Military of Comoros

Military of Comoros
Comoran Defense Force soldiers march in formation in Moroni
Comoran Defense Force soldiers demonstrate hand-to-hand combat skills

The Comorian Security Force (French Armée nationale de développement) consist of a small standing army and a 500-member police force, as well as a 500-member defense force. A defense treaty with France provides naval resources for protection of territorial waters, training of Comorian military personnel, and air surveillance. France maintains a small troop presence in Comoros at government request. France maintains a small maritime base and a Foreign Legion Detachment (DLEM) on Mayotte.


Equipment inventory

  • FN FAL Assault Rifle
  • AK-47 Assault Rifle
  • RPG-7 Anti-Tank Weapon
  • Mitsubishi L200 Pickup Trucks

Aircraft inventory

The Comorian Security Force operates only 4 aircraft.

Comoros air force roundel
Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Eurocopter Ecureuil  France utility helicopter AS 350B 1
Let L-410 Turbolet  Czechoslovakia transport L-410UVP 2
Mil Mi-14 Haze  Russia SAR Mi-14Pzh 1

In addition to the CSF, the Police Force operates a further 6 aircraft fleet available for paramilitary duties.

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service[1] Notes
Aermacchi SF.260  Italy liaison SF 260C
SF 260W
Cessna 402  United States utility 1


  • 2 Yamayuri patrol boats - 41 tons full load - commissioned in 1981


  1. ^ a b "World Military Aircraft Inventory", Aerospace Source Book 2007, Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 15, 2007.