SLOVENIA

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP 2009
Land area
Capital
Life expectancy
Population growth rate
2.025 million
Euros 514 million (US$627 million)
Euros 35 billion (US$43 billion)
20,100 sq kms (7,731 sq miles)
Ljubljana (Population 258,000)
76 years
0.3 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Army
Maritime Service
Air Element

7,000
60
550

 

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE  

Contact Details

 

 

 

Ministry of Defence
Vojkova Cesta 55
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Tel:  +386 1 133 11 11
Fax: +386 1 131 81 64
 


 

ARMY ORGANISATION

 

Army Strength: 7,000 (with approximately 3,000 ready reserves)


1 x Regular Infantry Brigade
2 x Reserve Infantry Brigades

 


 

SLOVENIAN ARMY OUTLINE STRUCTURE

Slovenian Army Outline Structure

Notes:

(1) The Force Command directly commands 1 x Special Forces Group, 1 x Military Police Bn, 1 x Recce Bn, 1 x Communications Bn and the Naval Detachment.
(2) The 20th Mechanised Infantry Battalion from the 1st Brigade is the Slovenian contribution to the Multinational Land Force (MLF). With contributions from Italy, Slovenia and Hungary the MLF consists of a light infantry brigade at high readiness. MLF HQ is at Udine in Italy.
(3) In the main Slovenian reserves consist of 6 x Infantry Battalions, 2 x Artillery Battalions, possibly 1 x Tank Battalion, 1 x Air Defence Battalion and 1 x Reconnaissance Battalion.
(4) Slovenia provides a contingent to the EU Balkan Battlegroup with other contingents from Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania.

 

Military Districts (MD) are as follows:

MD 1: Domzale, Grosuplje, Logatec
MD 2: Cerknica, Ilirka Bitsrica, Izola, Sezana
MD 3: Tolmin
MD 4: Loka, Radovljica, Skofja
MD 5: Brezice, Cromelj, Ribnica
MD 6: Sloven Konjice, Slovenj Gradec, Trbovlje, Valenje, Zalec
MD 7: Bistrica, Ljutomer, Murska; Ptuj, Sobota, Slovenska

 


 

MAJOR ARMY EQUIPMENT

 

Main Battle Tanks (MBT)

40 x M-84A

  25 x T-55
Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) 50 x M-80

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

30 x BOV (Wheeled)

  75 x Pandur (Valuk) (Wheeled)
  135 x Patria on order
Towed Artillery 12 x 105 mm M2-A1 (probably in store)
  18 x 155 mm TN-90
Mortars (Mor) 50 x 82 mm (estimate)
  50 x 120 mm (estimate)
Anti-Tank (Atk) 50 x AT3/AT4 (estimate) some on BOV-3 (ATGW)
  500 x RPG-7, M80 and RPG-22 (RL)

 


 

MARITIME SERVICE ORGANISATION

 

Maritime Service Strength: approximately 60

Principal Units:

 

1 x Super Dvora MkII Coastal Patrol Vessel

This extremely small navy concentrates on search and rescue plus patrol duties in the Slovenian EEZ. There are a small number of inshore rubber boats for inshore patrol duties.

 


 

AIR ELEMENT ORGANISATION

Air Element Strength: approximately 550

Outline Air Element Structure:

The majority of the Slovenian Air Element is located at the Cerklje ob Krki Airbase.
 


 

MAJOR AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

 

Transport (Tpt) 1 x L410 Lear Jet
  2 x PC-6
Training (Trg) 11 x PC-9/M (some armed)
Utility 2 x Zlin L-143
  8 x Zlin L-242
Helicopters (Hel) 3 x Bell 206B (training)
  8 x Bell 412 EP (some armed)
  4 x AS 532 Cougar (utility)
Air Defence (AD) 6 x Roland 2  SAM
  30 x SA-16 (Gimlet) SAM
  100 x SA-18 (Grouse) SAM
  12 x 20 mm guns on BOV-3 SP AAG

CURRENT UNIT DEPLOYMENTS
(over platoon strength 30 personnel. These are approximate figures)

NATO (ISAF) Afghanistan    150
NATO (KFOR) Kosovo   365
EUFOR Bosnia

  30