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Argentina Military 2005

Military branches: Argentine Army, Navy of the Argentine Republic (includes Naval Aviation and Marines), Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aerea Argentina, FAA)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2001)
Manpower available for military service: males age 18-49: 8,981,886 (2005 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 18-49: 7,316,038 (2005 est.)
Manpower reaching military service age annually: males: 344,575 (2005 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure: $4.3 billion (FY99)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.3% (FY00)
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 now implementing "Plan 2000," aimed at making the ground forces lighter and more responsive (2005)

NOTE: The military information regarding Argentina on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Argentina Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Argentina Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.