Syria Navy Nations // Middle East/North Africa

OVERVIEW The Syrian navy operates a small coastal patrol force and coastal artillery brigade equipped with 12 batteries of SS-C-1B and SSC -3 anti-ship missiles, as well as two battalions of fixed-site artillery emplacements (36 130-mm and 12 100-mm artillery pieces). Coastal surveillance is carried out by a coastal radar surveillance battalion. PERSONNEL STRENGTH The Syrian navy numbers approximately 3,200, plus about 2,500 reserves. Some personnel are likely to have been drafted...


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