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Comoran Defense Force soldiers march in formation in Moroni

Comoran Defense Force soldiers demonstrate hand-to-hand combat skills

The Comorian Security Force (French Armée nationale de développement) consist of a small standing army and a 500-member police force, as well as a 500-member defense force. A defense treaty with France provides naval resources for protection of territorial waters, training of Comorian military personnel, and air surveillance. France maintains a small troop presence in the Comoros at government request. France maintains a small maritime base and a Foreign Legion Detachment (DLEM) on Mayotte.

Equipment inventory[edit | edit source]

Aircraft inventory[edit | edit source]

The Comorian Security Force operates only 4 aircraft.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Eurocopter Ecureuil France utility helicopter AS 350B 1
Let L-410 Turbolet Czech Republic transport L-410UVP 2
Mil Mi-14 Haze Russia SAR Mi-14Pzh 1

In addition to the CSF, the Police Force operates a further 6 aircraft fleet available for paramilitary duties.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Aermacchi SF.260 Italy liaison SF 260C
SF 260W
2
3
Cessna 402 USA utility 1

Navy[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.

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