Military of the Netherlands

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The military of the Netherlands is composed of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, including the Naval Air Service and Marine Corps. It also includes the Royal Constabulary. Actual conscription for males has been abandonded since 1996. All functions are open to women.

Military manpower - military age: 19 years of age (conscription) 17 years (voluntary/professional)

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 3,557,918 (2005 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 2,856,691 (2005 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 99,934 (2005 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: US$9.408 billion (2004)

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