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Switzerland Military 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Switzerland Military 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Military branches:
Swiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe) (2010)

Military service age and obligation:
19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years (2010)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,839,382
[see also: Manpower available for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,797,317 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,502,736
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - males age 16-49 country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,468,785 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - females age 16-49 country ranks ]

Manpower reaching military service age annually:
male: 47,043
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 43,033 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching military service age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
1% of GDP (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland Military 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland Military 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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