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
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.
Data as of June 1989