TimorLeste Military - 2021


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Military and security forces

Timor-Leste Defense Force (Falintil-Forcas de Defesa de Timor-L'este, Falintil (F-FDTL)): Joint Headquarters with Land, Air, Naval, Service Support, and Education/Training components (2021)

Military expenditures

1% of GDP (2019)

0.7% of GDP (2018)

0.9% of GDP (2017)

1% of GDP (2016)

1.2% of GDP (2015)

Military and security service personnel strengths

the Timor-Leste Defense Force is comprised of approximately 2,000 personnel (2020)

Military equipment inventories and acquisitions

Timor-Leste Defense Force's limited inventory consists of equipment donated by other countries; the only recorded deliveries of major arms to Timor-Leste since 2010 are naval patrol craft from China and South Korea (2020)

Military service age and obligation

18 years of age for voluntary military service; 18-month service obligation (2019)

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

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