The defense, which until 1995 was based on selective
military duty with an initial service of 24 months, (2009)
comprises 12,000 men enlisted. It is organized into 4
brigades, 31 patrol boats, 3 naval infantry companies and 16
fighter aircraft. The reserves amount to 60,000 people.
Semi-military security forces amount to 8,000 men. The
material is semi-modern and of Western origin.
Defense costs decreased in 1985-2007 from 2.1% to 0.6% of
GDP. The United States has 400 people stationed in Honduras.
The country participates in UN peacekeeping operations with
observers in Western Sahara (MINURSO). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that HND stands for Honduras.