The defense of Papua New Guinea encompasses (2009) 3 100 men enlisted and is
organized into two battalions and four patrol boats. Papua
New Guinea has no fighter aircraft. Defense costs decreased
in 1985-2007 from 1.5% to 0.7% of GDP. Australia has a
military training unit of about 40 men in the country. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that PNG stands for Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea's defense
Papua New Guinea has a small and lightly equipped army
and is supported by Australia. The total force of Papua New
Guinea's armed forces is 3600 active personnel (2018, IISS).
The country has no navy or air force of its own.
The land component is very lightly equipped and had no
heavier weapons than bombers. The air component has a crew
of about 100 personnel, three light transport aircraft and
three helicopters. The sea component has a crew of about 200
personnel, four patrol boats and three landing craft.
Papua Ny-Buinea participated in 2018 in the UN operation
in Sudan (UNAMID) with two observers.