Military: Bahamas, The

Military branches:

Royal Bahamas Defense Force: Land Force, Navy, Air Wing (2011)

Military service age and obligation:

18 years of age for voluntary male and female service; no conscription (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 85,568 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 63,429

females age 16-49: 64,645 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 2,829

female: 2,750 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world:  157   

Transnational Issues: Bahamas, The

Disputes - international:

disagrees with the US on the alignment of the northern axis of a potential maritime boundary

Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for cocaine and marijuana bound for US and Europe; offshore financial center