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Dominican Republic
Population 10,464,474
Budget$ 630,720,000
Manpower 60000
Aircrafts 65
Fighters 0
Helicopters 33
Attack helicopters 0
Fleet 34
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 0
Nuclear weapons 0

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The Armed Forces of the Dominican Republic, also known as Fuerzas Armadas de la Republica Dominicana in Spanish, is the combined national army of the Dominican Republic. It is made up of around 44,000 active-duty personnel. About 60 percent of them are used mainly for nonmilitary operations. This includes security providers for government-owned facilities that are not military, toll security and forestry workers, as well as personal security for politicians, congressmen, and ministers. The President is the commander-in-chief for the military, and the Ministry of Defense (Spanish Ministerio de Defensa de la Republica Dominicana), is the chief managing body of armed forces. Protecting the country's territorial integrity and defending the nation are the primary objectives of the Ministry of Defense. The Dominican Republic's military ranks second behind Cuba in the Caribbean in terms of size. The Army is twice as big as other services and has 56,789 active-duty personnel.



It consists of six infantry regiments, an air cavalry squadron, and a combat support brigade. Two main bases are operated by the Air Force. One is located in the southern region of the country near Santo Domingo, and the other in the northern region. The air force has 40 aircraft, including helicopters. Three ageing vessels are maintained by the Navy, which include 25 patrol craft and interceptor boats, and two helicopters. Members of all three branches can form a counter-terrorist organization. This group is well-trained in counter-terrorism missions. The armed forces are fully involved in the counter-illegal drug trade efforts. For this purpose, there is a taskforce called DEPROSER 24/7 (DEfender PROteger y SERvir). They are also active in the fight against illegal immigration, from Haiti to Dominican Republic, and from Dominican Republic to America (via illegal transport of immigrants to Puerto Rico).

Source: Wikipedia