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    Cuba Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR): Revolutionary Army (ER), Revolutionary Navy (MGR), Air and Air Defense Force (DAAFAR), Territorial Militia Troops (MTT), Youth Labor Army (EJT)

      Military service age and obligation:
      17 years of age; both sexes are eligible for military service (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 17-49: 2,967,865
      females age 17-49: 2,913,559 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 2,441,927
      females age 17-49: 2,396,741 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 91,901
      females: 87,500 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $694 million (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1.8% (2005 est.)

      Military - note:
      Moscow, for decades the key military supporter and supplier of Cuba, cut off almost all military aid by 1993

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

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