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Benin: Military

Military Benin
Military branches:
Armed Forces (including Army, Navy, Air Force), National Gendarmerie
Military manpower - military age:
18 years of age (2003 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
note: both sexes are liable for military service
females age 15-49: 1,536,036 (2003 est.)
males age 15-49: 1,597,562
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 805,603
females age 15-49: 809,961 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 75,021
females: 78,998 (2003 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$80.8 million (FY02)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
2.7% (FY02)

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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