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    Benin Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army, Navy, Air Force

      Military service age and obligation:
      21 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; in practice, volunteers may be taken at the age of 18; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript tour of duty - 18 months (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 21-49: 1,295,230
      females age 21-49: 1,301,936 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 21-49: 749,774
      females age 21-49: 751,329 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 76,661
      females: 75,068 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $100.9 million (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.3% (2005 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Benin 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 Benin Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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