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Germany Military 2008

Military branches: Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr): Army (Heer), Navy (Deutsche Marine, includes naval air arm), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Central Medical Service (Zentraler Sanitaetsdienst) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age (conscripts serve a 9-month tour of compulsory military service) (2004)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 19,594,118 females age 16-49: 18,543,955 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 15,906,930 females age 16-49: 15,051,183 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 442,972 female: 420,801 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.5% of GDP (2005 est.)

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