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Military of Thailand

Military branches: Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy (includes Royal Thai Marine Corps), Royal Thai Air Force, Paramilitary Forces

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 17,621,080 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 10,603,857 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 580,014 (2000 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $2.075 billion (FY97/98)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.3% (FY97/98)

Notes

The military is still trained in Thailand's native martial art, Lerdrit, the military version of Muay thai (Thaiboxing).

See also : Thailand



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