Tunisie Airmed Forces

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Tunisie Airmed Forces
القوات المسلحة التونسية
Armoiries Forces armées tunisiennes.svg
Foondit24 Juin 1956
Service branchesشعار أركان جيش البر، تونس.svg Airmy
أركان جيش الطيران، تونس.svg Air Force
Insigne Marine tunisienne.svg Navy
HeidquartersTunis
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefPreses Mohamed Ennaceur
Meenister o Naitional DefenceAbdelkarim Zbidi
Chief of StaffBrigadier General Ismail Fathalli
Manpower
Active personnel80,000
Deployed personnelUnknown number in UN Missions
Expenditures
Percent o GDP1.6%
Industry
Foreign suppliers Roushie
 Unitit States
 Fraunce
 Brazil
 Italy
 Austrick
 Turkey
 Sooth Korea
 Germany
 Swaden
 Spain
 Australie
 Belgium
 Cheenae[1]
Relatit airticles
HistoryBizerte Creesis
Yom Kippur War
UNAMIR
Battle of Wazzin
ISIL insurgency in Tunisie
RanksMilitar ranks o Tunisie

The Tunisie Airmed Forces (Arabic: القوات المسلحة التونسية‎) conseest of the Tunisie Airmy, Air Force an Navy.

As of 2012, Tunisie haed an airmy of 40,500 personnel equipped with 84 main battle tanks and 48 light tanks. The Air Force haed 4,000 personnel, 27 combat aircraft and 43 helicopters.[2] The navy nummered 4,800 operatin 25 patrol boats and 6 ither craft. Paramilitar forces conseestit of a 12,000-member naitional gaird.[3] Tunisie pairticeepates in Unitit Naitions peacekeeping efforts in the DROC (MONUSCO) and Côte d'Ivoire.[4] Previous Unitit Naitions peacekeeping deployments for the Tunisie airmed forces haeve includit Cambodie (UNTAC), Namibie (UNTAG), Somalie, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopie/Eritrea (UNMEE), and the 1960s mission in the Congo, ONUC.

The umhile meenister o defence wis Rachid Sabbagh.[5]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tunisian artillery and gunners, circa 1900

The modren Tunisie airmy wis formed in 1831 by Al-Husayn II ibn Mahmud. During the period of the French Protectorate (1881–1956) Tunisies were recruitit in signifeecant nummers intae the French Airmy, servin as tirailleurs (infantry) and spahis (cavalry). These units saw active service in Europe during baith Warld Wars, as weel as in Indo-Cheenae prior tae 1954. The anelie exclusively Tunisie militar force permittit unner French rule wis the Beylical Gaird.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Tunisia - Foreign Military Assistance". GlobalSecurity.org. 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  2. "Tunisia - Armed forces". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. The Military Balance 2008, Routledge ISBN 978-1-857-43461-3
  4. Military Balance 2013, p.406
  5. "Archived copy". Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as teetle (link)
  6. page 710 "World Armies", John Keegan, ISBN 0-333-17236-1

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