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Army

The Bolivian Army has around 55,500 men. There were six military regions (regiones militares—RMs) in the army. RM 1, headquartered in La Paz, encompassed most of La Paz Department. RM 2, headquartered in Sucre, included Cochabanba Department and most of Chuquisaca Department. RM 3, based in Tarija, consisted of Tarija Department and eastern Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz departments. RM 4, headquartered in Potosí, covered Oruro and Potosí departments. RM 5, based in Trinidad, contained most of Santa Cruz and Beni departments. RM 6, based in Cobija, encompassed Pando Department and parts of La Paz and Beni departments.
Bolivian Special Forces
Army organized has ten divisions controlling the following units:
  • eight cavalry regiments,
  • twenty-two infantry battalions,
  • two mechanized regiments,
  • one motorized infantry regiment with two battalions,
  • three ranger battalions,
  • three artillery "regiments" (battalions),
  • five artillery batteries,
  • one independent paratroop battalion, and
  • six engineer battalions)
  • Plus logistical and instructional support commands


The Army maintains a small fleet of utility aircraft, primarily to support headquarters.

Land Forces equipment

Bolivian army equipment
Tanks 54 SK-105 Kurassiers
Reconnaissance vehicle 24 EE-9 Cascavel
Armoured Personnel Carriers 50 M113, 24 EE-11 Urutu, 10 Cadillac Gage Commando V-150, 20 Mowag Roland (Used |by the military Police)
Artillery pieces and mortar 18 Tipo 54 122mm howitzers, 6 M-101 105mm howitzers, 6 M-116 75mm howitzers, 10 Bofors M-1935 75mm howitzers, M-30 107mm mortars, 250 M-29 81mm mortars, M-2 60mm mortars, 106mm recoiless guns, 90mm recoiless guns
Transport Dodge M-37 2 1/2 ton trucks, Engesa EE-15 trucks, Engesa EE-25 trucks, FIAT IVECO 619 5 ton trucks, horses (still used by the Bolivian cavalry units)
Small Arms FN FAL assault rifle, IMI Galil assault rifle, M60 heavy machineguns


Aircraft

Aircraft
Origin
Type
Versions
In service
Notes
Beechcraft King Air
Staff transport
Model 90
Model 200
1
1
Cessna 206 Stationair
Utility
4
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
Staff transport
Cessna 421B
1
CASA C-212 Aviocar
transport
1
Center of instruction of special troops

Air Force

List of Air Force aircraft

Aircraft
Origin
Type
Versions
In service
Notes
HAL Dhruv
utility helicopter
2
letter of Intent issued[10713]
Aérospatiale SA 315 Lama
utility helicopter
SA 315B
2
Aerotec T-23 Uirapuru
trainer
A-132B
T-23
2
5
Basler BT-67
transport
1
Beechcraft Baron
Utility
55
2
Beechcraft Bonanza
utility
V35
2
Beechcraft Super King Air
staff transport
200
4
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
trainer
FMA T-34B
21
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
utility helicopter
UH-1H
12
Bell 212 Twin Huey
utility helicopter
1
BAe 146
transport
146-100
2
Canadair T-33 Silver Star
attack
AT-33A
20
CASA C-212 Aviocar
transport
3
Cessna 152
utility
10
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
utility
172K
2
Cessna 185 Skywagon
utility
2
Cessna 206 Stationair
utility
11
Cessna 210 Centurion
utility
4
Cessna 310
utility
1
Cessna 402
utility
402B
1
Cessna 421 Golden Eagle
utility
421B
1
Convair 580
transport
2
Fokker F27 Friendship
transport
F27-400M
4
Lancair 320
trainer
1
Learjet 25
VIP transport
25B
25D
1
1
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
transport
Total
C-130A
C-130B
C-130H


6
2
3
1


McDonnell Douglas DC-10
transport
DC-10-10F
1
acquired in late 2007
MD 500 Defender
utility helicopter
500M
10
NEIVA T-25 Universal
trainer
6
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer
trainer
9
Piper PA-34 Seneca
utility
2
Rockwell Sabreliner
VIP transport
Sabreliner 60
1


Navy

See full article: Bolivian Naval Force.


See also



References

  • [10714] - Order of battle and list of equipment used by the military of Bolivia.
This article was adapted from the CIA World Factbook 2000.

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