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Published: 13 Mar 2010 14:01:16 PST
Military branches:   
Royal Thai Army (Kongthap Bok Thai, RTA), Royal Thai Navy (Kongthap Ruea Thai, RTN, includes Royal Thai Marine Corps), Royal Thai Air Force (Kongthap Agard Thai, RTAF) (2010)
Military service age and obligation:   
21 years of age for compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary military service; males are registered at 18 years of age; 2-year conscript service obligation (2009)
Manpower available for military service:   
males age 16-49: 17,689,921
females age 16-49: 17,754,795 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military service:   
males age 16-49: 13,308,372
females age 16-49: 14,182,567 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:   
male: 533,424
female: 509,780 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures:   
1.8% of GDP (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 82
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