The defense of Seychelles comprises (2009) 200 men enlisted squad and
consists of a company. Semi-military security forces amount
to 450 men. The material is outdated and of Soviet origin.
Defense costs decreased in 1985–2007 from 2.1% to 1.2% of
GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that SYC stands for Seychelles.
Seychelles defense overview
The Seychelles have a common military force that includes
a land component, a coast guard and a small air component.
The total force figures for the Seychelles Armed Forces are
420 active personnel (2018, IISS). As part of its
anti-piracy operations, the United States operates combat
drones from the Seychelles.
The land component has a strength of 200 active
personnel. Materials include six clearing trucks and
anti-aircraft artillery. An air component has a strength of
20 active personnel and five light transport aircraft.
The Coast Guard has a force of 200 active personnel,
including 80 marines, and eight patrol vessels.