A police force of 2,000 men is armed and partially
organized for the defense of the country (2008). The Coast
Guard has 21 patrol boats. Defense costs rose from 0.3% to
2.3% of GDP in 1985-96 to decrease again to 0.3% (2006). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MUS stands for Mauritius.
Mauritius defense overview
Mauritius has no standing military forces. The
semi-military police force, which is responsible for the
defense, has a force of about 2550 personnel, including
about 800 personnel in the Coast Guard (2018, IISS).
Materials include two storm armored vehicles and twelve
armored personnel vehicles.
The Coast Guard has 17 patrol vessels and four light