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Weekend reading. Army of Papua New Guinea

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We continue, under the heading "Pulp of the day off," to acquaint our readers with some of the armies of the world and with the system of military organization in various parts of the world. Today, under the heading - the army of such a state as Papua - New Guinea. The country itself is in many ways already exotic, but when an exotic country, in our understanding, has its own army, it is doubly exotic.


Papua New Guinea is a state with a population of about 7,5 million people. In fact, it is a British overseas colony with formal sovereignty. The ruler of Papua New Guinea is still (de jure) the British Queen Elizabeth II. In the state there is a post of governor-general, as in other British overseas colonies. The chief executive is considered to be the chairman of the government, Peter O'Neill, who has been in office since 2011.

The Ministry of Defense of Papua New Guinea was formed in 1974. He frankly does not pursue financing, he does not tell about “terrible threats” of a military nature, as is now fashionable in a number of the same British colonies and protectorates. Therefore, the military budget 2016 year was less than half a percent of GDP. According to this indicator, Papua - New Guinea is in the 14-10 among all countries of the world that have armed forces. In Papua New Guinea, these forces are called the country's Defense Forces.

To date, the number of New Guinean soldiers - about 2,5 thousands of people. At the same time, the main military department several years ago prepared the so-called “White Book of National Defense”, which stated that in case of a security threat to the statehood of Papua New Guinea, the number of troops could be doubled. The most "militarist" minded members of the government predict an increase in the country's army by 2030 to 10 by a thousand people.

Weekend reading. Army of Papua New Guinea

Building the personnel of the engineering battalion


The structure of the country's self-defense troops is such that, in addition to the ground forces, consisting of two infantry, one engineering battalion, as well as separate platoons of the medical service and communications, there are sea and air segments. The naval component of the troops is 4 Pacific class patrol boats and two Balikpapan class landing ships (boats). Ships (boats) of the same class are in service with the Navy of the Philippines and Australia. Aviation Papua New Guinea is represented mainly by helicopters and transport aircraft. There are American, British and other models.




The Ministry of Defense of Papua - New Guinea notes that the most frequent types of operations are operations to counter drug smuggling and international piracy.

Photos from the New Guinean Army:



On practical training sessions (you can get acquainted with the "shooter"):



Exam with the presence of an Australian officer:


Separately, the troops are tasked with ensuring security during national elections. Under the conditions of a very diverse composition of the country's inhabitants, in which there are three official languages, the security of the elections is determined by one of the priorities. The photo shows the return of the PNG Army soldiers returning from a security operation in one of the country's regions (as is evident weapons when loading on board, the servicemen do not have):



And this is the official emblem of the Defense Forces and the main military department of Papua New Guinea.



The emblem depicts one of the main symbols of the country - the bird of paradise, living only in Papua - New Guinea.
Photos used:
PNG Ministry of Defense
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  1. Felix-M1
    Felix-M1 18 November 2017 12: 46 New
    +3
    Thick they are all that .. hehe
    1. LAWNER
      LAWNER 18 November 2017 12: 59 New
      +7
      These fat men drive you to the tropics)))
      1. DEPARTMENT-1
        DEPARTMENT-1 18 November 2017 14: 08 New
        +7
        Quote: LAWNER
        These fat men drive you to the tropics)))

        And devour .. hehe soldier We are Russian thin and sinewy, not at all tasty .. wink
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 18 November 2017 13: 00 New
      +7
      For some reason, these Papuans in the photo are similar to the Ukrainian "atoshniks". Maybe the thing is that they have the same instructors? belay
      1. Cruel beaver
        Cruel beaver 18 November 2017 13: 39 New
        15
        Do not insult the Papuans by comparison with the "ponadusers"
        They clearly did not deserve it!
        And in general - there is no oil there. So the country (Thank God!) Is spared the attention of "democracy." What is the difference what kind of military uniform is there? The main thing is that the army would fulfill its functions .... (this is already for U. Shtolts) A from a palm tree or something else doesn’t matter!
        1. Alex Justice
          Alex Justice 19 November 2017 15: 04 New
          0
          Something is there, oil or gas. I don’t remember now. I did a pipeline inspection there. Everything is under America.
          Poor illiterate country. Throughout history, two tribes have been fighting each other. The country is in a constant state of civil war.
      2. ando_bor
        ando_bor 18 November 2017 13: 41 New
        14
        Quote: siberalt
        For some reason, these Papuans in the photo are similar to the Ukrainian "atoshniks".

        Papuan it sounds proudly, because the Papuans are smarter and richer than Ukrainians:
        Papua New Guinea's GDP per capita is $ 2528 a year,
        Ukraine - 2194
        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BF%
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        %8F_%D0%93%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%8F
        And it’s smarter because the Papuans didn’t get much from the colonialists and they rose to this level, and the Ukrainians from the Union got industry and mountains of weapons, and they all fell enchantingly.
    3. stolz
      stolz 18 November 2017 13: 04 New
      +2
      In, damn it, the Papuans, and there too - give them an army! So you see, soon S-400 and Iskander will be bought from Russia. Do they live on their palms or are they already getting down? Well, at least they put on their pants, otherwise they would have been sitting in their national clothes in the photo with their bare backside.
      1. Cartalon
        Cartalon 18 November 2017 13: 09 New
        +3
        And if it is more convenient with a bare backside?
    4. pvv113
      pvv113 18 November 2017 13: 28 New
      +2
      They probably eat prisoners belay
      1. 32363
        32363 18 November 2017 13: 35 New
        +5
        Quote: pvv113
        They probably eat prisoners belay

        all who were caught, colleagues went there to install equipment, strictly guarded by machine gunners, they moved purely to protect against the cannibals that devour everyone in a row.
        1. pvv113
          pvv113 18 November 2017 13: 44 New
          +4
          Well then, we will not declare war on the Papuans wink
  2. newcomer
    newcomer 18 November 2017 12: 47 New
    +8
    very entertaining. thank the author.
  3. Tusv
    Tusv 18 November 2017 12: 50 New
    +4
    Where the Bourgeois look. Papua New Guinea urgently needs to be declared Socialist. Set aside - Socially Oriented
    1. Going
      Going 18 November 2017 12: 53 New
      11
      These are submitted English women, everything is already entered there. lol
    2. moskowit
      moskowit 18 November 2017 13: 33 New
      +1
      But Miklouha-Maclay asked the king to take Pauasia under the autocratic hand ....
      1. Kleber
        Kleber 18 November 2017 13: 55 New
        +7
        Quote: moskowit
        But Miklouha-Maclay asked the king to take Pauasia under the autocratic hand ....


        We have enough Papuans in the country.
  4. Going
    Going 18 November 2017 12: 50 New
    +8
    According to this indicator, Papua New Guinea is in the 14th top ten among all countries of the world that have armed forces.


    Not so little, but almost no data - the number, type of troops, etc.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 18 November 2017 12: 56 New
      +5
      Quote: Going
      but there is almost no data - the number of troops

      It is written in Russian and white: the number is 2,5 thousand, the types are land, aviation, fleet (which is no). In the ground - engineering, infantry battalions, a pair of platoons - communication and medicine.
      1. Going
        Going 18 November 2017 13: 05 New
        +7
        These include ground forces, air forces and naval operations. 4% of the budget of Papua New Guinea is spent on military needs. Ground units are directly subordinate to the headquarters of the Papua New Guinea Defense Forces, while the Air Force and Navy have their own commands. In recent years, the country's government abandoned the strategy of reducing the armed forces and, on the contrary, expects to increase the number of the Defense Forces by 2017 by 5, respectively, and increasing the scale of defense spending.


        And here is the other data, and this is the source:


        Military Review ● Armament ● Peace Army
        Armed Oceania: are there Pacific Islands armies?

        Июля July 16, 2015
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 18 November 2017 13: 11 New
          0
          Quote: Going
          and this is the source:

          It is wonderful that you refer to BO. But in two and a half years, much has changed not only in our army. Nor will we in 2030 refer to material from 2015. Although by and large, the difference is only in the specified financing in% of GDP, which, as can be seen, has been seriously reduced.

          In general, this is not other data, this is earlier data - that’s the whole answer.
          1. Going
            Going 18 November 2017 13: 14 New
            +7
            Yes, of course, but the mess is complete and two years is not a term ... apparently very secret and confusing information. laughing hi
            1. Volodin
              Volodin 18 November 2017 13: 17 New
              +1
              Quote: Going
              and two years is not a term

              The Ukrainian army won for half a year two boilers managed to get through, and you say 2 is not a year term)))
              1. Going
                Going 18 November 2017 13: 21 New
                +7
                Ukraine is a special education, and seriously - now their army is many times better than it was in 2014.
                1. Roma 1977
                  Roma 1977 18 November 2017 18: 06 New
                  +2
                  That's just 96% of the recruits did not appear in the draft board at the last call.
                  1. Going
                    Going 18 November 2017 18: 08 New
                    +7
                    This is evidence of specialists from LDRN, which has objectively changed a lot.
                2. Orionvit
                  Orionvit 18 November 2017 18: 37 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Going
                  Ukraine is a special education, and seriously - now their army is many times better than it was in 2014.

                  The Ukrainian army can only be compared with the Ukrainian army. Because, in comparison with other armies, it simply cannot stand it.
          2. sabakina
            sabakina 18 November 2017 13: 38 New
            +5
            If you give a monkey a Kalash or a grenade, it will not become a warrior.
    2. Kleber
      Kleber 18 November 2017 12: 59 New
      0
      Quote: Going

      Not so little, but almost no data - the number, type of troops, etc.


      There are almost no army there.
  5. PalBor
    PalBor 18 November 2017 12: 59 New
    +2
    Interestingly, they, too, are awesome dances before the fight, like Maori or Fijians? smile
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 18 November 2017 12: 59 New
    +1
    Why do they even need an army? ?? recourse
    1. Usher
      Usher 19 November 2017 14: 07 New
      0
      It's written
  7. Kleber
    Kleber 18 November 2017 13: 09 New
    +3
    The European-style uniform was pulled on, and as it was - it remained:

    1. sabakina
      sabakina 18 November 2017 13: 41 New
      +4
      And mind you, and one "beer" tummy!
      1. Kleber
        Kleber 18 November 2017 13: 44 New
        +2
        They don’t sell beer to people without shoulder straps))))))
  8. stolz
    stolz 18 November 2017 13: 25 New
    +8
    Quote: Volodin

    It is written in Russian and white: the number is 2,5 thousand, the types are land, aviation, fleet (which is no). In the ground - engineering, infantry battalions, a pair of platoons - communication and medicine.

    So they can already declare war on the Baltic states, defeat it, make it their overseas colony, eat sprats and drink “Riga Balsam” from “Van Tallinn”.
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 18 November 2017 13: 30 New
      0
      Quote: Stolz

      So they can already declare war on the Baltic states, defeat it, make it their overseas colony, eat sprats and drink “Riga Balsam” from “Van Tallinn”.


      Are they not NATO members by chance?
  9. Cruel beaver
    Cruel beaver 18 November 2017 13: 29 New
    0
    But didn’t they find oil there?
    And then democracy has nowhere to go to the mattresses .... Haha (two times) !!!
    1. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 18 November 2017 15: 12 New
      +1
      they are British satellites in the community, so they will not be touched ... but there is oil and gas there
  10. spech
    spech 18 November 2017 14: 23 New
    0
    The main thing in such a country is not to let geologists go, otherwise God forbid they find oil or something more tasty and that’s all., There’s little shit negative
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 18 November 2017 18: 44 New
      +2
      Survived. It used to be that if the country had rich mineral resources, it was good and everyone envied her. Now the opposite. Happiness is when you have nothing, that means nobody needs you and no one will force you to democracy. What a bl ...... world?
    2. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 19 November 2017 15: 08 New
      0
      For a long time, everything was captured by America. And they drill and dig.
  11. san4es
    san4es 18 November 2017 14: 31 New
    +4
    The naval component of the troops - 4 Pacific class patrol boats


    Displacement standard 162 t
    Xnumx length m
    8,1 width m
    Draft 1,8 m
    Caterpillar 2TA diesel engines 3516
    Power 2820 l. with. (2 MW)
    Mover 2
    Speed ​​20 knots (37 km / h)
    Cruising range 2500 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots
    Autonomy of swimming 10 days
    Crew 14-18 people
    weaponry
    Artillery Depending on the country, it includes from a 20-mm gun GAM-BO1 to only personal weapons of the crew. Also used machine guns of caliber 7,62 mm and 12,7 mm
    and two landing ships (boats) of the Balikpapan class


    The most common types of operations are drug trafficking and international piracy.
  12. prosto_rgb
    prosto_rgb 19 November 2017 01: 27 New
    +1
    For the army of Papua New Guinea - thanks!
    It would be very interesting to read about the Zimbabwean army.
    And I think it’s very relevant.
  13. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 19 November 2017 08: 05 New
    0
    He is not openly pursuing financing, he does not speak about “terrible threats” of a military nature, as it is now fashionable for a number of the same British colonies and protectorates. Therefore, the military budget of 2016 of the year amounted to less than half a percent of GDP. According to this indicator, Papua New Guinea is in the 14-ten among all countries of the world that have armed forces.

    Not so simple:
    Subsequent attempts to reduce the size of SOPNG in response to the country's economic problems caused fierce resistance; with the army mutinying in March 2001. The government surrendered in 10 days to the demands of the rebels, "agreeing not to reduce the strength of the army.

    http://voinanet.ucoz.ru/index/armija_papua_novaja
    _gvineja / 0-1209
  14. Servisinzhener
    Servisinzhener 19 November 2017 12: 30 New
    0
    Very colorful and distinctive personalities in the photographs. It is interesting in the guard of honor during the arrival of foreign delegations that they are in this form or in national costumes wink
  15. BVS
    BVS 19 November 2017 14: 06 New
    +1
    By the way, the country in terms of population is commensurate with Belarus. The population of Belarus as of January 1 of this year amounted to 9 504,7 thousand people.
  16. magirus401
    magirus401 20 November 2017 13: 41 New
    0
    It is interesting who caught them and counted them, and whether they have 7,5 million trees in the jungle, if not, then it means there are also homeless people (homeless people).