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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Defense

Military of Bosnia and HerzegovinaAs 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.

Military of 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.

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