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Belgium Military 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Belgium Military 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 14, 2013

Military branches:
Belgian Armed Forces: Land Operations Command, Naval Operations Command, Air Operations Command (2012)

Military service age and obligation:
18 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription abolished in 1994 (2012)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 2,359,232
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 2,291,689 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 1,934,957
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 1,877,268 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 59,665
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 57,142 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:
1.3% of GDP (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 113
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Belgium on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belgium Military 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belgium Military 2013 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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