Barbados Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Royal Barbados Defense Force: The Barbados Regiment, The Barbados Coast Guard (2021)

Military expenditures

0.9% of GDP (2017)

0.9% of GDP (2016)

0.7% of GDP (2015)

0.7% of GDP (2014)

0.7% of GDP (2013)

country comparison to the world: 129

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Royal Barbados Defense Force (RBDF) has approximately 600 active personnel (2021)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the RBDF's major equipment inventory - maritime patrol boats - is supplied by the Netherlands (2020)

Military service age and obligation

voluntary service only; 17 years, 9 months to 17 years, 11 months with a letter of consent from a parent or guardian, or be in the age range of 18-25 years at the start of recruit training; citizen of Barbados by descent or naturalization (2021)

NOTE: The information regarding Barbados 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 Barbados 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Barbados 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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