Military of Angola

Angola's military is called the FAA, the Portuguese acronym for Angolan Armed Forces, headed by a Chief of Staff who reports to the Minister of Defense. There are three divisions--the Army, Navy, Air Force. Total manpower is about 110,000. The army is by far the largest of the services with about 100,000 men and women. The navy numbers about 3,000 and operates several small patrol craft and barges. Air force personnel total about 7,000; its equipment includes Russian-manufactured fighters and transport planes. A small number of FAA personnel are stationed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville).

Military branches: Army, Navy, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Police Force

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower - availability:

  • males age 15-49: 2,568,082 (2003 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
  • males age 15-49: 11,290,884 (2003 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
  • males: 109,752 (2003 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $222.7 million (FY02)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 5.4% (FY02)

Reference

Much of the material in this article comes from the CIA World Factbook 2003 and the 2003 U.S. Department of State website.

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