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The defense of Mali, which is based on volunteerism, comprises (2009) 7,500 men. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MLI stands for Mali. It is organized into eight battalions, three patrol boats and eleven combat aircraft. Semi-military security forces amount to 4,800 men. The material is older and of Soviet origin. Defense costs rose from 1.4% to 1.8% of GDP in 1985-96 and in 2007 stood at 1.7% of GDP.

Military of Mali

Mali participates with observers in UN peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic / Chad (MINURCAT), Congo (Kinshasa) (MONUC), Liberia (UNMIL) and Sudan (UNMIS, UNAMID).

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