Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital:Algiers (El Djazair)

Algerian War for Independence against France. 
FLN guerrillas
Gained independence from France in 1962.
Border conflict with Morocco in 1963 called the “Sand War”
Algerian Civil War

From 1975-1991, Algeria backed the POLISARIO guerrilla forces against Morocco in the Western Sahara.

127,000 active duty personnel (2011 est.)
150,000 reserve personnel (2010 est.)

SS-1 Scud ballistic missiles

Algerian Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Jaza'eriiya (QJJ)
440 aircraft
191 helicopters

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (74)

Su-30 fighter aircraft (44)

MiG-25 fighter aircraft (39)

Su-24 fighter aircraft (33)
Yak-130 trainer/light attack aircraft (16)
L-39 trainer aircraft (52)

Zlin Z-142 trainer aicraft (40)
Safir-43 trainer aircraft. Algerian made copy of the Zlin Z-43 (40)
Il-76 transport aircraft (12)
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (17)
CASA C-295 transport aircraft (6)
Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft (2)

Il-78 refueling aircraft (6)
Beechcraft King Air aircraft (4)
Raytheon 200 aircraft (10)
Raytheon 1900D aircraft (12)
Gulfstream IVSP aircraft used for VIP transport (4)
Mi-28 attack helicopters (42)
Mi-24 Mk III attack helicopters (83)

Bell 412 helicopters (3)
AS.355 Ecureuil helicopters (19)
Ka-32 helicopters (5)
Mi-2 helicopters (40)
Mi-8 helicopters (33)

Mi-17 helicopters (152)

Seeker II South African made unmanned aerial vehicles (6)?
CH-3 unmanned aerial vehicles
CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicles

Territorial Air Defense Force
S-300PMU (SA-20 Gargoyle)
Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)
SA-3 Goa (S-125)
SA-6 Gainful (2K12 Kub)
SA-8 Gecko (9K33 Osa)
SA-9 Gaskin (9K31 Strela-1)
SA-14 Gremlin (9K34 Strela-3)
SA-7 Grail (9K32 Strela-2)

14,000 personnel
38 ships
20 airrcaft

Naval bases at Algiers, Annaba, and Mers-el-Kebir

February 2, 1967 taking of the Mers-el-Kebir naval base along the Mediterranean Sea.

Frigates (3)
Corvettes  (3)
Patrol Vessels (12)

Improved Kilo Class with Klub-S anti-ship missiles (2)
Submarines, Kilo Class (2)
Kebir (El Yadekh Class) Fast Attack Craft (12)
Landing Ships (3)

Training Ship (1)

Naval Aviation
C-295 aircraft used for maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare
Kamov Ka-31 helicopters used for anti-submarine warfare (5)
Super Lynx Mk. 130 helicopters used for anti-submarine warfare (4)
AW101 helicopters used for search and rescue operations (6)

Klub S anti-ship missiles
SS-N-25 anti-ship missiles
C-802 anti-ship missiles
YJ-12B anti-ship missiles to replace SSC-3 Styx (P-15)
CX-1 anti-ship cruise missiles


107,000 active duty personnel (2007 est.)
150,000 reserve personnel (2007 est.)
Second largest army in northern Africa, behind Egypt.

T-90 tanks (185 ordered)
T-72 tanks (325)

T-62 tanks (300)
T-55 tanks (275)

BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (300)

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (685)
BTR-60, BTR-80 and OT-64 armored personnel carriers (around 600 total)
Panhard AML-60 armored reconnaissance vehicles (55)
BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (115)
HMMWV utility vehicles (200+)?
Nimr 4x4 utility vehicles
Nimr II 4x4 utility vehicles

BM-30 multiple rocket launchers (18)

BM-14 multiple rocket launchers (50)
BM-24 multiple rocket launchers (30)
BM-21 multiple rocket launchers (50)

2S3 self propelled howitzers (30)

2S1 self propelled howitzers (145)
M-46 (M1954) 130mm field guns (10)
2A18 (D-30) 122mm towed howitzers
D-74 towed 122mm field guns (35)

AT-14 (9M133 Kornet) anti-tank guided missiles
MILAN anti-tank guided missiles
AT-4 Spigot (9K111 Fagot) anti-tank guided missiles
Ukrainian made Skif anti-tank guided missiles?

Type 69

NSV machine guns
DShK machine guns
Type 67 machine guns
PK machine guns
RPK machine guns
RPD machine guns
Dragunov SVD sniper rifles
AKM assault rifles
Type 81 assault rifles
AK-47 assault rifles
AK-103 assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
Steyr AUG assault rifles
M16 assault rifles
MAS-49 assault rifles
MAS-36 rifles
AKS-74U carbines
M1 carbines
SKS carbines
MP5 sub-machine guns
MAT-49 sub-machine guns
KS-23 Shotgun
Beretta 92 pistols

Domestically produces copies of the AK-47 assault rifle, AK-74 assault rifle and RPG


Gendarmerie Nationale (GN)
60,000 personnel?

 Panhard M3

A109 helicopters 
AS355 helicopters

Detachment Special d'Intervention (DSI)
Special unit in the Gendarmerie Nationale

Surete Nationale
A type of metropolitan police under the Ministry of the Interior. National police force.
30,000 personnel?

Departement du Renseignment et de la Securite (DRS)- Department of Intelligence and Security

Construction Company Mechanical Khenchela

Entreprise de Constructions et de Réparations Navales (ECRN)
Company Construction and Naval Repairs


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