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    Switzerland Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe)

      Military service age and obligation:
      the Swiss Constitution states that "every Swiss male is obliged to do military service"; every Swiss male has to serve for at least 260 days in the armed forces; 19 years of age for compulsory military service; 17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscripts receive 15 weeks of compulsory training, followed by 10 intermittent recalls for training over the next 22 years; women are accepted on a voluntary basis but are not drafted (2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 19-49: 1,707,694
      females age 19-49: 1,662,099 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 19-49: 1,375,889
      females age 19-49: 1,342,945 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 46,319
      females age 19-49: 43,829 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $2.548 billion (FY01)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1% (FY01)

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

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