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Rwanda Military Profile 2018

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Military branchesRwanda Defense Force (RDF): Rwanda Army (Rwanda Land Force), Rwanda Air Force (Force Aerienne Rwandaise, FAR) (2013)
Military service age and obligation18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; Rwandan citizenship is required, as is a 9th-grade education for enlisted recruits and an A-level certificate for officer candidates; enlistment is either as contract (5-years, renewable twice) or career; retirement (for officers and senior NCOs) after 20 years of service or at 40-60 years of age (2012)
Military expenditures1.21% of GDP (2016)
1.25% of GDP (2015)
1.13% of GDP (2014)
1.08% of GDP (2013)
1.09% of GDP (2012)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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