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    Switzerland Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe)

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      the Swiss Confederation states that "every Swiss male is obligated to do military service"; every Swiss male has to serve for at least 260 days in the armed forces; 19 years of age for compulsory military service; 17 years of age for voluntary military service; conscripts receive 15 weeks of compulsory training, followed by 10 intermittent recalls for training over the next 22 years; women are accepted on a voluntary basis, but are not drafted (2005)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 19-49: 1,707,694 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 19-49: 1,375,889 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 46,319 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $2.548 billion (FY01)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      1% (FY01)

      NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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