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AUSTRIA

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP 2009
Land area
Capital
Life expectancy
Population growth rate
8.2 million
Euros 2.1 billion (US$2.5 billion)
Euros 280 billion (US$341 billion)
82,700  sq kms (32,108  sq miles)
Vienna (Population 1.5 million)
78 years
0.4 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Army
Navy
Air Command
Support Command
Reserves

14,000 (about 6,000 conscripts)
(Austria has no navy)
2,500 (about 1,000 conscripts)
11,000
Possibly 60,000 ready reserves

 

 

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE  

Contact Details

 

 

Ministry of Defence
Bundesministerium fur Landesverteidigung
Dampfschiffstrasse 2
A-1030 Wien
A
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ARMY ORGANISATION

 

Army Strength: approximately 8,000 professionals and 6,000 conscripts (total 14,000)

Outline Army Structure:

In general terms and available for immediate operations are:

  • 2 x Military Area Commands (Joint Forces - Graz and Salzburg)

  • 2 x Jager Brigade (Infantry)

  • 2 x Panzer Grenadier Brigades (Mechanised Infantry)

  • 2 x Communications Groups

Army Commands

Military Operations are controlled by Land Forces Command Headquarters in Vienna through the following headquarters:

HQ Land Forces Command
6 Jager Bde (Infantry)
7 Jager Bde (Mechanised)
3 Panzer Grenadier Bde (Mechanised)
4 Panzer Grenadier Bde (Mechanised)
9 x Military Area Commands

ARMY COMMANDS
Austrian Army Commands Diagram

Military Area Commands with a combined total of approximately 15 infantry battalions under command are as follows :

  • Vienna
  • Burgenland
  • Niederosterreich
  • Oberosterreich
  • Steinmark
  • Tirol
  • Karnten
  • Salzburg
  • Vorarlberg.

Note: The Vienna Military Command has 1 x Infantry Regiment assigned (1 x battalion in peace and 4 x battalions on mobilisation) plus 1 x Guards Battalion.

JAGER BRIGADE OUTLINE ORGANISATION (MECHANISED)Jager Brigade Outline Organsiation (Mechanised)

PANZER GRENADIER BRIGADE OUTLINE ORGANISATION (ARMOURED)
Panzer Grenadier Brigade Outline Organisation (Armoured) Diagram

Reserves

Following mobilisation there would be approximately 50,000 Armed Forces personnel available. Conscription, currently for six months, should cease by the end of 2010.

EU Battlegroups

Austria is a member of the EU Battlegroup wich includes contingents from Germany and the Czech Republic.


 

MAJOR ARMY EQUIPMENT

 

Main Battle Tanks (MBT)

114 x Leopard 2A4

Light Tanks

120 x Kuerassier SK-105 (of which approx 60 in store)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) 105 x Ulan (Tracked)

Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)

250 x Saurer 4K series (Tracked) of which about 100 are believed to be in store

 

70 x Pandur (Wheeled)

 

20 x Dingo (Wheeled)

Self Propelled Artillery (SP ARTY)

180 x M-109 variants (Tracked)

Towed Artillery

80 x 105 mm (in store) and 20 x 155 mm (in store) - some 120 mm used for training

Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRL)

16 x 128 mm M-51 (in store)

Mortars (Mor)

100 x 107 mm (estimate)

 

200 x 120 mm (estimate)

  100 x 82 mm Granatwerfer (estimate)
Anti-Tank (Atk) 80+ x Jaguar with HOT (in store)
  300 x RBS-56 Bill (about 100 in store)
  1,000 x  84 mm Carl Gustav
  Plus 66 mm LAW
Panzerfaust 3
74 mm Miniman
Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) 34 x Mistral SAM (under Air Force Command control) about 40 in store
  70 x 20 mm FIAK 65/68 (gun system - in store)
  70 x 35 mm ZFIAK with Skyguard (gun system - in store)

 


 

AIR FORCE ORGANISATION

Air Force (Air Force Command) Strength: approximately 2,500 professionals and approximately 1,000 conscripts (total 3,500)

Austrian Air Force Command Outline Organisation

Austrian Air Force Command Outline Organisation Diagram

Air Surveillance/Defence Group Consists of fixed radar sites, mobile radar stations and Mistral SAM. 2 x Typhoon are generally held on QRA (quick reaction alert) to intercept unidentified aircraft.

Fligerregiment 1 with 4 x Squadrons:

Squadron 1 AB 212 (transport/utility helicopter)
Squadron 2 AB 206A and OH 58 Kiowa (liaison, recce and training helicopters)
Squadron 3 AB 206A and OH 58 Kiowa (liaison, recce and training helicopters)
Squadron 4 PC-6 Turbo Porter (fixed wing transport)

Fligerregiment 2 with 2 x Squadrons:

Squadron 1 15 x Typhoon
Squadron 2 SA 3160 and SA316B Allouette III (utility helicopters)

Fligerregiment 3 with 4 x Squadrons

Squadron 1 AB 212 (transport/utility helicopter)
Squadron 2 AB 206 (transport/utility helicopter)
Squadron 3 28 x SAAB 105 (trainers and FGA)
 


 

MAJOR AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT

 

Fighter (Ftr) 15 x Typhoon (Tranche 1 Block 5)
Transport (Tpt) 3 x C-130K Hercules
  10 x PC-6B Turbo Porter
Training (Trg) 25 x Saab 105
  16 x PC7 Turbo Trainer
Air to Air Missiles (AAM) Sidewinder AIM-9
  IRIS-T
Helicopters (Hel) 11 x OH 58 Kiowa (observation and recce)
  11 x AB 206 (utility)
  20 x AB 212 (utility)
  9 x S70A Black Hawk (support)
  24 x SA-319 Alouette 3 (utility)

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

EUFOR Bosnia 100
KFOR Serbia/Kosovo 450
EUFOR Central African Republic/Chad 125
UN (UNDORF) Syria/Israel 375