|Togolese Armed Forces|
|Forces Armées Togolaises|
|Service branches||Togolese Army|
Togolese Air Force
Togolese National Gendarmerie
|Commander-in-chief||President Faure Gnassingbé|
|Minister of Defense||Essozimna Marguerite Gnakade|
|Chief of Defence Staff||Brigadier General Dadja Maganawe|
|1,577,572 , age 15–49|
|1,104,536 , age 15–49|
|Percent of GDP||1.6%|
|Foreign suppliers|| France |
|Ranks||Military ranks of Togo|
The Togolese Armed Forces (French: Forces Armées Togolaises, FAT) is the national military of the Republic of Togo which consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the National Gendarmerie. The total military expenditure during the fiscal year of 2005 was 1.6% of the country's GDP.Military bases exist in Lomé, Temedja, Kara, Niamtougou, and Dapaong. The current Chief of the General Staff is Brigadier General Dadja Maganawe, who took office on December 6, 2020.
The current chief of staff of the army is Colonel Blakimwé Wiyao Balli.The elite presidential bodyguards of the Republic of Togo Armed Forces are reportedly trained by Benjamin Yeaten, an internationally wanted Liberian military commander and war criminal.
|TT-33||7.62×25mm||Semi-automatic pistol||Soviet Union|
|MAC 50||9×19mm||Semi-automatic pistol||France|
|Walther PP||.25 ACP||Semi-automatic pistol||Germany|
|Browning Hi-Power||9×19mm||Semi-automatic pistol||Belgium|
|Manurhin MR 73||.357 Magnum||Revolver||France|
|Smith & Wesson Model 10||.38 Special||Revolver||United States|
|SKS||7.62×39mm||Semi-automatic rifle||Soviet Union|
|AKM||7.62×39mm||Assault rifle||Soviet Union|
|PM md. 63||7.62×39mm||Assault rifle||Socialist Republic of Romania|
|Type 56||7.62×39mm||Semi-automatic rifle||China|
|Type 63||7.62×39mm||Assault rifle||China|
|Type 56||7.62×39mm||Assault rifle||China|
|Type 58||7.62×39mm||Assault rifle||North Korea|
|Type 68||7.62×39mm||Assault rifle||North Korea|
|FAMAS||5.56×45mm|| Bullpup |
|FN FAL||7.62×51mm||Battle rifle||Belgium|
|Heckler & Koch G3||7.62×51mm||Battle rifle||West Germany|
|SIG SG 540||7.62×51mm||Battle rifle||Switzerland|
|PSL||7.62×54mmR||Designated marksman rifle||Socialist Republic of Romania|
|Steyr SSG 69||7.62×51mm||Sniper rifle||Austria|
|DShK||12.7×108mm||Heavy machine gun||Soviet Union|
|RP-46||7.62×54mmR||General-purpose machine gun||Soviet Union|
|RPD||7.62×39mm||Squad automatic weapon||Soviet Union|
|PKM||7.62×54mmR||General-purpose machine gun||Soviet Union|
|KPV||14.5×114mm||Heavy machine gun||Soviet Union|
|FM 24/29||7.5×54mm||Light machine gun||France|
|FN MAG||7.62×51mm||General-purpose machine gun||Belgium|
|MG-3||7.62×51mm||General-purpose machine gun||West Germany|
|AA-52||7.62×51mm||General-purpose machine gun||France|
|Browning M2||.50 BMG||Heavy machine gun||United States|
|RPG-7||40mm||Rocket-propelled grenade||Soviet Union|
|LRAC F1||89mm||Shoulder-launched missile weapon||France|
|T-54/55||Medium tank||Soviet Union||4||INS|
|FV101 Scorpion||Light tank||United Kingdom||12||INS|
|Panhard VBL||Scout car||France||2||INS|
|BMP-2||Infantry fighting vehicle||Soviet Union||20||INS|
|UR-416||Armored personnel carrier||West Germany||30||INS|
|Panhard M3||Armored personnel carrier||France||5||INS|
|FV104 Samaritan||Armored ambulance||United Kingdom||1||INS|
|FV105 Sultan||Armored personnel carrier||United Kingdom||1||INS|
|Panhard AML||Armored car||France||10||INS||7 AML-90 and 3 AML-60|
|FV106 Samson||Armoured recovery vehicle||United Kingdom||1||INS|
|Panhard TC-54||Heavy truck||France||110||INS|
The Republic of Togo Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air Republic of Togo) was established in 1964, and French influence remains in the choice of aircraft used. Since 2020, the air force's chief of staff is Colonel Tassounti Djato.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 in 1964 to Escadrille Nationale D Togolaise (ENT) in 1973, to Groupement Aerienne Togolais (GAT) in 1980, and finally to Armée de l'Air Togolaise in 1997.
At present its operations are concentrated in the Lomé Transport Base at Lomé Tokoin Airport, where the transport aircraft are based, and the Niamtougou Fighter Base at Niamtougou International Airport, where the combat units are located.
It acquired the Bayraktar TB2 UCAV from Turkish company Baykar in August 2022.
|Super King Air||United States||utility / transport||200||2|
|Aérospatiale Gazelle||France||scout / anti-armor||SA341||2|
|Alpha Jet||France||trainer / light attack||5|
|Socata TB 30||France||basic trainer||2|
|Aermacchi MB-326||Italy||trainer / light attack||6|
The National Navy was created on May 1, 1976, to guard the roughly 34 miles (55 km) of Republic of Togo 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. On 7 July 2014, the Republic of Togo navy received a RPB 33 patrol boat that was named Agou (P 763). Currently, the navy's chief of staff is ship captain Atiogbé Ametsipe.
|Kara (P 761)||France||Patrol boat||1||Kara Patrol class|
|Mono (P 762)||France||Patrol boat||1||Kara Patrol class|
|Agou (P 763)||France||Patrol boat||1||RPB 33 class|
|unknown name||France||Patrol boat||1||RPB 33 class|
|unknown names||United States||Patrol boat||3||Defender-class boat|
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