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Benin Military 2008

Military branches: Benin Armed Forces (FAB): Army (l'Arme de Terre), Benin Navy (Forces Navales Beninois, FNB), Benin People's Air Force (Force Aerienne Populaire de Benin, FAPB) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 21 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; in practice, volunteers may be taken at the age of 18; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript tour of duty - 18 months (2006)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,908,457 females age 16-49: 1,882,421 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 1,173,742 females age 16-49: 1,162,113 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 97,543 female: 94,008 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.7% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.