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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 The material is outdated and of Soviet origin.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.

Military of 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.

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