Azerbaijan had 72,100 active personnel in its armed forces in 2002. Reserves included 300,000 members who had been in the military within the past 15 years. The navy numbered 2,200 and had six patrol craft. The army consisted of 62,000 personnel with equipment including 220 main battle tanks. The Air Force and Air Defense had 7,900 active personnel with 15 attack helicopters and 48 combat aircraft.
Azerbaijan also had an estimated 15,000 people serving in two separate paramilitary units. The defense budget for 1999 was $121 million, or 2.6% of GDP.