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Bahrain Military 2008

Military branches: Bahrain Defense Forces (BDF): Ground Force (includes Air Defense), Naval Force, Air Force, National Guard
Military service age and obligation: 17 years of age for voluntary military service; 15 years of age for NCOs, technicians, and cadets; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 210,938 females age 16-49: 170,471 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 171,536 females age 16-49: 142,714 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 6,543 female: 6,429 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 4.5% of GDP (2006)

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