Military and Transnational Issues in Sweden

Military branches
Swedish Armed Forces (Forsvarsmakten): Army (Armen), Royal Swedish Navy (Marinen), Swedish Air Force (Svenska Flygvapnet) (2010)
Military service age and obligation
18-47 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; service obligation: 7.5 months (Army), 7-15 months (Navy), 8-12 months (Air Force); the Swedish Parliament has abolished compulsory military service, with exclusively voluntary recruitment as of July 2010; conscription remains an option in emergencies; after completing initial service, soldiers have a reserve commitment until age 47 (2010)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:
2,065,691
females age 16-49:
1,996,764 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:
1,709,055
females age 16-49:
1,650,432 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:
54,960
female:
52,275 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures
1.5% of GDP (2005 est.)
rank:
95
Disputes - international
none
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