Benin/Military

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Military branches: Armed Forces (includes Army, Navy, Air Force), National Gendarmerie

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 1,402,566
females age 15-49: 1,445,082
note: both sexes are liable for military service (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 717,289
females age 15-49: 732,196 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 69,065
females: 67,961 (2000 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $27 million (FY96)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.2% (FY96)