The defense encompasses (2009) 4,700 men enlisted and is
organized into 9 companies, 9 patrol vessels, 1 landing
craft, 14 fighter aircraft and 5 armed helicopters.
Semi-military security forces amount to 42,000 men. The
material is of Western origin. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that GAB stands for Gabon.
Defense costs decreased in 1985–2007 from 1.8% to 1.5% of
GDP. France has an amphibious battalion of 600 men stationed
in Gabon. The UN peacekeeping efforts consist of observers
from the Central African Republic and Sudan.