Military of the Gambia

The Gambian National Army numbers about 1,900. The army consists of infantry battalions, the national guard, and the navy, all under the authority of the Department of State for Defence (a ministerial portfolio held by President Jammeh). Prior to the 1994 coup, the Gambian army received technical assistance and training from the United States, United Kingdom, People's Republic of China, Nigeria, and Turkey. With the withdrawal of most of this aid, the army has received renewed assistance from Turkey and new assistance from Libya and others.

Members of the Gambian military have participated in ECOMOG, the West African force deployed during the Liberian civil war beginning in 1990. Responsibilities for internal security and law enforcement rest with the Gambian police/gendarme force under the Inspector General of Police and the Ministry of Interior.

Military branches:
  • Army (includes marine unit)
  • National Police
  • National Guard
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 306,359 (2000 est.)


Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 154,432 (2000 est.)


Military expenditures - dollar figure: $1 million (FY96/97)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 2% (FY96/97)

Aircraft inventory

The Gambian Army operates a single Sukhoi Su-25 attack jet[1].

References

1. ^ "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15 2007.
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Anthem
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Manufacturer Sukhoi Design Bureau
Designed by Pavel Sukhoi
Maiden flight 22 February 1975 (T8)
Introduced 1981
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