Eritrean Defense

By | August 2, 2020

Eritrea has a post-selection military service, with initial service of 18 months. The total force numbers for the Eritrean Armed Forces are around 201 750 active personnel, with a reserve of about 120,000 personnel (2018, IISS).


The army has a strength of about 200,000 active personnel. Materials include 270 tanks of types of T-54 and T-55, 40 reconnaissance vehicles, 15 armored vehicles, 35 armored personnel carriers and 45 self-propelled artillery. In addition, the Army has medium-heavy artillery and anti-aircraft artillery.

Eritrea Army

Air Force

The Air Force has a strength of about 350 active personnel. Materials include eight fighter aircraft (six MiG-29 and two Su-27 ), two MiG-29 fighter aircraft, five light transport aircraft, 16 training aircraft (four of which are MB-339 which can also be used as light attack aircraft ), and eight helicopters.

The Navy

The Navy has a force of 1400 active personnel, 12 patrol vessels, and three landings.