Military of Seychelles

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Seychelles People's Defence Force
Founded 1977
Service branches Infantry Unit
Special Forces Unit
Military Police
Seychelles Air Force
Seychelles Coast Guard
Seychelles Dog Unit
Seychelles Brass Band
Seychelles Defence Academy
Presidential Security Unit
Commander-in-Chief President James Michel
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]


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