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Armed forces growth -3 [78th of 132]
Armed forces personnel 3,000 [135th of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 0.511335 per 1,000 people [142nd of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 13,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [71st of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 2.971 constant 1990 US$ per c [62nd of 170]
Branches
Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF): Army (includes Navy (Maritime Wing), Air Wing)
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 17 SEP 2001
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 08 SEP 2000
Conscription
There is no conscription (FWCC).
expenditure > % of central government expenditure 5.12 % [51st of 88]
expenditure > % of GDP 1.12 % [86th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 39270000000
Expenditures 2.3 % of GDP [38th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $13,200,000.00 [76th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $12.32 per 1,000 $ of GDP [58th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $2.47 per capita [75th of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.3% [42nd of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Males 1,315,561 [111st of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1,228,660 [115th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1,265,140 [113rd of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.237 per capita [136th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 209.419 per 1,000 people [164th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 671,418 [130th of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 614,338 [126th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 596,617 [126th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.115 per capita [155th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 101.69 per 1,000 people [172nd of 173]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 73,930 [87th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 11.745 per 1,000 people [22nd of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 70,068 [91st of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 11.131 per 1,000 people [66th of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 1,086,091 [81st of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.177 per capita [157th of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 539,697 [93rd of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.088 per capita [156th of 161]
personnel 13,000 [116th of 170]
personnel (per capita) 2.353 per 1,000 people [119th of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 0.55 % [115th of 168]
Service age and obligation
17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent); no conscription
US military exports $15.00 thousand [102nd of 109]
US military exports (per capita) $0.00 thousand per 1,000 peopl [103rd of 109]
Weapon holdings 3,000 [137th of 137]
Weapon holdings (per capita) 511.335 per 1 million people [135th of 137]


SOURCES
calculated on the basis of data on armed forces from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Study by David Lochhead and James Morrell; available from the Center for International Policy; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

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Sierra Leone, Republic of Sierra Leone

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