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Austria Military Profile 2016

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Military branchesLand Forces (KdoLdSK), Air Forces (KdoLuSK)
Military service age and obligationregistration requirement at age 17, the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; 18 is the legal minimum age for compulsory military service (6 months), or optionally, alternative civil/community service (9 months); males 18 to 50 years old in the militia or inactive reserve are subject to compulsory service; in a January 2012 referendum, a majority of Austrians voted in favor of retaining the system of compulsory military service (with the option of alternative/non-military service) instead of switching to a professional army system (2015)
Military expenditures0.55% of GDP (2015 est.)
0.62% of GDP (2014)
0.63% of GDP (2013)
0.68% of GDP (2012)
0.7% of GDP (2011)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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