicles
Panhard AML 90

BTR-80 armored personnel carriers
BTR-70 armored personnel carriers
BTR-60 armored personnel carriers
Casspir armored personnel carriers
HMMWV 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles
VBL 4x4 wheeled vehicles
Land Rover Defenders (13)
Toyota Land Cruisers (14)
VLRA trucks
Unimog trucks(4)
M35 trucks

BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers
Type 63 107mm multiple rocket launchers

M109 self propelled 155mm howitzers

D-30 (2A18) towed 122mm howitzers
Oto Melara Mod 56 105mm pack howitzers

Mortier 120mm Raye Tracte Modele F1
Brandt MO-81 81mm mortars
Brandt MO-60 60mm mortars

RPG-7 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers
APILAS shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers
LRAC 89 shoulder fired anti-tank rocket launchers
M40 recoilless guns

Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers
M203 under barrel grenade launchers

NSV machine guns
KPV machine guns
Browning M2 machine guns
Type 85 machine guns
AA-52 machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
PKM machine guns
RPK machine guns
RPD machine guns
M24 sniper rifles
FAMAS assault rifles
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
Type 56 assault rifles
FN FAL assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
Galil assault rifles
Steyr AUG assault rifles
M16 assault rifles
SG 540 assault rifles
M4 carbines
MAT-49 sub-machine guns
Beretta 92 pistols
MAC Mle 1950 pistols
PA-15 pistols

Air Defense
Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns
ZU-23-2 towed 23mm anti-aircraft guns
M-693 with twin 53 T2 Tarasque 20mm guns

National Gendarmerie



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