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Military of Togo

Military of Togo
Togolese Coat of Arms
Service branches Togolese Army
Togolese Air Force
Togolese Navy
National Gendarmerie
Leadership
Chief of staff Brigadier General Titikpina Atcha Mohamed
Manpower
Military age 18[1]
Available for
military service
1,577,572[2], age 16 - 49
Fit for
military service
1,104,536[2], age 16 - 49
Reaching military
age annually
74,036[2]
Expenditures
Percent of GDP 1.6%[2]
Industry
Foreign suppliers France
United States

The Military of [4] The current Chief of the General Staff is Brigadier General Titikpina Atcha Mohamed, who took office on May 19, 2009.[5]

Contents

  • Army 1
  • Equipment 2
    • Vehicles 2.1
  • Air Force 3
    • Aircraft 3.1
      • Current inventory 3.1.1
  • Navy 4
    • Equipment 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Army

The current chief of staff of the army is Colonel Blakimwé Wiyao Balli.[6]

Equipment

Vehicles

Air Force

Air Force roundel

The Togolese Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air Togolaise) was established in 1964, and a French influence remains on the choice of aircraft used. Since 2005, the air force's chief of staff is Colonel Bouraïma Bonfoh.[9]

The C-47 Skytrain was the first aircraft used; it was part of the force from 1960 to 1976. Replacing the C-47s were two DHC-5D Buffalo STOL transports in 1976. Also in the same year Togo acquired five ex-German Air Force Fouga Magister armed jet trainers and seven EMB.326GBs from Brazil to form the Escadrille de Chasse. Togo's armed jet trainer fleet was upgraded in 1981 by the deliveries of five Alpha jets and by three piston engine Aerospatiale TB-30 Epsilons in 1986. The Fouga Magisters were returned to France in 1985.

During its existence the official name changed from Section Air der Forces armées Togolais in 1964 to Escadrille Nationale Togolaise in 1973, to Groupement Aerienne Togolaise (GAT) in 1980, and finally to Armée de l'Air Togolaise in 1997.[10]

At present its operations are concentrated to the [12]

Aircraft

Current inventory

An Alouette III with the national flag beneath
Aircraft Origin Type Variant In service Notes
Transport
Super King Air United States utility / transport 200 2[13]
Trainer Aircraft
Alpha Jet France / Germany trainer / light attack 4[13]
MB-326 Italy trainer / light attack 4[13]
Socata TB 30 France basic trainer 3[13]

Navy

The Togolese navy (French: Marine Togolaise) was created on May 1, 1976 to guard the roughly 55 kilometers of Togolese coast and the seaport of Lomé. It currently has 2 wooden-hulled patrol boats, the Kara (P 761),and the Mono (P 762), which have both been in service since 1976.[14][15] On 7 July 2014, the Togolese navy got a RPB 33 patrol boat that was named Agou (P 763).[16] Currently, the navy's chief of staff is ship captain Atiogbé Ametsipe.[17]

Equipment

Vessel Origin Type In service Notes
Chantiers Naval de l´ Esterel France patrol boat P763 commissioned in 2014
Raidco Marine France patrol boat

References

  • Aircraft information files Brightstar publishing File 338 sheet 4
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