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Armed forces growth 141 [12th of 132]
Armed forces personnel 5,000 [130th of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 0.411083 per 1,000 people [144th of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 3,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [89th of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 0.282 constant 1990 US$ per c [131st of 170]
Branches
Nigerien Armed Forces (Forces Armees Nigeriennes, FAN): Army, Niger Air Force (Force Aerienne du Niger)
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 09 SEP 2002
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 03 OCT 1996
Conscription
Selective conscription (FWCC).
expenditure > % of GDP 1.07 % [104th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 17200000000
Expenditures 1.3 % of GDP [58th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $33,300,000.00 [65th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $11.32 per 1,000 $ of GDP [61st of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $2.47 per capita [76th of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 1.3% [68th of 154]
Gulf War Coalition Forces 600 [18th of 30]
Gulf War Coalition Forces (per capita) 0.049 per capita [14th of 30]
Manpower > Availability > Females 2,696,966 [66th of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 2,871,868 [70th of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 2,379,480 [81st of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 2,460,637 [81st of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.182 per capita [172nd of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 195.633 per 1,000 people [173rd of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 1,548,965 [77th of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 1,665,108 [80th of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 1,333,027 [86th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 1,288,400 [87th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.099 per capita [170th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 105.927 per 1,000 people [166th of 173]
Manpower > Military age 18 years of age
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 143,379 [63rd of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 10.803 per 1,000 people [70th of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 150,728 [61st of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 11.356 per 1,000 people [57th of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 2,217,568 [50th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.172 per capita [115th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 2,367,828 [55th of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.184 per capita [149th of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 1,256,569 [56th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.097 per capita [109th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 1,349,863 [56th of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.105 per capita [144th of 161]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 121,230 [40th of 91]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 129,045 [58th of 157]
personnel 10,000 [131st of 170]
personnel (per capita) 0.716 per 1,000 people [154th of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 0.17 % [152nd of 168]
Service age and obligation
17-21 years of age for voluntary military service; 2-year service term; women may serve in health care
US military exports $1.00 thousand [108th of 109]
US military exports (per capita) $0.00 thousand per 1,000 peopl [108th of 109]
Weapon holdings 1,206,000 [58th of 137]
Weapon holdings (per capita) 99,153.2 per 1 million people [52nd 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); "Gulf War Veterans: Measuring Health" by Lyla M. Hernandez, Jane S. Durch, Dan G. Blazer II, and Isabel V. Hoverman, Editors; Committee on Measuring the Health of Gulf War Veterans, Institute of Medicine. Published by The National Academies Press 1999; 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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Niger, Republic of Niger, Republique du Niger

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