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Military of Zambia
Manpower
Military age n/a
Available for
military service
2,477,494, age 15–49 (2004 est.)
Fit for
military service
1,310,814, age 15–49 (2004 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
NA (2004 est.)
Active personnel 15,100
Expenditures
Budget $42.6 million (2003)
Percent of GDP 0.9% (2003)

The Zambian Defence Force (ZDF) consists of the Zambia Army, the Air Force, and Zambian National Service (ZNS). The ZDF is designed primarily for internal defence in Zambia. Being a landlocked country, Zambia has no navy.

Army[edit | edit source]

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  • 3 x brigades
  • 1 x Armoured regiment composed of a Tank Battalion and 1 Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion. U.S. State Department International Military Education and Training records from FY-2006 indicate a Zambian officer attended from 64 Armoured Regiment at Mikongo Barracks, east Lusaka.[1]
  • 9 x Infantry battalions (including 3 reserve battalions)
  • 1 x Artillery Regiment (1 MRL battalion and 2 Field Artillery battalions)
  • 1 x Engineer Regiment

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Air Force[edit | edit source]

The Zambian Air Force is a small air force equipped with Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MFs and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19S in addition to a range of transport aircraft and helicopters.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Zambia

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/fmtrpt/2007/92084.htm
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Arms Trade Register". SIPRI. http://armstrade.sipri.org/armstrade/page/trade_register.php. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.

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