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Cuba: Military

Military Cuba
Military branches:
Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) including Revolutionary Army (ER), Revolutionary Navy (MGR), Air and Air Defense Force (DAAFAR), Territorial Militia Troops (MTT), and Youth Labor Army (EJT); note - the Border Guard Troops (TGF) are controlled by the Interior Ministry
Military manpower - military age:
17 years of age (2003 est.)
Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 3,120,702
note: both sexes are liable for military service (2003 est.)
females age 15-49: 3,049,927
Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 1,923,967
females age 15-49: 1,875,412 (2003 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 81,095
females: 87,780 (2003 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
roughly 4% (FY95 est.)
Military - note:
Moscow, for decades the key military supporter and supplier of Cuba, cut off almost all military aid by 1993

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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