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After the demobilization in 1989–91, the defense has been cut down considerably and reorganized. It is based on selective military duty with a first voluntary service of 18–36 months and (2008) includes 14,000 men organized in an independent brigade, six territorial defense areas, 21 patrol boats and 15 armed helicopters. The material is older and of Soviet origin.

Military of Nicaragua

Defense of Nicaragua costs decreased in 1985-2006 from 17.4% to 0.7% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that NIC stands for Nicaragua.

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