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Botswana

Defense

The defense includes (2008) 9,000 men enlisted and is organized into three (small) brigades and 35 fighter aircraft. Semi-military security forces amount to 1,500 men. The material, older and of Soviet origin with low reliability, has been partially replaced by more modern Western material, including ten fighter aircraft F-5A (Freedom Fighter). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that BWA stands for Botswana.

Military of Botswana

Defense costs increased in 1985-96 from 1.1% to 6.7% of GDP and then to 3% of GDP (2006). Botswana participates in UN peacekeeping operations with observers in Sudan (United Nations Mission in Sudan, UNMIS, and African Union Mission in Sudan, AUMIS).

 
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