The defense (2008) consists of approximately 25,000 men
enlisted and has 9 regiments, 1 naval infantry battalion, 3
frigates, 10 patrol boats, 1 naval fighter aircraft and 19
fighter aircraft. Semi-military security forces amount to
900 men. The equipment is semi-modern, and procurement is
mainly from Western countries. Defense costs decreased in
1985-2006 from 3.5% to 1.2% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that URU stands for Uruguay.