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    TUNISIAN ARMED FORCES​


    The Tunisian Armed Forces (Arabic: القوات المسلحة التونسية‎) consist of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
    As of 2008, Tunisia had an army of 27,000 personnel equipped with 84 main battle tanks and 48 light tanks. The navy numbered 4,800 operating 25 patrol boats and 6 other craft. The air force had 4,000 personnel, 27 combat aircraft and 43 helicopters. Paramilitary forces consisted of a 12,000-member national guard. Tunisia has participated in peacekeeping efforts in the DROC and Ethiopia/Eritrea. Previous United Nations peacekeeping deployments for the Tunisian armed forces have included Cambodia (UNTAC), Namibia (UNTAG), Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and the 1960s mission in the Congo, ONUC.

    The modern Tunisian Army had its origins in the time of the French Protectorate (1881–1956). During this period, Tunisians were recruited in significant numbers into the French Army, serving as tirailleurs (infantry) and spahis (cavalry). These units saw active service in Europe during both World Wars, as well as in Indo-China prior to 1954. The only exclusively Tunisian military force permitted under French rule was the Beylical Guard

    The Tunisian National Army was established in 1956, at the time of independence. It initially comprised about 1,300 officers and men transferred from French Army service, plus 850 former members of the Beylical Guard. Approximately 4,000 Tunisian soldiers continued in French Army service until 1958, when the majority transferred to the Tunisian Army, which reached a strength of over 6,000 that year. The Tunisian Navy was created in 1959 and the Tunisian Air Force in 1960.
    In 1960 Tunisian troops served with the United National Peacekeeping Force in the Congo. In 1961 clashes occurred with French forces based at Bizerte. The French evacuated the base after subsequent negotiations with the Tunisian Government.
    Tunisia has contributed military forces to United Nations peacekeeping missions, including an army company to UNAMIR during the Rwandan Genocide. In his book Shake Hands with the Devil, Canadian force commander Roméo Dallaire gave the Tunisian soldiers high credit for their work and effort in the conflict and referred to them as his "ace in the hole".
    During the 2011 Libyan civil war, Tunisian forces, mostly border guards, saw some limited action when fighting between Libyan rebels and loyalist soldiers spilled over the border and clashes ensued between the Libyan Army and the Tunisian Army, resulting in at least one Tunisian civilian being injured by a Libyan rocket.

    Tunisian Land Army

    The Tunisian Land Army is the ground component of the Armée Nationale Tunisienne. The Land Forces Command is located in Bizerte. The ANT itself was created on June 30, 1956.
    The Land Army is the largest service branch within the Tunisian Armed Forces and holds power in the current General Staff. It is estimated to number around 27,000, in addition to 39,000 reservists for a total of 66,000 strong. The modern army was created in the 1820s, and during the twentieth century has fought one war against France.
    The Tunisian Land Army is the ground component of the Armée Nationale Tunisienne. The Land Forces Command is located in Bizerte. The ANT itself was created on June 30, 1956.
    The Land Army is the largest service branch within the Tunisian Armed Forces and holds power in the current General Staff. It is estimated to number around 27,000, in addition to 39,000 reservists for a total of 66,000 strong. The modern army was created in the 1820s, and during the twentieth century has fought one war against France.
    Development support
    The activities include development of trails, housing, the connection of several residential groups to drinking water systems and electricity, building bridges and drilling wells. The army also contributes to the achievement of the university campus of Gafsa and the construction of the airport of Gabes.
    Peace keeping
    Tunisia participates in the 1960s to peacekeeping missions, either under the auspices of the United Nations or in the mechanisms of the African Union. Thus, the Tunisian army has participated in numerous missions including:
    Congo (1960–1963): 2,261 troops (1,100 from 1962) involved the replacement of the Belgian colonial army;
    Ethiopia-Eritrea (1977–1978);
    Western Sahara (1991–1997): nine officers go there as observers of the cease-fire between Morocco and the Polisario Front;
    Cambodia (1992–1993): a contingent of 850 men participating in the disarmament of armed groups, protect refugees and treats more than 10,000 Cambodians. Sixty more men involved in the UN mission in that country;
    Somalia (1993–1994): soldiers provide security for UN facilities while doctors provide care to the population;
    Rwanda (1993–1995): sixty men are part of the African observers at the beginning of the Civil War. In 1994, a contingent of 826 soldiers deployed to the northwest of the country;
    Burundi (1994);
    Haiti (1994–1995);
    Namibia (1994–1997);
    Comoros (1997–1998);
    Kosovo (1999);
    Democratic Republic of Congo (2000 -): 27 officers working there as observers and more than 200 soldiers provide security of the headquarters of UN command and personalities on the ground.
    For their dedication and bravery, 1 545 Tunisian soldiers received the Medal of peacekeeping.
    Higher education
    Military higher education in Tunisia is based on the organization of engineering education in the country and therefore the French model.
    Young cadets are allowed for two years in a preparatory military school academies (Bizerte, Sousse and Sfax), where science education is modeled on the faculties of science, legal and political sciences and preparatory institutes studies of local engineers. The cadets receive military training in parallel together. Next, the cadets are referred to training abroad or a national military academies:
    Fondok Jedid Military Academy (Land Army);
    Menzel Bourguiba Naval Academy (Naval Force);
    School of Aviation Borj El Amri (Air Force).
    After an internship in service as second lieutenants, cadets leaving lieutenants.
    Tunisia also has a captain's school, staff's school, school of war and an institute of national defense. The army has also developed since the early 1970s, a vocational training system benefiting both the calls and young civilians who wish to undergo training in the army
    Army equipment
    Small arms
    9mm Browning Hi-Power pistol
    9mm Beretta Model 38 SMG
    9mm IMI\FN Uzi SMG
    9mm Sterling submachine gun
    9mm H&K MP-5A3 SMG
    9mm H&K UMP 45
    7.62mm FN FAL50-00 SAR
    5.56mm M4 carbine
    5.56mm M16A2 Assault rifle
    5.56mm Steyr AUG Assault rifle
    7.62mm FAC (FN) Squad automatic weapon
    12.7mm M-82A-1 Barrett Sniper rifle
    5.56mm FN Minimi LMG
    7.62mm FN MAG General purpose machine gun
    7.62mm SACO M60 GPMG
    .30 caliber (7.62mm) Browning M1919A4 machine gun
    .50 caliber (12.7mm) Browning M2HB heavy machine gun
    Hotchkiss Brandt 60mm Commando light mortar
    81mm M29A1 medium mortar
    Artillery
    19-20 M109A2 155mm self-propelled howitzer
    57-60 M198A1 155mm towed howitzer
    30 M114A1 155mm towed howitzer
    30 Model-50 M-50 155mm towed howitzer - status unknown.
    45-50 M102 105mm towed howitzer
    Heavy mortars
    114 M30 4.2 inch/107mm heavy mortars: 78 towed + 36 mounted in M106A2 mortar carriers as self-propelled heavy mortars
    18 MO-120-RT-61 towed heavy mortar
    Anti-tank weapons
    70-200 BGM-71C Improved TOW ATGM Launcher (on M901 TD)
    100 BGM-71A Improved TOW ATGM Launcher
    500 MILAN ATGM launcher
    300 LRAC F1 89mm Light ATRL
    300 M20 "Super Bazooka" 3.7 inch/94mm Light ATRL
    70 M40 106mm recoilless rifle
    140 M18 57mm recoilless rifle
    Anti-aircraft weapons
    24 Skyguard AD System\Ammon 24x4 Aspide SAMs + 24 Oerlikon GDF-002 2x35mm AAGs - ordered from Egypt
    18 Sinai-23 AD System (with 4xStrela 2 MANPAD launchers and ZU-23-2 23mm twin-mounted AAG, on M113A2 APC) (on order)
    62 MIM-72 Chaparral quad-mounted short-range SAM launcher, with some 600 missiles(300 C\300 E)
    48 RBS 70 MANPAD Launcher & 600 missiles
    100 Strela 2 MANPAD Launcher
    26 M163 PIVADS 20mm self-propelled AAG (on order)
    18 M42 Duster twin-mounted Bofors 40 mm self-propelled AAG
    15 Type 55 37mm Towed AAGs
    15 Type 65 37mm towed AAG
    100 M55 20mm towed AAG
    Tanks
    59 M60A3 Patton 105mm main gun main battle tank
    30 M60A1 Patton 105mm main gun main battle tank
    26-30 M48A5 Patton 105mm main gun main battle tank
    30 Giat AMX-30B-2 105mm MBT - ordered from Saudia-TBD
    55-80 SK-105 Kürassier 105mm main gun light tank/tank destroyer
    RVs
    18-36 EE-9 Cascavel 90mm main gun 6x6 ARV
    24 Alvis Saladin 76mm main gun 6x6 ARV
    40 Panhard AML 90 90mm main gun 4x4 ARV
    10 Panhard AML 60 60mm mortar 4x4 ARV
    18 EE-3 Jararaca 4x4 ARV
    APC/IFVs
    35-100 M901 ITV 2xBGM-71A\C Improved TOW ATGM launcher
    140-334 M113A1/M113A2 APC
    36 M106A2 M30 4.2 inch/107mm heavy mortar APC
    36 M125A2 M29A1 81mm medium mortar APC
    24 M577A2 APC
    85 Humvee with Mk 19 40mm AGL 4x4 APC
    120 Fiat 6614C 4x4 APC
    18-36 EE-11 Urutu 6x6 APC
    110 Fahd 240/280 4x4 APC (on order)
    20 Cadillac LAV V150 Commando 4x4 APC - Reported
    10 VXB-170 4x4 APCs
    Logistics and engineering equipment
    Bailey bridges
    26 M88A2 Hercules ARV
    5 Greif ARV
    5 Pioner CEV
    4 M728 CEV
    D-9 Bulldozers
    Zodiac boats
    AFV transporters
    HET M1000
    Utility vehicles
    M151A2 MUTT 4x4
    Land Rover Defender 4x4
    Mercedes-Benz Unimog U-4000
    Mercedes-Benz Unimog U-5000
    M35A2 cargo truck
    M939 cargo truck
    56 M49 tanker truck
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    Tunisian Air Force​


    The Tunisian Air Force (Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya At'Tunisia) is one of the branches of the Tunisian Armed Forces.
    The Tunisian Air Force was established in 1959, three years after Tunisia regained its independence from France. It took deliveries of its first aircraft, eight Saab 91 Safirs, in 1960, later to be complemented by further Saab 91 Safirs. The Tunisian Air Force entered the jet age in 1965 with the purchase of MB326s. Between 1974 and 1978 12 SF.260 Warriors were delivered for basic training. In 1977–78 12 MB.326KT's were supplied for light attack duties. In 1985 Tunisia ordered 2 C-130's and 24 F-5E/F's. In 1995 a major Czech order was placed with 12 Aero L-59 armed trainers and 3 Let L-410UVP transports ordered. In 1997 five surplus C-130's were delivered from the USA.
    There are four main bases: Bizerte/Sidi Ahmed, Gafsa, Bizerte/La Karouba and Sfax.
    Current air force equipment
    12 Aero L-59 Super Albatros
    6 Aermacchi MB-326
    12 Northrop F-5E Tiger II
    3 Northrop F-5F Tiger II
    5 Aeritalia G.222
    1 Dassault Falcon 20
    5 Let L-410 Turbolet
    5 Lockheed C-130E Hercules
    2 C130H
    18 Aermacchi SF.260
    2 SIAI-Marchetti S.208
    7 Aérospatiale SA 341 Gazelle
    6 Aérospatiale SA 319 Alouette
    15 Bell 205
    4 Bell 212 Twin Huey
    4 Bell 412
    1 Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin
    6 Eurocopter AS 350 Ecureuil
    1 Eurocopter AS 355 Twin Ecureuil
    1 Hughes 500
    1 Sikorsky S-76 Spirit
    11 Sikorsky S-61
    1 HH-3E Pelican
    4 Bell UH-1H Iroquois
    Navy​


    MFPBs
    3 Combattante-III-M class(with 8xMM-40 SSMs,1x76mm Gun,2x40mm Guns,4x30mm Guns)
    6 Type-143 Lurssen Albatros class (2x76mm Gun,Mine Laying Capability)
    Minesweepers
    6 Kondor-II class (635ton,3x2x25mm Guns)
    Gun boats
    3-5 Modified Hazhui\Shanghai-II class (128 ft,30 knots, 4x37mm Guns, 4x25mm Guns)
    Patrol boats
    4 Ch.Navals De Lestrel 31.5m class (104 ft,30 knots,2x20mm Guns)
    6 Ch.Navals De Lestrel 25m (83 ft,23 knots,1x20mm)
    5 Bremse class (22.6m,2x14.5mm HMGs)
    11 Socomena class(20.5m,1x12.7mm HMG)
    4 Gabes class(12.9m,2x12.7mm HMGs)
    4 Rodman-38 class(11.6m)
    1 Barcelo class(36.2m,1x40mm Gun,1x20mm Gun,2x12.7mm HMGs)
    4 Tazarka class(with 2x20mm Guns)
    6 20meter long PCs
    Landing craft
    1 LCT-3 class
    Auxiliary vessels
    1 Robert Conard class 63.7m Survey vessel
    1 Wilkes class (T-AGS-33) 87m
    2 El Jem class Training ships
    1 Simeto class Tanker
    2 White Sumac 40.5m class
    2 WLM Tabarka class
    1 TRC Kheireddine class
    Missiles
    MBDA MM-40 Exocet SSMs
    ASW Torpedo
    25 MK-44

    The Pic are in http://www.defence.pk/forums/military-photos-multimedia/168902-tunisian-armed-forces-pics.html#post2755914
     
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    What can i say? ..... Great?
     
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    were are u people only view and neglect no reply
     
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    No body is neglecting. But dude, on international stage Tunisian military is not a player. Does it have nukes? Does it have long range missiles? Submarines? Cruise missiles? Its military is good for keeping internal order in the country but to go in for a serious war, I guess your big post would be vain.
     
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    our army don't need nukes or long range missiles but about Submarines and Cruise missiles we need them and for your record from 23 year the dictator ( bin ali ) neglect the army
     
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    whats with the over sized font?

    On topic. how is the country doing now after the arab spring?
     
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    nothing impotent every thing calm now
    the first half year after the revolution they were some terrorists try to enter most of them died but with losses ( colonel and 2 to 4 soldiers and 1 SA 341 Gazelle and 2 pilots. SA 341 Gazelle was shoot by gaddafi militia )
     
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    :frown:
    these topic dead lat's revive it
     
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    It's good army and good photos in the other thread compared to Tunisia's size.
    I hope Tunisia will import more goods from Turkey the following years.
     
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    Tunisia import it's equipment from France.
     
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