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Russian Federation Military 2008

Military branches: Ground Forces (SV), Navy (VMF), Air Forces (Voyenno-Vozdushniye Sily, VVS); Airborne Troops (VDV), Strategic Rocket Troops (Raketnyye Voyska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya, RVSN), and Space Troops (KV) are independent "combat arms," not subordinate to any of the three branches; Russian Ground Forces include the following combat arms: motorized-rifle troops, tank troops, missile and artillery troops, air defense of ground troops (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; service obligation - 1 year; reserve obligation to age 50; as of July 2008, a draft military strategy called for the draft to continue up to the year 2030 (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 36,219,908 females age 16-49: 37,019,853 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 21,488,878 females age 16-49: 28,760,976 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 821,103 female: 781,570 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 3.9% of GDP (2005)

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