Liberia Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL): Army, Liberian Coast Guard (2021)

note - an AFL Air Wing is under development; it was previously disbanded in 2005, but two Liberian pilots completed training by the Nigerian Air Force in 2018

Military expenditures

0.5% of GDP (2019)

0.4% of GDP (2018)

0.4% of GDP (2017)

0.4% of GDP (2016)

0.4% of GDP (2015)

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have approximately 2,000 personnel (2020)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the AFL has almost no significant combat hardware as nearly all aircraft, equipment, materiel, and facilities were damaged or destroyed during the country's civil war; it has received little new equipment outside of ammunition, small arms, and trucks from China in 2008, and boats and vehicles donated by the US in the 2010s (2020)

Military deployments

150 Mali (MINUSMA) (Jan 2021)

Military service age and obligation

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2019)

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

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