Dominican Army

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Dominican Army
Ejército de República Dominicana
Emblem of the Dominican Army.
Active February 27, 1844 - present
Country Dominican Republic
Branch Army
Type Army
Role Defend the Dominican Republic and serve its citizens. Support other branches and civil authorities in time of emergencies.
Size 45,800 personnel, 12 helicopters
Anniversaries Febrero 27
Engagements Dominican War of Independence
Dominican Restoration War
Dominican Civil War
Maj. Gen. Jose E. Matos de la Cruz
Gen. Matías Ramón Mella

The Army of the Dominican Republic or Ejército de República Dominicana, is one of the three branches of the Military of the Dominican Republic, together with the Navy and the Air Force.

The army is twice as large as the other services, consisting of approximately 20,000 active duty personnel. It includes six infantry brigades, a combat support brigade, a combat service support brigade and the air cavalry squadron.


Aircraft inventory[edit]

The Army operates 15 helicopters.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Bell OH-58 Kiowa  United States Scout helicopter OH-58A
One lost on 10 October 2014.[2]
Robinson R22  United States Training helicopter R22 4
Robinson R44  United States Utility helicopter R44 2

The Dominican Army Kiowas are equipped with FLIR cameras for night operations.

Current equipment[edit]

Small arms[edit]

Note: This equipment is also used by the other branches of the Armed Forces, and the Counter-terrorism group.


  • M-29 81 mm  United States (104)
  • M1 81 mm  United States
  • M2 60 mm  United States
  • M-30 4.2 inch  United States (4)
  • ECIA 120 mm  Spain (24)

Anti-armor weapons[edit]


Note: the Dominican army currently has no main battle tanks in its inventory.


Anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

Motor vehicles[edit]


  1. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.
  2. ^

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