Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Kuwait City

U.S. soldiers stationed in Kuwait.
Bases currently used by U.S. forces in Kuwait include:
Ali Al Salem Air Base
Camp Arifjan
Camp Buehring
Camp Fox
Camp Patriot
Camp Spearhead
Camp Victory
Camp Virginia
Camp Wolf
Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait Naval Base
Udairi Range

Tent Cities
New York
New Jersey

Kuwaiti Air Force
Approximately 5,000 personnel

F/A-18 fighter aircraft (28)

BAE Hawk trainer aircraft (10)
Shorts Tucano trainer aircraft (16)

L-100 Hercules transport aircraft (3)
KC-130J Super Hercules refueling aircraft? 3 ordered.
C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft? 1 requested.

AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters (26)

SA.342 Gazelle helicopters (13)
AS.332 Super Puma helicopters (4)
SA.330 Puma helicopters (5)
S-92 helicopters used for VIP transport (2)
EC-135 helicopters for police service (2)
AS.365 Dauphn helicopters for police service (2)

MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles (5)

MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missiles (6)
Aspide surface-to-air missiles used on the Skyguard Amoun air defense system

GDF-005 35mm anti-aircraft guns used on Skyguard Amoun air defense system (12)
Starburst surface-to-air missiles (48)

Kuwait Naval Force
Approximately 2,000 personnel

Ras al Qulayah Naval Base 35 miles south of Kuwait City.

Fast Attack Craft (10)

Special Operations Patrol Boats (25)
Support Ship (1)
Landing Craft, Medium (1)
Small Craft

MM-40 Exocet anti-ship missiles on some Fast Attack Craft
Sea Skua anti-ship missiles on some Fast Attack Craft

Approximately 400 Coast Guard personnel

Kuwaiti Army
M1A2 tanks (218)

M-84 tanks acquired from Yugoslavia to offset previous oil purchases. (150)

Desert Warrior (Warrior) infantry fighting vehicles (254)
BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles (120)

Fahd 240 armored personnel carrier (110)
Pandur armored personnel carriers used by National Guard in six different variants. (70)
M113 armored personnel carrier (230)
M577 armored command posts (30)
Shorland S600 armored personnel carriers used by National Guard (22)
VBL armored personnel carriers used by National Guard and Police (20)
HMMWV utility vehicles

M88 Hercules armor recovery vehicle (14)

M-901 TOW missile armed tank killers (8)

9A52 Smerch 300mm multiple rocket launchers (27)

PLZ-45 self propelled howitzers (75)

M-109 self propelled howitzers. Withdrawn from service? (23)

TOW II anti-tank guided missiles
AT-4 Spigot anti-tank guided missiles
AT-10 anti-tank guided missiles

25th Commando Brigade?

National Guard

Pandur 1 (Six different variants)

Kuwait Police



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