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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA MILITARY STATS
Armed forces growth 125 [14th of 132]
Armed forces personnel 9,000 [113rd of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 5.4878 per 1,000 people [45th of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 9,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [75th of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 5.087 constant 1990 US$ per c [39th of 170]

Branches
Botswana Defense Force: Ground Forces, Air Wing

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 28 OCT 2002
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 16 SEP 2002

Conscription
No conscription (FWCC).

Conventional arms imports $10,000,000.00 [72nd of 85]
Conventional arms imports (per $ GDP) 0.664 per $1,000 [30th of 85]
Conventional arms imports (per capita) 6.098 per 1 population [32nd of 85]
expenditure > % of central government expenditure 10.01 % [24th of 88]
expenditure > % of GDP 2.48 % [29th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 1309750000
Expenditures 3.3 % of GDP [20th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $338,500,000.00 [25th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $34.46 per 1,000 $ of GDP [14th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $191.35 per capita [13th of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 3.3% [22nd of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Females 464,278 [133rd of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 487,853 [143rd of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 381,056 [144th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 381,801 [144th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.216 per capita [160th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 232.351 per 1,000 people [130th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 257,700 [133rd of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 290,093 [143rd of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 202,176 [145th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 201,402 [145th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.114 per capita [157th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 122.806 per 1,000 people [145th of 173]
Manpower > Military age 18 years of age
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 22,551 [142nd of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 12.241 per 1,000 people [8th of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 23,007 [142nd of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 12.488 per 1,000 people [10th of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 361,642 [95th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.199 per capita [86th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 350,649 [105th of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.193 per capita [135th of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 136,315 [102nd of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.075 per capita [119th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 136,322 [116th of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.075 per capita [161st of 161]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Females age 18-49 21,379 [77th of 91]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 21,103 [113rd of 157]
personnel 11,000 [127th of 170]
personnel (per capita) 6.233 per 1,000 people [56th of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 1.79 % [41st of 168]

Service age and obligation
18 is the apparent age of voluntary military service; the official qualifications for determining minimum age are unknown

US military exports $1,534.00 thousand [35th of 109]
US military exports (per capita) $0.94 thousand per 1,000 peopl [31st of 109]
Weapon holdings 178,000 [103rd of 137]
Weapon holdings (per capita) 108,537 per 1 million people [49th 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); 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)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana

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