After the 1992 peace settlement, the defense was
reorganized. About 140,000 government and guerrilla soldiers
were disarmed. The aim was to form a national defense at a
level of 15,000 men. This goal has largely been achieved.
The defense is based on selective military duty of two years
and (2008) amounts to approximately 11,000 men organized in
7 battalions and has 5 patrol vessels and a number of old,
non-operational fighter aircraft. The equipment is of old
Soviet origin with low reliability.
Defense costs decreased in 1985-2006 from 8.5% to 0.8% of
GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that NAK stands for Mozambique. In 1995, the UN withdrew its peacekeeping forces in the
country. Mozambique participates in UN peacekeeping
operations with observers in Sudan. Portugal and the United
States have small military units in Mozambique.