The Armed Forces of Armenia (Armenian, Hayastani zinvats owzher; romanized as Hayastani zinvats uzher), also known as the Armenian Army (Armenian, Haykakan banak; romanized Haykakan Banak) is Armenia's national military. It is composed of personnel branches of the General Staff Armenian Armed Forces. These can be broken down into the Ground Forces, Air Force, and Air Defense Forces. Although it was partly formed from the ex-Soviet Army forces stationed within the Armenian SSR, mainly units of 7th Guards Army of Transcaucasian Military District, the history of Armenia's military can be traced back as far as 1918 when the First Republic of Armenia was founded. Armenia is a landlocked nation and has no navy.