Mauritius Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

no regular military forces; the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) includes a paramilitary unit known as the Special Mobile Force, which is formed as a mobile infantry battalion; the PMF also has a Police Helicopter Squadron, a Special Support Unit (riot police), and the National Coast Guard (also includes an air squadron) (2021)

Military expenditures

0.2% of GDP (2019)

0.2% of GDP (2018)

0.2% of GDP (2017)

0.2% of GDP (2016)

0.2% of GDP (2015)

country comparison to the world: 166

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Special Mobile Force has approximately 1,700 personnel; the National Coast Guard has about 800 (2020)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the MPF's inventory is comprised of mostly second-hand equipment from France, Germany, India, and the UK (2021)

Military service age and obligation

service is voluntary

NOTE: The information regarding Mauritius on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritius 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritius 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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