Slovakia Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic (Ozbrojene Sily Slovenskej Republiky): Land Forces (Slovenské Pozemné Sily), Air Forces (Slovenské Vzdušné Sily), Special Operations Forces (Sily Pre Speciálne Operácie) (2021)

Military expenditures

2% of GDP (2020 est.)

1.71% of GDP (2019)

1.23% of GDP (2018)

1.11% of GDP (2017)

1.12% of GDP (2016)

country comparison to the world: 60

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic have approximately 13,000 active duty personnel (6,000 Land Forces; 4,000 Air Forces; 3,000 other, including staff, special operations, and support forces) (2020)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the inventory of the Slovakian military consists mostly of Soviet-era platforms; since 2010, it has imported limited quantities of equipment from China, Czechia, Italy, Russia, and the US (2020)

Military deployments

240 Cyprus (UNFICYP); up to 150 Latvia (NATO) (Jan 2021)

Military service age and obligation

18-30 years of age for voluntary military service; conscription in peacetime suspended in 2004; women are eligible to serve (2019)

Military - note

Slovakia officially became a member of NATO in 2004

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

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