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Armed forces personnel 9,000 [109th of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 4.43131 per 1,000 people [61st of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 13,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [68th of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 6.47 constant 1990 US$ per c [36th of 170]
Branches
Namibian Defense Force: Army, Navy, Air Wing
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 29 JUN 2001
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996
Conscription
Conscription exists in law (AI).
Conventional arms imports $53,000,000.00 [45th of 85]
Conventional arms imports (per $ GDP) 3.591 per $1,000 [9th of 85]
Conventional arms imports (per capita) 26.096 per 1 population [9th of 85]
expenditure > % of central government expenditure 8.48 % [29th of 88]
expenditure > % of GDP 3.05 % [19th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 1187350000
Expenditures 3.7 % of GDP [19th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $168,400,000.00 [39th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $29.48 per 1,000 $ of GDP [18th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $83.81 per capita [19th of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 3.7% [20th of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Males 527,948 [140th of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 459,474 [143rd of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 468,934 [142nd of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.233 per capita [141st of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 226.23 per 1,000 people [141st of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 313,497 [141st of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 279,755 [141st of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 274,015 [142nd of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.139 per capita [127th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 134.916 per 1,000 people [126th of 173]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 25,182 [139th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 12.056 per 1,000 people [15th of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 25,525 [141st of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 12.221 per 1,000 people [19th of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 441,293 [103rd of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.215 per capita [100th of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 217,118 [104th of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.106 per capita [141st of 161]
personnel 15,000 [114th of 170]
personnel (per capita) 7.385 per 1,000 people [44th of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 2.32 % [29th of 168]
Service age and obligation
18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription
US military exports $662.00 thousand [50th of 109]
US military exports (per capita) $0.33 thousand per 1,000 peopl [45th of 109]
Weapon holdings 89,000 [116th of 137]
Weapon holdings (per capita) 43,820.8 per 1 million people [78th of 137]


 

SOURCES
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); SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). 2005. SIPRI Arms Transfers. Database. February. Stockholm.; 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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Namibia, Republic of Namibia

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