The defense includes 5,000 men enlisted and is organized
into three battalions, three patrol boats and a few unarmed
aircraft. Semi-military security forces amount to 1,500 men.
The material is of varying origin.
Defense of Malawi costs increased from 1.0% to 1.2% of GDP in
1985-96 and stood at 1.1% of GDP in 2007. Malawi
participates in UN peacekeeping operations in Congo
(Kinshasa) (MONUC) and Sudan (UNMIS, UNAMID). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MWI stands for Malawi.