The defense was reduced and reorganized after the peace
treaty in 1996. The armed opposition of about 1,000 men was
demobilized under UN control. The defense encompasses (2009)
16,000 men enlisted with 63,000 men in reserve and is
organized into 7 brigades, of which 6 are territorial, 36
patrol boats, 10 fighter aircraft and 7 armed helicopters.
Semi-military security forces amount to about 19,000 men.
The material is semi-modern and of Western origin.
Defense costs decreased in 1985-2007 from 1.8% to 0.4% of
GDP. Guatemala participates in UN peacekeeping operations in
Congo (Kinshasa) (MUNOC) and Haiti (MINUSTAH) as well as
with observers in Ivory Coast (UNOCI), Lebanon (UNIFIL),
Nepal (UNMIN) and Sudan (UNMIS). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that GTM stands for Guatemala.