Slovenia - Armed forces



The Slovenian armed forces numbered 9,000 active personnel in 2002, with 20,000 reservists. The army of 9,000 was equipped with 47 main battle tanks. The army's air wing of 250 personnel had eight armed helicopters. There was also a small maritime element. Paramilitary consisted of a 4,500 member police force. Slovenia participated in UN and peacekeeping missions in three regions. Defense spending was $370 million in 2000, or 1.7% of GDP.

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