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Armies of the world. Cuba

Population: 11 242 thousand people. The military budget is 33 million dollars (2001). The regular forces are 46 000 people. The reserve (land forces) - 39 000 people. Militarized formations - 26 500 people, including state security forces - 20 000, frontier troops - 6 500. Recruitment for the army - draft. Hitch - 24 months. Mobilization resources - 3,1 million people, including 2 million able-bodied men.

Land forces: 35 000 people, 3 army headquarters, 4-5 tank, 9 motorized infantry, 1 airborne, 14 reserve, 1 frontier and 1 SAM brigade, 1 anti-aircraft artillery regiment. Arms: over 900 tanks (T-34, T-55, PT-76, T-62, the majority is mothballed), 400 BMP-1, more than 700 armored troop carriers, 500 towed guns, 40 122 and 152 mm self-propelled guns, 175 MLRS, 1 000 82 and 120 mm mortars, 400 antiaircraft guns, portable surface-to-air missile systems, about 300 surface-to-air guided missile systems.

Air force: 8 000 people (including air defence), 130 war-planes (of them only 25 are conbat), 45 combat helicopters. Tactical elements: 2 fighter and bomber air squadrons, 4 air defence fighter squadrons, 4 transport air squadrons. Planes and helicopters: 34 MiG-23BN, MF and U, 88 MiG-21F, BIS and U, 6 MiG-29, 2 MiG-29UB, 20 Z-326, 8 An-2, An-24, 15 An-26, An-30, 2 An-32, 4 Yak-40, 2 Il-76, 25 L-39, 4 Yak-40, 95 Mi-8 (Mi-17, Mi-25, Mi-35).

Naval forces: about 3 000 people (including marines). Navy: 4 flotillas (submarines, missile boats, antisubmarine ships), 1 battalion of minesweepers, 2 naval districts; 1 small anti-submarine ships (pr. 1241 PE), 6 missile boats (pr. 205), 6 minesweepers (2 pr. 1265, 4 pr. 1258). Marines: 500 people, 2 landing and assault battalions. Coastguard: 122 mm, 130 mm and 152 mm guns, ASM. Frontier forces: 5 000 people, 21 patrol vessels ( pr. 205P, 18 pr. 199).





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