Zambian Defence Force
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|Military of Zambia
|2,477,494, age 15–49 (2004 est.)|
|1,310,814, age 15–49 (2004 est.)|
|NA (2004 est.)|
|Budget||$42.6 million (2003)|
|Percent of GDP||0.9% (2003)|
The Zambian Defence Force (ZDF) consists of the Zambia Army, the Air Force, and Zambian National Service (ZNS). The ZDF is designed primarily for internal defence in Zambia. Being a landlocked country, Zambia has no navy.
- 3 x brigades
- 1 x Armoured regiment composed of a Tank Battalion and 1 Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion. U.S. State Department International Military Education and Training records from FY-2006 indicate a Zambian officer attended from 64 Armoured Regiment at Mikongo Barracks, east Lusaka.
- 9 x Infantry battalions (including 3 reserve battalions)
- 1 x Artillery Regiment (1 MRL battalion and 2 Field Artillery battalions)
- 1 x Engineer Regiment
- FN FAL
- Heckler & Koch G3
- Sterling submachine gun
- PK machine gun
Vehicles and Towed Artillery
|T-54/55||Soviet Union||Main Battle Tank||25||Deliveries in 1976 and 1981.|
|PT-76||Soviet Union||Light tank||50|
|BTR-70||Soviet Union||Armoured Personnel Carrier||20|
|BTR-60||Soviet Union||Armoured Personnel Carrier||13|
|WZ551||China||Armoured Personnel Carrier||6X6 WZ551B variant.||20|
|Buffel||South Africa||Armoured Personnel Carrier||Rhino variant.||1|
|Ratel||South Africa||Infantry Fighting Vehicle||14|
|Ferret||United Kingdom||Armoured car||28||Inherited from Northern Rhodesian security forces.|
|BRDM-2||Soviet Union||Scout car||44||Acquired in 1981.|
|BRDM-1||Soviet Union||Scout car||44||Acquired in 1980.|
Main article: Zambian Air Force
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