MADAGASCAR: NATIONAL SECURITY


The following is excerped from the Country Studies--Area Handbook program of the U.S. Department of the Army. The original version of this text is available at the Library of Congress.
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Madagascar

NATIONAL SECURITY

Armed Forces: Popular Armed Forces (including aeronaval forces--consisting of navy and air force), Presidential Guard. In 1994 army had about 20,000 personnel, navy about 500 including 100 marines, air force about 500.

Military Budget: In 1994 estimated at US$37.6 million.

Major Military Units: Army in 1994 had two battalions, one engineer regiment. Army equipment included twelve light tanks, reconnaissance vehicles, armored personnel carriers, and some towed artillery. Navy had one patrol craft and three landing craft. Air force had twelve combat aircraft, no armed helicopters.

Paramilitary: In 1994 about 7,500 gendarmerie, including maritime police.

Data as of August 1994

This is excerped from the Country Studies--Area Handbook program of the U.S. Department of the Army. The original version of this text is available at the Library of Congress.
Full index of Country Studies-Madagascar



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