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Argentina Military 2008

Military branches: Argentine Army (Ejercito Argentino), Navy of the Argentine Republic (Armada Republica; includes naval aviation and naval infantry), Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Argentina, FAA) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18-24 years of age for voluntary military service (18-21 requires parental permission); no conscription (2001)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 10,029,488 females age 16-49: 9,889,002 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 8,352,147 females age 16-49: 8,366,781 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 348,310 female: 332,944 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.3% of GDP (2005 est.)
Military - note: the Argentine military is a well-organized force constrained by the country's prolonged economic hardship; the country has recently experienced a strong recovery, and the military is implementing a modernization plan aimed at making the ground forces lighter and more responsive (2008)

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