After the demobilization in 1989–91, the defense has been
cut down considerably and reorganized. It is based on
selective military duty with a first voluntary service of
18–36 months and (2008) includes 14,000 men organized in an
independent brigade, six territorial defense areas, 21
patrol boats and 15 armed helicopters. The material is older
and of Soviet origin.
Defense of Nicaragua costs decreased in 1985-2006 from 17.4% to 0.7%
of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that NIC stands for Nicaragua.