Military of the Comoros

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Comorian Armed Forces
Armée nationale de développement
Seal of the Comoros.svg
Comorian Coat of Arms
Service branchesComorian Army
Commander-in-chiefAzali Assoumani
Foreign suppliersFrance
Related articles
RanksMilitary ranks of Comoros

The Comorian Armed Forces (French Armée nationale de développement) consist of a small standing army and a 500-member police force, as well as a 500-member defense force. A defense treaty with France provides naval resources for protection of territorial waters, training of Comorian military personnel, and air surveillance. France maintains a small troop presence in the Comoros at government request. France maintains a small maritime base and a Foreign Legion Detachment (DLEM) on Mayotte.

Equipment inventory[edit]

Comoran Defense Force soldiers show off hand-to-hand combat skills


NOTE: Last available information was in 2007 from Aviation Week & Space Technology, so the current status on the Air Arm is unknown.

Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Cessna 402 United States transport 1[2]
L-410 Turbolet Czech Republic transport 1[3]
Aérospatiale Corvette France VIP transport 1[3]
Mil Mi-14 Russia utility / transport Mi-14PZh 2[3]
Eurocopter AS350 France utility 1[3]
Trainer Aircraft
SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 Italy trainer / patrol 5[4] utilized for paramilitary operations


  1. ^ "[原创]久经考验的好枪!81式枪族在海外[已拜读]". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ "World Air Forces 2004 pg. 52". Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Arms Transfers Database". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.