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United Kingdom Military 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Kingdom Military 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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 some ground combat roles; the UK’s Defense Ministry is expected to further ease existing women's restrictions by the end of 2016; 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)

Military expenditures:
2.07% of GDP (2015) 2.2% of GDP (2014) 2.3% of GDP (2013) 2.49% of GDP (2012) 2.48% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 28
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom Military 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Military 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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