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Switzerland Military Profile 2017

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Military branchesSwiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe) (2013)
Military service age and obligation19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years (2012)
Military expenditures0.71% of GDP (2015)
0.65% of GDP (2014)
0.73% of GDP (2013)
0.69% of GDP (2012)
0.71% of GDP (2011)

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

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