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United Kingdom Military 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Kingdom Military 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Military expenditures:
2.2% of GDP (2016) 2.05% of GDP (2015) 2.22% of GDP (2014) 2.25% of GDP (2013) 2.51% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 46
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military branches:
Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force (2013)

Military service age and obligation:
16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); no conscription; women serve in military services including ground combat roles; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens (2016)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom Military 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Military 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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