posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 10:31 AM
I am Eritrea. Here is what I have found so far.
Brief recent history:
Eritrea awarded to Ethiopia in 1952
Wins independance in 1991
Referendum in 1993
2.5 year border dispute with Ethiopia starts in 1998.
International commission findings into border dispute published in 2002 on hold due to Ethiopian objections.
Borders with Red sea,Sudan,Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Military funding between $151mil-$196mil.
Conscription for 18 year males lsats 16 months.
Eritrean Air Force
14 Mig 29
(All info above sourced from CIA)
320000 troops armed mainly with ak-47/74s
(source Washington Bureau)
I'm having a bit of trouble researching the Navy but I know it has one.
At this time it seems to be a collection of fast yauchts and the like.Still a navy