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    Azerbaijan Military 1997

      Military branches Army, Navy, Air and Air Defense Forces, Border Guards

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49 : 1,982,747 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 1,596,087 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 69,524 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure 33.5 billion manats (1994); note - conversion of defense expendituresinto US dollars using the current exchange rate could produce misleading results

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP NA%

      Disputes - international Armenia supports ethnic Armenians in the Nagorno-Karabakh region ofAzerbaijan in the longstanding, separatist conflict against the AzerbaijaniGovernment; Caspian Sea boundaries are not yet determined among Azerbaijan,Iran, Kazakstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan

      Illicit drugs limited cultivation of cannabis and opium poppy, mostly for CIS consumption;limited government eradication program; transshipment point for opiates toWestern Europe

      NOTE: The information regarding Azerbaijan on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Azerbaijan Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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