Mozambique Military


After the 1992 peace settlement, the defense was reorganized. About 140,000 government and guerrilla soldiers were disarmed. The aim was to form a national defense at a level of 15,000 men. This goal has largely been achieved. The defense is based on selective military duty of two years and (2008) amounts to approximately 11,000 men organized in 7 battalions and has 5 patrol vessels and a number of old, non-operational fighter aircraft. The equipment is of old Soviet origin with low reliability.

Land area 799,380 km²
Total population 30,098,197
Population density (per km²) 37.7
Capital Maputo
Official language Portuguese
Income per capita 1,300 USD
Currency Metical
ISO 3166 code MZ
Internet TLD .mz
License plate MOC
Telephone code +258
Time zone UTC + 2
Geographic coordinates 18 15 S, 35 00 O
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Defense costs decreased in 1985-2006 from 8.5% to 0.8% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that NAK stands for Mozambique. In 1995, the UN withdrew its peacekeeping forces in the country. Mozambique participates in UN peacekeeping operations with observers in Sudan. Portugal and the United States have small military units in Mozambique.

Mozambique Army