THE MULTINATIONAL IFOR COALITION PARTICIPATION FACT SHEET

NATO NATION ANTICIPATED CONTRIBUTION:


BELGIUM 1,000

Approx 700 troops in UNCRO for Eastern Slavonia force will likely remain. Also expect approximately 300-400 logistics troops.

CANADA 1,200-1,500

Canadian battalion currently in UNPROFOR (1250 troops) may remain.

DENMARK 1,000

One infantry battalion (800-1000 troops) will participate in the Nordic Brigade. Elements currently in B-H will transfer authority.

FRANCE 7,500-10,000

Approximately 7,500 current forces in UNPROFOR will transfer authority to IFOR. Approx 2500 additional troops outside of B-H for support (such as air-sea lift). Would form 2 Mechanized Brigades. Will command Sarajevo sector.

GERMANY 4,000-5,000

Combat support role (in Croatia-primarily Split, Zadar and Sibenik), including transportation battalion, engineer battalion, logistics battalion, army flying regiment, and a medical brigade.

ITALY 2,100

Parliamentary approval to send a reinforced infantry brigade (the Garibaldi Brigade - mechanized with special paratrooper forces, military police, armor, fire support, logistics, and medical) plus continued air and naval participation.

LUXEMBOURG 300

Anticipate company-sized contribution.

THE NETHERLANDS 2,000

Anticipate a force based on the approx 1600 currently in UNPROFOR. Also likely to continue air element.

NORWAY 750

Represents forces currently in UNPROFOR likely to participate in Nordic Brigade. Would include engineering company, MP company, medical company, and logistics battalion.

PORTUGAL 300-900

Anticipate 1-3 companies

SPAIN 1,000-1,500

Anticipate reinforced battalion contribution.

TURKEY 1,000

Approximately 965 troops in UNPROFOR likely to continue.

UNITED KINGDOM 14,000

Builds on UNPROFOR troops, UK will command western sector.

NORDIC BRIGADE

Force composition: INF BN(+) Poland

TAC Denmark

HQ Denmark ENGR CO Norway

INF BN(-) Denmark LOG BN Norway

INF BN Sweden MP CO Norway

INF BN Finland MED CO Norway

POTENTIAL NON-NATO PARTICIPANTS

AUSTRIA Offered, expect about 300

BANGLADESH 1250 in UNPROFOR

EGYPT Expressed Interest

ESTONIA Interested PFP member

FINLAND Offered 850 for Nordic Brigade

CZECH REPUBLIC Offered 800 troop combat battalion

HUNGARY Support facilities only

UKRAINE Interested PFP member

MALAYSIA UNPROFOR participant

LATVIA Interested PFP member

LITHUANIA Interested PFP member

NEW ZEALAND Small contribution in RRF

PAKISTAN UNPROFOR participant, expect 1,000

POLAND Interested PFP member, expect about 800

SLOVAK REPUBLIC UNPROFOR participant

SWEDEN Expect up to 1,000 for Nordic Brigade

RUSSIAN FEDERATION Expect 1,500-2,500

OVERALL FORCE COMPOSITION IFOR HEADQUARTERS IN SARAJEVO

FRENCH DIVISION HQ, MOSTAR AOR: EAST B-H

13.5K total troops

UK DIVISION HQ, GORNJI VAKUF AOR: WEST B-H

12-14K total troops

US DIVISION HQ, TUZLA AOR: N/NE B-H

12-20K total troops


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