Malta Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Armed Forces of Malta (AFM, includes land, maritime, and air elements, plus a Volunteer Reserve Force) (2021)

Military expenditures

0.5% of GDP (2019)

0.5% of GDP (2018)

0.5% of GDP (2017)

0.5% of GDP (2016)

0.5% of GDP (2015)

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Armed Forces of Malta have approximately 2,000 active duty personnel (2021)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the small inventory of the Armed Forces of Malta consists of equipment from a mix of European countries, particularly Italy, and the US (2021)

Military service age and obligation

18-30 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2021)

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

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