Military of Seychelles

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Seychelles People's Defence Force
Coat of arms of the Seychelles.svg
Seychelles Coat of Arms
Founded 1977
Service branches Seychelles Air Force
Seychelles Coast Guard
Commander-in-Chief President Danny Faure
Chief of Defence Forces Brigadier Leopold Payet
Military age 18 years of age
Conscription Voluntary
Available for
military service
males age 15-49: 23,210 (2002 est.), age 15–49
Fit for
military service
males age 15-49: 11,560 (2002 est.), age 15–49
Active personnel 650 (2012)
Budget €9.7 million (2012)
Percent of GDP 1% (2012)

The Military of Seychelles is the Seychelles People's Defence Force which consists of a number of distinct branches: including an Infantry Unit, Coast Guard, Air Force and a Presidential Protection Unit.

Coast Guard[edit]

The Seychelles Coast Guard is the maritime arm of the Seychelles People's Defence Force.

Air Force[edit]

The Seychelles Air Force was originally formed in 1978 as the Air Wing and has the following aircraft:[5]

Type Origin Role Adopted In service Notes
BN-2 Islander United Kingdom Transport 1[6] SAR / utility, for coast guard with air force pilots.
Harbin Y-12 People's Republic of China Transport 1[6] SAR / utility
Dornier 228 Germany Transport 1[6]


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