Finland Military and Security System


Finland Military expenditures:

1.29% of GDP (2019)

1.23% of GDP (2018)

1.26% of GDP (2017)

1.31% of GDP (2016)

1.29% of GDP (2015)

country comparison to the world: 91

Finland Military branches:

Finnish Defense Forces (FDF): Army (Puolustusvoimat), Navy (Merivoimat, includes Coastal Defense Forces), Air Force (Ilmavoimat) (2016)

Finland Military service age and obligation:

all Finnish men are called-up for military service the year they turn 18; at 18, women may volunteer for military service; service obligation 6-12 months; individuals enter the reserve upon completing their initial obligation; military obligation to age 60 (2016)

Data for Educational Purpose Only.


The World Factbook 2016-17. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2016.

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