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Military of MexicoThe defense is partially coordinated between Canada, the United States and Mexico through a 2005 security agreement, etc., with Mexico being an essential part of the southern United States' protection against terrorism and drugs. The United States has no combat forces based in Mexico. Extensive cooperation takes place mainly at sea. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MEX stands for Mexico.

The defense is voluntary and (2006) amounts to 238,000 men with 40,000 men in reserve. The Army is a territorial army divided into twelve regions and comprises 184,000 men with one hundred territorial battalion units and a central operational unit of eight brigades. The Navy comprises 42,000 men with seven larger surface combat vessels, 180 patrol boats and three amphibious vessels, as well as a navy corps of 13,000 men in eleven battalions and a naval aircraft with eight fighter aircraft. The Air Force comprises 12,000 men with 84 fighter aircraft and 100 armed helicopters. Semi-military security forces amount to 31,000 men. The material is of Western origin. Defense costs increased in 1985-96 from 0.7% to 0.8% of GDP, to (2006) amount to 0.4% of GDP. Mexico has a naval base in Florida, USA.

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