Armed Forces: In 1991 armed forces included 1,700-member
Guyanese Defence Force (GDF), unified service with ground, naval,
and air elements; 2,000-member National Guard Service, reserve
unit; and two paramilitary organizations: 2,000-member Peoples's
Militia and 1,500-member Guyana National Service.
Army: Ground forces organized into two infantry
battalions, one guard battalion, one Special Forces battalion, one
support weapons battalion, one artillery battery, and one engineer
Maritime Corps: Naval element of GDF consisted of four
patrol craft and 100 personnel based in Georgetown and New
Air Command: Air element of GDF consisted of 200
personnel with five aircraft and five helicopters based at Timehri
Equipment: Most weaponry supplied by Britain, the Soviet
Union, and the United States. Some naval craft acquired from
People's Democratic Republic of Korea.
Defense Budget: US$5.5 million in 1989, about 6 percent
Internal Security Forces: National police, the Guyana
Police Force, with about 5,000 members.
Data as of January 1992