Military of Tunisia

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Tunisia Armed Forces
Military manpower
Military age20 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 12 months; 18 years of age for voluntary military service (2004)
Availabilitymales age 20-49 : 2,441,741
females age 20-49 : 2,406,362
(2005 est.)
Fit for military servicemales : 2,035,431
females : 2,000,757
(2005 est.)
Reaching military age annuallymales : 108,817
females : 103,087
(2005 est.)
Active troops35,000 (Ranked 77th)
Military expenditures
Dollar figure$356 million (FY99)
Percent of GDP1.5% (FY99)

Military branches
The Tunisian Armed Forces consist of the :

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force

Arms & Security Assistance
US: Arms Transfers: Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft (2002)
Italy : Arms Transfers: Alenia G.222 aircraft (2003)
Germany: Arms Transfers: Type 143 MFPBs (2004)
Spain: Arms Transfers: Barcelo PBs (2005)
US: Assistance: $4 million military aid (2005)
Czech Republic: Arms Transfers: L-95 aircraft upgrade (2005)

Defense Production
Naval Craft: 20 Meter patrol craft, with assistance from South Korea

Nuclear capability
No known nuclear activity. Signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

Chemical weapons and protective equipment
No known CW activities. Party to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

Biological weapons
No known BW activities. Party to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)

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