Luxembourg Military - 2023


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Military and security forces

Luxembourg Army (l'Armée Luxembourgeoise) (2023)

note: the Grand Ducal Police maintain internal security and report to the Ministry of Internal Security

Military expenditures

0.7% of GDP (2023 est.)

0.6% of GDP (2022 est.)

0.5% of GDP (2021)

0.6% of GDP (2020)

0.6% of GDP (2019)

Military and security service personnel strengths

approximately 900 active personnel (2023)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the inventory of Luxembourg's Army is a small mix of Western origin equipment (2023)

Military service age and obligation

18-26 years of age for voluntary military service for men and women; no conscription (abolished 1969) (2023)

note 1: since 2003, the Army has allowed EU citizens 18-24 years of age who have been a resident in the country for at least 36 months to volunteer

note 2:
2023, women made up about 12% of the military's full-time personnel

Military - note

Luxembourg is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty (also known as the Washington Treaty) in 1949

in 2015, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed an agreement to conduct joint air policing of their territories; under the agreement, which went into effect in January of 2017, the Belgian and Dutch Air Forces trade responsibility for patrolling the skies over the three countries (2023)

NOTE: The information regarding Luxembourg on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Luxembourg 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Luxembourg 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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