Slovenia Military - 2023


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Military and security forces

Slovenian Armed Forces (Slovenska Vojska, SV): structured as a combined force with air, land, maritime, special operations, combat support, and combat service support elements (2023)

Military expenditures

1.4% of GDP (2023 est.)

1.3% of GDP (2022 est.)

1.2% of GDP (2021)

1% of GDP (2020)

1.1% of GDP (2019)

Military and security service personnel strengths

approximately 6,000 active-duty troops (2022)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the military's inventory is a mix of Soviet-era and smaller quantities of more modern Russian and Western equipment (2022)

Military service age and obligation

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service for men and women; must be a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia; recruits sign up for 3-, 5-, or 10-year service contracts; conscription abolished in 2003 (2023)

note: as of 2019, women comprised about 15% of the military's full-time personnel

Military deployments

200 Kosovo (NATO); 100 Slovakia (NATO) (2023)

note: in response to Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine, some NATO countries, including Slovenia, have sent additional troops and equipment to the battlegroups deployed in NATO territory in eastern Europe

Military - note

Slovenia became a member of NATO in 2004 (2023)

NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia 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 Slovenia 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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