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Madagascar Military 2008

Military branches: People's Armed Forces: Intervention Force, Development Force, and Aeronaval Force (navy and air); National Gendarmerie
Military service age and obligation: 18-25 years of age for male-only compulsory military service; 18-month conscript service obligation (either military or equivalent civil service); 20-30 years of age for National Gendarmerie recruits (35 years of age for those with military experience) (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 4,443,341 females age 16-49: 4,441,124 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 3,034,600 females age 16-49: 3,271,732 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 230,088 female: 229,932 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1% of GDP (2006)

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