The Cyprus National Guard is a combined arms force and represents the organised air, land and sea capabilities of the Republic of Cyprus. Equipment has in the past, and usually still is, imported from other countries, since the country has only very limited heavy industrial and commercial industrial capacity due to its small population and land mass (excluding Turkish Cyprus). The role of maintaining, upgrading and modifying military equipment is primarily the task of the National Guard Technical Corps, though more complex activities rely upon the availability of civil contracts.
^12 self-propelled pieces acquired from Slovakia, via Greece, in the early 2000s. Reportedly transferred as partial payment from Greece for S-300s.
^12 aircraft acquired in Mi-35P variant in 2001-2003. One aircraft lost in accident. Remaining eleven upgraded to Mi-35PN standard in 2008. Cyprus Mail: Is this military spending necessary?, Wednesday, February 22, 2006
^Three aircraft on order. Greek-language Cyprus newspaper "The Citizen", 13 November 2008
^Reportedly 328 missiles and 20 launchers in possession, acquired from Syria in the early 1980s. Considered obsolescent and earmarked for destruction in 2009. Cyprus Mail: Cyprus to destroy stockpile of SAM missiles, Thursday, October 30, 2008, by Stefanos Evripidou
^61 vehicles belonging to the Greek Army ELDYK contingent in Cyprus, briefly transferred to the Cyprus National Guard in 2003. Reverted to Greek control after the political intervention of the US Embassy in Cyprus.
^One vehicle captured intact from the Turkish Army during the 1974 invasion. The vehicle was reported to be in service as late as 1993.
^A total of 35 vehicles were acquired from a USSR in 1964-65. A number (probably 11-13) were destroyed or captured during the war. The remaining handful of T-34's were withdrawn from service in 1985.
^Two battalion systems acquired, but transferred to Greece due to international political considerations. Cyprus Mail: Cyprus hands S300s to Greece in arms swap, By Jean Christou, Wednesday, December 19, 2007