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The defense (2008) consists of approximately 25,000 men enlisted and has 9 regiments, 1 naval infantry battalion, 3 frigates, 10 patrol boats, 1 naval fighter aircraft and 19 fighter aircraft. Semi-military security forces amount to 900 men. The equipment is semi-modern, and procurement is mainly from Western countries. Defense costs decreased in 1985-2006 from 3.5% to 1.2% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that URU stands for Uruguay.

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