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Written by Sausryqua   
Thursday, 01 February 2007
Armed forces of Abkhazia: MOD Minister for Defence - Vladimir Mikanba Head of General Staff
- Vladimir Arshba Personnel - some 3,000 servicemen MOD forces are structured as follows:
- Ground Troops
- Air Force
- Navy
- Air Defence

There are also a guard company and a communications company subordinated directly to the minister.

The guard company: 60 servicemen, 4 APC (BTR-70), and one self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery system 3CU-23-4 "Shilka" The communications company: 50 servicemen, and military vehicles P-142 (4) and P-145 (1) Ground Troops
motorifle battalions - 5 rapid reaction unit - 1 reconnaissance battalions - 2 armoured battalions - 2 artillery units - 3
Equipment:
MBT (T-54, T-55, T-66) - 35-40
APC/AIFV (BTR-70, BMP-1, BMP-2, BRDM-2) - 80
Artillery (D-30, D-44, C-60, KC-19, T-12, BM-21 "Grad" MRLS) - 100

Ground Troops are deployed in three territorial command zones:

Eastern Direction Equipment:
APC/AIFV (BTR-70, BMP-1, BMP-2, BRDM-2) - 30
Anti-aircraft artillery - 1
82mm rocket launchers - 4
100mm anti-aircraft artillery - 1
Central Direction Equipment: MBT (T-55) - 18
APC/AIFV (BTR-70, BMP-1) - 44
82mm rocket launchers - 3
Western Direction Equipment
APC/AIFV (BMP-1, BRDM-2) - 4
Air Force Personnel - 250
Aircraft MIG-21 - 1
Su-25 - 1
L-39 - 2
Yak-52 - 1
Helicopters Mi-8 - 2
Navy First Division (HQ in Sukhum) Personnel - 70
Equipment Patrol boat (Grif-type) - 2
Fishing vessels (Volga-type) - 9
Motorboat - 1
Second Division
(HQ in Bitchvinta) Personnel - 25
Equipment Civil boats - 8 Howitzers (85mm D-44) - 2
APC/AIFV (BRDM-2) - 1
Air Defence First Division (HQ in Ochamchire)
Personnel - 90(actually 50)
Equipment: Anti-aircraft artillery (ZU-23-2) - 9
100mm anti-aircraft gun - 1
Shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles ("Strela", "Igla") - some 10
Second Division (Agudzera)
Personnel - 160 (60)
Equipment:
Self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery (ZSU-23-4 "Shilka") - 4
100mm anti-aircraft gun - 2
Shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles ("Strela", "Igla") - some 12
Third Division (Bitchvinta)
Personnel - 70
Equipment:
Anti-aircraft artillery (ZU-23-2) - 3
57mm anti-aircraft gun (S-60)- 3
Shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles ("Strela", "Igla") - some 8

 
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