Suriname Military

Suriname is a country located on the north-east coast of South America and is known for its strong military and defense. The Surinamese Armed Forces (SAF) is the military branch of the country and consists of three branches: Army, Navy, and Air Force. The total active personnel stands at around 4,000 with an additional reserve force of around 2,000 personnel. Suriname has a higher defense budget compared to its GDP as it spends about 1.6% of its GDP on defense. The country also imports weapons from countries such as Brazil, France, and the United States. Suriname also has strong ties with other countries in the region such as Guyana which allows them to cooperate militarily when needed. As a result of this strong military presence in the region Suriname has become an important regional player in security issues and is able to maintain peace and stability within South America effectively. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Suriname.


The defense encompasses (2009) 1,800 men enlisted and is organized into a battalion, eight smaller fighters and four fighter aircraft. Defense costs decreased in 1985-2007 from 2.4% to 1.0% of GDP. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that SUR stands for Suriname.

Suriname Army

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