The defense, which is based on selective military duty
with 24 months of first service, comprises (2009) about
8,500 men and is organized into 3 regiments, 2 smaller
fighters and 16 fighter aircraft. Semi-military security
forces amount to 750 men. The material is semi-modern and of
mixed Soviet and Western origin.
Defense costs increased in 1985-2007 from 1.3% to 1.6% of
GDP. Togo participates in UN peacekeeping operations in
Ivory Coast (UNOCI) and with observers in Liberia (UNMIL)
and Sudan (UNAMID). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that TGO stands for Togo.