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Botswana Defence Force

NameBotswana Defence Force
BranchesBDF Air Wing
Botswana Ground Force
Minister TitleMinister of Defence
Active9,000
Amount$338 million
Percent GDP2.48%
HistoryMilitary history of Botswana
RanksBotswana military ranks and insignia

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is the military of Botswana. It was formed in 1977 and has approximately 9,000 members. The commander is Lt. Gen. Tebogo Masire. The commander in chief is the President of Botswana. Being a landlocked country, Botswana has no navy.


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