Congo, Republic of the (ROC) - Armed forces

In 2002, the Congo had an army of 8,000 men, a navy of 800, and an air force of 1,200. Its army included two armored battalions, two infantry battalion groups, one parachute commando battalion, one engineer battalion, and one artillery group. The navy had three patrol craft, and the air force had 12 fighter planes, including 12 MiG-21 fighters. There was a paramilitary force of 2,000. The military budget in 2001 was estimated at $84 million, or 2.8% of GDP.

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