Military


Kuwait - Army Equipment

System Source Inventory
1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 43.3 38.7 39.7 41.3 41.3 41.3 41.3 41.3 41.3 41.3
Active 16 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Reserve 20.3 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.7 23.7
National Guard 7 5 5 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6
Armor 229 220 385 368 368 368 368 368 368 368
Medium / Main Battle Tanks 229 220 385 368 368 368 368 368 368 368
125mm M-84A / ABK1 YUG 6 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
120mm M1A2 Abrams US -- 50 218 218 218 218 218 218 218 218
120mm Chieftain 5/2K UK 143 20 17 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
105mm Vickers Mk 12 UK 70 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
105mm Centurion Mk 9 UK 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Infantry Fighting Vehicles 245 130 457 457 562 562 562 562 501 501
100mm BMP-3 RU -- 76 142 142 167 167 167 167 167 167
30mm Desert Warrior3 UK -- 8 254 254 254 254 254 254 254 254
30mm BMP-2 USSR 245 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 -- --
25mm? Pandur II4 AUS -- -- -- -- 80 80 80 80 80 80
25mm Pandur4 US -- -- 15 15 15 15 15 15 -- --
Armored Personnel Carriers 356 205 245 245 245 245 245 205 165 165
Tracked 126 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165
12.7mm M113A1 / A2 / A33 US 126 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165 165
Wheeled 230 40 80 80 80 80 80 40 .. ..
12.7mm Pandur3, 4 US -- -- 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- --
12.7mm Fahd5 EGY 100 40 40 40 40 40 40 -- -- --
7.62mm Saracen UK 130 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Light AFV 272 - 57 65 85 85 85 86 70 70
90mm Pandur4 US -- -- 15 15 15 15 15 15 -- --
90mm V-3004 US 62 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
76mm Saladin2 UK 100 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20mm? Condor 24 GER -- -- -- 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
20mm? V-150S4 FRA 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12.7mm VBL4 FRA -- -- 20 20 40 40 40 40 40 40
7.62mm S600 AUST -- -- 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
7.62mm Ferret UK 90 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Self-Propelled 57 73 73 127 127 124 124 124 106 106
155mm PLZ-45 PRC -- -- -- 54 54 51 51 51 51 51
155mm GCT6 FRA -- 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
155mm M109A1B / A2 US 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37
155mm Mk F3 FRA 20 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 -- --
Artillery, Towed 16 - - - - - - - - -
105mm M101A1 US 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Rocket - - 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
300mm 9A52 Smerch RU -- -- 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Recoilless 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200
84mm Carl Gustav M3 SWE 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200
Anti-Tank Missiles 56 118 118 118 118 118 118 118 118 118
M901 ITV US 56 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
M966 HMMWV US -- 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66 66
BGM-71 TOW US + 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44
Anti-Aircraft Missiles + 50 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48
Starburst UK -- 50 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48
SA-14 USSR + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SA-7 USSR + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SSM 4 - - - - - - - - -
FROG-7 USSR 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Notes

    1 - By 2005, this total includes 75 vehicles reportedly in storage.

    2 - These vehicles were listed as being in storage as of 1990.

    3 - This total includes some number of subvariants, including anti-tank missile and mortar carriers.

    4 - These vehicles are or were operated by the Kuwaiti National Guard

    5 - By 2012, these vehicles were said to have been placed in storage.

    6 - By 1995, these vehicles were said to have been placed in storage.




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