a result of the Dayton Agreement in 1995, the same year, an
armor-restriction agreement was concluded which, with the
aim of achieving a better military balance of power in the
former Yugoslavia, regulated the maximum number of tanks,
armored vehicles, artillery, fighter aircraft and armed
helicopters in former Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).
The agreement also regulates how Bosnia and Herzegovina's
numbers are to be distributed between the Serbian and Muslim
Croat forces in the country. Bosnia and Herzegovina as a
whole is entitled to have a maximum of 410 tanks, 340
armored vehicles, 1,500 artillery pieces, 62 fighter planes
and 21 armed helicopters. One third of these forces are
recognized in the Serbian region. Reorganization to achieve
these goals, mainly involving disarmament for the Serbian
forces and upgrading for the rest. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that BIH stands for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the years 2006–07, all combat forces were organized in
a state-controlled defense force. At the same time, the
state armed forces formally ceased. The Armed Forces
comprise (2007) 12,000 men, with a reserve of about 6,000
men, organized in an army of three mechanized brigades (194
tanks) and one air division (17 fighter aircraft). The
material is semi-modern and of former Soviet and Western
origin. Defense costs decreased in 1996-2007 from 6.3% to
0.8% of GDP.