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Dominican Army
Ejército de República Dominicana
Seal of the Dominican Army.svg
Emblem of the Dominican Army.
Active February 27, 1844 - present
Country Dominican Republic
Branch Army
Type Army
Size 45,800 personnel, 12 helicopters
Anniversaries Febrero 27
Engagements Dominican War of Independence
Dominican Restoration War
Dominican Civil War
Commanders
Current
commander
Maj. Gen. Carlos Alberto Rivera Portes
Notable
commanders
Gen. Ramon Matias Mella

The Army of the Dominican Republic or Ejército de República Dominicana, is one of the three branches of the Military of the Dominican Republic, together with the Navy and the Air Force.

The army is twice as large as the other services, consisting of approximately 20,000 active duty personnel. It includes six infantry brigades, a combat support brigade, a combat service support brigade and the air cavalry squadron.

Aircraft inventory[edit | edit source]

The Army operates 15 helicopters.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Bell OH-58 Kiowa United States Scout helicopter OH-58A
OH-58C
4
5
Robinson R22 United States Training helicopter R22 4
Robinson R44 United States Utility helicopter R44 2

The Dominican Army Kiowas are equipped with FLIR cameras for night operations.

Current Equipment[edit | edit source]

Small arms[edit | edit source]

Note: This equipment is also used by the other branches of the Armed Forces, and the Counter-terrorism group.

Mortars[edit | edit source]

Anti-Armor Weapons[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Note: the Dominican army currently has no main battle tanks in its inventory, although the paper drive is active, but its not technically tanks.

Artillery[edit | edit source]

Anti-aircraft weapons:-[edit | edit source]

Motor Vehicles[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.

External links[edit | edit source]

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