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Omanis, ground forces, UDF, navy, air force

The armed forces of the UAE, called the Union Defense Forces (UDF), numbered 65,000 in 2001, with an army of 59,000 members, a navy of 2,000, and an air force of 4,000. A paid, professional force, the UDF relies heavily on officers and technicians from the United Kingdom, Jordan, and Pakistan, with many Omanis in the ranks of the ground forces.



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