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Burkina Faso Military Profile 2014

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Military branchesArmy, Air Force of Burkina Faso (Force Aerienne de Burkina Faso, FABF), National Gendarmerie (2011)
Military service age and obligation18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; women may serve in supporting roles (2013)
Manpower available for military servicemales age 16-49: 3,735,735 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military servicemales age 16-49: 2,366,168
females age 16-49: 2,367,673 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annuallymale: 193,905
female: 191,662 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures1.39% of GDP (2012)
1.34% of GDP (2011)
1.39% of GDP (2010)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014