Military of Transnistria

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Armed Forces of the
Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
Вооружённые силы Приднестровской Молдавской Республики
Форцеле армате але Републичий Молдовенешть Нистрене
Збройні сили Придністровської Молдавської Республіки
Emblem of the armed forces of Transnistria.svg
Insignia of the Armed Forces
Active 6 September 1991 –
Country Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
Allegiance President of Transnistria
Type Armed Forces
Role Ground / Aerial warfare
Size Active: 7,500
Reserve: 80,000[1]
Part of Ministry of Defence
H/Q Tiraspol
Colours         
Engagements Transnistria War
Commanders
Commander-in-Chief Vadim Krasnoselsky
Minister of Defence Oleg Obruchkov
Insignia
War Flag Flag of Transnistria (state).svg
Military of Transnistria
Industry
Domestic suppliers  Transnistria
Foreign suppliers  Russia
 Abkhazia
 South Ossetia

The Armed Forces of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Moldovan: Форцеле армате але Републичий Молдовенешть Нистрене; Forțele armate ale Republicii Moldovenești Nistreene, Russian: Вооружённые силы Приднестровской Молдавской Республики; Vooruzhyonniye Sily Pridnestrovskoy Moldavskoy Respubliki, Ukrainian: Збройні сили Придністровської Молдавської Республіки; Zbroini syly Prydnistrovśkoi Moldavśkoi Respubliky), are the military forces of the semi-recognised state of Transnistria. The Armed Forces were created on 6 September 1991 to protect the sovereignty and independence of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, in accordance with Article 11 of the Republic's Constitution.[2]

The armed forces are composed of 4,500 to 7,500 soldiers, divided into four motorised infantry brigades (Tiraspol, Bender, Rîbniţa, and Dubăsari), a tank battalion, an artillery regiment, and an anti-aircraft regiment (a further 15,000-25,000 personnel can be mobilised).[1][3]

Inventory[edit]

Army[edit]

Infantry Weapons[edit]

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
Makarov PM
Semi-automatic pistol
 Soviet Union
Иж 79-8.jpg
AKM
Assault rifle
 Soviet Union
AKM automatkarbin - 7,62x39mm.jpg
AK-74
Assault rifle
 Soviet Union
Ak74l.jpg
SVD Dragunov
Semi-automatic sniper rifle
 Soviet Union
SVD Dragunov.jpg
PKM
General-purpose machine gun
 Soviet Union
PKM DD-ST-85-01257.JPEG
RPG-7
Rocket-propelled grenade
 Soviet Union
Rpg-7.jpg
RPG-18
Rocket-propelled grenade
 Soviet Union
Tula State Museum of Weapons (79-59) (cropped) RPG-18.jpg
RPG-22
Rocket-propelled grenade
 Soviet Union
RPG-22 rocket launcher.jpg
RPG-26
Anti-tank rocket launcher
 Soviet Union
Grenade launchers RPG-26.jpg
RPG-27
Anti-tank rocket launcher
 Soviet Union

Armoured Vehicles[edit]

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
T-64BV
Main battle tank
~18
 Soviet Union
T-64BV (2010).jpg
T-55
Main battle tank
~35
 Soviet Union
T55A lipiec 2007 RB1.JPG
BMP-1
Infantry fighting vehicle
~30
 Soviet Union
BMP-1 (2010).jpg
MT-LB
Armoured personnel carrier
 Soviet Union
Medic MT-LB - TankBiathlon2013-36.jpg
GMZ-3-based APC
Armoured personnel carrier
 Transnistria
GMZ-3-based APC.jpg
BTR-70
Armoured personnel carrier
~75
 Soviet Union
BTR-70 APCs, Tiraspol 2015.JPG
BTR-60
Armoured personnel carrier
~40
 Soviet Union
BTR-60PB DA-ST-89-06597.jpg
BRDM-2
Amphibious armored car
 Soviet Union
BRDM 2 TBiU 24 2.jpg

Artillery[edit]

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
BM-21 Grad
Multiple rocket launcher
~40
 Soviet Union
BM-21 Grad (2010).jpg
D-44
Field gun
 Soviet Union
Russian 85 mm D-44 Divisional Gun, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.JPG

Air Defences[edit]

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
ZU-23-2
Anti-aircraft autocannon
 Soviet Union
Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg
ZPU-4
Anti-aircraft autocannon
 Soviet Union
ZPU-4 AA gun -2.jpg
KS-19
Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union
KS-19.jpg
S-60
Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union
S-60-57mm-hatzerim-1.jpg
9K38 Igla
Man-portable air-defense system
 Soviet Union
SA-18 misil y lanzador.jpg

Air Force[edit]

Aircraft Roundel

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]