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Armed forces personnel 200,000 [26th of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 42.8266 per 1,000 people [1st of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 276,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [25th of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 62.708 constant 1990 US$ per c [5th of 170]
Branches
Eritrean Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 11 NOV 2003
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 11 NOV 2003
Conventional arms imports $382,000,000.00 [12th of 85]
Conventional arms imports (per $ GDP) 91.96 per $1,000 [1st of 85]
Conventional arms imports (per capita) 81.799 per 1 population [5th of 85]
expenditure > % of GDP 19.32 % [1st of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 2019500000
Expenditures 6.3 % of GDP [5th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $151,000,000.00 [40th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $237.79 per 1,000 $ of GDP [1st of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $35.68 per capita [33rd of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 6.3% [5th of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Females 1,096,120 [110th of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 1,108,836 [119th of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 731,511 [118th of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 715,531 [125th of 210]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 60,639 [99th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 11.021 per 1,000 people [60th of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 60,490 [105th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 10.994 per 1,000 people [76th of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 891,662 [80th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.182 per capita [110th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 893,361 [88th of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.182 per capita [152nd of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 562,426 [82nd of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.115 per capita [95th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 555,553 [91st of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.113 per capita [129th of 161]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 49,746 [57th of 91]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 50,156 [89th of 157]
personnel 202,000 [31st of 170]
personnel (per capita) 45.895 per 1,000 people [2nd of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 11.3 % [2nd of 168]

Service age and obligation
18-40 years of age for male and female voluntary and compulsory military service; 16-month conscript service obligation

US military exports $839.00 thousand [44th of 109]
US military exports (per capita) $0.18 thousand per 1,000 peopl [54th of 109]


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 ; SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). 2005. SIPRI Arms Transfers. Database. February. Stockholm.; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Study by David Lochhead and James Morrell; available from the Center for International Policy

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Eritrea, State of Eritrea, Hagere Ertra, Ertra

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