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National Security - Survey

Armed Forces: Mongolian People's Army - 21,000 (17,000 conscripts); Mongolian People's Air Force - 3,500, in 1988.

Military Budget: US$249.44 million (1987).

Military Units: Four motorized rifle divisions; one air fighter regiment; two transport squadrons; one helicopter squadron.

Equipment: T-54, T-55, T-62 main battle tanks; 100mm antitank guns; 120mm, and 160mm mortars; 122mm, 130mm, and 152mm, towed artillery; 14.5mm, 37mm, and 57mm air defense guns; 122mm, 132mm, and 140mm multiple rocket launchers; SA-7 surface-to-air missiles; MiG-21 fighters; An-2, An-24, An-26, and An-32 transports; Mi-4 and Mi-8 helicopters.

Auxiliary Forces: Paramilitary force (responsible for border patrol, guard duty, and immigration) of 15,000 under jurisdiction of Ministry of Public Security; also militia (internal security troops) and 200,000 army reservists.

Last Update: 2004-12-29