The defense comprises (2009) 10 800 men enlisted squad
including gendarmerie and is organized into five regiments
and five fighter aircraft. A trained reserve force amounts
to 45,000 men. The material is of mixed and increasingly
Western origin. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that BFA stands for Burkina Faso.
Defense costs increased in 1985-2007 from 1.1% to 1.3% of
GDP. Burkina Faso participates in UN peacekeeping operations
with observers in Congo (Kinshasa) (MUNOC) and Sudan (UNMIS