Military:  MALAWI

Military branches:

Malawi Defense Forces (MDF): Army (includes Air Wing, Marine Unit) (2012)

Military service age and obligation:

18 years of age for voluntary military service; standard obligation is 2 years of active duty and 5 years reserve service (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 3,514,809 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 2,132,909

females age 16-49: 2,043,925 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 183,683

female: 183,028 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 146

Transnational Issues:  MALAWI

Disputes - international:

disputes with Tanzania over the boundary in Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) and the meandering Songwe River remain dormant