Military of Transnistria

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Armed Forces of the
Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
Вооружённые Силы
Приднестровской Молдавской Республики
Vooruzhonnije Síly
Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika
Emblem of the armed forces of Transnistria.svg
Insignia of the Armed Forces
Active 6 September 1991 –
Country Pridnestrovia
Allegiance President of Transnistria
Type Armed Forces
Role Ground / Aerial warfare
Size Active: 7,500
Reserve: 80,000[1]
Part of Ministry of Defence
H/Q Tiraspol
Colours         
Engagements Transnistria War
Commanders
Commander-in-Chief Yevgeny Shevchuk
Minister of Defence Alexander Lukyanenko
Insignia
War Flag Flag of Transnistria (state).svg

The Armed Forces of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Russian: Вооружённые Силы Приднестровской Молдавской Республики; Vooruzhonnije Síly Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika), are the military forces of the semi-recognised state of Pridnestrovia. The Armed Forces were created on 6 September 1991 to protect the sovereignty and independence of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, in accordance with Article 11 of the Republic's Constitution.[2]

The armed forces are composed of 4,500 to 7,500 soldiers, divided into four motorized infantry brigades (Tiraspol, Bender, Rîbniţa, and Dubăsari), a tank battalion, an artillery regiment, and an anti-aircraft regiment (further 15,000-25,000 can be mobilised).[1][3]

Inventory

Army

Infantry Weapons

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
Makarov PM
Semi-automatic pistol
 Soviet Union
Иж 79-8.jpg
AKM
Assault rifle
 Soviet Union
AKM automatkarbin - 7,62x39mm.jpg
AK-74
Assault rifle
 Soviet Union
Ak74l.jpg
SVD Dragunov
Semi-automatic sniper rifle
 Soviet Union
SVD Dragunov.jpg
PKM
General-purpose machine gun
 Soviet Union
PKM DD-ST-85-01257.JPEG
RPG-7
Rocket-propelled grenade
 Soviet Union
Rpg-7.jpg
RPG-18
Rocket-propelled grenade
 Soviet Union
Tula State Museum of Weapons (79-59) (cropped) RPG-18.jpg
RPG-22
Rocket-propelled grenade
 Soviet Union
RPG-22 rocket launcher.jpg
RPG-26
Anti-tank rocket launcher
 Soviet Union
Grenade launchers RPG-26.jpg
RPG-27
Anti-tank rocket launcher
 Soviet Union
РПГ-27 «Таволга».jpg
9K38 Igla
Man-portable air-defense system
 Soviet Union
SA-18 misil y lanzador.jpg

Armoured Vehicles

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
T-72
Main battle tank
~20
 Soviet Union
T-72 (2008).JPG
T-64BV
Main battle tank
~18
 Soviet Union
T-64BV (2010).jpg
T-55
Main battle tank
~35
 Soviet Union
T-55 4.jpg
BMP-1
Infantry fighting vehicle
~30
 Soviet Union
BMP-1 (2010).jpg
MT-LB
Armoured personnel carrier
 Soviet Union
Medic MT-LB - TankBiathlon2013-36.jpg
BTR-70
Armoured personnel carrier
~75
 Soviet Union
BTR70 002.jpg
BTR-60
Armoured personnel carrier
~40
 Soviet Union
BTR-60PB DA-ST-89-06597.jpg
BRDM-2
Amphibious armored car
 Soviet Union
BRDM 2 TBiU 24 2.jpg

Artillery

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
BM-21 Grad
Multiple rocket launcher
~40
 Soviet Union
BM-21 Grad (2010).jpg
D-44
Field gun
 Soviet Union
Russian 85 mm D-44 Divisional Gun, CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.JPG

Anti-Air Defence

Name Type Quantity Origin Image
ZU-23-2
Anti-aircraft autocannon
 Soviet Union
Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg
ZPU-4
Anti-aircraft autocannon
 Soviet Union
ZPU-4 AA gun -2.jpg
KS-19
Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union
KS-19.jpg
S-60
Anti-aircraft gun
 Soviet Union
S-60-57mm-hatzerim-1.jpg

Air Force

Aircraft Roundel

Gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pridnestrovie.net, Law enforcement and armed forces of Pridnestrovie
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Constitution, 2015-09-17.
  3. km.ru, Приднестровье показало мускулы, 2007-09-07 (Russian)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Transnistrian military aviation OrBat
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Photos of Transnistrian military aircraft". 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Photos of Transnistrian military aircraft". 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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