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 Northern 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.
3 battalions deployed. A standard Buk battalion consists of a command vehicle, target acquisition radar (TAR) vehicle, six transporter erector launcher and radar (TELAR) vehicles and three transporter erector launcher (TEL) vehicles.
^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 The remaining handful of T-34's were withdrawn from service in 1985.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