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    Bulgaria Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Ground Forces, Naval Forces, Air and Air Defense Forces

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation - 9 months; plans call for fully professionalizing the army by the end of 2009-2010, when conscription will terminate; air force and navy will become fully professional by end of 2006 (2006)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,661,211
      females age 18-49: 1,660,982 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,302,037
      females age 18-49: 1,365,126 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 51,023
      females age 18-49: 48,651 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $356 million (FY02)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.6% (2003)

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

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