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    Estonia Military - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/estonia/estonia_military.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Military branches:
      Estonian Defense Forces: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Staff, Republic Security Forces (internal and border troops), Volunteer Defense League (Kaitseliit), Maritime Border Guard, Coast Guard
      note: Border Guards and Ministry of Internal Affairs become part of the Estonian Defense Forces in wartime; the Coast Guard is subordinate to the Ministry of Defense in peacetime and the Estonian Navy in wartime

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      18 years of age for compulsory military service, with 11-month service obligation; Estonia has committed to retaining conscription for men and women up to 2010; 17 years of age for volunteers (2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 291,696 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 200,382 (2005 est.)
      : note - in 2004, 51% of the young men called up for service were determined to be unfit; main obstacles to conscription were psychiatric and behavioral

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 11,146 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $155 million (2002 est.)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      2% (2002 est.)


      NOTE: The information regarding Estonia on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Estonia Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Estonia Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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