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Switzerland Military 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Military branches:
Swiss Armed Forces: Land Forces, Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:
19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,828,043
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,786,552 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,493,509
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,459,450 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 46,562
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 42,585 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
0.76% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 352

0.75% of GDP (2011)
0.76% of GDP (2010)
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Switzerland 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 Switzerland Military 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland 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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