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Switzerland Military Profile 2014

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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)
Manpower available for military servicemales age 16-49: 1,828,043
females age 16-49: 1,786,552 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military servicemales age 16-49: 1,493,509
females age 16-49: 1,459,450 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annuallymale: 46,562
female: 42,585 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures0.76% of GDP (2012)
0.75% of GDP (2011)
0.76% of GDP (2010)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on June 30, 2015

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