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    Australia Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Australian Defense Force (ADF): Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Special Operations Command

      Military service age and obligation:
      16 years of age for voluntary service; women allowed to serve in Army combat units in non-combat support roles (2001)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 4,943,676
      females age 18-49: 4,821,264

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 16-49: 4,092,717
      females age 16-49: 3,983,447 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 142,158
      females age 16-49: 135,675 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $17.84 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.7% (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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