Seychelles People's Defence Force
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|Seychelles People's Defence Force|
Seychelles Coat of Arms
|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|
|males age 15-49: 23,210 (2002 est.), age 15–49|
|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)|
|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.
The Seychelles Coast Guard is the maritime arm of the Seychelles People's Defence Force.
- 1 42m patrol boat - 268 tons full load - commissioned 1983
- 2 Type 062-class gunboats Donated by UAE
- 2 Type 062-class gunboats Donated by China
- 2 SDB Mk5 patrol vessels - SCG Constant and SCG Topaz built by GRSE of India to Seychelles defence as INS Tarasa and INS Tarmugli and donated by India in 2014 and 2015.
The Seychelles Air Force was originally formed in 1978 as the Air Wing and has the following aircraft:
|Dornier 228||Germany||SAR / utility||1||Gifted from India|
|DHC-6 Twin Otter||Canada||SAR / utility||1||STOL capable aircraft|
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