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A police force of 2,000 men is armed and partially organized for the defense of the country (2008). The Coast Guard has 21 patrol boats. Defense costs rose from 0.3% to 2.3% of GDP in 1985-96 to decrease again to 0.3% (2006). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MUS stands for Mauritius.

Military of Mauritius

Mauritius defense overview

Mauritius has no standing military forces. The semi-military police force, which is responsible for the defense, has a force of about 2550 personnel, including about 800 personnel in the Coast Guard (2018, IISS).

Materials include two storm armored vehicles and twelve armored personnel vehicles.

The Coast Guard has 17 patrol vessels and four light transport aircraft.

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