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Slovenian Ground Force
Sign of Slovenian Army
Emblem of the Slovenian Army
Country Slovenia
Branch Ground Army
Allegiance NATO
Service history
Active 1991–1993 Slovene Territorial Defense Forces
Role Defending Slovenian territory
Battles Slovenian War of Independence


War on Terrorism:

War in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom

Note: For engagements of the navy detachment see: Slovenian Navy

Commanders
Insignia

The Slovenian Ground Force is the primary component of Slovenian Armed forces.

HistoryEdit

The current Slovenian Armed Forces are descended from the Territorial Defense of the Republic of Slovenia (Teritorialna Obramba Republike Slovenije; TORS), which was formed in 1968 as a paramilitary complement to the regular army of the former Yugoslav within the territory of Slovenia. The main objectives of TORS were to support the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) and conduct guerrilla operations in the event of an invasion.

When Slovenia declared independence at the onset of the Yugoslav Wars in 1991, the TORS and the Slovenian police comprised the majority of forces engaging the Yugoslav People's Army during the Ten-Day War. The Slovenian Armed Forces were formally established in 1993 as a reorganization of the TORS.

Weapons and equipmentEdit

InfantryEdit

Slovoj

Slovene soldiers with FN F2000S assault rifle

Small armsEdit

Antitank and Anti-aircraft weaponsEdit

ModelTypeOriginQuantity
Spike MR, LR ATGM Flag of Israel.svg Israel /
RGW 90 RPG Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore / Flag of Israel.svg Israel 2,300
Igla MANPAD and Strelets Flag of Russia.svg Russia /

ArtilleryEdit

ModelTypeOriginQuantity
TN90 155 mm towed Howitzer Flag of Israel.svg Israel 18
MN 9 120 mm mortar Flag of Israel.svg Israel 36

Tanks, IFVs and APCsEdit

Valuk and T-55

LKOV Valuk 6x6 apc (left) and M-84 tank (right)

Slovenian Army Truck

Man 8 x 10 ton Truck

ModelOriginQuantity
M-84 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia 54 (17 in active service)
M-55 S Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 30 (in reserve)
ModelOriginQuantity
M-80A Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia 52 (13 in active service)
ModelOriginQuantity
BOV M Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia 28
Valuk Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 85
Patria AMV (Svarun) Flag of Finland.svg Finland 30

Other vehiclesEdit

File:Slohmmwv.jpg
ModelOriginQuantityRole
Otokar Cobra LAV Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 10 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle
HMMWV United States 42 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle
JVBT-55 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 7 Armored Recovery Vehicle
VT-55 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 2 Armored Recovery Vehicle
MT-55 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 4 Bridge-layer

Former equipmentEdit

ATGM Fagot

Slovenian 9M111 Fagot anti-tank guided missile

ReferencesEdit

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