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Cyprus National Guard Equipment

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 118.4 143 141 70 60 62 62 62 62 62
Active* 10.4 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12
Reserve 108 133 131 60 50 50 50 50 50 50
Equipment Source Inventory
Armor 36 50 143 152 152 164 164 123 82 82
Medium / Main Battle Tanks 36 50 143 152 152 164 164 123 82 82
125mm T-80U / UK RU -- -- 41 41 41 82 82 82 82 82
105mm AMX-30B2 / G FRA 28 50 102 111 111 82 82 41 -- --
85mm T-34/851 USSR 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Infantry Fighting Vehicles - - 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43
100mm BMP-3 RU -- -- 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43
Armored Personnel Carriers 177 233 309 309 297 297 297 297 297 297
Tracked 33 104 180 180 168 168 168 168 168 168
12.7mm Leonidas-2 GRE 16 92 168 168 168 168 168 168 168 168
7.62mm AMX-VTT/VCA FRA -- 12 12 12 -- -- -- -- -- --
7.62mm BTR-50P USSR 17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Wheeled 144 129 129 129 129 129 129 129 129 129
20mm VAB-VCI FRA 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
12.7mm VAB-VTT2 FRA 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 102 102
12.7mm EE-11 BRA 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Light AFVs 171+ 124+ 124 124 124 124 124 124 124 124
90mm EE-9 BRA 126 124 124 124 124 124 124 124 124 124
12.7mm EE-3 BRA 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7.62mm Shorland2 GRE + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7.62mm Marmon-Harrington GRE 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Self-Propelled - 12 12 12 24 24 24 24 24 24
155mm Zuzana SLK -- -- -- -- 12 12 12 12 12 12
155mm Mk F3 FRA -- 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Artillery, Towed 132 144 144 140 140 140 140 140 140 140
155mm TR F1 FRA -- 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
105mm M-56 YU 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72 72
100mm M-44 USSR 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
88mm 25-Pounder GRE 36 36 36 36 -- -- -- -- -- --
75mm M116 GRE 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Rocket 24 18 18 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
128mm M-63 YU 24 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
122mm BM-21 RU -- -- -- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft 128 80 80 80 60 60 60 60 60 60
94mm QF 3.7-Inch GRE + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
40mm Bofors L/60 GRE + 20 20 20 -- -- -- -- -- --
35mm GDF-005 SWI + 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
20mm M-55 YU + 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
Recoilless 404 404 184 184 153 153 153 153 153 153
106mm M40 GRE 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144 144
90mm EM67 GRE 40 40 40 40 9 9 9 9 9 9
57mm M18 GRE 220 220 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Anti-Tank Missiles 117 117 115 115 115 115 115 115 115 115
Milan3 FRA 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
HOT3 FRA 72 72 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
Anti-Aircraft Missiles 84 96 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78
SA-15 RU -- -- 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Aspide ITA -- 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Mistral3 FRA 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
SA-7 YU / SYR 24 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Coastal Defense Missiles - 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
MM-40 Exocet FRA -- 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Aviation**

Helicopter

GTOW 10 10 11 22 19 19 19 19 19 19
Attack 4 4 4 16 15 15 15 15 15 15
Mi-35P Hind RU -- -- -- 12 11 11 11 11 11 11
SA-342L-1 Gazelle FRA 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Transport - Medium 5-ton 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bell 412EP2 US 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Light / Utility 5 5 5 4 2 5 5 5 5 5
AW139 ITA -- -- -- -- -- 3 3 3 3 3
Bell 206L-32 LongRanger US 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Kania POL 2 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fixed Wing -- 4 4 3 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
BN-2B12 Maritime Defender UK 1 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
PC-9 SWI 2 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
PA-22 Colt GRE 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
UAV -- -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Searcher ISR -- -- -- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Naval Equipment

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Ships Source Tons Year Inventory
Patrol Craft, Fast 2 4 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Salamis2 Type 32L FRA 98 1982 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kyrinia Dilos GRE 86 2000 -- -- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tsomakis2 Corrubia ITA 83 2004 -- -- -- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Poseidon2 FAC-23 YU 57 1991 -- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Odysseus2 Shaldag ISR 56 1998 -- -- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

    * - This includes air and maritime forces.

    ** - This includes naval aviation.

    1 - By 1990, the remaining T-34/85 tanks were said to be employed in static defense positions.

    2 - Some or all of this equipment is or was operated by the Police or Maritime Police.

    3 - This includes some number of self-propelled launchers.




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