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Royal Eritrean Armed Forces
« on: June 03, 2014, 04:38:43 AM »
Royal Eritrean Army

Major Units

1st Armoured Division (Asmara): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Armoured Brigades
1st Infantry Division (Nakfa): 1st, 4th & 7th Infantry Brigades
2nd Infantry Division (Assab): 2nd, 5th & 8th Infantry Brigades
3rd Infantry Division (Maychew): 3rd, 6th & 9th Infantry Brigades

Brigade Organisation

Armoured Brigade:
1 Tank Battalion, with 45 tanks;
2 Armoured Infantry Battalions, each with 45 infantry fighting vehicles;
1 Armoured Artillery Battalion, with 12 152mm and 24 122mm self-propelled howitzers;
1 Armoured Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, with 36 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns.

Infantry Brigade:
3 Infantry Battalions, each with 12 120mm mortars;
1 Artillery Battalion, with 12 152mm and 24 122mm howitzers;
1 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, with 36 anti-aircraft guns*.

*1st-6th Infantry Brigades have 12 57mm and 24 23mm anti-aircraft guns; 7th-9th Infantry Brigades have 36 23mm anti-aircraft guns.

Equipment

  • T-80-120 Main Battle Tanks (135)
  • BMP 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (270)
  • 152mm Self-Propelled Howitzers (36)
  • 122mm Self-Propelled Howitzers (72)
  • ZSU-23-4 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns (108)
  • 152mm Howitzers (180)
  • 122mm Howitzers (432)
  • 120mm Mortars (324)
  • ZU-57-2 Anti-Aircraft Guns (72)
  • ZU-23-2 Anti-Aircraft Guns (252)

Royal Eritrean Navy

Major Units
1 Battleship: HEMS Bahr Negus (ex ANS Kameer)
4 Destroyers: HEMS Asmara (ex HSMS Harar), HEMS Semera (ex HSMS Hargeisa), HEMS Asaita (ex HSMS Jima), HEMS Mekele

All units are based at Assab.

Royal Eritrean Air Force

Major Units
1st Fighter Squadron: Su-27
2nd Fighter Squadron: Su-25
1st Helicopter Sqaudron: Mi-24
2nd Helicopter Squadron: Mi-17

All units are based at Asmara.

Equipment
  • Su-27 (12)
  • Su-25 (12)
  • Mi-24 (12)
  • Mi-17 (12)