The defense of Fiji (2009) comprises about 3,500 men enlisted
with 6,000 men in reserve. Combat forces are organized into
seven battalions and seven smaller battleships. The material
is of Western origin. For a long time, Fiji has been
involved in UN peacekeeping operations with some of its
combat forces, for example. in Iraq (UNAMI) and in Egypt
(MFO). Defense costs decreased in 1985–2007 from 2.8% to
1.4% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that FJI stands for Fiji.
Fiji's defense overview
Fiji has volunteered military service from the age of 18.
The country has actively contributed to the UN and other
peacekeeping operations. Fiji has no air force, or its own
navy. The army is very easily equipped and has no aircraft
or helicopters. The total force figures for Fiji's armed
forces are 3,500 active personnel, including 300 personnel
in a sea component, with a reserve of about 6,000 personnel
Fiji participated in 2018 in UN operations in Iraq (UNAMI)
with 165 personnel, in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with 136 personnel,
and in Syria/Israel (UNDOF) with 290 personnel.
In addition, Fiji had 170 personnel in Egypt as part of
the presence of MFO (Multinational Force and Observers).