Burkina Faso



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Burkina Faso Military 2008

Military branches: Army, Air Force of Burkina Faso (Force Aerienne de Burkina Faso, FABF), National Gendarmerie (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for compulsory military service; 20 years of age for voluntary military service (2001)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 3,364,288 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 2,115,948 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 176,358 female: 173,856 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.2% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.