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Military of Germany

Military branches: Heer (Army), Marine (Navy), Luftwaffe (Air Force), Medical Corps

Military employment system: Wehrdienst (Military Service) at the age of 18 (may be replaced by civil services by request) and Berufsarmee (Employed/Volunteer Army).

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (volunteers may get into military at the age of 16 by request)

Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 20,863,020 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 17,800,862 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually: males: 485,422 (2000 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $21.01 billion (FY01)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.5% (FY98)

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German Army

German Air Force

German Navy

Paramilitary and Police Forces

Border Police

German Coast Guard

Ships of the German Coast Guard

BG17 Bayreuth FSB Seeadler Glücksstadt BG22 Neustrelitz

See also : Germany



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