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    United Kingdom Military - 2006

      Military branches:
      Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force

      Military service age and obligation:
      16 years of age for voluntary military service; women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings (2004)

      Manpower available for military service:
      males age 16-49: 14,607,724
      females age 16-49: 14,028,738 (2005 est.)

      Manpower fit for military service:
      males age 16-49: 12,046,268
      females age 16-49: 11,555,893 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $42,836.5 million (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2.4% (2003)

      NOTE: The information regarding United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Military 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Military 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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