About 1,200 French soldiers are stationed in Chad, including Foreign Legion troops. Back the government of Chad which they helped put into power.
French Mirage aircraft and helicopters at Hadjikossei, near the capital, N'Djamena. At
The French share a base with Chadian forces at N'Djamena International Airport
1983 conflict with Libya.
1987 “Toyota War”
Chad Civil War 2005-
30,350 total military personnel
Some French aircraft are rotated between the French forces and Chadian forces.
In a conflict with Chad, Chad will most likely be backed by the French outright. French pilots may even fly aircraft with Chadian markings.
Typical of most air forces in Africa, the aircraft listed may or may not be operational.
Aermacchi SF.260 trainer light attack aircraft captured from Libya during the 1983 conflict. (2)
Turkish Aerospace Industries TAI Hurkus C trainer/light attack aircraft (3)
Pilatus PC-9 trainer/light attack aircraft (1)
An-26 transport aircraft (1)
C-130 transport aircraft (1)
Pilatus PC-6 Porter transport aircraft (2)
Reims F337 Skymaster aircraft used for liason (2)
Beech 1900D aircraft used for VIP transport. (1)
Douglas DC-9 transport aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
SA.316 Alouette III helicopters (2)
Mi-8 transport helicopters (2)
24 Stinger surface-to-air missiles were some how acquired in 1987.
T-62 tanks (12)
Panhard VAB-VTT (25)
Panhard VAB-VTT (25)
Land Rovers (24)
Jeeps with M40 106mm recoilless guns (30)
Toyota 4x4 trucks (400. Out of the estimated 400, 60 of them armed with 14.5mm machine guns)
M46 towed 130mm guns (6)
M101 towed 105mm howitzers (10)
D-30 towed 122mm howitzers (22)
Brandt AM-50 120mm mortars
Milan anti-tank guided missiles
BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missiles
ERYX anti-tank guided missiles
B-11 107mm recoilless guns
M40 106mm recoilless guns
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers
APILAS anti-tank rocket launchers
M72 LAW anti-tank rocket launchers
Browning M2HB .50 cal machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
RPK machine guns
Type 56 assault rifles
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
FAMAS assault rifles
M-16 assault rifles
SA-6 surface-to-air missiles
SA-13 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
FIM-92 Stinger surface-to-air missiles
SA-7 shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
FIM-43 Redeye shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
ZSU-23-4 self propelled 23mm anti-aircraft guns
ZU-23 towed 23mm anti-aircraft guns
AML-20 with 2x20mm anti-aircraft guns.
ZPU-4 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-2 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns
ZPU-1 towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns
Garde Nationale et Nomade du Tchad (GNNT)
National and Nomadic Guard of Chad
Guard government officials and certain facilities.