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Sweden Military Profile 2017

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Military branchesSwedish Armed Forces (Forsvarsmakten): Army (Armen), Royal Swedish Navy (Marinen), Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet) (2016)
Military service age and obligation18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; Swedish citizenship required; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47; compulsory military service, abolished in 2010, is due to be reinstated in 2018 (2017)
Military expenditures1.1% of GDP (2015)
1.14% of GDP (2014)
1.12% of GDP (2013)
1.14% of GDP (2012)
1.12% of GDP (2011)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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