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    Portugal Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army, Navy (Marinha Portuguesa; includes Marine Corps), Air Force (Forca Aerea Portuguesa, FAP), National Republican Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) (2005)

      Military service age and obligation:
      18 years of age for voluntary military service; compulsory military service was ended in 2004; women serve in the armed forces, on naval ships since 1993, but are prohibited from serving in some combatant specialties (2005)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 18-49: 2,435,042
      females age 18-49: 2,405,816 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,952,819
      females age 18-49: 1,977,264 (2005 est.)

      Manpower reaching military service age annually:
      males age 18-49: 67,189
      females age 18-49: 60,626 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $3,497.8 million (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.3% (2003)

      NOTE: The information regarding Portugal on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Portugal Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Portugal Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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