Mauritania



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Mauritania Military 2008

Military branches: Mauritanian Armed Forces: Army, Mauritanian Navy (Marine Mauritanienne; includes naval infantry), Islamic Air Force of Mauritania (Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie, FAIM) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age (est.); conscript service obligation - 2 years; majority of servicemen believed to be volunteers; service in Air Force and Navy is voluntary (2006)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 740,675 females age 16-49: 744,709 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 463,305 females age 16-49: 484,777 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 38,191 female: 38,638 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 5.5% of GDP (2006)

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