Military of Angola

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Military of Angola
Military manpower
Military age 17 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 2 years plus time for training (2001)
Availability males age 15–49: 2,423,221 (2005 est.)
Fit for military service males age 15–49: 1,174,548 (2005 est.)
Reaching military age annually males: 121,254 (2005 est.)
Active troops
Military expenditures
Amount $183.58 million (2004)
Percent of GDP 10.6% (2004)

Angola's military is called the FAA, the Portuguese acronym for Angolan Armed Forces, headed by a Chief of Staff who reports to the Minister of Defense.

There are three divisions--the Army, Navy (Marinha de Guerra, MdG), and Air and Air Defense Forces (FAPA). Total manpower is about 110,000. The army is by far the largest of the services with about 100,000 men and women. The Navy numbers about 3,000 and operates several small patrol craft and barges. Air force personnel total about 7,000; its equipment includes Russian-manufactured fighters and transport planes.

A small number of FAA personnel are stationed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville).

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