Seychelles People's Defence Force

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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)
Related articles
Ranks Military ranks of the Seychelles

The Seychelles People's Defence Force 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]

Current inventory[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Harbin Y-12 China transport 2[6]
Dornier 228 Germany SAR / utility 1[6] Gifted from India
DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada SAR / utility 1[6] STOL capable aircraft


  1. ^ "Arms Trade Register". SIPRI. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Nation Home". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ Martin, Guy. "India donates Do 228 surveillance aircraft to Seychelles".
  6. ^ a b c "World Air Forces 2017". Flightglobal Insight. 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.

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