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Botswana - Order of Battle

There are several sources that provide order of battle information, and for the most part they agree on the major points [three infantry brigades, an armour brigade, and some air defense units, but at the batallion level there is sersious disagreement - it must be obvious that the distribution of infantry batallions is in error.

Order if Battle assessments are particularly tricky given the fairly rapid growth in the force, which nearly doubled in end-strength from 2005 to 2015, from approximately 8,500 as of 2005 to about 15,000 a decade later.

Brigade BattalionTroops Station
Force Training School
1 mechanical and electrical engineer regiment
Signal Corps
Medical Corps
Ordnance Corps
Armament Corps
1 Commando battalion
1 Para and Presidential Guard battalion
First Infantry Brigade 5000
1st Inf Battalion 500 Ramokgwebana Border
2nd Inf Battalion 500Tshesebe
3rd Inf Battalion 500Bobonong
4th Inf Battalion 500Francistown
5th Inf Battalion 500Kasane
6th Inf Battalion 500Francistown
7th Inf Battalion 500Maitengwe Border - Senete
8th Inf Battalion 500Tutume
9th Inf Battalion 500Chobe National Park
10th Inf Battalion 500Nata
Second infantry brigade
1st Inf Battalion 500
2nd Inf Battalion 500
Third infantry brigade
1st Inf Battalion 500
2nd Inf Battalion 500
7th Armored Brigade
1st Armored Regiment [light] Serule
2nd Armored Regiment [light] Nata
3rd mechanized infantry Battalion Kasana
First Artillery Brigade (training unit ?)1,200 Francistown
medium regiment
field regiment
Second Artillery Brigade 1,100 Kasane
Heavy Mortar Battery 120mm
MRL battery
1 air defence artillery brigade (training unit ?)
Engineer Corps / regiment 200 Nata
1st Engineer Platoon 50Nata
2nd Engineer Platoon 50Debetsha
3rd Engineer Platoon 50Senete
4th Engineer Platoon 50Tutume

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