MALTA

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP 2009
Land area
Capital
Life expectancy
Population growth rate
407,000
Euros 42million (US$60 million)
Euros 7.4 billion (US$9 billion)
316 sq kms (121.5 sq miles)
Valetta (Population 10,000)
78 years
1 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Armed Forces of Malta
 

2,000 (includes small maritime and aviation groups)

 


 

ARMED FORCES OF MALTA (AFM) CHAIN OF COMMAND

Armed Forces of Malta Chain of Command

Note:
EVRF Emergency Volunteer Reserve Force (about 100 personnel)

 



MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
 
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Armed Forces of Malta (AFM)
Headquarters
Luqa Barracks
CMR 02 Luqa
Malta
 

 

ARMED FORCES ORGANISATION

 

OUTLINE ARMED FORCES STRUCTURE

 

NO 1 REGIMENT (INFANTRY)
 

Maltese Armed Forces No 1 Regiment (Infantry) Outline Structure

Notes:
(1) A Company has the responsibility for the defence and security of Malta International Airport.
(2) B Company is responsible for the security of government buildings and vulnerable utilities.
(3) C Company provides the AFM QRA (Quick Reaction Force) for both domestic and EU wide operations.
(4) C Company administers and provides continuation training to the infantry element of the EVRF.
(5) D Company provides fire support and is equipped with anti-tank weapons, and machine guns.

 


 

NO 2 REGIMENT (AIR & MARITIME)
 

Maltese No 2 Regiment Air and Maritime Outline Structure

Notes:
(1) This small Air Squadron operates 7 x fixed wing aircraft and 7 x helicopters and is responsible for Maltese airspace.
(2) The Maritime Squadron operates 7 x patrol vessels and has an important search and rescue role in this area of the Mediterranean.
(3) The Air Defence Battery is equipped with 40 mm L/70 guns and 14.5 mm machine guns. In addition, the Air Defence Battery  
administers and provides continuation training to the air defence element of the EVRF.


NO 3 REGIMENT (SUPPORT)

Maltese Armed Forces No 3 Regiment (Support) Outline Structure

Notes:
(1) All of the above sub-units provide assistance to other Maltese Government agencies.
(2) EME Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Squadron.
(3) The Explosives and Ammunition Company includes the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) platoon.
(4) The Training wing provides basic AFM training and some specialised courses.

 


 

MAJOR ARMED FORCES EQUIPMENT

 

Land:  
Anti-tank (Atk) 10 x RPG-7 RL (estimate)
Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) 12 x 40 mm L/70 AAA and some 14.5 mm MG
Air:  
Transport (Tpt) 2 x BN 2B Islander
Training (Trg) 5 x Bulldog T1
Helicopters (Hel) 5 x Alouette III (utility)
  2 x Hughes 500M (liaison)
  2 x Bell 47G (utility and training)
Maritime:  
Patrol Vessels (PC) 1 x Diciotti P61 (OPV)
  2 x Maritime Protector (PBC)
  2 x Bremse Class (PCI)
  2 x Swift Class (PCI)
Miscellaneous 1 x Landing Craft (LCVP)