Military:  MALTA

Military branches:

Armed Forces of Malta (AFM; includes land, maritime, and air elements) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:

17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2013)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 95,499

females age 16-49: 90,919 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 79,645

females age 16-49: 75,684 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 2,554

female: 2,385 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

0% of GDP (2012)

country comparison to the world: 173

Transnational Issues:  MALTA

Disputes - international:


Refugees and internally displaced persons:

refugees (country of origin): 5,041 Somalia (2012)

Illicit drugs:

minor transshipment point for hashish from North Africa to Western Europe