Military:  Gabon

Military branches:

Gabonese Defense Forces (Forces de Defense Gabonaise): Land Force (Force Terrestre), Gabonese Navy (Marine Gabonaise), Gabonese Air Forces (Forces Aerienne Gabonaises, FAG) (2012)

Military service age and obligation:

20 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 350,640

females age 16-49: 351,718 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 202,404

females age 16-49: 195,389 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 17,638

female: 17,614 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 82

Transnational Issues:  Gabon

Disputes - international:

UN urges Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to resolve the sovereignty dispute over Gabon-occupied Mbane Island and lesser islands and to establish a maritime boundary in hydrocarbon-rich Corisco Bay