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  •  Germany's Federal Defense Forces (0+ / 0-)
    The Bundeswehr is divided into a military part (armed forces or Streitkräfte) and a civil part with the armed forces administration (Wehrverwaltung), the federal bureau of procurement (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung) and the federal bureau for information management and information technology of the Bundeswehr (Bundesamt für Informationsmanagement und Informationstechnik der Bundeswehr, sometimes abbreviated as IT-AmtBw).

    The military part of the federal defense force consists of Army (Heer), Navy (Marine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), Joint Support Service (Streitkräftebasis), and Central Medical Services (Zentraler Sanitätsdienst) branches.

    Budget € 31.1 billion (FY09)
    Percent of GDP 1.5% (FY09)

    That's about $50 billion/year for the German Army, Navy, and Air Force combined.

    The Bundeswehr currently has 247,100 active troops.[dated info]

     Of these, 188,112 are professional soldiers, 25,566 18–25-year-old conscripts,[dated info] who used to serve for at least six months,[4] until conscription was ended in January 2011, and 33,417 Volunteer conscripts serving a longer military service.[5][dead link]

    In addition the Bundeswehr has approximately 350,000 reserve personnel.

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