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New Zealand Military Profile 2017

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Military branchesNew Zealand Defense Force (NZDF): New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force (Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, RNZAF) (2013)
Military service age and obligation17 years of age for voluntary military service; soldiers cannot be deployed until the age of 18; no conscription; 3 years of secondary education required; must be a citizen of NZ, the UK, Australia, Canada, or the US, and resident of NZ for the previous 5 years (2013)
Military expenditures1.19% of GDP (2015)
1.14% of GDP (2014)
1.12% of GDP (2013)
1.19% of GDP (2012)
1.23% of GDP (2011)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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