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    Israel Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Israel Defense Forces (IDF): Ground Corps, Navy, Air and Space Force (includes Air Defense Forces); historically there have been no separate Israeli military services

      Military service age and obligation:
      17 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) and voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for men, 21 months for women (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 17-49: 1,492,125
      females age 17-49: 1,443,916 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 1,255,902
      females age 17-49: 1,212,394 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 53,760
      females: 51,293 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $9.45 billion (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      7.7% (2005 est.)

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

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