Antigua and Barbuda Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF): Coast Guard and the Antigua and Barbuda Regiment (2021)

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF) has approximately 200 active personnel (2021)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the ABDF's equipment inventory is limited to small arms, light weapons, and soft-skin vehicles; the Coast Guard maintains ex-US patrol vessels and some smaller boats (2020)

Military service age and obligation

18-23 years of age for voluntary military service for both males and females; no conscription (2021)

Military - note

member of the Regional Security System (RSS), an international agreement for the defense and security of the eastern Caribbean region

NOTE: The information regarding Antigua and Barbuda on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antigua and Barbuda 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antigua and Barbuda 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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