Thursday, May 30, 2013



Capital: Libreville

French forces in Gabon.
The French 6e Bataillon d'Infanterie de Marine (6e BIMa) in Libreville

5,000 military personnel?

Air Force
Air bases at Chilbanga, Franceville and Libreville

Mirage F1 fighter aircraft (6)

Mirage V fighter aircraft (13)?
Alpha Jet trainer/light attack aircraft (6)
Reims F337 aircraft used in light attack role (4)
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor trainer aircraft (4)
Fouga Magister CM-170 trainer aircraft (4)
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft (3)
CASA CN-235 transport aircraft (1)
ATR-42 transport aircraft (1)
Douglas DC-8 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft used for VIP transport (2)?
Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
EMB 110 Bandeirante used for transport (3)
EMB-111 used for maritime patrol. EMB-110 variant. Uses the AN/APS-128 MP radar (1)
Reims F404 aircraft (1)
Gulfstream II aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Gulfstream III aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
Gulfstream IV aircraft used for VIP transport (1)
SA.316 Alouette III helicopters (3)
AS.350 Ecureuil helicopters (2)
AS.355 helicopter (1)
SA.332 Super Puma transport helicopter (1)
Bell 205 helicopter (1)
Bell 412 helicopter (1)
Bell 212 helicopter (1)

Matra R.530 Super air-to-air missiles
Matra R.550 Magic 2 air-to-air missiles
AS-30L air-to-ground missiles
HOT anti-tank guided missiles

AN/APS-128 MP radar used on board the EMB-111 aircraft.
AN/ALR-93 radar

Fast Attack Craft with MM-40 Exocet anti-ship missiles (1)
Fast Attack Craft with SS.12 missiles (1)
Patrol ships with French SS.12 missiles (2)
Swift Ship patrol boat (1)
Small Coastal Patrol Craft (4)
Landing Ship, BATRAL Class (1)
Landing Craft (1)


V-150 armored personnel carriers (9)
EE-11 Urutu armored personnel carriers (12)
Pandur I 6x6 wheeled (22)
Pandur II 8x8 wheeled (20)
ERC-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (10)

EE-9 Cascavel armored reconnaissance vehicles (14)
EE-3 Jararaca armored reconnaissance vehicles (12)
AML-90 armored reconnaissance vehicles (24)
AML-60 armored reconnaissance vehicles (12)
M-8 Greyhound armored reconnaissance vehicles (10)
WZ551 armored personnel carriers (3)
Matador- South African made mine protected vehicles (20)

ZFB-05 Chinese made light armored vehicles (6)
VBRG Berlinet armored personnel carriers (3)
VAB armored personnel carriers (9)
VXB-170 armored personnel carriers (15)
Ramta RAM (5)

Panhard M3 armored personnel carriers (10)
Panhard VBL 4x4 wheeled vehicles

Maverick armored vehicles used for internal security. Made by the Paramount Group of South Africa.

Nexter ARAVIS 4x4 vehicles with AR20 remote controlled turrets

Peugeot P4 utility vehicles

ACMAT trucks
EE-15 trucks
EE-25 trucks

Nexter NERVA LG small reconnaissance robots on order

Novadem NX110 small unmanned aerial vehicles on order

Teruel- Spanish made 140mm multiple rocket launchers (11)
Type 82 130mm multiple rocket launchers (10)
Type 89 (ZDF-1) 122mm multiple rocket launchers (20)
Type 90 122mm multiple rocket launchers (4)
Type 63 towed 107mm multiple rocket launchers (16)

Type 59 towed 130mm guns (10)
M101 towed 105mm howitzers (4)
M102 towed 105mm howitzers (5)

Brandt F1 120mm mortars
Brandt mle 27/31 81mm mortars

HOT anti-tank guided missiles
Milan anti-tank guided missiles

LRAC anti-tank rocket launchers

M-203 under barrel grenade launchers

Browning M2HB machine guns
M1919 machine guns
M1917 machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
AA-52 machine guns
FM-24/29 light machine guns
AK-47/AKM assault rifles
Type 56 assault rifles
G3 assault rifles
FAMAS assault rifles

SIG SG 540 assault rifles
M16 assault rifles
FN CAL assault rifles
CAR-15 carbines
Beretta Model 12 sub-machine guns
Uzi sub-machine guns
MAT-49 sub-machine guns

Sterling sub-machine guns
PA-15 pistols
MAC-50 pistols
MR73 pistols

Army Aviation
SA.342 Gazelle attack/scout helicopters (8)
SA.330 Puma transport helicopters (7)

Air Defense
Mistral surface-to-air missiles
ERC-20 with two 20mm anti-aircraft guns. ERC-90 variant. (4)

Bofors L/70 towed 40mm anti-aircraft guns (3)
M1939 (61-K) towed 37mm anti-aircraft guns (12)
ZSU-23 self propelled anti-aircraft guns (24)

Republican Guard
1,800 personnel
Provides security for the president of Gabon.


National Police


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