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Armies of the world. Columbia

Population: 43 765 thousand people. The military budget is 2,1 billion dollars (2001). The regular forces are 158 000 people. The reserve - 60 700 people, including land forces - 54 700, air force - 1 200, naval forces - 4 800. Militarized formations (the National Police) - 104 600 people. Recruitment for the army - draft. Hitch - 12-18 months. Mobilization resources - 10,9 million people, including 7,7 million able-bodied men.

Land forces: 136 000 people, 5 headquarters of divisions, 23 brigades (6 mechanized, 9 infantry, 3 for struggle against insurgents, 2 training, 2 lift-off, 1 army-co-operation aviation brigade), 3 battalions for struggle with drug-dealers, 3 battalions (2 artillery, 1 anti-aircraft artillery). Arms: 12 light tanks M3A1 (mothballed), 139 armoured reconnaissance vehicles, more than 180 armored troop carriers, 20 antitank missile systems, 122 field artillery guns, 400 81, 107 and 120 mm mortars, 30 40 mm antiaircraft emplacement, 65 recoilless guns, about 100 helicopters.

Air force: 7 000 people (including 3 900 in service for a fixed period), 58 war-planes, 55 combat helicopters. Planes and helicopters: 7 Mirage-5, 11 Kfir (C2 and TC-2), 4 AC-47, 31 A-58a, 20 A-37B, 130 V-10, 14 T-27, 6 T-34M, 13 T-37, 8 T-41, 6 AT-27, Boeing 707, 2 Boeing 727, 9 C-130B and Н, C-117, 2 C-47, 2 CASA-212, 2 Bandey Rante, 3 CN-235, F.28, 2 SA-2-37A, 12 Bell 205, 5 Bell 212, 2 Bell 412, 2 UH-1B, 25 UH-60, 16 MD-500 (D and МО and ME), 10 Mi-17, 23 UH-1B and H, F-28F.

Naval forces: 15 000 people (including aircraft, marines, coastguard, 7 000 in service for a fixed period). Navy: 2 submarines (pr.209/1200), 2 ultrasmall submarines, 4 corvettes (pr. FS 1500), 10 big and 4 small patrol boats, 74 river patrol boats, 4 hydrographic vessels, 38 support vessels, 16 river towboats, 1 training sailing vessel.

Marines: 10 000 people, 2 brigades (2 infantry battalions in each), 4 detached battalions, 7 storm-boats.

Naval aircraft: 100 people, 2 helicopters Bo-105, 2 A8-555, 5 Bell 412.





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