Mauritius Military


A police force of 2,000 men is armed and partially organized for the defense of the country (2008). The Coast Guard has 21 patrol boats. Defense costs rose from 0.3% to 2.3% of GDP in 1985-96 to decrease again to 0.3% (2006). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MUS stands for Mauritius.

Mauritius Army

Land area 2,040 km²
Total population 1,379,365
Population density (per km²) 676.2
Capital Port Louis
Official language English
Income per capita $ 22,300
Currency Mauritian rupee
ISO 3166 code MU
Internet TLD .mu
License plate MS
Telephone code +230
Time zone UTC + 4
Geographic coordinates 20 17 S, 57 33 O

Mauritius has no standing military forces. The semi-military police force, which is responsible for the defense, has a force of about 2550 personnel, including about 800 personnel in the Coast Guard (2018, IISS).

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Materials include two storm armored vehicles and twelve armored personnel vehicles.

The Coast Guard has 17 patrol vessels and four light transport aircraft.