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Mozambique

Defense

After the 1992 peace settlement, the defense was reorganized. About 140,000 government and guerrilla soldiers were disarmed. The aim was to form a national defense at a level of 15,000 men. This goal has largely been achieved. The defense is based on selective military duty of two years and (2008) amounts to approximately 11,000 men organized in 7 battalions and has 5 patrol vessels and a number of old, non-operational fighter aircraft. The equipment is of old Soviet origin with low reliability.

Military of Mozambique

Defense costs decreased in 1985-2006 from 8.5% to 0.8% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that NAK stands for Mozambique. In 1995, the UN withdrew its peacekeeping forces in the country. Mozambique participates in UN peacekeeping operations with observers in Sudan. Portugal and the United States have small military units in Mozambique.

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