Suriname Military - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Military and security forces

Suriname Army (National Leger, NL): Army, Navy, Air Force, Military Police (2021)

Military expenditures

1.1% of GDP (2017 est.)

1.2% of GDP (2016 est.)

1.4% of GDP (2015 est.)

1.3% of GDP (2014 est.)

1.3% of GDP (2013 est.)

country comparison to the world: 122

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Suriname Army is comprised of approximately 1,800 active personnel (ground, air, naval, and military police) (2021)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

the Suriname Army has a limited inventory comprised of a mix of older, foreign-supplied equipment; since 2010, Suriname has received small quantities of military hardware from Colombia, France, India, and the US (2020)

Military service age and obligation

18 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2019)

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

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