Comoros Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

National Army for Development (l'Armee Nationale de Developpement, AND): Comoran Security Force (also called Comoran Defense Force (Force Comorienne de Defense, FCD), includes Gendarmerie); Ministry of Interior: Comoran Coast Guard, Comoran Federal Police (2019)

note: when the Gendarmerie serves as the judicial police, it reports to the Minister of Justice

Military and security service personnel strengths

Comoran Defense Force has an estimated 600 personnel; est. 500 Comoran Federal Police (2020)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the defense forces are lightly armed with a mix of equipment from a variety of countries, including France, Italy, Russia, and the US

Military service age and obligation

18 years of age for 2-year voluntary male and female military service; no conscription (2019)

Military - note

the AND is limited in capabilities to performing search and rescue operations and maintaining internal security; a defense treaty with France provides naval resources for protection of territorial waters, training of Comoran military personnel, and air surveillance; France maintains a small maritime base and a Foreign Legion contingent on neighboring Mayotte

NOTE: The information regarding Comoros on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Comoros 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Comoros 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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