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Maldives Military 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Maldives Military 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 15, 2010

Military branches:
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF): Rapid Reaction Force, Security Protection Group, Coast Guard (2009)

Military service age and obligation:
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 89,505
females age 16-49: 85,745 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 138,746
females age 16-49: 82,247 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 4,576
female: 3,942 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures:
5.5% of GDP (2005 est.)

Military - note:
the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), with its small size and with little serviceable equipment, is inadequate to prevent external aggression and is primarily tasked to reinforce the Maldives Police Service (MPS) and ensure security in the exclusive economic zone (2008)


NOTE: The information regarding Maldives on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Maldives Military 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Maldives Military 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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