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    Israel Military - 2005

      Military branches:
      Israel Defense Forces (IDF): Ground Corps, Navy, Air and Space Force (includes Air Defense Forces); historically there have been no separate Israeli military services

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      17 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) and voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for men, 21 months for women (2004)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 17-49: 1,492,125
      females age 17-49: 1,443,916 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 17-49: 1,255,902
      females age 17-49: 1,212,394 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
      males: 53,760
      females: 51,293 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $9.11 billion (FY03)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      8.7% (FY02)

      NOTE: The information regarding Israel 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 Israel Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Israel Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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