Belarus - Armed forces





The active armed forces of Belarus numbered 79,800 in 2002, including 4,000 women. The reserves consisted of 289,500 individuals who had military service within the last five years. The military is organized as an army, air force, and air defense force. The army numbered 29,300 with approximately 1,608 main battle tanks. The Air Force and Air Defense Force numbered 22,000 and had 212 combat aircraft and 58 attack helicopters. Belarus had a paramilitary of 110,000 including border guards and a militia. In 2001 the defense budget was approximately 1% of GDP.

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