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    Estonia Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Estonian Defense Forces: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Staff, Republic Security Forces (internal and border troops), Volunteer Defense League (Kaitseliit), Maritime Border Guard, Coast Guard; note - Border Guards and Ministry of Internal Affairs become part of the Estonian Defense Forces in wartime; the Coast Guard is subordinate to the Ministry of Defense in peacetime and the Estonian Navy in wartime

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory military service for all male citizens, with eight-month service obligation for conscripts and 11 months for sergeants and reserve officers; Estonia has committed to retaining conscription for men and women up to 2010 and, unlike Latvia and Lithuania, has no plan to transition to a contract armed forces; 17 years of age for volunteers; reserve commitment up to the age of 60 (2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 291,696
      females age 18-49: 304,961 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 200,382 (in 2004, 51% of the young men called up for service were determined to be unfit; main obstacles to conscription were psychiatric and behavioral)
      females age 18-49: 250,351 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males: 11,146
      females age 18-49: 10,605 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $155 million (2002 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2% (2002 est.)

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

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