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Estonia Military 2008

Military branches: Estonian Defense Forces: Land Force, Navy, Air Force (Eesti Ohuvagi), Volunteer Defense League (Kaitseliit, KL) (2008)
Military service age and obligation: compulsory military service for men between 19 and 28; conscription lasts 11 months for junior NCOs and reserve platoon leaders; reserve officers and designated specialists have a different conscript service obligation; Estonia has committed to retaining conscription for men up to 2010 and, unlike Latvia and Lithuania, has no plan to transition to a contract armed forces; 17 years of age for volunteers; reserve commitment up to the age of 60 (2006)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 306,273 females age 16-49: 317,852 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 218,448 females age 16-49: 264,187 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 8,322 female: 7,846 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 2% of GDP (2005 est.)

NOTE: The military information regarding Estonia on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Estonia Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Estonia Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.