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Italy Military 2008

Military branches: Italian Army (Esercito Italiano, EI), Italian Navy (Marina Militare Italiana, MMI), Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana, AMI), Carabinieri Corps (Arma dei Carabinieri, CC) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18-27 year of age for voluntary military service; conscription abolished January 2005; women may serve in any military branch; 10-month service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 45 (Army and Air Force) or 39 (Navy) (2006)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 13,884,079 females age 16-49: 13,158,378 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 11,285,488 females age 16-49: 10,680,672 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 290,740 female: 273,569 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.8% of GDP (2005 est.)

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