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Maldives Military 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Maldives Military 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 28, 2014

Military branches:
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF): Marine Corps, Security Protection Group, Coast Guard (2010)

Military service age and obligation:
18-28 years of age for voluntary service; no conscription; 10th grade or equivalent education required; must not be a member of a political party (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 156,319
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 98,815 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 135,374
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 85,181 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 4,167
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 3,595 (2010 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: 1) The information regarding Maldives on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Maldives Military 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Maldives Military 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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