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Fri, 31.03.2017 12:53

The beginning of the emergence of a modern Kuwait army goes back to local, national security services, which were formed in the 1947 year the basis of the nascent army of Kuwait, which was under the protectorate of Great Britain.

After the adoption of sovereignty in 1961, Kuwait had several infantry and motorized rifle divisions, a limited number of armored vehicles. The total number of servicemen at that time was 2500 people

According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in The Military Balance for 2010, Kuwait's army consists of ground forces, naval forces and the air force, as well as the National Guard.

Land forces are about 11 thousand, the national guard is 6.6 thousand, and the navy is 2 thousand.

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Source: arab.com.ua

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